Nicholas County Lookup Volunteers
Rules for Lookup Volunteers
Volunteers may do unlimited lookups if and only if:
Volunteers may be able to make certain limited scope lookups in
copyrighted publications under the "fair use" provisions of existing law.
Potential volunteers are encouraged to review the explanations of copyright
protection, especially the "fair use" provisions,
available elsewhere on the Web.
One such is located at http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/copyright.html
The lookup volunteer is the actual author and copyright holder of the publication.
The lookup volunteer is using primary source documents ... whether they
are treking to the courthouse or using their own xeroxed copies of public
The lookup volunteer has written permission from the author / copyright
holder to use their publication for lookups
Rules for Lookup Requests
To request a lookup from any of the references, click on the
name of the owner and ask them politely. Remember,
they are volunteers
so they don't have to do this. Please remember to say thank you to the
-- Researchers should not ask, nor may
lookup volunteers offer, to violate copyright laws in responding
to requests for lookups in any copyrighted material. --
Mention the name of the book in your message.
Our volunteers aren't mind-readers &
they may not remember which books they volunteered for.
Make your requests for lookup limited in scope.
"Tell me everything about the Smiths" is probably too broad.
If you haven't already read it, please go to the US GenWeb Copyrights
FAQ Page and read it carefully before you
request a lookup or volunteer to do lookups. This page has important
information about copyright laws as they
apply to the USGenWeb project.