Monday, June 11, 2007

Another Great Partnership: RAOGK and

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Partners With
Volunteers from around the world to benefit from new social networking site

Provo, UT, June 12, 2007 -- Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK), a global volunteer organization in which volunteers perform various genealogy-related tasks for researchers who live far away, has recently partnered with

"We are excited about this opportunity to join forces with as we continue to expand our resources in support of genealogists and their research," said Bridgett Schneider, Program Administrator, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness.

As part of the partnership, RAOGK will introduce more than 4,000 of its volunteers to, a new free, social genealogy network that is operated by

“Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness is an incredible organization in which its members provide free services to genealogists, such as looking up a record from a courthouse or taking a picture of a tombstone. We are so excited to work with this group of volunteers and hope to expand their network, as well as their resources by introducing them to,” said Paul Allen, CEO. launched its beta site in April 2007 with the goal of helping other genealogists connect with one another throughout the world. Currently has nearly 5,000 members and is growing by nearly a thousand members each week.

As part of the service, individuals who sign up can indicate on their personal profile page if they are willing to do local or Internet record lookups. RAOGK will also have an area on the site where their members can communicate with each other, post announcements, invite others to join the organization, view photos, and more.

RAOGK volunteers who sign up to will also be able to place a graphic on their personal profile page that will allow others to see that they are volunteers. RAOGK hopes to recruit additional volunteers and also help current members to connect with RAOGK members.

“RAOGK members are a perfect fit for FamilyLink, they are willing to do so much just for a “thank you”. They will be a great benefit to our members,” said Jason McGowan, Product Manager,

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