Hourly Research with Discounts Available for Society Members



I charge a minimum of $25 for document retrieval, because I have to pay for the document.

I charge $50 an hour for research; the first hour is free, so that I can review your notes, and determine if I can help you. I will document all hours logged, and the research done during that time.

If you are a member of one of the societies in WNY, I can offer you a member discount of $40 per hour.

I require a minimum down payment of two hours. If I have found nothing in that time, I will notify you, and you can determine how you would like to proceed. There is not a refund if nothing is available. I will send you documentation on where I searched, so if you decide to proceed in the future, you do not duplicate the work.

$50.00 /hour + expenses

Retainer upfront; Balance due on completion


Buffalo, New York


Buffalo And Erie County Public Library

Buffalo New York Family History Center

Erie County Cerk's Office

Erie County Rath Building

Hamburg Public Library

June P. Zintz Memorial Library

Orchard Park Public Library

Town of North Collins Public Library

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Messaging is definitely the easiest way to get in touch with me, as I also own a hops farm. The more information you can provide as a starting point, the better off we are! I hope I can take my passion for doing this work, and help you to learn a little about yourself, as well as the Western NY area.

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