About the USGenWeb Project

The USGenWeb Project was established in April 1996 based on the Kentucky GenWeb Project which began in early 1996 as a discussion on the Internet.  The idea was to provide a single entry point for locating genealogical data. 

The USGenWeb Project is maintained by volunteers all across the country.  The project is organized by states, and the counties within each state.  Each county has a coordinator responsible for maintaining a site of resources which are available for that county.  You can find files of genealogy records organized by state and county in the archives.  Our goal is to put genealogical records on the Internet, accessible and free to all.   

If you would like to help, please drop me an email. 

Volunteers are needed in all phases of the project, including creating and maintaining home pages, hosting mailing lists, and transcribing public and private records for inclusion in the archives.  Contributions of information are also needed.  If you have any information about Wayne County that could appropriately be included here or have family records you could contribute, please email me.  Read our Message Board to find out what projects are underway and how you can get involved. 




About Wayne County

Wayne County was created in 1779, when it was formed from the western half of Dobbs County. Twelve years later, in 1791, the remainder of Dobbs County was divided into Lenoir and Glasgow (Greene after 1799), and Dobbs County thus ceased to exist.  The early records of Dobbs County were destroyed when the Lenoir County Court House was burned in 1878.  Wayne County was named for Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne (called "Mad Anthony"), hero of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.  It is in the eastern part of North Carolina and is surrounded by Johnston, Wilson, Greene, Lenoir, Duplin, and Sampson counties. 

Notice: Thank you to Dr. Francis R. Hodges for providing the historical information about Wayne County. 




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