Research at GSP

Phone Consultations

GSP does not offer phone consultations.  All research requests are to be emailed to info@genpa.org or posted to …
2100 Byberry Road – Suite 111 – Philadelphia PA 19116 –

In House Visits  – Members

Visitors are welcome by appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays. We look forward to meeting both members and non-members. You can request an appointments  by emailing info@genpa.org .  A Monday appointment request requires notice by no later than the previous Wednesday.

Admission:  Free with appointment
Consultation: $10.00 each  half hour
Copy costs:  .50 per page (entire books and collections are not copied and Copyright is the responsibility of the researcher)

In House Visits – Non-Members

Admission:  $5.00, with appointment
Consultation:  $15.00, first half hour, $10.00 each additional half hour.
Copy costs:  .50 per page (entire books and collections are not copied and Copyright is the responsibility of the researcher)

Library Resource Search Requests – Members

Fee:  $25.00 per hour, minimum $25.00
Report of what was found, emailed:  Free
Scanned copies of resource pages:   $ .50 per page  (entire books and collections are not copied and Copyright is the responsibility of the researcher)
Mailed Paper report:  $5.00 postage

Library Resource Search Requests – Non-members

Fee: $50.00 per hour
Report of what was found, emailed:  Free
Scanned copies of resource pages: $.50 per page  (entire books and collections are not copied and Copyright is the responsibility of the researcher)
Mailed Paper report:  $5.00 postage

The GSP library will be searched for one specific name where a reference date and location are included. The sources consulted will be tailored to the individual inquiry; however the service is limited in its scope and is not intended to duplicate the work of a professional genealogist.

Requests should provide as much detail as possible regarding names, dates and places and should include what sources have already been examined. Be as specific as you can when making a request and only one name per request. If there are known variant spellings of the surname, please list them. Every effort will be made to consider these deviations.  Resources may include books, databases, unpublished collections and family histories. GSP cannot guarantee that a search will be successful and the research fee is nonrefundable.

A digital report will list the resource checked along with the findings for each source. The results will not be interpreted. Paper copies are available upon request.

 

One Resource Request   GSP LIBRARY CATALOG

There is also the option of requesting a look-up in one specific book, manuscript or collection that is housed at the GSP library.  Our online catalog is comprehensive so it is important that requests provide as much detail as possible regarding names, dates and places.  It is very helpful if the researcher does a website search and includes the results that they would like checked further.

One Resource Request – Members

One name in one resource: $15
Additional look-ups: $15 each
Each additional name in the same resource: $5
Copies: $.50
Paper Report   $..50 per copy and $5 mailing fee  (entire books and collections are not copied and Copyright is the responsibility of the researcher)

One Resource Request – Non-members

One name in one resource: $20
Each  additional name in the same resource: $10
Copies: $.50
Paper Report:  $.50 per copy and $5 mailing fee  (entire books and collections are not copied and Copyright is the responsibility of the researcher)

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