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Title: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: trystan on Friday 02 January 04 22:34 GMT (UK)
Our first Poll - rememeber you too can start off a Poll in any of the Boards here if you wish to.

The question of this poll is "Do you think RootsChat will be of help to you?" (in researching you family tree).  ::)  Answer by clicking above.

(Only registered users of RootsChat will see the voting buttons)  :'(
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Eleanor on Wednesday 07 January 04 22:01 GMT (UK)
You are doing great! I have already found another generation of the Welsh side of my mothers family.
Eleanor
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Robert on Sunday 11 January 04 22:28 GMT (UK)
It seems to be a really good site. I have already found quite a few useful links and I'm sure it will lead to more information for me.

Robert.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Kazza on Monday 12 January 04 01:37 GMT (UK)
It already been of use to me too,  the links you have listed have helped too. 8)

Kazza.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: arana 80 on Monday 19 January 04 02:54 GMT (UK)
I Have found it most useful to date and look forward to continuing as a member.
I'm a registered member but I can't find the voting buttons.

The question of this poll is "Do you think RootsChat will be of help to you?" (in researching you family tree).  ::)  Answer by clicking above.

(Only registered users of RootsChat will see the voting buttons)  :'(
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Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: trystan on Monday 19 January 04 06:47 GMT (UK)
Can anybody else see who is logged in see the voting buttons?

(By the way, if you have already voted, the buttons disappear)

Trystan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Chris in 1066Land on Thursday 29 January 04 14:28 GMT (UK)
Hi there

This site seems to be excellent and very very user friendly and I love the ability to be able to attach images to the messages; great, keep up the good work.

The question "DO YOU THINK ROOTS CHAT WILL BE OF SOME HELP TO YOU" is very difficult to answer honestly as you only have three choices - Yes, No or Dont Know.

From past experience of Local & Family History I have found it more enjoyable to be able to help others in their quest for Ancestors, and get great satisfaction from solving difficult research enquires - so I therefore had to reply as 'No' or 'Dont Know' (I'll keep it secret as to which I chose), rather than being positive and saying Yes.

Think about it, is it better to give rather than receive?

Chris in 1066Land (Hastings)

 
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: RootsChat on Thursday 29 January 04 14:35 GMT (UK)
Chris,

I must agree there is something really exciting trying to solve other people's genealogy or local history puzzles. In a way it's like being a crosword fan and you're asked to solve other people's crossword for them!

I like the grave images that you've put on your messages already. It's going to get really good when everybody starts putting on images!

RootsChat Admin
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Chris in 1066Land on Thursday 29 January 04 15:24 GMT (UK)
Hi Admin

Didn't know you were lurking in the background.

I would have said that it was more like picking up a partly completed crossword that has been discarded as it could not be finished - all the clues are there, but some help is required.

Oh, and by the way, I have over 5000 grave images of memorials in Lewes, East Sussex.

Chris in 1066Land (Hastings)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: axelaust on Sunday 01 February 04 19:53 GMT (UK)

I would like to think so - any chance of finding out new resources or familyconnections has to be a positive.

axelaust
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: findem on Tuesday 03 February 04 09:37 GMT (UK)
It's early days but this site has all the signs of being one of the best.  The moderators appear to be friendly and helpful which is a big plus, as is being a user friendly site.  Another big plus is that the site does not deposit a Tracking Cookie on your PC, so many sites do, Spybot tells me so !!  ;D .
 
It's now 18 July 2004 and time to update my comments above.

RootsChat has been a tremendous help to me, I've received and given more info than on any other board, the Fewell topic started by Julied on the Essex board is a prime example.  I am so impressed and happy with RootsChat that I have had no compunction at all about recommending it to quite a few people and I can recognise at least three of them on RootsChat.  So, many thanks to Administrators and Moderators, your hard work has paid off.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: johnupatree on Thursday 05 February 04 20:11 GMT (UK)
Just thought I would add my views on the subject, the answer from me is a resounding yes. I say that because after two years of searching for a branch of the SMYTH family, I found them via RootsChat and a fellow chatter.
I have also managed to help one other person in a very small way, that feels almost as good.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Coriolana on Sunday 08 February 04 04:07 GMT (UK)
I really hope so.  I've been working on my Australian ancestors and am starting to move towards England, Ireland and Scotland.  I hope this forum will assist me and others that don't live in the UK.

regards
Carol from OZ
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: junef on Wednesday 11 February 04 08:45 GMT (UK)
Im sure it will.
It looks good from what Ive seen up to now. Good luck and best wishes to all users.

June
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Swift5 on Friday 19 March 04 11:30 GMT (UK)
 ;D

I'd say 'definitely'.  I haven't actually found anyone yet, but I HAVE had some useful pointers.  And - as someone else has said - it is early days for the site/
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jim charman on Sunday 04 April 04 17:28 BST (UK)
 I know that roots chat will be of use to me as I have several replies already
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: suey on Tuesday 06 April 04 08:34 BST (UK)

I'm sure this site is set to be one of the best - I only began looking at Family History about a year ago so am still a beginner.

If I can add a thought or answer a question for someone then I will but have to admit I sometimes feel pretty inadequate when in the company of so many knowledgable people.

The attachment and search facility is realy usefull

Congratulations to all involved
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Kazza on Tuesday 06 April 04 22:39 BST (UK)
Suey,

We hope that Rootschat is friendly enough so that you needn't feel afraid to offer help to anyone.  All help is welcomed and we positively encourage you to offer suggestions.

We are all learning,  and those who say they already know it all are probably not visiting this site.  ;)

Kazza.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Marjorie on Tuesday 06 April 04 22:55 BST (UK)
Oh yes, very much so!    Not only because of the very helpful people who look up Census details, but every time I log on I find something of interest or leads to other sites etc. and also information from those who are obviously very experienced researchers.     This is a brilliant site -  many congratulations and thanks to all concerned.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Janine on Sunday 02 May 04 14:54 BST (UK)
 :D
It has been very helpful to me .. speaking as one who is researching English roots from far away Canada, eh..

Just yesterday someone found my gr. grandfathers household in 1891 census for me ...and I found my grandfather had yet another sister!  I have also now broken the 1800 barrier.
So, many thanks.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: james dow on Monday 03 May 04 13:38 BST (UK)
yea i think dis site will we gr8 help to people  ;D

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: aussieshirl on Tuesday 11 May 04 07:22 BST (UK)
hello everyone!
i am a new member, and i just have to tell you how impressed i am with this site,i'm not usually a chatroom user but am sure to use this  :D i have spent several hours over last few days just cruising the site to see what's what
so thanks in advance from a grateful aussie as i'm sure to be posting help wanted queries.
regards, aussieshirl
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Chris in 1066Land on Tuesday 11 May 04 08:55 BST (UK)
H there Aussieshirl

Thanks for those kind words, and yes, we all share your enthusiasm for this site.
Everyone on here is so friendly and are ready to fall over backwards to help each other in our respective ancestral quests.
Look forward to seeing your 'lookup' requests posted in the very near future.

Chris in 1066Land
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Kazza on Tuesday 11 May 04 22:09 BST (UK)
Hi there Aussieshirl,   :D

And welcome to Rootschat.  I look forward to reading your postings in the future.

Thank you for your kind words,  we all try to make it as informal and friendly as possible so no-one should be afraid to ask any kind of question.

Kazza.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: trystan on Thursday 13 May 04 09:11 BST (UK)
Welcome aboard AussieShirl !

If you have any problems or questions then we are only a few clicks away :)

Good luck in your searches

Trystan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: aussieshirl on Friday 14 May 04 01:15 BST (UK)
hi Chris, Kazza and Trystan,
thanks for your warm welcome, I'm really enjoying the site, there's plenty to check out, so it will keep me busy for a day or two!!
regards, aussieshirl :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: GRACELAND on Tuesday 18 May 04 16:05 BST (UK)
 :) Hi and Welcome to our band of tree makers  ;D

   all the best with your family history ; ::)
                GRACELAND.
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Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: granny13 on Thursday 20 May 04 18:05 BST (UK)
Welcome to the site, I am a fairly new member but everyone is so friendly helpful people just can't fail to love it.

Jean
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: waralan on Friday 21 May 04 18:57 BST (UK)
Hi all,
       Yes Roots Chat has been helpful to me, though I think I have become a boring guest.
        What has proven hard to me is that while I know my grandfather was born Aug. 13, 1865 in Lincolnshire,  I know nothing of his parents.
        I know he arrived in the States in 1901.  I also know he married my grandmother in McLean County, North Dakota, in 1908.
         Furthermore I ran off a 1930 census list for Horse Shoe Valley Township in 1930.  He is listed as being 65 years old.
        I know he died in the same township of McLean County in 1952.  I am not sure of the exact date, but I could get a copy from our State capital in about a week.
      Having said all that, what is really confusing is how to fill in the blanks.
       
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: bekahsgran on Tuesday 22 June 04 22:27 BST (UK)
 :)Hi
I think you have a great site here, and I have found it really useful.
I love the fact that it gives us all a chance to help others who don't happen to live near to the location of their research, and those who are only just starting in this mad, addictive world that we call 'genealogy' (my hubby calls it 'trawling the dead!!!!!!)
Keep up the good work :-\
Anne

Website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~annesgenealogy/index.html
Researching Websdale, Jillings, Lovett, Egmore, Plunkett and Bone in Norfolk and Suffolk
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: waralan on Tuesday 22 June 04 23:13 BST (UK)
Hi,
      Yes Roots Chat has been a help to me, albeit a guide.
       What makes things differencult is I keep comming up with slighly different dates for his birth.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: essexbird2004 on Monday 12 July 04 10:54 BST (UK)
I have been a memeber of rootsChat for about a month?, i have met more people researching the same tree and found out more info on my family in that month than i have in a year of using other sites.

This is an excellent site, keep up the good work!!

Kath x
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cowboy on Monday 12 July 04 21:29 BST (UK)
Hi
Having registered only a week or so ago, I haven`t broken through my brick wall yet, but browsing through the postings it seems to be one of the friendliest sites i`ve visited,and there is a wealth of information and advice to hand.
Things can only get EVEN
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: audrey on Thursday 15 July 04 19:47 BST (UK)
Hi
just wanted you all to know with the help of this site I have just sent off for 2 more birth certs. and I wait with bated breath that after  many years of family cover ups I am about to finde my Grandfathers  parents If this is the right birth cert I have been looking for a man 10 years older than he realy was and looking in Ireland when he was born on my doorstep thank you so much for all your help and I will keep my fingers crossed that this is him cant wait for the postman crazy or what
audrey
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rosiedim on Thursday 15 July 04 23:03 BST (UK)
This site is the best thing since blue smarties!  It's like having a genealogical encyclopaedia right there to look through.  Congratulations, as someone else said it can only get better!   Once question, why when I click on faces do they appear in my box as letters?   ???

Moderator Comment: Ah, but mysteriously they then change back into little smilie faces again :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Geoff of Devon on Wednesday 21 July 04 13:35 BST (UK)
 :D I have been using Rootschat for a couple of weeks now and have found it really  useful.
Thanks to the kindness of other users, I have managed to find some of my grandmothers cousins who emigrated to the USA. Now all I have to do is deduce their living offspring!  ::)
Unlike other sites, the structural breakdown into well monitored geographical areas means that when you post questions, help is much closer than you think.
Best of all there are no annoying adverts that rob you of bandwidth, wasting time and money >:(. Those of us with landline limitations due to our UK location really appreciate this. I especially like the self-help hyperlinks that are posted.
 ??? Maybe a 'nice to have' feature could be a notification icon when someone is looking into a question for you. Say the shield from their profile flashes near your question title that can be turned on and off by the helper? This is not a negative comment as by the way people on this site have responded so far, it would not surprise me if some well thought out solution doesn't appear post haste!
Geoff.  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: trystan on Wednesday 21 July 04 13:54 BST (UK)
Hey Geoff,

I like the "flashing family crest thing" idea - it would be a bit like when you call for  the assistance on an aeroplane, which lights a little indicator above you - then they reset it when they have helped you. I like it - I'll look into it for you.

Trystan
RootsChat Admin
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Geoff of Devon on Wednesday 21 July 04 14:02 BST (UK)
Trystan, Glad you like the idea. Best to reduce any crest in scale as it's a bit big at the moment for just an indicator. You've got the gist  :D Geoff.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: GRACELAND on Saturday 24 July 04 19:25 BST (UK)
 :D IT s been a great help to me already
 And i have made quite a few freinds on this site ,
         I look in most days to see whats been posted !!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: suey on Saturday 24 July 04 23:53 BST (UK)

Graceland - You're smiley hug made me jump - there he was with his little arms spread out and suddenly he was off, hugging himself with glee - I love it, I want one, where did you find him ?
Suey
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Bee on Sunday 25 July 04 08:33 BST (UK)
I voted yes :)
I've already been helped, so a big THANK YOU to those that have helped and keep up the good work
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Shirley Sweetland on Sunday 25 July 04 09:37 BST (UK)
Hi all,
       Yes Roots Chat has been helpful to me, though I think I have become a boring guest.
        What has proven hard to me is that while I know my grandfather was born Aug. 13, 1865 in Lincolnshire,  I know nothing of his parents.
        I know he arrived in the States in 1901.  I also know he married my grandmother in McLean County, North Dakota, in 1908.
         Furthermore I ran off a 1930 census list for Horse Shoe Valley Township in 1930.  He is listed as being 65 years old.
        I know he died in the same township of McLean County in 1952.  I am not sure of the exact date, but I could get a copy from our State capital in about a week.
      Having said all that, what is really confusing is how to fill in the blanks.
        

Hi there-have you the info from the 1881 census, if you send me his name and details you have I'll look for his record on the CD

Regards
SS
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: sandiep on Friday 30 July 04 17:34 BST (UK)
it already has been a great help after only a week

Chris in 1066land  you should have voted yes because if what you like doing is helping others then this site is helping you to feel fulfilled. so get in there and change your vote!!!!
( know get off my soapbox  no offence meant)

sandie


Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: GRACELAND on Friday 30 July 04 17:44 BST (UK)
:D Yea come on Chris change yer volt  ;D 
                                     ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: geniedi on Wednesday 04 August 04 21:55 BST (UK)
Definately Yes.

The site has been a great help to me. A very kind person has done a great deal of research in Bedfordshire for me on a line I am having great problems with. Every couple of weeks I get another instalment.

Since I joined it's definately grown and I'm sure given a little bit of time will be the BEST. :) :) :)

I come on here more and more now. Other sites are going down this is on the UP :) :) :)

Brilliant bunch of people

Diane
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Pollynation on Sunday 08 August 04 21:41 BST (UK)
i think this site is brilliant. i found it by accident really. was on another site when a link came up, so i looked. I have been stuck on both mine and my husband's trees. within 3 days of posting a question on this site i had full information for relatives and census details.

The people on here are all so helpful if at all possible, want to say a big  thankyou to "Liam" for all his help.

Pauline

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: audrey on Saturday 14 August 04 18:33 BST (UK)
I have been a menber of this amazing site since it started I have very limited knowledge of computers so in order to get the best out of a site it needs to be easy to use not everyone picks things up like you young ones I promote this site to everyone I talk to the people are so helpfull and friendly and I have had loads of help all for nothing my grandmother used to say you never get owt for nowt how I wish she were hear today so I could prove her wrong
audrey
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: trystan on Saturday 14 August 04 22:02 BST (UK)
Audrey,

Thank you for your compliments - and for passing on RootsChat to your everybody too. The chances are, the more people that read a message on RootsChat, the more chance that somebody might have an idea that might help.

Your grandmother was right - you never get owt for nowt - the way that RootsChat works is by how helpful everybody else is - the more everybody mucks in, the more  the RootsChatters get out.

So let's all muck in, we can all help somebody some way or other, even if it's just a thought, a question, an inkling or just an idea.

Trystan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Anjo on Tuesday 24 August 04 04:51 BST (UK)
I think this has great promise for being a number I spot for ancestor hunting. You can sit for hours searching on your computer and become quite isolated from reality and its great to talk to others about ither your problems or theirs in your research.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: geniedi on Tuesday 24 August 04 10:43 BST (UK)
I totally agree with you.

Another site I subscribe to (and pay for) is getting harder and harder for it's users to enjoy. A lot of bad feeling and back biting going on.

You don't need that on a genealogy site. This is a welcome oasis after going on there for a little while.

Diane :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Anjo on Tuesday 24 August 04 11:24 BST (UK)
I'm glad you understand what I was trying to say. I always thought this was a friendly site and you don't feel and idiot if you make a tiny mistake. people are very helpful and friendly here. Long may it continue!!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Reggie on Tuesday 24 August 04 11:34 BST (UK)
I have found this site one of the most helpful.  I am quite happy with a couple of people who have gone out of their way to provide photos requests of places that I am unable to get to.  Especially the inscriptions inside St Mary's Church, Shalford, the graves in Bexley Heath, Kent and St Nicholas Church Southfleet grave.  A great big thankyou to those who assisted me.  The pics certainly enhance myproject as wellas providing very interesting information.

Reg
Canberra, Australia
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: celia on Friday 27 August 04 16:31 BST (UK)
I have hit a few brick walls over the last 3 years on variouse tree's  :( so i am hoping to knock some of these walls down with the help of this brilliant site and friendly people,but that will come later.I must say it's nice being able to chat to people about genealogy whith out boring them to death. Have any of you discovered the word that us genies should never use & newies should know about?I did, and only a few weeks ago i found i had gone up the wrong tree 2 years ago :'(
All that work wasted.,  and it wasnt the first time.what's the word?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Darcy on Friday 27 August 04 23:59 BST (UK)


Hi celia  :D

I also went up the wrong tree at one stage and the word I used could not be printed here! 8)

Aaron
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Boongie Pam on Saturday 28 August 04 11:47 BST (UK)
Celia,

You have me intrigued... ???

I've been along a wrong branch only once but with such a degree of confidence it was difficult to back track.  It was more of a "Eureka" moment though...

What's the word...

Pam
 ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: madbadrob on Saturday 28 August 04 12:49 BST (UK)
I can think of a few words but those most pernient.  Dont ASSUME check all sources dont trust anyone elses work.  Dont trust the IGI want me to go on lol.  All in all CHECK your facts

Rob
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Bob Munson on Saturday 28 August 04 16:57 BST (UK)
  Yes, Looking forward to making many contacts ,


Researching,
                        MUNSON. FAIRWEATHER. FELL .DOWLING. PEACHEY. HUMPHRIES. PARISH.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: minime on Saturday 28 August 04 17:21 BST (UK)
I must say that eventhough my family is still being difficult in tracing that this has by far been the most helpful of sites. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Su on Saturday 28 August 04 18:01 BST (UK)
If I can fathom out how to use the site.  So far I'm completely baffled.
Su
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Su on Saturday 28 August 04 18:07 BST (UK)
I think I must be a bit thick, I'm trying to find out how to start using the site to help people trace ancestors from Cheshire and Lancashire through Census, but this is the only bit I've managed to get on.  I went to chat room for help but there was nobody there, when I tried to get out of chat room by clicking on cross the whole thing went off and I had to login three times.  Can anybody help me please.  How do I start posting?
Any help greatly received.
Sue
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Anjo on Saturday 28 August 04 18:16 BST (UK)
Scroll to top of page and where you see leaves you see general click that and scroll down the page till you find what you are looking for.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Su on Saturday 28 August 04 20:02 BST (UK)
Thank you Anjo, it took me a month to fathom out what login meant !  Now you know what you are up against.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Anjo on Saturday 28 August 04 20:09 BST (UK)
Glad you are finding your way its a bit daunting at first but its well worth trying every avenue as this is a great site.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Su on Saturday 28 August 04 20:11 BST (UK)
I agree, I only found it by chance yesterday, and am now hooked.  Sorry darling you will have to get your own supper.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: celia on Monday 30 August 04 00:17 BST (UK)
Aaron, yes those are a few others ;D
Pam. Bob got it right the word is Presume
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: normah on Sunday 05 September 04 00:27 BST (UK)
Absolutely flummoxed myself, how did you manage it.

