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Information Requests

The Polk County Genealogical Society gets numerous requests for lookups.  This service is done by volunteers who work in the library on a part-time basis.  Please be patient as response to your request may be slow. We will do our best to answer your query in a timely manner.

Lookups can be made from various records such as cemetery records, marriage records, newspapers, etc. The types of records are listed in the Research Price Chart below.

THE BEST WAY to request a lookup is to email us with your request before sending payment and we will let you know if we can help you with your search.
Remember to please be specific with your request, giving the full name of the person you are looking for, with any relevant dates and Polk County place locations. Email info@pcgsmo.com


EXAMPLES OF TYPES OF REQUESTS WE CAN HELP YOU WITH:





EXAMPLES OF TYPES OF REQUESTS WE
CANNOT HELP YOU WITH:


If your specific request is not mentioned above, email us and we will let you know if we can help you. Since our library is operated by volunteers, we simply do not have the time or resources to do an all-encompassing search for your family tree. However, if you have the time to come and visit us here in Bolivar, we will HELP you do it yourself!

For more information on these lookup services or the other services available through PCGS, please contact us at
info@pcgsmo.com or at P. O. Box 632, Bolivar, MO 65613.



RESEARCH PRICE CHART



RECORD TYPE
SEARCH FEE
COPY/IMAGE FEE
POSTAGE FEE
*Discount
  
In-House Search
includes these resources:
  • Ancestry.com or other website
    print-out*
  • Cemetery Books
  • Census/other books
  • Family Files (file cabinets)  
  • Family Histories^
    (indexed & non-indexed)
  • Library Holding book
  • Marriage Records
$5.00

$0.50 per page

Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

members--
0.25 cents
per page

       *print outs for those with no access to Internet resources
       ^Will NOT copy entire book


RECORD TYPE SEARCH FEE COPY/IMAGE FEE POSTAGE FEE *Discount
 
Archival Book / *Collection
$5.00
0.50 per page
if item can be copied safely;
otherwise 0.50 per page
of transcription or digital image
--no photocopies
if it will damage the item

Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

n/a

*Will NOT copy entire collection


RECORD TYPE SEARCH FEE COPY/IMAGE FEE POSTAGE FEE *Discount
 
Court Case

$10.00

First 5 (five) pages included
-- $0.50 per page thereafter
n/a
n/a
 

Probate Record / *Will
(on microfilm)



$10.00 First 5 (five) pages included
-- $0.50 per page thereafter
n/a n/a
*Probate files may or may not include a will. Many people died without making a will.


RECORD TYPE SEARCH FEE COPY/IMAGE FEE POSTAGE FEE *Discount
 
Obituary
Price depends on
number of obits
requested:
1-5 = $5.00 each 
6-10 = $4.00 each
10+ = $3.50 each

n/a (included with search
& retrieval fee)
n/a (included with
search & retrieval fee)
bulk discount
 
* Death Notice
$2.50
n/a (included with search
& retrieval fee)
Send SASE
with payment

(self-addressed
stamped envelope)
n/a
* A death notice differs from an obituary; it usually only includes two or three lines of print.


RECORD TYPE SEARCH FEE COPY/IMAGE FEE POSTAGE FEE *Discount
 
Newspaper / Other Microfilm
$5.00
$0.50 per page

Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

members--
0.25 cents
per page
 
Deed/Land Record


$5.00
(offsite search)


Price will be
whatever the charge
is per copies

at courthouse
or other facility


Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

n/a
  Marriage
$5.00
(offsite search)
Price will be
whatever the charge
is per copies

at courthouse
or other facility

Five (5) sheets/pages
included with fee;
more than 5 pages = 
large envelope, $3.00

members--
0.25 cents
per page
 
Cemetery visit/picture
$5.00
(offsite search)
$2.00 per picture
large envelope or
photo mailer, $3.00

n/a



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