AHGP is a group of independent
webmasters who link together to share Historical and
Genealogical data with researchers in a peaceful and harmonious
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
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 only one state site, but multiple county,
topic, etc. We longer link to just one or two county sites, you
are encouraged to join the present site. Linking to other member
sites is encouraged. For example, County sites are required to
link through a State site, and State sites provide links County
and Town 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, this can include other Project Sties.
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. For other projects on AHGP,
push our button
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
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
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 you 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
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. These will
need to be updated, regularly.
8. We have one Mail Lists, and
subscription is required: (your best way to find out what is going
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org No controversy, arguments, or
politics is allowed on the list.
9. Newsletter is in the process. This Newsletter is open
to any one wanting to know more about AHGP, new additions to the
site, hopefully guest writers, so sharpen your pencils, and
write an article. Newsletters will be weekly and once a
month we will feature a State, Project, or Topic page.
Join the AHGP Newsletter.
10. 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
don't 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.
11. The AHGP Webring is no longer offered, we have found that
after a period time the webring takes over your site.
12. We welcome suggestions and ideas to help improve AHGP, don't
hesitate to send them on to the Webmaster.