Thom sent me a link to an article from the The Daily News (Jacksonville, NC), written by Joe Miller. It’s about a group called ‘Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness’ (website here (raogk.org)), and about how one man was helped and how he’s helping others (as well as giving you a good rundown of just what kind of activities the group engages in). This is the first time I’ve heard about Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, and I am looking forward to contributing (and you should check them out as well).
From the group’s website:
The 4599 volunteers of this movement have agreed at least once per month to do a research task in their local area as an act of kindness. The cost to you would be reimbursing the volunteer for his expenses in fulfilling your request (video tape, copy fees, etc.). This is not a FREE service.
Successful genealogical research is based upon people helping people. Our volunteers unselfishly provide information available in their area to those who live far away.
We ask that you return to this site after being helped in order to return the favor in YOUR home area to someone else!
If just one person volunteers from each county in the United States, and from other countries, once per month, researchers everywhere will benefit tremendously!