many ways to volunteer within the NJGenWeb Project. |
Some examples are:
copyright free, transcribed information (i.e., tombstone inscriptions,
biographies or census records) to a state, county or town web
site within the NJGenWeb program, or to the NJGenWeb Archives
2. create and/or maintain a county or a city/town web
site for NJGenWeb
3. offer to perform look-up's of records (such as obituaries,
tombstones, censuses, in particular books or documents, in local historical societies,
Contact the NJGenWeb State Coordinator
by email, indicate you would like to volunteer, and if you have a particular
interest or specialty in mind, and she will suggest how to take your next step.
be a successful NJGenWeb County or Town Coordinator, you will need:
A knowledge of, or willingness to learn about the county/area you will be coordinating.
* A desire and willingness to assist researchers who visit your county
NOTE: NJGenWeb does not require its coordinators engage in
personal research or lookups for visitors! (But if you would like to do this,
free of charge, there are no objections). The best way to assist researchers is
to provide as much fresh and appropriate online information and links as is possible.
We help researchers, but we are not required to do the research for them.
A moderate knowledge of web design and maintenance (HTML page
coding and design, OR knowledge of an HTML Editor). Iin other
words, you need to know how to design and create a web site,
or have the skills to maintain the current web site). We are
sorry, but we are not able to teach basic web design to new
coordinators. You need to have this basic knowledge before
you apply to become a coordinator. You will need to provide
the State Coordinator with a link to a web site that you have
already designed and/or maintain as proof of your ability. You
also needs to be knowledgeable of FTP protocol (either through
a web design program or separately) especially if you will be
uploading files to a Rootsweb server. [Please be aware that
Rootsweb does not support some FrontPage extensions,
so if you are using that program, you need to be aware of this].
* Time to devote to your county page. Researchers are looking for fresh
and frequently updated information on your pages. The weekly time required can
range from two to twenty hours, depending on the time you have available, and
your degree of enthusiasm.
* Ability to make initial new coordinator name changes to the
county pages, to upload changed pages, and to officially take
over the county within 30 days of acceptance. A copy of the
"old" page should be placed in a folder, on your site's
rootsweb server, in a file called "oldweb" or something
similar, and not deleted. Possibly NJGenWeb's SC or ASC will
have done this for you. Please do NOT delete any of the current
pages unless this task has been performed.
* Willingness to grant minimum 30 days notice should you decide to give up
your county. (We hope you never do!) Outgoing County Coordinators will be asked
to assist with transferring the county to the replacement County Coordinators
NOTE: You do NOT need to live in the county you are hosting.
You will be joining a fine team of County Coordinators dedicated
to making the NJGenWeb Project the best resource for those seeking
to research their New Jersey ancestors.
If you are interested in applying for a County Coordinator position,
please select one of the counties currently available for adoption,
and read both the USGenWeb
adoption guidelines. Feel free to ask the State Coordinator,
or one of the Assistant State Coordinators, any questions needed
to clarify these guidelines.
CITY/TOWN WEB SITES AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION:|
please see the individual COUNTY site, where the city
or town is located, for availability. If the city/town you are interested in,
is not already adopted, you may request to do so.