About Alexandria VAGenWeb

About the 
Alexandria GenWeb Project

What's USGenWeb?

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive
Genealogy Database Project. 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.

US GenWeb is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky project. It aims to have a genealogy website for every state and county in the US. Although the project is less than a year old, most counties are up and running to some extent, although many are still seeking to be "adopted" by permanent coordinators. The idea is now spreading internationally to the concept of a World GenWeb.

To get an idea about the scope of the original Kentucky project, read Everton Publishers' Review of the project.

VAGenWeb -- Virginia's USGenWeb site

VAGenWeb is the Virginia affiliate of USGenWeb. It was one of the first states to go on line after Kentucky. The Journal of On-Line Genealogy, in its initial review of USGenWeb, named VAGenWeb as the best overall state site. The Coordinator of VAGenWeb, Linda Lewis, is also the national coordinator for USGenWeb Archives, an exciting new project which aims to get as many records sources as possible on-line and in searchable format to aid researchers.

USGenWeb and VAGenWeb are.totally volunteer-run, non-profit operations. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page for each state and county. Volunteers are still needed in a number of areas, particularly in gathering and inputting databases.

How Can I Help???

AlexandriaGenWeb will be a full and active participant in the USGenWeb Archives project. The long range plan is to expand the Alexandria site and include as many searchable on-line data bases as possible. We are seeking volunteers in the following areas:

People with Alexandria-related genealogical data, family Bibles, cemetery lists, GEDCOMS, etc., that they are willing to share with other researchers.

People with printed resources, CD Roms, etc. who are willing to do lookups.

People in the DC / Northern Virginia area and further afield who are willing to gather and input data for on-line searchable databases, e.g. parish registers, cemetery lists, etc.

People willing to input Alexandria Census Data as part of the USGenWeb Archives' new CENSUS PROJECT (aiming to have all census records on-line and searchable!!)

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