See our explanation of submission guidelines.
Plus, click on here
to see our "copyright" statement.
Consider creating your own web page
Placing your own research on your own web page allows simple updates and
additions and well as easy connections with visitors. A link from the GenWeb page will help cousins find you personal web page as easily as they can
find a file on the GenWeb site.
Experienced Researchers ONLY with either a degree in history or
ten years experience researching a Transylvania County family can submit research to be placed on
the GenWeb page. These researchers have done their part without learning
new software, and many do not have access to computers. For everyone else, learning basic web page
design has really become a necessary part of genealogy skills so please join in the fun!
Families must be connected to Transylvania County
As a general rule of thumb, we will only publish family research back to the
family that migrated to the area and one additional generation to show migrations patterns.
Information about residence in earlier counties belongs with those county projects to facilitate
searches. Also, a lot of the information dating back to notables such as King Arthur contains a lot
of recycled errors, oversized assumptions and wishful thinking of researchers very long since
All information must come from original
Copying information including entire articles from
earlier publications for your personal notes falls under the Fair Use Provision of Copyright
Law. However, these personal copies cannot be published, including via the
Internet, without permission from the copyright holder. Information in the public domain can be
published as long as appropriate source information is included. Also – facts cannot be
Click here to see our "Legal
No GedCom Files please – at least not here
GedCom files should be donated to projects already collecting them.
Ancestry.com allows users to donate files, update them, and include important
information about research sources. The Old Pendleton District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society is
compiling a massive GedCom of Upstate South Carolina families and Shawna Hall is compiling a similar volunteer project of Western North Carolina
Information must include sources
A few extra minutes to include source information will save future researchers
(and maybe yourself) hours or days attempting to locate a source for more information. It doesn’t
have to be fancy, but should include the following as a minimum: Title, author,
publication date, and location or publisher. A
significant portion of the sources must be primary sources. Important - when using
transcriptions or someone else’s research as a source instead of an original document, list this
secondary source as your source.
Before a file is posted, submitters will need to
- Completed Background Information Sheet
- Completed Copyright Release Form
Get things started
Contact County Coordinator with a description of the file and the researcher's
The USGenWeb Project, The NCGenWeb Project, The American Local History Network and their volunteers
are not responsible for the content of donated files including reliability or authenticity.
Transylvania County, North Carolina History and Genealogy Project Coordinators reserve the right to
refuse any submitted file.
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