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 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

Please contact our archivist to set up an appointment for our library and archives. Appointments are strongly encouraged, so we may better assist you. You may contact our archivist by emailing

When visiting 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 genealogy, general history, property, or image request to the Research Center using a Research Request Form. This service requires a $25.00/hr fee for genealogy and general history research and $30/hr fee for property research, which includes photocopies of documents, resources checklist, and final report of findings. (choose the appropriate Research Request Form for package options).

Please be aware that if a Research Request exceeds 1 hour, a staff member will call for permission to continue with research for an additional fee. When research is finished, the information will be sent to the customer by mail.

Are you looking for Historic Photograph Reproductions?

To use a photo from Heritage Frederick’s Collection. Please see our Image Request Form to order, find fees, copyright information, and details.