The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.
Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well.
Although the basic unit of organization for The USGenWeb Project is at the county level, State Websites include very important information as well, including such resources for postings of unknown county queries, family reunion bulletin boards, state histories, and maps showing the changing county boundaries, among others. Many states also have ongoing projects as diverse as the transcription of Civil War regiments or the reuniting of families with lost photos, bibles, etc.
As you explore the state and county websites, you will see considerable variation as each page or database is the creation, property and responsibility of an individual volunteer. But, you will also find that all of the counties will provide links for you to post queries, access the state's home page and access the archives. All of the volunteers who make up The USGenWeb Project are very proud of this endeavor and hope that you will find their hard work both beneficial and rewarding.
The goal of the USGenWeb Project is to make genealogical information available online. These are stored at the USGenWeb Archives. You can view the files for Idaho at the IDGenWeb Archives.
How You Can
This site was designed to help researchers like you. In order to make this site beneficial to the most people, we need everyone to share their information. After all, the only way people can help you, is if you let them know what you are looking for. Here's how you can help us ...
Review the queries - see if someone is researching the same surname.
Submit your query - tell other researchers what you are looking for.
Share your resources - If you have a book or data base that your willing to look in for others, email me, and I will list you on the look ups page.
Submit your family group sheets -
Share your knowledge - If you are a local historian or history buff, you could be a great help. Consider submitting a local history.
Archives. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them, going from one message to another. Some list archives are not available; if there is a link here to an archive but the link doesn't work, it probably just means that no messages have been posted to that list yet.