Sunday, March 7, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy: Week 10

Here it is, number 10 in the weekly installments of tips and hints for sharpening your genealogical skills. (Brought to us by Amy Coffin at WeTree and sponsored by GeneaBloggers).

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 10
Investigate Family Search Pilot, which is part of This is a wonderful collection of records which literally grows every day. In the middle left of the page is a link that says “Browse our record collections.” Click it and pick a region. Search collections outside your research interest. Investigate the types of records collected all over the world and see how they differ from those with which you are familiar. If you are a genealogy blogger, pick a type of record from another country and share your observations about it.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 6 March 2010 through Friday, 12 March 2010

If you have not yet used this resource, or checked it recently, you will want to be sure to take a look at the rapidly growing list of primary source materials that have been indexed and made available - many with digital images of the original records. And, while you are there, take a look at how you could become and indexer and join with volunteers around the world to help move this project forward. The process is simple, one you can do from your home computers, and records for indexing are broken into small batches that take less than an hour to complete.

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