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Fees and Estimates

Each Research is different, since there are so many factors involved in a research, among them the correctness of starting data, availability of records, the expenses involved in collecting the information, the cost of copies or photographs, the frequency or rarity of surnames, and other unforeseeable conditions.

Certificates for Citizenship

The service, if no research is necessary, will cost about 100 Euro including shipment to your address. If the dates of birth or marriage you have are uncertain, research will be necessary and you will receive an estimate.

Finding Relatives

The service may involve different procedures: research in archives, in the place of origin, visit the cemetery, write letters to residents or telephone. Fees from 150 Euro.

Preliminary Stages of a Research

You need to collect all possible information available to you from documents, records, family, and inform the researcher of your priorities; from your data, the researcher in Italy will evaluate what is feasible and provide you with an itemized estimate, according to:
  • What records are available in State Archives.
  • What information can only be obtained on the place of origin (commune, parish, cemetery, residents).
  • How far back it may be possible to research.
  • Possibilities of finding relatives.
  • Expenses involved

Research in the Civil Records

Civil Records are available, for some places and periods also online, for the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies back to 1809, for Central and Northern Italy from 1870-80 onwards. The fees involve copies of all documents and a report in English, a chart and upload of images or shipment of original certificates. After your contact, the researcher will study the availability of resources, your aims, the information you already have, and will supply an estimate of the fees involved and time. The table below shows a range of possibilities.

Paternal line without siblings

  • 1809 to 1928: € 550
  • 1809 to 1910: € 400
  • 1809 to 1900: € 300
  • 1809 to 1865: € 230
  • 1866 to 1900: € 200

Paternal line with ALL siblings

  • 1809 to 1928: € 850
  • 1809 to 1910: € 650
  • 1809 to 1900: € 550
  • 1809 to 1865: € 400
  • 1866 to 1900: € 400

Very large place

  • 1809 to 1928: € +100 >250
  • 1809 to 1910: € +100 >180
  • 1809 to 1900: € +80 >130
  • 1809 to 1865: € +50 >100
  • 1866 to 1900: € + 50 >100

Very common surname

  • 1809 to 1928: € +100 >150
  • 1809 to 1910: € +50 >100
  • 1809 to 1900: € +50 >100
  • 1809 to 1865: € +50
  • 1866 to 1900: € +50