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Comment(s) from nominator

January
Angelina Much improved from the last time I used it
Bastrop What an awesome project!! It's helping so many people..; information and attractive layout. always being updated. Tammy does a great job
Borden This page is very informative, quick loading and art design is tastiful.
Bosque Can't take country out of the girl; Very easy to find things, Bettie has put a lot of effort & energy to making folks feel at home...; Still GREAT!
Brazoria Great searchable cemetery data base
Castro Laura did a great job on her site, I enjoyed it and learned a few things.  She has tough competition as the other Panhandle Counties are just as good but she handles the competition well....
Colorado I'm proud to nominate my mother's site which has listings of or links to all the county's cemeteries with burial listings, marriage indexes, census data with indexes, numerous obituaries, and much more. It's an amazing compilation of online data presented in a very clear and uncluttered format.
Comal very impressed with the amount of information that is accessible for Comal....very helpful for my search!
Coryell Very nice lay-out. Easy to use.  Great content.  All around excellent; Bobbie just keeps on adding things and improving the site in general. Good job !!!
Falls This County page has really come a LONG way in a short time.  EVERYDAY something new is added and I can hardly wait to see what. These ladies and their volunteers have worked VERY hard on this you can tell.  Keep up the GREAT work!!; I always find myself back at the site.
Fannin wonderful, very helpful site with lots of data
Fayette Great site, Rox Ann really did a great job and her enthusiasm shows through
Grayson Excellent site, very intersting...great job!
Grimes Eleanor Colson has really been working hard finding out what people want to see on the site and getting them on.
Henderson I am nomintating this site because it is one of the most organized and informative websites in the TXGenWeb project, there is always something new to see, these ladies are to be commended; If not the best there is none better; Keep up the good work; A content-rich web site that has been invaluable to me in finding many records I did not even know existed.; This is a super site. Easy to surf through, and lots of good information.There is something new every time I visit. Great.; Excellent Job with additional information monthly; This web site improves with each visit.  The format, ease of use, and continuously growing content of information available FOR FREE  is SUPER.  And now with recent additions of Census images really is icing on the cake.  What a super job they are doing om TXHenderson Couty!!!; They are the best!; Very informative and comprehensive site. All enjoy it.; Very good presentation; I don't know how what I typed became two fo the same and I don't know how to get rid of the copy that just came on by itself ! This is a great website.; I nominate Henderson county, Texas for this County of the Month TxGenWeb project for the month
Hidalgo Nominated. No additional comments.
Mason Kristy Williams is extremely organized in her page, layout very unique and it is probably one of the best I have seen.
Navarro Excellent site full of information, well- organized and easy to follow.; A very informative site for those interested in Navarro county. A GREAT website!!!
Rusk THIS WAS THE BEST EXPERENCE I HAVE EVER! MOST INFORMATIVE; Enjoyed the music and appearance of site and was easy to navigate in
February
Burleson Burleson Co information is terrific.  Linda Houck has transcribed a tremendousl amout of courthouse records.  She has included marriages up to about 1900, index to naturlation recods. divorces,  some
index to probate records, some Masonic records.  She  also is great about looking up information for queries.  I would  guess she knows more about Burleson than anyone else and I was (as she was) born in Burleson.  She deserves all the praise and thank yous that anyone can give.  Maxine Alcorn
Bosque Not just a great genealogy site, but a real family site, also............
Burnet Take a look at the War Page, especially the Civil War and World War II.  There are links everywhere, connecting the data from photos, to pensions, to biograpies, obituaries, and more.
Colorado A lot of good data here.  Hard work by a lot of people went into this site.
Coryell They helped me find my g-g-g grandmother and my g-g grandfather! Thanks!!!!!; It is great and well put together.  I learned and received alot where my grandfather was raised. Thanks! Best website I've seen in a long time - very easy to navigate and wonderful information.
Crosby Tombstone project is just amazing,click on a name and get obituaries .A lot more advanced than the other Texas websites I've visited.
Falls This is a GREAT site!!!! I love to see what is new everyday!!!  Keep up the great work!!!!  Thank you too for putting so much good info out there.  The articles are GREAT!  All kinds of names in them! Thanks again!!; Hope to be put on the mailing list--I'm in Rosebud so-hope to meet you soon.  Diana; My home county
Fayette Through postings of stories in Fayette Co. history I was able to find a story on my greatgrandfather and from that found a story in True West magazine regarding the incident.
