You are commissioning professional services from Origins Research Network as it relates to research or family history. A genealogist manages research projects and compiles family histories and genealogies for clients, whereas the record agent specialises in the research of specific records and/or the holdings of specific archives.
Rachel’s research interests include (but are not limited to):
Probate Genealogy; Genetic Genealogy; Adoption; Mixed-Race Ancestry; The Holocaust and Genocide; European History; German Language and History; Irish History; Sikh Migration Patterns in Australia since the Turn of the 20th Century; Soviet Era History, in particular Pre- and Post-World War II Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian Migration Patterns; The Regions of Gippsland and East Gippsland in Victoria, with a particular emphasis on Rachel’s hometown of Bairnsdale.
Fees are charged on the basis of time spent and costs involved in handling the project request including analysis of the problems, researching records, assessing the results, preparing reports, and payment of expenses incurred on behalf of the client. Clients are billed for time spent conducting the research which may result in no documents or information being discovered. Payment for these services is not contingent upon the outcome of any matter. A reputable genealogist cannot and will not make promises.
Because it is difficult to determine the exact cost of genealogical research in advance due to the variations in scope and complexity of each project request, Origins Research Network offers a free one-hour initial consultation after which the client will be provided with a no-obligation quote. Any subsequent research will be performed in accordance with prevailing professional standards in genealogy, as well as the Codes of Ethics of the Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents and the Association of Professional Genealogists.