NCALHN Adoption Guidelines
Below are general guidelines for adopting a county for the NCALHN or a special topic, or even a town, such as Historic Bath.
What you need
- A love of history and genealogy, and a willingness to share information on a web site.
- The ability to create web pages or work with those who can help you learn this.
- Familiarize yourself with the mission and the purpose of the project. For more information on the American Local History Network (ALHN), please visit the national website
County. Town, and Topic Requirements
We have a few requirements for county, town, and topic webmasters. These are required by both me, the North Carolina state coordinator and also the national level of the organization.
- You must get your own webspace. You can use free sites like rootsweb, tripod, etc., or from another person who has the space, or purchase your own. You are not required to pay for a site, just to get a site, I hope that is clear and please contact me if you have any questions.
- County, town, and topic pages must link back to teh state page (http://www.ncalhn.org) or both. or the national site (http://sites.rootsweb.com/~usalhn/index.html
- Your site should also include a logo for the ALHN. Logo can be found at http://www.ncalhn.org/images/alhnlogo.jpg
- Your site must contain some original content and not be a page primarily of links. It is ok to have a page to other resources, as there are several on the main state page, but the bulk of the content should be original content
- No questionable or indecent photos or data on the pages
- I ask you keep your site active and inform me if your page moves. I routinely go through county pages and will remove any from the list of counties if needed. Please keep me updated.
- Each site is independant and linked in a network of like minded people who are trying to make genealogy and history more widely available to the public.
- Once you have decided with county, town, or special topic to adopt, please let me know.
Please feel free to contact me.