thing all members of the INGenWeb family have in common is
a shared desire to make genealogical and historical information available to
There are several different ways you can join the INGenWeb
as a volunteer:
- County Coordinator (referred to as CC)
- Lookup Volunteer
The county coordinator is
the foundation of the INGenWeb.
Coordinators (CC) manage & maintain
the county web sites. The prerequisites for becoming a CC are:
- a sincere interest in the genealogy of the county they coordinate
- the ability to maintain a website
- access to county materials
CCs are responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
- providing basic assistance to researchers
- locating & transcribing data for their county
- formatting data submitted by contributors
- checking in via monthly roll calls
To facilitate the above, CCs should either live in or
near their county and/or have easy access to materials from the
Specific county page requirements for the INGenWeb Project are
listed at The
Guidelines and Procedures.
regarding HTML, FTP, and other aspects of website management can be found on the
INGenWeb Tech Help website.
volunteers offer to do lookups via e-mail in genealogical resources
that they own or have access to.
have access to cemetery records, county and town histories, marriage
information, or any other genealogically useful data, contact the
appropriate county coordinator and tell him or her you'd like to be a
lookup volunteer for their county.
transcribe and submit information & data that can be published
on the county websites.
Contributions can be as simple as posting a
surname you are researching or making a query. Contributors also share
information by gathering information, such as tombstone readings,
obituaries, sharing historic photographs and transcribing data that is
then published on the county website by the county coordinator.
you would like to be a Lookup Volunteer or Contributor for an
INGenWeb county or project, please contact the County or Project
at the respective website for more information.
If you interested in
becoming an INGenWeb County Coordinator,
please take a few moments to fill out the application.
Thank you for your interest in
the INGenWeb Project!