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  • Title: Free Genealogy and Family History Online - The USGenWeb Project
    Descriptive info: .. Keeping Internet Genealogy Free.. Pick a State.. State Listings.. Alabama.. Alaska.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisiana.. Maine.. Maryland.. Massachusetts.. Michigan.. Minnesota.. Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oklahoma/Indian Territory.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virginia.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. Site Navigation.. Home Page.. ----------------.. About USGW.. NC's Message.. Awards.. USGW History.. USGW News.. Brochures.. Advisory Board.. State Coordinators.. Project Coordinators.. Webmasters.. --------------.. Search USGenWeb.. Projects Archives.. Nat'l Archives.. State Archives.. Archives Project.. Digital Map Library.. Pension Project.. Census Images.. Church Records.. Marriage Records.. Archives Newsletter.. Obituary Project.. Special Collections.. Genealogical Events.. Kidz Project.. Lineage Project.. Tombstone Project.. Census Project 1.. Census Project 2.. Getting Started.. Resources.. Project Archives Search.. Calendar Info.. Immigration-Passenger Lists.. Occupations.. Doc Preservation.. Geography & Maps.. Query How-to.. Misc Info.. Announcements.. Board Minutes.. Bylaws.. CC Guidelines.. SC Guidelines.. Elections.. Copyright.. Logos.. Logo Contest.. Member-Communication.. Memorials.. Newsletter.. Mailing Lists.. Standard Rules.. Volunteer Guide.. Website Help.. Welcome to The USGenWeb Project! We are a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research  ...   and links.. You can also use the drop down menu in the upper left hand corner which will also take you to the State's website of your choice.. All of the volunteers who make up The USGenWeb Project are very proud of this endeavor and hope that you will find their hard work both beneficial and rewarding.. Thank you for visiting!.. The USGenWeb Project Team.. Bookmark the USGenWeb Project!.. USGenWeb National Coordinator:.. Sherri Bradley interviewed in Farmer's Almanac October 2012.. Alabama.. Alaska.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisiana.. Maine.. Maryland.. Massachusetts.. Michigan.. Minnesota.. Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oklahoma/Indian Territory.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virginia.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. County Spotlight.. Project Archives.. Comments and administrative-type problems should be emailed to the.. National Coordinator.. For complaints regarding a specific web site within the USGenWeb Project, please include the URL when emailing the National Coordinator.. Direct comments or suggestions about this web site to the.. Website Manager.. Home.. About Us.. Projects.. for Researchers.. for Volunteers.. Site Map.. Search USGenWeb..

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  • Title: USGenWeb.org :: Spotlighted Counties
    Descriptive info: Highlighted Counties.. The USGenWeb Project periodically spotlights some of our great county websites.. They are briefly described and linked below.. Of course, all counties within the United States can be accessed through their corresponding state link on the left margin.. January 2008.. Newsletter Highlights.. Barry County, MOGenWeb.. http://www.. rootsweb.. ancestry.. com/~mobarry/barry.. htm.. October 2007.. Scott County, ARGenWeb.. com/~arscott/scott.. June 2007.. Allegan County, MIGenWeb http://www.. com/~miallega/.. Cook County, ILGenWeb.. com/~ilcook/.. May 2007.. Yuma County, COGenWeb.. com/~coyuma/yuma.. Sheridan County, WYGenWeb.. com/~wysherid/.. April 2007.. Venango County, PA.. com/~pavenang/.. Cambell County, KY.. com/~kycampbe/.. March 2007.. Baltimore  ...   Dukes County, MA.. http://history.. vineyard.. net/dukes/.. Kalamazoo County, MI.. com/~mikalama/.. September 2006.. Newport County, RI.. com/~rinewpor/.. Hood River County, OR.. com/~orhoodri/.. August 2006.. Lewis County, WA.. drizzle.. com/~jtenlen/walewis/walewis.. html.. Oconee County, SC.. com/~scoconee/oconee.. June/July 2006.. Montgomery County, IN.. http://ibssg.. org/montgomery/.. Alachua County, FL.. com/~flalachu/Alachua.. May 2006.. Hyde County, NC.. com/~nchyde/HYDE.. HTM.. Gregg County, TX.. http://txgenes.. com/TxGregg/.. April 2006.. Bosque County, Texas.. com/~txbosqu2/.. Scott County, Iowa.. celticcousins.. net/scott/index.. Top.. Help for Researchers.. Research Home.. Getting Started.. Resources.. Project Archives Search.. Calendar Info.. Immigration-Passenger Lists.. Occupations.. Doc Preservation.. Geography & Maps.. Query How-to.. Misc Info..

