Research Request Form


If you cannot visit the Research Center in person, or would like to to have one of our skilled researchers do the research you will need to submit a Research Request.

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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