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What has happened to the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness website?

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Re: What has happened to the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness website?

Posted: 13 Nov 2011 6:19PM GMT
Classification: Death
Edited: 13 Nov 2011 6:22PM GMT
Surnames: Schneider
Sad new reported today on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:

"Bridgett Schneider of Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK), R.I.P.


"It is with great sadness that I report that Bridgett Schneider, best known as the primary person behind Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness, passed away today. She was 64 years old.

"The last message I received from Bridgett was on October 18 when she wrote:

"RAOGK has been around with our volunteers helping other genealogists get copies of documents required to prove your lineage back to Adam and Eve (giggle). Pictures of your ancestors' tombstones were also high on the lists of requests. I hope everyone got as much service as we were able to give.

"Our heart is saddened that we will be offline for quite awhile. Between computer problems (harddrive turning to toast) and the health of the administrator very questionable ... RAOGK, after 11 years, will cease to exist for awhile.

"Bridgett Schneider
"RAOGK Administrator

"Bridgett and her husband Doc began Random Acts of Kindness (RAOGK) in 1999 in their Nebraska home. What they began with a handful of volunteer researchers in 1999 grew to over 4,000 people around the world.

"made many new friends over the years through RAOGK, attending conventions, society meetings, and helping the many researchers via online resources.

"Bridgett's husband Doc has assured the RAOGK volunteers that Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness will be back online in the future - a promise he has made to Bridgett. For now, some people are helping individuals through the RAOGK Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/33868082803/. Bridgett has brightened the lives of countless people and will be dearly missed."

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Ann Marie Mid... 28 Oct 2011 12:27PM GMT 
LHSwisher 29 Oct 2011 3:18AM GMT 
mi2early 14 Nov 2011 1:19AM GMT 
Ann Marie Mid... 14 Nov 2011 2:39AM GMT 
cowanm 14 Jul 2012 10:31PM GMT 
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