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  • Title: Genealogy free online made possible by USGenWeb Project
    Descriptive info: 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.. 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  ...   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!.. Sherri Bradley.. The USGenWeb Project.. Awards.. Family Tree Magazine.. has named the USGenWeb Project to its annual 101 Best Web Sites for genealogy list for 2011.. 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.. 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.. About USGW.. NC's Message.. USGW History.. USGW News.. Brochures.. Advisory Board.. State Coordinators.. Project Coordinators.. Grievance Committee.. Webmasters.. Search Engines.. Projects Archives.. Nat'l Archives.. State Archives..

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  • Title: The USGenWeb Project - Special Projects
    Descriptive info: Special Projects.. 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 Projects.. 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  ...   Our goal is to make available to genealogists, useful, readable, high quality maps.. Here you will find both archival maps and newly made maps based on scholarly research.. This project and all of its strictly volunteer staff are dedicated to free, online access for the general public.. The coordinator for the USGW Digital Map Project is.. Adrian Williams.. The Pension Project.. - The USGenWeb Archives is embarking on the USGenWeb Archives Pension Project.. This project will endeavor to provide actual transcriptions of Pension related materials for all Wars prior to 1900.. Transcripts, extracts and abstracts will be accepted and files will be placed in the USGenWeb Archives directory of the State and County of principal residence of the Pensioner.. The coordinator for the Pension Project is Linda Lewis.. Online Census Images Project.. under the coordination of Sherri Bradley.. Church Records Project.. The Church Records Project is a USGenWeb Archives project, first conceptualized in August of 1999, has become a reality in August of 2000 under the coordination of Tina Vickery.. Marriage Records Project.. Project Coordinator Mary Hudson and Assistant Patti Jepsen.. Archives Newsletter.. Obituary Project.. The USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project was developed in April 2000.. Newspapers have given permission to archive published obituaries to help researchers.. RootsWeb has provided free access to the USGenWeb Archives since 1996, and like our volunteers, is dedicated to free online genealogy.. Obituary Archives Project Coordinator - Maggie Stewart.. Special Collections Project.. - As the USGenWeb Archives grew, it was apparent not all submitted data fell into the standard state/county category, but covered multiple counties or states.. The USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project was developed in January 2000 to cover this special data.. Special Collections also provides an entry page to scanned out-of-print books on family studies, historical books and various journals permanently stored in the USGenWeb Archives for free access.. These books will be scanned and placed online.. If you are interested in volunteering to transcribe any of the books, or if you have a special collection that you would like to share with others for free access, please contact Linda Russell Lewis.. Projects of Note Outside of the USGenWeb Project.. The Census Project.. com/~census/.. USGW Projects.. Archives Project.. Digital Map Library.. Pension Project.. Census Images.. Church Records.. Marriage Records.. Special Collections.. Genealogical Events.. Kidz Project.. Lineage Project.. Tombstone Project.. Other Projects.. Census Project 1.. Census Project 2..

