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All About the NEGenWeb Project
and how to become one of us!


In the Beginning.....a dream....

In March and April of 1996, a group of dedicated genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky where collected databases would be stored. In addition the databases could be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

Nebraska GenWeb is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky Project. At the same time, volunteers were found who would be willing to coordinate the collection of databases pertaining to their county and generally oversee the contents of that county web site. If you are willing to have your databases shown on the county page of your research, please contact the volunteer whose name appears attached to each site.

LOOKING TO HAVE SOME FUN, VOLUNTEER AND FLY WITH THE "EAGLES"? Or better yet, become an "official" EagleLark?

I know, I know, you are wondering just what is an EagleLark....well here is the "official" description from our resident R.R. expert John McCoy, copied with his permission:

EAGLELARK - an extremely rare bird found only in Nebraska cyberspace. This bird is dedicated to genealogy, Nebraska history, computers, and to helping others find their roots. This bird neither seeks nor desires any compensation beyond a thank you and the satisfaction of helping unlock part of a puzzle for someone.

The spirit of this bird is unbreakable, and cannot be broken, no matter what obstacles it has to overcome to accomplish a task. This bird is fiercely loyal to its own kind, and will travel thousands of miles just to say hi to another EagleLark. Although extremely rare, this bird is a model for other aspiring eagle/state birds that are into cyberspace genealogy and helping others.

The face of this bird may change from time to time, but its character will not. This bird does, however act a little strange in the fall, especially on Saturdays. It can be heard for miles shouting "We're number 1!" It is on these fall Saturdays that the EagleLark will not be found in front of a computer, unless he or she is listening to Real Audio  for a few hours on these hallowed days, the EagleLark has a fascination for television or radio. Especially on these days, the EagleLark can be found in plumage of red and white.

Although this bird is extremely complex, and mere words can not describe it nor do it justice, the above is as close as I can come to depicting this rare and beautiful bird.


If you are interested in helping in any fashion to better the NEGenWeb, please contact our "Mother Hen" and her "Underling". State Coordinators Connie Snyder & Bill Oliver at: Contact the State Coordinator  


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For More Info about Chase County Web Site contact Pam Rietsch At:
pam @ LivGenMI.com