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To volunteer for Acts of Kindness, please contact: RAOGK with RAOGK volunteer in the subject line.

Provide the following information, in the order specified:

  • State:
  • County:
  • Your name: (This is a "display name". If your name is Susan Jones, you could want a display name of "Suzie" .. "SueJ" ... "Susan J" ... or even "Susan Jones"
  • Act of Kindness: (Describe the services you are willing to provide.)

Temporary Volunteer Listing for United StatesEdit

Origin of this temporary volunteer listing for the United StatesEdit

The following list of volunteers for parts of the United States comes from postings on the RAOGK-USA group on Facebook, which was created as a means of continuing Bridgett's work when the RAOGK site went down in the fall of 2011. Anyone with a Facebook account can request to be a member of the group. Group members can post research requests and/or volunteer to perform research.

How to become a USA volunteerEdit

To volunteer for Acts of Kindness, please contact: RAOGK with RAOGK volunteer in the subject line.

Provide the following information, in the order specified:

  • State:
  • County:
  • Your name: (This is a "display name". If your name is Susan Jones, you could want a display name of "Suzie" .. "SueJ" ... "Susan J" ... or even "Susan Jones"
  • Act of Kindness: (Describe the services you are willing to provide.)

Table of USA volunteersEdit

(If you see your name here and are still active, you are warmly invited to move your entry from here to the appropriate State pages or to ask User:Cowantex to do it for you.)


ST Co Name Act of Kindness
ALL Sunny Shafer BLACK SHEEP ANCESTORS:

Over the years I have accumulated several files/records, documents, news items etc (5 GB) I have scanned/transcribed/digitized so I can search my hard drive easily. This info includes in part: prison, asylum, inmate, mug shots & Bertillon records, wanted & missing posters, photos, poor/alms/work houses, orphanages, sanitariums, court records, road/prison camp, executions, pardons, convict ships info etc. This info covers all U.S. states [and other countries] and all time frames from 1400's to present but primarily 18th & 19th century.

AZ Quartzsite Dennis Chap

I volunteer at the Quartzsite Historical Soc. in La Paz/Yuma County Arizona.

Will do digital photos for the Quartzsite Hi Jolly cemetery & lookups at the local Historical Society. La Paz County is a rather new County so some records are of Yuma County Arizona.

CA Los Angeles Norma Barnes Schumow I do lookups at the County Recorder for Los Angeles County. I take cemetery photos in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
CA Tulare Co Jacie Thomsen Anybody out there have any good sites for Turlare County, CA? I'm trying to locate a couple of obits and burial locations. I already checked findagrave with no success. (Try posting to relevant pages on Familypedia, from the navigation box at w:c:family:Category:Tulare County, California - ed.)
IA Bremer, Butler, Floyd & Franklin Don Woodley RAOGK lookups/research for pretty much anything relating to genealogy in following Iowa Counties: Franklin, Floyd, Butler and Bremer Counties. Gravestone photos April - end of November or 1st snow.
IA Franklin, Floyd, Butler and Bremer Co Don Woodley RAOGK lookups/research for pretty much anything relating to genealogy in following Iowa Counties: Franklin, Floyd, Butler and Bremer Counties. Gravestone photos April - end of November or 1st snow.
IL Janesville, IL USA Bobbie Goettling I have pictures of many headstones in the area of Janesville, IL. Surnames: Phipps, Brashares, Grafton, and Osborne.
MA Chelmsford Michelle Robillard Willing to photograph & research graves at St-Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford, MA * I will also lookup obituary/death notices in the following Lowell, Massachusetts newspapers: * The Lowell Sun & L'Etoile (French)
MA Lowell Barbara Poole Would be willing to look up marriages from the Clarence Almon Torrey book, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.

I live in Lowell, Massachusetts and could possibly take cemetery photos for you. Visit my Genealogy Blog.

MA Lowell, Middlesex Co Michelle Robillard I'm willing to do burial plot research and take pictures of gravestones at St. Joseph Cemetery in East Chelmsford, MA., as well as obit lookups in the Lowell Sun & the French newspaper L'Etoile.
MA St-Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, Michelle Robillard Willing to photograph & research graves at St-Joseph Cemetery in East Chelmsford, MA

I will also lookup obituary/death notices in the following Lowell, Massachusetts newspapers: The Lowell Sun & L'Etoile (French)

MI Bay Co Mary K Freel I do look ups at the Bay County Library. Materials include obituaries (provide date if before 1930), marriages from 1859 up by bride or groom name (names and dates only supplied), city directories from 1870 up (location of person within Bay City and some years Bay County) and some other records that are available that include cemetery...
MI Gratiot Co Teresa Jackson I have lots of Cemetery Books, Gratiot Bride Index Book(1855-1927), Gratiot Divorce Book (1858-1899 and 1899-1962), and I also have Birth Index(1867-1974), Death Index(1867-1935) and Marriage Index(1867-1973) on microfilm film at our Library that I can search for you on.

I don't live in Michigan but do alot of research in Gratiot County.

