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Student Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to PROOFREAD!

You may be able to use the time spent volunteering for this project as part of your volunteer credit! If you are seeking volunteer credits, confirm with your teacher or advisor that volunteering for the OntarioGenWeb Census Project will count before confirming that you will proofread for us.

Each proofread page is equal to fifteen minutes of volunteer time (i.e. if you volunteer to proofread a census with 10 pages we will confirm that you volunteered for 150 minutes or 2 hours, 30 minutes). Confirmation of your volunteer time will be given after you have completed and sent in the proofread transcript. If the letter of confirmation is required by a certain date be sure to have the transcript complete and sent in to us at least three weeks before your deadline.

If your teacher or advisor has questions about the project or wishes to discuss it with us, please have them
- visit the website: http://oncensus.canadagenweb.org
- or contact the volunteer coordinator: http://oncensus.canadagenweb.org/contact-form.html

Please take a moment and review our Proofreader's Handbook before signing up.

If you are only willing to volunteer "from home" be sure you are volunteering for a census that is on the volunteer from home list. These are the only census records currently available to proofread entirely "from home" (unless you are willing to visit your local library or family history centre to copy a census from microfilm to proofread at home).

The requirements for volunteering are:

  • pre-1851* - access to microfilm
  • 1851 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1861* - access to microfilm
  • 1871 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1881 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1891 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1901 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1911 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
    *At times there are copies available. IF they are available this census will be listed on our Volunteer From Home page. If a census is NOT on that page, you will have to gain access to the census yourself.

    Ready? Just fill out this form and our Volunteer Co-ordinator will contact you shortly.

    Your Name:

    E-mail Address:

    Does your school or teacher require a letter from the OntarioGenWeb Census Project?

    If yes, we need the the following information in order to send them the letter.

    Teacher's Name:

    Name of School:

    School Mailing Address:

    You are volunteering to proofread:
    Grenville, Edwardsburg Twp, 1804
    [District: Johnstown District (#) / Sub-District: Edwardsburg Twp ()]

    Comment / Question:

    By filling out and sending this form you are volunteering for the census project. If do NOT wish to volunteer and have only a comment or question please use the appropriate forms. Only those volunteering will be responded to from this form.

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