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Research

The Adams County Historical Society is closed until Spring, 2023 as we transition to our new Museum, Archives, and Education Center facility. Our archival holdings are currently being packed for the move and reorganization into our new home, so we are not able to retrieve items or process research requests at this time. We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope you will check in with us next year when we can resume our normal services. 

If you would like to request research from ACHS and are not a member, the standard fee is $30 per hour with a two-hour minimum of $60 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 20 copies of pertinent materials will be sent to you by 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 a $25 fee. We will scan and send up to 20 pages per request.

Note: All materials will be delivered via email, or can 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 our paper research request form. Written forms should be completed and sent via email to archives@achs-pa.org, or by mail to P.O. Box 4325, Gettysburg PA 17325 Attn. Collections Department. We will review your request and follow up with payment instructions for the research/copy fee. 

To learn more about becoming a member of ACHS, please click here

Contact Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Country
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:
Occupation(s):
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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