Generous Genealogists is a great new website that practices the spirit of volunteerism. “Stated most simply, we are a community of volunteers who agree to provide free genealogy research and assistance, as an act of kindness, to “those in need.” But, that simple statement does not define us totally. We are a vibrant, vital and growing community teaching and helping each other in the best methods and traditions of the genealogists of today, yesterday and hopefully tomorrow” Some of you may recall the website, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) which is no longer an active site; this website helps researchers much as this website did, but also has a lot more to offer.
Generous Genealogists is free to join. Here is some of the things they have to offer:
- Searching for Family
- Italian Civil Records Explained
- A Solution for Note Organization
- A Genealogy Success Story
- Anthroponomatics-Whos Yourrr Granddaddy
- many more
Generous Genealogists also have a Wiki page. Their website states, “As our ‘Helping others- Find the past’ title hopefully indicates, our Wiki exists to document and share information on “how-to” conduct and manage genealogy research. This Wiki also serves as the platform for documenting our 'collective' preferences regarding the conduct of genealogy work. We will maintain this Wiki as an independent and distinct component of the total Generous Genealogists community.”
Some of you have asked how you can help Generous Genealogist. Volunteering is a huge part of helping, but for those who have the extra finances and can help, you can also donate to help by donating a the Fund GenerousGenealogists website! All monies go directly to the Generous Genealogists website and its maintenance.
Disclaimer: I recommend Generous Genealogists. I believe in this website and also volunteer to write articles and share resources I have. For example, I am willing to do lookups in my Mississippi books or look up names in databases I subscribe to. For many of you that were RAOGK visitors, this website will be a great place to visit and receive t hat same free volunteering, genealogical spirit.
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