NHGenWeb Volunteer Info

Thank you for your interest in becoming a county coordiantor or town coordinator. If there is an available county that you would like to adopt, please contact the NHGenWeb State Coordinator. Should you wish to adopt a town, please contact the county coordinator. Should the town be in an adoptable county, then please contact the SC.

The following are the County Coordinator requirements for your pages:

  • Project names and logos: The proper name of the projects are The NHGenWeb Project and The USGenWeb Project. Your main page must display The USGenWeb Project logo, which may be found here: http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/logos.shtml and the official logo of The NHGenWeb Project, which may be found here: http://www.usroots.com/usgwnhus/logo.htm .

  • Pointer to the State page:
  • You must have a link back to the State page.

  • State Mail List : We are in the process of obtaining a mail list, and when we do, you must maintain a subscription to the list. We will be discussing issues that are important to the project.
  • Query Page: Every county must provide a query page. This can be accomplished by having an email link to you and posting the query manually, creating an automatic mail merge, or by linking to the Ancestry message board for your county.
  • County Resource Page and Look Ups:
  • You are responsible for finding volunteers that will perform lookups of historical and genealogical materials for your county.  Lookups should be offered if you or your volunteers have received permission to do so from the book's author or publisher or the reference books you have available meet the copyright policies of The USGenWeb Project.
    Every page should provide some basic research help for their county. For instance, many of the county coordinators have provided a list of names, addresses and phone numbers for the county court clerk, library, and genealogical and/or historical societies. Many have also provided a bibliography page showing the reference books available for their county.

  • Recommended Links:
  • The following are not mandatory, but would be convenient for your visitors:
    A link to the The USGenWeb Project home page is recommended: http://www.usgenweb.org.
    A link to the The USGenWeb Project Archives is also recommended. The New Hampshire Archives are located at http://usgwarchives.net/nh/nhfiles.htm.
    The archives search option would be another helpful link to include: http://www.usgwarchives.org/newsearch.htm.
    You may wish to link to The WorldGenWeb Project: http://www.worldgenweb.org/.

  • The USGenWeb Project policy on HTML Code, Graphics, etc:  It is the policy of The USGenWeb Project to obtain permission from the creator of the code, graphics, and backgrounds before using them on our pages unless they have been placed in the public domain. If you use backgrounds and graphics that require a link back to the web site that you obtained them from, then you must link back.  If you find yourself having used someone's code without their permission, please either obtain that permission or remove that feature from your pages. This includes pages of links that others have put together.
  • Maintenance of Website:You must maintain your site and check for broken links every month.
  • Website Copyright: It is recommended that all websites within The USGenWeb Project use the following copyright notice: "Copyright  XXXX (being the year) by (coordinators name). Please make sure that you update the year.

The following are the Town Coordinator requirements for your pages:

  • Project names and logos: The proper name of the projects are The NHGenWeb Project and The USGenWeb Project. Your main page must display The USGenWeb Project logo, which may be found here: http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/logos.shtml and the official logo of The NHGenWeb Project, which may be found here: http://www.usroots.com/usgwnhus/logo.html .
  • Pointer to the State and County page:
  • You must have a link back to the State page and the County page that your town is in.

  • Follow The USGenWeb Project Copyright Policy:
  • You may view the copright policy here.

  • The USGenWeb Project policy on HTML Code, Graphics, etc:  It is the policy of The USGenWeb Project to obtain permission from the creator of the code, graphics, and backgrounds before using them on our pages unless they have been placed in the public domain. If you use backgrounds and graphics that require a link back to the web site that you obtained them from, then you must link back.  If you find yourself having used someone's code without their permission, please either obtain that permission or remove that feature from your pages. This includes pages of links that others have put together.
  • Maintenance of Website:You must maintain your site and check for broken links every month.
  • Website Copyright: It is recommended that all websites within The USGenWeb Project use the following copyright notice: "Copyright  XXXX (being the year) by (coordinators name). Please make sure that you update the year.

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