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The Golden Rule of Genealogy Volunteerism

Golden Rule VolunteerismThe Golden Rule — the law of reciprocity — offers a great maxim to apply to our world of genealogy. Most of us live far from the places our ancestors lived. We depend on others to make the local records safe, organized, and available — preferably in digital online form. The Golden Rule suggests we first do for others what we hope they’ll do for us. How many of us are doing that?

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The Genealogical Society: Revise or Demise?

Vigil for the Genealogical SocietyGenealogy is emerging, growing, thriving. So why do we hear rumors of the impending death of the local genealogical society? Is it “revise or demise” for these once-vital pillars of family history research? And what is the GEG’s obligation to local organizations? Continue reading The Genealogical Society: Revise or Demise?

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