NSWGenWeb 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 NSWGenWeb 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
Descriptions - Regional - Country
- State/Provincial -
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
Country 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.
Australia Country Coordinator
The State/Provincial 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
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 New South Wales, 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
NSW Shires for list of the current NSW 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 NSWGenWeb 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).
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 is available.
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
Project looks forward to welcoming you on board!
Project maintains high standards in page creation, site
management, and overall quality of presentation for all
associated project pages. The NSWGenWeb 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.
GenWebs must reference the State GenWeb by placing an official
NSW logo and working link ()
on the index page of their website.
2. The NSWGenWeb
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
3. The NSWGenWeb Project encourages the collection and
publication of non-copyrighted materials online by hosts. The NSWGenWeb
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
4. The NSWGenWeb
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.
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 the individual.
6. Each local
website within the NSWGenWeb Project will maintain a method
for posting queries.
7. FREE web space
is available upon request.
The NSWGenWeb 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 NSWGenWeb will
remove any materials found to be in violation of Copy Right
Laws and statutes.
FAQ & Policy
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 Advisory Board.