Research Your Scottish Ancestry

Robert WilbanksCall for Genealogy Volunteers - 2020 Games

by Robert M. Wilbanks IV, B.A.
Chief Genealogist & Historian, C.S.A.
genealogy@arizonascots.com

As the Caledonian Society of Arizona is now in full swing preparing for the 2020 Phoenix Scottish Games, I would like to take this opportunity to remind our members of the need for volunteers. This includes the need for genealogy volunteers for the genealogy tent.

The Chief Genealogist for the Caledonian Society of Arizona is seeking experienced practicing genealogists to assist attendees of the 2020 Phoenix Scottish Games who visit the society’s official genealogy tent.

The Caledonian Society of Arizona, a Scottish cultural organization, has incorporated a more significant genealogical element within its organization. The 2020 Phoenix Scottish Games will seek to follow up on the success of the last three years with the genealogy tent, with the Chief Genealogist on site and a wealth of resources, potentially including brief personalized consultations and access to online resources. Volunteers can provide a great assist in expanding interest in genealogy to the general public.

The Phoenix Scottish Games will be on Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th, 2020 at Steele Indian School Park (Indian School Road & Central Avenue) in Phoenix. Help in setting up the tent displays on Friday, March 6th, would also be greatly appreciated. Volunteers will receive free all-day admission to the event for the entire day on the day the volunteer indicates availability; volunteers may volunteer for both days. Volunteers will be requested to work, at minimum, two x two-hour shifts, per day, with a minimum one hour break in between. Shifts will begin as early as 8am both days, and will end at 5pm on both days.

Genealogy tent

Naturally, volunteers will be expected to have basic genealogy knowledge overall, and specifically in U.S. research. Knowledge of research in Scottish, English, Irish and/or Canadian genealogy would be extremely beneficial. Volunteers should be outgoing with good inter-personal skills and service-oriented characteristics.  Volunteers should expect to stand for long periods, and be prepared for any kind of weather conditions.

Local area genealogy societies are invited to send along hundreds of copies of society informational and membership brochures for distribution, and should encourage members to participate in helping to expand interest in genealogy and local genealogy activities to the general public.

For more information about The Caledonian Society of Arizona, and the 2020 Phoenix Scottish Games, please visit  http://phoenixsocttishgames.com. To volunteer, or for more information about the genealogy tent, please contact Robert M. Wilbanks IV, C.S.A. Chief Genealogist, at   genealogy@arizonascots.com

As the Caledonian Society of Arizona is now in full swing preparing for the 2020 Phoenix Scottish Games, I would like to take this opportunity to remind our members of the need for volunteers. This includes the need for genealogy volunteers for the genealogy tent.

The Chief Genealogist for the Caledonian Society of Arizona is seeking experienced practicing genealogists to assist attendees of the 2020 Phoenix Scottish Games who visit the society’s official genealogy tent. The Caledonian Society of Arizona, a Scottish cultural organization, has incorporated a more significant genealogical element within its organization. The 2020 Phoenix Scottish Games will seek to follow up on the success of the last three years with the genealogy tent, with the Chief Genealogist on site and a wealth of resources, potentially including brief personalized consultations and access to online resources. Volunteers can provide a great assist in expanding interest in genealogy to the general public.

The Phoenix Scottish Games will be on Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th, 2020 at Steele Indian School Park (Indian School Road & Central Avenue) in Phoenix. Help in setting up the tent displays on Friday, March 6th, would also be greatly appreciated. Volunteers will receive free all-day admission to the event for the entire day on the day the volunteer indicates availability; volunteers may volunteer for both days. Volunteers will be requested to work, at minimum, two x two-hour shifts, per day, with a minimum one hour break in between. Shifts will begin as early as 8am both days, and will end at 5pm on both days.

Naturally, volunteers will be expected to have basic genealogy knowledge overall, and specifically in U.S. research. Knowledge of research in Scottish, English, Irish and/or Canadian genealogy would be extremely beneficial. Volunteers should be outgoing with good inter-personal skills and service-oriented characteristics.  Volunteers should expect to stand for long periods, and be prepared for any kind of weather conditions.

Local area genealogy societies are invited to send along hundreds of copies of society informational and membership brochures for distribution, and should encourage members to participate in helping to expand interest in genealogy and local genealogy activities to the general public.

For more information about The Caledonian Society of Arizona, and the 2020 Phoenix Scottish Games, please visit  phoenixscottishgames.com. To volunteer, or for more information about the genealogy tent, please contact Robert M. Wilbanks IV, C.S.A. Chief Genealogist, at   genealogy@arizonascots.com

This is another of a series of articles in which I show you the basics of searching for your family history, discussing the use of family records, public records, and online resources nationally and internationally, etc. The previous articles are now available on the Genealogy Section of this website.   See “Genealogy” in the menu options at the top of the web page.