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Research Requests

Research Requests

If you would like to request research from ACHS and are not a member, the fee is $50 per hour with a two-hour minimum of $100 per request. This fee must be paid before research begins. To request research, please fill out the online form below, and make your questions as specific as possible. We cannot promise answers to the questions asked, but we can guarantee a thorough examination of our holdings and a report of our findings. Up to 25 copies of pertinent materials will be sent to you via email per request. 

If you would like copies of specific materials and our staff determines that it will not require additional research, copies can be made and sent to you digitally for $10 per document. We cannot provide digital copies of documents that are more than 25 pages in length.

Note: All materials will be delivered via email or may be picked up at ACHS, if the patron wishes. Please allow four weeks for processing any request. If you require 300 dpi high-resolutions scans of our materials, please click here for more information about scanning fees. 

Please complete the digital form below, or click here to download and print a paper copy of our research request form. Written forms should be completed and sent via email to, or by mail to 625 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg PA 17325 Attn. Archives Manager. We will review your request and send an invoice with the amount due. The research process will begin when payment is received in full.  

Current members receive a 40% discount on research requests ($60, two-hour minimum). For more information about becoming a member, click here.

Contact Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Are you a current ACHS member?
Type of Research Request
Tell us more about what you are looking for, what specifically you hope we can find, and what records/resources you have already consulted:
For Genealogical Research Requests
Name of Person to be Researched:
Place(s) of residence:
Religious affiliation:
Birth date and location:
Marriage date and location:
Death date and location:
Spouse name (please use maiden name if possible):
Names of parents:
Names of parents:
Names of children:
For Property Research Requests
Current address of property:
Use of property (residence, barn, school, church, etc.):
Current owner of property and purchase date:
Construction material of building:
Number of stories:
Previous owners and dates of ownership:
Additional Information

Please upload any relevant documents that may be helpful to our researchers. Documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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Agreement of Terms
Agreement of Terms
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