Daryl Lytton, involved with the original USGenWeb founders and the
USGenWeb Newsletter Assistant Editor, has recently launched a new page for searching the state sites on USGenWeb.com...These are his words on the huge undertaking:
"The scope of the project is to, for the first time in the ten-year history of the USGenWeb Project, make available for researchers the capability to search all USGenWeb states, State Special Projects, counties within the states (and where available cities within the counties), and USGenWeb Special Projects excluding the Archives and Archives Sub-Projects because they are all hosted by RootsWeb and have their own search capabilities. We do have links to the USGenWeb Archives search, and to the two USGenWeb Census Projects searches, so that the Search Us homepage can be a one-stop shop for researchers wanting to search the USGenWeb."
The thirteen original states, plus Alaska and Hawaii (the last two), and the USGenWeb Special Projects have all been indexed and, according to Daryl, the goal is to have the rest of the states done by May, if not sooner. After that, the goal is to enable a USGenWeb-wide search.
With these new searching capabilities, even Daryl says he has been able to find information on his family that eluded him before. More volunteers are always needed to help with the project. If you're interested, contact UsGenWeb at Comments@USGenWeb-Search.Us. Good work Daryl and team!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
From today's RootsWeb Review: