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Comments taken from the Patron Nominations Form submitted by patrons of The TXGenWeb Project.

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Comment(s) from nominator

January
Donley My inlaws came from Donley County. Love the site and the new information that has been added.
Montgomery I really like this site. Very easy to navigate. Much work was put into this. I like the various sites you can go to from here.; Lots of information.
Henderson These people seem to go well beyond the normal effort in assisting me toward furthering my families efforts; I received so much help -even promptly after my first query.  There is a wealth of data there. Keep it going!!; The updates are almost daily, information is easy to attain and the dedication of the people involved is remarkable.  This is my favorite site.  A huge thank you to Henderson County; The coordinators do a great job keeping this page updated.; The coordinators do a great job keeping this page updated. The volunteers do a great job also. Thanks everyone
Colorado This site is well organized and has a staggering amount of useful information on it.  Just the amount of census data alone makes it a great site, but there's so much more.  It's astounding that it has not
won before!
Bastrop Tammy continues to do a wonderful job.  I wanted to register my thanks and continued delight! Lisa has made a wonderful site.  It is full coverage of the McDade area events, history, people & archives.; A great web site for history and research and events.; Nominated. No additional comments.
Coryell This county is really helpful, I wish all counties had as much info as Coryell.;
Grayson best in texas;
Oldham Jim Hewitt's Oldham County site , in my opinion,  mets all
the requirement s to be considered for the county of the month.
Fannin Susan continues to do an outstanding job month after month devoting countless hours maintaining the site and records, and answering emails.  She has also taken on many related activities like editing the Fannin County Flashback newsletter, monthly meetings of the genealogical
society, and coordinator for a neighboring county.  I feel fortune tohave her as the coordinator for Fannin County.
Matagorda Nominated. No additional comments.
Calhoun Great job.  Very helpful.
Willacy Very much improved since the last time I visited!
Colorful and very well laid out web page!!!  Kudos!!!
Falls WOW!  There is so much great information on this site. All the pictures are awsome.  Thank you very much.
February
Montgomery Excellent site for researchers; Great site! Jane Sanford Keppler is a wonderful coordinator.; Nominated. No additional comments.; Nominated. No additional comments.
Henderson Continues to do excellent work on a timely basis; Nominated. No additional comments.; Nominated. No additional comments.; Bunny Freeman and Holli Boone Kees have definitely put together a website that is so full of information that I look forward to accessing it every day.  I've been tracing my genealogy for 18 years and have watched the Internet  genealogical sites grow.  I'm so thankful that many of my family members happened to migrate to Henderson County, Texas where the information is not only plentiful but is so expertly arranged. Bunny and Holli have added numerous newspaper articles where I have found a vast amount of personal information on my family that I probably would not  have  discovered on my own.   My only wish is that many of the other county websites would use the Henderson Co., Texas website as a perfect example in setting up their county information!  It would make the genealogical searches so much easier!  If the Henderson County website were to win the regional award maybe more people could see how to set up a "perfect" website.Nominated. No additional comments. This site has been a godsend for finding information about my family.  The dedication to getting information to us is amazing.  It is user friendly and does not confuse the novice.
Coryell Great, the best.  this is the best site I have seen
Falls This site has really improved over the last 2 years and the coordinator really deserves a lot of credit. Thank You! TONS of GREAT info!! 
Sabine Sabine county is heaven's bounty.
Brown Nominated. No additional comments.
Grayson Susan, after taking over a very limited and non productive site, has made it so much better and informative, not only in laying out the site but by encouraging everyone to participate in sending info for the site.  Hat's off to Susan
Jack This is the most helpful page I have found.  I have many ancestors in Jack, Co and this has been an exiting experience.  I live in NM and cannot visit right now, sot the website is great!!! Jack county is one of  few that still has a true small town atmoshere. It is a place of wonderful people and wonderful opportunities! Nominated. No additional comments.
Wharton Wharton County is always trying to make a better place for people to live.
Orange very well done; Great site.  Keep up the good work.  I nominate Orange Co. for county of the month.  Imogene Vanderburg.
Winkler Excellent dedication to her county. A true historian of our times,Charlene Beatty Beauchamp.
Glasscock Nice site - very easy to find my way around!!
