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August 31, 2011

A Genealogy Project Awakes

http://www.ahgp.org/index.html
Remember AHGP? It was considered to be a ‘better’ mouse trap than USGenWeb. It did well at first, but the management lacked the ability to improvise. They were stuck in USGenWeb's muddy ruts while organized around outdated Web-rings.

It is remembered that some USGenWeb members occupied AHGP State Coordinator slots and then deliberately stifled growth. They plastered links to USGenWeb on every page while the website itself contained no useful information. AHGP became known as a links-yard. Some SC’s had a ‘Main page’ that was merely a portal to their USGenWeb project. Those practices may be changing.

Genealogy Trails has eliminated the link-yard problem as did TTTP. If members don’t produce, they get the boot. But the new projects, like Genealogy Trails and TTTP, and a couple of others, are still in the USGenWeb rut. Here is a quote from a former USGenWeb transcriber,

"I've left the county-based projects. It's an outdated way of sharing/retrieving information. The wave of the future is Familysearch.org and the pay to view sites, and Find-A-Grave. USGenWeb’s sleaziness polluted the reputation of all Genealogy Projects."

Will AHGP achieve what it was intended to be? Or will it be a links-yard? AHGP’s new leadership shows the ability for success. Do they have the will?
For Daryl