Send us an email if you are interested in helping out or have
questions about opportunities:
Cemetery canvasser and indexer
Being a canvasser involves taking photos of headstones at the
cemetery. Indexing can be done from home using your own computer. The
current project in 2015-16 is Memorial Park Cemetery.
Marriage Records transcriber and indexer
Transcribing information from microfilmed marriage records to a
database for publishing on our website.
Bible Records indexer and transcriber
Make images of donated Bible record pages and create an index of
names to publish on our website.
Surname and Locality File maintenance
Create and add folders of donated research materials to our existing
files. Also create an index of our holdings to publish on our website.
Requires research experience and use of computers in genealogy
Consultants give one-on-one assistance to researchers in the
library. Approximately 3 hours a week is requested, but other schedules
can be worked out. Orientation and training are provided.
Assume responsibility for a section of books in the genealogy
collection. Review them at least once a month to replace damaged labels,
ensure they are in the correct order, etc. Training is provided.
Family History digitizer and Indexer
Digitizing requires some training and muct be done at the library.
Indexing can be done from home using your own computer. It entails
reviewing scanned family histories, and recording surnames and
respective page numbers.
Can be done from home using your own computer. Record basic
information from newspaper obituaries for posting online and updating
Research Committee Member
Involves doing local research (mostly obituary lookups) for people
outside of this area who ask for assistance.
May involve monthly trips to St. Petersburg and Clearwater
One-on-One Help in special areas
Involves agreement to give one-on-one help in special areas of
research. The areas can be specific geographic areas, translations,
computer assistance, etc.
Requires experience with automated systems and with PGS. Involves
care of PGS automation equipment and data.
PGS Display Table Representative
Set up the PGS table display with handouts and promote the society
and genealogy to interested persons. Minimum of four events a year, with
others determined by volunteer time available.
Coordinates provision of refreshments at monthly PGS meetings, and
staffs the refreshment table.
Requires some experience with PGS. Involves recording events,
writing annual summary of PGS activitiy and accomplishments, and
taking/organizing photos taken by yourself or contributed by others.
Board of Directors (various positions)
(annual elections with vacant positions filled by appointment as necessary)
Requires some experience with PGS and with managing projects.
Seminar setup and teardown assistance as well as other jobs to stage
Instructor (various topics)
Requires experience with PGS and in-depth knowledge of subject area.
Various other volunteer positions may become