Madison Great Site
March
Henderson Continues to excel in variety and quality of information that is useful for my searches; The people at this site found me so much information about my lost relatives.......they're great......very nice......super site This is a great site and deserves to be voted the county of the month. Great site.  Always something new.  Like the new background; Henderson County has very good Info.
Madison I was born and raised in Madison County.  I have travelled and lived in other states, parishes, and counties, and I can tell you that there is none better than Madison Co.  The people here know each other and I feel that we are basically just a few families that just go together and started Madison County.  It is a good place to live with an excellent schools and great healthcare.  We are growing daily. My family has enjoyed this site. With pictures and information we are able to see and understand what the small towns were like at the time some of our ancestors were allive. Thank's to all who contributed this information. Love all the information!  Very thorough.
Falls Mrs Carhart and Mrs. Cunningham are doing a great job.  I have been surfing many other genealogy site and Falls is one of the BEST around.  Tons of great information on so many different people.
Grayson plenty of information -on  this site. someone has put forth -much effort- to make this a very good site   !!!!!  atta' way to go
Dallas I get so much information at this site,very informative
Motley Bunny has done a good job updating this county and it ooks good....easy to naviagte. Very nice improvement over the old site.    Nice work
Montgomery Nominated. No additional comments. When a researcher needs Montgomery County, Texas info, then this is the site to contact. Nominated. No additional comments.
Kerr A truly great web page designed to serve the needs of those who are seeking information about their families in Kerr County,Texas. This county is a joy to search, Shirley Webb has done an excellant job of providing a variety of genealogical records, and the pages are in light colors that are easy for older people to read.
Glasscock Very nice site, lots of work and easy to find my way around
Bosque Nominated. No additional comments.
Shackelford Nominated. No additional comments.
Coryell Nominated. No additional comments.
Shelby A fantastic site!  Have used many, many GenWeb sites, and this is by far the best!  The vital records section expanded my research tremendously, adding many exact dates and locations - I have MS and am unable to travel, so internet search is the only option I have... if all of the counties were this good, it would be a breeze!  They all deserve a tremendous thank you for the work they have put in to the site.
April
Henderson Continues outstanding content and frequent updates. Keep up the good work! The most informative website that I have ever seen. Great site and very easy to get around in
Jack Very useful site.  I found alot of good information!!  Thanks; This is the best! Navigation ability is wonderful!  Content is outstanding!
Johnson Excellent website...Wes Collins has done a superb job!
Smith So much information and well organized
Bastrop Not only is this the most useful site I have found but the coordinators are so helpful also. Great job Bastrop County
Falls Awsome site so easy to maneuver in.
Montgomery GREAT SITE!!!! Found a friend's great-grandparents' burial place. Will be back often; Fantastic Job!!!
Coryell Finally, a site that has a variety of local information on it...My congrats to the county coordinator.
Orange very good information
May
Henderson Great site and very easy to get around in; bunney is a great help ,and the site are very helpful and interesting;
Fort Bend Valuable important to persons doing genealogy research;
Larmar Ron Brothers has done a superb job and it is so much better than other state pages.
Crosby Linda has done a great job with all of the Crosby County webpages and an exceptional job with the cemetaries!
Montgomery it is great
Kaufman Best sight I have seen. 
Swisher Very complete with a hugh amount of data with respect to pioneer families and very helpful staff.
St. Augustine I visited the St. Augustine Library, and the genealogy lady , Mrs. Lily, was extremely helpful with OHP Bodine Cemetery. I could not have found my 3rd great grandfather from Scotland withut her help, She came to the library on her day off to help me.  Karen Cox
Donley I have found so much of what I'm looking for. The coordinator has done a lot of work
Johnson Excellent web site...extremely informative
Bosque Thanks for all the wonderful informatin and it is attractively displayed.  I wish all Counties had this much information
Mitchell Lola Withrow is the Greatest. She really has turned it around. Hard work-- very deserving. Linking families.
Cass Nominated. No additional comments.
Fannin Susan Hawkins has expended many many hours on the Fannin Co., TX website.  She's also expended many hours on the Grayson Co., TX website.  Both websites have very active participation by contributors.
Coryell The very very best in any state I've visited,,,,,A big Thankyou for the hard work that went into making Coryell County Texas the best.
June
Jack Very Beautifully done! Great graphics that don't distract from our overall purpose! Very easy to use!
Montgomery Such a thorough site! Easy to navigate! Go Montgomery County!