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  • Title: Genealogy research: Genealogy research help from USGenWeb Project
    Descriptive info: Help for Genealogy Researchers.. This is a work in progress.. There is SO much information to give on how to do research and more will be added as time permits.. For most people, getting started on their family genealogy is a daunting task.. "WHERE do I start" is the most common question that a new researcher asks.. Most people have NO idea how to even begin to research their family tree.. The purpose of these pages is to make getting started a lot simpler and to answer the questions of what to do first and how to do it.. Here you will also find some more advanced advice and links to sites that can help with more specialized research.. So, once you get started, you know where to go next.. Hopefully the information on these pages can help even the seasoned researcher with some hints and links to sites that will help get over the inevitable brick walls that we all hit.. How to start researching your family tree.. You will find links to other "Getting Started" sites on this page.. Also included on the Getting Started page are links to Genealogical Forms for keeping track of what you learn, The Most Common Mistakes Made in Genealogical Research and much more to help you begin the search!.. Primary Secondary Resources.. Understand what the difference is between a Primary and a Secondary Resource can be hard.. This page explains it all.. Calendar Information and Date Formats.. Here you will find a lot of information on old calendars, date changes, double dating, more.. There is a section on determining birthdates.. We also have provided links to sites where you can look up dates to find out what important events occured on those days.. Finding Names.. Finding maiden names can sometimes be a problem and family histories often use nicknames.. The English had certain patterns that were used to name sons and daughters.. Hopefully you can find some help in the links below.. Seventeen Ways to Find a Maiden Name.. Given Names Nicknames.. Naming Patterns in England, 1700-1875.. Czech (Bohemian and Moravian) Given Names/English Counterpart.. Dutch/Frisian Names with English Translations.. German Names.. Cyndi's List of Links to Name Sites.. Census Records.. Census Records are definitely going to a part of your research.. This can be done in a lot of different ways.. Here is  ...   sites that do professional restoration of old photos.. Just Black and White.. Classy Image - this site includes a section on "dating old photos".. PhotoGraphics.. - they can even put them on CDs and make Power Point presentations.. Cyndi's List of Photographs and Memories.. - not just links to preservation sites, but many other interesting things as well.. Geographical Information Maps.. Maps can be a valuable genealogical tool.. Some geographical research will probably become necessary in your search as early county lines were in flux, towns and townships changed names and other geographical changes occurred.. You might need to know what was located near to a certain river and other things like that.. This page also includes terms used in.. old land measurements.. How to Write and Use Queries.. Queries can be a big help to you in your online research.. Find out what they are, how to write them and how to make them more effective.. Computer Programs for Genealogy.. If you really want to say with this hobby, there will probably come a point when you will want to purchase a computer program to make keeping track of all that paper a whole lot easier.. Read up on the programs available.. Miscellaneous Information for Researchers.. Here you will find: Information on English Common Law in 18th Century Virginia, Relationships of Cousins Explained, Definitions of Some Unusual Death Items and a Guide to Reading Old Handwriting (with some links).. Links.. Here are links to other pages that will help you either get started or get over the brick wall.. We have also provided links to specialty sites like document preservation, old photograph preservation, bible preservation, passenger ships records, special ethnic sites and much, much more.. Good luck and happy researching!.. About.. com Genealogy.. - Resources, Links, How-tos, Articles, Chat, Forums, and More.. Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.. - Links to every topic you can think of.. Family Search Internet Genealogy Service.. - This is the online version of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center.. Geneaology.. com.. - a great resource for family history.. Genealogy Exchange Surname Registry.. - Lots of great info and there is even a Kid's Corner!.. Genealogy Gateway.. - A great deal of good info and links to many, many other sites.. Treasure Maps.. - The How-to Genealogy WWW Site..

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  • Title: Genealogy free online made possible by USGenWeb Project
    Descriptive info: Volunteer Information.. Volunteers needed:.. For folks wishing to volunteer for The USGenWeb Project, there are several ways in which one may help.. If you are interested in coordinating a state or county website, first check to see if the particular county or state is Up for Adoption.. If you find that it is, you should contact the appropriate State Coordinator regarding adoption of the county or the National Coordinator regarding a state website.. In some areas (particularly the northeast and eastern seaboard areas), coordinators are needed to adopt town websites.. The current state or county websites will provide information regarding adoption.. There are many other ways someone can help - check out the.. page where you can find descriptions of all the different projects, as well as links to additional information on how to help or submit data.. Several of these projects will take years to complete, like The Tombstone Project or The Census On-Line Project  ...   have quite a bit of information regarding a specific county or counties, but a coordinator is already in place, you might consider contacting the county coordinator to offer your help as an assistant coordinator.. Or, you could offer any data of a general nature related to the county in question.. For instance, a transcribed index to a county history, a listing of churches with addresses, marriages, a bibliographic listing related to the county, etc.. Most any data that falls in the realm of public domain type documents would be welcomed.. In addition, if you have vital records information or references related to a specific region, you might consider volunteering to do look-ups.. If you are interested, you should contact the coordinator of the appropriate county(ies).. Volunteer Info.. Project Business.. Announcements.. Board Minutes.. Board Agenda.. Bylaws.. CC Guidelines.. SC Guidelines.. Elections.. Copyright.. Logos.. Logo Contest.. Member-Communication.. Memorials.. Newsletter.. Mailing Lists.. Special Rules.. Standard Rules.. Volunteer Guide.. Website Help..

