Help Preserve and Share New Jersey Genealogy—Become a Volunteer

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey is the state’s premier organization for New Jersey genealogy and our collections provides genealogists a wide variety of materials, original and compiled, to conduct their family research.

GSNJ offers you the opportunity to share your interests and skills—whether you have just a few hours a month or lots of time to spend with us. To date, volunteer contributions have allowed the Society to accomplish goals and complete projects for the Programming, Long Range Planning, and Website Committees.

How Volunteers Can Help

Some recent GSNJ volunteer examples include:

GSNJ “Tombstone Hounds”

Help GSNJ inventory New Jersey cemeteries around the state. GSNJ regularly conducts “Tombstone Hunts” at various locations and help is needed with all aspects of gathering and processing collected data.

GSNJ Collections at the Special Collections and University Archives, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. NJ

Assist with preservation, filing, copying, scanning, indexing, and transcription projects related to GSNJ’s collections. Recent completed projects include the transcription of GSNJ’s Finding Aids and indexing of GSNJ’s Family/Bible Records collection, numbers 3991-5887.

GSNJ Program Committee

Assist with duties (mailing, registration, on-site help, etc.) for GSNJ’s Annual Seminar (various locations, all-day) and Annual Meeting (Alexander Library, Rutgers University).

GSNJ Newsletter

Assist with writing articles, editing incoming articles and layout of the newsletter. Adobe InDesign experience is a plus.

Public Relations

Assist with various functions at GSNJ programs and events.

For More Information on Becoming a Volunteer

To find out how you can become a volunteer with The Genealogical Society of New Jersey, please contact:

Christine Murphy, GSNJ Volunteers Chair

All of the Society’s programs are made possible by membership dues, grants, and contributions. Show your support—join GSNJ today!!