Thinking of becoming an OKGenWeb Volunteer?
There are many opportunities for you to help this
project become more successful and grow, based on your time,
availability and knowledge level. The OKGenWeb-ITGenWeb is part of the
USGenWeb Project, a volunteer not-for-profit
Our goal is to make genealogical reference information available
through the Internet, including simple queries, free lookups, vital
records data, biographical sketches, local history, census data, etc.
Our hope is to help make genealogical research through the internet
available to everyone at no cost.
The OKGenWeb-ITGenWeb Project consists of a wide
variety of volunteers who coordinate or assist in providing
genealogical information for each area in the State of Oklahoma.
Where do these volunteers come from and what
motivates them? The answer is simple. Volunteers are people just like
you, individuals who have a desire to help.
You might become a Coordinator,
responsible for maintaining a County, Agency, or Nation Site.
page to see if the county is available for adoption. The
requirements are listed on the available page along with a link to
the volunteer form. If the county you are interested in is not
available for adoption at this time, you may email the current
coordinator to volunteer what time or data you have available. You may
also use the online form to submit your name as the next potential
Coordinator when the county becomes available.
Alternatively, you might work with the
current coordinator as an assistant or you and a friend might become
co-coordinators of an area. You might assist in the research and
transcription of information to be placed on the State or County
You might become a Lookup Volunteer.
On the other hand, you might simply share your own family information
by joining a mailing
list. We are always happy to have new volunteers. Every
Coordinator searches for volunteers to help researchers with simple
lookup requests. If you have access to Census records, Cemetery
records, County and Town Histories, Marriage information, or any other
genealogically useful data, then contact your nearest Coordinator via
the State list.
You might consider
contributing information that can be published on one of the County
web pages. This might simply include posting a surname you are
researching; posting a query about one of your ancestors; sharing your
Family History (sorry no GEDCOMs); establishing a link to and from
your Family Tree home page; listing a County Pioneer at a County web
site; or sharing any information pertinent to Genealogy within a
You might consider becoming a
transcriber. We are always in need of people willing to type
obituaries, marriage indexes, biographies, etc. If you are
interested in learning more about becoming a transcriber see our
We are always happy to have new