Grimes A great site! Eleanor Colson has done a marvelous job with this website and  is improving it weekly.; It's a wonderful place to live and visit.
Henderson Nominated. No additional comments.; Very nice web site. Found GGrandparests and there children through this site. Excellent  with organization; wide range of research materials; and accessibility to data!!; The best website in the TXGenWeb Project!!!; Continues to improve monthly---very well maintained and helpful
Hidalgo Very well done!!!!!!!
Kaufman The Kaufman Co., TX USGENWEB is not only one of the best that I've ever visited, but the reponse that I received from their lookup volunteers was over whelming
Madison Nominated. No additional comments.
Navarro The Best !!!; Is the place to go to find info about the County and its people, now and then.  Loads of good information: about everything. Check it out just one and you will be going back often so book-mark it!!!
Panola This site certainly contains tons of information for researchers.  Someone has put in a lot of time and work on this site.  It is easy to follow and pleasant to look at.  And, I like the country music, and sites pertaining to country music, too.  Just an additional plus.
Navarro Best on the web!!  Lot of good information, just about anything.
Rusk Gets better every time I go to it.
Taylor excellent information******* Lots of help!  Set up well!; great website
Rains New Coordinator has done a lot with this county
March
Bastrop Wonderful amount of information available.  Great  Work!
Bosque Nominated. No additional comments.
Burnet This site has it all and is constantly growing! 
Colorado an amazing amount of data!
Falls This is a wonderful website with a lot of useful information.  It deserves recognition as well as the volunteers.; Nominated. No additional comments.; Nominated. No additional comments.; Best County Info on the Net for Genealogy Researchers from this County? Thanks to all the volunteers for there time; It just keeps improving!
Fannin Everytime I visit this site there is something new and always glean information from it.  very well prepared and built
Grayson What a tremendous improvement in the past year!!   At this rate, it'll be the best county site in TX. and deserves recognition for
improvement alone.  Great work and thanks to Susan Hawkins for making it happen!
Grimes Very valuable site that appears to be growing consistently in depth and breadth of information
Hildago Nominated. No additional comments.
Henderson Nominated. No additional comments.; Continues to be the best site that I visit!!! Keep up the good work!; New information added constantly; lures  researchers  to check the site daily. I have had 6 responses to a query that I placed yesterday.; This is a great website!  I am finding new information on there ALL THE TIME!  They deserve the County of the Month Award!!!; This is a great site. Always having new info added. Not like some I look into that haven't been updated for over a year.
Kaufman lots of info, easy to follow layout,  and very  helpful and nice volunteers, I like it. Joe; This site has more cemetery enumerations and Civil War info that any pages I have seen.  It deserves this award.; grest page LOTS of content,one of the best ive seen on genweb
Reeves Our Reeves County has had no TLC for a number of years until Charlene "took" us over.  Thank goodness for her.  Our county 'shistory  and our ancestors are the winners and we want Charlene to be a winner along with us.
Rusk Nominated. No additional comments.; Most of my family research concerns Texas. The Rusk County site is by far the best county site I have found; Really nice!
Shelby Shelby County has a great format, and a world of information.; I check many counties in the U.S. where I have had ancestry.  Shelby County hardly has an equal, and none beat it.; Always working to make it better for all who visit there.; Nominated. No additional comments.
Travis It is very clean and easy to follow.  Makes it a fast way to find information!
Yoakum A great web page and getting better.
April 
Bosque LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION AND EASY TO FOLLOW
Crosby I cannot believe the amount of effort that has gone into this site.  It is well organized with an alphabetical hyperlinked listing of burials.  Many of the names have links to obituaries, biographies, and/or pictures.  There are many useful lookup resources. Two complete census years, Pension Applications, Veterans, Historical Markers with pictures and even more.  All of this vital information is presented in a beautiful and functional format.  It's a pleasure to return to this site time and time again.
Falls This site has really come a very long way!  They are always adding new information EVERYDAY and the newspaper articles are so interesting.  They give some insight of what times were like back then.Ladies, keep up the good work.  The time and effort is very much appreciated!!!; I  work as a volunteer and these are the nicest people to work with.  We are really trying to answer questions and get new material
up for anyone.
Henderson Continues to be the best county site I visit; Great Site! The best that I have seen.
Kaufman This genealogy site  has helped me tremendously. Very well organized and user friendly. This  site deserves recognition for the hard work that has gone into this genealogy gold mine.
