"I keep finding usgenweb sites, which used to be very good, that are now nothing but dead links and owners who don't reply to emails. It's disappointing."
USGenWeb county sites are members of the State Project. If the local CC is not responding to emails and updating links, write to the State Coordinator. SC contact info can be found on the state project home page, or at http://usgenweb.org/about/statecoordinators.shtml