GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTING LOOKUPS
Feel free to request a look-up from the generous
volunteers listed in this section.
These wonderful helpers provide their time and effort for
However, they can reasonably expect that you reimburse
them for costs
they incur for such things as photocopying or postage.
Please use the following guidelines when making your
- Please DON'T ask the volunteer to do more than they have offered
- Limit your request to one or two items or names. Be
considerate of the volunteer's time.
- Put the words "Santa Cruz County LOOKUP" in the subject
line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked.
- In the first line of the message please put the name
of the book or type of record from which you are requesting the
- If you have a spam filter, either turn it
off or add the volunteer's email address to accept your email!
- Be sure to thank the volunteer for their time!
- Please DON'T ask the volunteer for a lookup that would violate
wanted and appreciated!!
If you own or have access to records and books
relating to Santa Cruz County and are willing to do look-ups, please let us know. Any source
relating to Santa Cruz County history or families is wanted!
Look in the attic, the basement, in the corner of your closet. Do you
Books on Santa Cruz County history or
Old school yearbooks or class pictures with
An old family Bible with Santa Cruz County
names and dates?
Old club membership rosters?
Back issues of old monthly neighborhood
Diaries, letters, journals, scrapbooks?
Old phone books or directories?
? ? ? ? ?
Dust them off!
Please share them with us by offering to look up a
name for someone. Just imagine the
interesting records we would all have "access" to if we each
volunteered to do lookups in just one item we may have laying around
the house! Tell
us about the Santa Cruz County resource you'd like to share!
(We will be happy to list any type of limits to
what you would be willing to do next to your name. For example, if you
only want to do lookups on the third Tuesday of every other month,
that's fine! We wouldn't want to have any volunteer feel overburdened.)
Please join this growing list of wonderful
volunteers! Thank you to every one of you!
Index of Santa Cruz
County Lookup Offers
City and Telephone Directories
& Genealogy Related Books
The local library is always an excellent place for research. Now
you can contact librarians through the internet:
For other possible help with lookups, consider "trading" lookup
offers with other researchers looking for help in YOUR geographic area
or in books/records YOU own. If you are willing to help other
genealogists, in exchange for the help you receive, consider some of
these wonderful resources:
There are also specific mailing lists that have volunteers for that
- Random Acts of Genealogical
Kindness is another group of lookup volunteers who
provide help all over the country. In return for this help, you
are asked to do one lookup per month in your own area for another
- Books We Own
is a list of resources owned or accessible by people willing to
look up genealogical information for others.
Library has many lookup offers for numerous Northern
California resources, all offered by generous volunteers.
Before you take advantage of any volunteer resources, please be willing
to return the favor. Remember that every one of these
wonderful volunteers are taking time from their OWN research to do YOU a
favor. We will all benefit if we're all willing to pass those favors along
to someone else.
researchers with a specific interest in Santa Cruz County.
researchers who will look up census records for California.
researchers who will lookup dates of death in the California Death
Index (CADI) as well as obits and certificate transcriptions.
County History &
Genealogy Related Books
- Santa Cruz: The Early Years by Leon Rowland - Loralee
California Vital Records Indices
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