Research Services & Requests

Members of the Research Library Staff are here to help to you in your research. If you are new to research, take a look through the Research Library Section of our web site to understand what Collections are available before you make the trip. Hours of Operation.

Library Staff can do limited research for patrons. A variety of records can be requested using on-line forms that are listed above. Review the detailed listing of these records on this page before submitting your request to make sure we have the records you are looking for. Fees for a standard research requests, including naturalization and coroner inquests, are $10. Fees for more complex searches are $20 per request. Additional charges for photocopying and mailing may apply. Requests are fulfilled in the order they are received.

When we are ready to start on your request, we will contact you to obtain credit card information or ask that you send a check or money order. Due to the volume of requests we receive it can take up to four weeks to reply to your request.

For more detailed requests, we estimate the amount of time it will take to gather the records and charge an hourly fee. You are welcome to call (414) 273-7487 and inquire about your specific research question.

Revenues from research requests are used to maintain our Library collections and catalog new materials.

Learn more about our Genealogical & Historical Research Collection.