Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

When you take a moment or two to help others in their search for their family tree your kindness and generosity is almost always 'played forward' - meaning, someone then helps someone else, etc. YOU can help someone scale their 'brick wall' just as someone can help you. So whether you only give an hour a month, a few moments on Ancestry or one day a week at your local Family History Center, your time and effort ARE much appreciated!

Special County pages:

Make your requests for lookup limited in scope. (example: "Tell me everything about the Smiths" is definitely too broad.)

Tehama County Volunteer Information

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Tehama County needs volunteers to help look-up genealogical information. If you have any resources available and/or are willing to volunteer your time at local sources please e-mail the county coordinator.

Thank you!

Rules for Lookup Volunteers
Volunteers may do unlimited lookups if (and only if):

  1. The lookup volunteer is the actual author and copyright holder of the publication.
  2. The lookup volunteer is using primary source documents ... whether they are trekking to the courthouse or using their own xeroxed copies of public domain documents.
  3. The lookup volunteer has written permission from the author / copyright holder to use their publication for lookups

Volunteers may be able to make certain limited scope lookups in copyrighted publications under the "fair use" provisions of existing law. Potential volunteers are encouraged to review the explanations of copyright protection, especially the "fair use" provisions, available elsewhere on the Web. http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/copyright.shtml

Rules for Lookup Requests

  • To request a lookup from any of the references, click on the name of the owner and ask them politely. Remember, they are volunteers so they don't have to do this. Please remember to say thank you to the volunteer.
  • Mention the name of the book/source in your message. Our volunteers aren't mind-readers & they may not remember which books they volunteered for. Make your requests for lookup limited in scope. (example: "Tell me everything about the Smiths" is probably too broad.)
  • Researchers should not ask, nor may lookup volunteers offer, to violate copyright laws in responding to requests for lookups in any copyrighted material. --
  • If you haven't already read it, please go to the US GenWeb Copyrights FAQ Page and read it carefully before you request a lookup or volunteer to do lookups. This page has important information about copyright laws as they apply to the USGenWeb project. http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/copyright.shtml
Resource Volunteer
California Birth Index - 1905-1999 CA GenWeb Project
Corning CA Newspapers Webmaster

Tehama County CA - Researchers (for pay)

The following is a list of paid researchers. The names listed are in no way an endorsement of the CAGenWeb project. Arrangements made are between you and the professional researcher.

NameEmail/Contact information