In March and April of 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point on the Internet for all counties in Kentucky, where all collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases at the County level and generally oversee the contents of the Web pages. As work continued it expanded - GenWeb projects now exist for dozens of countries worldwide. The purpose of each GenWeb Project is to create a global library for genealogy research on the Web.
The CanadaGenWeb Project was established in 1996 by Denis Beauregard. Gail Facini Edwards took over coordination of CanadaGenWeb in 1997, and Sherri Pettit became coordinator in 2001.
Our common goal is the collection and distribution of genealogical data on the Web. Canada researchers are very fortunate in that there is already an enormous amount of Canadian information available on the Internet. The role of the Canada GenWeb Project is to assist researchers in locating this information, as well as to add to the existing online data.
CanadaGenWeb is organized into regional GenWeb's. Our national site (where you are now!) is the gateway linking to each of the province & territory GenWeb's. From these sites you can get closer to your area of research by visiting the regional GenWebs.
We welcome any contributions or suggestions relating to the Canada GenWeb Project.
If you have any questions about CanadaGenWeb please start by reading our FAQ.
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Coordinator, Canada GenWeb Project