If you’re unable to visit the Research Center in person, you can submit a research request by calling 507-282-9447, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by writing to Research Center, 1195 West Circle Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Please include your name, address, and email or telephone number
with your request. See our Resources page for searchable indexes and finding aids.
Admission to the History Center includes access to the Research Center. To help support the continued care of the resources in the Research Center, we charge the following additional fees:
$0.50 — 8 ½ x 11”
$0.50 — 8 ½ x 14”
$0.50 — 11 x 17” and Microfilm
Large documents require off-site processing and will take more time to complete. The fee for large document reproduction is dependent on the vendor providing the service.
$0.50 — Personal Scanner or Camera Use per image
$5.00 — Low-quality scan
$15.00 — Medium-quality scan
$30.00 — High-quality scan
$30.00 — Digitized audio/video file
$5.00 each — individual records (cemetery, newspaper, books, scrapbooks, etc.)
$5.00 each — vital/funeral home records
$10.00 each — probate or guardianship records +$0.50 per page copied
$25.00/hr. — general research conducted by HCOC staff +the cost of copies
There is a $10.00 minimum fee and a flat $5.00 handling fee applied to all research orders.
Please see our Copyright and Use page for our policy regarding reproduction rights.