Research Services

Image of Historical BooksThe Heritage Center staff, for a fee starting at $40 per hour, will do limited research of records available within our collections and then mail the results to you. 

For genealogical information, send us your research request in writing and include the following information: individual name to be researched; dates of birth, death, marriage, etc., if known; and location(town or township) and dates of residence in Johnston County, if known. Please include your e-mail address so our staff can contact you promptly if necessary. 

Historical requests (non-genealogical) should also be made in writing. Queries should be made with respect to a specific topic,person, or event, giving precise dates whenever possible. Please include your e-mail address so our staff may contact you promptly if necessary.

 A minimum fee of $40 is required for each search request, payable in advance. Actual charges are calculated at $40 per hour required by our staff to fulfill a particular request. For lineage society research, a minimum fee of $80 is charged for research performed by our staff searching for the proofs needed for membership. E-mail us at to determine how fees may be handled for your particular scenario. 

Once you're clear about your charge, make a personal check or money order payable to the Johnston County Heritage Center and mail with your written request for information to: 

Johnston County Heritage Center
PO Box 2709
Smithfield, NC 27577

Page last updated:  November 2, 2023