Research rates are as follows: One obituary photocopy with a known date of death, or other newspaper item (birth or marriage announcement) with a known date of publication is $10.00 A fee of $20.00/hour for other genealogical research, or in-depth searches. More complicated and lengthy requests will be billed according to our hourly rate of $20.00/hour. We must first receive your written consent or contact you and receive your permission before we will conduct such additional research. Vague or imprecise queries are likely to remain unanswered. Upon request, we will send you a list of local researchers who, for fee, may also be able to help you. Relevant fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable. Successful research results cannot be guaranteed. Copy quality cannot be guaranteed.
Research Query Submission Instructions:
Download our research query form, fill in as much information as you can, and submit it in one of two ways:
Print the completed form and mail it, along with your payment, to:
Chemung County Library District
101 East Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901
E-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org and submit your research payment via the Paypal donation button below. You must indicate that your Paypal submission is payment for a research query or we will assume it is a donation (indicate this in the “special instructions to seller” box).