Records Requests

Records Requests

The records at Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries serve as an important resource for those doing genealogical research and we are happy to assist you in finding more information for the completion of your family tree. Researchers may us the link below to request copies of the records found at either Laurel Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia) or West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Bala Cynwyd). All proceeds from Records Requests go to offset online monthly maintenance fees for the interment records and towards general preservation of the archives.

Records Requests include:

1. Copies of all burial permits and sales information
2. A map with lot location clearly indicated
3. Any additional items such as obituaries, personal histories, historic photos, etc.

Records Request rates are as follows:
$30 per lot folder or envelope

If your lot has extensive records or large numbers of burials we will contact you for alternate pricing within a week.

If you are located out of the area or have interests in headstones or epitaphs, we can provide high-resolution photos of the lot for $2.50 per photo.

Two ways to submit a request:

  1. Submit an online form and payment HERE.
  2. Download, fill out this FORM and mail it to:

Friends of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries
Attn: Records Request
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132

We will complete your research inquiry as soon as possible, but please be aware that assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Orders generally take four to five weeks to process. If your order has been delayed beyond that period, we will contact you.