We are always looking for people to be more personally involved in CDGS. Board of Governors positions are voting positions. Committee positions are non-voting positions, but committee members are always invited to participate in Board of Governors discussions.
Officers have specific duties assigned to them, Trustees do not have specific duties but are expected to contribute to discussions (all we ask is that they have an enthusiasm for genealogy).
Your input is valued! We are all regular people who enjoy working with genealogy.
Recording Secretary (Officer)
This is a Board of Governors position. Term of office is two years with a maximum of two terms. Duties include:
Taking notes at the Board and General Meetings. Board meetings are recorded and the recording will be made available to the Recording Secretary to help produce accurate minutes.
Write the minutes and note any additions or corrections for the next month's agenda (Agenda will be provided by the President of CDGS). Distribute the notes to the Board of Governors.
Produce a list of the Officers, Trustees and Committee Chairs with their email addresses and telephone numbers for distribution to the Board of Governors in January.
This is a Board of Governors position. Term of office is three years with a maximum of two terms. We are looking for Trustees who have an interest and enthusiasm for genealogy. No Board experience is necessary.
Promote program development.
Assist in making contact with potential speakers and arranging presentations. Right now the presentations are via Zoom only, but in the future we anticipate a hybrid of in-person meetings with Zoom included.
When we return to an in-person component of our meetings we will need people to :
Meet and greet people at the door.
CDGS runs the Genealogy Help desk on the 7th floor of the NYS Library where the Genealogy Section is located. The Library volunteers work with people visiting the library to help them locate information and documents about their family members and historical locations. The NYS Library has comprehensive
holdings that are useful in genealogy research and they aren't always where you expect them to be....... Library Volunteers are trained by the Library Staff and by existing CDGS NYS Library Volunteers. You get an official lanyard card and all, plus parking. Volunteers are scheduled on a monthly basis as they choose to make themselves available. You can get more information by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. In their "down" time Library Volunteers will work on a limited basis on queries submitted by our members. Soon there will be a research query form available in our "members only" portal.
The 1950 Census wants YOU!
Specifically they want your help to make the transcribed Census data more accurate. Both the National Archives and the combined efforts of Family Search and Ancestry have projects that let you correct the current data. You can do it at home, in your pajamas - no judging. So what are you waiting for?