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  • Title: Site Map - The USGenWeb Project
    Descriptive info: The USGenWeb Project Home.. About the USGenWeb Project.. History of the USGenWeb.. News Reviews.. Genealogy Projects.. Family Group Sheet.. Census Projects - 1 & 2.. Help for Genealogy Research.. Getting Started Researching Your Family Tree.. Primary and Secondary Resources Explained.. Finding and Researching Immigration-Passenger Lists.. Document Preservation.. Miscellaneous Info.. For USGenWeb Volunteers.. BRC Website.. Website Design Help..

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  • Title: Free Genealogy and Family History Online - The USGenWeb Project
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  • Title: Genealogy free online made possible by USGenWeb Project
    Descriptive info: Map of US States.. Click any state on the map below to visit that state's genealogy project.. Or, click on the name of the state at left.. State genealogy projects are divided into county genealogy projects.. You will want to begin your genealogy research at the county level.. This link will provide you with a list of State Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators..

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  • Title: The USGenWeb Project - October 2007 Newsletter
    Descriptive info: News.. -.. Editor Resigns.. Be a Contributor.. Election Committee.. Project News.. Other News.. From the NC.. Project Spotlight.. Scott Co, AR.. Featured Articles.. Graveside Chronicles.. Records Research.. Tutorial.. Newsletter Staff.. Acting Managing Editor.. Linda Haas Davenport.. Contributing Editor.. Christine Sweet-Hart, CG.. Project Spotlights.. Darlene Anderson.. Records Reearch.. Anne J Mitchell.. Linda K Lewis.. The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the contributors and newsletter staff, and do not necessarily reflect the official views and opinions of the USGenWeb Project.. 2007.. Permission to reprint articles from the USGenWeb Newsletter is granted unless specifically stated otherwise and provided that a copy of the citing newsletter or publication is forwarded to the Managing Editor at.. EditorUSGenWebNL@gmail.. , the name of the author of such article is stated, followed by the statement: Previously published in the USGenWeb Newsletter, October 2007, Volume 4, Number 7.. The USGenWeb Project News.. Volume 4, Number 7.. October 2007.. Denise Wells has resigned as Editor of the Newsletter citing personal commitments and lack of time.. Denise has done a bang-up job and the Newsletter staff is sorry to see her go.. Thanks, Denise, for an outstanding job this past couple of years.. We all wish you the very best.. Be a Contributor to the Newsletter.. The Newsletter Committee can't do everything by itself.. To make this Newsletter a useful tool and source of information for Project members, we need help from a lot of people.. Do you keep up with the latest news in the genealogy community? Have you run across a website that can help us with our sites or help us find information to put on our sites? Do you have a favorite bit of genealogy humor? Are you willing to write a how to tutorial on a subject you know a lot about? (For example, the next issue will contain a tutorial on how to use google maps.. A request has gone out for someone to do a tutorial on how to set up and use thumbnails).. And, the list goes on.. Can/will you help? Send your comments, suggestions, links, etc.. to the Editor:.. editorusgenwebnl@gmail.. Election Committee Seeking Volunteers.. Many who have served on the USGW Election Committee say it's the best committee they have ever been on.. They work hard and they play hard.. In the process they learn a lot about the project, past and present, the resources of particular states, and important project issues.. EC members share  ...   (Don't forget to type Subscribe in the subject line).. Other News of Interest.. National Archives Digitized Records Projects.. There are millions of records at the National Archive that are not available outside of Washington, D.. C.. (or NARA's Regional offices) and the price of copies from NARA has skyrocketed in the last year or so.. The good news is that two different groups have entered into an agreement with NARA to digitize NARA's holdings.. Check out the news releases: Footnote -.. archives.. gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.. and NARA/LDS -.. gov/press/press-releases/2008/nr08-16.. Family Histories Going Online.. This news release came out in Aug 2007.. It's included here because the first of the family histories are on-line at the BYU site.. