Library Research Services - Digital Delivery

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To help researchers who are not able to use the Library in person, the Library offers three types of distance research services.

Document Request Service
For $10.00 the Library will provide scanned copies of a specific document or file. A $0.50 cent charge per page will apply if the requested document excdeeds 15 pages. Please consult our online catalog and finding aids to identify a call number or manuscript number for the document(s) you wish to request, as this service does not include research performed by library staff. Email your research request to library@chestercohistorical.org. A librarian will provide a link to our PayPal platform in a confirmation from CCHS. We will also specify total number of pages and final cost if the document requested exceed 15 pages. 

Basic Research Service

For $15.00 the Library will provide scanned copies of relevant material in response to a basic research request. An additional charge of$.50 per page will apply if more than 20 pages are delivered. When requesting research, please provide all information you have on the event or entity so that we are sure we retrieve the correct information. This service is limited to documents in the Chester County Historical Society Library and does not include information on the genealogy of an individual. Email your research request to library@chestercohistorical.org. A librarian will provide a link to our PayPal platform in a confirmation from CCHS. We will also specify total number of pages and final cost if copies exceed 20 pages.

Genealogical Research Services
For the convenience of patrons who are unable to visit our facilities, we gladly accept genealogical research requests via mail. This service is intended to provide the researcher with basic information and sources pertaining to a specific individual, as well as recommendations and copies (up to 20 pages) of relevant records found. We will not attempt to construct a line of descent. Please include any information that you have that may be helpful to us in identifying the person you are looking for. This search references available resources in the Chester County Historical Society collection and the Chester County Archives.

You may request a search for more than one person, but each will require pre-payment of $40.00 ($35.00 for CCHS members).  The genealogical research mail service includes copies (up to 20 pages) of any records located in the search. Email your research request to researchrequests@chestercohistorical.org. Please download the form linked below and include it with your email message. A librarian will provide a link to our PayPal platform in a confirmation from CCHS. 

Research Request Form

Please contact the library if you have any questions about any of these services.