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Title: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Thursday 24 May 07 20:15 BST (UK)
Hi Everybody,

We need your help for the RootsChat Reference Library project.

Ever noticed that some questions get asked again and again ?
The idea of this Lexicon is that we don't keep repeating the same information again and again,
but simply point to some good RootsChat topics on these subjects.

This is the lexicon:
   Topic: RootsChat Topics: LEXICON of Genealogical Terms and Abbreviations
   http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,234766.0.html


If you see any useful, informational RootsChat topics,
defining words and terms found in the census, certificates or
parish registers, or elsewhere in your genealogical searches,
then please help expand this lexicon by adding the RootsChat topic link here.

But not external links, they don't belong here.

I'll delete them from here, when I've added them to the list.

Sometimes we have some suggestions but no relevant topic.  I've entered the term with topic ??
If you can find a good explanatory topic, that would also help.

You're the users, so it will be great if you can point others to any other good topics.

Thanks,
Bob

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          http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,234397.0.html
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Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Monday 28 May 07 14:54 BST (UK)
Suggestions Page

Apart from any other words and phrase that occur to you, 
here are some of the suggestions we've received for the dictionaries

If you notice any good explanations of these words and phrases
in your "travels" around RootsChat, please add a link to this topic.

I'll add any more here, and delete them as and when links are found
Thanks  :)

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Tithe Aplotments
Inquisitional Post Mortems
Diocese ( Irish term )
Civil Registration
LHS ( film )

Vicar
RIC
LDS
FHC

Census
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Surname
County
Ward
Borough
Township
Ecclesiastical District
Civil Parish
Ecclesiastical Parish
County Borough
Urban District
Parliamentary Division
Son
Dau(ghter)
Grand...
Head
Wife
Visitor
Widower
Mar(ried)
U(nm)
Inmate(Hospital)
Inmate(Workhouse)
District, Vol., Page
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Christopher on Monday 25 June 07 23:01 BST (UK)
Griffith's Valuation of Ireland

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=211440.msg1307495#msg1307495



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Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Saturday 25 August 07 08:05 BST (UK)
Just a reminder:

I haven't been flagging up every new item, but ...

I am continually adding terms and abbreviations - with relevant RootsChat topics - to the

                      RootsChat Lexicon (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,234766.0.html)


Please check it out  :)
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: behindthefrogs on Wednesday 12 September 07 16:25 BST (UK)
Another one on Banns that you may consider worth adding

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=255003.new;topicseen#new

David



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Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Jane Swan on Friday 05 October 07 21:38 BST (UK)
Hi Bob

The lexicon is a fantastic idea and I have checked several terms to make sure they are included. My only comment is that the lexicon itself is still a bit messy. Can it not have its own area such as the surnames interest table? The lexicon seems to be placed among a long thread of messages and is not user friendly.

This is intended as constructive criticism as I am aiming towards a positive outcome.

Jane
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Friday 05 October 07 21:49 BST (UK)
Hi Jane,

"Funnily enough ...."  I was thinking the same thing myself  ;D

I'm just awaiting the outcome of a couple of other projects,
and then I want to start doing just that   :) :)

Maybe expand it as well, with short descriptions, and a few external links as well as the RootsChat topic links for each term.

Bob
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Jane Swan on Friday 05 October 07 22:45 BST (UK)
Hi Bob

Thanks for replying so quickly. I think I would have called it a glossary rather than a lexicon but technically you may be correct.

It is not easy to use at the moment and don't think people will bother. It needs a label right at the top of the site. A quick search. It will be easy to the techys surely.

Love to be able to help more.

Jane
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: MarieC on Wednesday 07 November 07 07:49 GMT (UK)
Hi Bob,

Just writing to agree with you and Jane, FWIW!!!

The lexicon is a fantastic resource and many thanks to you for doing it.  It just needs to be a bit more readily accessible.  Don't want your excellent work to be obscured from Rootschatters who need to access it!!  ;D

MarieC
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Helen D on Wednesday 07 November 07 08:42 GMT (UK)
Hi Bob

you're doing a great job - keep up the good work, and you are right - there is often repetition on here because people do not know where to look. The Lexicon is a brilliant resource, and deserves to be up there prominently on the index page.

Presumably these topics would come up if search was used, but the 'search' button is a bit discreet. On a lot of sites when one enters, the search button is the first page one sees. Would it help if search came up first when new people come to the site, to help them get straight to the information they require.

regards

Helen
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: JAP on Wednesday 07 November 07 09:34 GMT (UK)
Hi Jane, MarieC and Helen,

I'm with you (and I think - certainly I hope - that Bob knows this) about what a fantastic resource the LEXICON is!

