About This SiteThis is the Jackson County INGenWeb site. The GenWeb Project consists of 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 providing genealogy web access at no charge to the user. The project is independent of any genealogical society or other organization.
My name is Joe Ogle, and welcome to the new (as of August, 2012) redesigned Jackson County site. Feel free to drop me a note about anything at all regarding the site at JacksonINGenWeb@gmail.com.
Getting around the site is pretty easy, using the navigation bar to the left. Vital and Legal Records each have an individual page by category - births, marriages, deaths, etc. On these pages you will find information stored here on the site that has been contributed by researchers of various Jackson County families. You'll also find links to outside sites where there is information specific to Jackson County research in those categories - as an example, the Cemeteries page will also provide you links to Jackson County cemeteries on the popular Findagrave site. Resources includes history information, general genealogy sites at the county, state, and national levels, digitized books, online tools such as translators, SOUNDEX calculators, and the like. Families brings a wonderful collection of submitted family trees, photos, articles, and etc about Jackson County families. The Connections links will help put you in touch with other people researching surnames that you're researching, give you the opportunity to add your name to that list, give you guidelines and a form for submitting information, and I'll be posting to a blog from time to time to help you get to know me and my own Jackson County roots a little bit better. Lastly, Other GenWeb Sites will navigate you to our neighboring counties as well as the state and national GenWeb sites.
About external sites: Any sites that we provide links have free content that we feel might be useful to people researching Jackson County ancestors. Some of these sites may have a mix of free and paid content. In providing links to these sites, we do so in believing that the free content is of some relevance, and in no way are we endorsing or promoting their chargeable services. Also, many sites offer advertising as a way to offset the costs of hosting their free content. A link to such a site is not to be construed as an endorsement of any of that site's advertisers. If you discover any content or advertising on an external site that is offensive in some way, please let us know and we will review.
Above all - contribute! All of the GenWeb sites depend on folks just like you sharing information that you've found in your research. I encourage you all to email me with info you may have as I'm working on how to best catalog and organize this info for everyone to access.
What's New, You Ask?The Jackson County site is undergoing a redesign and general cleanup - making sure all of our links still work, validating contact info for our contributors, etc. Let us know how you like the new look! In the meantime, pardon the inconsistent look as you navigate from new-style pages to older style that haven't yet had their facelift.
|Last modified: July 25 2013|