Family History Assistant

  • VO57332


Borders Family History Society researches and publishes information for anyone interested in family or local history in the Scottish Borders. Our projects include recording Monumental Inscriptions, transcription and indexing of 19th century records and family trees for use in research of family and local history.
If you have design, drawing, word processing, spreadsheet or database skills, you can work in the comfort of your own home with projects tailored to your skills. Any version of MS Word or Excel is suitable; however Access needs to be MS Access 2000 or later. Other word processing / spreadsheet packages may be used.
You can help
-To record the relevant information from digitised images or photographs, into a word document, spreadsheet or into a database.
-To transcribe and proof read documents

Organisation aims and objectives

We help people with their family history in south-east Scotland, and adjacent counties of England and Scotland, and provide free access to our research facilities. We record gravestone inscriptions, and research social history and publish the results in our books and CDs.










Usually at volunteers own pace. There may be an occasional target date for publication.


Experience required: Comfortable with using email and internet. Basic to expert skills in word processing, spreadsheets and databases. We use Microsoft Word, Excel & Access but you may use your preferred software as long as we can convert the files. Attention to detail.
Travel details: You may work at home on your own pc at your own pace. Some contributions may only be 3-4 hours or you may choose to be involved in a longer term project.


Expenses details: Postage costs paid.

Last updated 3 months ago