Submit a Written Research Request:
If you are unable to visit
the Butterfield Memorial Research Library, volunteer research librarians will be happy to perform research for you upon request.
Research requests can be submitted two ways:
· Online : Email
our Research Library Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
· By mail: "Attention: Butterfield Memorial Research Library, Bay County Historical
Society, 321 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708"
*NOTE: No distant research requests will processed until May 2019. Written or email requests may be sent, but cannot be answered
before then. Once we have received your detailed letter we will perform the research to the best of our abilities. In your email or letter please include your research
question and any known information that may be relevant. This could possibly include:
· Your address
· The address of the home you are
· Ancestor’s name
· Ancestor’s spouse’s name (maiden name)
· Parent’s names
· Death dates and place
· Residence of ancestor
· List any previous sources you have
used (if applicable)
· Any additional relevant information
Also indicate in your letter or email the maximum
amount you would wish to spend on this research. Some larger requests may require a deposit before we can start.
Please do not send payments before you are billed unless you are asked to place a deposit. A response to your
research will depend on the volume of requests and the detail you include in your initial letter. Requests will be completed
within 3 to 4 weeks in the order in which they are received.
Per Hour: $5.00
photocopy: $0.25 each
Postage: Any additional postage (1 stamp is provided)
**You will be charged the research
fee whether or not we are able to find the information you request. This will help cover our time.
Please send your remittance (made payable to the “Bay County Historical Society”) to: Attn: Butterfield
Memorial Research Library, Bay County Historical Society, 321 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708