Answered By: Paula Manzella
Last Updated: May 12, 2015     Views: 35

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. 


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.