The Research Center offers a number of fee-based services. They are genealogy research, obit look-up, purchase of historic photos, basic home or business research, and Register of Deeds research.  For realtors or historic homes, SCHRC offers a more detailed search for property information.  SCHRC also offers photo and genealogy books services along with scanning options.

For more information please call 920.467.4667.

Genealogical Research

Cost: $30.00 per hour plus copies and postage

Whether your family has lived in Sheboygan County for three years or for three generations, our researchers would love to help you tell their story or find answers to questions. Your SCHRC researcher will try to exhaust all possibilities from the collection and available databases. We will send supporting documents as well.

An estimate will be given for complicated queries. We suggest two to three hours.

Each query should arrive in written form via snail mail or email. Advance payment required. Please be as specific as possible with your request.

Queries are processed in the order in which they are received. Average response time is two weeks.  If you have a deadline —  YOU MUST SHARE THIS WITH STAFF.

You may:

  • Email your request to research@schrc.org
  • Mail your request to SCHRC, 518 Water Street, Sheboygan Falls, WI  53085
  • You may use the form under CONTACT to start the process.

Payment can be via check, cash or credit card. Checks should be made out to SCHRC.

Historic Photos

$10.00 each for a scan or printed photo
$1.00 each for a good xerox copy

SCHRC has in excess of 500,000 images in the form of photos, negatives and slides.  It is always best and easiest for you to visit SCHRC to make a choice.  The sheer number of images makes web-based viewing impossible at this point.

Photos are for private use. They may not be sold or shared via the internet.

Please call or visit to request this service.  This service may be added to a standard genealogy research request.

Register of Deeds Research

$30.00 per hour plus $20.00 per certified copy of birth, death or marriage certificate
$30.00 per hour for a non-certified certificate

Please call to request this service.  This service may be added to a standard genealogy research request.

Publishing and Book Set-up Fees

$35.00/hour or $70.00 per hour

We do:
Genealogy book or Family History book set-up – Maximum 200 pages
Photo Book Set-Up – Maximum 100 pages

If:
Text is Ready to Go
Photos are Scanned at 300 dpi and ready for use
And the Final Product is a PDF, Word or Publisher document

Cost is $35.00 per hour

If:
Text must be written or formatted
Photos are not adequately scanned
A different final product is required

Cost is $70.00 per hour

Please call 920.467.4667 to make an appointment with Katie to reserve this service.

Obituary Look-up

Cost: $2.00 per obituary

Please include information that helps us identify your relative. (first and last name, date of death if you have it, name of a parent or a spouse.)
You would be surprised at the number of Johann or John Muellers (Miller) there are in Sheboygan County!

You may:

  • Email your request to research@schrc.org
  • Mail your request to SCHRC, 518 Water Street, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085.
  • You may use the form under CONTACT to start the process.

Payment can be via check, cash or credit card. Checks should be made out to SCHRC.

Historic Home or Business Research

$30.00 per hour plus copies and postage

This is a basic search and one hour of research on a business or home. Results may include legal description, plat map location, owners and a bit of family history.
Available photos, if any, will be extra.

It is very helpful to have an address, legal description or township location prior to research

You may:

  • Email your request to research@schrc.org
  • You may use the form under CONTACT to start the process.
  • Mail your request to SCHRC, 518 Water Street, Sheboygan Falls, WI  53085.

Payment can be via check, cash or credit card. Checks should be made out to SCHRC.

Scanning Photos and/or Documents

$70.00 per hour

  1. Photos – Standard photo scan is at 300dpi, 100%.
  2. Photos up to 8 1/2 x 14 can be scanned.
    Photos can be saved as TIFF files and/or JPEG files.
  3. Photo enhancement includes cropping and straightening,
    lighting adjustment.
  4. Negatives – Standard negative scan is at 300dpi and between
    100-400% depending on size of negative.
  5. Slides – Standard slide scan is at 300dpi and 400% size.
  6. Large Files – High resolution scanning 600 to 1200 dpi for
    photo enlargement.
  7. Documents — 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ by 14 – can be scanned.
  8. Documents can be saved as Word or PDF formats.

Your original photos or documents will be returned along with your files on a disc, or a flash drive you provide.

SCHRC does not print photos on site. We recommend Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Shutterfly
or Snapfish.

A minimum of $35 or 1/2 hour is required per order.

Please call 920.467.4667 to make an appointment with Katie to reserve this service.

Historic Home Research for Realtors

Cost: $200 per property

Some of the things owners and other researchers typically want to know about buildings include:

  • Approximate date of construction
  • First owner of the building and his occupation,
  • The building’s original use
  • Major changes in building or in use.
  • A chronological list of owners and occupants, their occupations if available bibliographical notes.
  • Changes in use or in physical state of the building and grounds.
  • Names of architect and contractor, information about them.
  • Events of importance connected with the structure.
  • The building’s relationship to the neighborhood and community.

Owners often find it fascinating to learn more about their homes or business properties, and this information is designed to guide them in their research.

We will try to provide as much information as possible, but please know that some information, particularly builders and architects, are sometimes difficult to identify.

Photos, if any
News articles, if any
Plat Maps
City Directories
Register of Deeds information

You may:

  • Email your request to research@schrc.org
  • Mail your request to SCHRC, 518 Water Street, Sheboygan Falls, WI  53085.
  • You may use the form under CONTACT to start the process.

Payment can be via check, cash or credit card. Checks should be made out to SCHRC.