Research and copy orders are handled in the order in which they are received. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing. All fees are nonrefundable.
Reference By Mail
$15.00 per name or item for indexed records (if you are a Pennsylvania Resident)
$25.00 per name or item for indexed records (if you are not a Pennsylvania Resident)
Archives staff will search for one name or item in one series of original records. Genealogical requests should be submitted using the Mail Reference Order Form (PDF).
Research fees include up to 10 pages of copying. Additional copies will be provided at the rates listed below.
Archives staff does not search microfilm copies of county records or of other materials that are not housed in the Archives.
The Archives cannot search unindexed or unarranged records. If you cannot visit to review such records in person, you may utilize a researcher for hire. A list of available researchers is available on the Genealogy and Local History page of the State Library of Pennsylvania website. These researchers do not work for the Archives and their presence on the list should not be construed as an endorsement of them.