Volunteers are the backbone of our Society! If you benefit from and enjoy WCGS, please consider helping by contacting our Coordinator
. We have all levels of needs.
Some of our needs are short duration items. For example, providing snacks for the social time at the end of the meeting, staffing a WCGS table at a genealogy or history-themed event, volunteering at larger society events when held in our area, and others. Contact our Coordinator
if you can help.
If you prefer working from home, consider helping with our transcription and abstraction projects listed on the Projects
page! Of if you wish to provide an article, download our Guidelines
only exists through the continued support of its readers and volunteers! An editor cannot create the journal – many hands are needed! Whether you ferret out the records yourself or work on one of our on-going projects, whatever content we include will "open doors" to possibly new and beneficial information.
And in case you were thinking…..
- "I don’t have time.” - The nice thing about abstracting/transcribing is that even 10 minutes a day can be of great help! Obviously we would encourage you to feel free to work even longer <grin!>, but the point is you can do a lot in a short amount of time.
- “I don’t live in Wake County.” - Though we always welcome record abstracts/transcripts that you provide to us, we recognize that's not always an option. With a few clicks of a mouse, we can provide material in the form of a .jpg or .PDF to anyone living anywhere to abstract/transcribe.
- “I’m not good enough.” - Reading handwritten documents can be hard. Transcribers/abstractors do make mistakes. Our job is to not be perfect; it is to entice researchers to want to check out the really neat records we make available.
- “I don’t know what to do.” - We honestly just have a few "rules" for abstractors/transcribers for consistentcy throughout the journal. We have templates for records that are tabular or contain repetitive data. All you have to do is enter the unique data! No need to worry about formatting.
- “What if I can’t read something?” – Don’t worry! Our “rules” help document the problem. And we have project leads and editors who can help you past the block thus building your skills and confidence.
Instead ask yourself….
- “What if I had to do my research without using someone else’s abstracts/transcriptions?” – then insert your answer here!
Please consider helping Wake Treasures
by volunteering just a few minutes of your time. Your contribution is invaluable
and benefits many researchers. Contact our Journal Editor
if you want to help. Thank you!