About Us: An independent network of volunteers dedicated to helping others discover their family & local history.


Available States






New Mexico

South Dakota



West Virginia


States that appear to inactive


The American Local History Network was incorporated on January 12, 2000, with the following members listed as the first board of directors. Jerry E. Dill,Lucy Ficklin Dill,Mary Floy Katzman,Carl Kirton,William N. Oliver,Betty Sellers, Lynn E. Waterman, Jeffrey C. Weaver and John G. West

The American Local History Network continued in this form until until July of 2014 when the board of directors and the members voted to dissolve the corporation and continue by organizing a new group which would operate by asking members volunteer to work as informal teams.

You can find more information on The American Local History Network, inc in the Archives section of this website.



Membership Information
So, you're interested in adopting a state. Hopefully, this page will answer any questions you might
have. If you have any suggestions that might be of help on this page, please let us know.

1. A love of history and genealogy, and a willingness to share information on a web site.
2. The ability to create web pages or work with those who can help you learn this.
3. Familiarize yourself with the mission and the purpose of the project. For more information on
the American Local History Network (ALHN), please visit the national website at

We have a few requirements for State, County, TOPIC and Town webmasters for their pages.
1. You can obtain your own web space. You are free to get web space from whomever you
choose. There are many sites to choose from that offer many different levels of web site
building from simple and some are more complex; some are free, some aren’t. Rootsweb
also provides free space for ALHN member sites. We can also suggest different programs
that will help you in creating your web site.
2. State Coordinators/Hosts must provide a link back to the ALHN National Page
3. County & town site and special topic volunteers should provide a link to their State Page or
to the ALHN main site. ( www.alhn.org )
4. You may obtain a national logo provided on the ALHN Graphics page.
5. Your site must contain some original content and not be a page primarily of links.
6. Web pages cannot contain objectionable or indecent data or photo’s.
7. Other than these above listed requirements, these are independent sites and therefore are
yours to create and maintain. We ask that you maintain your site with routine updates and
information. Keep your site active. Provide new information on a routine basis….after all,
that’s what you’ve volunteered to do.
8. Once you have decided to adopt a State, please get in touch with the Web Team as listed at
www.alhn.org. If you are interested in adopting a county or a town, please get in touch with
the state coordinator. If a state coordinator is not available, contact the ALHN webmasters.
9. Please read about the ALHN Legacy program. Should you decide to leave ALHN for any
reason we have the means to preserve your work within ALHN archives. In these archives it
will remain within the incorporation of ALHN permanently.

This need to say something like: All members should join the [email protected] list
Members may request to become voting members by sending an email with a link to you your site to
Erin Bradford or Cyndy Cox
Voting members may join ALHN teams simply by requesting to join the alhnorganization@