The WorldGenWeb Project

 

Are you involved in genealogical research in Eastern Europe?

 

If you'd like to join the WordGenWeb project as a Country Coordinator, please see the Policy and Procedures page and then contact me, specifying which country you'd like to host.

More research, less HTML

Several years ago, coordinators in the WGW project were expected to have a good knowledge of website editing, HTML, PHP, CSS, Javascript, FTP, etc.

 

Today, this is no longer a requirement.

Powerful, easy to use Content Management Systems allow you to set up beautiful websites without any effort.

If you have basic computer skills, you can do it.

 

This site was setup using Jimdo. If you want to give it a try, please sign up here for a free account.

 

If you need help/advice, just contact me.

 

What is needed.

The skills, that you do need in order to be a coordinator:

 

  • A good communicator
  • Willingness to help others
  • Basic genealogical knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of Eastern Europe, research possibilities in Eastern Europe and, if possible, some knowledge of Eastern European languages.

 

One of your tasks is to set up a website for your project.

There is no pre-defined format but the general requirements are explained under "Website Contents" on the policy page:

  • History
  • Resource Addresses (Libraries, archives)
  • Society Addresses
  • Maps
  • Geography
  • Culture and Religious History
  • Links to Query Boards/Message Board systems
  • Mail List
  • Reference Materials (census, deeds, biographies, etc.)

I recommend you first prepare a text document with all the information.

This is the main task.

 

Once that has been done, you can start thinking about creating a website.

I can gladly give you some advice and guidance. 


Please contact me if you want to try.