We're looking for people who own books, manuscripts, CD's, or other Dawson County resources who would be willing to do lookups for others. If you can help, please contact the county coordinator with your name and the titles(s) of the materials you own.
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 following:
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: