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Basic County Page Requirements
Expectations for all Volunteers
We, the volunteers of the NEGenWeb Project, will strive to act in a reponsible manner using good manners and common sense in all our dealings with the public and with other volunteers within the NEGenWeb and USGenWeb projects.
Please refer to the description of an EagleLark, a term that describes our volunteers. Although this statement was written a little 'tongue-in-cheek', it states some of the basic principles and beliefs that the volunteers in the NEGenWeb Project try to maintain in all our volunteer work with the Project, whether it is in dealing with the public or with other USGenWeb Project or NEGenWeb Project volunteers. We will follow all USGenWeb Project and NEGenWeb Project guidelines to the best of our ability, and with the good manners and common sense that our ancestors passed along to us. We are becoming well-known for our friendliness and helpfulness, and wish to make sure that this continues in every aspect. As volunteers for the USGenWeb Project and the NEGenWeb Project, we pledge ourselves to that ideal.
USGenWeb Project Guidelines and Bylaws
All USGenWeb Project Guidelines and Bylaws must be followed in order for a county site to be included on the NEGenWeb Project County Selection page. Those requirements include subscribing to your state mailing list, providing and regularly updating a query page, providing a list of available resources and lookups, having the USGenWeb Project logo prominently displayed on the main county page, and providing a link to your state page. Please check the full USGenWeb Project requirements and Bylaws at the two links below for the details regarding each requirement.
The NEGenWeb Project county coordinators voted to have one requirement for our coordinators beyond the USGenWeb Project requirements: Each coordinator should check in on our weekly roll call at least once a month, to let us know how they're doing. If a coordinator cannot be contacted after that time, then their site will be taken on by someone else, so that the page will be updated regularly, and taken care of.
If you have not already done so, you will need to subscribe to the NEGenWeb Project mailing list for county coordinators. You may get the instructions for subscribing from the State Coordinator
Suggestions and recommendations
Pointer To State Page
The USGenWeb Project requires a pointer to our State page. That can be to either the main NEGenWeb Project page or to the NEGenWeb Project County Site List. Links to both pages are a good idea, as the main page offers the researchers more places to look for Nebraska information.
Additional information that you may want to provide
Many of our county sites are placing additional documents and research helps online. These might include cemetery lists, marriages indexes, county histories, newspaper articles, etc. In order to post this type of document, you must follow the USGenWeb Project copyright and lookup policy guidelines. Posting published resources and offering lookups in such publications should only be done if you or your volunteers have received written permission to do so from the publication's author or publisher, or if the publication is in the public domain.
Please check the USGenWeb Project Volunteer Guidelines for the links that they recommend for your county site. In addition, these are some of the recommended links to have on a NEGenWeb Project county site:
A link to the USGenWeb Project main page is HIGHLY recommended. The USGenWeb Project logo is a required element from the national organization and should be prominently displayed on your main county page. You may make it a 'clickable' (active) link. A link to the WorldGenWeb Project is also recommended. You can find the official USGenWeb Project logos which we may use at http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/logos.shtml
In December 1998, NEGenWeb Project CC's looked at, discussed, and concluded that, though a courtesy, it certainly is not necessary to request permission to link to other NEGenWeb Project sites. Plus, though it seems not to be legally necessary to request permission to link to any other site outside of our Project , the NEGenWeb Project Committee feels it is still a good Public Relations item, as well as a courtesy to do so.
You are also encouraged to link to any of the individual pages in the NEGenWeb Project Resource Center, County Unknown, or main NEGenWeb Project pages that you feel will be especially helpful for your particular county.
Welcome to the project
Beyond these few "bare essentials", your page is yours to do with as you please. Should there be any changes made in the basic requirements, you will be notified by your state coordinator and this message will be updated.
We welcome you to the NEGenWeb project. If you need assistance with getting your county site up, don't hesitate to ask the State Coordinator, or any of the volunteers individually, or post a request to the NEGenWeb Project County Coordinator's mailing list. You will find that our volunteers go out of their way to help where they can.