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- Thousands of published family histories, city and county histories, historic city directories, and related records are coming to the Internet.. The Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Brigham Young University Harold B.. Lee Library, and FamilySearch's Family History Library in Salt Lake City announced the joint project today.. When complete, it will be the most comprehensive collection of city and county histories on the Web-and access will be free at www.. familyhistoryarchive.. byu.. edu.. Check out the news release:.. familysearch.. org/Eng/Home/News/frameset_news.. asp.. ?PAGE=Press/2007-8-15_Local_Histories_Online.. Website Search Engines.. Although many of our site visitors can be classified as Senior Citizens who are willing to spend the time to thoroughly browse a website, a large number of our visitors are of the Hit Run variety - wanting to quickly find out if their ancestor's name is on the site.. If you don't already have a site search engine you might think about adding one to your site.. Here's a few freebie suggestions to check out: Fast Find.. freefind.. ; Pico.. picosearch.. com/.. ; FusioNBot.. fusionbot.. Have a search engine to recommend? Send it along to:.. Some Links of Interest.. The Online Books Page.. http://onlinebooks.. library.. upenn.. edu/.. has links to legitimate (not illegally) available on-line.. Google Books.. According to Google the books that are out of print can be used on a website as long as the watermark isn't removed.. http://books.. google.. com/intl/en/googlebooks/about.. US Post Offices.. Jim Forte (a stamp collector) has the largest available on-line national post office list.. List of post offices is always a great addition to a county site.. http://postalhistory.. com/Post_offices/index.. Search Newsletters.. 2008 Newsletters.. January.. 2007 Newsletters.. October.. July.. June.. May.. April.. March.. February.. 2006 Newsletters.. September.. August.. 2005 Newsletters.. December.. 2004 Newsletters.. Nov/Dec.. June/July..

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  • Title: The USGenWeb Project - June 2007 Newsletter
    Descriptive info: N E W S.. Volume 4, Number 5.. June 2007.. Notes from the Editor.. Denise Wells.. As you will see in this issue, it's full of politics.. Sorry, that's life.. Well, that's life around here in the USGenWeb, that's for sure.. So bear with us this month.. I am a little late publishing this month, but trust me, I've been very busy.. Life keeps getting in the way of the things I would rather be doing.. genealogy, of course.. Work, family, house cleaning, and our responsibilities go on and on, right? But, along with that, I'm planning a short summer get-away.. r, but they each served very different positions.. I currently live in Southeast Florida, having moved here from Indiana almost 6 years ago! My how time flies! At the end of July, I will be making a short summer sabbatical, returning to the city of my birth, spending time with my brother, and attending the big race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that, until this year, took place the first weekend in August (now on July 29).. Yes, I'll be at the race with all of the NASCAR fanatics, now referred to as the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.. We will celebrate my brother's birthday, get sun burned, have a few cocktails and then go out for a wonderful dinner (maybe that great Greek restaurant in Fountain Square again), so I'm sure we'll have the best time.. But then, a few days after the race, I'll be traveling to a city I have never visited.. I'm going to explore the city where my American-born Irish great grandfather lived for several years and where his Irish-born parents died-Cleveland! Are you taking any genealogy vacations this year? Summer is often when we make those quick trips to exercise our sleuthing abilities.. Have you made your plans? Where are you going? I'd love to hear about your research trips.. Write me at:.. Notes from the N.. Scott Burow - USGenWeb Project National Coordinator.. It's that time of year again.. election season.. As I wrote this, nominations were taking place and now have closed.. Shortly, we will be voting.. Be sure to look at the slate of candidates for open Advisory Board positions; you will be presented with choices of who will represent you, and this Project, in the coming year.. I urge you all to get out and vote.. Make your opinion known.. Be an educated and informed voter and learn all you can about those who are running.. Ask questions and listen to the answers.. Determine for yourself the direction that you would like this project to go, and vote for those individuals who share your dream of what