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Volunteers are very special people who spend long hours working on projects simply because they love what they do.

Volunteer Basics

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 organization. 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.

How You Can Help

You might become a Coordinator, responsible for maintaining a County, Agency, or Nation Site. Check the available page to see if the county is available for adoption.  The basic 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 pages. 

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 County.

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 Transcriber's Help page.

We are always happy to have new volunteers.


THANK YOU for your support of the OKGenWeb-ITGenWeb Project.


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Linda Simpson, State Coordinator
Mel Owings, Assistant Coordinator