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Offline Berlin-Bob

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The RootsChat Reference Library
« on: Sunday 25 November 12 10:35 GMT (UK) »
Since RootsChat started in December 2003 we now {Nov. 2012} have
over 4,000,000 postings in over 500,000- topics on a variety of subjects.

So if you have a question for RootsChat, then it's more than likely that someone has an answer for you.

You can use the Search RootsChat button, at the top of every page, to find an answer,
but the the search engine is not very specific and you may have "too many" answers.

The RootsChat Reference Library is a collection of lists, catalogues and database projects
that can help you in your Family History researches.

Reference Library projects:
  • Rootschat Lexicon
  • Topic Catalogues
  • Time Lines
  • Useful Links
  • 1911 UK Census Districts
  • Surname Interests Table SIT
  • Databases for Special Interest Groups DBSIG
  • 1901 UK Census Leftovers
  • RootsChat and the Media

Try searching the Reference Library to see if answers to your questions can be found here ...

And if not, you can still try the RootsChat Search :)

Still not found the answer ??? No Problem !!!
Just post a new topic on the relevant board - RootsChatters love to help. :)

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If you have any suggestions how we can make our
Reference Library even more useful, then please add them to:
Topic: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,276715.0.html
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Re: The RootsChat Reference Library
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 November 12 10:52 GMT (UK) »
The RootsChat LEXICON of Genealogical Terms, Phrases and Abbreviations
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/reflib-lexicon.php

Here you can find explanations and discussions about some "often asked about" Words, Phrases and Abbreviations found in Genealogy and Family History. These may be in Census images, BMD Certificates, Parish Registers, Wills, military documents or other sources.

You can search for terms alphabetically, or according to category.

The links in the lexicon and catalogues point to RootsChat topics, where these terms are explained and discussed.
Some of these topics supply other links to topics or external sites with more information.


The RootsChat Topics Catalogues
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/reflib-topics.php

These are lists of topics related to particular themes and special interests.

The links in the lexicon and catalogues point to RootsChat topics, where these terms are explained and discussed.
Some of these topics supply other links to topics or external sites with more information.


The RootsChat Time Lines
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/reflib-timelines.php

These are time lines to some genealogically important events, which may have,
directly or indirectly, influenced the lives of your ancestors.

You can filter events by country and/or category.

See Topic: An Idea: Genealogical Time Line
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,310120.0.html


A List of Useful (external) Links
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/reflib-useful-links.php

This is a list of links to some of the most useful, most-used genealogy websites.

The links are 'tagged' by categories, to help you find relevant links.

It is not a complete list, and it is not intended to make it into one !
Think of it as a Top 50 Sites or Beginners Links or a generic genealogical Favourites list, or .... whatever.

TIP: for even more links, click on the category: Link Lists !


1911 UK Census Districts
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/reflib-c1911-districts.php

This is a searchable database of all census districts in the 1911 UK Census.

See also: Topic: 1911 Census Districts
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,354796.0.html


The Surname Interests Table (SIT)
http://surname.rootschat.com/

Do you share a family history with other Forum Members ?

Enter your Family History Surnames here and search
for other RootsChat members with similar interests.

See also: Topic: SIT: Surname Interests Table
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,621581.0.html


The "1901 Leftovers" Site
http://1901census.rootschat.com/

This a collection of transcripts from the 1901 U.K. Census.
Once you have downloaded a page from the 1901 U.K. census, and transcribed your family,
you are invariably left with other families on the page, which may very well be of use to someone else.
So various transcribers have donated their "leftovers" to this site, to help you search for your relatives.

See also: Topic: The RootsChat "1901 Leftovers" Site
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,75328.0.html


RootsChat and the Media
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/rc-media.php

This page lists some of the media coverage about RootsChat,
and some media events which have captured the imagination of RootsChatters,
resulting in many discussion and/or research on these events.

See also: Topic: *** RootsChat in the Public Eye ***
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,109332.0.html
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Re: The RootsChat Reference Library
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 November 12 10:53 GMT (UK) »
November 2012: The newest Reference Library Project:


The Database for Special Interest Groups (DBSIG)
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/dbsig/index.php

Looking through various topics, we can see that there are often families involved in particular trades or
professions for several generations, who then tend to be in contact with others of the same trade.

Here you can search by surnames or locations, set up links to others in the database, and,
if you find common ancestors, you can add your own name as Researcher to records submitted by others.

Read the DBSIG Help-Page to get some ideas of what the database contains.

See also: Topic: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,625141.0.html
Any UK Census Data included in this post is Crown Copyright (see: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk)

My research interests (and data found) can be seen on my website:   http://www.margulies-chronicles.com/