Norma
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: arthur on Thursday 16 September 04 10:51 BST (UK)
yes tell me what to do please
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Olly on Tuesday 21 September 04 16:30 BST (UK)
Hi, I' ve only been registered for a few days but I'm hooked!
I've had help already and I hope I have been able to help someone else. I posted a reply to a query which I hope was of help.
So yes was the way I voted.
Well done Rootschat! I was stuck and getting very fed up but now I've got a new lease of life!!

There's so much to learn about research and this site!!
A big big thank you to everyone!!

Ps How do I use the faces?

Rgards, Olly
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: M.T.H on Tuesday 21 September 04 16:41 BST (UK)
Hi Olly,

Nice to hear that you are enjoying the site ;D

By 'the faces' do you mean the animated smileys or the little ones at the top when you post a message?

Ok,first the animated ones,if you go here there are instructions for how you do it,

http://www.rootschat.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11436.msg37805#msg37805

The other ones at the top are easier,when you want to use one just click on the ones you want to use as you need them.They wont appear as smileys until you preview and eventually post the message.

Go on,have a play,its fun ;D

Hope this helps,Mick ;)

Ps. you can try stuff out on the 'just trying this out' thread.

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Olly on Thursday 23 September 04 20:36 BST (UK)
Re: Smileys.
Thanks MickeyM. I'll certainly have a go when next I've got time.
Regards Olly
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Amy K on Thursday 23 September 04 20:49 BST (UK)
Rootschat has been a help to me, over and over and over and, well you get the idea.

Even if it just to preserve my genealogical sanity...

  :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: trystan on Thursday 23 September 04 21:26 BST (UK)
RootsChat has been a help to me too - it's kept me out of the pub, and improved my typing skills - it's also shown me how lovely and helpful every RootsChatter is !

Trystan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: MarieC on Tuesday 12 October 04 04:05 BST (UK)
It already has been a huge help to me!  There are such helpful people in this group!  I look forward to being a member for a long time and hope to be able to help others as I have been helped!

MarieC
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: chrianne on Tuesday 12 October 04 15:43 BST (UK)
I have already found some new information about my family tree, and also found a cousin,well 3rd cousin once removed, that I didn't know existed!

So I would say the answer is a big YES.

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: sal on Thursday 14 October 04 23:50 BST (UK)
hi everyone
                 i have only recently found this site, and it will be a great help to me, i have already found some info by just browsing through the posts great site, thankyou.
                                     sue
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: breda gaffy on Friday 15 October 04 00:28 BST (UK)
i'm hopeing rootchat will be able to help, but i don't know how to get started, the names i'm interested in are flanagan and pickston,  where do i go from here breda
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: juddee on Thursday 21 October 04 18:36 BST (UK)
I have only recently discovered Rootschat and find that it is just so easy to navigate around the sites and  information given is very helpful and interesting.  It is the first site I go to when researching on-line.  Keep up the great work :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: juddee on Saturday 30 October 04 08:05 BST (UK)
I just have to say what a pleasure it is to use Rootschat . ;D ;D  I have only been registered for a short while but have found it so easy to navigate around the site to find any information that I can use.  I have discovered sites I didn't know existed and have used them to great advantage. I am also slowly reading through the sites and the one thing that stands out is how helpful and friendly everyone is. This site is a credit to all who use it. Rootschat is the first site I log onto and I very much appreciate all the help given me so far by my fellow searchers.
Thank you to everyone - take a bow!! 
Regards Juddee 
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Ticker on Saturday 30 October 04 16:17 BST (UK)
Hi Juddee.  You're right!  It's a great site.  Hope you get as much from it as I have.

All the best.

Ticker
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Heather D on Saturday 30 October 04 16:27 BST (UK)
Welcome Juddee  :)

Haven't been here long myselg but agree with you on all counts!

Heather
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lloydy on Saturday 30 October 04 18:04 BST (UK)
Welcome Juddee ;)

This is, by far, my favourite genealogy site.  Everyone one is prepared to help you in your research, and so friendly ;D

You should try the Chat room when it's up and running again - we have such a laugh.  I hope it's working again soon coz I'm getting withdrawal symptoms!!!!!! LOL

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Kazza on Sunday 31 October 04 03:12 GMT (UK)
Juddee,

I am glad you are enjoying RootsChat,  and getting help from us.  We do our best to give everyone a friendly welcome here.

And thank you for the kind words.  ;D

Kazza.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: exessexgirl on Sunday 31 October 04 14:02 GMT (UK)
I just want to say that this site is fantastic. There is so much help out there for people like me to access. thank you to everyone who have taken the time to do the lookups I've requested and to answer the questions I have posted. Your help is very much appreciated. Keep up the brilliant work. T :-*hank's Rootschat
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Ticker on Sunday 31 October 04 14:24 GMT (UK)
Welcome to the site exessexgirl!  Hope you get as much out of the site as I have. 
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: trystan on Sunday 31 October 04 23:32 GMT (UK)
Essexgirl,

RootsChat is only as good as everybody who "chips in" - thank you to everybody who has signed up, and replied to a few messages - after all that's what keeps it going!

Trystan
RootsChat Caretaker
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: exessexgirl on Friday 05 November 04 15:30 GMT (UK)
I'm hooked ;)There's so many helpful people and I've already got information I would never have been able to locate. People are so kind and polite, even though sometimes they are given very little to work on. I think this is a terrific site, and have passed it on to all my contacts. Thank you everyone :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: celia on Wednesday 17 November 04 12:41 GMT (UK)
Since i joined Rootschat in August? I now have about a hundred more ancestors,and thats just on one tree. I have leared so much. History, Geography,moving piccy's around. Plus lot's more,  I also have new interests.So i would like to thank Rootschat  it's moderaters, and others who have sent me so much information and taught me so much. It seems a long time since some of you were with me on just trying this out. Didn't we have fun ;D

Celia
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Kazza on Wednesday 17 November 04 14:15 GMT (UK)
We did have fun Celia,  thanks to you for starting that thread.

And thanks for the kind words.  RootsChat is a success because of everyone who tries to help their fellow Family Historians.  It is a helpful,  knowledgable,  friendly community,  that we should all be proud of.  ;D

Kazza.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: suey on Wednesday 17 November 04 21:08 GMT (UK)
Ab so bloomin lutely  On what other website could you get your Smilie fixed.. ;D

I'd been having a 'fiddle' and lost my smilie lightbulb  :'(

Daft I know but I realy missed the poor liddle fella' and could not get him back..off I went to tech help and voilah! there he is, back safe and sound.. :D


Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: arana 80 on Thursday 18 November 04 01:00 GMT (UK)
Have not posted many queries though I have had a good strike rate so far, on the ones I have posted.
Wishing the site every success, and am sure there is plenty to be gained for those members who continue to use it.
arana 80 
Title: Re: Sharing Useful Links
Post by: Lauraine on Thursday 18 November 04 22:19 GMT (UK)
Hi Kazza:

Thank you for the link of ACTS OF RANDOM KINDNESS.  Can see this will be a useful site.

Have been off on a tangent searching historical data on one of my relies involved in the Louis Riel Rebellion - fascinating stuff.  Also been away and out doing pics of ancestors graves.  Putting off looking for Wales relatives - COOMBS - until more information comes to hand.  Research on Shetland going great.

Great site!

Lauraine
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jue on Saturday 18 December 04 18:38 GMT (UK)
the answer is a massive YES,i have only been a member for a couple of days and posted a few messages,but right away people have been only too willing to help,and looked up information for me,which has been a big help.i also like the format of the site,in which you can go to the different counties.everyone is so helpful and friendly.i love it.hope soon i will be able to maybe help somebody myself..........brilliant ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: landvaettir on Tuesday 04 January 05 12:51 GMT (UK)
 ;D Yeah.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: exessexgirl on Wednesday 05 January 05 16:19 GMT (UK)
I've been a registered user of the site for the past 6 months or so, and have had loads of help and pointers from other users. A massive YES from me ;D
.....Lyn
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Reggie on Thursday 06 January 05 05:49 GMT (UK)
Yes, a great site. Very helpful people.

Reg
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Steve Ley on Thursday 06 January 05 06:41 GMT (UK)
This site is a very useful addition to the other sites i use, and one of the friendliest. ;D

Steve.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Pips on Friday 07 January 05 12:32 GMT (UK)
This site is definately useful.Have had lots of help and found lots of ancestors thanks to all the great roots chatters Pips
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: azza on Friday 28 January 05 12:07 GMT (UK)

yes, and yes  i found them very very helpful and thanks i azza leaving far far could arrange my family through them as much as they can and hope we will continue the link
i am appreciating v much the help giving to me through them tks and have i wounderful sucsses always no.1
azza
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: janetm on Tuesday 01 February 05 12:05 GMT (UK)
What a brilliant and friendly site, have told all my friends and aquaintances and they are now all registering!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Davy Boy on Saturday 05 February 05 23:56 GMT (UK)
After stumbling around in the dark for so long I could not believe that in such a short space of time I was contacted with information that far exceeded my expectations.
Thank you's go to Joe and Pauline for their help
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: carol sea on Sunday 06 February 05 14:09 GMT (UK)
 :)
Fantastic site! Have had so much help from members, some of which has helped point me in the right direction ( I hope).
Amazing how many amateur genealogists there are out there and how much they know.

Thanks Rootschat! Where would we be without you? ???
 Carol
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Cecilia on Wednesday 09 February 05 22:53 GMT (UK)
Rootschat has been more than helpful, and everyone is so friendly to us newcomers, within 24 hours I had found enogh family to populate a small city. Particular thanks to Carol and Jonathan.  Hope one day to learn enough to help others.

Keep up the good work  ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: exessexgirl on Sunday 13 February 05 14:28 GMT (UK)
I've posted quite a few queries on the site, and have had much help. Yes, Rootschat has DEFINATELY been helpful to me ;DLyn
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: JacquiY on Wednesday 16 February 05 22:33 GMT (UK)
A definite YES!!!  I've only been a member for week (is that all!!!) but already people have been kind and welcoming!!  (Thanks, JanetM and Darcy!!).  The willingness of members to be of help is heartwarming.   I also like the layout of the site - it's so user friendly and the diversity of the topics it covers is astounding!  I am now a RootsChat Addict!!!  Jax
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: lyndsey on Sunday 27 February 05 22:02 GMT (UK)
Hi-ya Rootwebbers.

The help came thick and fast!!!  there isn't any need for me go looking at othersites, the people here are considerate and helpfull that goes without saying what a great bunch.!!!

Thank's to you Rootschat for providing this most excellent site. I had only been introduced to the site by another member 2 weeks ago. (thanks Martyn) and within a day or so of starting out the help came pouring in.  Via .... (JeannieR, Darcy, Kriss, Sarah, Martyn).

So May Rootschat  reign victorious
And so say all of us...........
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: exessexgirl on Monday 28 February 05 06:22 GMT (UK)
I've had lots of very positive help from many people using this site, and the people are always very friendly. There's also much information providing links. Yes Rootschat has been a big help to me. thank you Rootschat and fellow users.................. Lyn
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: raygriffiths139 on Monday 28 February 05 10:48 GMT (UK)
What a great site after just a few days I was put on the right track and I'm now hoping to complete my research very soon.  I also found some info for one of our chatters and he sent me a very complimentary letter what a Buzzzzzzzz.

And the answer to your question is a very big YES. :) :)

Ray
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: wjsmyth on Monday 28 February 05 22:14 GMT (UK)
i hope rootschat will be of some use to me.i have tried several
sites,for my smyth ancestors from county down ireland.but so far have had no sucess in tracing any of my family,i have requested if someone could look up the 1901 census for dunsford county down for a malcolm and bridget smyth they were married in dunsford r.c.chapel in 1894 and thier place of residence was given as chapeltown,i wondered if they were still in the area in 1901. the people in northern ireland dont seem to be very helpfull on lookups.or is it just me that is not getting my message across,in the right way   best wishes w.j smyth ???
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: eddunc on Friday 18 March 05 23:41 GMT (UK)
YES

eddie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: DeniseG on Friday 25 March 05 02:52 GMT (UK)
I dunno...I am lost here..wandering about like a lost sheep I am  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: corbie on Friday 25 March 05 03:54 GMT (UK)
It already has!
   In the few weeks I've been a member the wonderful folks on this site have given me info' on people I've been searching for for years!!
  This has to be the best site for genealogy and life in general to come on the web!!
             Thankyou All!!
                     Corbie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: tarnee on Friday 25 March 05 04:31 GMT (UK)
Yes

in the few months that l have been a member a few kind people have helped me. Took a while to understand how it worked ??? but l am getting there, l like to browse through messages and have found some good sites to go to and some good tips. So thank you everyone for making this such a great place to come.  :D

tarnee
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Nessie on Friday 25 March 05 06:23 GMT (UK)
Have received so much help that it has encouraged me to restart my research after a break of a couple of years. I was up against a brick wall before I found this site.
Many thanks to all those who give their time to help and encourage other people.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: exessexgirl on Friday 25 March 05 10:50 GMT (UK)
The people on this site never cease to amaze me with the help they give and the information that is readily passed on. Yes, the site has helped me many times, and I would like to say thank you to you all..............Lyn
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: XPhile2868 on Friday 25 March 05 10:58 GMT (UK)
Rootschat seems to be a unique site on the Internet, unless there are other genealogy forums.

Of course its of help to me - anyone even considering reaserching family history should visit this site if they can.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Bryt on Sunday 27 March 05 19:54 BST (UK)
A resounding YES!!  I have already received so much help from other members, I can't believe it.
Its now my favourite site that I visit first every time I log on.
Best wishes to everyone and good luck in your search for your ancestors.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Melaniejoy on Monday 28 March 05 01:57 BST (UK)
I have to give this one a resounding yes.
Not only have I gone further with my original family tree (compiled by a G.Uncle in the 70's but I have taken the tree back at least four generations.
I have found family for my sis in law including an online picture of her Great Grandfather.
And countless other little clues!!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Bee on Sunday 03 April 05 20:48 BST (UK)
I voted early on in this thread that it had been of help to me but the info that's been provided especially this weekend has given me a lot more twigs and branches to look up so a very BIG thankyou to everyone who has helped.

Bee
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: carol sea on Tuesday 05 April 05 15:55 BST (UK)
Fabulous site! Have managed ,so far, to trace one branch of my family back to 1715, thanks to lots of help on here and a few lucky breaks!!
Keep up the good work. What else would we do on rainy afternoons? (Well I suppose there are a few things...)

Carol ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: exessexgirl on Wednesday 06 April 05 13:58 BST (UK)
The people on this site never cease to amaze me with the help they give and the information that is readily passed on. Yes, the site has helped me many times, and I would like to say thank you to you all..............Lyn
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Sunday 10 April 05 13:08 BST (UK)
rootschat has been a very good help to me and i will continue to use it also i have told a few friends about it.    Great web site. Thank you.   gladys1
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rhial on Sunday 10 April 05 21:54 BST (UK)
I cannot thank everyone enough for the help that they have given me in my family search.  This also includes help on identifying different districts, areas, Churches etc when you are not familiar with the area your relatives lived at.  I have found out more about my ancestors in a couple of weeks with Roots Chat, than what I have for the past eighteen months trying to do it by myself.  I'm only hoping that I'll be able to repay some of that help back.
Kind regards and best wishes to all
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Jan1B on Sunday 10 April 05 22:21 BST (UK)
Yes
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mimosa on Sunday 10 April 05 22:29 BST (UK)
Yes Rootschat has been VERY GOOD for me

I am researching some very uncommon name (LOL) Brown Smith and Wood and I was browsing through the website and came across someone who had asked for the same family census as I was looking for and low and behold she was looking for her Gt Grandad who turned out to be the brother of mt Gt Grandad, now these were Brown's.

Mimosa ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: bell on Saturday 16 April 05 21:55 BST (UK)
hi it has been very helpful with my cheshire family allso scotland and ireland from bell
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: barbinoz on Thursday 21 April 05 14:30 BST (UK)
Definitely YES!!
The people on this site have helped me so much, thank you to you all.
Everyone is so friendly & willing to help. It's wonderful!
We need all the help we can get living in the Antipodes!
Family research by remote control!
I also love the security, the site works really well.
Barbara   8)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Trini on Sunday 15 May 05 17:57 BST (UK)
I'd like to be able to go on there to help others, so would prefer a regional chatsite.

However, I did enjoy the experience, and may go into the chatroom again at some time.

Trin
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Sunday 15 May 05 18:30 BST (UK)
Just would like to say again that i have been very pleased with rootschat helpers as i have got loads of information which i would never have got and they are all ever so friendly. ] :)  Thank you.  Much Appreciated.    gladys1
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Davy Boy on Monday 16 May 05 08:15 BST (UK)
Hy wife and I have both had a fantastic response from Rootschat. It is a wondeful site. Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Alice.P on Tuesday 24 May 05 23:59 BST (UK)
Without a doubt the best family research forum on the web.

Alice
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: lyndsey on Thursday 26 May 05 10:05 BST (UK)
I should say so
It already has been a great help to me, in my research. The members are a super bunch! and always willing to help fab site. And so say all of us.
Would'nt go anywhere else
Lyndsey
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: manui on Monday 30 May 05 09:27 BST (UK)
  Had a reply about something within an hour - amazingly fast, thankyou. Could also give someone else a bit of help.
Manui
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Flipster on Monday 30 May 05 09:30 BST (UK)
dont know how I survived without it!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: tarnee on Tuesday 31 May 05 06:06 BST (UK)
Hi,

l posted my gggrandfather's name a few weeks ago, a couple of days later a chap sent me a pm, he had typed in the browers a surname which led him to my post at Rootschat, he then joined and was able to pm me. His ggggrandfather was my gggrandfather's brother. He has worked on the family tree for the past ten years and now l have helped him fill in the missing pieces. l thought we were a small family turns out in those days they had 8-12 children its big. l never in my wildest dreams thought that would happen so thank you RootsChat you are Ace in my books

Tarnee
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mallow on Saturday 04 June 05 20:30 BST (UK)
Has been a brilliant help got places I only dreamed of  :-*
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Tuesday 07 June 05 14:02 BST (UK)
Brilliant website had loads of very good replys and i woud like to aad rootschats web site on to my web site for more people to know about it.     gladys1  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Willow 4873 on Monday 13 June 05 22:53 BST (UK)
Yep had quite a few enquires through Genes Reunited lately

Rootschat always gets dropped in the message somewhere lol

Willow x
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rbangorreg on Tuesday 21 June 05 05:54 BST (UK)
hi WJSMYTH I am a new member of Rootschat and was brousing thought Rootschat,when the name WJ SMYTH brought back fond memory's of a friend I had in Bangor Co Down.His name was Paul SMYTH.,He lived in Bangor West renting a cottage with his mother and father around 1951-2.Paul and I would get the same steam train from Bangor to Belfast and back each day for about one year. He worked at Thomas MacMillan in Belfast(wholesale grocers) I think he may have gone to Bangor Intermediate school the same time as I did.(1949-51) It was so long ago I cannot recall any further info.Hope this may help you??   Rootschat is going to be of great help when I have worked out to what to do. good luck----Bangorreg.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Willow 4873 on Tuesday 21 June 05 13:44 BST (UK)
Hiya Bangorreg and welcome!

I do warn you that some of us are a bit batty though but thats just herediatry and highly contageous. Watch out for symptoms of swearing at the computer, banging your head off the desk, unfinished household jobs and the vacant eyed stare when someone is talking to you but your brain is off chasing that elusive ancestory

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any cure for this malady once you are exposed to it

Other than that I hope we can help you with your research and you make loads of new friends on here.  :D

Willow x
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: J.J. on Thursday 23 June 05 17:40 BST (UK)
  I already know it will be helpful, as I am a real newbie when it comes to county divisions and such....also, I need to learn how to word my requests better on the forum... I have already had some wonderful help from many rootschatters, and many who have offered to help on the chat...
  Everyone seems to pop into the common rooms for now, but once it has been discovered, I am sure the other rooms will be full as well! Have already started telling other searchers about it!
Thank you! :D J.J.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jmp on Thursday 23 June 05 23:59 BST (UK)
I have found the site quite extraordinary in the helpfulness of people.

