Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Despite its name, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness is in fact a premeditated effort to match up volunteers with needy genealogists. Researchers from throughout the United States and 48 other countries and territories have agreed to share their time and talents with at least one lucky genealogist per month. Volunteers may charge for out-of-pocket expenses (copies, postage, etc.), but are not allowed to charge for their time. In case you're stumped, the link to "Go Find a Volunteer!" is intentionally placed at the bottom of the Frequently Asked Questions page—a friendly reminder to learn the rules before making a request.