Volunteer 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 members and non-members to participate in our activities.  By volunteering a little of your time you can enrich the genealogical experience that our society provides.  Some activities that are available include:
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.
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/Education Committee.
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.
MEMBERSHIP - help with the record keeping of the society. Contact info@washtenawgenealogy.org.
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. We meet at the LDS Family History Center in Saline on Mondays (10-2), 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.
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