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From: Ben Hines <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Question on USGenWeb
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 20:40:54 -0700
USGenWeb is a volunteer non-commercial project, so the idea of
"legitimacy" is strange. That, and the fact that they not asking for
money or anything.. i'm not really sure i understand the question.
The history of the project is at:
It is one of the oldest genealogy sites on the web.
The USGenWeb's state county sites are run by volunteers. Some of the
sites are great repositories of data coming online, some are so-so,
most all give info on where to write for records, etc.
I'd respond to her personally but you didnt include her address.
At 9:01 PM -0400 10/20/00, wrote:
>The following message was sent to the National Institute on Genealogical
>Research. I E-mailed Ms. Brawner and suggested that I put her query out to
>the members of the APG-List. She agreed so I'm posting it for your input.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Margaret Brawner
>> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 10:03 AM
>> Subject: genealogical research project (student)
>> I am a student at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. I have been
>> assigned to write a paper on the legitimacy of a genealogical web site
>> USGenWeb. I just question the patriotic color scheme, the emphasis on Census
>> taking, the lack of an address, and the lack of people with credentials in
>> the genealogical field that sit on its Advisory Board.
>> Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.
>> Margaret Brawner
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