Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society

Explanation of Fees

Fees Information

Our librarians and volunteers complete requests to assist others in gathering information on their families and friends. We are receiving many requests and ask for your patience as we process your request. Minimal fees are charged to cover operating expenses and to acquire additional materials for continuing genealogical research.

Types of Fees:

Copy & Print Fee in WAGS Library: Copies made are 20 cents per copy for letter/legal size; 40 cents per copy for 11x17 size. All printer copies are 20 cents per page.

Basic Fee: This fee is for photocopying documents and information that has been researched, indexed. Available in our library are Obituaries, Cemeteries, Marriages, Books, Scrapbooks and Journals. This fee is $5.00 for non-members ($3.00 for members). There is a form, on this Website, to fill out and mail to the above address. Copies will be sent on receipt of the form and fee.

(Basic Fee requests must be typed or clearly printed using the WAGS Form provided in "Record Request Form" menu at left.)

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Complex Files Fee: This fee represents the complexity of the many files/folders in the WAGS Library. These files include Funeral Homes, Chadbourne Collection, Ancestral History (Ahnentafel) Project, Surname Research Files, Military Veterans, and Civil War Veterans. This fee is $10.00 for non-members ($8.00 for members). There is a form, on this Website, to fill out and mail to the above address. Copies will be sent on receipt of the form and fee. (Complex Files Fee requests must be typed or clearly printed using the WAGS Form provided in "Record Request Form" menu at left.)

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RESEARCH

A volunteer genealogy researcher is available to do basic Wenatchee Area Genealogy research. Fees vary according to the extent of the research. Our current fees are listed below. Please keep in mind that this research is done by volunteers, and our expected response time is 30-90 days, depending on demand and on the availability of volunteers.

Research Fee: Our minimum research fee is $15.00 for the 1st hour of research and $10.00 for each additional hour for non-members ($13.00 and $7.00 for members). Photocopying and mailing expenses are included. (Research Requests must be typed or clearly printed using the WAGS Form provided – additional letter may be attached to form.)

Research includes In-House and Internet activities. You may request that we check specific resources for you.

Other suggested resources that can be checked beyond the initial hour:

Visit Cemeteries (Pictures?)

Funeral Homes

City Hall

Court Houses

Libraries

Obituaries (outside of our library)

If the availability of additional information is indicated after the first hour, we will notify you and you may or may not choose to have us continue at $10.00/$7.00 per hour. You may give us a limit as to how much you wish to pay. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU HAVE ONE in order to contact you in a preferred timely manner.

If you have already researched any of the above resources, please let us know so we don’t duplicate your efforts. Again, we will not go beyond the initial fee without your permission. When the research is complete we will notify you of any additional expenses beyond your original $15/$13. For a Research Form please click here.

To assist us in our research we would like you to include a typed/printed pedigree chart and a typed/printed family group sheet if you have them.

If there is a need to travel out of Wenatchee to neighboring areas there may be additional fees. We will not do this without your consent.

Please send your request and your check/money order to:

Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)

Attn: Research

127 S. Mission St. 

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Please make sure you have included the following on the form: Name, Mailing Address, Email Address, Phone Number (optional).

We are unable to make long distance telephone calls from the WAGS Library phone.

We welcome walk-ins to our library. Use of the library is free except for the duplicating of materials.

We hope that we can be of assistance to you and thank you for your interest in our area.

Any information/material received from the Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society may not be used for commercial use.