Research Request

Search Library Catalog

With the support of a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Fenton History Center Library is making its 7000+ volume card catalog available to the world via the Internet. The digitized catalog is being expanded every week. If you do not find what you are searching for, email or call us for information or check back next week for more entries.

For information about a genealogical search please see our genealogy page. Fenton History Center has volunteer researchers who assist visitors with their research and who answer written research requests. The fee for using this service at the museum is $10.00 per day per researcher. Members use the library for free as a benefit of membership.

The research fee for mail inquiries is $30.00 per item. Guided by the information provided in the request, the volunteers will check the library book collection, family files and archival materials for additional information. Research materials outside the Fenton History Center are not consulted by the volunteers.

A form to request research is provided for your convenience or a letter with information about the topic to be researched may be sent with a check to the Fenton History Research Center (67 Washington St., Jamestown, NY  14701) or pay online now. We also accept credit cards over the telephone for research fees. Call us at (716) 664-6256 to take advantage of this service.

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