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Look-up and Research Services
I'm attempting to start up a successful new look-up section for
Boone County Genealogy. If you have anything to offer or more
ideas, please let me know.
If you are a member of one of the genealogical societies or affiliated
with the local libraries, and would like me to spotlight your
genealogy services or departments, I'd be happy to do so.
in the same boat should help each other.
- Please respect the valuable time the Volunteer is offering
you and refer to these guidelines before requesting look-ups.
- Please be specific with your request, ie; type of record
you're seeking; will, probate, obituary, etc.
- Provide the full name, complete or approximate dates/timeframe,
any other helpful information to help find the record.
- Limit look-ups to one or two individuals per request,
and not to include living individuals.
- Volunteers are not expected to perform general lengthy
genealogical research services, such as, "everything
you can find on the Smith family," etc. However,
these research services might be offered through some of
the Genealogical Societies
or private professional genealogists for a fee.
- Look-up services are genealogical in nature, and generally
do not include seeking information, data or records for
- Prepare to reimburse the Volunteer if copy or postage
fees are necessary.
- Put "Boone County Look-up Request" in your email
header to avoid confusion.
- Please remember to thank our volunteers for the generous
service they provide!
- Please note, this is a volunteer look-up service where
Boone County Genealogy is only providing contact information
for your convenience. All arrangements and agreements are
made entirely between you and the Volunteer.
Jeany has graciously volunteered to do record look-ups at
the Boone County Courthouse and digital photographs of Boone
County cemetery headstones. She does request full name and complete
dates if you require obituary look-ups, due to the difficulty
and length of time it takes searching microfilm with no name
indexes. She also requests that you please do not ask
her to seek information or records for living individuals.
Volunteer email registered December 7, 2006
- We Need More Volunteers! We currently do not have any
other look-up volunteers for Boone County INGenWeb. Unfortunately,
all of our previous volunteers have changed their email addresses
and have not updated their information with us, or didn't respond
to my query in August 2006. If you are a former look-up volunteer
and would like to continue, please send me your current contact
information. If you would like to newly join us and generously
volunteer your services, we'd be very happy to add your name
on the list for this very popular service project. Individuals
that own old Boone County reference books and materials that
can do look-ups are very much needed. Please only use materials
in a way that would not infringe on a
copyright, or only use those that are in the public
domain. This article
also gives good information explaining copyrights and fair-use.
Jeany has generously volunteered to take digital photographs
of Boone County cemeteries, headstones, etc. Please provide
her with complete name and burial location, if known. Please
be aware that the weather in Indiana might make it impossible
to photograph cemeteries at certain times of the year.
Volunteer email registered December 7, 2006
- More Volunteer Photographers Needed! Another very popular
service that is very much appreciated by researchers, is having
the ability to obtain a photograph of their ancestor's gravestone.
Often descendants live a great distance from the graves of their
ancestors and may never have the opportunity to visit the cemetery
where they are buried. Do you live in or near Boone County?
Can you donate an hour or two a month to take photographs of
gravestones? Please consider volunteering! You could then provide
one digital copy to the researcher, and a second copy could
be posted here on the website in the new photo album. Of course
your credits will be shown and remain with the photograph!
Look-Up Resource Links - Off-site
Genealogy Look Up Forum - Off-site - This website
on RootsWeb provides a listing of volunteers nationwide who
offer free look-up services for most genealogical requests.
You can click a link for every state to find a volunteer in
the area you seek information for. Currently (as of December,
2006) there weren't many volunteer look-up services being offered
specifically for Boone County, Indiana. However, they urge researchers
to check back often as new volunteers register frequently. (Link
- Do you offer Boone County Research Services? If you
offer research services in Boone County, Indiana and would like
to have your contact information listed here, please drop
me a line giving me your details. If you charge a fee
for your services, or do it on a volunteer basis, please mention
that so I can state it on the listing. However, all fee-for-service
agreements are made strictly between the researcher and the
research provider, and Boone County Genealogy, INGenWeb, makes
no endorsement or guarantee for the services rendered.
- Your Ideas Appreciated! Do you have other ideas or
suggestions for these Look-up and Research Services? Would you
like to offer something that is not mentioned here? Please drop
me a line and tell me all about it ... I'd love to hear
your ideas! I'll be happy to customize a personal look-up agreement
for you, specifying your individual requirements and restrictions.