Volunteers are the lifeblood of any organisation such as ours. Most of the publications and indexes available to the members of the Isle of Wight Family History Society have been produced by volunteers. All of the committee give their time freely and valuably. We also have on-going projects and others that we would like to set up. Being involved with your Society brings its own rewards in involvement and friendship.
There is a group of members presently transcribing the County Record Office Card Index entries for Burials from the 1850s to 1900. Others have transcribed family notices from Victorian newspapers.
If poring over records and documents is not your forte perhaps you would like to volunteer to help at meetings. We like to have a written report of all meetings in our quarterly journal. They do not write themselves and help is needed to record, either in note form or on a recorder each monthly talk and the three talks given at the One Day Conference in May in order to write them up for the journal. This is essential for all our members who live on the mainland or abroad to be able to keep up with our activities. For further information about this please apply to The Chairman
Sometimes we need members to man stalls at an event run by another organization such as a Society's Fair.
Perhaps you have specific skills and could help with writing articles for the journal.
Lastly, if you live on the Island and are familiar with the records held here research is always needed by members who cannot easily visit the Island. We badly need some researchers to help in this.
If you can help in any way please contact The Chairman