The WorldGenWeb Project was created in 1996 by Dale Schneider in an effort to answer the ever growing needs of genealogists world-wide who were trying to research their ancestors. The goal of the WorldGenWeb Project is to have every country in the world represented by an online website and hosted by researchers who either live in their own country or who are familiar with their country's resources. The WorldGenWeb Project is a not-for-profit volunteer genealogical organization dedicated to the free access of genealogical information by anyone in the world.

The OceaniaGenWeb Project (formerly known as the PacificGenWeb Project) has been online since early 1997.

Our dedicated group of volunteers (some local and some throughout the world) are active researching in Oceania. We pride ourselves on being "available" and being "friendly" -- offering helpful advice to new researchers.

We are a non-commercial entity and work hard to form collaborative relationships with many related resources on the internet. We do not provide research for a fee nor do we recommend professional genealogists for hire. We do not engage in research for others -- although some of our volunteers do offer to do lookups, at their convenience. Our goal is to provide the "essential elements" that new researchers need. Among those are quality informational pages, pertinent addresses, county maps, query and surname resources, and friendly mail lists.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our pages. If you need help, please contact us.

Nathan Zipfel
OceaniaGenWeb Project Coordinator