Genealogy Volunteer Opportunities
Family History Indexing
Learn how volunteer family history indexing projects are making hundreds of thousands of genealogical records available online for free access, and how you can volunteer your own time to help! This includes volunteer indexing projects at both Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.
FamilySearch Indexing: Step by Step
Learn how to join and participate in the easy online FamilySearch Indexing project to help make genealogy records from around the world freely available to all on the Internet.
The BillionGraves Project offers an easy way for genealogy volunteers from around the world to use their smartphones to take GPSencoded pictures of headstones in cemeteries which are then uploaded to the Internet and transcribed for easy searching. The information on the headstones is then made available to the public.
This free directory of genealogy lookup volunteers includes volunteer indexes for each US state, as well as Australia, Canada and Europe. Learn how to volunteer for lookups in your area, or find one to help you access a record you need.
This enormous collection of genealogical information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man needs your help!
IIGSTM Translation Team
The International Internet Genealogical Society Translation Team is looking for looking for people with language skills who can help translate IIGS™ Web pages into non-English languages.
MyTrees - Extraction Project
This commercial site "pays" its volunteers with free search time. You'll find the "Pay With Extraction Hours" link under "My Account."
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Volunteers on this site offer to do record lookups, cemetery photos, etc. one day per month in the area in which they live. One of the best ideas to come along in free genealogy research yet!
USGenWeb Census Project
The Census Project was started in February 1997 with the mission of transcribing all of the US Federal Censuses for free online use by everyone. They are always in need of transcribers, proofreaders, and technical support.
USGenWeb State Pages
There are always state and county pages on the USGenWeb site in need of adoption. Or if you don't have the time that takes, consider uploading documents you have collected in your research.
USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
The USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project was started to encourage people to walk cemeteries and donate copies of the surveys to the online Tombstone Transcription Project Archives.
USGenWeb Archives Pension Project
This project is endeavoring to provide actual transcriptions of Pension related materials for all Wars prior to 1900. They are still in need of volunteers willing to "host" a war.