Our local library does not offer a research service, they
only do minimal searches as they do not have the staff or time to provide this
kind of service.
Therefore it is up to people like the ones listed on this
page to help out. Some researchers may charge fees, usually if they have
to go out of their way or pay for a record. These fees are what the record
holder (i.e. courthouse, health department) charge for copies and should not
exceed that plus shipping. I have listed fees that apply to most areas in
town, as of this date: August 2005.
Birth and death records are $25 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy. You must be a next
of kin to obtain a complete death record. Birth records are private and
copies are only issued to immediate family members.
Courthouse: 25 cents per copy and a $5 certification
fee. Court Clerks are very busy and understaffed
and may charge higher rates for copy requests. DO NOT send them a
list of people and records to look for!
Library: 15 cents per copy.
Due to copyright laws, photocopies of a book
can not be made. You can however get a copy of the title page,
table of contents, and an index page.
Good luck and happy hunting!
If you would like to volunteer, please email me and give me list of what and
where you are willing to search. Thanks!