Last week’s survey asked about how you spend your genealogical volunteer time. 56% of respondents provide one-on-one assistance through sites such as Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness and FindaGrave. Only 5% volunteer for commercial projects, such as Ancestry.com’s World Archives Project. Complete results are:
56%, One-on-one assistance (e.g. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, FindaGrave)
46%, Other genealogical volunteerism
37%, Local genealogical society
24%, Historical society
24%, Other non-profit organizations (e.g., FamilySearch.org, US GenWeb)
10%, State genealogical society
6%, New England Historic Genealogical Society
5%, Commercial organizations (e.g. Ancestry.com World Archives Project)
NEHGS Volunteer Coordinator Helen Herzer reports that in 2010, more than 250 volunteers assisted at the Newbury Street library or worked at home on NEHGS database projects. Volunteers contributed nearly 18,800 hours of work—the equivalent of 10 staff years. If you are interested in helping with database projects, please email Helen Herzer, NEHGS volunteer coordinator, or contact her by phone at 617-226-1276.
This week's survey asks about your missionary ancestors. Take the survey now!