St. Mary’s County Historical Society

Let Us Help You Learn About Your History

Members and Non-Members may undertake self-directed genealogical and historical research at our Research Center in Tudor Hall which is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00am to 4:00pm, the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and by special appointment.
Members and Non-Members who are unable to visit Tudor Hall may request genealogical and historical research through our Research Volunteers.
If you would like to request us to do research on your behalf, please contact us at
In your email, please provide:
  • Your name and contact information (phone, email, and postal addresses) [REQUIRED]
  • For genealogical research, please provide as much of the following information as you can:
    • Family name(s)
    • Birth date(s) and location(s)
    • Time periods of interest (by century or years)
    • Known descendants
    • Last known places of residence
    • Known historical references (birth, death, or marriage certificates; wills; property deeds; newspaper articles; etc.)
  • The Historical Society charges for research undertaken by our volunteers.  Therefore, we ask that your request to us include your confirmation and agreement to be billed for a minimum of one hour or part thereof at the member or non-member rate below. We will call you to request your credit card number if not provided in your email.
    • Should, in the opinion of our Researchers, your request require more than one hour to complete, we will contact you prior to proceeding further.
The Historical Society charges for services and for research as follows:
Self-directed Research at our Research Center in Tudor Hall No Charge $5.00 per visit
Research Undertaken by a Research Volunteer $15.00 per hour $20.00 per hour
Photocopying *
Letter Size - $0.20/sheet
Legal Size - $0.30/sheet
Larger Sizes - $0.40/sheet
Letter Size - $0.25/sheet
Legal Size - $0.35/sheet
Larger Sizes - $0.50/sheet
Digital Scanning
$0.50 per sheet
$2.00 per CD-ROM
$0.50 per sheet
$2.00 per CD-ROM
Imaging Using a Personal Camera $0.20 per frame $0.25 per frame
Book Purchases
List price less 10% + 6% MD Sales Tax
Postage & Handling Extra
List price + 6% MD Sales Tax
Postage & Handling Extra
* Volunteers in good standing enjoy a 50% discount
Postage will be added in the case of mailed items.
Please initiate your Research Request by clicking: