Our Rates & Fees

ManyRoads’ genealogy fees are designed to be simple, streamlined and affordable. We will not perform work without first establishing a mutual and clear understanding of deliverables, costs and cost-ceilings. We will neither waste your time nor your monies. Like you, when we  hire consultants, we expect reliable, honest service.

Those areas where we most often help our clients are enumerated on our
Expertise, Associations & Membership page.

ManyRoads is up-front, explicit and professional.  We do not charge you while we learn.  Any project related learning or knowledge expansion that may be required to successfully conduct your work is absorbed by us.  We only invoice and bill for the time we spend conducting/ performing research, analysis, or ‘delivery’ of your ‘project’ work.

North America
Germany, Prussia, Norway, Sweden, other European
All project engagements are quoted on an individual, case-by-case basis. We neither promise that which we are unable to deliver, nor do we attempt to research that which we do not understand. Project estimates may, at your preference, be offered on either a:

  • not to exceed” or
  • fixed fee” base.
Custom United States record searches or research
$20-50.00 per hour
Custom International record searches or research
$20-50.00 per hour
Quick Searches: we match or better Progenealogists’ costs/ charges Translations from $0.10 per final English word
Other Fees
Microfiche or Documents
required for research
At cost
Copies At cost
Scans At-cost, sent to you via e-mail attachment.
Shipping and Handling At cost for USPS 1st Class or Priority Envelope
At cost for USPS Priority Box (Canada & Mexico)
At cost for USPS Priority Box (All Other Countries)
At cost for “Next Day” or Express, and FedEx shipments
Please contact us with any questions.

These rates are effective on orders placed after 1 August 2010.


  1. Bob Fleege
    16 October, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    Hello, I am in the process of creating a multi-family webstie and after experimenting with On-line programs like ancestry.com, software like MacFamilyTree, WordPress Plugins, etc… I came across your website. It is exactly what I had envision and is the first one I’ve come across that has accomplished what you have using WordPresss. GREAT JOB! So I hope you don’t mind if I pattern my site after yours. I’ve had TNG working with wordpress in the pass but for some reason I am struggling with it at this stage. What would you charge to go into my site and get TNG up and runing? One question, if you get it set up can I still go back into the file and assign branches to individuals and will those changes automatically be reflected in the site? I have built two rather basic websites so I know just enough to get in over my head. Thank you. Bob Fleege, Ames, IA

  2. Mark Rabideau
    16 October, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    Hi Bob

    Feel free to go ahead and copy the site design Bob.


  3. mili
    17 February, 2015 @ 3:24 pm

    Hi 🙂 what is your email address? will you be able to help us find our grandfather and grandmother documents? we recently found my Mother’s birth certificate in Ulm, Germany and we were shocked to find out that the biological father of my mother was not the one we thought all this years? kindly, if you write me your email I will send you all relevant info & pls let us know how much will it costs?
    thanks ,

  4. Mark Rabideau
    17 February, 2015 @ 4:58 pm

  5. angiemflanagan
    1 March, 2016 @ 8:08 am

    Hi Bob!

    I wondered if you might be able to point me in the right direction.

    I am writing a novel based during the first world war. One of the characters is a young (18 year old) German soldier. I have an idea I’d like to research…I’d like the German soldier to be someone who spent his childhood in the United States and speaks English well enough to assume the identity of a dead American soldier to get out of the war…would you be able/willing to point me in the right direction of where to research information such a reverse immigration back into German states from the US before 1914…?!?! I thought perhaps he might be part of a family that had immigrated to the US, came back to Germany for some reason… and got stuck once war broke out. I’m not sure how realistic that would be or what might motivate a return to the home country in that era…Any books or websites would be helpful if you wouldn’t mind sharing!

    Thanks for your time

    Angie Flanagan

  6. Mark Rabideau
    1 March, 2016 @ 8:34 am

    Hi Angie (btw. I am Mark) Off-hand I do not really have any ‘precise’ pointers for you. I recommend you check the libraries here on ManyRoads and the German Help page with its links and tips. Perhaps you will find something helpful there. If you want to discuss funding a precise search, I am happy to do that as well.


  7. angiemflanagan
    1 March, 2016 @ 8:42 am

    Excellent. I tried to send you an email, but it bounced back. I’d love to discuss!

  8. angiemflanagan
    1 March, 2016 @ 8:42 am

    And sorry, Mark!!!!

  9. Mark Rabideau
    2 March, 2016 @ 8:15 am

  10. angiemflanagan
    2 March, 2016 @ 8:17 am


  11. Mary Jensen
    6 July, 2016 @ 10:36 pm

    Angie, my grandfather’s WWI story isn’t what you describe but it might give you some ideas. His father immigrated to Ohio from Germany about 1880. He was born in Ohio, but they still spoke German in the home. He spoke and wrote English at school. His fiance (my grandmother) immigrated from Germany to Ohio in 1911. They were engaged when WWI broke out, but not yet married. They courted in a mixture of German and English. He was obviously fluent in both American English and German. When he enlisted in WWI, he was put in an intelligence unit. During the war, he was dropped by parachute in Germany behind the German lines. There he posed as a German to gather intelligence. In the process, he was caught behind German lines during a mustard gas attack and his lungs got damaged. When they got him out, he came back to Ohio and married my grandmother. My grandmother told me about how anyone of German looks and definitely who spoke German well was treated like trash by most Americans after the war broke out and even right before the war. That can be quite a shock for an immigrant and can be a reason for going back to the old country. My husband’s great grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Denmark. When his wife died here in the U.S., he married another Danish immigrant. After a few years they went back to Denmark. His new wife was young and the brother she immigrated with died of cholera after coming to the US leaving her without any family here. My husband’s great grandfather was about 50 when his whole family immigrated. His sons were young and learned the new language easily and were strong and could get jobs on the railroad where strength was all that was needed to earn a living. He was older and learning a new language was hard. When his wife died and his children dispersed to follow the railroad jobs, he was left by himself not knowing the language here and it wasn’t easy for him to learn. He was too old to do unskilled labor and in the midwest there wasn’t much use for his former Danish fishing skills. So he found a young Danish wife who was all alone and longing for home and they went home together to Denmark where he lived out his days with his second family. Those reasons could transfer to Germans as well. Also, on my mothers side, one of the young immigrants went home to Germany to settle his parent’s estate after they died. That might work too. Just some ideas.

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