this Project can be.. Choose the candidates who can be objective and reasonable.. Determine whether they look at all aspects of an issue and not just their own narrow view.. These are the people who are like the vast majority of you - hard working, hones members, who care to give their time and skills to others.. Who you vote for is your choice, but please, get out there, choose and vote; be heard with your choice.. It's your Project and the election process is what gives you your voice - and your choice - in the future of The USGenWeb Project.. Also this year, there is an Amendment to the Bylaws on the ballot.. For over two years, the processes and procedures to handle grievances within the Project have been under development.. The Amendment is the final piece of the puzzle.. It establishes the committee as a standing committee, meaning if the members vote it into place, only the members can remove it later.. It grants members guaranteed rights during grievances and it makes the outcome binding.. It protects you, your membership status, and your position pending the resolution of any dispute.. I urge you to support this and vote "YES.. " The Amendment can be found at:.. com/~usgwelections/national-2007/amendment.. USGenWeb Elections Looming on the Front.. www.. com/~usgwelections/national-2007/candidates-index.. by Denise Wells, Managing Editor.. Well, the election in the USGenWeb is only a few hours away.. If you haven't registered to vote, you've missed your opportunity.. The leadership of the USGenWeb is an important role in one of the largest projects on the Internet.. Are you willing to trust it to just anyone? Have you buried your head in the sand again, hoping to avoid the issue? Have you studied the candidates? What do you know about each of them? Who do you think is qualified to lead the largest genealogy project on the Internet?.. How this Project is run is up to you as a volunteer member, but that takes voting.. The numbers from each year show that very few qualified volunteers become candidates, win office, or even vote for each available position.. Often it is the same people running for office.. Why is that?.. How are you making a difference in July? Just working on your county pages and not interested in the politics of the Project? I know how that is.. It s difficult to get wrapped up in all of the campaigning that takes place.. That is how a majority of the volunteers operate.. Statistically, only about 400+/- members vote.. Do you want a small group of 400 to decide how the Project is run? I m not sure of the exact number of members in the Project, but I do know that this Newsletter goes out to about 2,000 members.. Yet, when problems come up, the membership wonders why issues are addressed in a particular fashion and are often displeased with the results.. So are you still not getting involved? Are you just working along, unconscious of how this entire Project is managed? Bored with politics? Or, do you really care about what you are creating and want to protect all of the work that you have labored over with love? For most of us, genealogy is a profound labor of love.. If the work you have done, are doing, and want to continue to do is important to you, then you should be voting.. If the work that you want to make available for other family researchers is important to you, then you should be voting.. Apathy will not support the USGenWeb Project! One single voice won t change anything; but keep adding voices and you have an army of members making a difference and having a say in the management of your labor of love.. As my brother likes to say, The glory of the home run is only available to those willing to risk a fast ball in the teeth; hardly ever happens, but there is a risk.. This Project is just like any other political body and the membership that runs it.. You are a member most likely living in the United States.. Are you allowing your life in the United States to be decided by your neighbors, or do you go to the polls to vote for the President of our country, the Mayor of your city, and the Governor of your state? I hope you step up to the plate when it s time and vote to make a difference for all of us.. Again, learn about the candidates at:.. by Darlene Anderson, Spotlights Editor.. Allegan County, MIGenWeb.. com/~miallega/.. Have you stopped by Allegan County, MI for a visit lately? The Web site opens with a patriotic theme.. Everyone is welcomed to Allegan County and then goes on to say, These web pages are designed to act as a clearinghouse for genealogical and historical information.. You won t come away from this Web site without a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart!.. The main web page is a complete index of  ...   