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Closing of Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness (RAOGK) website
Posted by: Gloria J. Tune (ID *****2201) Date: November 08, 2011 at 19:04:00
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One of the most useful genealogical resources for over a decade has been the many volunteers from across the United States in all locations associated with the online site “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness” (RAOGK). These local volunteers took email requests from people across the country needing assistance obtaining documents from an ancestor’s local courthouse, obituaries, news articles from libraries or photos of headstones from the town’s cemeteries.

The current administrator, Bridgett Schneider, of RAOGK, just sent out the news bulletin in mid-October, 2011, that the site needs to close down ‘for awhile.’ They have had major problems recently with their hard drive on the computer plus the overall health of the administrator is not favorable. This could well turn out to be an indefinite time period the site is closed down.

See complete article at this link...

People are encouraged to volunteer for counties at the county level websites and forum boards. This is certainly a huge loss to genealogy researchers.

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