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The WorldGenWeb Project (WGW) is a non-profit, volunteer based organization founded in 1996[1] and dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access.

The goal is to have every region in the world represented by a website and hosted by researchers who are familiar with the region. The world is divided into countries, province/states/counties etc. each having web sites identifying genealogy resources. [2]

In 2016 the WGW was rated as one of the best websites for tracing immigrant and ethnic ancestors [3] and Family Tree Magazine named the site one of the "Best Big Genealogy Sites" in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "About the WorldGenWeb". The WorldGenWeb Project. The WorldGenWeb Project. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ Free Genealogy Resources - GenWeb
  3. ^ "Best Websites for Tracing Immigrant and Ethnic Ancestors", Family Tree Magazine
  4. ^ "101 Best Websites 2010: Best Big Genealogy Sites", Family Tree Magazine

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