Sunday 30 October 2011

Genealogists for Families initiative

Judy Webster has been in touch from Australia to ask me to give the Genealogists for Families initiative a quick plug. The scheme works by allowing genealogists the chance to make small loans of $25, via a non-profit organisation called Kiva, to low income families or businesses across the world. When the loan is paid back the genealogist can reclaim the money or re-invest it again. Genius!

It seems a great idea, and I've just signed up and made my first loan - I'm sure they'd welcome yours as well!

(With thanks to Judy Webster)



  1. Hello again Chris. Thanks for mentioning the project here as well as on Scottish GENES. It's great to have you on the team.

  2. The 'Meet the Team' series began today with a great post by 'Genealogists for Families' co-captain, Joan Miller. Other activities that we are planning include get-togethers at conferences, prize draws for members of the project's Kiva team, etc.