Last Modified: 25 June 2016
Welcome to the United States Territories website which is hosted by Trails To The Past.
My name is Charlie Vines and I am your host. I have been researching our families since 1996. My goal is to assist family researchers by providing as much information on the History and People of the United States Territories as possible.
If you find any errors on this site, broken links, or if you would like to contribute to this project, please contact me
Although I do host this site, I do not live in one of the territories; therefore, my ability to assist with any research will be extremely limited. I make every effort to post all data that I receive in a timely manner.
If you have information that you would like to contribute to this project, please sent the information to me and I will be sure to forward it to the correct host. You can e-mail any information to me.
There are fourteen territories that are part of the United States Territories. Five (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands) have significant populations; therefore, they will each have their on website as part of the U. S. Territories Project at Trails To The Past. Of the remaining nine territories, only Wake Island has any population. These nine will be listed on a single site called 'Other Territories'. There is history with the territories and my goal as host is to list that history, especially as it relates to genealogy.
Territories of the United States of America consist of the following:
More information on each of these territories can be found on the corresponding page for each territory.
Click here to view all of our projects.
Volunteering To Be A State or County Administrator
What are my responsibilities as a State or County Administrator?First and foremost, you need to have some knowledge of html and be able to create and upload web pages, either through your own html or a software package, such as Front Page, Dreamweaver, etc.
1. The ability to work well with the public and answer general
questions about the State. We don't expect you to do research for
people, but, you should have a general knowledge of where researchers
might look for information they may need, such as the library,
newspapers on microfilm, county building, genealogical and historical
societies, etc. The ability to work well with the County Administrators.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DUTIES:
1. Try to provide a County History to give your visitors a little background on your County.
2. Providing raw data to the website. This can be in many forms: Cemeteries, Census, Vital Records, Biographies, Maps, Photographs, Churches, Obituaries, News Articles. As a researcher, you know what you like to see on a genealogy web site, so generally other people will want to see the same thing. This can come in the form of what you can provide, as well as adding what others send to you. Make sure you provide the name and email of the contributor on the page unless requested to do otherwise.
3. You must provide a link to the main State Page and a Trails to the Past logo at the top of your main page.
4. If you are interested in either being a State or County Administrator or would like more information, please contact me or a District Administrator in your area of interest.
What if I am Unable to adopt a County, but would like to help?
There are many other ways in which to help, such as sharing
some of your research or typing for the County Administrator. Contact
the County Administrator or the State Administrator, if the county
isn't hosted, to find out what help is needed.
This site may be freely linked, but not duplicated without consent.
All rights reserved. Commercial use of material within this site is prohibited.
The copyright (s) on this page must appear on all copied and/or printed material.
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