We Are a Society of Volunteers
There are many ways you can contribute to the success of WPGS, even if you live outside of Western Pennsylvania. Please don’t hesitate to ask for details if you're at all interested.
INDEXING OF DIGITAL RECORDS
As we begin the task of digitizing many of the WPGS record holdings, we need to index the records so that they can easily be found when searching. This task can be done in the comfort of your home, working from the original records. If you have indexing experience, the concept should be as easy as entering info and sending. If you are not familiar with indexing, training can be provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE JOTS NEWSLETTER
The Jots editor is always on the alert for articles and tidbits to publish. Share your research stories and knowledge of genealogy sources from throughout Western Pennsylvania. Please email the editor, email@example.com
, with items of potential interest.
ARCHIVES TEAM MEMBER
Work with the team leader firstname.lastname@example.org and others to prepare original documents for improved access through indexing, scanning, and/or publishing.
The QUARTERLY Publication
HELP WANTED: Editor. The Quarterly Editor solicits articles, writes articles, proofreads, & edits to scholarly standards. Will work with the previous editor to get up to speed. Should be familiar with standard genealogy citation format for footnotes.
WPGS LIBRARY RESEARCHERS
Looking for people who are interested in helping WPGS to assist patrons (members and non-members) with limited genealogical research within the scope of the WPGS collection and resources. Such research extends to Index Look-up, WPGS File Search, First Families of Western PA Applications, Naturalization Records Documentation, WPA Home Survey Search, as well as General Research. Contact email@example.com if you have some time to help someone else in their search for ancestors.