FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions. Please read prior to selecting from the options below.

Q: HOW MUCH DOES A SEARCH COST?
Our pricing is based on the size and scope of the work. Typically, when you hire a professional genealogist to do a search, you’re paying for their time and expertise, not for any given number of records or to add a specific number of generations to your tree.

The reason why we bill hourly, instead of per record or per generation, is simple: No two searches are exactly alike. What takes 4 hours in one search may only take 2 in another, or vice versa; so we feel the fairest way to bill is by time.

Our minimum is 10 hours. We can do a family history search (or project) for any amount of hours, as long as the minimum is met. If you have a specific goal and/or budget in mind, you can select the amount of hours you feel are appropriate from the individual hours menu below, or choose from one of our ready-made packages underneath.

Q: HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD I GET?
That depends on how big your goals are. Obviously, it will take more time to get 300 years of history than it will to just add 2 or 3 generations. We are updating the examples section, so please contact us for a consultation in the meantime.

If you’d like a custom quote or have any questions, please contact us to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

NIAF MEMBERS: We are proud to announce that the NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) has selected Roots in the Boot as their exclusive genealogy partner. We are now offering exclusive discounts on services to all NIAF members.

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10 Hours – Price = $750  NIAF Members 10% off
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15 Hours – Price = $1,125 
NIAF Members 10% off
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20 Hours – Price = $1,500 
NIAF Members 10% off
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25 Hours – Price = $2,250 
NIAF Members 10% off
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30 Hours – Price = $2,625 
NIAF Members 10% off