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Research Request Form

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

While Archives staff cannot undertake extensive genealogical research, we can conduct up to 2 hours of basic research to identify pertinent source material.  The fee for a research request is $20.00 per hour and is limited to 2 hours of work. Each request includes up to 20 pages of copies. Additional copies will be billed at the standard rate for reproductions. Please be aware that we are only able to search materials held in the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives and that research may not be successful. Fees are not refundable.

Requests for research services should be submitted to the Archives via the online research request form.  Archives staff will confirm your request and send payment details. Work will not begin until payment is received. Allow 4-6 weeks for research to be completed. Research findings and copies of supporting documents will be delivered by mail.






Describe the research you would like us to undertake on your behalf.  Please include  pertinent full names, dates, and any resources previously checked (census records, death records, etc.). Only one surname or topic should be submitted per request.


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