Our Family Bio: Genealogical Services

Document and vital records searches (Central Virginia):

Repositories include: Library of Virginia; Virginia Historical Society; Richmond City, Chesterfield, Hanover, Powhatan, Amelia, and Henrico Counties Courthouses; Valentine Museum; local historical/genealogical societies.

Pedigree Charts:

  • Standard retainer for approximately 6 hours (generally to immigrant ancestors or 4/5 generations)
  • Additional fees for pedigree chart creation before 1850.

Lineage Societies: (DAR, SAR, Mayflower, Huguenot, etc.)

  • Provide evidence through qualifying records of lineal relationships to a specific ancestor
  • Client must provide birth/marriage/death records for self, spouses/partners, and biological parents, as well as birth/marriage/death information on biological grandparents, before research begins.
  • If no specific ancestor is known, see “Pedigree Chart Creation.”
  • Application preparation is not offered. See the lineage society for assistance.

Research Projects:

  • Retainer includes 4 hours of research and initial research report
  • Initial report will include recommendations for further research, after which new contracts for further research are negotiated.
  • Research expenses may include, but aren’t limited to mileage, parking, repository fees, copies, postage, certificate fees, travel expenses including transportation, hotels, and car rentals.

DNA Testing for Genealogy:

  • Two hour initial consultations
  • Testing kit management
  • Adoption/Unknown parent searches: per case basis
  • Note: these are consulting fees and do not include the costs of DNA tests