Find a Researcher

Are you a budding historian?

Great! Follow the instructions in the Plaque Application to collect all the information the Plaque Committee needs. Check out the New Hanover County Public Library’s wonderful resource page for help, too!

New in summer 2020, ProQuest has provided free access to AncestryPlus for New Hanover County Library members! To access AncestryPlus, go to the library front page and click the tab titled Research (on the orange menu bar). Scroll down to Databases A-Z. Choose AncestryPlus and click on the highlighted name. The prompt will ask you for your 14 digit library card number to open; if it asks for a password, just type in the last 4 numbers of your library card number. 

Historic research not your thing?

No problem! Just call HWF or visit our Preservation Resources Network (PRN) for names of experienced consultants for hire that do exactly this type of research.