Volunteering With Us

** Could all our current volunteers please keep an eye on our Coronavirus status page **

The Society of Genealogists has always relied upon the goodwill and talent of volunteers. We welcome people from all walks of life, who are vital to all areas of the Society's operations and who contribute to a range of special projects.

We have a very busy community of home indexing volunteers who contribute to the Society from all over the UK and beyond, and if this is something you are interested in doing we can get you started straight away. See below for a list of current home indexing projects.

Please complete a Volunteer Expression of Interest form and tell us about yourself.

If you have any questions about volunteering at the Society, please contact Christine Worthington, Volunteer Manager volunteermanager@sog.org.au

Current Home Indexing Projects

The Great Card Index is made up of over a million cards containing various items of genealogical information extracted from sources such as parish registers, marriage licenses, will indexes, monumental inscriptions and references to Chancery Proceedings. Society members compiled the index between 1911 and 1939 and it covers resources from the late 11th century to the late 19th century. Both members of the society and non-members can contribute to this project.

We have many digitised copies of resources in SoG Data Online such as parish registers and memorial inscriptions which require indexing so names can be found more easily. Members of the Society can contribute to this project, which requires the ability to log in to the members' area of our website.

Current Vacancies

On occasion, where the need arises, there are specific roles that may suit people with particular interests or experience.

Digital Resources Team

Face to Face Internet Session Tutor (you must be a full member of the Society of Genealogists to Apply for this Role)

Even though the Society's premises is closed for the time being, I will be happy to accept your expression of interest form and keep it on file until we reopen.

Some Light Reading . . . 

05/2020 Our Volunteers V: SoG Data Online Resources Indexers
05/2020 Our Volunteers IV: Pedigree Rolls Project Indexers
04/2020 Our Volunteers III: Great Card Indexers
03/2020 Our Volunteers II: Face to Face Volunteers
01/2020 Our Volunteers I: Counter Volunteers
12/2019 International Volunteer Day
11/2019 World Digital Preservation Day
10/2019 Libraries Week at the Society of Genealogists
10/2019 World Mental Health Day

Volunteer at Home


Don't live in London?

You can volunteer at home!

Ask our Volunteer Manager about current indexing and transcribing projects.

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