VAGenWeb CC Duties
- The duties of a County Coordinator are fairly simple
- Keep the webpages up to date.
Always respond to researcher's questions.
- Content and format of the webpages, once the minimum requirements are satisfied, are
completely flexible, and entirely up to the judgement of the CC (within the bounds of good taste
and copyright laws)
- Many, if not most, CCs satisfy the requirement for having a county querypage by pointing to
the rootsweb.com / ancestry.com message board for their county. An unfortunate tendancy in my
opinion, but completely understandable.
- Posting research material to the County Website, is desireable, but not required. The
Archives Project was established to serve as a place for materials to be accessed.
Keep the State Coordinator apprised of the CC's email address.
- An acceptable answer is "I don't know", but try to point the researcher to another person or
website, if possible.
- Avoid argumentative situations. If the person gets abusive, stop replying and ignore further
The CC must be subscribed to the mailing list for administrative VAGenWeb traffic.
Qualifications of a County Coordinator
- A desire to help researchers.
The ability to create and modify webpages. This includes
- A personal interest in the county, with some knowledge of its history and/or families is
- Some knowledge of the HTML coding, or use of a software program that does the coding for you.
For example, I use a text editor and add the encoding myself, but then I'm something of a control
- Access to facilities to upload/download files from their webspace. I use a free program
called "FileZilla", that I downloaded from a site on the internet.
- If taking over a county, previously hosted in someone's personal webspace, the new host will
need to find webspace in which to place the pages. Most, but not all, VAGenWeb county webpages
have found homes in free space provided by rootsweb.com, and this option is still available.