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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: 14 Jul 2012 4:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
RAOGK has been down for nine months now. Had heard on April 27 that Doc was working to bring the original site back up ...

The RAOGK went up on March 2 and as of mid-July (2012) has about 380 active volunteers.

If you're a RAOGK volunteer, consider activating a link for your volunteer services while the RAOGK site is down.
If you're a researcher, see if one of the 380 volunteers may just be in the area you need help.

The wiki has the same ease of use of the old RAOGK. Go to a state/county (country/province, etc), find a volunteer.
Additionally, it also has blogs, chats, polls, and soon ... a USA and International forum.
It has all the advantages of the old site ... and many of the features/functions found on Facebook, but much more structured. Wikis also don't go down.
IF a person creates a wiki account (totally OPTIONAL) you can follow pages and be alerted to changes to the page -- usually when a person activates their link. With a wiki account, the user also has a Profile page and a Message Wall (very similar to those features on FB) With a wiki account, a volunteer has the option to use their email as a link for their services (direct email contact by the researcher) or to have the researcher post their research request on the Message Wall. If the latter, the researcher posts the request and then the wiki sends an email to the volunteer.

If you haven't heard of the wiki before, check it out ...

Each volunteer who activates a llnk for their sevices makes the wiki just that much more viable a tool for researchers and volunteers ... and one person closer to the 4,000 volunteers the original site had.
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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