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 with "ATT: Jamie Kramer" in the heading
· By mail: "Attention: Butterfield Memorial Research Library, Bay County Historical
Society, 321 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708"
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 searching
· Birthdates and place
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
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