Thanks for your interest in the WYGenWeb Project. We are always
looking for dedicated people to help us provide genealogical and
historical information that is free to our visitors.
The WYGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers who coordinate or
assist in providing genealogical information for each county in the
State of Wyoming. Our volunteers are people just like you ...
individuals who have a desire to learn more about their ancestors,
where they lived, and what their lives may have been like.
If you have the same desire, then we invite you to become a
volunteer in the WYGenWeb Project. There are a number
of ways for you to help our project grow and we are always pleased
to have new volunteers.
How You Can
Make a Contribution
The success of this
Project depends on people helping people
A common trait of WYGenWeb volunteers is an inherent desire to do
research and to share valuable genealogical and historical
information with others. Participation in the WYGenWeb comes at many
levels of involvement.
The County Coordinator
County Coordinators (CC) are the foundation of the WYGenWeb.
They produce and maintain the county web
sites. They come from all walks of life and can live anywhere there
is access to the internet. The only prerequisites are having a
sincere interest in the genealogy of the county they coordinate, a
basic knowledge of HTML and FTP to maintain the website and, of
course, internet access. County Coordinators also provide basic
assistance to visitors, locate and transcribe data and format
information submitted by other contributors. Age is unimportant —
WYGenWeb has CC's as young as their 20's and as old as their 70's.
Additionally, you don't have to live in the county you
To view a list of current adoptable Wyoming counties visit the
page. If the county in which you are interested does not have
a host and you wish to become a coordinator, please see the
Adopt a County
page. Coordinator assistance pages are under the
Koordinator's Korner section of the index page of this site.
The county page requirements for the WYGenWeb Project are listed
at the Guidelines for All Coordinators
If being a County Coordinator isn't for you, or if you want to ease
into the position, there's always the possibility of starting as an Assistant
County Coordinator. You should contact the County Coordinator
directly and offer to be an assistant.
Lookup volunteers offer to do e-mail-based lookups in
genealogical material that they own or have access to. Every county
coordinator is searching for volunteers to help researchers with
simple lookup requests. Do you have an old plat book, a church or town history, or
anything similar on the history of an area and its people? Can you
look up records at your county courthouse or historical society? Do
you have access to cemetery records, county and town histories,
marriage information, or any other genealogically useful data?
If so, then you may
want to consider volunteering to do lookups in those particular
resources. Lookup requests would be forwarded to your e-mail and you
would respond by e-mail. Contact the coordinator of the county for
which you have reference material and offer to do lookups for other
researchers. You will find their contact information on their county
site. You may also contact the
A contributor simply shares genealogical or historical
information that he has collected. That date is then published on
the specific county website.
Public records - census, plats, cemeteries, land deeds, births
and deaths, marriages, voters' lists, post office locations,
newspaper clippings - any public record that will help genealogists
find their ancestors, even if the record is for a small area or
short time period. Photos are also welcomed. Everything
helps. To contribute information, contact
the County Coordinator for the county involved. You may also contact
Many WYGenWeb sites are in need of people to help transcribe
census records, older research materials - a variety of items.
Requirements are a good eye, a steady typing hand and lots of
patience. Some knowledge of HTML is helpful, but is not always
necessary. To volunteer, contact the specific county coordinator and
let him/her know you'd like to transcribe records. Cemetery records,
tombstone transcriptions, church records, and censuses are always
wanted. Just please, make sure the ones you're planning to do are
not already online.