While we encourage patrons to visit the archives and conduct their own research, inquiries may also be submitted via email, mail, or phone. We request a donation in advance for a minimum of 1 hour of research at a recommended rate of $10 (members) or $25 (non-members). After the first hour, you will be notified if additional time is required. PHS staff will spend a maximum of three hours per request at an hourly recommended donation of $10 (members) or $25 (non-members). If more than three hours is required, a staff person will contact you to discuss options for completing your research.
To submit a research request, please complete a Research Request Form and return it with a check payable to the Peabody Historical Society & Museum at 35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960. Due to the high volume of research requests we recieve, please allow up to 3 weeks for a response to an inquiry.