Be A State or County Administrator
What are my
responsibilities as a State or County Administrator?
foremost, you need to have some knowledge of html and be
able to create and upload web pages, either through your
own html or a software package, such as Front Page,
STATE ADMINISTRATOR DUTIES:
1. The ability to work well with the public and answer
general questions about the State. We don't expect you
to do research for people, but, you should have a
general knowledge of where researchers might look for
information they may need, such as the library,
newspapers on microfilm, county building, genealogical
and historical societies, etc. The ability to work well
with the County Administrators.
2. Being the general overseer of the State pages.
Maintaining them and seeing that they are up to date.
Providing your State logo at the *top* of your main
page, as well as links to all your county pages.
3. Recruiting County Administrators for your State.
4. Assisting County Administrators in getting a place to
house their county pages, and offering any needed
assistance, so that they will feel comfortable in what
they are doing.
5. Visiting the county pages to make sure that they are
up to date and broken links taken care of. Since we want
our patrons to come back, we need to try and keep things
as up to date as possible.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DUTIES:
1. Try to provide a County History to give your visitors
a little background on your County.
2. Providing raw data to the website. This can be in
many forms: Cemeteries, Census, Vital Records,
Biographies, Maps, Photographs, Churches, Obituaries,
News Articles. As a researcher, you know what you like
to see on a genealogy web site, so generally other
people will want to see the same thing. This can come in
the form of what you can provide, as well as adding what
others send to you. Make sure you provide the name and
email of the contributor on the page unless requested to
3. You must provide a link to the main State Page and a
Trails to the Past logo at the top of your main page.
Last, but not least, if you are interested in either
being a State or County Administrator,
and I will assist you in obtaining free web space.
What if I am Unable to adopt a County, but would
like to help?
There are many
other ways in which to help, such as sharing some of
your research or typing for the County Administrator.
Contact the County Administrator or the State
Administrator, if the county isn't hosted, to find out
what help is needed.