Roots & Branches Family History

Roots and Branches Family History is the research arm of Ben Hollister's genealogy and history work, and the first of his business ventures in the field. Started in 2008, Roots and Branches continues to offer professional research services in the areas of family, local and house history.

Whether you are just starting out, or are a seasoned genealogist, there are always times when a little extra help might be needed. Roots and Branches is dedicated to helping you make the most of your family history research. As Family Historians ourselves, we understand that your needs will change as you progress, and we are here to meet your needs.

We can provide services from full family history compilations, to record search and retrieval, through to reviewing research.



Fees and Charges

We try to keep things as simple and affordable as possible.

  • General Research: AU$50.00 per hour
  • Travel within 50 kms of Adelaide GPO: Free
  • Travel outside of 50 km radius: Negotiated with client
  • Repository, document, postage and archive costs: as charged to us (no mark up by us)

If you just need a document searched in Adelaide, and ordered or transcribed (if full details of record/person supplied):

  • SA BDM certificates (1842 – 1966): AU$15.00 per certificate (transcription)
  • SA Probate record (to 1994): AU$10.00 per package (search and order) + cost of printing as determined by SA Courts
  • Lutheran Archives record: AU$10.00 per entry (image only), AU$20.00 per entry (image, transcription and translation)
  • If more than 10 records are ordered from one repository, a discount can be negotiated
  • If you need us to search for, identify, and then order or transcribe a document, charges will be by the hour

Contact us to discuss your particular needs.

Let us help you grow the Roots and Branches of your Family Tree.