The Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Facebook group page is pretty popular. There are over 20,000 members. One of the things you will see on there all the time are questions like, “Can someone see if Mortimer Snerd has an obituary on XYZNewspapers.com and clip it for me?” If you happen to have a subscription to XYZNewspapers.com should you do the lookup?
Here is a great article written by the Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, CG.
Most genealogists will bend over backwards to help out a fellow researcher but sometimes you just can’t. It is always best to follow the rules. You can tell them whether or not what they are looking for exists but for them to get a copy they will have to subscribe to the website just like you did.
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