Big News for Index Volunteers (or Those Who Are Interested in Starting)

I just received a notification of some big news (indexing-wise). Months ago, I wrote a post about the various ways you can volunteer some of your time by helping transcribe and index old records that are not yet available on the internet. It’s a great way to get acquainted with older records, improve your ability to read them and help current and future generations of family history researchers.  Up until now, FamilySearch.org offered an indexing program but it required the download of a separate program to participate.  What I love about Family Search is that it’s volunteer-run and free for

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Tuesday Tip: Genealogy Volunteering

Since I’ve been tied up with the class I’m currently taking, I’ve admittedly been slacking in the blog department. I wanted to make sure to share a tip for this week. What better way to get acquainted with genealogical terms and processes than to participate in genealogy volunteering? I have been volunteering my time for genealogy causes for about a year now and it has helped me in many ways. Here are a few ways to get involved: Records Transcription: With organizations scanning thousands of original documents every day, there is a great need for transcription services. Transcribing consists of

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