I have already found a number of leads and a fellow Rootschatter who is researching a branch of my family.

Keep up the good work everyone

Jackie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rbangorreg on Friday 24 June 05 11:19 BST (UK)
HI W.J.SMYTH
   I posted some info which could be of help , but I made an error. Could you check REPLY#137.on 21-02-05.
Good luck. I think I have done wrong again.
 Bangorreg.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Davy Boy on Monday 27 June 05 22:59 BST (UK)
When my wife and I first used RootsChat we were a little sceptical???Now, this site has given us far more than we ever expected. You are so helpful and the information given is so precise. Thank you again for all your help
David & Margie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: J.J. on Tuesday 28 June 05 01:11 BST (UK)
I love this site!
   Have told many, put it on my website as a reccommended link, and also printed out posters for an event...Yes, there are posters to print out & spread the word about rootschat!
Here in the common room forum just scroll down to "have you posted a poster yet?
( i think there is a smiley face in the folder area...)
J.J.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: val54 on Tuesday 28 June 05 15:08 BST (UK)
I am a very new member of Rootschat and what can I say! The best thing since sliced bread? Cool? Fab?
In only a week, I have become acquainted with ancestors, their lives and their fortunes in more detail that I’d hoped. Particular thanks to Steve and Sue who have helped me in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire but to all you learned folk who are so generous and helpful with your time and info, may I say a huge thank you.

The messages are interesting to read, the links very useful, everyone is so friendly and it’s much more entertaining than the tele.

“Rootschat - long may you last!”

Val 54
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jimgillbanks on Tuesday 28 June 05 16:28 BST (UK)
Well, on day one I found a new source of information, so yes, it will be.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mallow on Tuesday 28 June 05 21:33 BST (UK)
There are not many as good for finding Relatives no job to big or too small Thanks a million for all my relatives. ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rbangorreg on Wednesday 29 June 05 05:23 BST (UK)
HI WILLOW 4873,
 I thank you for your very friendly WELCOME to Rootschat,(21-06-05) which has given me a real feeling of being welcome by all ROOTSCHAT'S members. And YES RootsChat will be a great help to me.
                           Good luck     Bangorreg.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rbangorreg on Wednesday 29 June 05 06:13 BST (UK)
HI J.J.
     

    Thank you for reply (23-06-05.) I am a bit late in replying
 as it is TAX & BAS time . I see you are a real newbie and have great help from fellow rootschatters, this is great to hear I have not got around to using commom rooms yet , I can see RootsChat is being great help to you .
         Good luck                 
                       Bangorreg.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rbangorreg on Wednesday 29 June 05 06:39 BST (UK)
HI DAVEY BOY.
        I thank you and your wife for your reply and am pleased that RootsChat and its members have been of such great help to you, I have only had great reports about RootsChat and all the help given.
                Good luck,
                              Bangorreg.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rbangorreg on Wednesday 29 June 05 06:55 BST (UK)
HI VAL 54,
             Thank you for your reply and welcome as a fellow new RootsChat member.I see you are getting a lot of info about your ancestors and know RootsChat will be as generous with me.
                                 Good luck.
                                                 bangorreg.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Wednesday 29 June 05 17:34 BST (UK)
Hi Val 54 welcome and enjoye rootschat as i have been doing and got loads of help which i will say` Yippee ` for rootschat. gladys1   :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: AnneMc on Wednesday 29 June 05 18:14 BST (UK)
Hello:
As a new user of this site. All I can say is that it is brillant!!!!!  I posted a message and got a reply and my brick wall was broken down!!! I had been stuck for years!!!  Thank you to everyone who has helped me.  I feel I have been able to repay back as I have help a few people my self.  I think genealogy is the best hobby to have as I have met lots of very nice people over the years some have become very close friends!!

Anne
Canada
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Dave Male on Tuesday 05 July 05 17:13 BST (UK)
A remarkable degree of success from the vast majority of my requests- and usually within a small number of hours   after posting. My favourite site - just wish I could keep up with all the new information I am receiving.

The tags idea is innovative, and helps writer and reader alike to focus on the most relevant parts of the requests.

Congratulations and Thanks - KR Dave
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Davy Boy on Tuesday 05 July 05 19:20 BST (UK)
I have been using RootsChat for a short period of time, my wife even less, we have been amazed at how quickly there has been responses to our enquiries, sometimes within minutes. Where the information comes from we do not know but, we are extremely grateful for the assistance given. Well done RootsChat and all the wonderful people who help
David
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Sybella on Saturday 16 July 05 15:27 BST (UK)
Yes, I have only been using it for a short while and already I have been helped with queries that makes everything fit together.  I am so pleased with the help I have received from Rootschat.
Sybella :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: wheeldon on Tuesday 02 August 05 18:52 BST (UK)
Hey, you are definitely the best!  The ultimate bit potatoes! I couldn't have done it without you.  I was a complete novice and from constantly picking everyone's brains I am now back to 1760 and oooh aaah misses does my tree have some meat on it!

I have never come across a site that has so many knowledgeable and helpful people and it seems, at least with me,  endless patience.  I do think that a lot of sites/people don't realise that there are people just starting out and there can be a lot a lot of snobbery about genealogy.  I think that this site promotes the message that we are looking for a common goal and if we share our findings we will all reach it much quicker.

Good on ya and keep it up as I've still got a million questions.
Fiona ???
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: GRACELAND on Tuesday 02 August 05 19:40 BST (UK)
Its . Helped Me and i have made loads of new friends as well ,
    Most Are very Nice People on Here Along with a Few very good People on here !!   ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Inchworm on Saturday 06 August 05 21:12 BST (UK)
Hi  :),
I think that Roots Chat is "the best". It's not stuffy and friendly people answer my sometimes obscure questions.
You have all helped me a lot.  I will help others if I can.
Keep up the good work.

 :) ;) :D ;D 8)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: big g on Sunday 07 August 05 12:23 BST (UK)
Hi - I hope so!, but up to now haven't had any replies to my requests for help on Caernarvonshire Board. re census.
hopefully,
Glenys :( :( :(       UPDATE
Glad to say, I have now had a lot of help on various boards. These people have spent a lot of time on my queries, giving me ideas off at a tangent - I was  still searching within the box!!.
BRILLIANT - WONDERFUL - FANTASTIC

can't do without Rootschat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)





Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: crouch on Monday 08 August 05 03:22 BST (UK)
I think Rootschat is a wonderful idea but I don't really understand what I do to click onto replies Judy.

Moderator Comment: e-mail removed, to avoid spamming and other abuses. Please use the PM system for exchanging personal data.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: crouch on Tuesday 09 August 05 01:00 BST (UK)
what is the PM system judy?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Tuesday 09 August 05 09:31 BST (UK)
Hi Judy,

Personal messages are like private postings to individuals, rather than the "public" topics and replies to topics.

See
How to use Roots Chat
Personal Messages
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,17109.0.html

for more info.

Bob

PS:  Welcome to RootsChat  :)

and if there's anything you want to know, keep asking  :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Jaci on Wednesday 17 August 05 17:29 BST (UK)
I've already found a distant cousin of mine on this website and even had several other people give me info THEY had about my family! How amazing! People helping people is wonderful! Thanks for such a great site!

Jaci
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: LESMO on Saturday 20 August 05 12:56 BST (UK)
I have tried other sites but RootsChat is "SIMPLY THE BEST".
Lesmo
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Saturday 20 August 05 14:15 BST (UK)
I agree with you LESMO.   gladys1    :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: imison on Saturday 20 August 05 15:37 BST (UK)
ROOTSCHAT is fantastic.

So many kind helpful people all helping one another.

IMISON
Title: Re "Will Roots Chat be of Help to You"
Post by: Mars Barr on Tuesday 23 August 05 10:39 BST (UK)
Hi
Thought my message will give hope to the many who are still stuck at brick walls, and also express mt thanks for the help given.

Wonderful news for me in tracking in down a link to my relatives in Canada. this very kind Roots Chatter, gave me names & addresses to contact, and Bingo, I struck gold, I am so grateful for that help, I`ve been searching for a link for some years now and was almost on the point of giving up.
Now I`ve been given fresh hopes of getting through some of the remaining brick walls that still exist, it just needs a clue.

How thankful I am for the help of others, there are so many kind people out there. I try whenever possible to see if I can be of help to someone, I cannot answer many of their questions, but sometimes I can find a little clue, and it does give me pleasure to know that I`m paying back in a small way for the help I`m being given.
My grateful thanks once more, especially for this site giving the opportunity for the help to be given.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ger_g on Thursday 01 September 05 19:52 BST (UK)
Hear hear mars bar :)

I've had SO MUCH help from rootschatters, and as a result my tree has grown from a seed to a sturdy sapling! Many, many thanks to EVERYONE for lookups, hints and some great laughs. Long live Rootschat!

Eternally grateful,

Ger :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ringwarrior on Thursday 08 September 05 23:42 BST (UK)
I have had more help than I could ever imagined. Look ups in census's that I don't have access to and parish registeres that even the Mormons don't know about!
Lots of really helpful, friendly people.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Mars Barr on Friday 09 September 05 09:56 BST (UK)
I too had information from parish records, a baptism that did not appear on the IGI site, I had searched all of that looking for an ancestor (my gt gt grandmother) eventually, with the help of a very kind lady trascribing the Buckinghamshire baptisms, I finally found her, baptised in 1814, I was then able to piece together more about her family, but this is still ongoing, many details yet to be discovered, her father was a soldier in the East Indies for over 15 years and I`m now searching for more children, possibly they were born overseas, but I have yet to find out. I also need to find out when & where her father died, he was not in the army then, having asked for his discharge, and as a result lost his pension.

Because however, I have many other facts to dig out, this section has been left on hold for a while until I can devote more time to it, and also find out where I can obtain more info.
This is the fascinating aspect of family research, there is never an end to it, is there.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: stagsman on Friday 09 September 05 12:42 BST (UK)
I've just taken part in my first poll, and brought up the 500 votes in favour of the motion that RootsChat will be of help. I have been amazed at the generosity and helpfulness of members and have made significant progress on a number of different branches of my tree.

Thank you all and rest assured I have not finished with my requests for help just yet.

Ian
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: 1000xlch on Sunday 09 October 05 21:05 BST (UK)
Rootschat rocks  8)
I have been on the board more than anywhere on the net.  Today is a record since about 1pm Sunday today and it is 9pm.  I help people and ask for requests and I have more info on ancestors.  Many thanks

Cheers
John Rowley
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Romilly on Saturday 19 November 05 22:08 GMT (UK)
Hi there,

It most definately has been a help to me already...I was completely stuck until I found this site!!

I am overwhelmed by the help & support I have recieved on here...long may it continue.

Best Wishes, Romilly.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rbangorreg on Tuesday 22 November 05 04:26 GMT (UK)
Hello Rootschat.
      Yes I have been able find starting with my Father's date of birth through to my gg grandfather all in a few month's, thank you all for all the help you have given,still have more requests to ask.
            Wishing Rootschat and It,s members every happiness.
                  Bangorreg.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: GRACELAND on Tuesday 22 November 05 18:03 GMT (UK)
Rootschat has now helped me find Two relatives !!  :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Wednesday 23 November 05 18:21 GMT (UK)
rootschat have been very good to me and i wouldn`t have found such a lot of family other wise, best web site there is.  gladys1   :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: perilsofpauline1 on Monday 27 March 06 08:00 BST (UK)
Rootschat is just the very best site I've been on - sometimes you get an answer to a post within minutes!
Everyone is very friendly, but what I love the most, are all the "sources" available for each country/town/county.  I could spend all day here!
There is only one thing worries me - I feel guilty that I am always asking for help, but don't have anything to offer. If you had an Australian site, I could do something -hint hint!
So thankyou one and all,
Pauline
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: annaandchester on Monday 27 March 06 11:07 BST (UK)
I whole heartedly agree - this is the best family history/genealogy site by far

Anna x
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rebecca Steele on Monday 27 March 06 11:26 BST (UK)
I would be totally lost without the wonderful RootsChat ....so a definate YES!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Monday 27 March 06 12:15 BST (UK)
I wouldn`t have had as much information on my family if it wasn`t for rootschat in England and abroad. Best web site for me. Wonderful.    gladys1   :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: salamanda on Wednesday 29 March 06 09:43 BST (UK)
:)

It allready has.   I've been able to move forward on one line of my tree.

Thanks Guys


 :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lloydy on Wednesday 29 March 06 09:53 BST (UK)
:)

It allready has.   I've been able to move forward on one line of my tree.

Thanks Guys


 :) :) :)

...and you will soon realise how addictive this site is ;D

Jan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: annaandchester on Wednesday 29 March 06 17:29 BST (UK)
Yet another brick wall of mine was shattered today by Casalguidi and MaryA

rootschat? helpful?

YES INDEEDIE
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Anna x
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lloydy on Wednesday 29 March 06 18:55 BST (UK)
Great news Anna :D

I love this site!!!

Jan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: annaandchester on Wednesday 29 March 06 18:57 BST (UK)
It is great isnt it?

Anna x
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Christopher on Thursday 30 March 06 14:27 BST (UK)
:D Three Cheers for Roots Chat :D Hip :D Hip :D Hooray :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: J.J. on Tuesday 04 April 06 21:29 BST (UK)
I'll add some more cheers and hip hoorays to that! Isn't it just great when so many get together for a common good...
It's fun helping as well as getting helped....
Hugs to you all...J.J.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 04 April 06 21:40 BST (UK)

...and you will soon realise how addictive this site is ;D

Jan

You can say that again - I joined 6th Feb :)  :)

Gadget
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Emmeline on Tuesday 04 April 06 21:55 BST (UK)
I should like to thank all who have helped me over recent months with all my questions. Wonderful.
A special thanks to Novak20 who over the last week or two has told me so much about my Jordan line.............
A fount of knowledge about 18th century London.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: KathMc on Saturday 22 April 06 11:57 BST (UK)
Nothing like chyming in a little late, but ... Rootschat was a help from day one for me. The people are fantastic, so helpful with all kind of information, and moral support, which is sometimes needed more than the research aids.

So thanks to all at Roostchat!

Kathleen
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marysma on Tuesday 28 November 06 23:18 GMT (UK)

   This is one of the best sites on the web.

  Rootschat members are so helpful.

   MM
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Wednesday 29 November 06 08:15 GMT (UK)
The best you will ever get.  If it wasn`t for rootschat i wouldn`t have as much information as i have, the greatest web site out.  gladys1  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mallow on Wednesday 29 November 06 18:58 GMT (UK)
Brilliant :) Brilliant :) can't praise them enough, almost all my Family Tree sorted
thanks to them,  nothing is ever too big for them to tackle. Well done everyone Thanks a million from one who is eternally grateful :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Nutty1966 on Wednesday 29 November 06 19:10 GMT (UK)
I love it - Rootschat your the best ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D




Jane
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Terance Jonathan Payne on Thursday 14 December 06 09:06 GMT (UK)
As a small thank you i have down loaded the roots chat
flyer, copied it and carry them around with me, I pin them up where ever i go.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Thursday 14 December 06 13:15 GMT (UK)
Can`t do with out rootschat and thanks to all who have helped me.  Best site out.  gladys 1 :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Tees on Tuesday 27 February 07 20:01 GMT (UK)
My answer is: Absolutely yes! Here's the very belated thanks to all of you whom makes/made it possible for all of us!

Here the RCers are the best lot I ever come across!

 

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: tigces on Tuesday 27 February 07 20:28 GMT (UK)
 ;D It's helped or everyone on here has helped me find certificates, joining up has helped my tree grow no end!  Thanks everyone
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Terance Jonathan Payne on Tuesday 27 February 07 22:04 GMT (UK)
Absolutely ! could not have done without Rootschat, couldn't meet so many nice people who not only took the time out of their busy day to look up my relatives
and thanks to the forums make me smile each day. Thanks Rootschat.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: LizzieW on Thursday 01 March 07 18:15 GMT (UK)
 :) :) :)

Definitely, friendliest site around.  Thank you to the person who recommended I join you.

Liz
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: fek33 on Friday 23 March 07 22:50 GMT (UK)
 ;D I think It's an absolutely brill site - very helpful and friendly.

Keep up the good work!!

Also thanks to everyone who has helped me.

FEK33 8)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: fek33 on Friday 23 March 07 22:50 GMT (UK)
Whoops - posted twice don't know what I did.  Hope this has got rid of it!!

Still a novice!!!   ::)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Charallais on Sunday 13 May 07 21:04 BST (UK)
I have just registered as a newly found family member recommended it, so I hope I will find it useful
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Fisherman on Sunday 13 May 07 21:06 BST (UK)
Hi Carallais and welcome to rootschat.

This place is full of friendly helpful people 

Fisherman
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: meles on Sunday 13 May 07 21:16 BST (UK)
"Will RootsChat be of help to you?"

Well, I've not found any ancestors though Rootschat  :'( , but when I have screamed with frustration, lots of you have been very supportive and said "There, there - we've been through the same", and I have felt supported and better.  :)

So - very helpful.  ;D

meles
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Stewart R on Sunday 13 May 07 21:47 BST (UK)
Found it by accident, now I can't keep away. There are so Many helpful and knowledgable people out there I only wish I could help more my self.
:) :D ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Comosus on Sunday 13 May 07 21:57 BST (UK)
Rootschatters have helped me break down brick walls, and I've also found a distant cousin through here.  They've also given me far more knowledge about genealogy than I had before I joined.

Andrew
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Ann Baker on Friday 29 June 07 02:23 BST (UK)
The answer has to be absolutely! Is the best genie site ever.

Have learned so much in here and is great the help you get from others!

Long live Rootschat!

Ann
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kooky on Friday 29 June 07 08:52 BST (UK)
Definitely!! Already had lots of help with varying queries.
Kooky :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: LibbyW on Tuesday 17 July 07 17:03 BST (UK)
Definately yes when descendants and distant relatives find you .....

my 2nd cousin once removed, a descendant of Captain Thomas's Lees son, found me on here (Rootschat)and we are now in regular contact and it appears that there is himself a Grandson of  Thomas's first Son, my mother Grand daughter of Thomas's second son and also another lady who he has written to who is the Granddaughter of Thomas's daughter all still alive, we are hoping to organise a meet between them ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: blackwood on Thursday 01 November 07 16:37 GMT (UK)
hi rootschat has helped me alot i have found out all sorts of information and other rootschatters hgave been great with me
thanks for all the help
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Grandma Cas on Saturday 10 November 07 00:19 GMT (UK)
Wow!! Of course.  Rootschat is wonderful :-* :-* :-*

Got help on my first post on a brick wall that was driving me nuts.

Luv
Cas ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: DiNA_T on Friday 23 November 07 23:30 GMT (UK)
I'm sure that RootsChat will be of help. 

I'm very much a new girl on the block but I'm impressed with the quality of the responses already received and I've got a lot of research ahead. 

I'm looking forward getting to know this online community and to the giving and receiving of help and information. 

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nortybaby on Friday 14 December 07 21:56 GMT (UK)
A resounding yes!!!! I only joined in the last couple of weeks after finding the site by accident. Thought I'd give a whirl. Quelle surprise!!! Within a couple of hours I had received a number of extremely helpful replies and confirmed a couple of threads from same.

It's great to find people who are ready and willing to help someone they don't know.

I'll be using it again and again and again and.............

Cheers everyone!
 
