My name is Ann Allen
Geoghegan (better known as "AnnieG") and I am a
candidate for re-election to the post I currently hold as
Northwest-Plains CC Representative to the Advisory
Board. We have accomplished a lot on the Board this year
and I would like the opportunity to continue as your
I am 63 years old, married to the love of my life
for 48 wonderful years. We have 3 children, 40 to 31, and
8 grandchildren, 23 to 3 and one beautiful
great-granddaughter. I am disabled (nerve deafness) and
this computer and genealogy saved my sanity when I became
unable to work because of my deafness. I love building
web sites, researching old records, and helping folks find
their roots. One of my great joys is helping someone
break down a brick wall. The greatest genealogical find
I have experienced was helping a man find the grandparents he
had never met! His parents divorced when he was a child
and his mother became estranged from her in-laws. I not
only located his grandparents but they let him know his father
had passed away but he left the man a half-brother living only
200 miles from his home!
I am currently the County Coordinator for
Hamlin County South Dakota and the Co-CC for Fairbanks North
Star Borough and Southeast Fairbanks Census Area in
Alaska. I am Assistant State Coordinator in Mississippi
and Delaware and the State Coordinator of Alabama. I am a
County Coordinator for 4 Counties in Mississippi and several
others around the country. I also have a Special Project for
the State of Mississippi called Slave Narratives which is the
transcribed interviews of people born into slavery in
USGenWeb at its conception was a simple
straightforward project dedicated to providing online research
material. How amazing that this could happen, a group of
people from all walks of life coming together in this way. I
am still in awe of its concept. The hard working County
Coordinator is often ignored and I believe this needs
correcting. I hope you will consider becoming more
involved in all levels of the Project.
These are things I will strive for if
I believe that the County Coordinators need to
be better informed, and included more fully in
I believe that all members of the project should
have the same rights.
I believe that the Special
Projects are a vital resource for USGenWeb and can be
better utilized by our county sites. Linking to the archives
should definitely be encouraged, there are literally
thousands of documents and images there!
I believe that the USGenWeb Project truly can be
one of the best sources of free genealogy available!
If you choose to elect me I promise:
I will answer your email promptly.
I will always listen to your questions and
desires and keep you informed.
I will spend as much time as possible coming to
know which issues are important to you then do my best to
help achieve them.
I will be as open and honest as you deserve.
I will do all I can for the betterment of the
Thank you for visiting this page and for
considering me for re-election as your Northwest-Plains Region
CC Representative. I hope this page will express to you my
sincere desire to improve and move the USGenWeb Project into
Ann Allen Geoghegan a.k.a "AnnieG"
Questions? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I
will be happy to answer!