RAOGK is no more? Is there anything we can do here?
I read recently that the Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness website is gone indefinitely.
As reported by Dick Eastman, here: <a href="http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2011/10/random-acts-of-genealogy-kindness-raogk-will-be-offline-for-some-time.html">Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness (RAOGK) will be Offline for Some Time</a>, the owner of that site said:
<p>RAOGK has been around with our volunteers helping other genealogists get copies of documents required to prove your lineage back to Adam and Eve (giggle). Pictures of your ancestors' tombstones were also high on the lists of requests. I hope everyone got as much service as we were able to give.
Our heart is saddened that we will be offline for quite awhile. Between computer problems (harddrive turning to toast) and the health of the administrator very questionable ... RAOGK, after 11 years, will cease to exist for awhile
I have often felt like FamilyTreeCircles is very similar to the service that the excellent RAOGK has provided for so many years.
With all deference to Bridgett, but given that there's no information on what's to come of roagk.org, is there something that can be added to FamilyTreeCircles, a section, a feature, that would help fill the void, at least temporarily?
Having focused so much on FamilyTreeCircles for so long, and never wishing to compete with them, I never really looked much at ROAGK. So I look to the FamilyTreeCircles community to advise me on this.
What are your thoughts?
on 2011-11-01 17:27:30
Scott Jangro is the owner of FamilyTreeCircles.com and has documented roots back to Mayflower passengers Stephen Hopkins and William Brewster. If you're wondering what he's doing when he's mysteriously absent, here's some links to other stuff he's responsible for: about.me/jangro.