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The USGenWeb Project (the proper name of the project) is group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Now the same thing is in the works for many states in the nation.

Organization is by state and county. Some state projects has state-level special projects.

The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level. They are:

The USGenWeb Archives Project

The USGenWeb Family Group Sheet Project

The USGenWeb African American Griots Project

The USGenWeb Genealogical Events Project

The USGenWeb Kidz Project

The USGenWeb Lineage Project

The USGenWeb Tombstone Project

Within The USGenWeb Archives Project, there are several sub-projects:

The USGenWeb Digital Map Library

The Pension Project

The Online Census Images Project

The Church Records Project

The Immigrantions Project

The Marriage Records Project

The Obituary Project

The Special Collections Project

The Court Cases Project

The projects outside of The USGenWeb Project. Both call themselves The USGenWeb Census Project but neither are affiliated with The USGenWeb Project.