Under the resources tab on the menu bar of the website, (you must be logged in), click on Guild Services and find a list of member services, some of which have been covered. But did you know about the Newswatch Project, Mentoring, WARP, Awards of Excellence and many more. Let’s look at a few and see what you might be missing:
- Mentoring is often what can make the difference between a satisfying experience and a frustrating one. No matter what your challenge is, there may be a member who can help you through it. All you need to do is ask.
- Newswatch Project refers to other members giving a bit of their time to review their local newspaper for Guild surnames. This is an excellent way to get hard-to-find information from across the world. Check the list of locations and newspapers.
- Awards of Excellence is what is sounds like. Click on this and see a range of awards that have been given to members for excellence in areas such as, articles, websites, books, blogs completed by Guild members. I like this site because I can access examples of good research and one-name study methods.
- RAOGK stands for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, a behaviour that seems to come naturally to most family historians, and the Guild is no different. Once logged in, there is a table of Offers and Requests. The requests lag behind the offers so don’t overlook these helping hands.
- WARP is an acronym for Warning, Advice and Reporting point. What is that you ask? This is a service that focuses on computer and Internet security alerts related to your email alias and other Guild technology. All you need to do is subscribe and if anything does become a concern, you will be in the know.
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