Research and travel
(ten hour minimum)
Any time spent on your project, including:

  • On-site research
  • Online research
  • Making translations, transcriptions, abstracts
  • Analysis
  • Reporting
  • Research planning
  • Consulting
  • Communication with client, including in-person, telephone, Skype, or email consultations
  • Writing family histories
  • Travel time to visit repositories or meet clients
  • Helping clients prepare for visits and creating itineraries
  • Providing guided tours of ancestral locations
€95 per hour
including taxes
Travel expenses in the Netherlands
[Note: no on-site research at the moment due to COVID-19]
  • Gas
  • Public Transportation
  • Parking
Included in research fee
Other expenses
  • Photocopies
  • Shipping
  • Microfilm rental
  • Pay-per-view websites
Billed at cost
Speaking engagements
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Webinars
  • Classes
Negotiated on per-case basis.

A 25% retainer is required for each project. The rest is payable upon completion. Payments are through PayPal, so you can use any creditcard and some debit cards to pay.

How we work

Yvette HoitinkResearch projects are divided into phases of ten to twenty hours, where the client and Dutch Genealogy Services first agree on the goals for that phase and a maximum number of hours authorized. At the end of the phase, you will receive a PDF report with the findings and scans of any original records consulted during the phase. Since we do not know what we will find, there are no guarantees that the research will achieve all the goals in one phase. You will be charged for the actual time spent, up to the maximum number of hours that were authorized, plus expenses.

Travel time is billed at the regular rate (see above). Travel expenses in the Netherlands (gas, train tickets, parking) are not charged but are included in the rate. Where possible, trips to repositories will be combined for clients who require research in the same facility, reducing the travel time charged per client.

Other expenses such as photocopies, shipping, international phone calls, microfilm rental or pay-per-view websites will be billed at cost. Expenses that are over 10% of the authorized research fee will be discussed first.