a proud part of
My name is Trish Elliott-Kashima, and I am the County Coordinator for Hawaii County HIGenWeb, which I adopted
in 2015. My husband's grandparents came from Japan to the Islands of Maui and Hawaii in the early 1900's and I lived on Oahu for
three years as a child. I am also the County Coordinator for Whitfield County GAGenWeb which I adopted in 2011, and for Marion County GAGenweb
which I adopted in 2013; Beaverhead County Montana in 2016. I have had a lifelong interest (obsession really) in my family's ancestry and in history in general.
I used to look for answers to other people's "brick wall" queries. Eventually I searched for a way to reach and help more people with their genealogy, which evolved to my
volunteering to be a County
Coordinator. I really enjoy being a County Coordinator - and I
you would too!
The sites in the USGenWeb Project would never be successful if it were not for contributors and volunteers! If you have anything you would like to
of the counties and County Coordinators. If the county you are looking for is in a different state, please visit the USGenWeb Project and pick the state
of your choice, located on the left hand side of their page and from that state click on the appropriate county, borough, or parish site.
The HIGenWeb Project is a grass-roots all volunteer genealogical/historical effort. Each county webpage is commercial free and contains useful tips,
online databases particular to that area, volunteer lookups, surname queries, descriptions of local libraries, historical background information, contact
information, and much more. All information is free. For more about the HIGenWeb Project, or more information on volunteering, contact the
If you would like to volunteer by submitting information to county sites, please contact the County Coordinator by selecting their name from
About the USGenWeb Project
In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists led by Jeff Murphy organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which e
volved into the KyGenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for genealogy data and research for all counties in Kentucky. In addition,
the information for each county would be indexed and cross-linked to make it easier for researchers to find a name or data that they sought.
In June 1996, as the KyGenWeb Project was nearing 100% county coverage, interested volunteers decided to create a similar set of pages for all states,
establishing The USGenWeb Project. Bill Couch wanted to follow in the footsteps of the KY Project with a similar site for Arkansas. Jeff Murphy set up a
main page for the states that included a template for volunteers to use. Announcements were made to genealogy mailing lists and newsgroups and news
of this Project was spread by email and word of mouth. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the efforts for each state, and additional
volunteers were sought to create and maintain websites for every county in the United States. By July of 1996 most states were online with state homepages
and most had several volunteers. The USGenWeb Project has a timeline of events, this can be viewed here. If you would like to join the USGenWeb
roject, there are several ways you
Become a County Coordinator for a county, parish or borough where available by visiting the state you are interested.
Volunteer by submitting transcriptions of cemeteries, census, vital records.
Volunteer in any of the Special Projects
USGenWeb Archives Project
USGenWeb African American Griots Project
USGenWeb Lineage Project
Tombstone Transcription Project
Volunteer in any of the Sub-Special Projects
USGenWeb Digital Map Library
The Pension Project
Church Records Project
Marriage Records Project
Family Group Sheet Project
Special Collections Project
The possibilities to volunteer in the USGenWeb Project are endless! Contact a County Coordinator, State Coordinator or Project Coordinator for
more information or to contribute transcriptions, photographs or records.
This page was last updated on -09/04/2016