Pamela Lyons Brinegar
Enclosed is a retainer in the amount of $_________ by which I engage the
Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG and authorize her to conduct research on my behalf for an
amount not to exceed $__________ plus expenses. The research subject is
_______________________ of ________________________ and my research objective is
(state briefly what you hope to accomplish):
with a signed copy of this contract, I am providing copies of all relevant
in my possession including:
names of spouses, siblings, parents, grandparents, etc.
vital statistics (birth, death and marriage information)
including deeds, census, estate,
family group sheets or ancestor/descendant charts
family origin traditions (please state briefly)
any other reports
Not providing all such information may result in duplication of client resources.
client signature date
understand that creative authorship of client reports is protected under the
Copyright Act of 1976 as "work for hire" and copyright resides with the author. Facts
contained in client reports are not copyrightable and may be used at will.
also hereby give permission for the use of research findings in lectures,
materials, and in the researchers portfolio submitted periodically to the Board for
Certification of Genealogists for renewal of certification.
client signature date
Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG agrees to
review all client-provided information
prepare and carry out a work plan
provide the client with a research report showing sources
used, positive and negative results, and an analysis of findings
include appropriate document copies, transcriptions or abstracts
prepare a full accounting of time and expenses
make recommendations for future research
Research will be charged at $50 per hour plus expenses (photocopying, printing
images, parking, postage, repository fees, microfilm rental, mileage at current IRS rate).
Travel time outside Fayette and Franklin counties Kentucky is charged at half the hourly
most research yields useful information, specific results cannot be guaranteed.
Time is charged for carrying out a reasonably exhaustive search of resources,
regardless of outcome.
Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG Date