I will be happy to assist you in researching your Civil War ancestor for a reasonable fee through my research business, Crossed Sabers Solutions, LLC. Scope of project and rates are negotiable. All information will be source referenced.
I will make an initial search on the person of interest to determine what is available for a flat fee. If I can wrap it up in two hours or less there is no further fee. Whatever I discover during the initial search is yours. If it is going to take additional time, I will advise you on what else is available and we can discuss how you wish to proceed with your project at any hourly rate. You are in control of the process and the extent of your project, and we will always agree on how to proceed before taking the next step and incurring additional fees.
Frequently people simply need to know where and how to look, and would prefer to search on their own. If that is the case, I will simply identify as many sources as possible during my initial search, and provide my recommendation on how best to proceed with the project.