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.
In June 1966, as the Kentucky Project was coming to completion, the USGenWeb project was organized. Volunteers are being found who are willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for each state page. (If the state in which you are interested does not yet have a coordinator and you wish to be responsible for it, please contact the US GenWeb coordinator.) Also in June 1996, just 2 weeks or so after the beginning of The US GenWeb project, the World GenWeb project was begun. (Volunteers are still needed for many of the countries. If you are interested in hosting a country, please contact regional coordinator for that country.)
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