July 2018 is completely focused on providing you with genealogy tips that are …..well,….”out of the box”.
What is an “out of the box” genealogy resource? I’m so glad you asked! An “out of the box” genealogy resource is that record set or that strategy that goes beyond traditional research methods.
Every single day (yes, every day!) for the entire month, you will find a new genealogy tip right here.
Let’s get started!
DAY 1 – Become a Genealogy Volunteer!
Have you considered volunteering for a local genealogical society, archives or local event?
Your research time is limited. I understand that. But consider the benefits of volunteering your time…
- You widen your genealogy network group. Don’t underestimate the benefit (and the fun) of talking genealogy with other like minded individuals! While working with other researchers on a common goal such as publishing a society’s journal or planning a genealogy workshop or assisting other researchers – you will pick up on research strategies and tips that are new to you! We all have something to offer.
- You learn about genealogical resources unique to that area.
- You might just meet a “new” cousin. (I’ve met several this way!)
- If you volunteer for transcription projects, you will hone your ability to read the old handwriting. You do not have to be local to help with transcription projects.
- You will have the satisfaction of promoting genealogy research to others.
How to Find Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunities to volunteer your time exist both online and away from your computer.
- Check with your local and state genealogical society’s volunteer coordinator for their needs.
- Check out transcription projects at FamilySearch.
- Sign up as a volunteer at Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness. RAOGK do everything from record lookups to photographing a grave.
How will YOU Volunteer?
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