New London County CTGenWeb
Guidelines for Town Coordinators
a New London County town page, or considering "adopting" one, obviously
you have a special interest in that town. Your interest in the
will lead you to search for wonderful materials and links for your
and this will happen naturally and spontaneously. However,
the town pages are official USGenWeb
sites, there are specific requirements.
Please note: You do not have
create and maintain a separate web page to be a town coordinator.
If you have a
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 co-coordinators.
Requirements for County & Town Coordinators
One of the approved USGenWeb
logos must be
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 , the
CTGenWeb page, and the USGenWeb.
These are the same USGenWeb requirements for County Coordinators.
PAGE. Please check your page periodically for broken
make sure that your copyright date at the bottom of the page reflects
the current year, ie. ©2002-2010, Copyright 2010, or
©2010 with your
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 Project.
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
There are several options. If you would like to
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
has its own domain server effective 2008. With
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.
5. CONTENT. 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.
you already host a USGenWeb site on RootsWeb and have lost the password
information to update your site, you may go to this page at RootsWeb to
ask for help: http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
Also, GeoCities is NO MORE,
so if you or anyone you know had a GeoCities page, it needs to be
uploaded to another domain.
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