Thank you for your interest in USGenWeb Project. There are many opportunities for you to help this project become successful and grow, based on your time, availability and knowledge level. We are always happy to have and train new volunteers. We are currently searching for county coordinators for most states, as well as volunteers for simple lookups and to compile data for inclusion in our online USGenWeb Archives.
In June, as the Kentucky Project was nearing completion, it was decided to create a set of pages for all states, establishing the USGenWeb. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for a state page.
If you would like to contribute
your data or create a county page within a given state, please contact
the person responsible for maintaining the state page of your interest.
USGenWeb Home Page
Simply click on the virtual map of the United States or select from the printed list of states and enter the state you want to research. At the state level you will generally find a state/county map, categories of reference sources, links to other web sites in the state, and links to the county pages. For example, Kentucky's web site--the precursor for this larger project--offers links to the state's genealogical and historical libraries, related sites, and details on source materials for Kentucky. Each county web page generally includes links to the county's government offices, libraries, historical and genealogical societies, indexes to source materials, and surname exchange lists for genealogists. This model is repeated for all 50 states.
Nevada's GenWeb Page is particularly clear and easy to follow and prominently places a link to its "Guide to Genealogy Research in Nevada" on its opening screen. Arkansas's page includes the genealogy of President Bill Clinton. Pros/Cons: This easily navigable site offers links on a state and county basis to most U.S. genealogical sources now on the web. Because it is maintained by volunteers, coverage and quality can be uneven. Bottom Line: Though only a year old, this site has quickly become the best basic source for finding genealogical archives, indexes, and other databases--though not actual source material--in the United States.