Family History & Genealogy
Family History Research at JMM
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The Robert L. Weinberg Family History Center, located in the Anne Adalman Goodwin Library of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, contains a wealth of resources for pursuing family history and genealogical research. We welcome researchers in our collections*.
Our Family History Resources list and our guide to Additional Resources in the Baltimore area should help you determine how you would like to use our services.
Visitor Research in Our Collections:
The library is available for research Monday through Friday by appointment only. Contact the Family History Coordinator’s office (ext. 224) to make an appointment. On-site staff is available to assist researchers. Members may use our research facilities free of charge; non-members pay a $5 fee.
Staff will help you access other Maryland repositories on-line, and in some cases will make referrals to local genealogists. This service is free-of-charge.
*Research-by-mail service has been temporarily suspended. We are not accepting new research by mail inquiries until March 1, 2013.
Basic Research-by-Mail Service*:
The Museum staff will answer short, simple research queries free of charge via phone or e-mail. For more substantial requests, an experienced researcher will search our collections and send you the results. We charge $25 per hour for non-members, $15 per hour for JMM members. A $25 non-refundable advance minimum payment is required ($15 for JMM members).
Extended Research-by-Mail Service at Jewish Cemeteries*:
We will do research and take digital pictures at Baltimore-area Jewish cemeteries, and send them to you electronically. The cost of this service is $60 per trip for non-members, $50 per trip for members. A $60 non-refundable advance minimum research fee is required ($50 for JMM members).
To use our research-by-mail services*:
Please fill out our research order form and questionnaire and return them to us with the appropriate payment. Please understand that we cannot guarantee results nor make refunds of the advance fee. Research requests are generally filled within 8 weeks. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.