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*** Due to closures associated with the coronavirus outbreak, we will not be processing any new requests until June 1 at the earliest. Thank you for your patience and understanding. ***

If you'd like to request research from ACHS, the standard fee is $30 per hour with a two-hour minimum of $60 per request. This fee must be paid in advance of research being done. In making an inquiry, one should ask specific questions for which an answer is sought. 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. Additional copies can be included for $0.50 each. If you would like copies of specific documents and our volunteers determine that it will not require a full research inquiry, copies can be made for a $10 fee (for documents up to five pages), or a $25 fee for documents up to 15 pages. 

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 a standard research request. 

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, or by mail to P.O. Box 4325, Gettysburg PA 17325. We will review your request and follow up with payment instructions for the research fee. 

Contact Information
First Name
Last Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Postal Code
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
Ancestor’s name to research:
Place(s) of ancestor’s residence:
Ancestor’s occupation(s):
Ancestor’s religious affiliation:
Birth date and location:
Marriage date and location:
Death date and location:
Spouse name (please use maiden name if possible):
Ancestor’s parents:
Ancestor’s siblings
Ancestor’s 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:
Agreement of Terms

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