Fees

Please complete the CONTACT FORM and we will contact you to discuss your various research needs.

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Footsteps Basic Research

NARA St. Louis, Missouri (our researchers live in St. Louis)

RETAINER FEE: $35.00 is required to confirm the start of a search. The balance of the fee will be due upon imaging of files/reports.

  • File Records: Personnel File (OMPF) and Individual Deceased Persons File (IDPF) for KIA or died while in service.
    • OMPF or IDPF <10 pages, $35
    • OMPF or IDPF = 11-49 pages, $75
    • OMPF or IDPF >50 pages or B-file (Burned file), $100
  •  Microfilm searches: Morning Reports, unit rosters, hospitalization or sick files, etc.
    • A microfilm search starts at a $100 flat fee which includes two hours of research time and scanning images.
    • Additional hours of research using microfilm is $50/hr (we confirm before proceeding).
    • Morning Reports vary in length and the time spent on a project.
    • We make an image of each day’s report as a separate JPG file to make it easier for the client to manage.
  • Process for Footsteps Basic Research:
    • TIME:
      • Our turn-around time for files/reports is approximately 2-4 weeks and done digitally.
        • DISCLAIMERS:
          • We are at the mercy of the Archives to pull files for review. Their timeline doesn’t always match our’s.
          • We never know what condition files are in we are getting so if they are a B-File and in the preservation department, it takes even longer to get the files.
          • The microfilm quality ranges from very poor to extremely good. We do our best to reproduce images of the highest quality possible.
    • PAYMENT:
      • RETAINER fee of $35.00 is due after confirmation to proceed with the project. You will be invoiced (emailed) via our preferred method of payment, PayPal.
      • BALANCE of the project fee is due prior to the release of the digital files.
      • We use this PayPal to invoice processing because it is a secure site and can be paid with a credit card.
        Once we receive your payment, we will email you the zipped files.
    • SENDING THE PROJECT:
      • The digital files will come in a zip file format. You will be able to download files to your computer for immediately view or you can easily share. From the link we will provide you have seven days of access to download the files. We do not make paper copies or use the postal service to reduce costs for our clients.

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NARA College Park, Maryland

  • Unit Journals, After Action Reports, Photographs, Maps
    • Research is conducted slightly differently in College Park.
    • Our hourly research fee for records at this facility is $70.
    • RETAINER fee of $70 is due after confirmation to proceed with the project, via PayPal invoice.
    • BALANCE of the project fee is due prior to the release of the digital files, via PayPal invoice.
    • SENDING of the images will be in a zip file format. You will download files to your computer to save and view. We do not make paper copies or use the postal service in order to reduce costs.

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Footsteps Research Packages

Footsteps Research Portfolio – The Footsteps Research Portfolio is a presentation binder and can be customized to include other research details per client. Depending on the speed the files are pulled from the Archives, this can be completed in approximately 4-6 weeks. This package starts at $650 but can be modified depending on your request. We require a $100 retainer fee to start a Portfolio project.

  • Digital images of Service Records, Company Morning Reportsawards, and, if relevant, Individual Deceased Personnel Files (IDPFs) for soldiers who died during their WWII service.
  • A written narrative of the veteran’s unit timeline
  • Day-by-day plotted Google map with locations and information about the unit’s activity
  • A jump drive with all files included in the presentation binder.
  • Dog tag with the name of soldier and ASN on back.
  • Portrait of your veteran drawn by professional artist Ken Miller

    

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Footsteps Research – Photo/Video Package – Please contact us for a quote.

  • The Footsteps Research Package PLUS photo and video footsteps, starting at $700.

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Footsteps Tour – Silver Star PackagePlease contact us for a quote.

  • The complete Footsteps Research Package, plus:
  • A battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Joey van Meesen in eastern France, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, or Germany.
  • And/or a battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Florent Plana in Normandy and Brittany regions of France.
  • And/or a battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Bob Konings in the Ardennes regions of Belgium.
  • And/or a battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Loic Jankowiak in Southern France, Italy or North Africa.
  • And/or a battlefield tour specific to your loved one’s footsteps, guided by Heather Steele in Germany.

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Footsteps Tour – Gold Star Package Please contact us for a quote.

  • Everything from the Footsteps Tour – Silver Star Package, plus
  • We arrange all the details of your trip: transportation, hotels, restaurants, and specialists.
  • Tour operator Myra Miller plus our team historians will organize and take care of planning your trip specific to your requests.

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