Do you wish that there would be more free data out there to help you and every other family history buff? Well, there is some available, but you can help to make even more available for yourself and everyone else.
FamilySearch, one of the leading organizations that provides free vital records and genealogical data online, has begun to digitize the information transcribed from the many microfilms that they have in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library. They have the films posted on their website initially, without being indexed. They are available for browsing. But now volunteers are able to help in the efforts to transcribe the information from the images, and make this information searchable through the FamilySearch index.
If you would like to help in this endeavor, just sign up through www.familysearch.org They would be happy to assist you with enrolling as a volunteer.
I currently assist in the indexing project with the Italian records that have been microfilmed. It is a very rewarding experience, and I am so happy to be a part of this great project. It can't be done over night, but if many more volunteers chip in, just think of the many records that can be made available for you and everyone else around the world.
Here is a part of a press release from FamilySearch earlier this year: