Whether you are using the services of our lookup volunteers, or deciding
to act as a volunteer yourself, it is very important that you read the
The USGenWeb Project Official Lookup Policy:
USGenWeb will not tolerate any copyright violations. Lookup requests
should be limited to one name, or perhaps two if it is a married
couple. Information given will be minimal, for example if it is a
cemetery book lookup, the information will be the name of the
cemetery and the dates on the headstone. Please do not ask for
"everybody with X surname" or an entire family group, or for
hardcopies to be mailed; the volunteers have been asked not to
comply with such requests. Our lookups will extend to searching the
book to determine if the book would be helpful to you in your
research. Should the book prove useful, we can provide the author's
address and ordering information. The USGenWeb Project will endeavor
to get a written statement from each copyright holder which
stipulates which books may be used for lookups.
When requesting a lookup, please follow these guidelines in your e-mail
message to the volunteer:
- Subject should read, "DANIELS COUNTY LOOKUP".
- In the first line of your message, please list the name of the
reference you wish checked.
- Limit your request to *one or two specific names.*
- Be sure to say "thank you" to the volunteer who helps you.