• New York
You can now speak directly with someone who has experience researching in these areas, and who can help guide you in the right direction. These are the states where we see the most questions coming in, but soon there will be no limit to the areas you can call with questions about. Click here, then select a state under Research Assistance to get help today.
How You Can Help?
Genealogists find great value in making connections. With this program, we are linking those who have research experience with those who have questions about researching their families. Because this takes place remotely, anyone can help if they have an occasional few minutes to spare. Immediate one-on-one assistance is the most successful way to help researchers find their ancestors, so those participating will have instant satisfaction in knowing they’re helping others. Here’s your chance to reach out and make a difference!
Come be a part of this new technology to help connect genealogists.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much time are you asking help volunteers to contribute?
A. As much or as little as you would like. Service would be based entirely on your schedule.
Q. Will there be training to help me know what to do?
A. Yes. Training information to help you get started can found on our Volunteer Resources page.
Q. I have experience in other areas besides those states and would like to help. Can I?
A. Eventually. When you sign up, please add additional areas you want to volunteer in on the form.
Q. What kinds of questions will I receive?
A. The questions will vary. Studies about the general types of questions asked show that the top five are:
- Finding the parents of an individual.
- Finding more information about that individual.
- Finding a birth, marriage, or death record.
- Finding immigration or emigration records.
- Finding more information about the family.
Q. How is the phone connection made with other people?
A. An incoming call from a researcher will be routed to any phone number you select. The caller will never see your personal information or phone number; you will only be identified as a FamilySearch volunteer.
Thanks for being willing to help with this great cause! Sign up here to volunteer.