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Rifle Rendezvous Festival Inc.

We are looking for volunteers that can maintain web pages. Beginners to Expert are welcome!!

In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists led by Jeff Murphy organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which evolved into the KyGenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for genealogy data and research for all counties in Kentucky. In addition, the information for each county would be indexed and cross-linked to make it easier for researchers to find a name or data that they sought.

In June 1996, as the KyGenWeb Project was nearing 100% county coverage, interested volunteers decided to create a similar set of pages for all states, establishing The USGenWeb Project. Bill Couch wanted to follow in the footsteps of the KY Project with a similar site for Arkansas. Jeff Murphy set up a main page for the states that included a template for volunteers to use. Announcements were made to genealogy mailing lists and newsgroups and news of this Project was spread by email and word of mouth. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the efforts for each state, and additional volunteers were sought to create and maintain websites for every county in the United States. By July of 1996 most states were online with state homepages and most had several volunteers.

There was a core group of people who got involved very early and were key to getting this new Project off the ground. It was these people who laid the groundwork for assuring the success of The USGenWeb Project. These people included Jeff Murphy, Dale Schneider, John Rigdon, Linda Lewis, Joy Fisher, Kim Harris Myers, Billie R. McNamara, Melissa Calhoun, Nancy Trice, Bill Couch, Betty Sellers, Jim Rothgeb, Deke Smith, Sharon L. Rowe, Mary Lynne Ellis, Edward Hayden, Richard Holler, Laura Cook, Gary Steiner, and Diane Miller.

In October 1996, " The USGenWeb Web White Paper" was distributed world-wide by The USGenWeb Project. The purpose was to summarize the progress of the Project and to encourage additional people to volunteer. The "White Paper" serves as a very good historical outline of the Project's early days.

Although The USGenWeb Project was originally designed to be organized by state and county, much genealogy data cannot be limited to a single county, or even a single state. So, USGenWeb Special Projects have evolved to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

The USGenWeb Project continues to evolve thanks to every past, present and future volunteer

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About Rifle Rendezvous Festival Inc.

Location:

P.O. Box 1876, Rifle, CO 81650, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is: "The promotion and support of public educational, civic and cultural activities by bringing together people of all heritages to assemble as friends and acquaintances, to respect one another and to share goods, values and ideas through education and experience in the: Traditions Livelihoods Cultures and History of those who pioneered the foundations of our cultures for generations to come"

Description

A rendezvous is a place where people of all cultures can assemble and exchange their wares, goods, values, and ideas. What better place than Rifle, Colorado to have a Rendezvous! A perfect place to bring together people of all ages and heritages, who have helped pioneer the mountains and valleys of Western Colorado both yesterday and today. Rifle, Colorado, a place where people can come together as friends and acquaintances and accept and understand one another just as we are, while having fun. What a concept!
We have brought together a wide variety of local entertainment each year for 25 years! We need volunteers to help us organize, execute and improve each years Festival!

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Website Programming
  • Website Project Management
  • Web Design
  • Customer Service
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • As a volunteer you can work as much or as little as you want. We require that you answer monthly roll calls and respond to emails as fast as possible.

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