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About the USGenWeb

The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well.

Although the basic unit of organization for The USGenWebProject is at the county level, State Websites include very important information as well, including such resources for postings of unknown county queries, family reunion bulletin boards, state histories, and maps showing the changing county boundaries, among others. Many states also have ongoing projects as diverse as the transcription of Civil War regiments or the reuniting of families with lost photos, bibles, etc.

As you explore the state and county websites, you will see considerable variation as each page or database is the creation, property and responsibility of an individual volunteer. But, you will also find that all of the counties will provide links for you to post queries, access the state's home page and access the archives. All of the volunteers who make up The USGenWebProject are very proud of this endeavor and hope that you will find their hard work both beneficial and rewarding.

Message from the National Coordinator

Hello!

We're happy that you've found us here on the internet.

The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together and having fun providing free online genealogy help and information for every U.S. state and county. Our national site provides links to state sites, which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. We also sponsor important Special Projects, gathering useful data you can access for free. I'm proud of the variation you'll see in site style and content across our many web sites. It shows the wonderful diversity of our volunteers!

USGenWeb was established in 1996 by a group of genealogists who shared a desire to create online centers for genealogical research. Each of our literally thousands of web sites have been created and are maintained by volunteers. Some of the offerings you're likely to see in these diverse and creative sites include query boards, listings of local sources for records, county and state histories, online genealogy books, research tips, maps, and links to helpful internet resources. You'll even find transcribed records online, accessible for free from the comfort of your home. Our Special Projects, such as the nationally-recognized Tombstone Project, assist in the effort to gather these record transcriptions. The USGenWeb Archives are a major repository of data, which is provided by helpful contributors - people just like you!

We at The USGenWeb Project take great pride in our work, and we hope you find it useful as you search for your ancestors.

Please enjoy the many sites that make up The USGenWeb Project and the labors of the all-volunteer crew that make it possible. Should you find a bad link or error, please notify the page owner; if you find a major problem, please let me know.

Have fun!

Tina Vickery
National Coordinator
The USGenWeb Project

Awards



Family Tree Magazine has named the USGenWeb Project to its annual 101 Best Web Sites for genealogy list for 2011.

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Family Tree Magazine has named the USGenWeb Project to its annual 101 Best Web Sites for genealogy list for 2008.

Featured as a Key Genealogical Site on the FAMILYSEARCH site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Family Tree Magazine named The USGenWeb Project site as one of the 101 best family history Web sites in the April 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine. We are listed on their http://www.familytreemagazine.com/101sites/ under "The Big Picture" category.

Education World chose The USGenWeb Project site as one of 20 awarded "Best of April" - April 1998.

Global Information Network has chosen The USGenWeb Project website as a "Featured Family Site."

 

 

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