Although we are better equipped to serve researchers who are able to come to our archives, we are able to perform research for a fee. We require that the first hour’s research ($40) be paid in advance (have check or money order made payable to American Baptist Historical Society). Refer to our Services and Fees page for more information.

Photocopies will be charged at a rate of 50 cents per exposure; photocopying orders exceeding 100 exposures will be charged a $10.00 service fee for each 100 additional images. For full fee information, please refer to the Services and Fees page .

Be aware that such research is time-consuming and can easily take 3-5 hours.

To request research by ABHS, please print and complete the Research by Mail Form and return it with a check for $40. Please call us first (678-547-6680) to see what information may be available. We will make our best assessment regarding our chances of locating desired information; however, we cannot guarantee results and we cannot return research fees if no information is located. Please make your research requests specific, and please provide whatever information you may have regarding the local church or the Baptist agency or mission society involved.

Our mailing address is
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Inquiries are handled as they arrive (first come, first served). Responses can take up to 4 weeks, depending on available staff time.

If you are setting out to do genealogical research, learn more about what our holdings may have to offer you, and what they may not.
ABHS charges modest fees for research visits, staff-assisted research, duplication, publications, and copyright permissions.