Research by Mail

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Research by Mail

Regular price: $120.00
Member price: $70.00

Fill out this form to request research time for initial or new requests. Your credit card will be billed upon submission. There is a minimum of two hours to begin the research. If you already know that you'd like more than two hours of research, please use this "Additional Hours" order form instead. A staff member will also contact you if he or she determines your request requires additional hours.

Fees for this service are $35/hour for HSP members and $60/hour for nonmembers. (Members receive 40 percent off! Become a member today.) The research fee includes the cost of up to 20 photocopied pages of supporting documents. After the initial two hours, additional hours are discounted at $30/hour for HSP members and $50/hour for nonmembers.

If you decide to become a member in order to take advantage of the discounted rate for research, please first become a member, then log in to this site with your membership information to get the discounted pricing in a separate Shop order.

Research requests usually take 6-8 weeks to process. If you would like us to complete your request within 2 weeks, please use Rush Service (an additional $20/hour).

You may print out and mail a PDF version of this form to pay by check or to have your credit card billed only after the research is completed. If you have any questions, please contact researchbymail@hsp.org or 215-732-6200 ext. 222.

Please describe your research request. Tell us: A) what you already know, such as locations and likely religious affiliation (if known); B) what you’d like to find out; C) a summary of where you’ve already looked, such as Ancestry.com, census, etc.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg gif png txt doc docx xls xlsx csv pdf ppt pptx pps ppsx odt ods odp mp3 mov m4v mpeg avi ogg oga ogv wmv ico zip rar.