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The official guide to rootsweb.com

Author: Myra Vanderpool Gormley; Tana Pedersen Lord
Publisher: Provo, Utah : Ancestry Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A guide to researching geneology using the RootsWeb web site covers how to use message boards, mailing lists, tools, and databases and explains how to interpret search results.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: Anthonis de Roovere
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myra Vanderpool Gormley; Tana Pedersen Lord
ISBN: 9781593313050 1593313055 9781593313098 1593313098
OCLC Number: 85862310
Notes: "The insider guide to the largest, free genealogy site on the Web"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Introduction vii --
Welcome to RootsWeb vii --
RootsWeb Today viii --
RootsWeb Tomorrow viii --
Getting Started at RootsWeb 2 --
Brand-New to Genealogy? 4 --
Get Guidance 6 --
Brand-New to RootsWeb? 8 --
Focus Your Research 9 --
Navigating Around the Site 10 --
Homepage Overview 12 --
Searching RootsWeb 12 --
Search Thingy 13 --
Meta Search 13 --
General Search Tips 14 --
WorldConnect Family Trees 18 --
History of WorldConnect 19 --
Searching for Family Trees 19 --
Basic Search 19 --
Global Search 20 --
Tips for Successful Searches 23 --
Understanding Your Search Results 24 --
Viewing a Family Tree 26 --
The Individual Record 27 --
The Index 28 --
Descendancy Report 28 --
Register Report 29 --
Pedigree Chart 29 --
Ahnentafel 30 --
Things to Keep in Mind 31 --
Downloading a Family Tree 32 --
Adding a Post-em Note 32 --
Contacting the Owner of a Tree 33 --
Submitting Your Own Family Tree 33 --
Before You Begin 34 --
Submit the Tree 34 --
User Codes and Passwords 35 --
Setup Options 35 --
Getting the Most out of Message Boards 38 --
Searching the Boards 40 --
Quick Searches 40 --
Browse the Boards 41 --
Advanced Searching 42 --
Tips for Successful Searches 43 --
Navigating Through the Boards 44 --
Posting Your Own Messages: When, Where, and How 46 --
Create an Effective Message 46 --
Tips for Successful Posts 48 --
Add an Attachment 49 --
Correct a Message-After It's Been Posted 49 --
Requesting a New Board 50 --
Adopting a Board 50 --
Your Message Board Preferences 51 --
Create or Update Your Public Profile 51 --
Bookmark Your Favorites 52 --
Receive Alerts 53 --
Making Connections with Mailing Lists 56 --
Exploring the Mailing Lists 58 --
Search for a Specific List 59 --
Tips for Successful Searches 59 --
Mining the Archives 60 --
Joining a Mailing List 61 --
Posting a Message 62 --
Starting a Mailing List 63 --
The ROOTS-L Mailing List 64 --
Volunteering: Ways to Make a Difference 66 --
Volunteer Projects 67 --
The USGenWeb Project 68 --
The WorldGenWeb Project 70 --
FreeBMD (England and Wales) 71 --
FreeREG 72 --
Other Hosted Volunteer Projects 72 --
User-Contributed Databases 73 --
Search the Databases 74 --
How You Can Help 74 --
Other Ways to Share Your Research with --
the Community 75 --
Freepages and Websites: A RootsWeb Essential 78 --
RootsWeb Freepages 78 --
Request a Freepage 79 --
Set Up Your Site 79 --
Search the Freepages 80 --
Registered Websites 83 --
Register Your Website 83 --
Browse Registered Websites 84 --
Cool Tools and Research Aids 86 --
The RootsWeb Review 86 --
Charts and Forms 87 --
The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) 88 --
Limitations of the Database 89 --
U.S. Town/County Database 90 --
Soundex Converter 91 --
The RootsWeb Surname List (RSL) 92 --
The ROOTS-L Library 94 --
Add-a-Link 95 --
What's New? 96 --
The Newsroom 97 --
Help: Just a Click Away 100 --
Announcements and Notifications 102 --
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 102 --
Contacting the HelpDesk 103 --
My Account and Passwords 106 --
My Account 107 --
Working with Passwords 108 --
Index 111 --
About the Authors 116.
Other Titles: RootsWeb.com
Responsibility: by Myra Vanderpool Gormley and Tana Pedersen Lord.
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A guide to researching geneology using the RootsWeb web site covers how to use message boards, mailing lists, tools, and databases and explains how to interpret search results.

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