No one person is responsible for the USGenWeb project. There are hundreds of people involved, from the great folks at Rootsweb, to the state coordinators, to the county coordinators. Most important, however, are the folks who visit the county pages.
You are the reason this project exists, and you are crucial to its success. You are the folks who are spending months and years researching within the counties. You accumulate the knowledge, information, and resources.
My job is to put these pages online, to expand them, and to maintain them to the best of my ability, and it's a pleasure and joy to do so. But pretty pages aren't enough - we need CONTENT.
If you feel you have any little thing that you would like to contribute to Madison Parish, LA, or to ANY USGenWeb County around the country, or if you have a question, please consider taking a few minutes to drop a line.
When thinking about what you might be able to offer, please consider that the pages you see now can be modified, or new pages added, if necessary. This is a fluid medium, and we at USGenWeb Project will be happy to work with you, in order to help others. Please also consider that we cannot accept GEDCOMs, pedigree charts, etc., or copyrighted material, unless you are the author and grant permission to publish your material online. However, photographs that you took and that are of general interest, extraction's from public records, or material published before 1920 can be accepted.
In March and April 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. 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. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The idea spread across the county, and the USGenWeb project was born.