About this Review
IAGenWeb county sites are required to meet or exceed all specific USGenWeb and IAGenWeb rules and bylaws at all times. Reviews are designed as an aid in helping CCs meet these requirements and will be completed by an IAGenWeb volunteer using this form. CCs and reviewers may email
, IAGenWeb ASC, with questions before or during the review. The forms are sent to the reviewer, ASC, SC and tech support (for archiving). The SC will read the reviews, provide a final determination of pass or fail, make comments, and e-mail results to the coordinators.
All coordinators and co-coordinators are required to respond to the review results within one week. For those who pass the review, that is the end of the process.
Coordinators who fail the review must correct deficiencies within two weeks unless the SC agrees to an extension. The Leadership Team will work with the CC to develop an improvement plan.
Coordinators wishing to discuss their review may do so by contacting
, IAGenWeb State Coordinator.
NOTE: If you answered No, notify IAGenWeb Tech Support so that the page can be updated.
NOTE: If you answered No, notify IAGenWeb Tech Support with the correct link so that the page can be updated. Once you have notified Technical Support, proceed with Section II.
The working email and/or link can be displayed on either the home page or a link to a contact page where the name(s) and email(s) are displayed.
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(note: Logos should be fully visible when the page opens.)
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(i.e., a list of current links and/or names, addresses and phone numbers for the county courthouse, local libraries, societies, etc.)
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(i.e., links to other websites that may provide additional, relevant information)
Reference Rule #8
Project websites may not raise money or solicit funds (i.e., request or plead for funds). The website may list research materials and/or services offered for sale or hire so long as this list is not on its main project page, but may be linked from the main project page.
Reference Rule #10
Please do several searches to make sure it is working properly. Especially try searching recently added data listed in the What's New section. If the search engine is not being used to search the Boards, then a second search engine is to be available or a notice indicating to the visitor that a full search is not complete without searching the message boards.
Reference Rule #15
Take about fifteen minutes to document broken links and other maintenance problems. If there are 5 or fewer broken links, the site should be rated in working order. If there are more than 5 broken links, list only a sampling of tested broken links, but mention a full report has been sent to the ASC or SC. If there are 5 or less, list them here. The leadership team will work with the coordinator to provide a full list of needed repairs to help get all linked fixed. Also
Reference Rule #12
12 & 13. New complete record-sets (previously known as Transcribed data) or incomplete record-sets (previously known as Random data) are to be added to a project no less than once every six (6) months, with at least one complete record-set added yearly. Both record sets may be complete record-sets, but both may not be incomplete record-sets.
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A complete record-set covers a defined period of time or is complete for a given scope of data. An incomplete record-set is a substantial number of unorganized, but related, records. Incomplete records always have the potential of becoming a complete record-set. Record sources, contributors' names and the date when the material was added is strongly recommended.
Examples of "Complete" and "Incomplete" record-sets:
(formerly called transcribed records)
(formerly called random records)
(unorganized, but related, records)
13. Incomplete Record-Set: Using the What's New page or 'new' dated items listed on the main project page, list examples of incomplete data that has been added within the last 6 months. If none, please list data added in the last 12 months. Be sure to verify that it is actual on-site data and not external links. (Please see above definition of on-site content). Please also include the date it was added.
2. Reviewer’s comments (required). Include positive comments about the site that you have not already mentioned which should include those elements of the site that you feel make it excel. If the site did not pass the review, provide a simple and concise summary of the reason(s).
The site should 'Pass' the review if the site had 5 or less broken links, if all of Section II were answered with Yes, and all of the required data requirements were met.
The site should 'Fail' the review if the site had more than 5 broken links, or any of Section II was answered with No or the required data requirements were not met.
Thank you for volunteering your time! Last updated 15 Oct 2022