Our services & Fees

Born & Bred are here to assist you with all of your family and historical research needs. We conduct all of our research and record requests quickly and confidentially and will provide you with honest and professional advice about all of your research queries. We happily undertake research requests from individuals, businesses, legal practices, historical societies and have even done extensive research for SBS Australia's 'Who Do You Think You Are?'. The following are examples of what we can do for you:

  • Simple and in-depth family trees

Whether you would like to start your family tree or help with discovering branches that you are having trouble with, we can help. We offer starter family trees, attractively presented on our original Born & Bred template with up to six generations. All you need to do is provide us with your family details as you know them and we’ll do the rest of the work! If you are stuck on your current family tree, we can do comprehensive research to help you find those missing pieces, one branch at a time.

  • Family history research

Would you like to know more about your Victorian ancestors, including immigration, criminal history, coroner court, education, land and National Archives Australia records, including defence force records? We can research all of these subjects and more.

  • Provide copies of records from the Public Record Office Victoria

Do you need a copy of a Will and Probate file, immigration records, inquests or land records? We can locate the records you need and send you copies quickly and confidentially. You can chose from digital copies sent directly to your email inbox or physical copies posted to yourself or a family member. We can also provide certain records from National Archives Australia and various records from the State Library Victoria. Contact us to discuss.

  • Digitisation or comprehensive research for organisations or agencies

Born & Bred can tackle your big digitisation projects or arrange research assistance on large projects for you or your organisation. No project is too big or too small. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Capture your family history for posterity with a personal and confidential chat with one of our professional historians where we record your memories for future generations. 

Contact Born and Bred to arrange a personalised presentation or workshop for your group or organisaton. 

  • Something else?

Are you looking for something else? Something unique which you think we may be able to assist you with? There is no job too big or too small. Contact us today to see how we can help with your next project. 

Our research fees

  • Historical research (includes family and local history, archival, land, etc.) -   $70-$90 p/hr

  • Record retrieval from PROV, NAA, state library and other archival organisations -   $60 p/hr (up to 3 files - digital copies at no additional charge, hard-copies can be arranged upon request.)

  • Family tree (5-6 generations - typically Australia and UK. Other countries upon discussion) -  $500

All prices are an indication only and are subject to change. Fees reflect industry standard with the Professional Historians Association (Victoria).  Additional costs are discussed with our clients before going ahead. We quote on an individual basis. Contact us now for a quote!

Our terms of engagement

General Research Terms & Conditions

Record Retrieval Terms & Conditions