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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Pay Back time?

The National Archives instituted a "Citizen Archivist Week of Service" for January 15-19.  Click here to join them in the Citizen Archivist Challenge to tag or transcribe 2018 pages in the National Archives Catalog.

This is one of many ways you can pay it back to the genealogical community for all the wonderful information you find online.  Another national possibility is to work with FamilySearch on one of their many Indexing Projects. With over 100 projects there is something of interest for everyone.

On the local level the San Mateo County Genealogical Society has numerous opportunities to contribute.  You could join the indexing team onsite at the Colma Historial Museum as  they index the Mortuary Books of Valente, Marini, Perata and Co. Or, if you'd rather work in the southern part of the county, there are a couple projects that we'd like to start at the San Mateo County Historical Association Museum.  We also have an opportunity to work on a project from home.  Contact if you would like to volunteer.

Another alternative is share your genealogy online.  Whether it is in a blog or on a website, a family tree or a story or just a great genealogical find, sharing with others is not only satisfying but also a great way to pay back the genealogical community that shares with you.

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