Which is why I try to do my minuscule bit to suggest additions and to recommend/refer to it.

But you are right that it is a bit hidden away.

Perhaps an upfront FAQ section on RootsChat wouldn't be a bad idea?

Oh Bob, it's so easy for people like me to make suggestions when it's people like you who have to do all the hard work  ;D

Regards to all,

JAP
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Christopher on Saturday 29 December 07 09:22 GMT (UK)
Hi Bob,

There's only one reference to BCDR Belfast and County Down Railway at the moment but there may well be more in due course. Although there's no mention of them at the moment there are two others ... NITB ... the Northern Ireland Transport Board and UTA ... Ulster Transport Authority

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,105442.msg1299363.html#msg1299363

DRF Donegal Relief Fund http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,275452.0.html

Have a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

Christopher
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Monday 31 December 07 09:59 GMT (UK)
Hi JAP, Jane, MarieC and Helen, and everybody else,

I've now moved the Lexicon to this address: http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/index.php 

I'm still working on it, and other improvements will follow.

Enjoy,
Bob
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 31 December 07 10:58 GMT (UK)
That is so helpful, Bob, thank you. I've put it in Favourites.
Title: Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: kerryb on Monday 31 December 07 12:04 GMT (UK)
Excellent work Bob and thank you, it is proving very useful.

Will it become a link at the bottom of the page like the other roostchat websites?

Kerry
Title: Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Wednesday 30 January 08 20:08 GMT (UK)
Quote from: Dave Francis
Hi Bob

Re: Stamp Duty (1783-1794)

There's a useful thread on this subject here:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,278772.0/topicseen.html

Might be worth linking to it in the library of frequency asked questions?

Dave


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Title: Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Christopher on Saturday 02 February 08 02:36 GMT (UK)
Hello Bob,

Convert Rolls of 1703 http://tiny.cc/JEJKO

Christopher


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Title: Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Christopher on Thursday 21 February 08 11:48 GMT (UK)
Hi Bob,

Feuar - www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=287387.new#new

Christopher


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Title: Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: JAP on Saturday 01 March 08 03:44 GMT (UK)
Hello Bob,

References to old handwriting in the Lexicon (unless I've missed something) seem only to be under 'Old English in Wills' which refers to the following thread:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,239704

May I suggest that cross-references also be indexed in the Lexicon under 'Handwriting' and 'Old Handwriting' and 'Palaeography' and 'Secretary Hand' and 'Scottish Handwriting'.

Thanks and regards,

JAP
PS: See:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,31993.0.html


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Title: Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Emmeline on Tuesday 24 June 08 03:43 BST (UK)
I don't know if the word Pomology  is a suitable candidate for your Lexicon.

I found it when researching a forebear who had been Head Gardener for the Duke of Hamilton in Edinburgh.

Pomology:-

The science of fruits and the art of fruit culture and anyone who follows that science is a Pomologist.
 
I find it a very appealing word !

Kind regards..........
Title: Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: JAP on Tuesday 29 July 08 06:11 BST (UK)
Hello Bob,

A suggested addition to the Lexicon is:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,318060

It might be added to the existing index under:
IGI
Extracted/Submitted Records

or (preferably?)

as a new index entry such as:
IGI
'I', 'C', 'M' batches without source information

Another thread related to this is at:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,224654

JAP


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Title: Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Diane Heddon on Monday 30 January 17 06:45 GMT (UK)
Hi Everybody,

We need your help for the RootsChat Reference Library project.

Ever noticed that some questions get asked again and again ?
The idea of this Lexicon is that we don't keep repeating the same information again and again,
but simply point to some good RootsChat topics on these subjects.

This is the lexicon:
   Topic: RootsChat Topics: LEXICON of Genealogical Terms and Abbreviations
   http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,234766.0.html


If you see any useful, informational RootsChat topics,
defining words and terms found in the census, certificates or
parish registers, or elsewhere in your genealogical searches,
then please help expand this lexicon by adding the RootsChat topic link here.

But not external links, they don't belong here.

I'll delete them from here, when I've added them to the list.

Sometimes we have some suggestions but no relevant topic.  I've entered the term with topic ??
If you can find a good explanatory topic, that would also help.

You're the users, so it will be great if you can point others to any other good topics.

Thanks,
Bob

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                     *** A Catalogue of RootsChat Topics ***
          http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,234397.0.html
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Hi Bob, I am rather confused a few years back I did not have any problem in entering my surnames' underneath showed in posts'..nwt I need to rearange and add some names...call me a dope but I am lost to actually fill in the requested form as the buttons are ignoring me? . regards..from Diane..can you help me please??