thing INGenWeb volunteers have in common is
a desire share valuable genealogical and historical information with
others. Being an INGenWeb volunteer may be done at several different
Coordinators. The county coordinator is
the foundation of the INGenWeb.
Coordinators (CC) manage & maintain
the county web sites. CCs come from different backgrounds. They are men
and women from young to older and can live anywhere there is access to
the internet. The only prerequisites are having a sincere interest in
the genealogy of the county they coordinate, and the ability to use
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to
maintain a website. Additionally, they provide basic assistance to
researchers, locate & transcribe data, and format data
Learning website maintainence
is easier than it
may appear to be. Current INGenWeb volunteers who are willing to help
new coordinators with questions and suggestions subscribe to
INDYTALK-L@rootsweb.com. It is recommended that new CCs join this list.
Listed here are some links to help you learn HTML
Building Tutorials - All Free
HTML Code Tutorial
want to make a web page!
Editors for fun and profit!
Color Name Mapping (Triplet and Hex)
The county page requirements for the INGenWeb Project are
listed at The
Guidelines and Procedures.
volunteers offer to do lookups via e-mail in genealogical resources
that they own or have access to. Every county coordinator is searching
for volunteers to help researchers with simple lookup requests. If you
have access to cemetery records, county and town histories, marriage
information, or any other genealogically useful data, then contact the
appropriate county coordinator and tell him or her you'd like to be a
lookup volunteer for their county website.
transcribe and submit information & data that can be published
one of 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.
Are you still uncertain about being an INGenWeb volunteer?
Do you have more questions?
Denise Wells, your State Coordinator.
you would like to volunteer to assist on an
existing County project, please contact the County Coordinator listed
at the respective county page.
Are you ready to
Some things I would like you to include
what county(ies) you would like to volunteer
Project Coordinator/Assistant PC
County Coordinator/Assistant CC
Briefly explain why you would be a good volunteer.
- Do you have experience in web site creation and administration (HTML, FTP, forms, scripts, etc)?
Thanks for your interest in
the INGenWeb Project!