The Texian Legacy Association receives numerous questions every day from folks interested in Texas history or their own unique Texas family roots. While I am happy to answer these questions as best I can, some can entail substantial research time. To better serve the interests of those who have specific questions that require detailed answers, I am pleased to be able to provide an individualized research service on a cost per hour basis.
Living between Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas, I have access to some of the finest research libraries in the state. These include the Center for American History located on the University of Texas campus and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library located on the grounds of the Alamo. I also have access to many of the state government agencies including the State Library and Archives and the General Land Office. Efficient use of these resources allows me to obtain a great deal of information in a relatively short period of time.
If you choose to take advantage of this unique service, I will provide you with a written report of my findings concerning your question, a complete bibliography and the location of resources used. Most questions can be researched and a report written in two to three hours. Please remember that the initial amount of accurate information which you provide directly impacts the amount of research time necessary to answer your question. If the topic is such that I feel additional research is necessary beyond the usual two or three hours, I will notify you before proceeding. In all instances, the client is given a cost estimate for the research to be done. For a sample of the type research available please visit our 1824 Flag article.
The fee for researching pre-1860 Texas topics is $20.00 per hour. Due to the immense amount and diversity of information about the Civil War and post Civil War periods, the research fee increases to $30.00 per hour.
If you have any questions or comments please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles M. Yates and the Texian Legacy Association retain the right
to publish any information derived from research performed under this agreement.