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Charitable Objectives

Research Costs – 2023

Since we were established in 1956 our aim has been to help as many people as possible trace their family history and explore their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestry and accordingly we feel that people shouldn’t be “priced out” of learning more about their roots. To this end, Ulster Historical Foundation offers a range of research services suiting a variety of budgets. Our list of professional research services include:

  • Initial assessments
  • Specific research requests
  • In-depth archival family history reports
  • Document retrievals
  • One-to-one consultations (both online through zoom and in-person)

Since 1956 we have completed over 20,000 family history reports and helped countless others breakthrough their research “brick walls” through our consultation services, specific research requests and workshops.

For the past number of years we have endeavoured to keep the costs of our research services as low as possible and have not increased our prices in over 8 years. However, with the recent rise in living costs our Board of Trustees have decided that the time had come to increase our prices and have approved an increase to our rates of research. In making this decision, the Trustees took into consideration the Foundation’s status as a not-for-profit charitable organisation which receives no government funding, and that for the organisation to continue to provide a high quality research service the cost increases were necessary.

Our research services will still remain as thorough and as comprehensive as always and we strongly believe that even with this rise in research costs that the Foundation offers quality, competitive research services at a reasonable cost.

  New price Former price
Document retrieval (usually one hour) £45 £30
Specific Research Request (4 hours) £180 £120
6-hour In-depth archival family history report £270 £180
8-hour In-depth archival family history report £360 £240
10-hour In-depth archival family history report £450 £300
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