Blanco VERY well done;ever thing works properly
Falls This site and wonderful information.; This site has great genealogy information.
Harris Nominated. No additional comments.
Henderson A branch of my DANIEL family made its way to Henderson Co TX ca 1850.;  I found Henderson's website full of helpful information.  Thanks for a job well done!.
Grayson Susan Hawkins has created a site filled with valuable and unique helpful information.  I think I have seen it all and I keep finding more layers with more info.  Susan has the ultimate patience helping many newbies who many times do not understand enough to proceed to those with more experince.  She always adds a new perspective to folks who have been researching for some time.  I look to many county sites in several states to have some online info that may help to narrow down my search.  There are few sites that can match the dept of knowledge they hold and only one that provides assistence to those of us in need like Susan does at the Grayson County, Texas website.
Bosque It is one of the best county web pages I have ever visited.  They do an excellent job.
Bastrop Very thorough and helpful.
Blanco this site is one of the easiest to get informatioon from. The folks are so helpful for lookups.
Angelina Best recently updated county
Cameron Very nice!
Fort Bend Very logically set up, easy to use.  Wish I had ancestors from THIS county!  Thanks!
St. Augustine very helpful in diseminating info about genealogy
July
Dickens The best kept secret in Texas!!!!!!!
Bastrop User friendly site w/lots of useful information -more than most sites I've tried using.; Outstanding resources for county records; many images of original records.  Great help for Bastrop County researchers. 
Montgomery This is a wonderful site for not only Montgomery County researchers, but anyone interested in the surrounding counties. There has been a lot of time put into maintaining this site and should definitely win!; very helpful;
Shelby This is one of the most comprehensive and user friendly sites I have used.  Good job.
Collin Useful, organized, easy!
Coryell lots of information on line and easy to follow and acess. Thanks
Sabine Finest Cemetery Information I have ever encountered.  I felt like every Cemetery had accurately been reported; This site has a lot of information that I have never seen before that will help with my genealogy work
Colorado Simply an astounding site.  Every available county census is online,  the cemetery listings are exhaustve, and the extent of obituaries is unbelieveable.  A remarkable achievement.  This should be "Site of the Year";
Bosque 3 cheers for our excellant coordinator!!
Henderson It is the VERY BEST GenWeb site I have seen throughout all of the State with the GenWeb project that I have done research in.   I am GREATLY impressed with it.
August
Bosque An outstanding county website.
Smith The way Smith County has their site formatted makes it so user friendly.  They have all the Smith County Census images and their indexes, too.  Mary Berryman is such a joy and so helpful.  Larry Oliver is so helpful offering to take photos of headstones in the area!  Andy Leath has posted numerous biographies for the county's families.  I haven't found a more organized and informative site in my Texas research.  What an awesome group!!!!
Henderson Wonderful website, lots of information!!!!!!; Nominated no comment; Nominated no comment; Great Site; This is a four star site. I have been able to find so much about my fathers family on his mothers side. GREAT JOB!!!; Henderson Co. TxGenWeb is a very helpful site for me, I feel that my questions were answered with carefull consideration and thought. God Bless You.
Fannin The best I have ever worked with!
Rockwall Loved the new look of this county page
Montgomery Great website to do research.  User friendly!!
Madison I think that madison county is very historical,and a very friendly place. I believe I read that it is over 150 years old.
Walker Very complete & efficient.  Good links -- that work!  Excellent site.
Cass I have found a lot of information on this site, it is well organized, the coordinator, Dana, is very helpful and answers email questions also. I appreciate all of the volunteers.
Brown my first visit to the site but noticed it has a wealth of information-old information. Very good site.
September
Madison Nominated no comment
Henderson consistent excellence...; I think the coordinators deserve praise for their own work as well as mobilizing others to contribute.;  I am able to find out more info on my family's from Henderson co. than I have in Cherokee, and Anderson Co. even though my family has been from Cherokee since the 1840's and I live in Cherokee county too. But Henderson co. Has a lot of the census reports, pictures, family records etc. It is easier to navigate through than most any other County. And after you send something in, it is updated more often too.; Great Site . Keep up the Great Work.;  I highly recommend the Henderson Co. TXGenWeb Project site to be nominated as County Of The Month.; Best experience I've had.  If all sites were this easy I'ld know all my ancestors in a day.; Great site, very informative, neat, and friendly.
