BUSBY-L ArchivesArchiver > BUSBY > 1999-05 > 0927822312
From: The Peddicords <>
Subject: MESSAGE FROM LISTOWNER
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 09:25:12 -0700
Ok, guys for what it worth this is the latest from RootsWeb. But there is a
slight glich on our cluster at this moment which I am hoping will be taken
care of soon. We were only told yesterday but hope it will be cleared up.
If you find any others please let us know so we can let the powers to be
know. So far the glich is only in the GenConnect boards. You can still
access them from the Homepage and GenConnects List. We are hoping it is
fixed soon. Enjoy!! Barbie
NEWS AND NOTES AT ROOTSWEB
ROOTSWEB PUTS IT TOGETHER. Have you ever wished you could look up
*everything* at RootsWeb that relates to a particular surname?
Now you can!
Click on the new option SURNAME RESOURCES at RootsWeb's main page
<http://www.rootsweb.com/> or go directly to:
<http://resources.rootsweb.com/surnames/>. Click on the letter of
the alphabet for the surname of interest, and then select it from
the list that appears. This will take you to a "surname resource
cluster," where you can search for your surname in numerous
databases. For example, using BANKSTON you would find:
<http://resources.rootsweb.com/surnames/b/a/BANKSTON/>, where you
could search "B" WEB SITES, the OBITUARY DAILY TIMES, or:
o The ROOTSWEB SURNAME LIST (RSL). RSL search options are by
surname, Soundex, or Metaphone (the latter two are "sounds-
like" matches). You can search for updates from the past two
months, last month, last week, or for any mention.
o TRANSCRIPTION PROJECTS. You might check to see if your
immigrant ancestors' names are listed at the Immigrant Ship
Transcribers Guild (ISTG).
o PRIMARY RECORDS AT ROOTSWEB (from USGenWeb Archives and
RootsWeb Searchable Databases).
o GENERAL LINKS AND SEARCH ENGINES. There are three options.
o ROOTSLINK link registry. You can add a new link also.
o SEEKER search engine, which returns surname matches from
Web pages -- there is much "hidden genealogy" that this
search will help you find.
o SURNAME HELPER search engine finds queries and surname
registrations posted at various genealogically-related
sites on the Web, with participating sites including many
USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb sites. All GenConnect boards are
indexed in Surname Helper.
o MAILING LISTS. Descriptions of lists that relate to this
surname, subscription instructions, and links to the
archives so you can search or browse past postings.
o GENCONNECT. Click on GLOBAL SURNAME SEARCH to find queries
that mention the surname of interest that are posted in
connection with any county, state, or country in the world.
Or click an icon for one of the seven automated boards that
together make up a "suite" of boards available for surnames
and localities (Queries, Bible records, Biographies, Deeds,
Obituaries, Pensions, and Wills).
RootsWeb hopes that putting these links under one SURNAME
RESOURCES roof will help everyone find all the buried treasure.
* * *
LATE-BREAKING NEWS. Late in the day on 26 May 1999, Pam Carey
Durstock announced: "All done! Complete list of cluster surnames
can be found at <http://resources.rootsweb.com/namelist.txt>"
41,000+ GenConnect boards created.
3,000+ Mailing lists created.
6,692 Calendars created.
6,692 Guestbooks created.
6,692 Cluster pages created and (re)generated.
* * *
GLOBAL SEARCH ENGINE FOR GENCONNECT. Randy Winch just installed
the latest upgrade to the Global Search Engine for GenConnect.
New Features: expanded search capabilities, including ability to
restrict the search to a certain "type" (query, Bible record,
bio, deed, obit, pension, will). Sort by date, location, person
posting, or subject (and also by ascending or descending order);
Posted in the last: day, two days, week, two weeks, month, two
months, three months, six months, year, two years, or millennium;
Search all of GenConnect, just one country, or just one state.
All of these can be used in conjunction with each other in order
to fine-tune your search. But, if you want it all, the results
are now split into first 50, next 50, etc. Powerful!
* * *