Family friends

Since 1998 Free UK Genealogy has been working to make family history data freely available online, and so far more than 10,000 volunteers have hand-transcribed over 350,000,000 paper records. Now that's what I call crowdsourcing.

Free UK Genealogy is the parent organisation to three projects – FreeBMD (births, marriages and deaths), Free Reg (parish register transcription) and FreeCen (transcription of census returns); all of which we've given a cohesive identity which links them together as one family.

Alongside this new identity, we're also working with Free UK Genealogy on the user interface design of their websites, concentrating on making them clearer, simpler and even more useful, both for the people researching their family history, and the volunteer transcribers.

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