Montgomery It's the best place to live and to raise kids.  We love our friendly communities.
Brazoria I think it's great what you are trying to do for Angeline Co. I was born in lufkin, and I am trying to fine my ancestors I haven't seen them since I was 08 years old,I am 59 now,It!s been 58 years ago and I would like to where I came front and my background,I understand from what I was tolded, my great-great father, Youngblood/nash  own the first  sawmill there was in Lufkin,tx. Keep up the good work , I'll be in touch, God bless.
Burnet One the best I've seen.
Hamilton Very well presented site and very interesting!
Knox THEY ARE IN PROCESS BUILGING NEW MUSEM
October
Willacy Excellent setup, easy to navigate without getting bogged down.  And patriotic!!!
Trinity Very helpful Genealogy site. Well done.
Orange Great site and a lot of information
Palo Pinto i love the view of pk and how the people welcome tourist; A very helpful site, lots of useful information, regularly updated and you can tell that a lot of effort and thought has been put into the site.
Henderson They were very prompt and informative. A real pleasure.; This site is very well put together and has tremendous info on it .With updates occuring regularly!;  easy to find information; I found my dad (born 1904) on this site showing him as having taught in Henderson Co. in 1922.  I asked for more into and got an immediate response.; Bunny Freeman and Holli Kees have done an outstanding job as well as getting others involved in sharing files and documents.;
Collin What an absolutely wonderful informative sight!! none of this referring you to dead links, It's all right there.
Angelina Nominated no comment; Nominated no comment
Montgomery I have found the site quite helpful with a myriad of info.; Great layout. Easy to get around. Pleasant
Refugio This site is always exciting to read and full of interesting information.   Keep up the good work.
Bosque easy to navigate, lots of useful information
Brazoria Nominated no comment;
Panola The coordinators for this county are always willing to help me.  They have more informatin than some of the surrounding counties --- and they are only an email away.  The response to my queries are always answered in a reasonable timeframe.  CUDOS TO THIS SITE AND IT'S COORDINATORS.
Kaufman Tons of valuable information; well organized; easily searchable
Matagorda I have lived here since 1956 except for 3 years and think this is a grand county to live in.
November
Henderson I visit this web site several times each week.  I have many ancestors from Henderson County and have found much valuable information.  This is the best site I have located on the net.  My thanks to the coordinators.  Their work is truly appreciated.; Very thorough and extensive web site
Smith Mary Berryman, site manager has been so helpful.  The Smith County site is user friendly.  There is new information added to the site every month.  All the census and indexes can be accessed on the site.  Great Family Pages, too! 
McMullen One of the best & most informative sites in TX Genweb
Fannin Great navigation, search features, detailed & comprehensive information on this site.  In fact, I may have just found the photograph for a great-great uncle on this website...so how can I not nominiate it?
Falls I have enjoyed  searching the Falls County site and found it very well organized and helpful. Elizabeth Dickson Golbach.
Madison A great deal of thought went into orginizing this site.  It show what the genealogy searchers are interested in. 
Montgomery Nominated no comment;
Coryell This site has been so helpful, full of information, I wish more counties were like this.
Coke Mary Love Berryman has put a lot of hard work in this and it shows, I have been able to find a lot of information about my family here, I continue to check all the time for newly added things.  I wish other States were as helpful as the Texas Counties.
Bastrop It is a wonderful and helpful Web site and I love it, Tammy has put in so much work on it.  It is great.
December
Lobbock I was born in Lubbock at TAYLOR HOSPITAL, INC. on 9 June 1964.
Coke Mary Love Berryman has done such a wonderful job with lots of information, willing to help in any way she can.
Shelby What an incredible site for those with ancestors in the county.  And it all free due to generaous volunteers.; Shelby County, TX has the most information available on-line of any county I have researched in the Country.
Collin I needed help obtaining information on cemeteries in collin co. Joy Gough helped me twice.She was prompt and efficient.
Robertson Robertson County website, maintained by William Kent Brunette, is a marvel.  All of the members of the county historical and genealogy societies have done a great job.
Henderson It takes dedicated people in order to sustain an actively-growing web community, and the genealogy research that goes on the bring these historical materials to the web for access by everyone.; I live in Washington state and this site has helped me rekindle an almost lost family link.  Bunny's help is invaluable!!!
Burleson It has been very helpful in finding info on my Dickey family.
 

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