What do you really want to know? 

My current rate is $75.00 per hour with a five-hour minimum.

You are provided with a contract that states what the project is

and what the report goals are. This allows you to be assured that

I understand what you want and how much you want to spend.

All reports contain an executive summary; research notes, and

exhibits with sources cited.

The most frequent question I get is, "How many hours will this

take?" Families grow exponentially every generation we go

back. Research must begin a point where the lineage is proved

so time is not wasted on the study of incorrect ancestral lines.

Without knowledge of the number of generations to be researched

or the number of records that must be found and studied (not to

mention record gaps)—this question cannot be answered—only

roughly estimated in segments. This unknown variable is the best

reason to have a contract. 

A sample contract is provided here.