Research Policies & Fees

General Research Request Guidelines

When submitting a research request, please be as precise as possible (e.g. give known names and relevant dates). The more information you provide, the better we can serve you.

Research Fees


$5.00/obituary plus printing and postage

NOTE: Obituaries from the Lebanon Reporter 1940-2014 have been indexed. We encourage you to search the index.

Marriage Records:

                The Heritage Center houses Boone County marriage licenses (1831-1938), license applications (1905-1938), and marriage transcripts (1882-1940).  Staff members are available to retrieve and copy these records.
                Licenses and applications (From June, 1907-1938, license applications and licenses are printed together in the record books):  $5.00/record plus printing and postage

                Transcripts (1882-March, 1889; April, 1910-1912): $5.00/record plus printing and postage

                Transcripts (April, 1889-March, 1910; 1913-1940): $7.50/record plus printing and postage


                The library offers printers and photocopiers for patron use; 10¢/ page.  Prints can be made from computer stations and microfilm readers.


                Heritage Center staff members are available to conduct research in our collections. 

Extensive or complex questions (requiring searches across multiple sources): $10 plus printing and postage