Research Requests

Manitowoc County is home to many amazing public libraries and a host of enthusiastic local history organizations. Our Research Library contains fantastic resources for genealogists and researchers. You may be looking for the burial site of a Civil War soldier, a photo of an ancestor, information on your property, or want to learn about aluminum or ship building.  

Researchers are welcome to use the Museum's library and collections, including the photograph and document archives, by appointment. 

 

On-Site Research

The McAllister House Welcome Center Library Room is open for research by prior appointment during the Museum's regular operating hours, and is subject to staff and volunteer availability. An appointment to do research must be made with at least one week advance notice. Appointments on evenings or weekends will be granted when possible, but must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please arrange an appointment by contacting the Archives by email at Archives@ManitowocCountyHistory.org or by phone at (920) 684-4445.

Reproduction fees for additional photocopies and image reproduction can found on the FAQ About Historical Images Reproduction page. There is not a charge for research services for educational purposes.

 
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Online Research Requests

Are you not able make an appointment to visit our archives? You can submit a written research request. Research requests may take as long as 4 weeks to complete. Please plan accordingly.

Staff are able to assist with research for those unable to visit the archives in person. Please contact our Archives volunteers using the form below and provide as much detail as possible regarding your research request.

Up to 30 minutes of research will be performed free of charge. If requested, additional research can be conducted at a rate of $15 per hour, plus reproduction rates for documentation and images. Reproduction fees for additional photocopies and image reproduction can found on the FAQ About Historical Images Reproduction page. There is not a charge for research services for educational purposes.

You can fill in the form below to ask our research volunteers a question. Please give as much detail as possible to assist our volunteers in fulfilling your request.

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Members receive free research services.
If yes, please describe the project below. There is not a charge research for educational materials.
Provide as much detail as possible regarding your research request.
By submitting my research request to the Manitowoc County Historical Society, I understand my request will be reviewed by MCHS research volunteers. My request may take between 2 to 4 weeks to complete. *
Up to 30 minutes of research will be performed free of charge. If requested, additional research can be conducted at a rate of $15 per hour, plus reproduction fees for documents and images. Donations and research fee payments may be made on the MCHS website at https://www.manitowoccountyhistory.org/archives-donations. *
 
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Make A Monetary Donation

Up to 30 minutes of research will be performed free of charge. If requested, additional research can be conducted at a rate of $15 per hour, plus reproduction rates for documentation and images.

Donations are extremely important as we work to continue preserving our stories for generations to come.