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This Week's Survey: Genealogical Volunteerism

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

Last week’s survey asked about where you get "how-to" information. The top three resources are non-profit genealogical websites, such as and, 92%; commercial websites, such as, 88%; and print books, 85%. Only 26% get their information from blogs. There is a sharp divide between the top five resouces (which include non-genealogical websites and print magazines), and the remaining resources. Complete results are:


  • 92%, Non-profit genealogical websites (e.g., FamilySearch,
  • 88%, Commercial genealogical websites (e.g.,,
  • 85%, Print books
  • 74%, Non-genealogical websites (e.g., Google,, etc.)
  • 68%, Print magazines
  • 39%, Other digital resources
  • 39%, e-books and magazines
  • 36%, Other print resources
  • 36%, Free Commercial Websites (e.g.,
  • 33%, Wikis (e.g., Wikipedia, FamilySearch Research Wiki)
  • 26%, Blogs (e.g., EOGN, Dear Myrtle)


This week's survey asks about how you spend your volunteer time in genealogy. Take the survey now!

Posted by Michael Leclerc at 07/20/2011 04:13:30 PM | 

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