Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 2012 Web Portal Update

Great Coverage from Brunswick News
Since our last up date back back on March 28th we have been very busy getting the word out to the people of New Brunswick about Web Portal project.   We have been lucky that most of the newspapers around the province have been more than happy to write a story about the project.  The only paper that has not replied to us is the St Croix Courier.  This is very sad because of the high number of people who are of Scottish descent live in that area.  Hopefully we will find another way to get the word out in the area.

Volunteer Need
The Web Portal Advisory Committee is currently looking for a volunteer to sit on the advisory committee to help with communications. The type of communications this person would be involved in would be the writing of press releases, contacting and working with provincial, Federal and in some case British media. Updating the portal section of our website,Facebook and twitter.  There is also a need to work with local not-for-profit organizations with similar interests as this project.  As the head of communications you would also be looking after our email communications to our stake holders. If you are interested and would like more information please email the NB Scottish Web Portal committee.
Beginning this month (April) we should have a better understanding when we will be calling our volunteers to help with research.  As a committee we want to make sure we are ready for the volunteers and we have everything in place and we are sure where we want to start.

We Are Still In Need of Your Finical Help
Donations continue to be received and we are very happy with the response and the amounts people are donating.  It shows that there are people who understand appreciate the importance of this project. We are still along way away from our target and if you are interested in supporting this project please visit our donation section of NB Web Portal Page.

Do you have a family history you want to share?
Once again, if you have any questions or suggestions for the committee please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you have a story that you feel should be included in this project or a family history that needs to be include please do not hesitate to contact us.