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Trish Elliott-Kashima, County Coordinator


About Me


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

add to Marion County, please email me anytime!  If you have information you would like to add for a different Georgia County, click here for a full list

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.



About the GAGenWeb Project

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

GAGenWeb State Coordinator, Linda Blum Barton.

To become a volunteer for the GAGenWeb Project, please fill out form to become a County Coordinator, as well as, the Guidelines/Rules as a

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 can volunteer!

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

Census Project

Church Records Project

Marriage Records Project

Family Group Sheet Project

Obituary 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!



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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.