if they choose to provide this information, it is purely of their own free will.. Your Faithful Caretaker.. Always remember: it is not the job of a sexton to know what is inscribed on the stone, or the relationship of any individual to any other individual, or to fix a broken stone; it is the sexton s job to keep up the cemetery and to know which lots are filled, what lots are sold, and what lots are available.. They have to deal with the finality of death, eternal resting places of loved ones of the living, and be sensitive to the emotional state of the public, sometimes during their time of great loss.. It s not just a job.. Public Records and Information Web Sites for Genealogy.. by Anne J Lex - Records Editor.. Public records and Information Websites available on the Internet provide genealogy researchers with several databases to search for information on the World Wide Web.. Most databases are free.. However, some databases require a fee.. Fee based databases typically have a dollar sign next to the database.. One of my favorite websites to search for public records and information website links is Onsight Resources Worldwide Public Records.. onsightresources.. Onsight Resources provides access to search thousands of free online sources of public records and information sites from each of the 50 states, US territories, the Federal government, Canada, Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa.. Onsight Resources and similar public records websites can be used to find a variety of records that are useful for genealogy.. These records include: birth, death, marriage, divorce, property, wills, and court records to name a few.. Public records can also be found on government websites and official state, county and municipal websites.. According to BRB Publications' Public Records Online, 5th edition, only 35 percent of public records are available online.. brbpub.. com/pubrecsitesStates.. Public records become available not only from official resources.. Information becomes public when personal information is disclosed online by posting and uploading information on the Internet.. Public records and information websites are a good place to find genealogical information on the Internet.. Information found on these types of databases should be verified because the information could be scaled down or contain errors.. Finally, always remember to cite your sources.. For further research and reading:.. Social Security Death Index.. http://ssdi.. National Gravesite Locator ~ Bureau of Veterans Affairs.. http://gravelocator.. cem.. va.. gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1.. Killed In Action ~ United States Marine Corps.. popasmoke.. com/kia/all_kias.. php?PHPSESSID=c8b4fbb58fb13cbe4f2d998626978e5d#search.. Vietnam MIA/POW.. http://lcweb2.. loc.. gov/pow/powhome.. Birth/Death/Marriage ~ Onsight Resources.. com/birth.. Access to Archival Databases ~ National Archives and Records Administration.. http://aad.. gov/aad/.. Unclaimed Persons.. unclaimedpersons.. Find A Grave.. findagrave.. Genealogy Cemeteries and Obituaries ~ Public Records Finder.. publicrecordfinder.. com/genealogy.. Introduction to Public Records Research.. virtualchase.. com/topics/introduction_public_records.. Public Records Directory ~ Search Systems.. searchsystems.. net/.. Public Information Search Engine ~ Zabasearch.. zabasearch.. Orphan Trains.. by Christine Sweet-Hart, CG, Contributing Editor.. Overcrowding in orphanages, hardships in immigrant families, and the inability or unwillingness of families to take care of their children started the trend in the North East United States to provide their children a better way of life with Midwestern farm families.. Set up by orphanages such as the New York Juvenile Asylum, the Children s Aid Society of New York, and the New York Foundling Hospital, a Roman Catholic organization set up by the Sisters of Mercy in response to Catholic children being placed in Protestant homes, the orphan trains resulted in a large child migration out of the Northeast United States to the Midwest.. Many ended up in Illinois and Missouri.. An estimated 150,000 to 400,000 street children of New York s orphanages were teens when they were shipped out west.. Although there were some success stories in the placements, many were separated from their siblings and mistreated by the families who took them in.. According to the website at.. outfitters.. com/~melissa/ot/ot.. , the orphan trains ran from about 1850 to the early twentieth century when the social programs of the 1930s made them unnecessary.. A 1901 Missouri law banning them was never enforced.. Records Availability/For Further Reading.. The Orphan Train Heritage Society of America.. 