I have never taken nor been given any money for any research I do believe. I've helped 40 co-workers over the years with their genealogies and I even spend some of my own money occasionally for while doing the research. I try to do everything I can for free and then only spend money for an essential element needed for the research that most of the time, I pay for myself. The people I work with are not rich by any means. I also help people who seek me out. just for the joy of it. I love doing it as a hobby. I will try to not take offense from your posting. I will consider the source of such a posting and go about helping others. Have a good day.