project NEEDS YOU! If you
have some time to spare, have basic web editing skills and a love of
a particular area (or fascination with genealogy in general), then
why not consider becoming a local coordinator? A local
coordinator is an unpaid volunteer who administers a regional
website in cooperation with the QLDGenWeb Project. We don't
expect web wizards, merely those willing to undertake basic web
maintenance. For detailed position descriptions please review
the information below. Until such time as a new State
Coordinator has been appointed, please contact the Australian
Coordinator for further details.
Descriptions | Volunteer Overview | Website
Guidelines | WorldGenWeb FAQ & Policy
is an independent genealogical project administered by the
WorldGenWeb (WGW) Advisory Board. The WGW Advisory Board is
staffed by volunteer Regional Coordinators. Australia is
situated in the region of the Pacific
Coordinator (RC) hosts one or more countries within their
region. The RC is appointed by the WGW Advisory Board. In that
position, the RC serves as a member of the WGW Advisory Board. The
primary responsibility of the Regional Coordinator is to recruit and
train volunteers to host countries within their area. The RC
maintains a regional index of countries and offers assistance to
Country and county coordinators in website design, policy, etc. The
RC also offers grievance and arbitration should a conflict arise
within a project site.
Pacific Regional Coordinator
Coordinator (CC) is responsible for creating and maintaining
the country level project website. They recruit and train
state/provincial volunteers and usually manage a country-wide mail
list for project volunteers. The country website offers general
assistance to the researcher and usually has links to a general
query message board or mail list that researchers can use. In
addition to the above, the country coordinator tries to establish
working relationships with other national websites (archives,
research, universities, etc.) and often coordinates transcription
projects to benefit researchers in that country. The CC may be
appointed by the RC responsible for that region or may be elected by
the members of the country project.
Coordinator (SC/PC) is responsible for creating and
maintaining the state/provincial level project website. They recruit
and train *county/local volunteers and usually manage a state-wide
mail list for project volunteers. The state or province website
offers general assistance to the researcher and usually has links to
a general query message board or mail list that researchers can use.
In addition to the above, the state or provincial coordinator tries
to establish working relationships with other state or provincial
websites (archives, research, universities, etc.) and often
coordinates transcription projects to benefit researchers in that
state. The SC may be appointed by the RC, CC responsible for that
region or may be elected by the members of the country project.
Coordinator* (CC/LC) is the is the local link for the
researcher worldwide. The CC/LC main job is to gather information
pertinent to their county, parish or shire. They create websites
that help researchers gain access to public records, history, data,
and other useful items and present it visually online. The CC/LC
interfaces with the public and answers email from researchers. They
provide links to localised query message boards and often host a
county specific mail list. The CC/LC is appointed by the State
Note that in the
State of Queensland, County Coordinators and Local Coordinators are
differentiated. A County Coordinator coordinates those GenWebs
that fall within their chosen county. Local Coordinators
coordinate either a shire, town or associated parish.
QLD Shires for list of the current QLD GenWeb County and Local
Not sure whether you
have what it takes? Worried you'll be over committed or that
you don't have the required skills? Don't be!
Volunteering as a coordinator is a relatively painless process that
is both satisfying and rewarding. There is no limit to the
amount of time or resources you wish to contribute to the QLDGenWeb
Project. You decide how, when, where and why. Your site
is just that - your site! You decide how it looks, how it
operates, what it contains - keeping in mind that there are a few
basic rules which are required for consistency (see Website
Guidelines for further information).
It goes without
saying that there are a few personal prerequisites for volunteers -
dedication; diligence; a general interest or expertise in your
chosen area; and a genuine desire to assist. As a local
coordinator you will be responsible for administering the associated
website for your chosen region. As such, previous web
editing experience is desirable. If you are a novice web
editor you are welcome to make enquiries on the condition that you
are 'sincere' in your desire to learn. Limited on job training
There are numerous
local areas available for adoption. Some come complete with an
existing web presence. The majority however require the
creation of a website and associated identity. Design is at
the discretion of the respective coordinator.
Project looks forward to welcoming you on board!
The QLDGenWeb Project
maintains high standards in page creation, site management, and
overall quality of presentation for all associated project pages.
The QLDGenWeb Project encourages freedom of expression, national
cultural uniqueness and individual creativity by project hosts in
the actual design of their pages. However, certain elements are
required to help maintain the cohesiveness of the project.
1. Local GenWebs
must reference the State GenWeb by placing an official QLD logo and
working link () on the
index page of their website.
2. The QLDGenWeb
Project is a non-commercial entity, dedicated to the concept of free
exchange of public-domain records via the internet. As such,
we do not charge for the resources available through our pages.
We may link to commercial websites however that does not imply that
we endorse their services.
3. The QLDGenWeb Project encourages the collection and publication
of non-copyrighted materials online by hosts. The QLDGenWeb Project
will not pay royalties to any organisation or institution.
Therefore, we stipulate that all materials placed online at any
project website be free from copyright infringement.
4. The QLDGenWeb
Project endeavours to maintain that all materials collected through
associated project websites will not be distributed commercially.
Country coordinators and project volunteers work on the honour
system and we assume that materials placed online are free from any
copyright infringement and that they will not be sold or republished
in any form.
5. Individuals who
submit data to any website are free to include the word 'private' in
place of any records or dates. This does dilute the value of the
record submitted but we wholeheartedly support the privacy rights of
6. Each local
website within the QLDGenWeb Project will maintain a method for
FREE web space is
available upon request.
The QLDGenWeb Project does not guarantee the authenticity or source
of any collected material placed online at project websites and is
to be held free and indomitable from any and all liabilities based
on such materials. The QLDGenWeb will remove any materials found to
be in violation of Copy Right Laws and statutes.
FAQ & Policy
The following links
contains information has been put together to assist new
coordinators in creating and maintaining WorldGenWeb Project
websites. It covers all facets of the project including the history,
organisation and day-to-day operations:
policy has been created for use by the WorldGenWeb Project.
Questions about any of the following policy items should be
addressed in care of the WGW Chairperson or another member of the