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.
We are a group of independent webmasters who link together to share
Historical and Genealogical data with researchers in a peaceful and
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
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
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
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: AHGPfirstname.lastname@example.org
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.