Orphan Counties in TXGenWeb

Most Texas counties already have coordinators but some of the coordinators have agreed to sponsor these counties only until another volunteer can be located. You need to know HTML or web design to be a county coordinator. This page includes links to our help pages, which cover page design and building, FAQ and FTP, as well as other helpful information for starting and maintaining a TXGenWeb Project site. We do have a mentoring system in place to help you get started. If you're interested in being a coordinator for any of the counties listed below, please look over the handbook and then contact Carla Clifton. If you would like to adopt a county not on this list, check with the State Coordinator. Some coordinators might be interested in giving a county to someone with a historical interest.

Note:

Adopting a county web site is a real commitment - the people who managed the counties on this list gave up their sites for various reasons that could include major changes in their lives, not enough time to work on them, sickness or personal tragedy. I would love to have you volunteer! However, please don't volunteer if you don't feel that you'll be able to update the county within two weeks or if your spare time is already a treasured rarity.

We have folks who can help you learn to work on websites and it isn't as hard as you would think.

Counties available for adoption

Andrews *
Bee *
Blanco
Bowie *
Brewster *
Brooks (fostered by L. Roberts)
Brown *
Burnet (fostered by J. Keppler)
Callahan *
Cameron *
Castro
Collingsworth *
Cottle *
Crockett
Culberson *
Dallam (fostered by L. Roberts)
Dallas (fostered by J Epperson)
Deaf Smith
Duval *
Ector *
El Paso *
Fisher *
Foard (fostered by R Maloney)
Fort Bend (fostered by L. Roberts)
Frio
Gaines
Goliad
Gonzales
Hardin *
Hartley
Hemphill
Hidalgo *
Howard
Hudspeth *
Jeff Davis *
Jefferson (fostered by B & C Clifton)
Jim Hogg
Jim Wells *
Kenedy
Kimble
King
Kleberg
Knox (fostered by R Maloney)
Lavaca *
Llano
Loving *
Marion (fostered by J. Keppler)
Martin
Mason
Maverick *
McCulloch (fostered by J. Keppler)
McMullen
Menard
Midland
Mitchell
Moore *
Motley *
Nueces
Oldham *
Orange (fostered by B & C Clifton)
Parmer
Pecos
Presidio *
Reagan
Reeves
Refugio *
Runnels *
San Saba
Schleicher
Scurry
Sherman *
Smith *
Somervell
Starr *
Sterling
Sutton
Tarrant
Taylor
Terrell *
Titus
Upton (fostered by B & C Clifton)
Victoria *
Walker
Waller (fostered by J. Keppler)
Ward
Webb *
Wheeler
Willacy *
Wilson
Winkler
Zapata *

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Don't want to spend the time supporting a web site, but still want to help out? Consider volunteering for the Surfing Committee. We frequently need Regional Surfers and alternates in times of emergency and would love to have additional eyes with great ideas helping us out. You will only need to help out once a month for approximately 4 hours. Please contact the Surfing Chair for more information.