Westchester County

Research by Mail

Research by Mail

Briarcliff Junior College volunteers working on medical records in a library, 5 May 1948. (P-553)

Researchers are encouraged to visit the Archives Reading Room in person, if possible. If you cannot visit, you may order copies of records found in our online indexes or request a customized search. Payment must be received before we start work on your research request (we accept either checks in U.S. dollars drawn on U.S. banks or money orders; unfortunately, we are unable to accept payment by credit card). Print out the applicable search request form below and send it with your payment.

Individual Record Search
Cost: $15.00 per record

If you have searched our online indexes and have found a specific record that you would like to obtain, the Archives staff will retrieve the record and copy it for you.

Create a request for an individual record search.

Custom Research
Cost: $25.00 per hour
(copies over the first 10 pages will be billed separately at $0.50/page)

The Archives staff will conduct customized research on an hourly basis on any records in the Archives holdings. For information on our records, see the Guide to the Collections. Customized research can also include genealogical research in the naturalization, court, and incorporation records not covered by our online indexes, as well as research in the following indexes and their underlying records:

  • Deeds, Grantor and Grantee, 1680-1907
  • Mortgagor Index, 1680-1897
  • Estate Records, 1782-1909
  • Maps, c.1766-present

Create a request for custom research.

Search requests for materials held by the Westchester County Archives should be submitted by mail to the following address:

Archives Reference Staff
Westchester County Archives
2199 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, New York 10523

Payment must be received before we start work on your research request. Print out the applicable search request form and send it with your payment.

For general inquires regarding our collections, contact us.

Note about Vital Records: Birth, marriage and death records (with the exception of Marriage Records for the time period 1908-1935) are not available at the Westchester County Archives. These records are kept at the local level of government, i.e., by the city or town clerk. Additional information about obtaining vital records is found on Vital Records for Westchester County.

Divorce records are maintained by the Westchester County Clerk's Office, 110 Martin Luther King Blvd, White Plains, NY 10601.