Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another free site gone...

Sorry to see the end of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness...    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 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!

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