Kerr This is a really great web page and it fulfills the needs of the genalogy community.
Madison All of my husband's family is from Madison County Texas. Their website and enthusiasm for genealogy has encouraged me to press on through the difficulties.
Panola Very organized, professional looking site!!!
Red River I have been researching in Texas for over a year now and have found no better county website.  The cemetery section alone blows
everyone else out of the water.  Most of the 1900 census for the county is on line.  There are numerous marriage records.  The site is searchable and easy to navigate.  It is simple yet useful.  Not many websites come class to this one with TXGenWeb.  Thanks, Drew Slate
Shelby One of the best county sites I have found while doing my research.; Most improved of the ones I've researched over the past 6 months; Best in Texas. I said it once, and I say it again, great site. Get's better all the time. Nominated. No additional comments. A great place
May
Burnet This site has everything imaginable to offer and just keeps growing! 
Grayson Good and useful information and of course, I will be back as we had family in Grayson County.This is a really GREAT site, A lot of information, and I
like the set up. May GOD Bless YoU AlwAys and AlwAys!!
Shelby Nominated. No additional comments. This is the most complete site I have visited in Texas. Each time I have visited they have completed another project and added information that has been so helpful in the search for our family.  A well done website. Lot's of information. Nominated. No additional comments.
Henderson New information added constantly; lures  researchers  to check the site daily. I have had 6 responses to a query that I placed
yesterday.;This is by far the best county site that I have dealt with!; Always adding new information & the most helpful co-ordinators yet!; My Family is from Henderson Co. Tx, and I have found a lot of good information, and they have helped me many times looking up info.; They continue provide an outstanding web site!!! Congratulations!; This is a very good site with updates almost daily. I love it!; Very informative and useful site. Easy to use, very well laid out.; I found information here that I would not have known any other way, information about my heritage and ancestors.;  This is a great site! This site is the best one in Texas, they add great information all the time.  I have been able to find family I have been
searching for, in places I wouldn't have thought to look, all because of the great records they are adding.  These ladies deserve the County of
the month award!!!
They are doing a very good job.  I could navigate easily and they have an excellent variety of information.
Fannin Of all the county sites by geneology research has taken me, this is by far the best site.
Dickens I has lots of wonderful information
Panola This website is awesome.  Lots of information and user freindly.
Walker Excellent site.
Ector I nominate Ector because no matter where we move we always move back to odessa. And we're moving BACK!
Callahan I was very pleased as Callahan County placed many of the Cemeteries and and helped me find my Grandparent. Thank you Callahan County
Dallam This website is extremely well organized and easy to get around.  Response is very good.  There is a great deal of information offered.  A great website
June  
Henderson Great website, more useful information almost everyday, and from places I would never have thought of. Continues to be one of the leading county web sites in Texas.Congratulations!!! This site is THE BEST!  They add new information all the time, I wish other counties would do the same.I have visited most sites in Texas and Henderson County has provided more information than I thought possible.very well organized, extensive (more local records thanmost), pertinent, easy to use, great lay-out - all in all a tremedous accomplisment for just two volunteers.  The service they provide is irreplaceable and reflects favorably on the entire TXGenWeb project.They set a very high bar for excellence.site gets better all the time! I really like the new look, very pretty!
Jefferson It takes pride!
Shelby One of the best designed, easiest to use, and informative sites on the web.  Kudos to all the workers....
Montgomery I'ts great !! Really good resources, and getting better all the time...Nominated. No additional comments
Gillespie Nominated. No additional comments
Falls Great Site!!  Always something new everyday!  Great job!!!!
Deaf Smith Nominated. No additional comments
Madison very good
Bosque one of the best
July
Henderson Continued outstanding variety and pertinent info for Henderson county seekers. Nicely done.Both coordinators answered my emails quickly and they were very helpful.; Continued outstanding variety and pertinent info for Henderson county seekers.;  I've been researching my family for many years and Holli and Bunny, the co-cordinators of the Henderson Co., Texas website,  have made it the best of any of the sites that I've visited!!!!  Every month it is a joy to see the new things that they have discovered and how well they have presented it.; The web site has great information on it and is user friendly.; This is an excellent  page.  They have given me some real help.
Calhoun I really had a lot of help from Darlene Baker, she added some of my family history and took the time to research information for me. Hands Down! She was great and the site is wonderful!
Panola Very clean and easy to navigate while still being attractive.
