Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Really... Family Tree Magazine???

How many more times will Family Tree Magazine continue to ignore the existence of Genealogy Trails?  We've been online since 2006 and have over one hundred thousand webpages of FREE data online.  We're 26th on the list of the 50 most popular websites for 2011, the 3rd year in a row we've made Progenealogist's list. 
At some point, FTMag is going to look like real idiots for choosing to not alert their readers to all the data we have available.  Just sayin....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another free site gone...

Sorry to see the end of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness...  raogk.org    It was a nice concept, though I don't know how well it actually worked in practice.  I remember using them 3 times, and had 1 fantastic volunteer who found a gravesite for me, even providing pictures - but then had two complete, and very frustrating, duds...  One volunteer strung me along for weeks promising to get to the courthouse, but finally said she just wasn't going to do it.  
RAOGK's demise follows the recent shut down of Usgennet.org in September, the organization that provided server space to many volunteer projects.  
Heads up researchers --- Free sites are disappearing fast , so researchers need to support the remaining free volunteer projects!