After contact by mail / zoom/skype, a free quotation detailing the work to be achieved, deadlines, charges, means of delivering information etc will be made.
If accepted, the signed quotation should be returned by the client who will pay a 30% deposit.
To facilitate the research work, the client is required to provide copies of all documents in his possession (by mail or email).
Work will begin after reception of the deposit.
Progress of work will be communicated on a regular basis.
I have an obligation of means not of results. i.e. I have to make everything I can to find a document but I don’t have to find it ( for example, it might not exist anymore). The payment can be reduced if the case where no archives are found.
Final results are communicated in a form chosen when establishing the contract. For example, of a printed or pdf document + Copy of the archives documents per ancestors via dropbox /USB keys. In all cases, all archives references consulted and/or used will be mentioned. The documents can include geographical maps, an index of names etc. It will also underline gaps and shortcomings in the research.
As a professional genealogist, I work on strict confidentiality basis.
Details of all these steps to be made available in the contract.
Hourly rate : 30 €
A day of work : 200 €
A week : 800 €
No VAT (art 293 B of the French Tax code)
If necessary, accommodation and transport fees are based on real costs with a minimum of 70 €/night for Hotels.