"The PAGenWeb Project was created in 1996 by Gary Steiner is association with the USGenWeb Project in an effort to answer the ever growing needs of genealogists who were trying to research their ancestors in Pennsylvania." ... "The PAGenWeb Project has been online since early 1996. Since that time, the project has remained faithful to the goals and mission of the PAGenWeb Project and continues today to provide FREE resource and reference information to researchers of the state of Pennsylvania." [See the PAGenWeb.org for more...]
The current Leadership Team of the PAGenWeb is composed of:
Joe Patterson - State Coordinator
Pending appointment - Assistant State Coordinator for the Western Counties
Nancy Janyszeski - Assistant State Coordinator for the Eastern Counties
History of the Washington County PAGenWeb
The first PAGenWeb Washington County PA coordinator was Jean Suplick Matuson [who also developed Chartiers.com]. Other county coordinators were Georgeann Malowney [who now hosts the Chartiers site] and Peggy Tebbetts, followed by Christina Hunt.
Keeping with the policies and philosophy of the PAGenWeb Project, The Washington County PAGenWeb Project aims to provide FREE genealogy, resources, and tips to genealogists searching within Washington County PA. This web-site is non-commercial; all data is provided freely and free for your personal use. No part of the Washington Co PAGenWeb should be copied for any commercial endeavor but parts may be used in personal genealogy. As with citing any genealogy source, giving credit in your work to the website is appreciated.
Judith Florian took over the web site in 2006 at the request of Christina Hunt. Judy was born and raised in the City of Washington, PA but now lives in northeast Ohio. She learned to do genealogy from her grandmother in the early 1980s, when the Court House still housed all of its materials rather than spread over two counties and many buildings (and an abandoned mine). Although record storage has changed, the basics of research have not changed. One of Judy's talents is writing Help articles about genealogy to help the beginner to experienced researcher. However, Judy cannot do personal research since she no longer lives in the county. As the sole webmaster, she works on submissions as she is able to do so.
What areas does this site cover
The site attempts to provide genealogical information from any dates and any areas within Washington County.
As a genealogy and informational repository for the County, this project accepts submissions as well as including information the webmaster has collected over the years through her personal or ongoing research. The webmaster accepts all types of genealogy data and photos. All submissions must be typed and must include the name of the submitter, your E-mail address if you want it included on the page(s), the source information and location where you found the data. For example, a Will must include the name of the deceased, a Will Book Number and Page Number, and the Court House location where you found the Will. A photo must give the person's name (or unknown), locations where the person resided, and an approximate date.
You Can Help
Besides submissions, *you* can help the county web site in many ways. Report broken links or web pages with missing graphics (the dreaded "red x"). Report typos, which creep into work no matter how often work is reviewed. Although most "date" problems occurred in the collection of data, report when dates or information don't make sense (example: a death date before the person was even born). And, if you find your ancestor's data on this web site, consider sending a brief write-up or comment to include on the page. The webmaster also needs typists for newspaper articles or for large projects.
Where can I find more help or other researchers?
Subscribe to the PAWashin Rootsweb Mailing List, or one of the specialized lists (see www.rootsweb.com under message boards.