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.
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
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 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
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
6. Many online sites offer free hosting for your pages and
should investigate them. AHGP has use of
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,
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.
9. 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
10. Webring is no longer offered, we have found that after a
period time the webring takes over your site.
11. We welcome suggestions and ideas to help improve AHGP, don't
hesitate to send them on to the