Answered By: PL Manzella
Last Updated: May 12, 2015     Views: 23

Yes, the library offers two different research services for genealogy or family history projects.  If you are a BCLS cardholder and you are interested in requesting research, please contact our Reference Department for more information.

If you are not BCLS cardholder, the research fees are below. 

Photocopies:

If you are seeking a newspaper article for a specific event (i.e., birth, marriage, obituary/death notice, or news event) and you know the date, the BCL charge is $5.00 for the search PER NOTICE plus $.25 per photocopied page (e.g., 2 obituaries = 2 notices = $10.50). Pre-payment is required and the fee includes postage. Please note: research fees are non-refundable.  Please allow 15 working days.

Family history research:

If you are looking for family history, genealogy, or biographical information on a Burlington County family, we will search a specific list of resources available in our New Jersey Collection for a pre-paid research fee of $20.00 plus $.25 per photocopy. The research fee includes postage and is non-refundable. Photocopies will be billed with the research. Please allow 6-8 weeks.

Mail your written request with the appropriate fee to the Reference Department at the address below.

Burlington County Library
Local History/Genealogy Research Request
5 Pioneer Boulevard
Westampton, NJ 08060

We look forward to helping you with your family trees!  If you have any additional questions, please contact our Reference Department.