Whitfield County GAGenWeb
a proud part of
Trish Elliott-Kashima, County Coordinator
My name is Trish Elliott-Kashima, and I have been with GAGenWeb since 2011. I am the County Coordinator for Whitfield County GAGenWeb and
Marion County GAGenweb and the NW Regional Assistant for GAGenWeb. Am also a County Coordinator for Hawaii County HIGenWeb. I have
had a lifelong interest in my ancestry and in history in general. I used to look for answers to people's "brick wall" queries. I searched for a way to
reach out and help more people with their genealogy, which evolved to my volunteering to be a County Coordinator.
I really enjoy being a County Coordinator - and I think you would too! I work full time and have many family commitments but I believe my county sites
are well represented. You do not have to live in that County to be the Coordinator. I live in Tennessee! Honestly you can do it, even with no
knowledge on how to set up your web site. I didn't know anything about it either. We have volunteers who are happy to help you set up
your site in every state of The USGenWeb Project. If you have
questions, please don't hesitate to email me.
The sites in The USGenWeb Project would never be successful if it were not for contributors and volunteers! If you have anything you would like to
of the counties and County Coordinators. If the county you are looking for is in a different state, please visit the USGenWeb Project and pick the state
of your choice, located on the left hand side of their page and from that state click on the appropriate county, borough, or parish site.
The GAGenWeb Project is a grass-roots all volunteer genealogical/historical effort. Each county webpage contains useful tips, online databases
particular to that area, volunteer lookups, surname queries, descriptions of local libraries, historical background information, contact information,
and much more. All information is free. For more about the GAGenWeb Project, or more information on volunteering, contact the
County Coordinator. If you would like to volunteer by submitting information to county sites, please contact the County Coordinator by selecting
their name from the
GAGenWeb County Listing.
About the USGenWeb Project
In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists led by Jeff Murphy organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which e
volved into the KyGenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for genealogy data and research for all counties in Kentucky. In addition,
the information for each county would be indexed and cross-linked to make it easier for researchers to find a name or data that they sought.
In June 1996, as the KyGenWeb Project was nearing 100% county coverage, interested volunteers decided to create a similar set of pages for all states,
establishing The USGenWeb Project. Bill Couch wanted to follow in the footsteps of the KY Project with a similar site for Arkansas. Jeff Murphy set up a
main page for the states that included a template for volunteers to use. Announcements were made to genealogy mailing lists and newsgroups and news
of this Project was spread by email and word of mouth. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the efforts for each state, and additional
volunteers were sought to create and maintain websites for every county in the United States. By July of 1996 most states were online with state homepages
and most had several volunteers. The USGenWeb Project has a timeline of events, this can be viewed here. If you would like to join the USGenWeb
Project, there are several ways you
My personal favorite - become a County Coordinator for a county, parish or borough where available by visiting the state you are interested in.
Volunteer by submitting transcriptions of cemeteries, census, vital records.
Volunteer in any of the Special Projects which include
USGenWeb Archives Project
USGenWeb African American Griots Project
USGenWeb Lineage Project
Tombstone Transcription Project
Volunteer in any of the Sub-Special Projects
USGenWeb Digital Map Library
The Pension Project
Church Records Project
Marriage Records Project
Family Group Sheet Project
Special Collections Project
The possibilities to volunteer in the USGenWeb Project are endless! Contact a County Coordinator, State Coordinator or Project Coordinator for
more information or to contribute transcriptions, photographs or records.
Or, my favorite - become a County Coordinator!
This page was last updated on -08/25/2017
Compilation Copyright 1999-Present by The GAGenWeb
Many thanks go to Mary Kathryn Kozy, Virginia Crilley, Harris Hill, Carla Miles & Angela Covington
for their work on the site over the years.