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The Presbyterian Historical Society’s staff are here to help researchers use our online catalogs and research tools, access the collections onsite in our Reading Room, and request digitization. In addition, we provide two limited fee-based services: a Biographical Sketch Service and a Genealogy Record Search. Our Attestation Request Service, Transcript Request Service, and Education Verification Service are provided free of charge.

Contact the PHS staff with your reference question.

Learn how to research your family history at PHS or submit a request for our fee-based Genealogy Record Search.

This fee-based service provides limited biographical information on some, but not all, Presbyterian ministers and missionaries.

Request verification of your baptism, marriage, or membership.

PHS serves as the repository for student records from several closed Presbyterian schools and colleges. Former students and alumni of these schoolsmay request their official transcripts.

PHS provides education verification to potential employers of former students who attended several closed Presbyterian schools and colleges.