MI Port Huron Randi Rountree Mathieu will do obit and vital lookups, cemetery photos in PH.
MT Cascade Kathrine Ferguson Jenkins Look up obits in Great Falls Tribune. * I have a few of the older (before 1933) Great Falls High School yearbooks
MT Ravalli Gracie Knowles I do obituary lookup, cemetery photos, census records, marriage and divorce records and general genealogy for the south end of Ravalli County (Edwards Township/Darby). Will search for family photos of pioneers to the area. Most of the information I have concerns Edwards Township and the south end of Ravalli County. I have census's, marriage records, cemetery records, and family records for most of the early day pioneers to the area.
NE Hall, Howard Laura Mattingly I was a volunteer through the RAOGK website and I'm still willing to look up obits with an exact date for people in the Hall or Howard Counties of Nebraska. Papers start in the late 1890's.

I can look up obituaries with the exact date please for deaths possibly as early as 1900 (though they were few) in Grand Island, St Paul and the surrounding areas. Please allow me a couple weeks.

NJ Ocean Bill Stewart Good to see that RAoGK has not completely disappeared. If you have a genealogical question that points to Ocean County, New Jersey, NJ, ask and I Will see what I can do.
NV Elko Mindy Adamson-Wahl I can help with research here. If I have to go to the courthouse there is a copy fee of 1.00 per page. But otherwise I can get obits, other newspaper articles, some birth & death certs for free. Email me if you have questions and also for research And I have photos of headstones for city of Elko, Carlin, Lamoille, and Metropolis.
NY Jim Murray If you are in need of research in New York City or the surrounding boroughs, I am available.

I research birth and death certificates at the Municipal Archives in lower Manhattan (New York County), which includes Bronx, Kings, Queens and Richmond Counties, on request from people seeking information on their relatives. Please note, there is a $5 transportation fee to get to/from the Municipal Archives to access these records. See my New York City Cemetery List.

NY Fredonia/Dunkirk Sally Thompson I will do obituary lookups and take photographs of tombstones in the Fredonia and Dunkirk areas.
OH Allen Anna Selfridge I can do public records newspaper look-ups, and some limited work with surrounding counties. If I can't get to it myself, I have a volunteer runner who helps out.
OR Douglas Dot Hosking Huntley Can do research at the genealogical society library, headstone photos, and obituary lookups on microfilm at the local library and online. I can do obit lookups and grave photos for Douglas county, Oregon. I also have several paid subscriptions to gen websites that can be very helpful.
OR Josephine Co. Sally Wright Yarbrough I do lookups in Josephine county Oregon, I have obituaries from 1992 to present from the "Grants Pass Daily Courier"I have marriage records, cemetery records, census records and misc..family genealogys. I will try and help anyway I can.
PA Allegheny Richard Boyer I am a volunteer for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. I take tombstone photos and look up obits.
PA Allegheny Co Karl-Michael Sala Karl-Michael Sala wrote: And I will do Germany, Prussia & Poland research in exchange for (a) Pittsburgh area person(s) doing some either minor or extensive on-site research (see separate post below for detaiils) for me on HOSEK & SALA in Allegheny & Beaver counties, PA

www.GermanGenealogist.com 1-888-456-7252

PA Lycoming Vicki Gottschall Enigk Will do lookup and research at the Lycoming County Genealogical Society Library - cemetery records, family history files, local histories, births, deaths, marriages, church records, and some newer obits.
PA Philadelphia Mary Phalan Mary Phalan will do obituary lookups in the Philadelphia newspapers. Thank you!
SC Lancaster Vernon Geisz I am in Lancaster County South Carolina. I can do Obits, Cemetary searches, courthouse lookups, public records lookups at the Courthouse (birth,death, marriage, probates, divorce, land records.) and the like for Lancaster County.
TN Henry Co Teresa Jackson I live in Henry County, Tennessee and can do look ups at our local Library.
TX Cooke Cindy Barnhart Will do cemetery lookups in the Gainesville area.
TX Kerr Co Marilyn Talbot I will look up obituaries and make copies and take photos of graves.
WA Pierce PICTOM Tacoma Public Library has some pretty good resources--Polk City Directories for Tacoma and Seattle (and a few others in Pierce County WA), Yearbooks for Tacoma Schools--some starting in the early 1900s, and the Tacoma daily newspapers. I'm in the library about once a month so if anyone needs me to look up anything, I can. (I also read the Pierce County Message Boards on Ancestry.com and look up a few request made there).
WA Pierce Rhonda Lewis I'm in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA too. :) I can get obits as well and I also can take grave photos. I've also taken photos of ancestor's homes on occasion..
WA Pierce Rhonda Lewis I can get obits, grave photos, as well as photo's of ancestor's home in the Pierce County, Washington area.
WI Northeast Counties-Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto; Kerry Bailey With the recent announcement by RAOGK, (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) being temporarily down, please see the following. Winter is coming and finding help in doing your family research in NE WI is available here. The following is the areas in which I cover. Please note that due to the winter weather and road conditions, some requests may be held until Spring. (NE Wisconsin Vitals, Court, Wills, Obits, News articles, Cemeteries, and Photo’s.) The cemeteries in northeastern WI are closed Nov 1st to April 1st (snow season).
WV Cabell Co Lisa Young I am available to do obituary look-ups

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