About AHGP

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 only one state site, but multiple county, topic, etc. We no 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 to 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 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. If you have questions try this link for Copyright.

4. A logo and reciprocal link back to the main AHGP page and the site you are linked from is required. We also encourage you to link to your neighboring counties at AHGP. 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. Contact the Webmaster if you are interested in hosting a County site. Tell us about yourself and what you are interested in contributing. AHGP provide free hosting for your County pages on Genealogy Village. All State and County sites will be hosted at Genealogy Village. Once you have been accepted, click Join the Village and in a few days you will have your login and password. (Present members will not be required to move their sites and will be grandfathered)

7. In the past AHGP allowed more than 1 site for the same state. This is no longer offered. All the States now have Coordinators. You are however, welcome to adopt more than 1 County. These need to be updated, regularly. For many of the Counties we can often provide content or suggestions for your pages.

8. We have one Mail List, and subscription is required: (your best way to find out what is going on). 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: ahgp-request@rootsweb.com; No controversy, arguments, or politics is allowed on the list.

9. We are on facebook and twitter and encourage you and your friends to follow us on both. New sites and updates will be announced on both.

10. AHGP has assured continuation of the project by a delegated person to assume the duties of the webmaster. If you decide to leave, please let the Webmaster know your plans. Any content on the County pages prior to you, remains on the site, content provided to you by the Webmaster or others should also remain with the site. Of course any content of your own that you add to the site remains yours to do with as you wish but we do hope if you leave that you will donate it to the project.

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