Genealogy Services

A) Come on In!
Members of FCHS-K have access to the extensive resources at the genealogy library without charge. Non-members may use the research facilities at the Old Jail for a nominal fee of $5.00 a day. Librarians are available to assist you.

Library Hours


B) Submit a Request.

The Historical Society offers research services. The fee is $30 per hour per name and provides research in five sources and up to ten copies reproduced. Research time is limited to one hour per name. Additional copies are reproduced at a cost of 25 cents a page. To secure these services, print out a copy of the RESEARCH REQUEST FORM below, complete, and return:

1) By mail with your check (payable to FCHS-K) to:

Franklin County Historical Society
175 East King Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201


2) Scan and email the form to and call 717-264-1667 to make payment with a credit card.


3) Scan and email the form to and pay through PayPal.


Click here to download RESEARCH REQUEST FORM.

C) Professional Researchers.
Names of professional researchers are available below. These researchers can extend the search to courthouse records from 1784, marriage records after 1885, and other sources agreed upon.

List of Professional Researchers