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Research by Mail

To submit your research request, please fill out the below form. Your credit card will be billed upon your submission. There is a minimum of two hours to begin research. If you would like to request more than two hours of research in the beginning, please use the “Additional Hours” order form instead. A staff member will also contact you if it is determined your request requires additional hours.

Standard fees for this service are $60 per hour; $40 per hour for Friends of HSP.** The research fee includes the cost of up to 20 photocopied pages of supporting documents.

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

If you prefer to mail or email your request, you may use a PDF version of this form. Your payment will be processed, once the research is completed. If you have any questions, please contact researchbymail@hsp.org or 215-732-6200 ext. 222.

**Friends of HSP must log in to this site to get the discounted pricing prior to submitting a request.

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 64 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.