Our volunteers have agreed to do a free genealogy research task at least once per month in their local area as an act of kindness. While the volunteers of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) have agreed to donate their time for free, you MUST PAY the volunteer for his/her expenses in fulfilling your request (copies, printing fees, postage, film or video tape, parking fees, etc.) if they ask for it.
At one time there were thousands of volunteers in every U.S. state and many international locations, and helped thousands of researchers. Be sure to read our RAOGK Guidelines and FAQ’s for before making a request and or becoming a Volunteer
It’s all about Volunteering
Looking for a RAOGK volunteer?
Is this your first visit to Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness? We want your visit to be a successful one. Our staff has put together a list of Guidlines for making requests for you to view and read before making any requests.
Please read our Guidelines For making Requests on RAOGK before doing so.
Register and create your Profile
Then go to the Volunteer Directory and locate someone in your area to do a lookup.
Rate your Volunteer to tell them and others how they did!
Want to Volunteer?
Ideally, you should reside in the area for which you volunteer. The purpose of this site is to help others obtain copies of documents, pictures of tombstones, etc., that can not be obtained easily by those who do not live in the area of their ancestors.