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Secondly, you'll have to work on it No matter how much you ultimately pay if you entrust a researcher with the archive work, you'll have to work on it hard to assemble, reconstruct and connect.
Thirdly, be ready to say it's enough - You must realize that sooner or later research will stop, because no more records will be available, or expected results very scanty.
Last, but not least... Do not expect to find a Baron waiting for you in the mist of the Middle Ages: the aristocracy was statistically a very small percentage of the population and often a very bad beast, exploiting the blood and sweat of the poor, religious, courageous and illiterate peasants that were the ancestors of most of us. It was them that kept the traditions, wrote the songs, passed on the recipes and for whom the frescoes in the churches were made.
Most European aristocracy is extinct, because of genetic faults or psychological weakness, while the great-grandchildren of the "bracciali" and "cafoni" are studying in the colleges, obtaining awards, writing poems, raising beautiful kids that will reach the stars and who knows what else.