The American Local History Network (ALHN) is a nonprofit
public benefit corporation whose purpose is to serve as the hub of a network
of freely-accessible, independent historical and genealogical web sites
maintained by volunteer webmasters. All ALHN websites are categorized by
or Topic. If you have
an historical or genealogical website and wish to become an independent
1. Your site must contain some original content, and not
be collection of links to other sites, unless it is comprehensive on a
2. Multiple sites from the same community/county/city are
permitted. Everyone has different talents and amounts of time to devote
to historical/genealogical projects, and we want to be inclusive of everyone
who wants to join.
- 3. You must respect copyright law.
4. Each ALHN website must include a reciprocal link and logo
http://www.alhn.org or the
appropriate affiliated ALHN website(s). An ALHN logo is defined as any
logo that includes either "ALHN" or "American Local History Network;" or
the logo of the appropriate affiliated ALHN website(s).
5. If you move your web site or discontinue it, we would
appreciate being notified.
6. We will not link to racist, obscene, sites which are intentionally
offensive, or promote points of view which tend to stir debate or controversy among significant parts of society. This network is about presenting information,
not a debating society.
7. To submit your state email the
States webmaster; or topical site email the
Topics webmaster , email the To submit your county or township, email the applicable
ALHN state or county webmaster (See ALHN
1. To insure that we mean no one any harm, or have any intention
of infringing on your copyright to your work, each participant will be
expected to find space for their web projects. There is lots of free space
on the web, so if you have a concept, but don't have the space, contact
us, and we will point you in the right direction.
2. You may belong and participate in other projects with
the same page or web project.
3. Content is up to you, but may include such diverse topics
as folk music, local history, cemeteries, politicians, church history,
anthropology, genealogy, military history, or geology, etc. See our Topical
Selection list for more topics, but this is not exhaustive, if you
have an idea that we haven't thought about, Contact
Us to discuss it!
We need folks to collect and organize web sites to become
webmasters for their area of expertise. If you can agree with the statement
of principals, and would like to do this, please let us know.
1. Try to develop a web project on a topic for which you
have some expertise.
2. Whether or not you have a query section is entirely up
to you. There are lots of places for queries out there, for example:
3. If you need assistance in developing a project, let us
know and we will see if something can be worked out.
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