US GenWeb: A Top Research Site

Family Tree Magazine recently (7/28/14) listed the top 101 best websites for United States genealogy research for 2014.

Under the Best US Genealogy Websites, US GenWeb is commended as a free volunteer site, with almost 20 years of service and is an essential for individual state and county pages.

Also listed in the 25 Best Genealogy Websites for Beginners is the USGenWeb Project

Exciting news, CONGRATULATIONS US GenWeb!

CONGRATULATIONS, researchers on having FREE access to genealogy information!

Getting Started

Amy Grisak, begins her article with a “WARNING” label! Sleep deprivation, walking through cemeteries and obsessive tendencies about scraps of paper when it comes to genealogical research.  The article which appears in the 2013 Farmers’ Almanac is titled Digging up Roots – The INS and OUTS of creating your own family tree.

You can read the article at It does not matter if you are a beginner wanting to know the basics of genealogical research or someone who has researched for a long time and now wanting to get back to the basics..this article is packed full of helpful information.

Thanks, Amy for great information.

Revived Blitz: Postings for McDowell County, NCGenWeb

Today is June 28th, 2013; I want to apologize to everyone for not posting in a long, long, long time.
Life jumped out at me last Spring, May 2012 to be exact, when my eldest son got up the nerve to ask his wonderful girlfriend to marry him. That wedding took place the end of October 2012. Then in December 2012, my other son ask his wonderful girlfriend to marry him and that wedding took place last Saturday. So planning two rehearsal dinners in the last 10 months has occupied my time. Now I am ready to get back into a regular routine. Please accept my apology and promise to do better in the future.

Here is my first post of many to come: Check out the NCGenWeb Project on Facebook.
The North Carolina GenWeb project is dedicated to providing free access to genealogy information. Staffed by volunteers in each NC County, researchers have access to local and regional information.
The NCGenWeb Project is part of the USGenWeb Project. Yes, this group is also volunteer and works to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. As quoted from the USGenWeb site “This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.”