Research Requests

If you cannot come to the Moravian Archives yourself, we are happy to do the research for you.

Our staff researcher will be glad to assist you for a pre-paid fee. Our staff researcher reads German and has in-depth knowledge of our holdings. They will search our collections to help you find an answer to your question. We charge a standard fee for the first hour; should the research take longer, our staff researcher will contact you with an estimate. You can pay this fee through Paypal when you submit the research request form below.

However, results cannot be guaranteed. If we feel your request cannot be answered by us, we will gladly reimburse your prepaid fee. But sometimes it is not clear at the outset that nothing can be found. If our research does not yield a specific result we will send you a list of all sources consulted during the research.

first hour: $50.00
each next 30 minutes: $25.00
expedited service: additional $20.00/hour
Additional fees apply for reproductions, translations, etc. Click here for an overview of our fees.
It is free to do your own research in our reading room (see below).

Simple requests that can be answered in less than ten minutes are free of charge. If you believe your question can be answered in ten minutes or less, send an email to info@moravianchurcharchives.org or call us at 610.866.3255.

It usually takes four to six weeks to answer your request. If you would like us to answer your request within two to four weeks, you may request expedited service for an additional $20/hour.

You are also welcome to visit our reading room to do your own research. A visit to the reading room is free of charge. Schedule your appointment by contacting us.

If you serve the Moravian Church and need information from the Archives for church-related reasons, please contact us at info@moravianchurcharchives.org or call us at 610.866.3255.

Submit your research request