Research Request Form


The price to submit a Research Request by mail or email is $30. Once a completed form (or a detailed letter) and payment is secured, a designated research volunteer, guided by the information provided, will conduct a thorough search the Fenton History Center’s extensive library of historical and genealogical publications, family files and archival materials for additional information.

Submissions by Mail: Please mail the completed form or a detailed letter (and a summary of your previous research if available)  and a personal check or certified money order to the Fenton History Research Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown, NY  14701.

Submissions by Email: After making a payment via our online gift shop or by phone , please email the completed form or a detailed letter (and a summary of your previous research) to  

Select the following highlighted link to purchase a Research Request for $30 via the Fenton History Center Gift Shop:  Required $30 Research Request Fee or call The Fenton at (716) 664-6256 to pay by phone Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. 

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Research Center Hours
Monday through Friday
10 am to 4 pm.
Saturday by appointment only

(716) 664-6256

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.
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