If you would like to adopt a county, please
follow these easy steps:
1) Check the County Selection List to see if the county you are
interested in is available. If it is not available, please consider
volunteering to assist the current county coordinator.
2) Read everything on this page, and the
USGenWeb Rules page.
3) If you agree to all requirements, then please use the
adoption application to complete the
application, which will be submitted to the acting State Coordinator and
Assistant State Coordinator. Your application will then be reviewed and
considered. Please complete FULLY the application.
applications cannot be processed and will be discarded.
Rules for SCGenWeb Counties:
Note: These rules are subject to change at any time without prior
This is your page, have fun, give it your own flavor, but please keep a
few things in mind. Make sure you include these 5 elements for South
Carolina and all of the USGenWeb required elements.
1) Adopting a county means it is a part of The USGenWeb Project. It is
sad to say, but some people adopt counties merely to promote their
family genealogy. There is nothing wrong with including your family
genealogy on your pages, but it cannot be the main page of your county
site. This is to be a SCGenWeb county page. The name of your page should
be [County Name] SCGenWeb Project.
2) All county pages are required to contain the official state logo with
a link to SCGenWeb.org, and an approved USGenWeb logo linked to the
national site at www.usgenweb.org, with both predominated at or near the
top of your pages. Our national projectís official name is The USGenWeb
Project, and our state project name is The SCGenWeb Project. NOT GenWeb,
and not SC GenWeb. .
A) The Required links are:
The USGenWeb Project
The SCGenWeb Project
3) All County Coordinators are required to be subscribed to the
mandatory mail list for all SCGenWeb coordinators. It is not a Rootsweb
list. It is a Google mail list. This list is the only official mail list
for South Carolina coordinators. This is where official information will
be posted and disseminated and where South Carolina business is
discussed. This is also the mail list for the monthly roll call. Each
county coordinator should respond to roll call on the first of each
month. Failure to be in communication on a regular basis could subject
you to the loss of your county/counties.
4) If you volunteer to coordinate a county, you should make sure that
the site is online as quickly as possible, or if you are adopting an
existing site, please add your contact information as soon as possible.
5) The USGenWeb Project and The SCGenWeb Project will not support any
form of copyright violation by you or your volunteers. For protection
from possible lawsuits by publishers or authors, there are a few steps
that you should follow.
A) If the reference material is not in the public domain, you should
first check the Authors Who have Submitted Permission page to see if the
author has already granted permission, and the Authors who have refused
permission page. If they are not on either list you should obtain
written permission from the author or publisher of that material and be
sure it is on file with USGenWeb.
B) You should also include the USGenWeb copyright disclaimer on your
lookup page and be sure that your lookup volunteers read this
disclaimer. The complete USGenWeb copyright FAQ may be view at
6) Basic knowledge of website design and website maintenance is a must.
Knowledge of html, graphic and FTP transfer is needed. You also will
work with any of the following file types, Excel, Word, NotePad.(txt)
and .PDF files, also graphic file types are .jpg, .gif and .png files