As you may know, the Society is functioning without a president. Joan Howell, our vice-president, is presiding at the membership and board meetings and continues to keep us going. However, we need persons who are willing to assume the leadership positions.
We are also looking for contributors to our journal, Trees of Wilson. We accept articles about people and families connected to Wilson or one of its parent counties, articles about genealogy research in general, transcribed records, family trees, photos and more. We ask that articles about people and families be as accurate as possible, include primary source information and meet criteria for good authorship.
Will Robinson, Genealogy Librarian at the Wilson County Public Library, has started to transcribe the Wilson County land deeds. He has asked for the Society’s assistance to move the project along faster. He would print pages from the microfilm, and they would be mailed to you for you to transcribe at your home on your schedule. You would return your work to us (via email if possible). This will be a big project and many persons would make it move along faster.
Horace Peele built our website many years ago and has been our web master ever since. He has asked to be relieved of that responsibility, and we would like to extend our gratitude to Horace for his many years of assistance with our Internet presence. Last month we put out a call for volunteers for the website and were contacted by Krista Williamson, a former North Carolina resident who now lives in Arizona, who has volunteered to help. Krista is a ’92 alumni of N.C. State and works as a graphic designer in Scottsdale. Her father’s family is a Wilson County Founding Family and she has been a member of the Society since 2005.
Think about what you can do to help WCGS and Wilson County researchers.