Visit the Archives

You are welcome to visit the archives to conduct genealogical and historical research. There is a daily visit fee of $7 payable by cash or check.

The archives are open to researchers and visitors Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Please contact the ERHS staff by calling 717-290-8734 or emailing us HERE to confirm your visit.

Research Services

If you are unable to visit in person, ERHS staff can perform limited genealogical or general historical research. The fee is $35 an hour with a one hour minimum for non-annual donors. Pre-payment of the research fee is required. Fees are non-refundable.Please fill out either the Genealogical Research Request Form or the General Research Request Form with details of your search request, and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible.

Please note: Our research sources are original and transcribed church records; our research is most fruitful when you know the church, or at least have a specific location and year.

We do not have a complete list of all baptisms, marriages, and deaths.  We will refer you to other sources when appropriate.


Should you wish to publish material owned by ERHS, please fill out and send us a Permission to Publish. Please review the permission fees.

Application to use photographs and/or materials

Please contact us for the application form if you wish to use ERHS materials for purposes beyond personal use, such as publication in printed or electronic formats.