The Historical Society of Baltimore County was created to be a resource for those looking to dig deeper into Baltimore County’s diverse history and heritage. Visitors are welcome to spend as much time as needed at our facility as they need.
- The entrance fee is $5.00 per visit for non-members.
- Members are FREE.
- Research assistance is available from volunteers at no charge when you are in the library as time allows.
- A fee based, mail-in research request form is also available ($15/hour for members or $25/hour for non-members).
- Independent researchers for hire available here.
- Library materials do not circulate.
- Family Histories (A to I)
- Family Histories (J to Z)
- Publications for Sale
- History Trails for Sale
- Wish List
- More Online Research Resources
Can photocopies be made?
Yes, the cost per page is $0.25 for 8 1/2 x 11″ letter size copies.
May I capture images with a phone or digital device?
You may, after paying an additional $5 fee that we assess permitting visitors to do so. Please note, however, copyright laws are still fully applicable whether making hard-copies or capturing images.
Is there someone to help me with my research?
Yes, volunteers are available to help with your research and assist you in locating relevant materials.
May I contact the Historical Society of Baltimore County with research requests?
Yes, you may e-mail us brief, general inquiries, and we will let you know if we do or do not have information that may be of value to you. We will not, however, answer specific research questions. The society receives dozens of requests each week and cannot answer them with any degree of specificity or devote too much time to any individual question given our limited resources.
We perform in-depth research on a fee basis ($25/hour for non-members, or $15/hour for society members). This research utilizes all the resources at our location, and any and all online research resources we have available to us within the time frame allotted per your purchase. Click here to view and/or print a mail-in paid research request form. Research will be performed in the order that your request was received, and results cannot be guaranteed, as-is the nature of historical research.
Fridays noon to 4 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Historical Society is closed for New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, President’s day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays. (If a holiday falls on a Sunday/Monday, HSBC is closed the Saturday prior.)
Weather Related Closing
We follow Baltimore County Public Schools during the week, and the Baltimore County Public Library on weekends.