brief history of the WIGenWeb Project
March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive
Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point
for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored.
In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even
if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located
in the index. In June 1996 this project went nation-wide and became know
as the 'USGenWeb Project'
WIGenWeb Project was started by Pat Cotter in July 1996. Bill Caudle then
became the State Coordinator for four months. Allison Stanhope assumed
the role in December 1996. In March 1997, J. Ben Tharaldson took over for
several months. Robin Helman was State Coordinator until June 1998. Vicky
Wilson served as our State Coordinator from June 1998 until September 1999.
Our current State Coordinator is Tina
Vickery while MAK
is our Assistant
State Coordinator. If you would like information on becoming a county
cordinator please contact Tina.