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From: "Carl Oehmann" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Charging clients for digital images?
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 09:07:16 -0500
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I think the best way to handle this is to include the cost in your expenses
and then using the formula in ProGen (see chapter by Sandra Hargreaves
Luebking on Setting Realistic Fees) it should then be reflected in your
hourly rate.

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Michael Hait
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 8:18 AM
To: APG mailing list
Subject: [APG] Charging clients for digital images?

I wanted to take a poll of the professionals here, to see what the popular
opinion is.

When making photocopies of books or records, or prints from microfilm, etc.,
it is obviously proper to charge the client for the cost. However, how do
you handle images saved/downloaded from online sources, for example, census
images or service records, etc., from Ancestry or Footnote? I hold
subscriptions to 4 major online records providers, which comes out of my
overhead costs, but I was wondering if it was proper to apply a small charge
for records that I locate on these services for clients?

Thanks in advance for your opinions/advice.

Michael Hait
Author, The Family History Research Toolkit
Instructor, "African-American Genealogy", GenClass
Administrator, Prince George's Co., Maryland, Genealogy Trails
Master Editor, Civil War Book, Albany Hilltowns Group
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