The USGenWeb Project provides free internet genealogical resources. Established in 1996, the site is organized on the state then county level. Each volunteer provides content and design for their page. The creativity will be noticed not only in the individual site offerings but the page style. Some counties are up for adoption. Many volunteers serve multiple counties. The volunteer does not need to live in the adopted county. Examples of the 37 Georgia counties waiting to be adopted include:
The family historian should read the state page first before selecting a county. For example, the Georgia site maintained by Linda Blum-Barton, State Coordinator, and Vivian Price Saffold, Assistant State Coordinator, links to Georgia history, maps, and research.
The help for genealogy researcher’s page includes links to:
- Getting started in researching your family tree
- 17 ways to find a maiden name
- Calendar information and date formats
- Primary and secondary resources
- Old occupations explained
- Photographic preservation
The list of special projects includes:
- Church records
- Marriage records
- Pension records
More volunteers are needed! This is something that can be done at home. The volunteers are committed to keeping the project non-commercial with totally free access for everyone. Patricia Fields is one of the volunteers. Trish presented a program on USGenWeb at Our Genealogy Group monthly meeting.
Thank you! If someone had not volunteered and transcribed the information, we, the family historians, would not be aware or have access to this valuable information.
What is your special project? Let me know, Selma Blackmon.