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KYahgp Coordinator Guidelines

1. Coordinators name and email should be on the index page of the site, at the very least. It would be nice if it were on every page, but it isn't an absolute.

2. There should be a copyright notice on the site, I would suggest at the bottom of each page. Something like this is sufficent.
© Copyright 2009 (Your name). All Rights Reserved. All materials contained on these pages are furnished for the free use of those individuals researching their family origins. ANY COMMERCIAL USE, PUBLICATION, OR POSTING OF THIS MATERIAL ON ANY OTHER WEBSITE, WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE COORDINATORS/AUTHOR/SUBMITTER OF THE MATERIAL/PAGE, IS PROHIBITED. All images used on these pages were obtained from sources permitting free distribution, or generated by the author, and are subject to the same restrictions/permissions. All persons contributing material for posting on these pages do so in recognition of their free, non-commercial distribution, and furthermore, are responsible to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.

3. All roll-calls MUST be answered within 30 days. If you miss 6 roll-calls, you will be delinked. If you change your email address or move your site, please contact me with the new information.

4. Your site MUST be updated once a year at least. I understand we all have busy lives and some of us have many obligations, but we should all be able to update once a year.

5. Not a requirement, but a suggestion. I've found that putting what's new on the index page of the site allows researchers to find new material easier. Since I have way more than 1 county, I put them on each individual county. I used to do them as seperate pages and some still are, I still in the process of changing over. This ensures that your update is current.


National Requirements

We are a group of independent webmasters who link together to share Historical and Genealogical data with researchers in a peaceful and harmonious setting.

AHGP is structured very differently from other online Genealogy and History organizations. We have very few rules or restrictions and believe in providing our members with many choices and options in every aspect of membership, thus eliminating the in-fighting prevalent in other groups.

Each site or topic page is an independent linking site. There is no limit to the number of member sites per state, county, topic, etc. Linking to other member sites is encouraged, but it is not required. For example, county sites are not required to link through a state site, and state sites are not forced to link any given county site. All members also have the option of linking directly to our main pages.

You must ask to link up with us.

Your site must contain some original content of a historical and/or a genealogical nature, and may not be a collection of links to other sites, unless it is comprehensive on a particular subject.

Copyright must be respected.

A logo and reciprocal link back to the main page or the site you are linked from is required. Please see our Logo page for currently available logos. You may also make your own logo, as long as it clearly states "AHGP" or "The American History and Genealogy Project."

We will not link to racist, or obscene sites, or sites which are intentionally offensive, or promote points of view which tend to stir debate or controversy among significant parts of society.

All participants are expected to find space for their own web projects. If you have difficulty finding space, please see our Member Info Page.

You may belong to and participate in other projects with the same page or web project.

We have three mail lists, and subscription is optional:

AHGP-ANNOUNCE list. For announcements only. To subscribe, send an email to:

AGHP list. This list is where people chat about whatever is going on in their day; our most used list. To subscribe, send an email to:

AHGP list. This list is to share info on our sites, ask for help with html problems, etc. To subscribe to AHGP send an email to:

No controversy, arguments, or politics is allowed on any of the lists.

To assure continuation of the project, if one of the webmasters maintaining the main pages leaves, a webmaster will be selected to replace him/her by a majority poll among the membership.

We have a webring which you are welcome to join if you desire. You can see the ring information on the main page and if you desire to join, click on Join and follow the directions.