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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 Washington at the WAGenWeb Archives. Or search the archives with our search engine. Currently, the archives has one miscellaneous file of interest for researchers at the archives.

How You Can Help

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 help you, and how you can help others:

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 - I am creating a database of early Kittitas County settlers, so if you would like to add your family, please visit the Kittitas County Biographies Page. If you prefer, you may send your group sheet by email instead.

Share your knowledge - If you are a local historian or history buff, you could be a great help. Consider submitting a local history. Visit the brand new history query page and see if you can answer researchers questions, which I will post online.

Tell me your ideas - I'm always glad to hear them.

Join the Central Washington Mailing List - you can ask questions about Central Washington researching, or answer them. It's a great resource for quick help.

Don't be shy! - Online genealogists are the friendliest people, so don't be afraid to contact them. We're all just like you!

Take a moment to view how many people have visited this site. Its the link below to Statisfy and it will show you the count.  Just think of how useful this site would be if every one of these people would have submitted their information.

 

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