I was browsing TNGenWeb one day, and decided to look and see which counties were up for adoption. Since I live in Nashville and so close to the state archives, I thought being a county coordinator and further relying on the resources of the archives, would be an excellent way for me to give back to the genealogical community of Tennessee.
So, I chose Blount County and sent an email asking to be the new county coordinator. I heard back yesterday and I am now the one! I will spend the next few weeks familiarizing myself with the content of the site and the rules and regs of being a county coordinator, but I am so excited! My first task? Redesign the site.
Though the USGenWeb sites are EXCELLENT repositories of information, I have been on so many that I think could have a site update. Blount County, TN is no exception. So, I have done a mock-up for a new design that will rely less heavily on the traditional vertical presentation of information that is commonly used. Here is what I have come up with and it is based in large part on the design of Warren County, North Carolina.