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Obits Project
Pensions Project
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Alabama Table of ContentsAlabama Carolyn Golowka
Alaska Table of ContentsAlaska Tina Vickery
Arizona Table of ContentsArizona Elizabeth Burns
Arkansas Table of ContentsArkansas Jacquelyn Bonds
California Table of ContentsCalifornia Kelly Mullins
Colorado Table of ContentsColorado Lee Zion
Connecticut Table of ContentsConnecticut George Waller
Delaware Table of ContentsDelaware Lola Withrow
District of Columbia Table of ContentsDistrict of Columbia Kelly Mullins
Florida Table of ContentsFlorida Cathy Burnsed
Georgia Table of ContentsGeorgia David Morgan
Hawaii Table of ContentsHawaii Kevin Fraley
Idaho Table of ContentsIdaho Rhonda Smith
Illinois Table of ContentsIllinois Gerelyn Reaves
Indiana Table of ContentsIndiana Fred Finkbiner
Iowa Table of ContentsIowa Sally Youngquist
Kansas Table of ContentsKansas Volunteer Needed
Kentucky Table of ContentsKentucky Maria Troutman
Louisiana Table of ContentsLouisiana Sandra Tipton
Maine Table of ContentsMaine David Colby Young
Carol LaRue
Maryland Table of ContentsMaryland Cyndie Eckman
Massachusetts Table of ContentsMassachusetts Ray Sears
Michigan Table of ContentsMichigan Denny Zank
Minnesota Table of ContentsMinnesota Terri Shipp
Mississippi Table of ContentsMississippi Sue Skay Abruscato
Missouri Table of ContentsMissouri Joe L. Miller
Montana Table of ContentsMontana Elizabeth Burns
Nebraska Table of ContentsNebraska Chris Christensen
Nevada Table of ContentsNevada Volunteer Needed
New Hampshire Table of ContentsNew Hampshire Michelle McKenzie
New Jersey Table of ContentsNew Jersey Jeri Shangle
New Mexico Table of ContentsNew Mexico Gina Heffernan
New York Table of ContentsNew York Jeri Shangle
North Carolina Table of ContentsNorth Carolina Michael DeLoach
North Dakota Table of ContentsNorth Dakota Joe Zsedeny
Ohio Table of ContentsOhio Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman
Oklahoma Table of ContentsOklahoma David Morgan
Oregon Table of ContentsOregon Penny Menges
Pennsylvania Table of ContentsPennsylvania Joe Patterson
Rhode Island Table of ContentsRhode Island David Colby Young
South Carolina Table of ContentsSouth Carolina Victoria Proctor
South Dakota Table of ContentsSouth Dakota Joy Fisher
Tennessee Table of ContentsTennessee Michael DeLoach
Texas Table of ContentsTexas David Morgan
Utah Table of ContentsUtah Christine Goff
Vermont Table of ContentsVermont Tina Vickery
Virginia Table of ContentsVirginia Linda Russell Lewis
Harriet Welch
Washington Table of ContentsWashington Kevin Fraley
West Virginia Table of ContentsWest Virginia .Elizabeth Burns
Wisconsin Table of ContentsWisconsin Tina Vickery
Wyoming Table of ContentsWyoming Carol Haagensen

NOTICE: Printing the files within by non-commercial individuals and libraries is encouraged, as long as all notices and submitter information is included. Any other use, including copying files to other sites requires permission from the submitters PRIOR to uploading to any other sites. We encourage links to the state and county tables of content.

The USGenWeb Project makes no claims or estimates of the validity of the information submitted and reminds you that each new piece of information must be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence. It is always best to consult the original material for verification.

About the The USGenWeb Archives
"Why Should A Genealogical Society Give Records Away?" by Jeffrey A. Bockman.

About the USGenWeb Archives

National Genealogical Society's Statement about USGenWeb

Many thanks to Dr. Brian Leverich and Karen Isaacson of Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative for generously providing space on this server.

The USGenWeb Digital Library (Archives) was developed to present actual transcriptions of public domain records on the Internet. This huge undertaking is the cooperative effort of volunteers who either have electronically formatted files on census records, marriage bonds, wills, and other public documents, or are willing to transcribe this information to contribute.

Once the decision was made to develop a project, originally called "TimeToDo" Something, a call went out to volunteers who would be willing to transcribe primary records as a service to the Internet genealogical community, find a way to get them posted on the Internet, and allow the USGenWeb county hosts to store large files in a central location with a search engine. Space is donated by RootsWeb for storage of the files.

The table above is broken down by state. The left column represents the location of a Table of Contents for each state, with a brief description of each file and a direct link to it.The right column is the actual location of the archived files.

The USGenWeb Archives Digital Library was implemented in July 1996, and files are being added everyday. If you have transcriptions to contribute, please contact the person listed on the state Table of Contents page. Please read the Guidelines for file contributions. The files need to be in ascii text format, and will be converted by the state archive manager if in another form.

In February, 1997, the USGenWeb Archives Census Project was launched.

In February, 1999, the USGenWeb Archives Pension Project was launched.

In April, 1999, the United States Digital Map Project was launched.

In January, 2000, the USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project was launched.

In April, 2000, the USGenWeb Archives Obits Project was launched.

In August, 2000, the USGenWeb Archives Church Records Project was launched.

Other specialized Archives projects will be announced in the future.

The USGenWeb Archives Census Project - the Original

In February, 1997, the Archives coordinator asked the archivists for a volunteer to head up a census transcription project with the goal of getting every census transcribed and in the USGenWeb Archives for free access. Ken Hollingsworth answered that call and transcribers were recruited. The original goal was to complete the 1850 census transcriptions, but the overwhelming response from volunteers resulted in all years being included.

Software was developed, CTA, by John Rigdon for 1850, which would produce a standardized text file and a database to be used for future census studies and with a search engine that would point to the actual images that would be online in the Archives. A few months later, Phil Beshear developed CART, which produces text, database, and html, and covers several years. Late 1999, Bill Husler developed CensTrans, geared toward MAC users.

Thanks to S-K Publications who has provided transcription material and census images, and CensusVu, and AllCensus for census images, RootsWeb.Com for providing the free server space, and the hundreds of volunteers, census data is being uploaded to the USGenWeb Archives everyday, both text transcriptions, and actual images of the microfilm.

SK Publications is offering group rates for cd purchases, and donates the images for uploading to the USGenWeb Archives. To find out how this works, Click Here

View Census Images

If you would like to join this effort, please contact Maggie Zimmerman, or visit the The USGenWeb Archives Census Project page.

Coordinator: Linda Lewis
Assistant Coordinator: Joy Fisher
Advisory Board Representative: Joe Zsedeny
Technical Advisors: Dr. Brian Leverich, Dale Schneider, Randy Winch
Founders: Dr. Brian Leverich, Linda Lewis, John Rigdon, Dale Schneider, George Waller

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*The names, The USGenWeb Project and XXGenWeb (where XX is the two-letter abbreviation for each state), are reserved exclusively for use by The USGenWeb Project.

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