Research fees for german ancestors, family research, genealogy and ancestry in archives and church archives in Germany
We search for your German ancestors! Search for documents needed for genealogy or during an application for German citizenship; research will be conducted in in public or church archives.
If the exact dates (birthday, wedding, death) are unknown, we will have to conduct the necessary research. We have access to various archives in Germany. The more information you can provide, the sooner we will be able to find the respective documents. In case you already have some documents related to your case, even though they may seem irrelevant to you, you should send those via E-Mail or fax. Useful hints can sometimes be found in such documents.
Using the respective archives to process your request is not free of charge.
Fees depend on the respective archive and the time required for research.
In general, fees will usually be between $65 and $145.
We will send you an invoice for a pre-payment of $85 plus the fees for the document(s). The first document will be invoiced at $75, every additional document will be invoiced at $42.
The further we have to go back to the past to find the data about the person in question, the more complex any search for documents may become.
In many cases, several archives are involved when the search is about family documents.
Important note! If the search in archives is not successful, archives will not reimburse the pre-paid fees. Any search that does not lead to a result will therefore require archive fees.
We will, however, reimburse you for fees which have been pre-paid for documents that could not be found.
Example for fees:
You are looking for the birth certificate of your great-grandfather who was born in Frankfurt, most likely between 1908 and 1910
Fee for the first document:
plus pre-payment of archive fees (nonrefundable):
f the pre-payment of $85 does not cover the final archive fees, we will notify you. In most cases, however, the pre-payment should cover the costs.
You can order the document you are looking for on our website now or you can send an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will send you an additional invoice for search fees via PayPal. You can also pay by credit card on our secure payment site which we will provide afterwards.
Please note: This detailed documents can only be obtained as a register entry in German.Please enter in your order under “Further information about your request” that you need the documents for genealogical research.