Regarding genealogical research there is always the problem where to start and where to end. And when to end. Or if the investigation  is leading somewhere at all.
That is why we would like to discuss the options with you – before we really begin.
 
Some questions require several hours of research, before they can be answered in a serious and detailed manner. In this case, we often propose a  "research before the research" for a total amount of 50 € + VAT.
 
This is basically an inquiry to find out, which ways and means of research could be especially tailored to solving your problem within a reasonable timeframe and for a reasonable price or if we feel that it is possibly a waste of your money.
You will be able to take a decision on the basis of our recommendation.
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Our prices (Prices without VAT 19 %):
 
Tariff "office": 40 € /hour
(Internet-research, documentation, correspondence)
Civil status documents (registry offices, archives, parishes: 
Ordering a record - 40 €
Translating a record - 40 
"Deciphering" or transcribing a record - from 40 €, depending on complexity
 
Tariff "archives": 50  /hour
Researches in archives, libraries, museums, etc.
+ external costs (costs for archives, traveling expenses, copy costs, etc.)
 
Tariff "outdoor": 60  /hour
(City guide, interviews, taking photos and documentation by camera, representations, accompaniments, organizations)
+ external costs (costs for archives, traveling expenses, copy costs, tickets, fees etc.) 
 
Tariff "investigation": 40 to 120  /hour - by value of the estate
(Heritage investigations for administrators of estates, lawyers and notaries, courts, assistance for genealogists and heir search companies)
+ external costs (costs for archives, traveling expenses, copy costs etc.)  
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External costs (cost for archives, travelling expenses, postal charges etc.) :  
These costs are not included in my charge and will reflect actual prices. They are added to the costs but will be billed separately. 
 
Cost for archives in Germany:
Services of archives in Germany always involve costs, which - depending on archives - can vary considerably. Some archives bill only 7 to 15 €  - e.g. for the issuance of a certificate. Other archives, however, calculate 10 to 50 € in search fees per half hour.
Should genialogic-creative research and more not be able to investigate the problem itself, one of the specialists from our professional network will perform the search locally to the favorable conditions of genialogic.
                                       
Traveling expenses
Costs for tickets inside of the city of Munich will not be billed.
Should travelling outside Munich become necessary, we will charge 0,40 €  per kilometer when using a car – alternatively the actual cost for a train - or a plane ticket.
A reasonable flat rate per overnight-stay will be charged.
 
Mehrwertsteuer  
The VAT will be added according to the currently applicable guidelines in Germany (19 %) 
 
In the beginning of a project we may ask for a down payment, which will be negotiable.