Research Request


We will search, for free, general history questions on Herkimer County that do not require in depth research.

We will search, for $5.00, the four following items: (Charge does not apply to members of the Society)

  • Family Files
  • Marriage notices from newspapers
  • Obituary files
  • Cemetery card file

We will search, for $30.00, the above four items, as well as a complete search using all of the resources in our library, and if needed, a visit to the Surrogate's Court for wills and Herkimer County records room for deeds. There may be an extra charge for copies at the Surrogate's Court and Records room. (Research charge does not apply to members of the Society)

Please send all queries through the mail or through e-mail herkimerhistory@yahoo.com after making payment (see below) and include the following information:

  • Subject of research
  • Approximate date of information you are looking for
  • Town, if known
  • Your name, address and email address with your request

If this is a genealogy request please tell us as much as you know about the following:

  • Name of person
  • Place and date of birth, marriage and/or death
  • Exactly what you are looking for

Please note: Due to the nature of our research materials, requests for information about people in the time period 1850-1920 should be more successful. If your ancestors only moved through Herkimer County on their way west, we may not have any information on them. Please look at the "Society Information" page to see what research resources we have available.

Payment for research can be made by mailing a check to our address: Herkimer County Historical Society, 400 North Main St., Herkimer, NY 13350.

All contributions for research go to support the operations of the Society. Thank you for your support!