Our purposes for doing research are to earn money for WCGS to cover operating expenses and to help others find out more about their Whitman County ancestors. Our research is done on a volunteer basis by WCGS members as time allows. We will process your request as soon as we are able and appreciate your patience.
Our minimum research fee is $10.00, which covers a maximum of one hour of research. In addition to this minimum fee, extra costs such as copies (15 cents per page) and postage are added. If you wish research beyond the initial hour, let us know the maximum amount of hours for which you are willing to pay as it helps us plan our research. Additional research costs $10.00 per hour, plus expenses (copying, postage, gas mileage for out of town trips, parking fees, etc.). We strongly encourage you to submit a pedigree chart and family group sheets to assist us with our research, as well as your e-mail address if you have one. Send the minimum deposit payable to WCGS and mail to: WCGS, P.O. Box 393, Pullman, WA 99163.
For the $10.00 initial fee, we will check the indices of the following resources and copy as much information (15 cents per page) as 1 hour allows:
If there is additional information in these resources we could not copy in the one hour limit, we will send you a copy of the index page(s) with your family name and ask if you wish further research. After the initial one hour, in addition to the above resources, other research might include (but is not limited to) the following:
If you have already checked any of the above listed resources, please let us know. Once we receive your initial $10.00 payment, we will begin our research. We will not go beyond the $10.00 minimum fee without your consent, and then only at an amount you indicate. When research is complete, we will mail you a final bill.
If you have questions, please contact our research coordinator.
Contact the Webmaster, Mary, at simonsen @ roadrunner.com