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Research and Access:

The staff of the Hays T. Watkins Research Library wants to help you locate information about your relatives employed by the B&O Railroad. To do so, you must provide the information below. This is essential for staff to search the records because there are thousands of personnel records and finding your relative depends totally on the accuracy of the data you provide.

-Full name of your relative (if female, please include maiden and married names)

-Employee's date of birth

-Years of employment with the B&O (absolutely necessary to search records). If birth date and employment years are uncertain or incomplete, supply estimated date range and state dates are an estimate in the comment field using a (?). 

-Location of employment

-Type of work is helpful if known.

DO NOT provide information about spouse, children, and home address because this information is not listed in the B&O records and not helpful in conducting research.

Fees include research for one individual. If material is found, you will receive a copy of the original work record and/or a detailed report of all findings. All fees for research must be paid in advance. You will receive an email confirming your request and with information on how to make payment.

Fees to conduct research per individual are
Non-member: $50.00; Member: $35.00

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