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Volunteer Genealogy Researcher

The Volunteer Genealogy Researcher will assist the director of the North Canton Heritage Society by responding to genealogy requests and serving as the primary genealogy researcher.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Organizing the NCHS genealogy collection
  • Responding to and fulfilling genealogy research requests in a timely, professional manner
  • Consulting with patrons/researchers to determine the information required and directing research accordingly
  • Retrieving materials for researchers
  • Working with sensitive materials in an appropriate manner and maintaining confidentiality

Timeframe: Ongoing

Schedule: 5-10 hours per week

Required Qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patrons/researchers
  • Experience with genealogical research
  • Experience working with sensitive material

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of local history
  • Experience as a professional genealogist, historical researcher, or librarian


  • Identified as primary genealogy researcher on website
  • Invite to members-only exhibition previews
  • 10% off in gift shop
  • Resume and experience builder
  • Helping families connect with their histories

Contact: Amanda Sedlak-Hevener, Executive Director