Join Jana and/or Susan at the West Texas Collection
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m
. for general research help and writing assistance! Park in the lot west of the Houston Harte Student Center, there are several visitor parking spots but after 1 p.m. visitors can park anywhere.
The WTC is on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. Map
Volunteer Opportunities for Members:
EMAIL us for info on any of these opportunities!
Family Story Board
During the month of August, SAGHS has again been invited to display "boards" depicting a family story, local history or events. If you would like to create a board (we supply the board) for display, please sign up now. We will be working on these boards in June and July to prepare for hanging August 1.
The Genealogy Fair, tentatively slated August 25th, has need of a handful of volunteers to organize the event, address questions about venue and timing, solicit donations for door prizes and enlist exhibitors. This committee needs fresh perspectives from volunteers to keep the event from becoming stale in its fourth year.
Additional volunteers are needed to help with Research Assistance & More, our weekly genealogy research boost. Jana Jenkins and Susan Ball are currently volunteering for this event, but could use additional assistants. You don’t have to be an expert or know all the answers. If you get stumped, just ask one of the WTC archivists or one of the other volunteers.
2016 Spring Workshop
The Spring Workshop is a key benefit SAGHS provides to members. Input is needed in selecting the speaker, the workshop date, the registration fee, and addressing the format. Particularly pressing is the need to increase participation in the workshop. This committee needs new ideas and outside-thebox thinking to keep the workshop relevant to AGHS membership.
To increase visibility for SAGHS among a younger generation, SAGHS should embrace social media enthusiastically. Our Facebook and Pinterest presence is well established, but could always use more help. In addition, we haven’t yet tried Twitter or Instagram. Interested in social media? Want to spread the word about our wonderful programs? Please consider joining this committee!
One of our top priorities is creating a full name index for the Stalkin' Kin and volunteers are needed! You'll work from a few pages at a time, with a prepared Excel spreadsheet. This is an easy project that can be done at home.