About Us

What is the American Local History Network?
The American Local History Network is a non-profit, incorporated association of historical and genealogical researchers and volunteers. The purpose of this network is to link together various local history web sites that would like to participate in free association. The purpose of the American Local History Network (ALHN) is to furnish students, educators, and genealogical researchers with historical and genealogical information. To accomplish this mission, we believe that volunteer efforts are indispensable, and solicit volunteers to develop information which will be made available electronically to a wide audience. ALHN also will gratefully accept donations of information in electronic format to be made available on the same terms as for any active participant. The donor of the information shall retain copyright to the donated information, and may rescind permission to use it at any time, for any reason, although we as an organization would hope that would not happen.

For further information you can:
View the ALHN main pages
Read ALHN By-laws
Read ALHN Mission Statement
How can I contribute informtaion for Idaho?
Simple. E-mail the state coordinator, Rhonda Smith  with any submissions you may have or e-mail the county coordinator (see county index). If the information you have needs to be scanned/transcribed you can use the US Postal Service. Email Rhonda Smith for a mailing address. If you would like your documents returned please provide a self-addressed envelope with proper postage.
I have information to submit, but it doesn't fit in the categories listed on the main page.
Send it anyway! This website is always growing and changing. If the information you have is concerning history and or genealogy for Idaho it would be wonderful to see it here. If it is for another area you can do one of two things. Either send it to the location that it belongs or send it to Rhonda Smith and ask that she forward it to the proper person.
How can I help?
There are several ways to help. First of all, since you are on the Idaho State page, you probably have an interest in the area. You may have done some research already. Send it in for others to see! Perhaps you know what kind of content you would like to see. Make a suggestion. Participate. Perhaps you absolutely dislike the style of something on this page. Have a voice. Say something. Perhaps you have interest in another area that has no coordinator yet. Volunteer to design a page. Perhaps you have a reference material but no time to transcribe it. Let me know. It will see it gets done. Perhaps you have time and would love to help but you are not sure what to do. Let me know. There may be some projects we need extra help with.
I have a page with another organization, can I link to ALHN also?
Yes. ALHN members are independent sites. As long as your current organization does not prohibit dual memberships you are more than welcome to join ALHN. In fact the ID State Coordinator encourages this. The more doors you have open for your information -- the better for your site!