FAMILY TREES: (primary service)
$500 advance retainer for a one time session — $50 an hour hourly rate.
This price includes the one time only $60 application fee to review your starting info, check resources available for the location, and plan research strategy.
If you are staying to have a full book done, or at least a three-month session, the price drops to $399/month after the first month.
DISCOVER YOUR TOWN OF ORIGIN: $598 per session
We have a high success rate and “due diligence” will be applied, with the best effort possible given. We will find it something like 8 out 10 times But occasionally some cases are very difficult, especially where the starting date is before the existence of civil records, in earlier centuries. It may take a very long while to accomplish in some situations, and of course there is no guarantee it can be done. But we are pretty experienced at the systematic effort this sort of quest takes.
$125 each (for genealogy) Allow 4-6 weeks, some towns longer
If the search is negative, we will usually be able to present an email or letter from the town to prove the search was done. We are paid for our time to file the request, not guaranteed results if a document is not where you expected it to be. There are no refunds once a request has been submitted to a town hall. If you want to search a different town or time period, this requires a new payment. (read more) https://wordpress.com/page/pallantecenter.wordpress.com/75
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TRANSLATION SERVICES: Latin or Italian.
Typically $50.00 a page. Sometimes outsourced to language experts.
(An estimate would be obtained in advance and would be similar)
Onsite research is best used for towns that have not been microfilmed, parish records from a church, tombstone research at a cemetery, village photos (free with most pkgs). Onsite work is usually a one day project done by a researcher in Italy. Please note that less can be done in person than by microfilm (when microfilms exist for a town). The Pallante Center can search microfilms when they exist (instead of onsite research). But sometimes onsite is the only way.
Churches, town halls, cemeteries – Each case is unique. Cost depends on the individual researcher and his/her location in relation to the site. Expect a min. 50 euros an hour plus their expenses.
Afterwards, additional processing fees may apply, especially if much was found. The new information must be sorted, labeled and processed in order to generate family groups and charts before delivery so that the client can understand what they have received. Additional hours billed at $50/hour. A typical project may be about $750 to $800 or so, variable by region. Payments are accepted by personal check only when a third party is involved. The $60 application fee may be made by PayPal or credit card. This will get your appointment set up, which will be set at least two weeks away to allow time for your check to arrive.