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Highlandlord on Wednesday 02 January 08 01:29 GMT (UK)
I think Rootschat is one of the friendliest communities i have come across as i have not been doing research for long and i have had some wonderful help from Rootschat members which i am tremendously grateful to ;D ;D keep it up guys and gals ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 02 January 08 01:36 GMT (UK)
Just come back to this thread after a long time  :)

I'm puzzled by the 2 who think that Roots won't be of any help and wonder why they think that  :-\

Gadget
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Highlandlord on Wednesday 02 January 08 01:45 GMT (UK)
There is no helping some people they want you to do the research for them >:(
I am just grateful that there is selfless people out there that will take the time out to help a total stranger i have not been doing research long myself and find it frustrating that i cannot help as much as i would like too, :-[ :-[
I just wish i had started this years ago  :)
Allan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Wednesday 02 January 08 11:56 GMT (UK)
 I`m back again :) and don`t know what i would have done without rootschat as i wouldn`t have as much as i have got now and they are wonderful  friendly helpers to take thier time to help us.  All the Best for 2008 to all.    Gladys  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Ebor337 on Sunday 06 January 08 22:47 GMT (UK)
I can't begin to say how much RC has helped me - it has been amazing and i can't thank the people who have helped me enough.

I am thoroughly looking forward to the day when my skills improve so i can repay the debt.

Happy New Year everyone - we have the best, most rewarding hobby there is.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cosmos on Friday 15 February 08 07:57 GMT (UK)
Rootschat is wonderful!  Just wish I hadn't been so slow to use it!  Thanks so much all of you.  Good night from Canada.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: clivealbert on Friday 15 February 08 10:14 GMT (UK)
Hi, A BIG YES,It has already helped, in one case very quick, 9 minutes, also good to look at the many varied problems and questions that arise . Best wishes Clive
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cornishpasty on Friday 15 February 08 10:45 GMT (UK)
WELCOME to all the newbies. 

Absolutely !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   This has to be the friendliest, most helpful and funniest Group !!!!!!   When you get tired of the brickwalls, there are lots of funny threads to read.  Makes my day. 

And to think I came across this site quite by accident whilst doing  research for my book ;).  I read and read and read and couldn't drag myself away.  I was well and truly hooked.  As soon as I started posting messages, I had the most wonderful response and the help was unbelievable.  I don't have to tell you that my book was pushed aside ;D.    I have made the most amazing friends and have found a number of cousins too.  I LOVE Rootschat.com.  It's my home !!!





Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cornishpasty on Friday 15 February 08 10:49 GMT (UK)
Just come back to this thread after a long time  :)

I'm puzzled by the 2 who think that Roots won't be of any help and wonder why they think that  :-\

Gadget

Gadget,  I can only guess that they must have "dicky fingers" and clicked the wrong button. ;D ;D ;D 
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lydart on Friday 15 February 08 12:47 GMT (UK)
I'm always surprised by the number of people you can see online (at the bottom of the front page) who, if you click their names, you find have never made any posts, even if they have joined some time back ? 

There's some online right now whose names I've seen quite often !   Do they just join to read; if so, thats OK, but you do wonder ...
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: WHS1899 on Friday 15 February 08 12:51 GMT (UK)
Oh yes! So many people have already helped me a huge amount, it really is a wonderful site, so many kind people on it. Just wish I could help others more often. :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cornishpasty on Friday 15 February 08 12:56 GMT (UK)
Lydart, check the Chatroom.  That's where you will find most of them non-posters. ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kerryb on Friday 15 February 08 13:03 GMT (UK)
Oh yes! So many people have already helped me a huge amount, it really is a wonderful site, so many kind people on it. Just wish I could help others more often. :)

Hi Beverley

I agree totally, and what I like about that help is that it often helps you to think in other ways about research into my ancestors.

For instance I went to my local record office this week and spent the morning scanning pages of bmds, great and I filled in a lot of gaps.  But on rootschat people help each other out with the other bits of information other than those simple data such as occupations, places and lifestyles and have helped me to pad out the lives of those people who seem to have become somewhat important to me.

Kerry

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jellybeans on Sunday 17 February 08 23:40 GMT (UK)
A resounding YES! I have not many posts, but any requests for help, have been met by the friendliest, most helpful people. :D

 Lydart, I can honestly say that I really mean to do some research, but every time I get on here, I end up reading everyone else's posts, and can't seem to think about what I should be doing/looking for, as it all makes such interesting reading, following the YTG, looking at the photos, etc. ;D

JB
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: susan p on Thursday 28 February 08 13:28 GMT (UK)
This is the most helpful site I have found members even mail to see how you are doing.
Its brill
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lydart on Thursday 28 February 08 16:05 GMT (UK)
Yes, as well as finding help in finding ancestors, I've also, and more importantly, made lots of friends ! 
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Duck on Thursday 28 February 08 20:44 GMT (UK)
Yes, as well as finding help in finding ancestors, I've also, and more importantly, made lots of friends ! 

I would just like to echo what Lydart has written

When I first came on here, I asked some of the dumbest questions (proberly still do), no one seemed to mind, they were all answered with kindness.

Simon
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jamajo on Thursday 28 February 08 20:54 GMT (UK)

  Im so glad i found this site. The people on here are so friendly and helpful and its a real

  pleasure when i can help in return. I echo the thoughts of everyone else when i say RC is

  a wonderful site. Thank-you to all who made RC possible.

           Sue  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: f1rocco on Thursday 28 February 08 20:57 GMT (UK)
 If it wasnt for Rootschat I wouldnt be researching my family....I tried awhile back and ran into "that wall"....Stumbled onto Rootschat and boom......Instantly people are out to help out anyway they can...And the info on these pages by searching... ...Amazing...

Rootschat has also been one of the ways that has brought my mother and myself closer...We found a Hobby in common ...I never knew she was also so big in finding her side of the family as well as her new husbands......

Thanks Rootschat and the people that keep the wheels turning here..

Jason
New York
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: meles on Thursday 28 February 08 21:02 GMT (UK)
I've had so much help. Brilliant site!  ;D

meles
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Suziesmith37 on Friday 29 February 08 13:44 GMT (UK)
Yes, yes and yes ;D

I've only been on since 4th February 2008, I have not only found past rellies but also a whole thread of family alive and well whom we knew nothing about!

I have been helped and in turn I have been able to help.

We are all here to learn and to share knowledge - Rootschat deserves a real pat on the back.

Su

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: maizcl on Monday 03 March 08 10:13 GMT (UK)
I'm back again!  :)

Rootschat is a great site.  I have received a lot of help and 99% of that help has been of great benefit to me and led me in the right direction. 

Keep up the good work.   :D

Cheers
Kaye   :-*
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Abiam2 on Monday 03 March 08 10:28 GMT (UK)
Take a bow Roots Chat!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lydart on Monday 03 March 08 11:49 GMT (UK)
(That poor lady on the right has a very nasty twitch) 

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Crisrbow on Tuesday 18 March 08 10:27 GMT (UK)
A resounding yes has to be the reply, not only have several brick walls been knocked down for me but the help,advice and encouragement I have had is amazing. And as a bonus I have found a whole lot of caring friends. This is by far the best research site, well done Trystan and Sarah and all the mods

cris
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Beard grandchild on Monday 31 March 08 22:21 BST (UK)
A most resounding YES.
  The helpful people on here are amazing. I have only been a member for a few weeks, but I have made so much progress with my research -all due to the lovely people who give their time and their resources to help each other.
 The photograph restoration forum is fantastic too. Rootschat is my homepage,and there is always something of interest to read. Thanks to you all,
    Cheers, Pat.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: oldcrone on Tuesday 22 April 08 21:13 BST (UK)
I'm really hoping that RC might be of help. 

To be honest, I've been here, and I think that I'm completely stuck.  But at the same time, I can't quite believe that I've got both grandfathers that I can't trace any further back.  That 'half' of my family history ends with grandparents.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: skimble on Wednesday 23 April 08 02:47 BST (UK)
I'm happy I found this site too.  There are so many helpful people out there.  And it's nice to know you're not the only one who gets excited about finding dead people! :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Bethgem on Friday 25 April 08 20:12 BST (UK)
Yes, it will be a great help to me; it has so far and will carry on.
I want to trace a family in America and I only have two details; 1) the surname of the family I am looking for and 2) they have a famous family as friends of theirs.
Where can I ask? Do you cover America? Somehow I don't think you do, but any advice will be useful, even if it is to tell me to give up on this one  :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lydart on Friday 25 April 08 21:47 BST (UK)
Of course America is covered !


http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,164.0.html


 ... will get you started !   There are lots of very helpful and knowledgeable RootsChat people waiting and eager to help !
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Bethgem on Friday 25 April 08 21:50 BST (UK)
Ok, I'll try it! And thanks.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lydart on Friday 25 April 08 22:04 BST (UK)
Decided to put up a query of my own onto the USA board !
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Bethgem on Friday 25 April 08 22:24 BST (UK)
Yes, I saw it, good luck!   ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rabbit B on Friday 25 April 08 22:54 BST (UK)
Very glad to have found this site and I am having more fun every time I log in!   ;)

I cannot resist mentioning the skill of the picture restorers, and the techies, what a brilliant lot they are!  ;D

Had loads of help from the North, and East Anglia who helped me with huge amounts of information!  A very kind lady in the USA sent me whole newpapers with all my family news in. 

What wonderful people they all are! 8)  It restores ones faith in human nature.   :)

The jokes from the Irish section were great fun,  I would never have imagined all those spellings! for my brick walls! :o  Which I still am trying to crack  ???

So, I have had a huge amount of help from Rootschatters, for which I am very grateful!  Best site on the web I think!

Rabbit B  ::)


Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lookin2 on Monday 02 June 08 16:08 BST (UK)
I have found Moderators and Rootschatters to be of great help. I had been searching in vain for years trying to locate GG and GGG's
wthout any luck until I found Rootschat and within forty eight hours
got desired results. I am new to using computers and rootchatters have been very kind helping me long the way.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: janet62 on Monday 02 June 08 16:29 BST (UK)
Its the best site I have found so many helpful people   thankyou to all
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: basdfg on Sunday 27 July 08 09:08 BST (UK)
Yes the link to a website detailing what in a birth death and marriage certificate was extremely interesting.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 27 July 08 11:31 BST (UK)
Hi Folks,

I am happy to tell you that now we also have a team which is dedicated to doing restorations on pictures of gravestones.

This  new topic adds to the value of information and help available on Rootschat.

See the photographic information board for details

Rabbit B   ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Soureau on Wednesday 06 August 08 09:07 BST (UK)
Good morning,

There is no doubt at all that this site has been the best one I've come across, and has enabled me to make so much progress.

I am constantly amazed by the willingness of people to take and send photographs of the graveyards where my ancestors are buried, the streets they lived in, and to spend so much time and trouble helping out. And when I can help out in return, it's true that you can derive a lot of satisfaction too !

Great stuff all round. I am constantly recommending the site to others, who are, in turn, very impressed !

Thank you one and all !

Nick
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Wednesday 06 August 08 12:09 BST (UK)
Bit of a cheat really, saying I think this site will help me....
I've only just stumbled on this thread and I've been helped tremendously already.
There were two other sites that were very dear to me, one, sadly is no more, which is a shame, because it had a tree building section that was very, very good.
The other has members who are just as generous with their time and support as Roots, but the system and the moderation is diabolical, and no one in their right might would stay there...which says a lot for me...

As long as Roots is standing and will have me, I'll be here and spreading the word about this wonderful site and its wonderful people.

Oh, and by the way, Rabbit, not only Gravestone, but the written word in general... letters, postcards, whatever, all included.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rabbit B on Wednesday 06 August 08 12:27 BST (UK)
Good Afternoon PaulaToo,

The moderator of the thread that I mentioned has promised to put all that on for the team of people involved in that one so I did not mention it for that reason.

Hope that you will find it useful!  I agree about the other site and the moderation!  Why do you think I am here!  ;D

This is the best site on the web! :)

Rabbit B  ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: elin on Wednesday 06 August 08 15:01 BST (UK)
I love this site!!! :D :D :D   There are so many helpful and friendly people who are amazingly generous with their time and skill. 

Elin ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rabbit B on Wednesday 06 August 08 22:03 BST (UK)
I love this site!!! :D :D :D   There are so many helpful and friendly people who are amazingly generous with their time and skill. 

Elin ;)

Hi Elin,

It makes 'yer proud to be a member dont it' said she! murdering the Queen's English.   ;)

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: gladys1 on Thursday 07 August 08 10:06 BST (UK)
I have been on here before but just wanted to say that i agree with you Elin.     gladys1 :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Gadget on Thursday 07 August 08 19:55 BST (UK)
Doesn't half curtail your own research though  ::)


Gadget
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Willow 4873 on Thursday 07 August 08 20:27 BST (UK)
Doesn't half curtail your own research though  ::)


Gadget

Naw just gives your head a rest from banging it up against your own brickwalls Gadget and gives you some elses to bang it against  ;D

Willow x
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Gadget on Thursday 07 August 08 21:34 BST (UK)
I was lucky that I'd gone very far back on most of my lines before I joined and it was then just tidying up the edges. Now I just go back every so often and find more. I must admit that I've had lots more info from my Welsh lines from people like Paul   :-* and I have had masses of help on website design from a lot of lovely people here  :-* :-* :-*

I love to help people with their research problems. It's like doing cryptic crosswords (which I love) - only the clues keep changing  :D :D :D


Gadget  :)

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 15 November 08 23:46 GMT (UK)
Hi Gadget,

I love the research, but have no idea how to do cryptic clue crosswords!  Is there a knack in it?

Rabbit B  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: perilsofpauline1 on Sunday 16 November 08 02:14 GMT (UK)
Rootschatters are the most generous people in the world with their time and patience. A big thankyou to them all, and the great people who put this site together!! :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rbangorreg on Sunday 16 November 08 04:57 GMT (UK)
  YES-Brilliant site!
        Reg
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: claireandsi on Sunday 16 November 08 06:20 GMT (UK)
YES - Rootschat is a brilliant site and in the short time I've been a member I've had lots of help.  Everyone is extremely friendly and very generous with their time.  I wish I'd found it sooner

claire
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: willow154 on Sunday 16 November 08 11:31 GMT (UK)
Hi Rabbit B + all,
I believe there is a system with cryptic crosswords, but I don't know it! I have a friend who does the cryptic crossword in the Telegraph, who told me this.
Perhaps someone on rootschat knows the secret - if not, I'll ask her next time I see her.
Glad everyone agrees - Rootschat is great!
Kind regards,
Paulene :)
P.S. Sorry I haven't been intouch - been involved in helping on a really interesting thread, and got a bit engrossed ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: LizzieW on Sunday 16 November 08 14:37 GMT (UK)
Quote
have no idea how to do cryptic clue crosswords!  Is there a knack in it?

There is a knack to it and often they're much easier to do than the simpler xwords.   There was a prog on BBC4 last week explaining how to do The Times crossword, which I recorded for my OH to view and me to view again.  Interestingly, they showed why their crosswords are the hardest because as well as the usual "cryptic" clue, they have other keywords which mean something different to Times xword addicts.  So "CIA" in a clue usually means the letters S P Y are in the answer, which is fairly normal, but then they said "Tackling" in a clue meant going all around - after that I was lost.

Lizzie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: willow154 on Sunday 16 November 08 14:43 GMT (UK)
Thanks, Lizzie - no wonder I can't do them! :-\
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: JenB on Sunday 16 November 08 14:48 GMT (UK)
but have no idea how to do cryptic clue crosswords!  Is there a knack in it?

I too love cryptic crosswords, and do the Daily Telegraph cryptic every day.

However until a few years ago I was completely unable to do them. My late father was an expert, and simply couldn't understand what I found so difficult. After he died I decided that I really must get to grips with them, and after a long struggle actually managed to do so. I like to think of him 'up there' watching me doing them  :)

There are a few useful paperback books which you could try - they explain what hints and keywords to look for in the clues.

As LizzieW says - quite often now the cryptic is easier to do than the quick! And sometimes the Telegraph 'toughie' is easier then the ordinary cryptic. The Sunday Telegraph cryptic is the most difficult, I find, and I don't very often finish it......
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rabbit B on Sunday 16 November 08 22:05 GMT (UK)
Oh well,

I must be very thick then, I only do the quick ones and cannot do the cryptic ones at all

Never mind we cannot all be clever!  ::)  I shall stick to the things I like!  Not very keen on puzzles anyway! 'Cept FH ;)

Rabbit B  ;D

Moderator comment: please start a new topic for crossword hints and tips - thank you!   :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lyons22 on Saturday 13 December 08 14:10 GMT (UK)
Hello,
I voted "I don't know" but I lean towards 'Strong Doubts".But the fault lies with Me.there seems to be two problems hounding me.
1.As an American I'm to far removed from my "roots"to pick up the "scent".
 2.My grandmother is the encyclopedia of family knowledge and she is so very hard to get ahold of right now.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: patrexjax on Saturday 13 December 08 14:36 GMT (UK)
Hello Lyons22, Welcome to Rootschat and PLEASE don't be discouraged.  If your grandmother is a font of knowledge, you simply must make a strong effort to glean those valuable tidbits from her before it is too late.  :'(  ALSO, since your roots were from Ireland, MANY of the people who came over to the USA maintained very strong allegiance to their homeland, and perhaps more importantly, their county and parish.  On many Irish tombstones in the USA you will find those references. As suggested earlier, work your way methodically backwards.... And, remember that Rootschatters are here to help you.  Pat
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lenagh on Saturday 13 December 08 17:25 GMT (UK)
Hi,
YES gets my vote! :)

There is a tremendous wealth of knowledge to be gleaned just by reading the posts.  There are a lot of friendly and very knowledgable people around who always seem to be willing to help in whatever way they can. 
 :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: louisa maud on Monday 22 December 08 19:07 GMT (UK)
I must vote yes, I have helped others and have found it very rewarding, and,  have had a great deal of help from others on Rootschat, as I say 2 lots of eyes are better than one and often the info can be there it just needs a bit of help from someone else

Happy hunting all you Rootschatters

regards

Louisa Maud
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: IRISHHOPPY1 on Tuesday 03 February 09 00:12 GMT (UK)
I have only been on this site for a couple of days.  I was on the chat and Yor looked up for me my Jackson family.  I have people look up other sides of my family.  I have been looking since 2003 but found some basic information which took me a couple of years.  Since I have been here I have received so much infor that I can't believe it.  This site is just fantastic.   :D.  Thank you to whoever created this site its just wonderful.

Irish
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Tuesday 03 February 09 10:27 GMT (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat, Irish, brilliant site, they've helped me no end.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lazylover on Tuesday 03 February 09 15:36 GMT (UK)
This is THE best and most helpful site i've come across when it comes to family research....and i never feel awful or stupid for asking "simple" questions here.

The best thing about this site is being able to help others out too :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Hungry Pelican on Sunday 08 February 09 00:45 GMT (UK)
I've only been a member for a very short time and I've been amazed at how generous people are with their help.  Before, I felt I was going round in circles looking for ancestors, but this site has made me more focused and got me thinking in other directions.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jeffery1_6 on Thursday 12 February 09 17:49 GMT (UK)
It's a wonderful site........having registered for the first time a couple a days ago, I've had a fantastic response to my first posting.
Not only have I found additional family members, I've also received some brilliant tips!
This site is now at the top of my 'favourites' list!  :D

Keep up the good work!
Angela.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mrspeel on Thursday 12 February 09 18:26 GMT (UK)
I love this site, so a definite yes from me.  I haven't posted much yet, but people are so friendly and helpful - not the experience I've had on some other sites.  :P I'm not a professional geneaologist, just a person trying to learn more about my family history - who they were, where they came from, what their lives might have been like, so it's nice that people here don't scorn my efforts. As well, I often just read through the posts getting research ideas and just enjoying the fascinating stories that come up - great reading for lunchtimes at work!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 12 February 09 19:06 GMT (UK)
Big WELCOME to you all.
What you see is what you get...
Good friends and lots of help.
Enjoy.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: A and E on Saturday 14 February 09 14:59 GMT (UK)
Hi and a Happy St.Valentines day to you all!

