Research Center Fees

(includes admission to the museum)
$5 for adults
$2 for children
HCOC members – free

Copy charges:
$0.20 for 8½” x 11″
$0.25 for 8½” x 14″
$0.50 for 11″ x 17″
$0.50 for Microfilm
$1.00/picture for personal scanner or camera use

Print Charges:
$10.00 for 5″x7″
$15.00 for 8″x10″

Fees for Digital Copies:
Photo reproduction prices 2014
$0.50 per Microfilm Image (CDs available for $1.00)

Record Search Fees:
$3.00 ea. for individual records (cemetery, newspaper, books, scrapbooks, etc.)
$5.00 ea. for vital records/funeral home records
$5.00 ea. for probate or guardianship records
$0.25 ea. for probate or guardianship copies

Research fees:
Research done by HCOC staff is $20 per hour, plus the cost of copies, postage, and handling. There is a $10 minimum charge for all research orders. A flat $5 handling fee is applied to all orders weighing less than 10oz. Handling fees for heavier orders will be scaled according to weight.

Orders of less than 3MB can be emailed to you. If you wish to make use of this option, please indicate this in your order. Please note that the $5 handling fee also applies to emailed orders.

All research requests must be in writing. Be sure to include your name, address, email, and/or phone number, and the following information regarding your request:
Name or subject
Type of record
Misc. Info

Email requests to:

or standard post:
Research Center and Archives
1195 West Circle Drive SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Please allow up to three weeks for all research requests.

For Publication Information, visit the Copyright & Use Page.