|There are times when the most diligent researchers become
stuck at difficult "brick walls" in their research. Sometimes, they
need a search of records that is too time consuming to ask volunteers for
help with. Perhaps a volunteer who offers that particular lookup
or service can't be found. (Have you checked the list of lookup offers
and links to other lookup services on the "Lookup
Help" page?) Some people simply don't enjoy the "thrill of the
hunt" that comes with doing their own research, or perhaps they've always
been curious about their family history, but just don't have the time or
patience that's required for genealogical research.
We've tried to list professional and/or experienced researchers who are established or reputable, come highly recommended by people whose judgement we trust, or with whom we have personally worked in the past. However, please be aware that we don't necessarily endorse or guarantee the services of any of these research professionals or organizations. This list is provided for information only, based on numerous requests we've received for such a list. Questions, research requests, fee structures, arrangements for payment, or complaints must be handled strictly between you and the provider whose services you are considering.
|San Mateo County Obituaries
April 21, 1962 through December 31, 1990
Copies of the original Redwood City Tribune or Peninsula Times Tribune obituaries can be obtained for a fee from the San Mateo County Genealogy Society's (SMCGS) researcher, Ruth Moore or snail mail to:
San Mateo County Genealogy Society (SMCGS)
Obituaries may vary in length from a single sentence to one with many pages and photographs. They may contain such information as birth/death dates, religion, country of origin, clubs & affiliations, titles, surviving family members, parents, cemetery, last address, maiden name, employer, religion and cause of death.
|South San Francisco Obituaries
1895 to present
Copies of obituaries from the South San Francisco Enterprise Journal are available for a $10 fee (as of Feb 2006). Please contact the South San Francisco Library History Room.
NOTE: South San Francisco is a different city (in a different county) than it's more well-known namesake to the north, San Francisco.
|San Mateo County Genealogical Society Research Services
Offers research services starting at one hour for a $12.00 donation.
|Margaret Posehn--Genealogy Research Services
I have the California birth indexes - 1905-1995; the California death indexes 1905-1999; and the California marriage indexes 1949-1986 - I will search the indexes free for five entries at a time. I also do research through out all of California in the newspapers, etc. Please see my web site for more information.
|California Genealogical Society
The society offers lookups in some resources for reasonable fees.