USGenWeb Archives

This is the original home of the USGenWeb Archives

Special Projects

 

Tombstone Project

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FTP DIRECTORY

FILE MANAGER

Alabama Table of Contents

Alabama

 

Alaska Table of Contents

Alaska

 

Arizona Table of Contents

Arizona Table of Contents

 

Arkansas Table of Contents

Arkansas Table of Contents

 

California Table of Contents

California

 

Colorado Table of Contents

Colorado

 

Connecticut Table of Contents

Connecticut

 

Delaware Table of Contents

Delaware

 

DC Table of Contents

District of Columbia

 

Florida Table of Contents

Florida

 

Georgia Table of Contents

Georgia

 

Hawaii Table of Contents

Hawaii

 

Idaho Table of Contents

Idaho

 

Illinois Table of Contents

Illinois

 

Indiana Table of Contents

Indiana

 

Iowa Table of Contents

Iowa

 

Kansas Table of Contents

Kansas

 

Kentucky Table of Contents

Kentucky

 

Louisiana Table of Contents

Louisiana

 

Maine Table of Contents

Maine

 

Maryland Table of Contents

Maryland

 

Massachusetts Table of Contents

Massachusetts

 

Michigan Table of Contents

Michigan

 

Minnesota Table of Contents

Minnesota

 

Mississippi Table of Contents

Mississippi

 

Missouri Table of Contents

Missouri



Montana Table of Contents

Montana

 

Nebraska Table of Contents

Nebraska

 

Nevada Table of Contents

Nevada

 

New Hampshire Table of Contents

New Hampshire

 

New Jersey Table of Contents

New Jersey

 

New Mexico Table of Contents

New Mexico

 

New York Table of Contents

New York

 

North Carolina Table of Contents

North Carolina

 

North Dakota Table of Contents

North Dakota

 

Ohio Table of Contents

Ohio

 

Oklahoma Table of Contents

Oklahoma

 

Oregon Table of Contents

Oregon

 

Pennsylvania Table of Contents

Pennsylvania

 

Rhode Island Table of Contents

Rhode Island

 

South Carolina Table of Contents

South Carolina

 

South Dakota Table of Contents

South Dakota

 

Tennessee Table of Contents

Tennessee

 

Texas Table of Contents

Texas

 

Utah Table of Contents

Utah

 

Vermont Table of Contents

Vermont

 

Virginia Table of Contents

Virginia Table of Contents

 

Washington Table of Contents

Washington

 

West Virginia Table of Contents

West Virginia

 

Wisconsin Table of Contents

Wisconsin

 

Wyoming Table of Contents

Wyoming

 

 

USGenWeb Archives Special Projects

Census Images

Church Project

Immigrations Project

Marriages Project

Maps Project

Newsletter

Obits Project

Pensions Project

Special Collections Project

Court Cases

 

How to Submit Files

    Guidelines

 

NOTICE: Printing the files within by non-commercial individuals and libraries is encouraged, as long as all notices and submitter information is included. Any other use, including copying files to other sites requires permission from the submitters PRIOR to uploading to any other sites. We encourage links to the state and county tables of content.

The USGenWeb Project makes no claims or estimates of the validity of the information submitted and reminds you that each new piece of information must be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence. It is always best to consult the original material for verification.


About the USGenWeb Archives

National Genealogical Society's "Why Should A Genealogical Society Give Records Away?" by Jeffrey A. Bockman. Statement about USGenWeb

Many thanks to Dr. Brian Leverich and Karen Isaacson, founders of Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative now Rootsweb.Ancestry.Com, and later MyFamily.com and The Generations Network for generously providing space on their servers for the past 12 years. In the spring of 2008, the USGenWeb Digital Library (USGenWeb Archives) began hosting their pages independent of Rootsweb. We are very grateful for their support over the years and we would not be in existence today, were it not for the support they have given us.

In June 1996, the USGenWeb Archives was developed following a message on ROOTS-L by Linda Russell Lewis saying it was "Time to do something" about getting records online for free access and sharing. The overwhelming response from other list members resulted in the development of the USGenWeb Archives - to present actual transcriptions of public domain records. This huge undertaking is the cooperative effort of volunteers who either have electronically formatted files on census records, marriage bonds, wills, and other public documents, or are willing to transcribe this information to contribute.

Once the decision was made to develop a project, originally called "TimeToDo" Something, a call went out to volunteers who would be willing to transcribe primary records as a service to the Internet genealogical community, find a way to get them posted on the Internet, and supporting the The USGenWeb Project county hosts by storing large files in a central location with a search engine. Space was donated by RootsWeb.Com for storage of the files.

The table above is broken down by state. The left column represents the location of a Table of Contents for each state, which contain a brief description of each file and a direct link to it. The middle column is linked to the actual directory of that state's archived files, and the third column lists the state file managers.

The USGenWeb Archives Digital Library was implemented in July 1996, and files are being added everyday. If you have transcriptions to contribute, please contact the person listed on the state Table of Contents page. Please read the Guidelines for file contributions. The files need to be in ASCII text format, and will be converted by the state archive manager if in another form. To help our volunteers, please read how to prepare files for submitting.

In February, 1997, the USGenWeb Archives Census Project was launched.

In February, 1999, the USGenWeb Archives Pension Project was launched.

In April, 1999, the United States Digital Map Project was launched.

In January, 2000, the USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project was launched.

In April, 2000, the USGenWeb Archives Obits Project was launched.

In August, 2000, the USGenWeb Archives Church Records Project was launched.

In February, 2001, the USGenWeb Archives Marriages Project was launched.

In January, 2005, the USGenWeb Archives Immigrations Project was launched.

In May, 2005, the USGenWeb Archives Court Cases Project was launched.

Other specialized Archives projects will be announced in the future.


 

The USGenWeb Archives Census Project - the Original

In February, 1997, the Archives coordinator asked the archivists for a volunteer to head up a census transcription project with the goal of getting every census transcribed and in the USGenWeb Archives for free access. Ken Hollingsworth answered that call and transcribers were recruited. The original goal was to complete the 1850 census transcriptions, but the overwhelming response from volunteers resulted in all years being included.

Software was developed, CTA, by John Rigdon for 1850, which would produce a standardized text file and a database to be used for future census studies and with a search engine that would point to the actual images that would be online in the Archives. A few months later, Phil Beshear developed CART, which produces text, database, and html, and covers several years. Late 1999, Bill Husler developed CensTrans, geared toward MAC users.

Thanks to S-K Publications who has provided transcription material and census images, and CensusVu, --> AllCensus and Blue Roses for census images, and the hundreds of volunteers, census data is being uploaded to the USGenWeb Archives everyday, both text transcriptions, and actual images of the microfilm.

SK Publications is offering group rates for cd purchases, and donates the images for uploading to the USGenWeb Archives. To find out how this works, Click Here

View Census Images

If you would like to join this effort, please visit the The USGenWeb Archives Census Project page.


Coordinator: Linda Lewis
Assistant Coordinator: Gina Heffernan
Advisory Board Representative: Cyndie Enfinger
Committee: David Crosby, Cyndie Enfinger, Gina Heffernan,
Linda Lewis, Joe Patterson, Tina Vickery, George Waller
Founders: Dr. Brian Leverich, Linda Lewis, John Rigdon, Dale Schneider, George Waller

The USGenWeb Project.

*The names, The USGenWeb Project and XXGenWeb (where XX is the two-letter abbreviation for each state), are reserved exclusively for use by The USGenWeb Project.

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