We are so pleased to share the news that the TNGenWeb has been featured in the cover article of a major genealogical magazine! Our special project, Who’s Who in Tennessee, is featured in the latest issue of FGS Forum, the publication of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). The article in the magazine comes from an interview I did with Thomas MacEntee for his Hack Genealogy site.
In the article, I talk about the development and implementation of the Who’s Who project and how I’ve leveraged WordPress to build the database of more than 1,700 biographical profiles (current count) of Tennessee-affiliated people and it’s emphasis to organize profiles by county. We have a great group of transcribers who are busy typing away to add the information to the website and we have been so pleased with how the site is developing. And, I’m so honored that we were chosen as the cover story for the magazine! The magazine illustrator did a beautiful job with the graphics too. I like the use of the Tennessee State Flag in the background behind the individual pictures.
FGS is a great organization that aids hundreds genealogical societies and organizations, so perhaps this project can serve as a model for any group interested in creative ways to guild online database collections. If you’ve not yet had a chance to explore the Who’s Who site, please visit it at http://tngenweb.org/whos-who/. Many thanks to FGS for sharing our project!