As a courtesy to our patrons who live outside Greene County, we offer basic research and copy services. We are unable to accept queries requiring exhaustive research, but we are pleased to honor specific, targeted requests for information.
As of August 14, 2006, our prices and policies are as follows:
$5.00 base rate, to which is added
$0.50 per photocopy exposure for original documents (marriage licenses/bonds, wills and other probate records, deeds, death certificates, obituaries, newspaper articles, census records, etc.)
$0.25 per photocopy exposure for all other types of material (family sheets, cemetery listings, published transcriptions of court records and census records, excerpts from books, etc.)
For look-ups of specific types of material (for example, marriage records, wills, tombstone records, death certificates, census records), requests should be limited to no more than five items. Dates or other information to enable an efficient search should be provided.
For open-ended requests (for instance, a search for the parents of an ancestor), no more than one item should be submitted.
We assess the $5.00 fee regardless of whether our search is successful.
Most of the materials on file at the Cox Library are indexed and readily searchable. Because of this, we can usually handle focused look-up requests in no more than an hour, which represents the maximum time that we are generally able to spend per request. If it appears that additional time is needed, we contact patrons to approve an additional $5.00 per hour charge.
Our practice is to perform the search and then notify the patron of the amount owed. Once we receive payment, we mail the photocopies we have made. We can accept checks or money orders but not credit card payments.
Notary service: For a fee of $1.00 per page, any document we provide can be notarized.