I only joined RootsChat just over a week ago and I have received more information about a missing relative than I have found in  years of searching.

So a big Thank You to RootChat members Erato,Jacquie, lilybell,Kayceebee5 and KarenM.

I have also passed on RootsChat.com to other people who are interested in Genealogy.

Thank you.

AandE
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 14 February 09 16:29 GMT (UK)
Welcome AandE and Happy St Valentines.
That's the way it goes. A lot of us belong to theBBC Family Trees Messageboard, but it's very restricted compared to Roots, no PMs no Photo Restore. We are always urging newcommers there to come over here.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Rabbit B on Saturday 14 February 09 21:53 GMT (UK)
hi A and E,

welcome to rootschat, i agree with Paula. get a dual passport it is worth it.

rootschat is the best site on the web,  the rest are complimentary though, but different.

rabbit b  ;)
Title: A VERY BIG THANKYOU
Post by: Matsmam on Friday 20 February 09 19:59 GMT (UK)
One of the postings in the Comman Room is "do you think Roots Chat will be of any help to you"?
well my story is ,I submitted a posting on the Derbyshire and also the Cheshire page, asking for any information regarding  my family name Hill and also I requested information about the area, Newspapers etc . I had replies very quickly to the area request but nothing much about my Hill family.
Then lo and behold I received a reply  from someone who it turns out is actually a  cousin I had lost contact with 50 years ago.
She had not actually visited the Root Chat site , but had entered a name on google and it brought up my posting.
So the answer to the question is a very big YES
So a very BIG THANKYOU goes to Roots chat and all its members from a very happy lady.
PS, my cousin is now a member

Matsmam.


Moderator Comment: topics merged
Title: Re: A VERY BIG THANKYOU
Post by: Preshous on Friday 20 February 09 20:07 GMT (UK)
Now I KNOW what makes it all worthwhile  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: buddha on Sunday 01 March 09 12:20 GMT (UK)
A definate yes as it already has on quite a few occasions.  I must admit I felt a bit guilty about posting so many queries but everyone is very helpful and friendly.  (thought I may be taking too much of peoples time).  Many thanks to everyone who have helped me. Pat
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kerryb on Sunday 01 March 09 12:22 GMT (UK)
Pat

No need to feel guilty, that's what rootschat is here for. 

But I know what you mean.  I have times when my research intensifies and make more queries but then other times I give my FH a rest and just concentrate on helping others with theirs.  That way I feel vindicated!  :)

Kerry
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: buddha on Sunday 01 March 09 12:25 GMT (UK)
Thanks Kerry,  I do usually have a look at new posts to see if I can help anyone and have managed to do it twice in a small way and as you say it makes you feel that you are giving something back.  Regards Pat
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: manus on Sunday 01 March 09 12:35 GMT (UK)
Hi

I would like to say its a great site and has helped me so much as I am still a learner to all this so thank you so much everyone

Regards Manus ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Greensleeves on Sunday 01 March 09 22:05 GMT (UK)
I was just dabbling in family history until I joined Rootschat; now I am hopelessly hooked!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nevis51 on Wednesday 04 March 09 10:48 GMT (UK)
Is there anyone out there who can help me with the Hudson family in Swanton Morley, Norfolk please.
The earliest relative I have found is Miles Hudson in the 1841 census age 55 head.
Thanks,
Nevis
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Wednesday 04 March 09 11:34 GMT (UK)
Hi Nevis, welcome to RootsChat.
Start a new thread telling us all about your problem and I'm sure you will get some help.
They are a good bunch on here.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: maureen_j on Wednesday 04 March 09 11:42 GMT (UK)
Having found the site ,posted recieved help .I have thought a few times what a wonderful site full of wonderful people .The help and assistance given is 100% and given in such a way as to aid and assist one to extend their own knowledge ,therefore enabling a person to continue with their trees.
rambling now........THANK YOU !
 

I would hope one day i might be able to help someone else  ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: crozier on Wednesday 04 March 09 11:49 GMT (UK)
Helpful to me? I should say so! Helping me scramble over brickwalls, ignoring my (hopefully) occasional stupidity, making my tatty photos look wonderful and putting me in contact with a wonderful Canadian connection.
I don't know if I manage to say thank you often enough but believe me, I appreciate all you folks out there, even if we haven't managed to sort out GGGrandad the Edinburgh stationmaster...I live in hope!
Don't ever go away.  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nevis51 on Wednesday 04 March 09 17:00 GMT (UK)
Hi Nevis, welcome to RootsChat.
Start a new thread telling us all about your problem and I'm sure you will get some help.
They are a good bunch on here.

how do I do that Paula?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 04 March 09 17:16 GMT (UK)
Hi Nevis  :)

There are some useful guidelines on the Help pages:

http://www.rootschat.com/help/index.php

Here's how to start a New Topic:

http://www.rootschat.com/help/posting.php

We've all been new here once, so if you have any queries, just yell  :)

Best regards



Gadget


I've jsut noticed that you are interested in Norfolk Hudsons. This is the best Board:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,26.0.html
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nevis51 on Wednesday 04 March 09 19:18 GMT (UK)
Hi Nevis  :)

There are some useful guidelines on the Help pages:

http://www.rootschat.com/help/index.php

Here's how to start a New Topic:

http://www.rootschat.com/help/posting.php

We've all been new here once, so if you have any queries, just yell  :)

Best regards



Gadget


I've jsut noticed that you are interested in Norfolk Hudsons. This is the best Board:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,26.0.html


Thank you Gadget, I love the way everyone is so friendly and helpful on this site.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: lilbees on Monday 16 March 09 13:18 GMT (UK)
I have voted yes and Rootschat has helped me tremendously. I had been stuck on my family research for some time and in a short time I was able to go back a generation or two.

Also has given me many other places to search.

A big thank you.

lilbees
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 16 March 09 15:10 GMT (UK)
I voted yes because I have made more progress since I joined in December 2008 than I had since I started in 1996! What surprises me though is that only 915 people had voted.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: net64 on Tuesday 24 March 09 11:47 GMT (UK)
Rootschat has been a wonderful help to me. All the wonderful rootschatters who have restored old photos for me and the people who have found out info that I couldnt find through all of my searching.
It just takes a fresh pair of eyes to locate something .

Thank you all ;D ;D

Annette
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Sue R on Tuesday 24 March 09 18:48 GMT (UK)
Everyone is extremely helpful and full of suggestions.  The moderators are good also.  I got info almost immediately.

Sue
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Tuesday 24 March 09 19:36 GMT (UK)
I'll agree with that Sue, we have some darned good moderators on this site.
Welcome to the wonderful world that is RootsChat.

Ooops
Bloomin Typo Fairy has followed me over here...Why did I put 3 Rs in moderrators  ::) at least I can change it here....
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kerryb on Tuesday 24 March 09 20:22 GMT (UK)
See its not true when they say you have to pay for all your research!

Kerry :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: newbe_nz on Tuesday 24 March 09 20:27 GMT (UK)
I also voted Yes as it has been a lot of heklp to me and a great help to others as well

I have also had the chance to meet at least 3 other rootschatters in NZ

Newbe ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 24 March 09 20:33 GMT (UK)
See its not true when they say you have to pay for all your research!

Kerry :)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Many of us pay for others'  as well. We're such addicts!

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kiwihalfpint on Wednesday 25 March 09 03:39 GMT (UK)
I voted "Yes" ... I have had some excellent help on here and hoping that another ancestor will find me on here.

Thanks to Rootschat, I have found an elusive ancestor and able to put twigs on their branch of the family.

It is great how we are kept up-to-date with new sites to persue.

Have also had the opportunity to meet a fellow Rootschatter. :D


Cheers
KHP
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: myfair lady on Sunday 29 March 09 21:01 BST (UK)
Hi And thank's ROOTS CHATTERS , with the help I have received Both with my Question's, Dating photos and military  history But special thanks  To Nell who found my Lancashire family, Smittie and old gobbo  for putting me in the middle of my families military history both helping a novice  and giving me help in finding more,
Not forgeting the ones in the chat room that as also invited my in and answered my question;s would be lost with out you all     Thanks to you all xx
   my fair lady
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: phil56 on Sunday 29 March 09 21:12 BST (UK)
Yes definitely.  :) I only discovered this site by chance about two weeks ago and signed up immediately, it has already been a great help to me, or I should say, fellow rootschatters have been a great help to me as I consider myself a novice having only started my FH research last May.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 29 March 09 21:34 BST (UK)
And you will find there is much more where that came from, the journey has only just begun.
Welcome to RootsChat...
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mentmore on Sunday 29 March 09 22:36 BST (UK)



Rootschat has been a great help to me, whether research in England, Canada, U.S.A. and Australia.
A fantastic site, thank you.

Carol
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Maggie. on Monday 30 March 09 00:12 BST (UK)
RootsChat has definitely been a help to me and I've learnt a lot too.  Its great also when you can help somebody else - makes you feel like you are putting something back...... I just wish I could speed up a bit with my look-ups  :-\  ::)

Maggie  :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 30 March 09 16:58 BST (UK)
I have just put an old (1896) photo on the site for restoration and enhancement, another big help to researchers from Rootschat.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: manus on Monday 30 March 09 18:33 BST (UK)
Hi all
Just wanted to say thank you to all rootchatter's for your help and time .

Regards Manus
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: pwitz on Monday 30 March 09 19:06 BST (UK)
Brilliant site.  Have had loads of help from other Rootschatters, and try to help others when I can, although I am nowhere near as good as some!  How they find all the info beats me!

Polly
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Barbara Eyre on Saturday 30 May 09 01:51 BST (UK)
Since I joined about a week or so ago, I have been in "hog heaven" ... this place, and the kind souls who live here, have been a godsend in my genealogy research. 

I have no clue how any of you find the info you do.  You got some magic fingers.  :D

I truly appreciate everyone who has helped in some way ...  :-*
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Saturday 30 May 09 12:03 BST (UK)
I believe Barbara that it's a case of the whole being more than the sum of its parts; as a philosopher once said. I have been a member 6 months and have made more progress than in the last 12 years. Still not demolished the biggest wall though!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kerryb on Saturday 30 May 09 12:15 BST (UK)
I agree with Redroger wholeheartedly and would add if you are looking for any particular county if you go to the county board you will find a board called resources for just about all counties which is a list of threads showing useful websites for each one.  ie Sussex - third one down http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,37.0.html

Welcome to rootschat and enjoy  :) 

Kerry
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: myfair lady on Saturday 30 May 09 21:12 BST (UK)
yes brill site friendly and helpfull
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: calal25 on Tuesday 02 June 09 15:47 BST (UK)
hi
i have just registered on the site and am excited by the information and help that is given by everyone. i look forward to spending a wee bit of time here. many thanks
cal
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: liverbird09 on Sunday 07 June 09 14:53 BST (UK)
Hi everyone,

It has opened up a treasure chest of useful information, wish I'd discovered it sooner.

My ironing pile is growing by the day!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 07 June 09 15:53 BST (UK)
As a mere man why not replace your and your family's wardrobes with non iron clothing?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: liverbird09 on Sunday 07 June 09 16:09 BST (UK)
Hi Red,

As I said previously, a treasure chest of information.

Thanks mere male
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 07 June 09 16:11 BST (UK)
No answer to that. Did you know that there is a UKIP MEP who joined the women's committee at Brussels because he said his wife failed to clean behind the fridge enough?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: MacShuibhne on Monday 08 June 09 00:00 BST (UK)
I have already found some useful info on MI's.  Perhaps most striking is that even among like minded individuals there are so many strongly held views on what is appropriate and what is not. 
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Dorliz on Monday 08 June 09 04:42 BST (UK)
I don't post a lot but I read a lot.   When Rootschat is busy I pop over the the Belfast Forum even though I have only one Irish ancestor.   I have learned so much and found so many links to help my research and it is credit to the Forum and the people who support it.  Your information is invaluable to everyone. Thanks.  Dorliz :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: finch1357 on Monday 02 November 09 00:29 GMT (UK)
i need help   i trace my finch roots to connecticut    6 generations ending with elnathan finch  but then the line is lost       where can i go ???
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 02 November 09 20:35 GMT (UK)
Put a posting on the USA Board specifying all the detail you have.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: chrissyx on Friday 06 November 09 21:53 GMT (UK)
Hi, this is my first time on rootschat and really hope it will be of use to me.  x :-\
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nigelp on Friday 06 November 09 21:59 GMT (UK)
Excellent site but sadly only one of my many questions has been solved.  :(

Nigel
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Dorliz on Friday 06 November 09 23:28 GMT (UK)
It may take time to solve our questions but the reading and the information is invaluable.  Dorliz
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Friday 06 November 09 23:47 GMT (UK)
I would agree :) Plus is you don't get messages from people who have nothing to do with your family unless they are prepared to help: unlike Genes
The only regret I have is I have not been able to verify my Irish relatives;  all the others have come up trumps.
Marjorie 8) ::)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Saturday 07 November 09 17:16 GMT (UK)
Keep at it Nigel, breakthroughs are usually sudden when they come. One of the names I was researching when I joined had less than five instances, now over 150 related plus another 50 posibles and probables.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kob3203 on Sunday 08 November 09 08:17 GMT (UK)
Nigel,
I'd agree with Redroger - breakthroughs seldom come immediately, often come suddenly, and usually come unexpectedly.

Case in point: I'd been vainly trying to track down a wedding in Tipperary for months. I Googled some of the information I had (as I'd done many, many times before - one of my mantras is "check, double-check, triple-check..."). After looking through several pages of results, I eventually found one I didn't recognise that looked interesting. It turned out to be a 6 year old post on another genealogy website's message board. Obviously I joined up, posted a reply, and waited (with little hope, assuming that whoever it was had given up).
I was delighted to get a message a few months later - it turned out to be a cousin of my mother's. We shared (and double-checked) each other's information. We now continue to research independently, often comparing notes.

Remember that your RootsChat postings will show up on Google/MSN searches, and people not on Rootschat may find them months/years down the line. So never give up!

Pete
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 08 November 09 14:04 GMT (UK)
Postings receiving replies after several years has happened to me more than once, several have been useful, some haven't, but keep trying sooner or later a clue will come.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Dorliz on Sunday 08 November 09 19:50 GMT (UK)
   This thread was started almost six years ago and people are still reading it.    Never give up. :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Wednesday 11 November 09 22:01 GMT (UK)
I feel much joy and gratitude, not to mention relief, for such a wonderful site.  Not costing yet giving much.  It's been a great help to me.  It's like having an internet fairy godmother!
So, many thanks, Julie.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: GRACELAND on Thursday 19 November 09 17:49 GMT (UK)
   This thread was started almost six years ago and people are still reading it.    Never give up. :)

Never Give up Been going Researching now for11 Years  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Thursday 19 November 09 17:57 GMT (UK)
I've heard of people solving problems of relationships after over 20 years, before Rootschat started I think, so keep at it, only 9 more years to go. If you have a major problem why not ask Tephra for a Scavenger Hunt?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Romilly on Thursday 19 November 09 18:59 GMT (UK)
I've heard of people solving problems of relationships after over 20 years, before Rootschat started I think, so keep at it, only 9 more years to go. If you have a major problem why not ask Tephra for a Scavenger Hunt?

I've been trying to find a Birth Entry, (& a Census Listing prior to 1901) for my Grandfather for about 30yrs now. Despite having a 'Scavanger Hunt' on here for him...I am no further on ???

However, I have had sterling help on here with finding other folk; which I have greatly appreciated!

Romilly.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Thursday 19 November 09 19:55 GMT (UK)
I have a Scavenger hunt coming up in about 6 weeks time, just after Christmas, recent events on here strongly suggest that Blandford Forum likely comes into the picture, and virtually everything prior to 1731 was lost in the fire. But keep hoping.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Thursday 19 November 09 20:11 GMT (UK)
I have found and confirmed my Irish connection. Muir's father and mother are Hugh and Mary, and I have found his siblings.  Now moving on to Janets' parents.  Haven't found her siblings as yet. Have to trace their county of origin.  William and Mary.  O'May and Milloy could not get more Irish than that, or maybe you could.

I found an unknown Gr Aunt. So now I have another 2 names added, possibly 3.
by the time I have added her children and their spouses ......who knows.
marcie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Thursday 19 November 09 20:41 GMT (UK)
I have the Irish surname Walsh or Welsh in my father's tree, but it goes back to before 1700 in Lincolnshire. What chance to trace this back to Ireland?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Thursday 19 November 09 20:59 GMT (UK)
Do you know Julian?
He has set a posting for anything Irish.  For anyone having problems to place it there and he may be able to help.

Do not know whether it is the same person, but apparently a vault to the irish records has been unlocked and all the little fisches are making their way to a digital database Hurray!!!  It could take 10yrs.

I had a school friend called Jane Walsh.  Lost contact with her years ago.  She had two/3 brothers. Lived in a house at the back of a pub.
marcie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 22 November 09 15:09 GMT (UK)
Do you have a link available please? I know it is a long way back, but still worth a try. Your friend lived in a good location!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jusjean on Sunday 22 November 09 17:21 GMT (UK)
I have just joined and RootsChat looks to be a great Site I am new to Forums and Family Tree building .. will go have a look around got to get my head round all this  :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: newbe_nz on Sunday 22 November 09 17:24 GMT (UK)
I have just joined and RootsChat looks to be a great Site I am new to Forums and Family Tree building .. will go have a look around got to get my head round all this  :)

I would just like to extend a very warm welcome to you.

We are a bunch of very ffrendly people so ask any questions you like and hopefully some one will be able to help

Newbe_nz
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jusjean on Sunday 22 November 09 17:39 GMT (UK)
Thank you shows you how lost I am .. I posted then could not find the the thread lol
Your reply came into my e-mail wow! great!

Thanks for the Welcome newbe_nz

Going to have fun with these  :) ;) little faces!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Maggie. on Sunday 22 November 09 20:53 GMT (UK)
A warm welcome from me also, jusjean.  Just post away, as newbe_nz has already said there are lots of friendly helpful people on here and you'll soon get the hang of it.

Maggie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: blatty on Tuesday 24 November 09 15:14 GMT (UK)
Our first Poll - remember you too can start off a Poll in any of the Boards here if you wish to.

The question of this poll is "Do you think RootsChat will be of help to you?" (in researching you family tree).  ::)  Answer by clicking above.

(Only registered users of RootsChat will see the voting buttons)  :'(i hope so
:)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Tuesday 24 November 09 15:18 GMT (UK)
Hi blatty,
Hello and welcome!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: blatty on Tuesday 24 November 09 15:20 GMT (UK)
hi all hope to find out more about my family name RODDEN
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Wednesday 25 November 09 16:21 GMT (UK)
Put the name up on the surnames interests to see what comes up
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: teaurn on Thursday 26 November 09 23:26 GMT (UK)
I think the site is great - fairly new to it but have received alot of fantastic help and I have tried to help a couple of times too- It gives me a break when I work on someone elses headache for a while.

I have tried to access the Surname board all week but it says closed for maintenance any idea how long anybody.  I only went onto it once and it looked promising.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Friday 27 November 09 17:45 GMT (UK)
As you know it says normal service will be resumed ASAP. How long IS apiece of string?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kob3203 on Saturday 28 November 09 03:42 GMT (UK)
Teaurn,
Quote
...and I have tried to help a couple of times too...
I think you've expressed a feeling that many users of this board have.  :)
Pete
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Saturday 28 November 09 16:09 GMT (UK)
So, as ever, we are entirely in the hands of the maintenance people.The possible lengthe that the facility is likely to be unavailable would be welcomed.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Saturday 28 November 09 16:13 GMT (UK)
Quote
How long IS apiece of string?

The correct answer, taking into account what the pieces of string is to be used for, is "as long is needs to be"

All moderators and admins and programmers are volunteers, who do this in their spare time.

