Michigan AHGP
 Volunteer FAQ Page

 

Volunteering To Host
A Michigan AHGP County

"What are my responsibilities as a County host?"

1. Providing raw data on a specific County. Any information you want to provide: Census, Cemeteries, Marriages, Deaths, Histories, Biographies, etc. We hope to eventually have complete data for each County, but by beginning with the documents you already have it's a great start. Every little bit helps someone!

2. Include a History of your County. Let visitors know what your County was all about. You can include photographs, biographies, public officials from the past. There are many things that can be included under this subject.

3. Linking other pages that pertain to your County, by request or permission. Any homepage linked should pertain to your County, and should contain genealogical and/or historical content, which includes surnames. If someone is unable to make a web page of their own, and donates their records for use on your County pages, you are responsible to place that information online, giving copyright to the person who submitted the material.

4. You need to provide a link to the main AHGP Michigan Page and the surrounding Counties that are online, on your main page. Your main page must include the AHGP Logo of your choice. You are free to do your page in any manner you like, as long as the above is followed. It is your choice as to whether you add surnames and queries, libraries and societies, etc. You may want to ask your visitors what they prefer and what they'd like to see.

"Can I adopt a Town or Township instead of a County?"

Yes! If covering an entire County is difficult for you because of time and resources, adopting a town in that County is a great idea. We're happy to have volunteers at a County level. We would be happy to have volunteers who prefer to cover a topic in a township too, such as religion, history, cemeteries, occupations, etc. We can easily link your page to the County it falls under. Many researchers have a great knowledge of the specific area their ancestors lived in. This is a wonderful way to help. Just email us and let us know what area you would be interested in covering and we'll get you added.

"I am unable to adopt a County.Are there other ways I can help?"

Yes!! If you would like to volunteer to do any of the following, we'd love to have you on our team. By submitting the data you have collected in your research, or placing it online for linking, you can be a huge help to others who may be researching the same families or the same areas. You can submit information to the State host or your County host.

Guest Editor - click here to be a Guest Editor
If you have an idea for something about a county you would like to seeincluded, be it stories about your family, businesses of days gone by,famous people or history articles about places in the county or the people who lived here... please let us include it in this site.

Obituary Transcriber - click here to Transcribe Obits
If you collect obituaries or have access to obituaries and would like to share them with visitors to this website, we would be happy to include them.

Maps - Click here to send your Maps
If you collect old Michigan Plat Maps, please feel free to send them. We will post them online!!!

Photographs - Click here to send your Photographs
If you have any old Michigan Photographs, please contribute them to this site.

Cemetery Records - Click here to transcribe Cemetery Records
If you live in Michigan and are willing to record the tombstone inscriptions in any of the counties cemeteries, please let us know, we will add them to the site.

Church Records - Click here to transcribe Church Records
If you have access to and are willing to type pages from church records... please allow us to add them to the site.

History Transcribers - Click here to transcribe Histories If you have access to books about Michigan history and are willing to type pages from them... let us know, we would love to add them to this site.

"Where do I place my pages? Does it cost me anything?"

You are free to place your pages anywhere you want them. Free space has generously been provided by USGENNET.ORG for any page related to AHGP.

"Who owns this data?"

If you provide it, you own it. If you request it to be removed, it will be. We hope, however, that you would never feel a need to remove material. Our only goal here is to provide the information needed to do research from home.

 

Interested?  Contact Pam or Deb.

Page Created 9/9/99; updated 9/6/2004

Adapted from the Illinois AHGP FAQ and Bonnie Briggs, Shiawassee. Used with permission.

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