Research by Mail

Hauck Research Archives

7/18/2014 We are currently not accepting any research requests by mail or e-mail; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The Society is currently searching for a new archivist and will not be able process any requests until further notice.  Thank you.

Research by Mail

The Lebanon County Historical Society is able to offer research services for a prepaid fee. Our professional staff and skilled volunteers will conduct thorough research utilizing our library, genealogical and archival collections to best satisfy your inquiry. Each request will be responded to and reviewed by our staff prior to being finalized. Checks received for fees will not be deposited until research is concluded. LCHS cannot guarantee successful results but will document all sources consulted and, if applicable, direct you toward other sources and repositories that may further assist your research. We endeavor to complete research as quickly as possible, but due to the volume of requests and limited staff time, requests may take up to 8 to 12 weeks to process and conclude.

For questions that should require less than 15 minutes research time: Please email office@lchsociety.org or call (717) 272-1473.

Getting Started

Fill out the Research Request Form. Please be specific in providing the information to assist the research. Family history inquiries should include (when possible) names, dates, locations, religious affiliations, and the resources you have previously consulted. Click here to open and print the form:

Research Request Form

Mail the completed form with your payment to:

Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland St.
Lebanon, PA 17042

Research Fees

All research is conducted on an hourly rate:

LCHS Members $15.00 per hour
Non-members $20.00 per hour

The hourly fee will include up to 20 photocopies or scans. We recommend that your request begins with no more than 1 to 2 hours of research time. Please allow our staff to address your inquiry and suggest additional research hours only if necessary.

Questions regarding Research by Mail: Please email office@lchsociety.org or call (717) 272-1473.