Quote
the facility is likely to be unavailable
as long as it needs to be, to maintain it properly.

Bob

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Saturday 28 November 09 16:15 GMT (UK)
Thanks Bob, We'll just keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Saturday 28 November 09 17:09 GMT (UK)

Moderator's Comment: please stay on topic or thread will be locked. Thank you
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Ebch on Sunday 29 November 09 19:53 GMT (UK)
I am sure it will continue to be of great help - I have already found much more information on here than on a site that cost me dearly to join and doesn't have such friendly people willing to share their expertise. Thank you Roots Chat
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: AngelaR on Sunday 29 November 09 20:27 GMT (UK)
Great site - feel like I've been on it for ever  ::)

I've enjoyed helping with the stuff I've got  available and I've met some very nice people indeed....

Unfortunately - got nowhere with most of my research  here :( ho hum... perhaps it's all just too hard  :'(

Angela
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Monday 30 November 09 21:45 GMT (UK)
Hello.
RootsChat has simply been excellent - psychologically and in fact.  Whilst not always getting what i seem to want i have always had responses which have been guiding and sometimes i've had a good find.  Just having such a professionally run site which is more than merely professional is very pleasing to me.  We can all get downhearted and pessimistic but i always find that RootsChat gives something that helps.   Bravo!
Julie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: hemmy on Monday 30 November 09 23:36 GMT (UK)
 ;D  I think this is an excellent site.  :) :) :)

Members are so helpful.

I posted a query last night (midnight at that) and literally less than 2 mins later, I had my question answered.

You can't beat a service like that

Heather  :-*
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: missgoldy79 on Monday 08 February 10 06:06 GMT (UK)
Much help to me! I'm finding many relatives coming out of the woodwork LOL.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 08 February 10 19:53 GMT (UK)
When you read this thread DON'T FORGET TO VOTE. The percentages and numbers seem to have been stuck for weeks.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: lancs-lassie on Monday 08 February 10 21:02 GMT (UK)
Brilliant site! Very useful information from fellow chatters has already helped me in my early days of research.
Keep up the good work!!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Barbara348 on Monday 08 February 10 21:13 GMT (UK)
Hi,

I've had loads of help on this site for which I'm very grateful.

It's one of the best things that's happened to me regarding Family History, Rootschat has made it so much more interesting.

Will certainly be voting, - when I can figure out how ???.

Cheers

Barbara.

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 08 February 10 21:16 GMT (UK)
Thanks Barbara, Seems this is the purpose of the thread so voting is important.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Barbara348 on Monday 08 February 10 21:25 GMT (UK)
Hi Redroger,

Where is the voting facility please?

Barbara. (There's none so blind...........)

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 08 February 10 21:27 GMT (UK)
Since the numbers have altered I believe you found it Barbara. Don't worry, I know the feeling!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Barbara348 on Tuesday 09 February 10 08:00 GMT (UK)
Hope so.

Barbara. :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: smudget on Tuesday 09 February 10 10:40 GMT (UK)
Within an hour or two I have been in touch with a distant relative.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Wednesday 10 February 10 12:22 GMT (UK)
Did you vote Smudgett?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: johnrs on Monday 08 March 10 21:09 GMT (UK)
looks like loads of good stuff and interest, a bit nervous about
posting a request as I have not used a chat room of any sort and
not sure how much info to put on my request for tracing my family
from gateshead, newcastle. any other person like me?  :-\
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: teaurn on Monday 08 March 10 21:35 GMT (UK)
Welcome johnrs, 

This is a great site. everybody is so helpful.  I have posted several requests since i joined in October, and had a great response to most of them.

If you put as much information as you know and others will help.

If we need more information we will ask you

Have a go :)

Teaurn
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Tuesday 09 March 10 18:32 GMT (UK)
Johrs and Teaurn, have you voted yet? The numbers still seem to be stuck, most say the site is great, but only a few cast their vote.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Alan b on Tuesday 09 March 10 20:16 GMT (UK)
Just noticed I hadn't voted so even though I have been here for a good few years now I have voted now to nudge that figure up towards the 1k mark. I would like to know who voted 'no' ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: teaurn on Tuesday 09 March 10 21:20 GMT (UK)
I placed my vote in November with a Yes :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: noxas on Wednesday 10 March 10 10:59 GMT (UK)
It has already helped me which is great,and in turn i through this site have tried to help others where possible which also gives me pleasure.It
 is great to help each other through the mist that is geneaology.
        Regards Diarmuid.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Wednesday 10 March 10 14:59 GMT (UK)
And don't forget to vote Noxas! :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: LizzieW on Thursday 11 March 10 11:44 GMT (UK)
Welcome Johnrs

Many of us on here do not use the Chatroom (called Chatterbox on Rootschat), we just use the different threads to post or try to answer questions.

To put up a request, just go to Forum and choose where you want to put your request.  Either in beginners, or under the particular County your ancestors came from.  You'll soon get the hang of it.

We're all very friendly and no-one minds helping out with searches.  After a while, you'll find you too, will be helping out other newcomers.

Lizzie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Maggie. on Thursday 11 March 10 15:27 GMT (UK)
A welcome from me also, johnrs.

This is a great site and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.  There are lots of experts who can help with the 'brick walls' and you will soon find there are questions others are asking that you can help with.  Just post as much info. as you have with a request and you'll soon find someone comes along to help.

Never forget that every single person on here was a beginner once  ;)

Good luck,

Maggie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: noxas on Thursday 11 March 10 17:10 GMT (UK)
Hello Redroger,i did post a vote,happy to do so again if it did not register.
            Regards Diarmuid.

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: teaurn on Thursday 11 March 10 17:49 GMT (UK)
As soon as I placed my vote the boxes disappeared. Think you can only vote once :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: noxas on Thursday 11 March 10 18:35 GMT (UK)
Yes the box vanished when i cast my vote,hopefully it got through.
 Regards Diarmuid.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: omega 1 on Thursday 11 March 10 18:50 GMT (UK)
Hopefully my vote got through.

Rootschat is great.
Had lots of help & in return been able to help others.

Omega :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Friday 12 March 10 13:20 GMT (UK)
It does seem as though we can only vote once! Good thing too, nearing the 1000 now. Can we make it this weekend?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: smudget on Friday 12 March 10 17:37 GMT (UK)
Did you vote Smudgett?


Thought I had, will go try again  :-\
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: smudget on Friday 12 March 10 17:42 GMT (UK)
Did you vote Smudgett?


Thought I had, will go try again  :-\
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Well, either I'm thick or poll is closed...lol Either way, my answer was YES.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: JenB on Friday 12 March 10 17:51 GMT (UK)
I wouldn't worry - the poll has been running since 2004  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Saturday 13 March 10 20:34 GMT (UK)
Be nice to see 1000 though!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cambo on Monday 22 March 10 21:25 GMT (UK)
oh yes roots chat has helped me very much my ancestors came from ireland
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Tuesday 23 March 10 19:18 GMT (UK)
Made the 1000 responses!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Wednesday 24 March 10 07:14 GMT (UK)
This site has been very helpful. 
I am a novice family historian and after 5 years doing my thing i can only say that i couldn't have done it without them!
It's a joy to have someone respond - often with something useful even if it's only a confirmation!
I think any skill level in genealogy would at times need to put it out there by using this site.
Thank You RootsChat
Julie Kemp
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: NEILKE on Wednesday 24 March 10 08:26 GMT (UK)
the best ever for help i came across a family history site i logged in got my comfermation back i tried to log in and got a msg saying i was not authorised to enter the site how daft no wonder rootschat is the 1 and only.
neil
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Barleymow on Wednesday 31 March 10 14:44 BST (UK)
Most certainly.

I ask for help after searching for 6 years for my grandfather,

I got a reply  that took me back to 1760 with his line.from another rootschatter.
It turned out we were 2nd cousins...we have never met,he lives in Scotland while I am in Lincolnshire England.

Its great to be on Rootschat .

Many Thanks to you all who take care of the site.

Barleymow
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Friday 02 April 10 00:25 BST (UK)
Early day's for me to, but already i have been most welcomed and advised how to get into and onto this site.I have been needing to check around Monmouthshire re; family history for some time now, and i am so glad to be here, from  'Welsh woman in Oz.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: BevL on Friday 02 April 10 03:52 BST (UK)
Love every part of it - particularly the way those who help you go out of their way to make sure you understand and have got as much information as you need!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Lellylou on Thursday 22 April 10 14:28 BST (UK)
With the help of fellow RootsChatters I've been in touch with my Fathers(who died 34 yrs ago) family.Sadly theres a funeral Friday,of one of his brothers,but am excited as going to meet the rest of the family!!!!!  I know it sounds bad being excited to go to a funeral but I haven't met any of them for over 37 years!!!!!Also will be going to visit the graves of those that have sadly past on that I never knew or could remember,to pay my respects.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Thursday 22 April 10 22:14 BST (UK)
Usually Rootschat is very good with helpful responses.
I thank everyone who has helped me - a few have been spectacular in their thoughtfulness and effort.
I can still recall the email someone sent me suggesting i try this site.
I apologise for any tardiness on my side in getting back to responses in the past.  I've had a difficult year or two (cancer and deaths of family) so i have taken breaks from searching. 
Many thanks,
Julie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: little alison on Wednesday 02 June 10 10:28 BST (UK)
It has already been a great deal of help.
I was rather chaotic in my queries to start with and now am trying to focus on one line at a time.
The difficulity comes when I find that, having started with my father's diaries in Cheshire 1940s (now at the Record Office there by the way) - I find that I want to follow relations in Dublin, N.Wales, Scotland (Glasgow) and Lancashire.  And South Africa.

So I couldn't answer the poll about which country.
I keep coming back here but am getting on a lot of local discussion sites and following up any clues from general google searches.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Wednesday 02 June 10 10:56 BST (UK)
Hi little alison, To begin here after reading your reply to [will rootschat Chat be of help to you?] I firmly belive that everyone of whom I have contacted here as done more than I did never expect indeed.  After which my  thoughts are with you being that my lineages also came from far and wide..However how nice to see so many people trying to help whereby they are not even of the same line of history-names.. A very homely site to say the least. Diane.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ScallyW on Saturday 19 June 10 15:19 BST (UK)
In answer to the Poll question, I've had to say 'I don't know' - not because I doubt the ability of the site or it's members but purely because I can't foresee into the future so I really have no idea.  Do I hope that RootsChat will be of help to me..?  That's a whole different question and in answer to that I'd have to answer Yes.  If the answer to either of the questions were to be No then there wouldn't really be any point in being here, would there?  Maybe that's just me and my own particular view of logic.

It's heartening to see so many people answer in the positive though, it gives one optimism that we will also be so lucky...
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: tillypeg on Saturday 19 June 10 15:28 BST (UK)
Lellylou - I went to a funeral in December, a 92 year old aunt, sadly I hadn't kept in touch with her in recent years.  However, I met up with a cousin I last saw about 45 years ago and we promised to make an effort to keep in touch - as you do!  I met her on Tuesday and we spent 3 hours trying to fill in the gaps.  The years fell away and I am now in the process of helping her with her dad's family tree.

Good luck with your family "reunion", albeit at a funeral.

Tilly
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cathaldus on Saturday 19 June 10 16:12 BST (UK)
Simply logging on to RootsChat on a daily basis gives me a lift.  Looking at the photographs and the amazing work which the "experts" on them is great fun.  Sometimes I can even contribute to the subject!
Is RootsChat of help to me? - "You betcha'!

Bill
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Saturday 19 June 10 18:28 BST (UK)
In the present economic climate I fear it is inevitable that extensive cuts will be made to both local and national archive services, at least in the UK. Therefore it is likely that we shall all find Rootschat to be of ever increasing use to us during the duration of the cuts, and probably for some time afterwards.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: dbath on Sunday 04 July 10 07:26 BST (UK)
I have already had some outstanding assistance and broken through two previous brick walls.  As an "outsider" looking into English genealogy, I struggle with knowing where some of the towns in England are and how close or far they are from each other.  I am also still working to learn the English resources, so the guidance and advice I have gotten are invaluable.  Finally, the pound is a larger chunk out of my pocket than I would like, so reducing the amount of things (or at least focusing on critical items) I need to purchase in order to learn more about my family has helped greatly.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 04 July 10 14:01 BST (UK)
I encountered my brtickwall on the first day of my research in 1996. I still have it even though I joined Rootschat in 2008 and the posters on here have managed to knock a few bricks out of it.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Sunday 04 July 10 22:55 BST (UK)
Yet again some wonderful assistance - even if it is just (!) confirming or not what one has or not!
It really surprises me just how obliging some people are; that's a nice experience.
Thanks Rootschat.
Julie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Wednesday 07 July 10 02:21 BST (UK)
Yes it's fine. The people on rootschat are friendly and helpfull.from Diane . :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: kathb on Wednesday 07 July 10 11:38 BST (UK)
It most certainly has been.  Without the help and direction of other Rootschatters I would still have more brickwalls than I currently have.
Regards
Kathb
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: myluck! on Thursday 08 July 10 09:55 BST (UK)
Absolutely resounding yes

When I started my family search on my side I had information that turned out to be like a "paper chase". Many false trails and falsehoods.
For my partner's side I had two names! Some vague information of locations and then nothing else.
For both searches I have found help here and overall been quite successful.
I really need now to catalogue everything more efficiently and write out a series of questions to keep on going!

And probably where this site has been most useful is in diverting me when I hit a stumbling block and am side tracked. Just looking at others' problems/suggestions/queries and finding something of use for them, and from them, can get you right back on track!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Friday 09 July 10 14:46 BST (UK)
I think the time has come for you to instal a Family History program if you have not already done so, it would help you to order your information, and might even highlight some things you had missed. May I suggest Legacy 7, free version, if you like it you can then download the paid for version.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: sleo on Tuesday 13 July 10 21:23 BST (UK)
Almost certainly yes, as I'm not researching my own roots, but trying to trace individual British soldiers who served in Italy in 1944.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Tuesday 13 July 10 21:34 BST (UK)
We have the Armed Forces section, sleo, they will probably be of great help.
Welcome to rootschat.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: florab on Friday 06 August 10 21:10 BST (UK)
 :)I hope so .This is the first message I have ever posted.Did the patients who died in st. Georges hospital in stafford  have their death recorded in Stafford or the register office near to where they lived. florab
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Friday 06 August 10 21:25 BST (UK)
Hi flora, I can't answer you question, but I can say welcome to RootsChat.
You will have a great time here, I'm sure of it.
Paula
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Friday 06 August 10 21:28 BST (UK)
Hi flora, welcome to rootschat  :)

If you post your query on the specific board,  (staffs) those with local knowledge will maybe try to help

Cas
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Saturday 07 August 10 14:47 BST (UK)
Recently found a cousin whose added some information, which has raised questions in my head.  How can children being of similar age have two completely different names and be called half brothers and sisters.
Florence Ann Hinchelwood died in the USA and was half sister to Alexander Smith in Lanark 1870's/1880's .Their parents were still married to each other, no divorce, no death.
Unless one of them had a sibling and the childrens parent died and the family took them in, but then why would they have been half sister/brother and not cousin, or step-sister/brother.?  Really peculiar.

marcie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: myluck! on Saturday 07 August 10 15:58 BST (UK)
One I have come across is where a couple, both in a second marriage and had children from a first marraige - his, hers and theirs scenario

His first marriage children and her first marriage children were absolutely no relation to each other but they were described as half siblings
They were however half siblings to the children of the second marriage!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: little alison on Saturday 14 August 10 10:58 BST (UK)
Can I put a problem in here? Alison
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: aghadowey on Saturday 14 August 10 11:57 BST (UK)
No, Alison- this topic is for general comments abiout the usefulness of Rootschat.

However, there are lots of other places to post a query. Have a look at the Forum page and you'll see all the boards listed. If your question covers more than one board or you still aren't sure where to go then post in Beginners board (if there's a better place one of the moderators will move it for you).
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: truebritmega on Saturday 14 August 10 13:50 BST (UK)
not will it be, "it is"... it always is!, its always my first port of call when I have a problem, and usually I get an answer within minutes!, some, granted are questions that are just not able to be answered because of lack of records, how far back etc etc... but yes, this site to me, is one of the 3 sites i use more than any, as a forum... i havent seen one at all that can better it, the other 2 sites, I use hand in hand with it as they are record sites, which i can then come on here after finding out... whatever... and discovering the missing links that the records dont quite manage to marry up



Love it,.... simply love it
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: 4evasummer on Thursday 19 August 10 20:10 BST (UK)
I love it, everyone is so helpful,

I hope that in time I can be as helpful ;)

Keep up the good work everyone!!

Yvette
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: hall and walsh on Saturday 21 August 10 10:46 BST (UK)
I don't know - there seem to be some very helpful people out there but my first ever post - a lookup request - wasn't answered, so I don't know whether my request breached some kind of protocol. :(
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Saturday 21 August 10 10:57 BST (UK)
Hi Walsh,

Welcome to RootsChat :)

No, you haven't breached any protocoll or done anything wrong :)

Looking at your request,
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,475277.0.html
it also seems to call for local knowledge so there may not be an immediate response. 

regards,
Bob
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Monday 23 August 10 23:03 BST (UK)
One I have come across is where a couple, both in a second marriage and had children from a first marraige - his, hers and theirs scenario
His first marriage children and her first marriage children were absolutely no relation to each other but they were described as half siblings
They were however half siblings to the children of the second marriage!
I dont think that that is the case here, though. They married aged 25'ish in 1875.  There was also an archibald Wallace Hinshel?.... one or two others and a Christine Smith aged 30. I have tried to find them on census, also births
no joy.  Marcie  Last resort maybe the LDS
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: lewisbaker on Friday 10 September 10 19:21 BST (UK)
I hope that RootsChat will be of help to me, but I am having a very hard time finding my way around in it.  ???
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: aghadowey on Friday 10 September 10 19:23 BST (UK)
Is there a particular difficulty in finding your way around the site that we can help you with?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Friday 10 September 10 20:03 BST (UK)
Lewis, I see you only registered at 17.00 today, just take your time, you will make mistakes, learn from them. It took me some weeks to get even fairly competent on the site, some would no doubt dispute that I am yet after 21 months.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Friday 10 September 10 21:12 BST (UK)
Hi Lewis, welcome to Roots.
I agree with what has been said, take a slow tour...
I nearly freaked when I saw what there was on this site, as the one I was used to was minuscule compared to what is here.
Slowly, slowly, and more than anything, enjoy yourself.
Good luck in your research,
Paula
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Monday 13 September 10 03:18 BST (UK)
I hope that RootsChat will be of help to me, but I am having a very hard time finding my way around in it.  ???
Hi Lewis, as you see here.. I just kind of but in [anywhere] because i am always lost! but these peeps here are soooo understanding believe me [and patient too!] they must be to have put up with all my mass confusions[on all my boards here] also just keep asking,, that is what I do when I get stuck[quite often] I still get lost everywhere on all sites...what do you want to know next then? It took me 4 months to get my surnames added.. and i still am wondering how to add some morte? thats how lost I get! best of fun, and best of luck on researches  regards from Diane, in OZ from Wales.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 13 September 10 13:39 BST (UK)
Like they say Lewis, practise makes perfect! Good luck.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Tuesday 14 September 10 01:56 BST (UK)
I wonder if Lewis will find his way back here ? ;) Diane. YES, rootschat is helpfull for me. :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: indiansign on Monday 27 September 10 17:31 BST (UK)
Hope so, or that I can provide some help to another member
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jane l on Monday 27 September 10 18:00 BST (UK)
you bet it will be of help my other half is now in touch with a cousin he never knew and they are talking none stop my email bring back loads of childhood memories and he is seeing family photo's for the 1st time and hopefully will get the chance to meet up with some of them soon.
so thanks rootschat  :D :D ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ed5344 on Tuesday 28 September 10 20:06 BST (UK)
Hi Everyone,   The answer is definitely yes. Just joined the site yesterday picked up lots of tips in just a few hours. Great site love it .

ed5344.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: 2mm on Wednesday 29 September 10 20:55 BST (UK)
yes
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: sm00z on Tuesday 19 October 10 11:18 BST (UK)
I would think that RootsChat will eventually produce some positive results. Someone will eventually respond to my posts--maybe today, tomorrow, next week, next month or even a few years from now. It's sort of like playing a lottery. I recently answered a seven year old post on another message board and met a cousin living in Australia. We are both researching the same family and now we frequently exchange information via email.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Tuesday 19 October 10 22:40 BST (UK)
Yes.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: sm00z on Tuesday 19 October 10 22:55 BST (UK)
Exactly:)
Title: Please cancel this Poll email to me
Post by: jk22 on Wednesday 20 October 10 23:09 BST (UK)
Hello.
I have high regard for Rootschat.  It has been a most helpful site, but i am now cranky with this perpetual poll!  Could we please have it stopped or in some way made more appropriate?
jk22
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Thursday 21 October 10 00:46 BST (UK)
Beginning to know how you feel.

