Trails To The Past

Volunteer Guidelines


What are my responsibilities as a State Administrator?

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.

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.

What if I am unable to adopt a state, but would like to help?

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 do otherwise.