Research Request

Research Materials available at the Franklin County Historical Museum

Research Request

Please contact us to initiate any research request. The most convenient and efficient way for us to conduct research requests is via e-mail if possible. Due to limited resources, we cannot provide immediate feedback and need at least one week notice to process your request depending on volume. If the research is extensive, we may require a $30 deposit to begin the research process, which covers the first hour of research.

Research Materials available at the Franklin County Historical Museum include:

  • FCHS Photos (indexed)
  • Ralph Smith Photos & Negatives (indexed)
  • Tri-City Herald Photos (indexed)
  • Postcards (indexed)
  • Maps (indexed)
  • Franklin Flyers (indexed)
  • Tri-City Herald Newspapers, 1926 – 1949
  • Vertical File (alpha by subject)
  • People File (alpha by name)
  • Family Histories (indexed)
  • Local Area Histories
  • Video & Audio Taped Oral Histories
  • Academic Yearbooks, 1911-2008 (indexed)
  • City Directories, 1955-2001
  • Telephone Books, 1910-2008
  • Cemetery Records, 1920s-1980s (alpha by name)
  • Network of “old-timers” with a wealth of information