We hope that the information
you find on the TXGenWeb County sites is helpful. It is our
goal to provide as much information and as many links to information
as we can. However, there are some things that we are asked
to provide that we do not have the power to do.
All the TXGenWeb, USGenWeb, &
WorldGenWeb County/State sites are maintained by volunteers.
These volunteers cannot do your genealogical research for you
and most don't even have much time to work on their own genealogies.
So much of their time is spent providing information & links
for everyone searching in a given county/state they have no
time left for personal research for anyone else.
We try not to post information
on the living. When it is sent to us, we try to replace the
name/info with the word Living. Identify theft has become a
real problem in the world today, and let's face it, our real
interest in genealogy is not in the living, but in the dead....our
all ellusive ancestors. Sometimes you will find links on a county
site that will transport you to a site that does contain information
on the living. This does not mean the living information is
on a TXGenWeb site, and we have no control over what information
the other sites contain. All the TXGenWeb county site has done
is provide you with a link that will send you to a site that
has information that is relative to that county.
We cannot publish anything that
has been copyrighted by someone else without their written permission.
An example would be that someone has inventoried a cemetery
in a given county and has published that inventory and copyrighted
it. We would love to have permission to post that information
on the County Page, but without permission we are left with
only a few choices.
1) We can try to send you to where the records have been published,
such as genealogical society quarterlies, libraries, etc.
2) We try to have volunteers who have these publications, and
they can do look-ups for you.
3) We encourage people, Scouts, church groups, school classes,
and individuals to make a new inventory of such cemeteries
and to share that information with
the county site.
4) We post burials in specific cemeteries that individuals send
for the county sites use.
The same logic applies to other copyrighted materials also.
These sites can only be as good
as all the researchers want them to be. If you are willing to
share the information you have that may help other researchers,
please send it in to the county coordinator.