614 East Ema Ave.. , Suite 115.. Springdale, AR 72764.. orphantrainriders.. http://iagenweb.. org/iaorphans/.. kancoll.. org/articles/orphans.. genealinks.. com/orphantrain.. nebraskahistory.. org/sites/mnh/orphans/.. com/~mogrundy/orphans.. html.. Lists of Orphanages in the U.. :.. alhn.. org/~ahtopabp/orphanages/early.. Rootsweb page on how to research U.. , British, and Canadian Orphans:.. com/~rwguide/lesson31.. htm?cj=1 o_xid=0001029688 o_lid=0001029688 o_xt=22470719.. For further information about orphan trains, check out Cyndi s List for an extensive list of resources, both on-line and available through inter-library loan:.. cyndislist.. Orphan Train Heritage Society Membership:.. kesh.. com/hnoh/AVOTART6B.. html#OTHSA.. Archives of Orphan Train Information:.. To see a gravestone emblem of the Orphan Train Riders, scroll down the page:.. pastmassters.. Mail Lists You Might Not Know Exist.. Byegone Towns.. http://lists.. com/index/other/Miscellaneous/BYEGONE-TOWNS.. A list for anyone interested in towns, communities, and settlements that are no longer found on maps and seem to have become lost in time.. CCHelpMe.. http://groups.. yahoo.. com/group/cchelpme/.. This is a list created to help national, state, county and specialized coordinators for USGenWeb, American Local History Network, American Genealogy History Project and other like networks.. It is to offer aid, ideas and help in a friendly, helpful way.. com/index/other/Miscellaneous/COPYRIGHT.. A list for the discussion of copyright issues, particularly as they pertain to genealogical matters (e.. g.. , reprints; fair use; mailing lists; publishing of books, web pages and the like).. DEADFREDdotCOM.. com/group/DEADFREDdotCOM/.. Looking for old family photos? Tell us who you re searching for and maybe we can help.. Discuss List.. com/index/other/USGenWeb/USGENWEB-DISCUSS.. A list for discussion of USGenWeb topics, such as elections and other matters.. GenPhoto.. com/group/genphoto/.. Everything you want to know about genealogy and family photographs.. Help with identifying and preserving old photographs, as well as using the digital photography and scanning to share and preserve family photographs.. Don t forget to visit the Files section for wallpaper you can download.. Help Pages.. com/index/other/USGenWeb/USGW-HELPPAGES.. A list to ask questions and receive assistance with almost any issue in genealogy, web page creation and management.. Medical Genealogy.. com/index/other/Medical_Genealogy/MEDICAL-GENEALOGY.. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding our ancestors' medical histories, old diseases, and the practice of medicine in the past.. Medical-Pedigree.. com/index/other/Medical_Genealogy/MEDICAL-PEDIGREE.. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in genograms, medical pedigrees, causes of death, illnesses and diseases, hereditary factors, medical computer software and more.. This list is not for requesting medical advice about a present condition.. Gen-Site-Swap.. com/index/other/Miscellaneous/GEN-SITE-SWAP.. A list for the swapping of good genealogy URLs.. Sanatoriums.. com/index/other/Medical_Genealogy/SANATORIUMS.. Discussing and sharing of information regarding asylum patients including where to write for patient records; whether a cemetery on the grounds exists; reported deaths, births, etc in these facilities; life in these facilities up through the 1930's; and all knowledge of any asylum, sanatorium, and/or state hospital.. USGenWebCCSharing.. com/group/USGenWebCCSharing/.. This mail list is to assist USGenWeb Project volunteers and coordinators find and share material for the various projects.. ------------------------------------------------------.. The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the contributors and newsletter staff, and are not necessarily those of the USGenWeb Project.. You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of The USGenWeb Project.. For address changes, or to be added to or removed from The News, visit the EC WebSite.. com/~usgwelections/.. and contact your EC Rep.. Submit articles, letters and ideas, to.. The USGenWeb News is archived at.. org/newsletter/.. NEWSLETTER STAFF.. Managing Editor: Denise Wells.. Records Editor: Anne J Lex.. Project Spotlights Editor: Darlene Anderson.. Contributing Editor: Christine Sweet-Hart, CG.. Graveside Chronicles Editor: Linda K Lewis.. (c) 2007.. , the name of the author of such article is stated, followed by the statement: Previously published in the USGenWeb Newsletter, June 2007, Volume 4, Number 5.. Return to Newsletter Archive..

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