Research Library and Archives
Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are available to assist both members and non-members visiting the center for research. Available in our files are:
Purchasing Genealogy Information
1. In order for us to assist in your genealogy search, we ask that you complete one of the following forms:
2. We also require a minimum of 1 hour to be paid before the search is conducted, with the balance due before shipping. You can
purchase that time here:
Also, please note that research fees are discounted for members of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Applying for membership is available by clicking here.
Geneology Research Checkout
Quick Look-up — $10.00 per item (Limited to single record of Birth, Death or Marriage)
Genealogy Search Fee —$25.00 per hour (1 hour minimum prepaid & balance due before mailing)
Gravestone Photograph —$20.00 (additional same cemetery, $10.00)
In-house Genealogist Assisted Research —$25.00 per hour
County Records Transfer
Under agreement with the Jefferson County Commissioners, the History Center has moved the extensive tax assessor books and documents and other pertinent courthouse records that for many years have been stored in the courthouse basement to the Brady Craig House on Jefferson Street in Brookville.
These records are being maintained for public use and are available for independent research by stopping at the History Center during our normal business hours and signing out a key to access that part of the building. Researchers do not have to be a member of the JCHS to access these records and there is no fee other than for photocopying.
The JCHC will also provide information as a contracted research service for an hourly fee.
Questions about accessing these records should be referred us at the JCHC either by phone: (814) 849-0077 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Researchers should no longer contact the Tax Assessors office at the Courthouse for access to these records.
Contact our staff today to answer your genealogy questions
and for information on Jefferson County.
Quick Look Up Checkout
Request for Genealogy Assistance
Library Use Fees
Members — Free
Student Research — Free
Non-member — $10.00 per hour
Photocopies — $0.25 each
Student Photocopies — First 5 Free
Self scanning/document photography - $5.00 per day