INFORMATION FOR NEW COUNTY AND TOWN WEBMASTERS
So, you're interested in adopting a county. Hopefully,
this page will answer any questions you might have. If you have any suggestions
that might be of help on this page, please let us know.
WHAT IS REQUIRED:
Other than these above listed requirements, these are independent
sites and therefore are yours to create and maintain.
A love of history and genealogy, and a willingness to share
information on a web site.
The ability to create web pages.
Familiarize yourself with the mission and the purpose of
the project. For more information on the American Local History Network,
Inc. (ALHN, Inc.), please visit the national website at http://www.alhn.org.
You will want to visit the Mission
page as well as the About ALHN
GENERAL COUNTY AND TOWN REQUIRESMENTS:
As the state coordinators, we have a few requirements
for county and town webmasters for their web pages.
You must obtain your own web space. You are free to get web
space from whomever you choose. Many of the ALHN webmasters do use USGennet.org
because they offer free space to all ALHN-affiliated webmasters.
You must provide a link back to either the county (for town
webmasters) or the state (for county webmasters). You may also provide
a link to the national web pages if you wish, but it is not required.
A logo is also required. You may use a state logo that is
provided on the graphics page or a national
logo provided on the ALHN Graphics
page. For those that like to create graphics, you are also welcome to create
your own, if you would prefer. The logos must contain either "ALHN" or
"American Local History Network".
Your site contain some original content and not be a page
primarily of links.
You must respect copyright law. If you have any questions
regarding copyright, please see U.S.
All web pages must be child-safe sites. In other words, no
pornography or obscene subject matter, photos or otherwise.
Once you have decided to adopt a county, please get in
touch with the state coordinator, Rhonda Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
. If you are interested in adopting a town, please get in touch with the
appropriate county webmaster. If that county is available, maybe consider
adopting the county.
MAILING LISTS FOR ALHN WEBMASTERS
As a county or town webmaster affilitated with ALHN, you
will want to be on the ALHN mailing list. For more information and to subscribe
All ALHN webmasters are eligible to join this list.
All ALHN webmasters are not members of ALHN, Inc. To become
a voting member and have a say in the running of the corporation, you must
request membership by subscribing to the ALHN membership-voting list. For
more information and to subscribe http://www.egroups.com/group/alhn-membership-voting
Need a little assistance on your pages, boards, etc.,
CREATING WEB PAGES
Want to adopt but don't know how to create your own web
pages? Try these tutorials:
HTML - This is the one I learned from in 1998 and had a lot of fun
with it. [ from New Hampshire ALHN SC]
and Publishing Web Pages
Here's another helpful web site with lots of information:
Ftp is a program that allows you to upload your newly
created or edited web pages onto your webspace provider. These are two
of the more popular programs and have free trial versions available for
Created August 10, 2000Copyright 2000Web design and graphics
by Kathy Leigh