Help us out!
Before we started putting everything from cat videos to family photos online, some priest or clerk had to jot down every birth, christening, marriage, and death by hand.
Today, intrepid genealogists venture into dusty old church basements to recover historical records. Volunteers then photograph the documents and put them online.
Computers are pretty good at beating people at chess, but they’re not great at reading fancy cursive or smudgy typed pages. So we need people like you to re-write the old records so computers can understand.
There—that’s all there is to it!
Thanks to you, the world’s records become searchable, and people can now find their ancestors! The living will thank you, and the dead are probably pretty grateful, too.