Montana Historical Society

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General Research Requests

Our staff can answer general research questions for a small fee. In your request, please clearly define the information you would like us to look for (i.e., a name, event, date, or document) and any sources you want us to search. Vague or poorly defined requests cannot be researched and will be returned.

When will I get the results? Research requests are handled in the order they are received. Turnaround time is approximately 4 weeks from receipt of payment.

Can I publish the results of the research? If you would like to publish a reproduction of an item in our collections, please see Copies and Reproductions.

If you have questions about research requests, please contact us at 406-444-2681 or email If you would like to order a copy of an oral history, please contact our Oral Historian at or 406-444-4774.

Submit a Request

Research requests may be submitted online or by mail.

Submit a request online

Submit a request by mail (PDF)


Fax and telephone requests will not be accepted.