Research Services

Research Services

Inquire and Learn

Heritage Frederick encourages the public to inquire about our collections as we thoroughly enjoy sharing the county’s history with curious minds.

In our museum collection, we have items such as clothing, furniture, toys, tools, paintings, coins, buttons, and more.

Our library and archives holds items such as paper documents, photographs, glass negatives, newspapers, maps, books, diaries, and more.

All of the items in our collections have direct links to Frederick County, its residents, and events that have occurred here.

There are several ways we can help you with your Frederick Research


Visit the Research Center

When making a visit to the Library and Archives, customers will receive a full-service experience. A volunteer, intern, or staff member will always be present to answer questions, pull items, and help with the researching process.

Can’t visit the Center?

Submit your request to the Research Center using a Research Request Form for Genealogy, Photographs, Property or general Frederick History. This service requires a $25.00 payment per hour of research and up to 10 photocopies (Check the Research Request Form for additional pricing options).

Volunteers at Heritage Frederick will include anything they find regarding the request in the returning packet. Please be aware that if a Research Request exceeds 1 hour, a volunteer or staff member will call to get permission to continue with research with an additional fee. When research is finished, the information will be sent to the customer by mail.

Are you looking for Historic Photograph Reproductions?

How do you figure out what picture you’re looking for?To utilize a photo from Heritage Frederick’s Collection, fill out a Photo Reproduction Form and pay the required fees depending on the intent of use. Please see our Photo Reproduction Form for the copyright information and details.