HOW THE UNITED STATES GENWEB PROJECT BEGAN
In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky
Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single
entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would
be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so
that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could
be located in the index. This is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky project.
The USGenWeb Project is a loosely organized group of volunteers working to
create a center for genealogical research for every county in the United States.
USGenWeb is not a commercial enterprise and information found on these pages
is freely available to the public. It is also not a part of the original GenWeb.
As you browse the pages, you will find some consistent elements. All counties
will have an area for you to post queries and links to the state page and
USGenWeb Archives. You will also see considerable variation; each page or
database is the creation, property and responsibility of an individual volunteer.
We are very proud of this project and hope that you are too. If you would
like to help, please contact the state or county coordinator for the area
that interests you.
If you have comments or questions about the USGenWeb Project please send them
to the Project Coordinator.