Runnels Great Site
Coryell Best organized & so much to research on it.;  I've yet to see a county sight with as much information as this one.; Bobbie Ross is doing an outstanding job, and has been doing it for quite a while. She needs recognition.
Cass well set up and good info easy to find.
Wise This is the best site I have seen, a lot of information on one site
McLennan Nominated. No additional comments
Falls It's been a while since I was a county surfer, but still on occasion have the opportunity to visit various county websites. Looking through a "surfer's eyes," I was very impressed with Falls County website.  It shows what a lot of hard work and determination can
accomplish.  Hat's off to the coordinator and volunteers for a job well done. Etta Withers, Ex-surfer for TXGenWeb; Wonderful Site...so much information.; Great new section on "new" items
Karnes What a wonderful site you have now.  So much information and many sources and lookups
Johnson Well organized, easy to navigate and Tons of information
August
Hansford the new page really was done well
Fort Bend I am the 2nd generation and have a 4th generation living in Ft. Bend Co.
Collin  If it hadn't been for all the wealth of info on the Collin Co, TX site, my line would have ended in 1870 instead I now have it to1900 !!! many thanks to the Collin County site.     
Henderson Great website! Get lots of good info here.; Very good location with good assistance programs.; AWSOME!  They add new stuff all the time.  This is one of the best in the state.; Thanks Ladies,Keep up the great work
Crosby This is an excellent site for research. Although this is a small, still mostly rural county, the site coordinator and her assistants have done an excellent job.  Bravo!!
Trinity Susaan Waller and DeeDee King have done a wonderful job with the Trinity County Site. Very "User Friendly"; Nominated. No additional comments,;  I think the coordinators for Trinity Co. Tx have done a wonderful job with the website, taking over as newbies when someone else "retired" and they just keep improving it; Nominated. No additional comments; I lived in Trinity County in 1934-36 and visited there in 2002. The ladies are doing a great job.;  So much improvement and very informative; Nominated. No additional comments; Nominated. No additional comments; great page and work from the committee; The volunteers djg; The volunteers have been very digilent and making the best and most informative web site possiple.  I appreciate all they are doing.; Beautiful job!; Nominated. No additional comments; we are very new at this but have gotten of with a bang; Nominated. No additional comments; The individuals who have worked on this site have put a lot of thought, effort, accuracy, and creativity into it.;
Coryell This is the most informative site I've been to and I've been to some good one.  This one has them beat
Jackson i am from shelby and san augustine countys . been away about 45 years,  the web isthe best
Madison GREAT SITE.  with the great records I was able to locate several missing lines. BRAVO
Shelby The Backbone of Texas; Nominated. No additional comments; This is a great site filled with lots of information. I really think this site it a worthy candidate.; Outstanding and getting even better;
Fannin Excellent resource!
Falls I have seen a great change in the Falls Co page.  The information is very helpful.; The Coordinators strive to improve and make it one of the best which I think deserves recognition.
Bosque Sunshine and good water are priceless; Growing & Growing and Great as Ever!
Rains Extensive information and lots of dedicated hours, have created a beautiful and informative Web Site for seekers of Rains County, TX genealogical information.; Sharon Pierce & Elaine Bay have brought life to this site.
Grimes A lot of hard work has gone to make this "THE BEST TEXAS COUNTY SITE ON THE WEB"
September
Shelby Most awesome County records I have come across since using the internet Feb. 2002.  Congratulations to all who have made these Census, marriage, etc. records available to researchers.  If ONLY other County and States could include all the information Shelby Co., TX does. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!; great!!!!!!!! sight! Nominated. No additional comments. great site!!!!
Montgomery Nominated. No additional comments. Great records! Excellent source for genealogy.
Blanco This County has been so gracious and helpful to researchers. It is very well designed and the folks are so willing to help. They go far beyond their duty in assisting we out of county researchers.
Falls Great Site, loaded with a tremendous amount of historical information ! Very helpful in my research of Falls County families. Excellent site, Very user friendly, Extremely informative, Well presented, Went the extra mile on information. Great family plots
Dickens I have visited many Counties in the Texas genweb and Dickens Co. is my favorite one. They have done a wonderful job, the best I have seen for cemetery info. also many Obits.
