The Corresponding Secretary answers requests received by email and snail mail. The fee for research is $25/hour plus the actual cost of copies and postage.

Please keep the following guidelines in mind when making a request.

When making a request, please include as much information as you can (dates, relationships, township, etc…) and exactly what information you are looking for, i.e.. “I’m looking for the parents and possible siblings for “*” who was born between “* and *”. A request of: “I’m looking for John Smith”, is not enough. The more we have, the faster and easier it is for us to get back to you with more information.
If you send an email, please be sure the Subject line says “Research Request” or “Research Inquiry” or”[Surname] Research” or something similar.. If it is not identifiable from the subject as genealogy research-related, it will not be responded to and most likely deleted.
If you’ve been given a file number at some point, please include that with any and all correspondence including email. This is for your benefit as well as ours and avoids us duplicating research.
Please use one of the two options below to make your request. We realize that requesting lookups from individuals is an integral part of doing research but an email request to an individual researcher rather than the library will be forwarded to the Corresponding Secretary.

Request  Paid Research Electronically

Request  Paid Research By Mail

All research monies received go into our library fund.

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