Guidelines and Procedures
Are you a new Volunteer Coordinator? Welcome to the COGenWeb Project!
welcome members of Historical and/or Genealogical Societies
that wish to host a County in the COGenWeb Project.
As always, links to from your Genealogical or Historical Society are permitted and encouraged.
A great online resource is the USGenWeb's New Member Survival Guide. This is full of general information about the USGenWeb Project, what the structure of the project is, definitions, and all around good information that will help you understand who we are, how we came to be, what our goals are, and helpful resources to help get you started.
First off, it is important to remember that we are all volunteers here. Being a volunteer means that that you will not be paid or expect payment for what you do. All information that has been put onto the COGenWeb pages is done by volunteers. As volunteers, we are in no way compensated for the work we do, other than the "Thank you's" we receive from people we have been able to help.
Code of Conduct:
|As volunteers for the COGenWeb Project, we adhere to a strict code of conduct
in our dealings with the public and with each other.
When you volunteer to coordinate a county for any of the State Projects within the USGenWeb, you do so knowing it is for the USGenWeb Projects, and the many visitors to that county. The USGenWeb has certain requirements that are required to be on your county pages. States can, and do, impose additional requirements and guidelines. To volunteer to coordinate a County in the COGenWeb, it must be with the understanding that you will adhere to these Requirements and guidelines.
The following link is mainly for new county coordinators. However, it may be helpful, once in a while, for those of us who are "oldtimers" to refresh our memories.