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Research Policies & Fees

General Research Request Guidelines

When submitting a research request, please be as precise as possible (e.g. give known names and relevant dates). The more information you provide, the better we can serve you.
 

Research Fees

Obituaries:

$5.00/obituary plus printing and postage if name/date not known
                No charge (except for printing and postage) if full name and exact date are provided; if the provided information is incorrect, a Heritage Center staff member will contact you to ascertain how to proceed.

NOTE: Obituaries from the Lebanon Reporter 1940-2014 have been indexed. We encourage you to search the index.

Marriage Records:

                The Heritage Center houses Boone County marriage licenses (1831-1938), license applications (1905-1938), and marriage transcripts (1882-1940).  Staff members are available to retrieve and copy these records.
               
                Licenses and applications (From June, 1907-1938, license applications and licenses are printed together in the record books):  $5.00/record plus printing and postage

                Transcripts (1882-March, 1889; April, 1910-1912): $5.00/record plus printing and postage

                Transcripts (April, 1889-March, 1910; 1913-1940): $7.50/record plus printing and postage

Printing/Copying:

                The library offers printers and photocopiers for patron use; 10¢/ page.  Prints can be made from computer stations and microfilm readers.

Research:

                Heritage Center staff members are available to conduct research in our collections. 

Extensive or complex questions (requiring searches across multiple sources): $10 plus printing and postage