The Founder of USGenWeb

Photo of Jeff MurphyJeff Donald Murphy, of Redmond, Oregon, was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, son of Powell Davis Murphy and Marjorie (Morrison) Murphy.

Jeff was the founder of the KYGenWeb, the USGenWeb, USBiographies, and co-founder of KYBiographies.


About the U.S. GenWeb Project

In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists with mutual interests in Kentucky genealogy organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties within the State of Kentucky where collected databases could be stored. Furthermore, the databases would be indexed and cross-referenced, so that even if an individual was found in more than one county, he or she could be located in the central index. This idea spread quickly to other states and, by the end of the summer of 1996, the USGenWeb Project was born. This project is an outgrowth of that original project. Today, the USGenWeb Project is a loosely organized group of volunteers that work to create a center for genealogical research for every county within the United States. Visit the USGenWeb Project.

About the California GenWeb Project

In June 1996, as the Kentucky Project was coming to together, project organizers decided to create a page for each state, establishing the USGenWeb Project. Project organizers located volunteers that were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for every state. The first California USGenWeb Project page was loaded onto the Internet on 16 Jul 1996. If you would like to sponsor a California county, or volunteer in any way to help with the CAGenWeb Project, contact Martha A. Crosley-Graham, the California State Coordinator, by following the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page.


New to Genealogy?

Help for Genealogy Researchers (off-site link) is an excellent resource for new and experienced researchers alike. Get information about where to start, or get ideas about how to break through a "road block", courtesy of the U.S. GenWeb Project.


Neither this website, nor the Colusa County GenWeb Project, have any affiliation whatsoever with Colusa County, California, government.