Research

Research Request Form Instructions

Use this form for research requests.  Staff will research for up to thirty (30) minutes at no charge.  Research that requires more than the thirty (30) minutes allowed, (There is a research fee of $15.00 for Baldwin County Residents, and $25.00 for non-Baldwin County residents) complete the form, print it, and mail it to:

Department of Archives and History

Research Request

312 Courthouse Square, Suite 26

Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

Email: archivalrecords@baldwincountyal.gov

Fax: (251) 580-2582

Fill in the form as completely as possible – this information is essential for our staff’s research efforts.

We will only research for thirty (30) minutes; For more extensive research that requires more than the thirty (30) minutes allowed, the patron will be notified.  If you prefer you can come to the facility to complete the research on your own or pay a $15.00 research fee for Baldwin County residents and $25.00 for non- Baldwin County residents. If paying by check, please include driver’s license number on personal checks. 

The fee includes up to $20 pages of photocopies; additional photocopies are .25 cents each.  If additional photocopy charges are necessary, our staff will contact you to arrange payment.

The fee is non-refundable, even if no information is found.  However, we will mail you a report on the search and suggestions for further research. 

Your request should be answered within 24-72 business hours after we receive it.

“We tell the story of the people of Baldwin County by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Baldwin County’s history”.