Saturday, April 30, 2011

Online Genealogy Volunteer Opportunities

For those who do not know, there are a few opportunities where anyone can help with the digitization process of genealogical records.

One of these, recently mentioned in the comments section for a previous blog post (thank you, Kevin), is the RecordAGrave app on Facebook.

The easiest link for it is here:

The resulting text can be found on

Another opportunity to spend a little free time is with the LDS Church's Records Extraction Program. It used to be called FREP when I was first introduced to it.

This isn't digitizing LDS records per se, but is digitizing the microfilms kept in the granite vaults outside Salt Lake for a number of years. The pictures have been digitized, however now those pictures have to be put into text that can be used on the web site.

Looking for a productive way to spend your summer? This just might be the answer.

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