READY TO BEGIN?
Starting the journey
- Tell us as much as you can about the ancestor(s) you want us to “chase”.
- Decide the specific task(s) you would like us to undertake.
- Identify specific ancestry goals and/or problems you hope we can answer.
We cannot guarantee that we will find all the information you are seeking, but we can usually trace ancestors for the period of time they have been in the U.S. and find out where they lived before emigrating.
Our Fees & Product
Our initial fee to begin a search is $400. For this, we will use our experience and skills to spend ten (10) hours researching your ancestor(s) records (birth, censuses, death, etc.).
After we provide our initial report, if you so choose, we will continue researching at the rate of $200 for each additional five (5) hours of research time.
After 10 hours of research we will email an update report telling you what we have found out about your ancestor(s). We will provide you a detailed report in a three-ring binder or spiral-bound booklet including a family tree and copies of records (births, deaths, censuses, military service, etc.) by postal mail. One presentation-ready copy is provided as part of the $400 fee. Additional presentation copies can be purchased for $50 each.
Other fee structures can be arranged depending on the type of search you would like us to conduct.
Chasing Irish Ancestors: A special area of interest for Old Friends Genealogy
By the end of 2018, we will have made eight trips to Ireland in the past eight years. During these trips we have been able to gather information, knowledge, and history for our clients unable to make the trip on their own.
Services We Provide
- Make every effort to determin where your Irish emigrants lived in Ireland and provide maps of their townlands so you can "walk in their footsteps" when you travel to Ireland
- If you do not plan to travel to Ireland, then we may be able to visit your ancestor's home townland on your behalf on one of our trips. We make connections in advance, take photos (where your ancestor(s) lived, churches, graveyards, important buildings, etc.), and provide you with a CD with photos and written descriptions for all photos.
- Guide individuals through the application process to become an Irish citizen. If you have a grandparent who was born in Ireland, then you qualify! We can help you gather together all certified documents (birth, marriage, and death records) required.
Fees for these special services will vary depending on how much information you already have regarding your Irish ancestors. A fee will be mutually agreed upon before we begin searching.