Give Back and Get Something in Return

If you've been following Free Genealogy Resources for a while, you know I'm a big fan of volunteer efforts.  It's these projects that make it possible for many of us to be able to pursue our roots without breaking the budget.

Recently, Ancestry.com partnered with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to launch the World Memory Project. Volunteers have begun the process of transcribing the millions of historical documents that the museum currently has in their holdings. These documents offer information on both victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II.

As work on the project continues, the information will become available for free on the Ancestry site. In addition to helping make available more free genealogy resources, working on the project will also offer you an opportunity to gain more experience in deciphering old handwriting.

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