Research by Mail

Hauck Research ArchivesResearch 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. 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 research questions that require less than 10 minutes, please email archive@lchsociety.org.  For general questions about the Society, call 717-272-1473 or email office@lchsociety.org.

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 2016

Mail the completed form with your payment to:

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

Requests submitted without payment will not be answered.

Research Fees

All research is conducted on an hourly rate:

LCHS Members $20.00 per hour
Non-members $25.00 per hour

The hourly fee will include up to 20 photocopies, but no more than 10 copies per source (books, folders, etc.). Most requests require a minimum of 2 hours of research time to complete. Our staff will address your inquiry and suggest additional research hours if necessary.

Questions regarding Research by Mail: Please email archive@lchsociety.org.