30 October 2012

Generous Genealogists -- FREE Genealogy Research and Support




Mark Rabideau has launched a new website, Generous Genealogists. Volunteers donate their time to provide research, networking, and coaching to the genealogy community at large. Building on the mission and the intent of the now defunct Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness website (see editor’s note), the “golden rule” for the Generous Genealogists community is to “help others as you would be helped.”

The site includes brick-wall forums, coaching and mentoring articles, and, of course, an
army of volunteers. 

Need help with a problem? Are you in a position to help others with their genealogy and family history research needs?  If you answered yes to either, do check out this website!

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Editor’s Note: the generous volunteering of services that takes place in our community was previously discussed in this Upfront with NGS blog post:

RAOGK -- an important and often overlooked resource for on-the-ground genealogical help! And as reported, sadly, the founder of this effort, Bridget Schneider died in November 2011.

Editor’s Note: we also learned of a new site, Genealogy and Family History Beta. This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history. It's 100% free, no registration required.



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(11 Nov 2012) NEW -- Editor’s Note: Apologies for not acknowledging the "sources" for where I learned about this news!  APG eNews, Vol. 1, No. 3, October 2012 (for the 1st paragraph), and Thomas MacEntee on FB and Dick Eastman's blog EOGN for additional insight.

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