Requesting Records

Basic Photocopy Request:

Only use this option if you want to request copies of specific records. 

To obtain photocopies, please email ([email protected]) with the following information...

  1. The specific record(s) you wish to obtain with reference information which can be found in our online indexes.
  2. The desired format you wish to receive. We offer mailed hard copies or scanned PDF copies.
  3. The desired payment method. We accept check, money order, and credit card through PayPal. 
We will provide a price quote and specific instructions in our response. Email responses are generally made within 2 business days. If you have not heard from us after the second business day, please resend your request. Please allow 7-10 days for us to process your request.

​Limited Research Service

Only use this option if you have a specific research question for the Archives' staff to explore. 

The Chester County Archives is now offering a limited reference service for the convenience of researchers who are unable to visit our facility. This service is intended to aid those seeking genealogical or local history information; however, this is a preliminary search only. Limited staff availability prevents us from providing extensive research services or analyzing particularly problematic genealogies. It is the responsibility of the client to analyze and evaluate all documents and reports provided by this service.

To take advantage of this research service, please email ([email protected]) this completed form. The Archives staff will contact you once they have determined if your request can be fulfilled.