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Ontario GenWeb Project: Volunteers Needed!
Volunteer!

There are two types of volunteers needed - one should fit you just right!

Short-Term Volunteers: Those willing to volunteer for a short period (hours, days, weeks) to transcribe, lend a hand by answering queries, write an article, or other similar needs.

Long-Term Volunteers: Those willing to volunteer for a long period (months, years) to host, co-ordinate, transcribe, or other similar needs.


We Need:
  • Hosts
  • Consultants
  • Indexers
  • Information Gatherers
  • Transcribers
  • Project Managers
  • Proofreaders
  • Writers

  • Hosts
    Long-Term

    Individuals or teams to run websites geared towards the counties & districts of Ontario. Click here for more information or to volunteer


    Consultants
    Short-Term or Long-Term

    Individuals are needed to answer genealogical questions specific to Ontario’s counties & districts. Click here for more information or to volunteer


    Indexers
    Short-Term or Long-Term

  • Index a Book - Do you have or have access to a book relevant to Ontario genealogy (city directory, local history, family genealogy, etc)? If so, index it and send in the index to be posted on OntarioGenWeb. This can be done from anywhere by anyone. All you need is a book that has at least 51% Ontario content, then type in the surname & names of persons within the book along with info about the book (title, author, pub date, ISBN, where to purchase if applicable). Then submit it to OntarioGenWeb's Archive

  • Indexes of other items of genealogical interest are also welcomed. Click here for more information or to volunteer

  • Information Gatherers
    Short-Term or Long-Term

  • Submissions to OntarioGenWeb's Archives: Text file donations are requested; if you have any genealogical extracts to share they are quite welcome. Click here for more information or to volunteer

  • Answer Questions or Queries - Answers are needed for our Q&A and Roadblocks pages. And answers are always needed for queries posted.

  • Cemeteries - Do you live near a cemetery? Have a cemetery transcript? Have an interest in cemeteries? The CanadaGenWeb Cemetery Project is seeking persons to provide lookups of local cemetery or transcripts, as well as persons willing to locate information on cemeteries (location, history, etc.). Click here for more information or to volunteer

  • Add Books - Know of a book that would aid genealogists in tracing the Ontario branch of their family tree? Add it here

  • Add Links - Is there a website that would be of interest to an Ontario researcher? Add it here

  • Transcribers
    Short-Term or Long-Term

  • Census Transcriber - Transcribers, Proofreaders and Photocopiers are needed to help put census transcripts online. Click here for more information or to volunteer

  • Family Bible Transcriber - Do you have a family bible? Access to one? Find one at a garage sale or in a used book store? Transcribe it! Click here for more information or to volunteer

  • Transcripts of other items of genealogical interest are also welcomed as long as they originate from an original source and not from a publication. Click here for more information or to volunteer

  • Project Managers
    Long-Term

    Persons willing to oversee new projects that OntarioGenWeb will launch. Project Managers would oversee the maintenance of the project at hand, including the organization of volunteers and submissions. An ideal Project Manager would be someone who has an interest in genealogy and enthusiasm to get the job done. People skills and HTML or online database knowledge would be an asset.

    Project suggestions are welcome - do you have an idea for a project that would benefit Ontario researchers? As a Province-wide site we can only consider projects that encompass all of Ontario, or more than one area (localized projects should be suggested to the GenWeb host of that area) , and are of general or broad interest (ie, will be beneficial to most visitors). Click here for more information or to volunteer


    Proofreaders
    Short-Term or Long-Term

  • Census Proofreader - Transcribers, Proofreaders and Photocopiers are needed to help put census transcripts online. Click here for more information or to volunteer

  • Writers
    Short-Term

    One of OntarioGenWeb's main functions is to provide information on how-to research your family in Ontario. Writers are needed to write articles or instructions on how-to research various genealogy topics in Ontario. There are still many topics that need attention:

  • Movement West With the Railway - what was the attraction? What genealogical records are available?
  • Home Children
  • Native Heritage
    Please see
    Research By Topic for a listing of current articles. If there's a topic you feel should be covered that isn't consider volunteering to write about it.

    Click here to volunteer as a writer

  • OntarioGenWeb wishes to thank and extend our gratitude to each and every volunteer who has participated in this project since the beginning.

    To give your personal thanks to our volunteers, please click here. (Messages of thanks only please -- queries, inquiries, or requests will be removed without notice)


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