Could we have a poll on VERY unusual names?

marcie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: aghadowey on Thursday 21 October 10 09:54 BST (UK)
If people would answer the question Will RootsChat be of help to you? and not wander off topic then this thread would not be as long as it is now.

Could we have a poll on VERY unusual names?

There's already at least one thread about unusual names so feel free to post there but no need to start a new poll about the subject.
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,178163.0.html
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Friday 29 October 10 23:22 BST (UK)
I wonder if Lewis will find his way back here ? ;) Diane.
  YES. rootschat has been very helpfull for me.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jimmy39 on Sunday 07 November 10 05:39 GMT (UK)
I have gone through 100 pages of WW2 and merchant Navy
50 pages of Lanarkshire still have lots more to investigate
only been a member since yesterday
Very Very interesting actually went on chat room as I was exploring and said G'Day to a few people
I already have feed back and I have already have input to the site
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: MrBlack on Tuesday 07 December 10 21:40 GMT (UK)
Hello,

Yes. I only joined last night and have found a huge amount of information. Everyone has been extremely helpful.

Although it does look like I am the family of the wrong side of a scandal. :(
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Wednesday 08 December 10 15:33 GMT (UK)
Don't worry about that! Many of us, including myself have found that situation many times including at least 3 transportations to NSW :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cheecky face on Thursday 09 December 10 20:08 GMT (UK)
i'm hopeing rootchat will be able to help, but i don't know how to get started, the names i'm interested in are flanagan and pickston,  where do i go from here breda
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cheecky face on Thursday 09 December 10 20:11 GMT (UK)
My family have Irish roots and their name was Flanagan if thats any help.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Carole in Dallas on Thursday 09 December 10 20:40 GMT (UK)
I send my love and appreciation to all of those in the UK and Australia that have helped me beyond words....a 'shout out' of deep gratitude being sent to you from Dallas....


 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: SteveAlex on Thursday 16 December 10 14:00 GMT (UK)
I hope it will.  Just joined and all I need is time!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: 0113vanny on Sunday 26 December 10 12:51 GMT (UK)
sorry a totally random questino as I am new to roots.   not sure how it works.   my main question is whether most people discussing thigns in roots are doing their own research by signing up/paying to an online genealogy search engine.  I know you wouldn't reccommend any particular one, but is this how one does it?   and also chats on the roots forums?   
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: myluck! on Sunday 26 December 10 13:39 GMT (UK)
from personal experience I find it depends where your ancestors are from
Many of mine are Irish and many of the Irish records were destroyed and therefore the paid sites have little to offer. However for UK based relatives some have been very useful and the investment worth while.

I would suggest you ask some of your unanswered questions in the correct forum areas here and see what replies you receive. This will help tell if there are free sites to look in or where is best.

Happy hunting
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ASheriff on Sunday 26 December 10 16:54 GMT (UK)
My ancestry has Gypsy origins and some of the topics covered have already got me passed a major sticking point (i.e. the interchangeable nature of some Gypsy names).

Thanks.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Patricia jackson on Sunday 26 December 10 17:59 GMT (UK)
 :)This is a very good free site with lots of friendly people prepared you help if they can.  I have many brick walls - I am sure most of you do too. Sooner or later they will be broken down.......
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mentmore on Friday 04 February 11 23:33 GMT (UK)


Rootschat has helped me no end over the years, everyone is so helpful and friendly, I feel as though I actually know them.

A great site.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Saturday 19 February 11 01:11 GMT (UK)
I really hope so.  I've been working on my Australian ancestors and am starting to move towards England, Ireland and Scotland.  I hope this forum will assist me and others that don't live in the UK.

regards
Carol from OZ
G'day Carol i too am living in oz, originally born/lived in Wales.. gee i hope you will get help here..i too have ancestrs in u k and elswhere, good luck, the chatbox is very friendly and helpfull here too Carol. luv Di, in Tasmania..[as in luv from Di in oz! x]
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Carole in Dallas on Saturday 19 February 11 03:40 GMT (UK)


Rootschat has helped me no end over the years, everyone is so helpful and friendly, I feel as though I actually know them.

A great site.

I wish we all get together for a Roots Chat Convention.  Would be fun to meet all of those who have helped through the years!!!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: truebritmega on Monday 28 February 11 14:52 GMT (UK)
now that does sound a good idea :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Tuesday 01 March 11 09:49 GMT (UK)
It's always good to check in.
Julie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: tkgafs on Friday 08 April 11 15:58 BST (UK)
I have already had a lot of help from people I'll probably never meet, but I am eternally grateful for that help

Tkgafs
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Friday 08 April 11 19:30 BST (UK)
Perhaps I'm cynical, but demolishing a brick wall I usually find another behind it, rather like a nest of Russian dolls.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 09 April 11 18:43 BST (UK)
That's fact, not cynicism, Redroger.
After all the months sorting my great gran and all her blokes and children I thought I was home and dry... then I started on her mother!
That wasn't so bad... once I found there were THREE ways of spelling her name, not two.
It goes to show, never give in, and Roots CAN be of great help.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 10 April 11 15:36 BST (UK)
However, all we can do Paula, is keep trying. My 2XGGF travelled from Somerset to Lincolnshire in the 1790s with a militia unit, which he left in Alford to marry. His was the first instance of the surname Luffman in the north of England. I traced him from Alford to the militia unit through the national archives, but the only baptism I have discovered in Somerset is that of an illegitimate child b1776, mother's name Meatyard, the surname Luffman being crossed through, a device used by some of the clergy when they thought they knew the father.
However, thanks to other Rootschatters I have read a military pension record for him, also at Kew, which solves several mysteries, eg. why only 4 children? Reason, when baby was born re-enlist for a few years, come home, make another baby then enlist again etc. He was invalided out with severe asthma in 1811, and the record gives his place of birth, even to the urban parish concerned, unfortunately York is not in Southwest England, and a search of the registers there shows no Luffman baptisms.so back to square 1.As he joined the militia I think his father might also have had a military connection, and his mother then a teenager may have been a camp follower. Search at National Army Museum for units stationed at York in 1776 drew a blank, they were all fighting in America!The militia were providing garrisons, but which unit is unknown. Search further complicated by 1) his putative baptism was in a border area between Somerset , Dorset and Wiltshire 2) Dorset militia records destroyed by water in the 1920s 3) 13,000+ army muster rolls at Kew. Strangely I got back to him on my first day of researching in 1996. How about that for a brick wall? Don't get me wrong Paula, Rootschat has been most helpful to me, just never managed to deal with this wall.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 10 April 11 18:17 BST (UK)
Only one thing to say, Redroger...
Now THAT'S a brick wall
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 10 April 11 19:13 BST (UK)
Yes, I think the initial speed of the research lulled me into a sense of false security. The ironic thing is that if I am correct about the identity of his mother then she is a part of a tree proven back to around 1300AD. As there was only one Luffman family in the village at the time of his birth I have a fair idea of his father, it was either William Luffman being a naughty boy at the age of 22, or less likely (I hope!) his father, also William being a VERY naughty boy.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: pool1 on Friday 22 April 11 23:11 BST (UK)
I'm sure RootsChat will be of help.

I've only just started looking around the site but the "Getting started / Beginners links" post looks really useful. It has links there that are new to me.

 :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ray-1 on Thursday 19 May 11 09:05 BST (UK)
Absolutely first class. Only just joined but when you trawl back through the posts there is so much information, priceless and the people both knowledgeable and more importantly, willing to share.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 19 May 11 13:21 BST (UK)
Hi pool1, I expect by now you are beginning to make real progress.

You've found a very good site in RootsChat, ray-1 I'm sure you will enjoy your time here and you never know, one day you may be come one of the 'knowledgeable people willing to share.'
It happened to me. I had a few photos restored and got hooked, now I am doing them for other people. RootsChat is magic.

Good luck to you both.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Jock McTartan on Saturday 28 May 11 21:31 BST (UK)
I'm pretty sure this place will be of help - seems to be a lively, friendly community :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 28 May 11 21:40 BST (UK)
Lively, friendly, helpful, and always willing to share, Jock.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: HeatherLynne on Saturday 28 May 11 22:40 BST (UK)
According to family legend, my father's first cousin once removed was a footballer who played for either Chelsea or Fulham football clubs in the early 1930s and had died soon after a match.  I'd searched their lists of old players but had no luck finding him.

I was browsing the useful links board yesterday evening and found one for old newspapers (http://newspapers.nl.sg/Default.aspx)  and put the family surname in on the off chance there might be something about any of my relatives.  In a Singapore newspaper was a report of  Ernest Rassell's death and giving the name of his team - Kingstonian, an amateur team!  Who would have thought I'd find the answer halfway round the world  :o  I found out that his brother Frederick also played for Kingstonian, all from the same link.   ;D

Just one example of how Rootschat has helped me, it's great here  :D
Heather
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ray-1 on Sunday 29 May 11 09:26 BST (UK)
What a remarkable coincidence Heather, I'm off to look at the old newspapers!!!!!!
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Post by: HeatherLynne on Sunday 29 May 11 12:55 BST (UK)
Yes indeed!  Serendipitous or was someone guiding my research?  ???   Heather
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: darrinr on Monday 05 September 11 22:19 BST (UK)
only just joined and so still learning but already found great information. Super site (so far!)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Monday 05 September 11 22:36 BST (UK)
It is a super site, I can vouch for that.
You will enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: BRADFORD on Tuesday 06 September 11 10:11 BST (UK)
I have already been helped,and only been a member 1 day,GREAT.
Is there RootsChat groups for other countries.Namely Austria and Germany ?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: carol8353 on Tuesday 06 September 11 10:18 BST (UK)
Bradford

We are World wide  ;D Many Rootschatters live 'abroad'.

Go to the top left ,just above this message board and click on Rootschat.com.
It will take you to a board with all the headings on.
Scroll down to the appropriate one ie in your case Europe.

Each of the popular county boards has a look up and offers board,make sure you choose the right one to post a request on.

Carol
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Tuesday 06 September 11 11:05 BST (UK)
Remember Bradford people of German ethnicity lived far wider than Germany and Austria, Sudetenland, East Prussia, Switzerland, Baltic states and Italy for example.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: aghadowey on Tuesday 06 September 11 13:08 BST (UK)
I have already been helped,and only been a member 1 day,GREAT.
Is there RootsChat groups for other countries.Namely Austria and Germany ?

Both come under EUROPE here (I've just moved one of your posts to that board).
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,135.0.html
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: myfair lady on Tuesday 06 September 11 16:56 BST (UK)
great site great great help great root chatters to help with any history or topic
no better to be found thanks again for every one who has helped me on many occasion
my fair lady 
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Diane Heddon on Thursday 15 September 11 10:21 BST (UK)
Yes very much so, and although me brain get's confused at times the peeps on Rootschat seem to be very understanding re; myself, and I see also they are very helpfull to others. TU rootschar friends...x  from D    across the waves~~~~~~
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nkbauer on Thursday 15 September 11 17:37 BST (UK)
I'm so glad that I found this website. The links have been very helpful but it's the expertise of the rootschatters that has been invaluable. They helped to set me straight when I was going down the wrong path with my Currie family history. They also helped me break down a brick wall with my father's family. Thank you rootschatters!!
Kind regards,
Nan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Wednesday 12 October 11 22:32 BST (UK)
yes
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: wmlxb05 on Monday 21 November 11 13:15 GMT (UK)
great site
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: walkley on Sunday 27 November 11 16:14 GMT (UK)
I found a contact on your site by putting a name etched on the window of our house with a date 1772. but I cannot send him/her a message on your system
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: walkley on Sunday 27 November 11 16:14 GMT (UK)
still cant send a private message
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: walkley on Sunday 27 November 11 16:15 GMT (UK)
I wonder if I able to now? something about need 3 posts
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Sunday 27 November 11 18:09 GMT (UK)
That refers to sending personal messages to other members. You can now do it whenever you want.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Dorliz on Sunday 27 November 11 20:31 GMT (UK)
you should be able to send a pm now that you have made three posts.
Dorliz
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Sunday 27 November 11 21:17 GMT (UK)
Always some sort of help.  Sometimes very helpful.
Kind regards
Julie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 28 November 11 10:58 GMT (UK)
The help columns at the top of the heading are often very helpful.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Wednesday 04 January 12 21:00 GMT (UK)
Always YES! :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mona lisa on Wednesday 04 January 12 21:06 GMT (UK)
Absolutely...the generosity and the expertise, helpful hints/suggestions and historical tidbits.... are very much appreciated. Thanks to all for any tiny bits that get me inch by inch to my elusive kinfolk...Happy New Year to all and may this be the Year of knocking thru the brickwalls so may of us have....
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: myluck! on Wednesday 04 January 12 23:00 GMT (UK)
Here here!! May our walls fall to reveal all this year!!

May I also take the time to say a sincere thanks for all the help I have received on public forums and by PM here on this site - I hope I have returned same in kind to some.

Rootschat has been a revelation of people's spirit if not always of my ancestors (!) and I appreciate greatly the help it gives and the sense of achievement received while helping others - long may we all continue to look forward while looking back!!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jumpinjane on Thursday 05 January 12 06:30 GMT (UK)
I still get confused with replying to a post and have no idea how too send a pm, but the site is brill. people are so helpful and kind in their help. almost like one big family
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: myluck! on Thursday 05 January 12 08:59 GMT (UK)
Hopefully replying will come with familiarity jumpinjane - for a basic reply just click on the icon [reply] and type your message into the message box and click [post]

You can be all fancy with colour and bold etc if you want to but its not necessary!!

Now you have 3 posts the easiest way to send a private message (PM) is to look at the left of your screen where the person's user name is located and below it and any picture they may use are two symbols; one looks like a green scroll (hover your mouse/cursor over it and it will say (private message and whether the person is online or offline) - click on this and write your message
You can also click on the user name which will show you the profile of the user and at the bottom of this screen is a link to PMs as well

Happy hunting!!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Cronky on Sunday 29 January 12 09:12 GMT (UK)
I've just joined, having been bitten by the family research bug a year ago. This seems a very helpful community and I'm looking forward to participating.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jumpinjane on Sunday 29 January 12 10:58 GMT (UK)
Its a great site and very helpful. I find the other members reply to any queries very quickly, its surprising who knows what.

Jane
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Sunday 29 January 12 11:53 GMT (UK)
Hi Cronky and Jane,
The main thing I have foundin Family History, is know the different sites to go to get the information.
There is so much out there, it's just finding it.
Good luck.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jumpinjane on Sunday 29 January 12 18:11 GMT (UK)
That is so true, especially when you hit a brick wall and it all seems to go pear shaped and you could pull your hair out in frustration, but there is usually someone who can help.

Then its another brick in the wall towards your unknown ancestors. In a way its almost like being a member of a very large family.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: christev on Monday 06 February 12 20:44 GMT (UK)
already been a great help to me and I just know this brilliant site will help me again in the future
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jspaul on Monday 05 March 12 16:52 GMT (UK)
Yes. I am trying to research my family history. This site is great.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: chezbrunetfrance on Tuesday 17 April 12 08:51 BST (UK)
I am a new member and so far I have found the site extremely helpful for which I would like to thank every who replied to me questions.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Milly Mac on Tuesday 17 April 12 10:32 BST (UK)
It has already exceeded my expectations - not only have I been assisted to find records for my elusive Gt Grandfather but I've been found  ;D by two family members previously unknown to me! (one from my Dad's side & one from my Mum's). I am amazed at the fantastic help that has come my way - Thanks!
Milly Mac
Downunder.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: 3sillydogs on Tuesday 17 April 12 11:02 BST (UK)
Yes, this site is awsome.
 ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Valerie125 on Friday 27 April 12 22:34 BST (UK)
I truly hope so :D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Pejic on Saturday 28 April 12 06:56 BST (UK)
I've been here just over a year now and largely thanks to information given, advice passed on and inspiration provided I have now got twice as many unknown ends on my tree as I had a year ago!

So it has definitely helped me increase the depth of my ignorance, whilst improving my depth of research skill.

Thanks to the founders and members, peter
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Tuesday 22 May 12 23:45 BST (UK)
Yes indeed.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nkbauer on Wednesday 23 May 12 03:30 BST (UK)
Hello again,
I first commented in Sept 2011 on how helpful this site had been. Since then rootschatters have given me a major breakthrough in my brickwall in Argyll, Scotland. Another rootchatter has helped me with another family line in Essex, England.
Rootschatters rock!!!!!! When I first started to research my family, I never dreamt that I would be able to trace the various lines so far back.
Thank you, rootschatters
Nan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: macjeffrey on Sunday 15 July 12 14:46 BST (UK)
Already found a thread about my ancestors, so a BIG YES
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Fat Cat Fred on Monday 30 July 12 22:54 BST (UK)
Hopefully, I think chatting to lots of like minded people doing similar research will help  :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: brohenwr14 on Friday 03 August 12 11:50 BST (UK)
Without this site.. I wouldn't have found anything about my family tree. Thanks to this forum, I've been able to go back 4 generations. Now I hopefully can see uncles and aunties etc now before going back some more!!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: daxy on Friday 03 August 12 16:45 BST (UK)
I've only just become a member after researching my family tree for many years.  All your postings are a real inspiration and I am hoping that Rootschat will help me in my quest for more info. ( once I've got to grip with using the site!)
Best wishes
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cunners on Thursday 13 September 12 11:05 BST (UK)
I hope so!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nkbauer on Thursday 13 September 12 13:40 BST (UK)
Rootschatters are awesome. They are so knowledgeable and helpful. Just this week Monica helped me to sort out a branch of my Currie family tree. Thanks, Monica
Nan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jess5athome on Monday 17 September 12 13:34 BST (UK)
Absolutely brilliant! came on with a couple of questions regarding not knowing how to trace my grandfathers family tree as he was born in the Netherlands and in about a week I have traced it back as far as 1760. A great site and absolutely top notch members.
jess5athome
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: sunflower on Monday 17 September 12 14:05 BST (UK)
Like most other people on this site I can get just as excited doing someone else's tree as I do my own and there is always someone with an answer when I get stuck.  A very big  YES

Carol
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mrigger on Wednesday 26 September 12 15:42 BST (UK)
I just wish I'd found this site years ago - I've found out more about one branch on my tree in 3 days here than I had in the previous 6 years!

Keep it up....

Mark
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: BW252 on Thursday 27 September 12 19:04 BST (UK)
Yes Yes Yes - the most helpful people in solving mysteries on my family tree.   Have also saved me goodness knows how much money in what would have, for me, been fruitless searches.  Many a brick wall has been solved with almost indecent haste by members.   Thank you one and all

Harry

ps I have another coming up !!!!!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: macberry on Monday 26 November 12 07:12 GMT (UK)
Yes , found a good few facts already. Very satisfied and enjoying reading the posts on the forum.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: paintedlady on Friday 04 January 13 00:14 GMT (UK)
I have been on many online research sites and rather expensive ones too, but i think this site is fantastic and so are the people who use it.  They have been extremely helpful to me on many occasions and i love the way you can  also send messages in private without them appearing on screen, and as for the restoration of photos - well that is a first class service, a real winner.

