Volunteer Opportunities and Projects

The Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County is active in promoting family history, education, and the preservation of records that are vital in the search for your ancestors, whether they lived in Michigan, or elsewhere.
 
The society has many opportunities for you to participate in our activities. 
By volunteering a little of your time you can enrich the genealogical experience that our society provides.  
 
CURRENT OPENINGS
GSWC members interested in any of the following openings, please contact Nancy Howard president@washtenawgenealogy.org
 
     BACK-UP RECORDING SECRETARY - Take minutes of Board meetings as needed.
 
     LIBRARIAN - Entering newly acquired materials into the catalog on our website.
                            Orientation will be supplied.
 
     NEWS-PAGES EDITORCoordinating components of the News-Pages, including write-ups,
                                                publicizing upcoming events and sharing Society news.
 
     PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Program and Education Committee) - Communicate with speakers
                                                      identified by the Committee.
 
     PUBLICITY COORDINATOR - Track various publicity efforts to ensure flow of publicity;
                                                       update Flow of Publicity spreadsheet as needed.
 
     WEB COMMITTEE - Participate in review meetings 3x/year, helping to keep the GSWC website
                                       up-to-date.
 
ONGOING PROJECTS

CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTION (FIND A GRAVE) – Help in adding photos and cemetery transcriptions from our readings to our GSWC Find A Grave account. Contact Rob & Cyndy Steward 734-429-9262 or robcyndy@comcast.net.
 
CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTION READINGS – Join others in transcribing cemetery stones on our annual cemetery reading days. Time commitment is 4 to 8 hours a year. Contact Rob & Cyndy Steward 734-429-9262 or robcyndy@comcast.net.
 
EDUCATION – Present a class on some aspect of your research: Have you visited your immigrant ancestor’s homeland? Have a particular area of research expertise? Contact the Program and Education Committee Chair, Janet Tarolli.
 
FAMILY HISTORY CAPERS - Join the staff and help with the production of the quarterly journal. Contact Marcia McCrary 734-483-2799 or info@washtenawgenealogy.org.. Find and write up source material for Washtenaw County.
 
NEWS-PAGES -Take notes during a program or class, and write up a brief report. Contact Marcia McCrary at 734-483-2799 or info@washtenawgenealogy.org.
 
RESEARCH - Help answer requests for research in Washtenaw County. When it reopens, we meet at the LDS Family History Center in Saline on Mondays (10 am - 1 pm), to confer, and often help researchers who drop in to the FHC. We use mainly the materials at the FHC, but sometimes visit other Washtenaw resources. You can still be part of the research team if you have time on days other than Mondays. Instruction is provided. Contact Marcia McCrary at 734-483-2799 or info@washtenawgenealogy.org.
 
 
 
 
09-28-2021 NMH