HCHS Research Services
Please consider becoming a member of the Howard County Historical Society. Research is FREE with only a small fee for copies and postage.
On-site Research Services
The Howard County Historical Society (HCHS) encourages researchers to visit the HCHS Research Library located on the 2nd floor of Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, MD.
Visiting Researchers will be charged according to the following fee schedule:
Please note that the first 1/2 hour is free for non-HCHS members and research is free for HCHS members. Patrons will be notified when fees apply.
|Research Consultation||Non-Member Fee||Member Fee|
|First 1/2 Hour||Free||Free|
|30 minutes – 1 hour||$10.00 per hour||Free|
|1 hour +||$25.00 per hour||Free|
|Black & White Copies||$0.20 Per Copy||Free (up to 5 copies)|
|Color Copies||$0.75 Per Copy||$0.75 Per Copy|
|Copies||$5.00 Per Copy||Free|
|Mailed Copies||$10.00 Per Copy||$5.00 Per Copy|
EXTERNAL RESEARCH LINKS
OUR INTERNAL SEARCHABLE DATABASES
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Offsite Research Services
Please mail all requests with payment to:
Howard County Historical Society
9421 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Basic Search Request (By Mail)
To request a Basic Search for an historical business, house, or property, please fill out the Historical Site Research Order Form. If you have a request that pertains to genealogy, please fill out the Genealogy Research Order Form. Provide as much information on the appropriate form as possible then print it out and mail it with your check made payable to the Howard County Historical Society. You can expect a reply within six weeks.
Advanced Search (By Mail)
Marriage License Request (By Mail)
In addition to what is displayed on the index, a license sometimes contains state/country of birth, race, previous marriage status, occupations, name and title of minister, town of marriage, and consenting parents if the groom was under age 21 or the bride was under age 18.
To receive the full information contained on the document plus a color copy of the document, first locate the entry in the link http://hchsmdsearch.org . Next, if the entry is there, fill in the information on the Marriage License Request form. Mail the form along with a check or money order to the Howard County Historical Society.
Document Request (By Mail)
To Email Research Requests
Please send your request to the following email. You will be contacted about payment information: