to Contact the BCGHC
Beaver County Genealogy and History Center
250 East End Ave.
Beaver, PA 15009
Writing to the Beaver County Genealogy
and History Center
for Research Help
The following guidelines have been established concerning research requests
sent to the History Center. PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU
Letters from Members
Please type or print your letters.
Limit of 2 requests per letter.
Make your request short and to the point. For example: I need
a death date for ???. Or I need a marriage date for ??? Or can you
check a specific cemetery for my ancestor? Or can you provide an
obit for my ancestor? (They start in 1899)
Please do not send queries like this: "I think my ancestor is buried in
Beaver County, he died around 1850-1870. Can you check you cemeteries
for him?" First we have over 180 cemeteries, they are not all abstracted
and there is no comprehensive index.
We will no longer copy entire surname files.
Include as much information about the person you are looking for as you
can: Dates - places(township if you know it) - etc
Include a self-addressed envelope
A family group sheet would be really helpful when sending queries!
If you do not know what a family group sheet is, Go to www.cyndislist.com
and look under genealogical forms.
OBITUARY REQUESTS- If you know the exact date of death the fee is $5.00
plus a SASE. If you just know the month and the year, the fee is
$10.00. If you just have the year, our regular rates will apply.
See below. We will search for about an hour.
Members please include your membership number
It is on your membership card.
Letters from Non Members
Research Fee - No charge
Copying Fee - 25¢ each
No self addressed envelope - $1.00
Members are permitted 3 free requests per year. After that there will be
a $20.00 per hour charge.
Send requests to address above.
Research Fee - $20.00 per half hour whether something is found or not:
payable in advance. If we need additional time,
we will contact you to see if you want us to continue.
Copying Fee - 25¢
No self addressed envelope $1.00
Copies will be billed and bill will be sent along with research. Failure
to pay copy fees will prohibit any future research.
Thank you for your cooperation when writing to us.
Genealogical Queries to be placed in our newsletter
The Center will publish queries of members free in the newsletter
The fee for non-members is $3.00 per query.
The editor reserves the right to reject any query if it is deemed inappropriate.
Send queries to address above
DO NOT SEND QUERIES OR ATTACHMENTS!!!!!!!
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center does not answer
research questions sent to us by e-mail but if you have a general question
we can reply. We will not check a surname file to be sure your family
is represented in the file.
If you have a research question, please see the section on this page
regarding Writing to the Beaver County Genealogy
and History Center for Research Help
This page was last updated on Thursday, 26-Mar-2015 11:18:52 MDT.
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