Henderson Of all of the counties in East Texas I have been able to find so much more information on Henderson county site than any other. Anderson county has changed and I can' t find information like I use to. This is the best website in the state, and I am so thankful that there is lots of information on the county.  I have been able to make family connections thanks to Bunny and Holli's work. The index is great.If only all the counties had this much info, and only some of the people were as nice, searching would be so easy!!! Data includes every catagory and is growing quickly. Is easy to navigate. This sight is so easy to move around in and appears to be updated almost daily.  Keep up the good work!
Ector Beautiful site, includes pictures of headstones! Goes that extra mile for presentation
Trinity Very clean. Easy to read and use. Wonderful,clean.Easy to use
Bastrop You have the most wonderful site, the information is outstanding.  Because I found the information I needed
Dawson Wonderful
October
Henderson VISIT THIS SITE DAILY,LOVE IT MORE EACH TIME. Super site.  A great site- easy access- great volunteers- overall an excellent site.
Montgomery Would like to see this site win the County of the Month nomination.  Thanks. Nominated. No additional comments.
Orange For a new county site, this ia very good ans fast growing. The coordinator is a very nice, helpful person. The Orange County, TX website is one of the best I have seen. The volunteers and researchers have put in many hours of hard work.
They deserve to be recognized.
Crosby Lots of good information available. Access to the County History online is great
Hardeman What a great site!! Very helpful when doing gen searching!! thanks!!
Grimes I Love Old Washington Texas
Falls Nominated. No additional comments.
Frio An incredibly time consuming job deserves lots of gratitude!
Bastrop Nominated. No additional comments.
Kleberg You've done an outstanding job on Kenedy co.
Limestone I've been to dozens and dozens of counties in Texas doing research work and Limestone is the best.  "Clickable county map is great- wish all co. had one.
San Augustine Nice site.
Refugio an excellent, well maintained and diverse site...it provides a wonderful insight into the history of the county and its
people
McLennan Redesigned since I last saw it.  Lots of information and nice site index, too.  I really liked it. Thank You.
Wise I have found that Wise Co was the best from every county in the usgenweb that i have searched. I been using usgenweb for only a month, thank heavens that they had Archives and everything was easy to find with the search engine there, the cemeties in Wise has so many of my ancestors, and the Person theat help me was so gracious to keep on
helping me after finding more of my family was there, I always pray when i go into a new co now that it will be half as decnt as Wise co. thank you
November
Colorado This is simply the best site in Texas.  There is none other with the sheer volume of useable information.  This county should
be given a hard look for consideration for County of the Month!
Coryell Excellent site.  Well organized and very complete.  Search feature makes looking up info a breeze.  One of the best county sites in the South!! Outstanding information and presentation, best I have seen. Nominated. No additional comments.  It's amazing the amount of useful information contained at this site.  Very well organized. Job well done! Of all the county websites I have used, I find this one to be the most extensive and useful.  The lady who manages the website (Bobbie Ross) is clearly dedicated to it and works on it all the time.
Falls So much great info.  Something new everyday!!  Thank you!! This is the first place to ask for a nomination, so I'm
nominating Falls County for the best.
Madison Nominated. No additional comments.
Fannin Great site that frequently updates, friendly people.
McLennan I found so much historical information that helped me tie my family into early county development.  VERY CLEAN and no music...I can stand the sites with music.--too distracting.  This one was great
Kaufman This site is very helpful and informative with searching for relatives that lived in this county, the site is very well maintained and updates are posted very frequently.
Runnels Very good site, one of the better ones
Grimes Nominated. No additional comments.
Bastrop Nominated. No additional comments.
Earth A great site, I have enjoyed searching the Vincent's in this county!!!
Martin Awesome site
Grayson Excellent !
December
Montgomery This site is great!  It's got tons of information and links to much much more.  I've used about 100 county sites in the last couple of years and this must be the best!
Bastrop The best that I have found. I have been seeking most of the counties for lost individuals.; Nominated. No additional comments.
Kaumfan Almost too much info online to absorb.........these people are going above and beyond
Henderson This is a super site. A lot of work goes into it. I can look almost daily at the updates.; They continue to provide invaluable information in a timely manner.; Very nice site. Is updated on a regular basis Loads fast One of the best sites in East Texas. ;  I think this is the best most informative site around, It is always being updated so you can find something new every time you visit it.
Lee Everything was labeled and easy to read and find information! Thanks!
Madison Nominated. No additional comments.
Swisher The site does an unusually good job of documenting the history of the county and its residents.  Very complete and thorough.
   


 

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