Also love the new look, it's concise, clean, easy to jump from one area to another - keep up the good work it must have been a real challenge to sort everything out from the old style.

Cheers :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: BW252 on Friday 04 January 13 09:24 GMT (UK)
Yes
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Saturday 05 January 13 04:30 GMT (UK)
Without a doubt!
Thank you,
Julie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: donnosa on Wednesday 09 January 13 19:36 GMT (UK)
A definite Yes! and any help is always appreciated...
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Wednesday 09 January 13 22:04 GMT (UK)
I have absolutely no doubt that using Rootschat is a smart way to go.
jk22
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ladyrivers on Saturday 16 February 13 20:44 GMT (UK)
i have had offers of look ups, advice, information and a kindly gentleman who offered to drive to a cemetery and take a photograph.  How can I personally thank these kind people? :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Saturday 16 February 13 22:03 GMT (UK)
Don't forget, if you have a photograph that you would like restored or dated, there is always someone to help.
You're right, as Family History Boards go, this has got to be the best.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: nkbauer on Sunday 17 February 13 00:59 GMT (UK)
I too have had offers of advice, look ups, information and pictures. Rootschatters are so extremely helpful and well informed. Just yesterday I finally found my great grandfather's place and date of death. I had been searching since 2004 and had hit a solid brickwall. I made contact with a previously unknown second cousin and he was able to supply the information. Don't ever give up on finding information.
Thank you to all Rootschatters who give so freely of their time.
Nan
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Sunday 17 February 13 03:29 GMT (UK)
One of the few honourable sites on this thing called the internet.  No doping going on here.
Tight and rigorous governance in context of a super assist researcher nexus.  Has become my preferred live website.  Speedy responses and many are truly very thoughtful and helpful. 
Julie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: ladyrivers on Wednesday 27 February 13 07:38 GMT (UK)
Rootschat is a great site. My questions asking for help came thick and fast and I cant thank the people enough for all the assistance. I enjoy reading other peoples requests
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Del777 on Wednesday 26 June 13 11:28 BST (UK)
This site will be a lot of help to me, it has already helped me to give photograph restoration a try. The links to various registers I hope will help search for the English branch of my family. So all in all I am very pleased indeed I found this site.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: AlMartin on Thursday 27 June 13 11:56 BST (UK)
As a total new-start to genealogical research I'm confident this site will be a massive help!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Thursday 27 June 13 23:31 BST (UK)
Al, I am hardly ever on here these days, but I can tell you, this site is about as good as you will get when it comes to research.
They are a wonderful lot and I am sure that you will soon have a sizable Family Tree to be proud of.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: dmedia on Sunday 21 July 13 16:15 BST (UK)
Within 5 minutes of simply browsing at random I've already discovered several resources that were unfamiliar to me. So yes indeed rootschat is very helpful. !
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Tuesday 30 July 13 07:10 BST (UK)
Yes Rootschat is a vital site for genealogy enthusiasts.
Excellent management with often much support and information.
Many thanks to the Team.
jk22
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: bearsome on Sunday 04 August 13 16:06 BST (UK)
This site was recommended to me by a friend on another forum (nothing to do with family history), because she'd found Rootschat very helpful. I'm not sure just yet how much help it'll be for me, as I've already done a lot of research on both sides of both my husband's and my own family, but it'll be fun finding out!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: conahy calling on Friday 30 August 13 22:57 BST (UK)
Have found some great links which are a great help when researching.  :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: rickyh1950 on Thursday 03 October 13 07:44 BST (UK)
It already has helped me a great deal! Info from Dee321eeD in the chat room cleared up a lot of confusion in my head about a part of my family i knew nothing about. I also think that one of your regular posters is a relative (distant) of mine!
The chat room is so friendly its sometimes difficult to get away....!!

Thanks to all ...so far SO good
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Roger the Saurus on Monday 13 January 14 17:45 GMT (UK)
It was of immediate help to me. Within 24 hours of my original query, I'd had a lot of useful advice from a number of people. Now i'm looking to see if I can help anyone else.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cheecky face on Wednesday 15 January 14 15:37 GMT (UK)
Our first Poll - rememeber you too can start off a Poll in any of the Boards here if you wish to.

The question of this poll is "Do you think RootsChat will be of help to you?" (in researching you family tree).  ::)  Answer by clicking above.

(Only registered users of RootsChat will see the voting buttons)  :'(


how do I reply to a quote?
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: sarah on Wednesday 15 January 14 15:41 GMT (UK)
You just have ;D ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: cheecky face on Thursday 16 January 14 15:56 GMT (UK)
You just have ;D ;D

Rootschat has been invaluable in my family research because it covers a large part of the world and also locally so all bases are covered by Rootschat members
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: SoupDragon64 on Sunday 30 March 14 19:40 BST (UK)
Indeed it will, but don't know how to vote sorry  ???
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Redroger on Monday 31 March 14 12:11 BST (UK)
Indeed it will, but don't know how to vote sorry  ???

You should see the voting buttons, but not if you have already voted!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: SoupDragon64 on Monday 31 March 14 14:48 BST (UK)
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Sunday 08 June 14 23:46 BST (UK)
Most Definitely! ;)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mr newzealand on Tuesday 01 July 14 02:51 BST (UK)
for me it hasn't help my lukeis line become better understood, also few people here i have met have lukeis in their trees which was a shock, if more detailed info on my lukeis ancestor's orgins came about then it would most certainly have helped me alot more
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: sarah on Tuesday 01 July 14 10:10 BST (UK)
Hi Mr Newzealand,

I was only able to find one posting on RootsChat looking for help with the lukeis family. The post was asking if anyone knows a lukeis clan from Cornwall.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=609890.msg4592126#msg4592126

Perhaps if you add some names and dates and add what you know about the family we maybe able to find some more information for you. Don't forget to tell us what you would like to try and find out ;)

Regards

Sarah :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mr newzealand on Tuesday 01 July 14 23:05 BST (UK)
Hi sarah steve g also has them , i can't give dates due to the untrustworthy info on ancestry, what i know about the family varies greatly as detail is hard to trust, so far i've had no major luck with them
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 02 July 14 07:58 BST (UK)
Hi Mr Newzealand

I've just done a search on another site  for baptisms, marriages and burials,  and find there are 61 records for Lukeis in Cornwall, from 1589 to 1872. These records would all be pretty reliable.

As Sarah has said, if you start a new thread with what you know - first names, approx dates and parishes etc. -  I'm sure we could help you.


Gadget

PS -93 in England - earliest 1602 in Wiltshire
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mr newzealand on Wednesday 02 July 14 08:05 BST (UK)
hi thanks gadget its not only just that but i have found them in wiltshire in the early 1600's somerset , devonshire in the late 1200's its just there isnt any consist area they stick to they are like a fire they pop up everywehere making a search all the harder to conduct,many here on the site have never heard of lukeis which is interesting as at one point in the uk's history it was a common cornish surname, i have found only 12 people to date in australia with the name lukeis which may be related to me in some way, i cannot also find a country they started in , i think they must be eastern european jews as they show up in many of europe's eastern nations
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: crowsfeet on Wednesday 02 July 14 09:07 BST (UK)
RC has been ultra helpful & helped me crack some quite hard problems.

Thanx to all concerned with my queries

Regards Crowsfeet
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Gmar on Wednesday 02 July 14 11:58 BST (UK)
You-all those people who come out - and help It is you who I am grateful to.Each person has their own way of helping and I am so glad. It is not nice being surrounded by brick walls, and very big thank you to Rootschat.com. for giving us the opportunity to interact. You are like pieces of a jig saw puzzle every little bit helps.For newbies it is a bit daunting as I remember getting asked all these questions.But one gets a bit excited about perhaps somebody will help me and then the magical pieces fit together. Bravo rootschat better than sliced bread. gmar
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jess5athome on Wednesday 02 July 14 18:14 BST (UK)
You-all those people who come out - and help It is you who I am grateful to.Each person has their own way of helping and I am so glad. It is not nice being surrounded by brick walls, and very big thank you to Rootschat.com. for giving us the opportunity to interact. You are like pieces of a jig saw puzzle every little bit helps.For newbies it is a bit daunting as I remember getting asked all these questions.But one gets a bit excited about perhaps somebody will help me and then the magical pieces fit together. Bravo rootschat better than sliced bread. gmar


Very nicely put Gmar.

Frank. :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Finley 1 on Wednesday 02 July 14 18:17 BST (UK)
Would be lost -- totally lost without it  :)

xin
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jess5athome on Wednesday 02 July 14 18:29 BST (UK)
Would be lost -- totally lost without it  :)

xin


Hi xin, I agree totally, I remember when I started researching my tree, I put my Great Grandfather's name into a search engine and the first result was a thread on Rootschat about his Grandson.
To be honest nearly everything I have found out is due directly or indirectly to what I have learned or been advised about on Rootschat and I am forever gratefull to it's members.
Also I have come into contact with some very nice people while using it.

Frank. :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mr newzealand on Thursday 03 July 14 01:00 BST (UK)
hi there jess yes i agree completely with you i found my x1 grandfather's death related notices thanks to a member here, also found out more then i had hope which is always good, also the same when i found a great uncle coming from guernsey to nz i wouldn't have otherwise found such info
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you? COMPLETED
Post by: jk22 on Monday 14 July 14 22:08 BST (UK)
Has always been a very good resource.
Thank you muchly.
jk22
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mr newzealand on Thursday 17 July 14 07:45 BST (UK)
 :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: marcie dean on Tuesday 30 September 14 18:01 BST (UK)
finding information that I have beenunable to find myself
Marjorie
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: odysseyov on Tuesday 21 October 14 07:42 BST (UK)
RootsChat helped me lay some ghosts and prove some family myths were actually legends.   Very much appreciated!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Wednesday 07 January 15 20:41 GMT (UK)
I'd go so far as to say that RootsChat will always help - in some way or another!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: DavidG02 on Sunday 01 February 15 12:07 GMT (UK)
Smashed a wall that had blocked my dads cousin for 25 years and myself (on and off) for 10 years

Much thanks Mercian and others. Yes a popular search site did point me here as well
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mentmore on Sunday 01 February 15 22:37 GMT (UK)


Rootschat.....a fantastic site.  I have been helped with family research as well as computer problems.  People from across the world have looked up newspaper articles, a RC member in USA transcribed a Will for me.
All with much appreciation from me.
Thank you all.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Barb Given on Wednesday 04 February 15 22:18 GMT (UK)
Oh my, yes! Two new friends immediately dated my old metal plate studio portrait from the clothing worn by the people. And as well, one of those friends is working to try to improve the very black image and the considerable damage to the image. Thank you, thank you.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Wednesday 04 February 15 22:30 GMT (UK)
Be ready to be amazed, Barb. When I first joined i put up four tin types. They were just strange little photos to me, but the lovely people on Roots soon had them improved so that I could see them clearly.
I do the 'magic' myself now and sometimes drop in to do a colour and restore.
Hope your photo comes up looking like new. It can happen.
Paula
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: hopeful53 on Tuesday 17 March 15 10:09 GMT (UK)
Really helpful...I am a newbie and already finding out fascinating information...so interesting to read the posts. Had a bit of a false start with someone being let's just say not the nicest, but moderator helped with that. Just reading all the help files trying manoeuvre round.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: tinkerbell7 on Tuesday 17 March 15 10:35 GMT (UK)
Great site -  ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Thursday 19 March 15 01:39 GMT (UK)
I very much agree!
jk
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Allan Robson on Tuesday 21 April 15 08:56 BST (UK)
Rootschat is a brilliant site everyone is very helpful, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: BenAtar on Tuesday 14 July 15 22:34 BST (UK)
Well it already has been a great help. I came across a thread on here that described my great grandparents and their children. And how they made a journey back in the mid 1800s and also how a mystery around two female family members was resolved.......all amazing to me, an interested relative.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Ashers72 on Thursday 16 July 15 22:39 BST (UK)
I found roots chat by googling one of ancestors out of curiosity thinking there's too many similar names, only to find someone here looking for exactly the same information!

I'm caught between feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information and over excited by what i might discover!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jrtom9 on Saturday 01 August 15 23:44 BST (UK)
The website has been a big help to me before I ever signed up. I hope it continues to be from now on as well.

Great site.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Malcolm33 on Saturday 01 August 15 23:53 BST (UK)
   Everyone is so kind and helpful and this itself instils a great feeling of wanting to help others.  But it is much more than an aid on the way to finding ancestors.    Stories unfold and the past is often brought back to life.   Those old memories are something of an energy, so perhaps the Ancient Egyptians were right with many of their beliefs.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Caw1 on Saturday 01 August 15 23:55 BST (UK)
This web site broke down a huge brick wall for me, with very grateful thanks to one member who found ( in 15 mins) the answer to my problem of finding my half brother & sister.
I've spent forty years knowing of them and the last six seriously looking for them.
I hope one day to be as helpful to someone when I've learnt more techniques in how to do it!

Caw1   
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: huriteAO on Friday 12 August 16 10:55 BST (UK)
Rootschat has already caused the fall of 3 brick walls. Amazing collaborations. Thanking all who have contributed to the progress
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Debzkitkat on Wednesday 14 September 16 13:12 BST (UK)
Totally helped me tracing my real grandads family roots in Belfast, Ireland 😁
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Friday 16 September 16 18:41 BST (UK)
I've had the best experience recently on the Australian Desk.
Just a great joy to have 'someone' significantly offer and provide most useful and encouraging support and actual information.

RootsChat is just an excellent site - next best to employing one's own genealogist/family historian.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: PaulaToo on Friday 16 September 16 21:59 BST (UK)
I agree with that last statement, jk22.
Rootschat is about the best there is.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: huriteAO on Friday 05 January 18 07:00 GMT (UK)
Rootschat is of immense value to me.

Thank you for this wonderful service
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jaybelnz on Friday 05 January 18 07:40 GMT (UK)
🎧🎧🎤  " Simply the best- better than all the rest" 👏👏👏😃😃 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Jackiemh on Friday 05 January 18 08:54 GMT (UK)
Rootschat has helped me to appreciate the challenge of researching family history and when you do manage to clear obstacles or brick walls, with help,  there is a sense of achievement.
Jackie

Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: matanzas on Monday 19 March 18 10:57 GMT (UK)
It's not RootsChat that is so great, but the people who make it up.  RC is just the medium.

People are so helpful and inspiring.  As well ass basic family data I have received, it is the insights and little clues as to what I should be doing.  I am not a very good on-line searcher, but I have managed to struggle a little less.

Thank you everyone.  Rootschat forever!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: barbinoz on Friday 30 March 18 07:18 BST (UK)
Yes I hope so, it has in the past.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: oots on Monday 09 April 18 13:12 BST (UK)
Yes. of course. Thanks for the useful information
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: boycey1969 on Monday 05 November 18 12:26 GMT (UK)
Yes lots of good information thus far
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: mowsehowse on Monday 05 November 18 13:23 GMT (UK)
Hi there

This site seems to be excellent and very very user friendly and I love the ability to be able to attach images to the messages; great, keep up the good work.

The question "DO YOU THINK ROOTS CHAT WILL BE OF SOME HELP TO YOU" is very difficult to answer honestly as you only have three choices - Yes, No or Don't Know.

From past experience of Local & Family History I have found it more enjoyable to be able to help others in their quest for Ancestors, and get great satisfaction from solving difficult research enquires - so I therefore had to reply as 'No' or 'Don't Know' (I'll keep it secret as to which I chose), rather than being positive and saying Yes.

Think about it, is it better to give rather than receive?

Chris in 1066Land (Hastings)

What a strange answer Chris.... of course it is wonderful to be able to help others, and I have done, but it is also marvellous to be able to ask a question and get answers, the benefit of which I have also had.

So probably I should be voting affirmative, except that I doubt Rootschat will continue to benefit me in the future. Perhaps there should be a 4th option:
           d: "It has been already. Thank you!"
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: antrim_lad78 on Monday 01 April 19 07:31 BST (UK)
I'm hoping to find quite a bit of family links, starting with my grandfather's great grandfather who has a birthday coming up April 11th. My grandfather is now 92 and has no picture of this anscetor that I'm aware of and very little is known at this time except his name, birthday and marriage details and location, County Antrim 1830.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Malcolm33 on Monday 01 April 19 21:01 BST (UK)
     Welcome to Rootschat, Antrim Lad.

     I feel sure we can give you a lot of help to find your great grandfathers and are only too happy to help.

     We really need as much detail as you can give us though, such as your grandfather's name and his father's name as well, along with which town in Antrim you think they were living and when.  As many dates as possible will all make the search easier.

      You need to go to this page - https://www.rootschat.com/forum/antrim/ and click on New Topic and in the subject heading the full name of grandfather and place if known.    They write in your request for a search and then it will be all systems, 'Go'.

      Good Luck with your search, Malcolm, Mebourne, OZ.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: aghadowey on Monday 01 April 19 21:33 BST (UK)
Welcome from me, too  :)

However, we aren't allowed to post details of living people so as your grandfather is still alive then you shouldn't include his name, etc.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: antrim_lad78 on Tuesday 02 April 19 08:12 BST (UK)
Thank you for the words of welcome and advice. Much appreciated. In this case, I'm starting with the man I mentioned, my granfather's great grandfather. I know his birth date and wedding date and his first and last name/surname and his wife's name and maiden name. I hope to find out his history a bit. Cheers my friends!
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: RobinHighbury on Saturday 03 August 19 17:21 BST (UK)
My first request for help resulted in lots of new information and taught me a lot. Fantastic.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jees19 on Thursday 22 August 19 17:04 BST (UK)
Just new to the site but hopefully it will be helpful.  So much to look at!!! :)
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: jk22 on Thursday 27 August 20 00:53 BST (UK)
Just wonderful to come back to the site after lengthy time out of it to find some really good pointers.
Thanks Rootschat.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: barryd on Thursday 27 August 20 05:37 BST (UK)
I hope so. Its done very well in the past.
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: louisa maud on Thursday 27 August 20 09:10 BST (UK)
I have been a member of Rootschat for 15 years this month, long may it continue, over lockdown it has become  a sort of  club where people have written their daily diaries which have been very interesting  to say the least and continued its normal function of helping each other during the time

Keep up the good work Rootschat

Louisa Maud
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: brigidmac on Thursday 27 August 20 10:51 BST (UK)
Amazingly helpful lots of kind knowledgeable and patient people on here.
I really like the ethos .It makes it easy to ask a question without feeling stupid .
& willingness to share makes it easier for people who cant afford to join lots of sites or buy multiple certificates
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: louisa maud on Thursday 27 August 20 11:09 BST (UK)
A happy bunch as well

LM
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: turramurra on Sunday 30 August 20 22:41 BST (UK)
This has been a great support friend to me as family history and genealogy has been explored.
I have lost count of people I have encouraged to use this delightful group of unselfish souls who love to help each other !!
THANK you roots chat for solving many mysteries and being patient with my requests...

Christine,
Turramurra
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: wyrleybart on Monday 08 March 21 12:20 GMT (UK)
Rootschat is a fantastic resource, with some really lovely and helpful people.

Love the fact that l feel I can dip in and out as I need to. Sometimes life tend to demand your attention 25 hours a day, but when you can chill out and spend some time in the hobby it is wonderful.

Thanks very much Rootschat and Rootschatters for the help I have had in the past.   
Title: Re: Will RootsChat be of help to you?
Post by: Fogmoose on Saturday 17 April 21 04:46 BST (UK)
Roots Chat is an incredible resource and I have not only been assisted by some of the most knowledgeable and kind people here, but I have actually found family and my own family history I would likely never have found through threads here!