American History and Genealogy Project


About the
American History & Genealogy Project

AHGP is a group of independent webmasters who link together to share Historical and Genealogical data with researchers in a peaceful and harmonious setting.

AHGP is structured very differently from other online Genealogy and History organizations. We have very few rules or restrictions and believe in providing our members with many choices and options in every aspect of membership, thus eliminating the in-fighting prevalent in other groups.

Each site or topic page is an independent linking site. Project pages will become a part of the AHGP structure and will be hosted at no cost on the AHGP server. There is no limit to the number of member sites per state, county, topic, etc. However we will no longer link to just one or two county sites, you are encouraged to join the present site or build a state site of your own. Linking to other member sites is encouraged. For example, county sites are not required to link through a state site, and state sites are not forced to link any given county site. All members also have the option of linking directly to our main pages. On county sites we recommend that you link to adjoining counties or state, to provide more traffic to your sites.


1. If your site is Genealogical, Family History, US History, State or County, and Surnames you are welcome to join our project. If you belong to another project your AHGP site can not be used for both Projects. We would welcome your site, just ask.

2. Your site must contain some original content of a historical and/or a genealogical nature, and may not be a collection of links to other sites, unless it is comprehensive on a particular subject. Sites need to be updated often and new information added. Sites not updated at least on a yearly basis may be removed. State Coordinators have contributed the information for our Help and Tidbits Page, your information is welcome.

3. Copyright must be respected.

4. A logo and reciprocal link back to the main AHGP page and the site you are linked from is required. Please see our Logo Page for currently available logos. You may also make your own logo, as long as it clearly states "AHGP" or "The American History and Genealogy Project."

5. We will not link to racist, or obscene sites, or sites which are intentionally offensive, or promote points of view which tend to stir debate or controversy among significant parts of society.

6. Many online sites offer free hosting for your pages and should investigate them. AHGP has use of Genealogy Village for hosting any Genealogy or History related sites. If you have difficulty finding space, please see our Member Info Page or ask the Webmaster to assist you.

7. In the past we allowed more than 1 site for the same state. This is no longer offered.  You are however, welcome to adopt more than 1 state. However these will need to be updated, regularly.

8. We have one Mail Lists, and subscription is required: (your way to find out what is going on)
     AHGP list. This list is where people chat about whatever is going on in their day; new pages, or even ask for help. To subscribe, send an email to:

No controversy, arguments, or politics is allowed on the list.

To assure continuation of the project, if the webmasters maintaining the main pages leaves, a webmaster will be selected to replace him/her. If you decide to leave, please let the Webmaster know so your pages (if you take them) can be replaced.  There are many sites online now that have no content, but still have logos, ask your host to remove them or transfer the site to the webmaster.

10. We have a webring which you are welcome to join if you desire. At the present time we do not have the webring on the site. We are finding out that the Webring seems to take over your pages and just as your page comes up the webring takes over.

11. We welcome suggestions and ideas to help improve AHGP, don't hesitate to send them on to the Webmaster.

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Copyright August @2011 - 2014 Copyright ©2000-2006  Founded April 8, 2000. Debbie Axtman,  Jim Powell, Jr., Ginger Cisewski, and  Brenda Hare, for
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