Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Anyone interested in hosting a County in IL--We have several available to those who would like to join us!
see our Vol page! Thank you!
YOU RETAIN ALL COPYRIGHTS &
CONTROL HOW IT IS ONLINE!
"What are my responsibilities as a County host?"
1. Providing raw data on a specific County. Any information you want to provide: Census, Cemeteries, Marriages, Deaths, Histories, Biographies, etc. We hope to eventually have complete data for each County, but by beginning with the documents you already have it's a great start. Every little bit helps someone!
2. Include a History of your County. Let visitors know what your County was all about. You can include photographs, biographies, public officials from the past. There are many things that can be included under this subject.
3. Linking other pages that pertain to
your County, by request or permission. Any homepage linked should
pertain to your County, and should contain genealogical and/or
historical content, which includes surnames. If someone is unable to
make a web page of their own, and donates their records for use on
your County pages, you are responsible to place that information
online, giving copyright to the person who submitted the material.
"Can I adopt a Town or Township instead of a County?"
Yes! If covering an entire County is difficult for you because of time and resources, adopting a town in that County is a great idea. We're happy to have volunteers at a County level. We would be happy to have volunteers who prefer to cover a topic in a township too, such as religion, history, cemeteries, occupations, etc. We can easily link your page to the County it falls under. Many researchers have a great knowledge of the specific area their ancestors lived in. This is a wonderful way to help. Just email us and let us know what area you would be interested in covering and we'll get you added.
"I am unable to adopt a County.Are there other ways I can help?"
If you would like to volunteer to do any of the following, we'd love
to have you on our team. By submitting the data you have collected
in your research, or placing it online for linking, you can be a
huge help to others who may be researching the same families or the
same areas. You can submit information to the State host or your
Obituary Transcriber - click here to Transcribe Obits
"Where do I place my pages? Does it cost me anything?"
You are FREE to place your pages anywhere you want them. FREE space has generously been provided by USGENNET.ORG for any page related to AHGP., rootsweb.com
"Who owns this data?"
If you provide it, you own it. If you request it to be removed, it will be. We hope, however, that you would never feel a need to remove material. Our only goal here is to provide the information needed to do research from home.
Interested? Contact Foxie Hagerty
Page Created 2/17/2009; updated February 17, 2009
Adapted from the Illinois AHGP FAQ and Bonnie Briggs, Shiawassee, & Debbie from Michigan AHGP.
Used with permission.
Monday, September 17, 2012 11:51:13 AM