New London County CTGenWeb
Guidelines for Town Coordinators
are coordinating a New London County town page, or
considering "adopting" one, obviously you have a
special interest in that town. Your interest in
the town probably will lead you to search for
wonderful materials and links for your site, and this
will happen naturally and spontaneously.
However, because the town pages are official USGenWeb sites,
there are specific requirements.
Please note: You do
not have to create and maintain a separate web page to
be a town coordinator. If you have a special
interest in an available town and you do not want to
create and maintain the site on your own, let
me know and we'll work something out as
Requirements for County & Town Coordinators
1. USGenWeb LOGO.
One of the approved USGenWeb
logos must be displayed
prominently on your home page. Please note that
USGenWeb and CTGenWeb should appear with capital
and lower case letters as shown. The
USGenWeb does not require inclusion of the
CTGenWeb approved logo (shown above), but it's
encouraged to identify your site by using the
2. LINKS TO THE
COUNTY, STATE, & NATIONAL
USGenWeb SITES. Each page of your town
site should include a link back to the New London County CTGenWeb
CTGenWeb page, and the USGenWeb.
are the same USGenWeb requirements for County
3. UPDATING YOUR TOWN PAGE.
Please check your page periodically for broken
links, and make sure that your copyright date at
the bottom of the page reflects the current year,
ie. ©2002-2010, Copyright 2014, or ©2014
with your name.
4. CONTACT INFORMATION ON THE PAGE.
Your name and current e-mail address must
appear on your main page, and you should
report any change in your e-mail address to the
County Coordinator. Whether or not you
choose to participate in the USGenWeb Project
annual elections, your current contact information on
your web page is required by the USGenWeb
5. SUBSCRIBE TO THE CTGEN MAILING LIST.
All County Coordinators and Town
Coordinators must be subscribed to the
official state list for the CTGenWeb
Project. Please make sure that the County
Coordinator has your correct e-mail address so the
State Coordinator can subscribe you to the
list. This is where all important
announcements are made and CTGenWeb business is
discussed. If you are a current Town
Coordinator and are not yet subscribed, please
send an e-mail message to CTGEN-Lemail@example.com
with only one word in the body of the
message: subscribe .
7. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU LEAVE THE USGENWEB PROJECT? If you become too busy to continue maintaining your town page, please notify the county coordinator. We hope that you'll allow your information to continue to be used on the town site. If your town site is housed on an outside server (not the CTGenWeb domain), let's talk about how to handle the transition. If you decide to make your official USGenWeb town site a personal genealogy site, Your must remove the USGenWeb name and logos from any site that is no longer a part of The USGenWeb Project. We hope that you'll allow us to copy your town information to remain on the New London County CTGenWeb site.
Guidelines & Suggestions
1. HOW SIMPLE OR ELABORATE SHOULD YOUR PAGE BE? Although I hope that your page will continue to evolve as you find new "goodies" to share, it can be as simple or elaborate as you want to make it...you're the one who will be maintaining it. I would first look over the New London County site so you won't be putting a lot of effort into duplicating features (although you may want to link to the County site for items of particular interest). As County Coordinator my goal and expectation is that every town page include at least information on where to write for vital records.
2. QUERIES. If you decide to offer a message board or guestbook, please be sure it is maintained.
3. WHERE SHOULD YOUR
PAGE BE HOUSED? There are several options.
If you would like to coordinate
information for a town but without creating and
maintaining a separate web page, I'll be happy to list
you as the town coordinator on the town page, and add
links and information as you send it to
me. If you want to create and maintain a
site of your own, you may shop around and
house your town page with the server of your choice. CTGenWeb
has its own domain server effective 2008. With
the approval of the State and County
Coordinator, space may be available on this server for
your town site.
4. DESIGN. Each town has it's own character and geography, and it's fine to create a page that reflects the personality of the town. Because it is a public site, it's recommended that you avoid garish colors or elaborate graphics or animations that will be difficult for some users to download. Please get written permission to use any material or graphics that may be copyrighted, and be sure to give credit due for the source. You'll find Volunteer information, including Copyright information, on this USGenWeb page.
Again, this can be as simple or elaborate as you want
to make it. You may include
transcriptions, photographs, links to relevant
sites (be sure to check and maintain your links, or
let me know to update links if I'm maintaining your
town page). Although anything transcribed
to the site remains the property of the
contributor, I hope that you will consider
allowing your contributions to remain with the
USGenWeb Project should you decide to
relinquish your role for any reason.
6. UPLOADING FILES
. If you are housing your town site
already host a USGenWeb site on RootsWeb and
have lost the password and FTP information to
update your site, you may go to this page at
RootsWeb to ask for help: http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
is NO MORE, so if you or anyone you know had a
GeoCities page, it needs to be uploaded to another
Thank you for your interest in the New London County, Connecticut GenWeb Project. Your interest and your efforts will benefit others immeasurably!
New London County CTGenWeb County Coordinator
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