Contact / Remote Research Requests
Please fill out the following form to contact the Research Library.
For remote research requests, please leave detailed information about what you are looking for and any information you know that will aid in fulfilling the request. An archivist will reach out to you shortly.
Simple remote research, defined as requests that only require on-site retrieval of materials (such as county records or exact folders from manuscript collections), costs $15. Complex remote research, defined as requests that either require an archivist to create and implement a research plan on your behalf or require retrieval of materials from off-site storage, costs $25. We reserve the right to charge extra for exceptionally large research requests.
The $25 complex research fee includes up to ten photocopy-quality digital scans or up to five physical photocopies included at no additional cost. Starting with the 11th scan of a complex remote research request, or the first scan of a simple remote research request, digital scans cost $0.25 each and print photocopies cost $0.50 each. For large orders of 25 pages or more, there is an additional $5 processing fee incurred every 25 pages. For print photocopies, there is an additional $10.50 mailing fee to mail them to you. Some types of records, such as naturalization records, have specific fees separate from this by-page fee structure.
Payment or payment information is required before we begin conducting remote research requests. There are three ways to pay for remote research.
The first is to request an invoice, which we will prepare and e-mail to you via our Square point-of-sale system. The invoice can then be paid with a credit card. To pay by this method, simply request an invoice when communicating with us.
The second way to pay by credit card is to call us at (414) 273-7487 between 10 am and 5 pm CT, Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays (all days except Tuesdays and Sundays) with your credit card information:
- Credit card number
- Expiration date
- CVC code on the back
- ZIP code for the card
The third and final way to pay is to mail a check or money order made out to “Milwaukee County Historical Society” to our address:
Milwaukee County Historical Society
Attn: Research Library
910 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Please allow one to two weeks for the completion of your remote research request.