Effective 01 January 2004

Fee Schedule for personal research assignments.

Deutsche Version

Basically, we charge for our time, for fees incurred and for our travel expenses.

Labour is charged at a rate of € (Euros) 30. per hour [approx. US$ 36. per hour]

Expenses, such as archive fees, admissions, parking etc. are charged at cost.

Entrance fees payable to parish archives: € 5. up to 4 hours [approx. US$ 6.]
Entrance fees payable to parish archives: € 10. in excess of 4 hrs. [approx. US$ 12.]

For travel we charge flat fees rather than for actual time on the road:

€ 25. [approx. US$ 31.] for travel to Norder-Dithmarschen, Itzehoe
€ 40. [approx. US$ 50.] for travel to Neumuenster, Schleswig, Eckernfoerde, Kiel
€ 50. [approx. US$ 62.] for travel to Kappeln, Husum, Elmshorn
€ 60. [approx. US$ 75.] for travel to Segeberg, Rissen
€ 70. [approx. US$ 85.] for travel to Neustadt, Gleschendorf (Eutin)
€ 80. [approx. US$ 100.] for travel to Ratzeburg, Luebeck
For locations not mentioned above please request flat fee travel quotations.

Photo copies are charged at € 3. each [approx. US$ 3.70]
Postage for mail sent reports or copies = US$ 10 - US$ 20

General business conditions

An advance payment of not less than US$ 50. is requested (as personal check).
Payment will also be required if our research is not successful !
After you have received my invoice for the research, I ask you to forward a regular bank check (personal check) via airmail as payment.
I M P O R T A N T :  After I have received your final payment, I send the report within 10 to 15 days.

Alternate Tariff (A)

Instead of an hourly charge (€ 30.p.h.) we are prepared to bill you based on the results of our research. In that case our fees would be as follows:

- per copy of a parish record (baptism, marriage, funeral) with an English translation € 15 [approx. US$ 18.]
- expenses incurred, e.g. archive fees, admissions, parking will be billed at cost;
- travel expenses as per above mentioned tariff;
- photo copies are charged at € 3. each [approx. US$ 3.50]
- postage for mail sent reports or copies = US$ 10 - US$ 20

This alternate tariff is only applicable pending our written agreement before the assignment is undertaken. See at the general business conditions too!

Alternate Tariff (B)

Research in the parish office of RENDSBURG.
As archivar of the parish of Rendsburg (parish records only) I charge for research in the official records of the parishes of Rendsburg in accordance with the prescribed tariffs of the Church of the Northern Elbe District, e.g.

€ 15. [approx. US$ 18.] for each half an hour or portion thereof, plus € 2. [approx. US$ 2.50] for domestic mail deliveries, plus a fee of € 10. [approx. US$ 12.] for cashing your personal check. Travel expenses do not apply. Postage for mail sent reports or copies = US$ 10 - US$ 20. See at the general business conditions too!

Research in the parish office of Suederdithmarschen.
As archivar of the parish of Suederdithmarschen (parish records only) I charge for research in the official parish books of the parish of Suederdithmarschen in accordance with the prescribed tariffs of the Church of the district of North-Elbe, e.g.

€ 15. [approx. US$ 18.] for each half hour or portion thereof plus € 2. [approx. US$ 2.50] for domestic mail deliveries, plus a fee of € 10. [approx. US$ 12.] for cashing your personal check. Travel expenses do not apply. Postage for mail sent reports or copies = US$ 10 - US$ 20. See at the general business conditions too!

Research in other archives:

Research in the Provincial Archives of Schleswig:

€ 40. [approx. US$ 50] travel expense plus office work at € 30. [approx. US$ 36] per hour
Postage for mail sent reports or copies = US$ 10 - US$ 20

Research in the Provincial Library in Kiel

€ 40. [approx. US$ 50] travel expense plus office work at € 30. [approx. US$ 36] per hour
Postage for mail sent reports or copies = US$ 10 - US$ 20

Other:

We prepare copies of documents in your possession.

Preparation of duplicates of ancient documents (from copies) at a rate of € 30. [approx. US$ 36.] per hour
Postage for mail sent reports or copies = US$ 10 - US$ 20

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For additional information e-mail: Hans-Peter.Voss@t-online.de

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My postal address:

Hans Peter Voss
An de Marsch 6
25557 Steenfeld
GERMANY

Tel.: (Germany)-4872-942109 (between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. M. European Time)

Click here to reach my English sites about genealogy in Schleswig Holstein 

Latest update in January 2004

Translation by Juergen P. Schultz, Canada, in November 2003

 

 

 

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