About the WalesGenWeb

Policies and Guidelines

Category: About the WalesGenWeb Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Written by Super User

There are several county sites that are available for adoption. If you would like to join this project, please contact the Country Coordinator and include the name of the country you are interested in adopting.

The WalesGenWeb Project maintains very high standards in page creation, site management, and overall quality of presentation for all associated project pages. The WalesGenWeb Project encourages freedom of expression, national cultural uniqueness and individual creativity by project hosts in the actual design of their pages. Certain elements are required, however, to help maintain the cohesiveness of the project.

  1. The WorldGenWeb Logo and Name must be present on the WalesGenWeb homepage and on the county websites as well as all special projects.  Logos may be found at http://www.worldgenweb.org/index.php/component/content/article/25-the-project/63-worldgenweb-logos 
  2. All WalesGenWeb Project sites share the same alpha-neumonic name and all projects must conform to this standard.  The project name is The WalesGenWeb Project. County pages follow this same example: Montgomeryshire, WalesGenWeb Project
  3. County websites must contain a link to the WalesGenWeb website (http://www.WalesGenWeb.com/) with the WalesGenWeb Logo buttons.


  4. Non-Commercial Status: The WalesGenWeb Project is a non-commercial entity. The WalesGenWeb Project is dedicated to the concept of free exchange of public-domain records via the internet.  As such we do not charge for the resources available through our pages.  We may link to commercial websites however that does not imply that we endorse their services.
  5. Copyright: The WalesGenWeb Project encourages the collection and publication of non-copyrighted materials online by hosts. The WalesGenWeb Project will not pay royalties to any organization or institution. Therefore, we stipulate that all materials placed online at any project website be free from copyright infringement.
  6. The WalesGenWeb Project feels strongly that GENUKI has some of the best material online to assist researchers in Wales. We are working collaboratively with them to provide additional services to researchers that are not currently available through their project setup.   It is not the aim of the WalesGenWeb to replicate the resources available from GENUKI.  The WalesGenWeb Project functions more as a query resource and family association project rather than as a national resource center.  Volunteers for any country or county website within the IUKGenWeb should seek to provide those additional services that GENUKI does not provide.   Examples of that include:
    • Query Pages
    • Mailing Lists
    • Lookup Resources
    • Family Association Website Links

    County hosts are strongly encouraged to contact and establish a relationship with the corresponding GENUKI county host.  The WalesGenWeb Project has worked hard at establishing a strong collaborative relationship with GENUKI and will not permit an individual country/county host jeopardize that relationship.  The WalesGenWeb and the County hosts will maintain a promenade link to the corresponding GENUKI website.

  7. The WalesGenWeb Project endeavors to maintain that all materials collected through associated project websites will not be distributed commercially. Country coordinators and project volunteers work on the honor system and we "assume" that materials placed online are free from any copyright infringement and that they will not be sold or republished in any form.
  8. Individual's who submit data to any website are free to include the word "private" in place of any records or dates. This does dilute the value of the record submitted but we wholeheartedly support the privacy rights of the individual.
  9. Each coordinator will maintain a method for researchers to post queries. The coordinator may choose to administrate a query page/bulletin board system or they may choose to provide a link to an existing message board related to their region.
    The coordinator is free to choose a system/method which works best for their project web site.
  10. County sites will maintain a link to the WorldGenWeb Project Archives.

These policies are an adaptation of the policies of the WorldGenWeb Project located at http://www.worldgenweb.org/upgrade/index.php/policies-and-procedures.  These policies are the requirements for a WalesGenWeb Project, each coordinator is responsible for reviewing the above websites to ensure they are in compliance with the WorldGenWeb and IUKGenWeb policies.  These Guidelines and Policies were last updated on 27 August 2014.

Disclaimer: The WalesGenWeb Project does not guarantee the authenticity or source of any collected material place online at project websites and is to be held free and indomitable from any and all liabilities based on such materials. The IUKGenWeb will remove any materials found to be in violation of all U.S. Copy Right Laws and statutes.

Copyright Statement

Category: About the WalesGenWeb Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Written by Super User

Copyright 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017


Unless indicated otherwise in a particular page carrying this copyright notice, permission to use, copy and distribute documents and related graphics delivered from this World Wide Web server (http://www.walesgenweb.com) for non-commercial uses is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear. All other rights reserved. The WalesGenWeb Project disclaims all warranties with regard to this information. The information described herein is provided as is without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

About the WalesGenWeb Project

Category: About the WalesGenWeb Last Updated: Sunday, 05 October 2014 Written by Super User

About The Project

The WorldGenWeb Project was created in 1996 by Dale Schneider in an effort to answer the ever growing needs of genealogists world-wide who were trying to research their ancestors. The goal of the WorldGenWeb Project is to have every country in the world represented by an online website and hosted by researchers who either live in their own country or who are familiar with their country's resources. The WorldGenWeb Project is a not-for-profit volunteer genealogical organization dedicated to the free access of genealogical information by anyone in the world.

The WalesGenWeb Project has been online since early 1998. Since that time, the project has remained faithful to the goals and mission of the WorldGenWeb Project and continues today to provide FREE resource and reference information to researchers of the country of Wales. We thank the previous hosts for the years of dedicated service:

  • Barb Lavin
  • Jan Cortez
  • Nathan Zipfel - 2007 - current

Our Philiosphy

The WalesGenWeb Project is committed to providing FREE access to resource and reference information for Wales. Our dedicated group of volunteers (some local and some throughout the world) are active in Welsh research - each hosting a country that they have a research interest in. We pride ourselves on being "available" and being "friendly" -- offering helpful advice to new researchers. We are a non-commercial entity. We do not provide research for a fee nor do we recommend professional genealogists for hire. We do not engage in research for others -- although some of our volunteers do offer to do lookups, at their convenience. Our goal is to provide the "essential elements" that new researchers need. Among those are quality informational pages, pertinent addresses, county maps, query and surname resources, and friendly email lists.

Other Resource Sites

There are other Welsh resource websites on the internet today. The WalesGenWeb does take great pride in the service that we provide but we in no way believe ourselves to be the "only source" for Welsh research. As such we have formed collaborative relationships with many other welsh resource sites, namely Genuki, Genealogy for the United Kingdom and Ireland. By working along side these other resource sites, together, we are able to provide a loosely connected Welsh Resource network that will serve researchers for many years to come.

We Need You

If you are new to Welsh research or are a seasoned professional, we need your time and talents to better this website. We need transcribers and friends of the project who are willing to donate resources so that we can build our online archives and offer free data to other researchers.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our pages.

Nathan Zipfel
WalesGenWeb Project Country Coordinator