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    Morgan County MOGenWeb Project

    Work has begun on cleaning up the Morgan County MOGenWeb project pages and moving them from the MOGenWeb server. There is a lot of information there, so it will take awhile.

    Most of the email addresses on the Surnames list and the links to researchers’ pages are broken — some as a result of the Rootsweb problems, and also because they were abandoned long ago. There’s contact information on almost every page for County Coordinators who are no longer active.

    Unfortunately, there continues to be a problem accessing the old site on MOGenWeb to update those pages. Your patience is appreciated while that gets resolved.

    Are you doing research in Morgan County? Do you have a personal website that contains information about families or places there? We will be happy to link to your site, the only requirement being that your page must deal with the history or genealogy of Morgan County, Missouri.

    If you’d like to add your contact information, or update it, for the Surnames listing, just send an email to Kris.

    There doesn’t appear to be much in the way of cemetery information available on the old site for Morgan County. We’re going to be working to remedy that, but if you’ve already photographed or researched any cemeteries in Morgan County, please let us know.

    Finally, there appears to be a misconception, based on some of the emails I receive, that content on the USGenWeb sites in general is the result of one person’s efforts — i.e., the County Coordinator — to get “stuff” online. Nothing could be further from the truth. These sites rely on the genealogical community to submit content. And that’s you guys.

    I’ve received quite a few not-very-nice messages lately complaining that certain things aren’t available for free on the MOGenWeb sites I manage. These weren’t just “Do you have?” inquiries, but “You SHOULD have” statements. When these people were invited to contribute? Crickets.

    All County Coordinators are not only volunteers, but many of them (me included) spend their own money for hosting and other things related to maintaining the sites. So it can be discouraging to get chewed out! 🙂

    So, got stuff? We would love to have it! 🙂

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