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Fast Frederick Facts

Jacob EnglebrechtLocal tailor and politician Jacob Engelbrecht kept a diary of events occurring locally and beyond from 1818 to 1878. In these twenty-one bound volumes he recorded deaths, marriages, elections, the weather and virtually every other aspect of life.

BRIEF HISTORY OF FREDERICK COUNTY

 

 


RESEARCH SERVICES

Basic Search
We are pleased to research specific inquiries using its collection. The charge for a two-hour search is $25.00 ($20.00 for HSFC members), which also covers the cost of fifteen (15) copies. Additional copies are 30¢ each. Payment is made for services rendered. The Historical Society of Frederick County cannot guarantee successful results for each search. To request a Basic Search, please fill out the Research Order Form [PDF, 70K] as completely as possible and return it with your check made payable to the Historical Society of Frederick County. You can expect a reply within six weeks.

Advanced Search
You will be notified if enough material exists to conduct an Advanced Search for two additional hours. An Advanced Search is an additional $20.00 ($15.00 for HSFC members), inclusive, and will only be done with your consent. If an Advanced Search is conducted, the results will be returned with an invoice for the remaining balance.

Document Request
If you are simply requesting copies of specific pages or materials, please indicate the sources(s) and page number(s) needed. There is a $1.00 fee for each search and a 30¢ fee for each copy made.

You may print and the complete the Research Order Form [PDF, 70K] and mail it with your payment to:

Historical Society of Frederick County
24 E. Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Photo Reproductions
The collections of the Historical Society of Frederick County are significant and enduring resources for the study and documentation of the history of Frederick County, Maryland. The Society realizes the visual value of its collections for a wide variety of educational, commercial, and public relations applications. With this in mind it shall be the policy of the Historical Society of Frederick County to make available reproductions of its collections subject to conditions, procedures and fees.  To view our pricing and/or to order prints or digital versions of images from the photo archives of the Historical Society of Frederick County, please see the Order Form.

Order Form and Pricing [PDF, 330K]

Duplication of Graphics Information Sheet [331, PDF]
This document outlines the policy for duplicating photographs and other historic graphics in the collections of the Archives and Research Center at the Historical Society of Frederick County (HSFC) for both personal and commercial use.

Please mail the order form with your payment to:

Historical Society of Frederick County
24 E. Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701

 

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Events

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle--The Abolitionists
Thursday, February 27
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Museum of Frederick County History

Treasured Heirloom Event
Saturday, March 15
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

Lecture: 1864 in Frederick County
Thursday, March 20
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Trunk Hall

Exhibit Preview Reception
Friday, April 4
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Museum of Frederick County History

 

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