The USGenWeb Project was to be organized by state and county, with volunteers coordinating efforts to collect genealogy data for their selected counties or states. However, much genealogy data cannot be limited to a single county, or even a single state. So, USGenWeb started branching out and some more specialized "projects" were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.
The USGenWeb Archives Project - The USGenWeb Digital Library (Archives) was developed to present actual transcriptions of public domain records on the Internet. 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. The coordinator of The USGenWeb Project Archives is Joy Fisher.
The USGenWeb African American Griots Project - The USGenWeb African American Griots Project is dedicated to assisting all of those in pursuit of their African American ancestry by being a central depository for African American records of historical proportion. The Project is coordinated by Charee Harvey and Jerry Taylor.
The USGenWeb Genealogical Events Project - The USGenWeb Genealogical Events Project is here for the purpose of providing a place to list Genealogical Events that are taking place across the country. This site is not only dedicated to help societies/groups have a successful event but to also give the researchers knowledge of where events are taking place. The coordinator for the Events Project is Joe Markovich. Societies & groups are encouraged to have their event posted on this site so that everyone will know about it. If you know of an event taking place that isn't listed, let Joe know about it.
The USGenWeb Kidz Project - The USGenWeb Kidz Project is designed to help kids learn their way around genealogical research. If they are exploring history in school by exploring your family history, this is a great resource for them. They can post queries, to see if anyone else is researching their ancestors! They can post questions, if the answers can't find be found easily! There is even a "how to" section to help them get going! The coordinator of the USGenWeb Kidz Project is Dee Pavey
The USGenWeb Lineage Project - The USGenWeb Lineage Project is designed for the purpose of providing a place to list researchers who are looking for descendants of one particular ancestor who must have lived in the US at one time and must have been born before December 31 1850. Links will include the ancestor's name, location, and dates, an email link to the researcher, and the researcher's web page on the family, if there is one. The coordinator for the Lineage Project is Freddie Spradlin.
The USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project - The USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project was started to encourage people to walk cemeteries and donate copies of the surveys to The USGW Archives. Many transcriptions are already available online and more are added daily. The Project also provides links to cemetery transcriptions that are not archived in The USGenWeb Archives. These include transcriptions on County web sites and on independent web sites. The coordinator of The USGenWeb Tombstone Project is Kathi Jones-Hudson.
There are several Projects that are being undertaken by The USGenWeb Archives and these are listed below:
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