Welcome to the Yorkshire Online Parish Clerk (OPC) website
This is a brand new website and will take some time to develop. If you are familiar with any of the other county sites you will know what a fantastic resource they are but also the amount of work that goes into gathering the information.
My involvement began as an OPC for a Cornish Parish before going on to create the Wiltshire OPC site. My role here is mainly to get the website built and maintain it and to support the volunteers. This is where you come in. To build and establish the site I am looking to recruit the following volunteers:
- Three administrators to look after The North Riding, East Riding, West Riding.
- OPC's to look after parishes.
- Transcribers to transcribe parish documents and census records.
Other than photographers there is no need for anyone to live in the county, as the work is completely web based you could in fact live anywhere in the World. Unfortunately as the site will run by volunteers and provide information free of charge there is no financial assistance available so each volunteer will be responsible for gathering their own resources.
If you would like to take on any of these roles please do contact me via the link above suggesting what you may be happy to do. To be an administrator it would be helpful if you are fairly comfortable using a computer and can commit at least a few hours a week to the site. All other volunteers are very welcome however small their time commitment.
Looking forward to working with you and building the site together.