The TXGenWeb Project County Of The Month
TXGenWeb Project has initiated a program to recognize the efforts
of county coordinators who provide outstanding resources and assistance
to county visitors. In addition, the "Surfin' Group" discusses requirements
for nomination of counties for The Mike Basham Memorial TXGenWeb
County of the Month Award. Lastly, we ensure that any errors, abandoned
counties or other such problems are sent to the State Coordinator
so that he/she may contact the County Coordinator for a resolution.
do we decide who gets the award?
month, each Surfer surfs his/her specified counties and nominates
the county that best meets criteria.
Chairperson collects these nominations and then sends them to
a finalization group. This group
then looks over each nomination and gives their top three choices
Chairperson who tallies them for the County to receive The Mike
Basham Memorial TXGenWeb County of the Month Award.
is on the committee?
The Committee is a group of volunteers
who give up their personal time to continue the standards originally
set by Mike Basham. We are an eclectic group of people from various
backgrounds and tastes that allows us to have a non-biased and varied
view of our regions. We also rotate regions every 6 months so that
we have fresh viewpoints.
would like to be a member of the Page Evaluation Committee. How
do I apply?
read the Regulations
that all members have to agree to before becoming a member of the
committee. If you agree to these Regulations and are willing to
spend from 5 - 10 hours a month helping us surf the counties of
The TXGenWeb Project, then we urge you to e-mail the
Chairperson. We accept both full time and alternate surfers
to ensure that we always have enough people to surf our regions.
want to win the award. What do I do?
There are no guarantees that you will ever win the award. However,
to give yourself the best chance possible, please follow these steps:
1.) Make sure that your county meets the Basic
Requirements; you will not even be considered if you do not
meet these requirements, 2.) Try as hard as possible to meet all
of the Criteria, to the
best of your ability, 3.) Begin visiting your local genealogy library
and transcribing records that are pertinent to your county, 4.)
Get volunteers to help you transcribe and do lookups for your county,
5.) Listen to your Surfer about
any comments they might have regarding your site and try to meet
these comments to the best of your ability, 6.) Do not get upset
if you don't win the award; the county pages in The TXGenWeb Project
have gotten so good, that the competition is pretty tough. However,
we appreciate all of our coordinators and we are not slighting you
by not choosing your site.