Lookup volunteers are an excellent resource you can use to keep genealogy costs within a tight budget. Volunteers may have a wide variety of resources available including local records, books, family trees or other genealogical data.
Some listings of lookup volunteers include
Books We Own
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Geneasearch's Free Genealogy Lookups
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Make sure you send a proper query and use recognized abbreviations.