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USGenNet is the first and only nonprofit historical-genealogical web hosting service on the Internet. We are a website hosting service (ISP) for qualifying historical and historical-genealogical projects. USGenNet itself is NOT a historical or historical-genealogical project.
USGenNet is dedicated to providing free-access online websites for educational purposes, for public research and for the study of our national historical heritage.
We are interested in preserving the history and genealogy for the counties of Person, Vance, Granville, Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe, Pitt, Beaufort, Warren, Halifax and Wilson which are the northeastern North Carolina counties through which the Tar River and feeder creeks flow.
The USGenWeb Archives was developed to help genealogists and family historians share information found in their research. Thousands of records have been contributed to North Carolina, and can be accessed by clicking on any of the county links.
AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives.
The National Genealogical Society was organized in Washington, DC, in 1903. Its mission is to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.
Ancestry.com® is the world's largest online family history resource home to billions of historical records, millions of family trees and much more. It's also the world's leading network of businesses dedicated to helping everyone discover, preserve and share their family history.
The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.
Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well.