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History and Growth of the MIGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, now known as the Kentucky GenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The MIGenWeb Project is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky project for the state of Michigan and also began in 1996.

County Adoption and Volunteering

Contact the coordinator for the appropriate county if you have a desire to add your data to that county site. If the county in which you are interested does not have a page, or appears to be up for adoption, and you wish to participate, please contact Jan Cortez, the Michigan Coordinator, and request the sample web page be sent to you.

The USGenWeb Project Policy on HTML code, graphics, etc.

It is the policy of The USGenWeb Project to obtain permission from the creator of the code, graphics, and backgrounds before using them on our pages unless they have been placed in the public domain. Images, text or data compilations SHOULD NOT be incorporated into USGenWeb/MIGenWeb pages without explicit written permission. The state coordinator has the responsibility to remove any links to websites which fail to meet The USGenWeb Project/MIGenWeb Project established guidelines/standards. More information on the copyright standards of the USGenWeb Project is available on their website. Please review their guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns please write to the State Coordinator.

Independent Verification

It is important to note that all of the above genealogical data, whether part of this page or available through a link from this page, must be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence. We hope that these online materials have been of help to you but is always best to consult original primary material for verification.

Non-Commercial Use

All material in this site is for non-commercial use only. All information submitted to this project remains - to the extent the law allows - the property of the submitter who, by submitting it, agrees that it may be freely copied to this project for non commercial use but never sold or used in a commercial venture without the knowledge and permission of its rightful owner.

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Michigan State Coordinator: Jan Cortez

Link Updates April 8, 2017

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with permission from Fred Bonjour, Joan Brausch, Denny Zank and Sandy Redmond 1996-2003.