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.
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.
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.