Candidate for NENC CC Representative
My name is Alice Allen, and I am a candidate for NENC County Coordinator Representative. While I don't have an opponent in this year's election, I am submitting a campaign page so that you can get to know me a little bit, and so that you will know my feelings about the USGenWeb Project.
First, you should know that I've been doing genealogical research off and on since 1967, in the midst of raising 6 children and a husband. That was long before the Internet, and back in the days when you wrote letters to courthouses and waited, ordered microfilm through the LDS Family History Centers and waited, and in some instances could only *guess* where our ancestors were from. We got our first computer and the Internet in 1995. Not knowing what to do on the 'net, one Saturday evening I typed "genealogy" into a search box, and I was off. I have not taken a break from genealogical research since that time. It still boggles my mind at how much this Project has grown in the past 14 years, as well as how many other sources for online data (paid and free) have been added to the Internet in this time. I am proud to be a member of the first and largest FREE web site for online genealogical data.
In July of 1996, as a member of a Kansas mailing list, I was asked if I would like to become involved with a brand-new project to get genealogical data on the Internet. Part of my love of this pastime includes sharing what I've learned with others. I didn't know anything about creating web pages when I began, but with my hand held all the way by Nancy Trice, I managed to create a site for Marshall County Kansas for this Project. I added Geauga and Seneca Counties to my list in August, and in November, I became County Coordinator for my home county--Clark County, Washington. After discovering some Colorado roots in both mine and my husband's families, I became the County Coordinator for Bent, Otero and Teller Counties in late 2008 and early 2009.
As a member of the USGenWeb Project almost since its beginning, I have worked under the original guidelines that were in place at that time:
1. To provide a research site for those whose families lived in our counties
2. Adding genealogical data for use by the researcher
3. Providing a place for them to leave queries about their families
4. Accepting contributions of data and getting it online so that more people can be helped.
As your representative for the Northeast/North Central region, I will continue to focus on the above guidelines, while encouraging our regional county coordinators to do the same. That's the focus of the USGenWeb Project. And as your representative, I will do my best to be available to answer your questions and concerns about the Project and your role in it. I will also do my best to let you know what is happening within the Project and how it may affect you.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, feel free to email me. My email address is listed below.
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Created and uploaded on Thursday, June 17, 2010