As the USGenWeb Archives grew, it was apparent not all submitted data fell into the standard state/county category, but covered multiple counties or states. The USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project was developed in January 2000 to cover this special data.
Special Collections also provides an entry page to scanned out-of-print books on family studies, historical books and various journals permanently stored in the USGenWeb Archives for free access. These books will be scanned and placed online. If you are interested in volunteering to transcribe any of the books, or if you have a special collection that you would like to share with others for free access, please contact Linda Russell Lewis.
Rootsweb has provided free access to the USGenWeb Archives since 1996, and like our volunteers, is dedicated to free online genealogy. If you would like to help keep genealogy freely accessible on the Internet, please see How You Can Help.