USGenWeb & Me

Hi, it’s me again! If you’ve landed on this page, you are probably interested in knowing more about my interests in the USGenWeb Project. You may even be here because I am interested in serving as a Southeast/Mid-Atlantic State Coordinator Representative for the USGenWeb Project; actively seeking appointment for a 2014-2016 tenure.  I am pleased to share more information with you about my background and interests!

When I began actively researching my family history in 2006, the free resources available via the many sites of the USGenWeb Project were absolutely fundamental to my research process. Thanks to the many hours of dedication from countless volunteers to publish information online, I was able to fill in family tree details, explore resources to help me better understand genealogical research, and make connections with researchers far more experienced than I.  Because of these positive experiences, I knew I too had to find a way to give back.

And give back I did. In early 2007 I joined the TNGenWeb project as the county coordinator for Blount County.  Not knowing anything about the county, just armed with a mission to serve, I quickly began to research the county, learn more about the people living there, and gained a true appreciation for it’s interesting history. Along the way, I provided research guidance to many information seekers and loved every minute of it.  In 2009 I became even more engaged in USGenWeb by becoming WebMaster for the NCGenWeb, eventually becoming an Assistant State Coordinator, and then county coordinator for multiple counties.  In 2011, I had the opportunity to become more involved in TNGenWeb also – becoming State Coordinator, a position I’ve held for the past three years. I am also an Assistant State Coordinator with FLGenWeb and I maintain a county site for KYGenWeb. NC, TN, FL and KY.  Very different states, but all equally fascinating in the depth of history and information available.

Throughout all my USGenWeb tenure, I have diligently worked to provide an ever-increasing array of information to support family history & genealogy research. At the same time, I leverage technology & social media to help foster connections and further aid in information dissemination. I believe strongly in the core mission of the USGenWeb Project and I work tirelessly to promote the organization.  Of note…

You can learn more about my background by visiting my About Me page, as well as my personal family website.  But, to know me is to know that I am passionate about widely sharing information for FREE! The USGenWeb is a great vehicle for accomplishing this objective and in my 7 years with the project, not only have I learned much from other coordinators, but I have also felt I have truly been able to give back.  As SEMA CC Rep this upcoming term for the USGenWeb Advisory Board, I would very much look forward to learning even more, and would be honored to be chosen to represent my fellow State Coordinators.


Page last updated: June 10, 2014