Library Research Services

Research your way.

The Martin F. Schmidt Research Library of the Kentucky Historical Society offers several fee-based research services of KHS collections. Address all KHS library research requests to: Research Services Kentucky Historical Society 100 W. Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601 Payment in advance is required. Please allow up to eight weeks for a response to your request.

Research Service Options

  • Single Record Requests

Library staff will search indexed sources for one person in one record. Fee: $15, payable by check or money order only. Mail payment, a self-addressed stamped envelope and a completed Single Record Request Form to the above address. For more information about this service, call 502-782-8080. Download the form here.

  • Research Requests

KHS staff will conduct research on an hourly basis. Fee: $35 per hour for KHS members; $50 per hour for everyone else. Please submit payment for the first hour of research along with a completed Research Request Form. Download the form here.

  • Photocopy Requests

KHS staff can provide photocopies of cited sources. Please complete the Photocopy Request Form. Policies and fees are explained on the form. Download the form here.

For Professional Researchers

For research requests that are beyond the scope of these staff services, the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library provides a list of genealogy and local history researchers. This list is provided only for informational purposes. KHS does not recommend or discuss the qualifications of these individuals and is not responsible for their actions.