** Volunteers dedicated to free online information **
The TXGenWeb Project invites you to Join Our Team!

Thinking of becoming a TXGenWeb Volunteer? There are many opportunities for you to help this project become more successful and grow, based on your time, availability and knowledge level. The TXGenWeb is part of the USGenWeb Project, a volunteer not-for-profit organization. Our goal is to make genealogical reference information available through the internet, including simple queries, free lookups, biographical sketches, local history, census data, etc. Our hope is to help make genealogical research through the internet available to everyone at no cost.

The TXGenWeb Project consists of a wide variety of volunteers who coordinate or assist in providing genealogical information for each County in the State of Texas. Where do these volunteers come from and what motivates them? The answer is simple. Volunteers are people just like you, individuals who have an interest in genealogy and a desire to help.

How You Can Help


You might become a TXGenWeb County Coordinator, creating your own County web site or you and a friend might become co-coordinators of a county. Alternatively, you might work with the current coordinator as an assistant.


Every County Coordinator searches for volunteers to help researchers with simple lookup requests. If you have access to Census records, Cemetery records, County and Town Histories, Marriage information, or any other genealogically useful data, then contact your nearest County Coordinator via the County Index.


We are always short on webmasters and some of our coordinators could use help formatting and uploading information to their websites. If you have site-building experience but don't want the responsibility of coordinating a county, perhaps you could simply show off your talents at decorating and managing a TXGenWeb county website.


TXGenWeb consists of 254 counties. To maintain the excellence of our network, we need to check the member sites monthly to be sure they meet our minimum requirements. We call our evaluation committee "surfers" and they also help choose the County of the Month. Learn more. You'll need to agree to the regulations to become a surfer.


Consider contributing information that can be published on one of the County web pages. This might simply include posting a surname you are researching; posting a query about one of your ancestors; sharing your Family History (sorry no GEDCOMs); establishing a link to and from your Family Tree home page; listing a County Pioneer at a County web site; or sharing any information pertinent to genealogy within a county.


Our volunteer handbooks will answer many of your questions.

Step 1. Contact the state coordinator about the position that interests you.
Step 2. If you're interested in coordinating a county or maintaining a website, complete the experience questionnaire.
Step 3. Agree to the rules, regulations or requirements that apply to the position you want.
Step 4. Complete the contact form.
Step 5. Your request and information will be considered by our leadership team and we'll contact you as soon as we make a decision.