Fees and Payment

Following a free initial consultation and assessment Search East charges £20 per hour. Based in Cambridgeshire, Search East does not charge travel expenses within a 20 mile radius of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

For family history research a professionally written report and digital photographs are included in the fee. Costs of obtaining birth, marriage and death certificates are charged extra. These and any other expenses, will be detailed in advance.

Extra costs include the following:

  • GRO Certificates of Birth, Marriage and Death (1837 onwards) of your ancestors or others in your family tree are £9.25 each
  • Post-1858 English & Welsh Wills, Grants of Probate and Administrations £10
  • Photocopying  as priced in the relevant Archive or Record Centre
  • Postage at standard Royal Mail rates

Please see also Terms of Service.

Once a program of work has been completed an appropriate invoice will be issued for payment. You will be asked to pay on invoice.

Please note Search East retains the right to withhold research findings and documents until full payment has been received.

Payments by credit card are processed through PayPal. The Client does not need to have a PayPal account for this. This is a fast, easy, secure form of payment. Search East does not charge extra for PayPal payments.