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Title: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Saturday 08 September 12 15:47 BST (UK)
The first few times on Rootschat can be a bit daunting for some people. 

In the beginning (2004) it was a lot easier as we didn't have the sheer mass of topics and replies. As of writing we have just under 4 Million postings so we need a structured layout to make it easier to find topics of interest. 

But don't worry about that for the moment, just bear these two points in mind:

1) To start a topic:


If you are not sure where best to post, simply go to the Beginners board (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=post;board=47.0)


If the moderators feel your topic will get more coverage on a particular board, then they will move it to that board.

2) To reply to any topic,

You can find helpful information to most questions in the (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/Themes/history/images/english/help.gif) (http://www.rootschat.com/help/help_index.php)-Pages.
If you can't find an answer to your question(s) there, just start a new topic on
the "How to use Rootschat" board: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,287.0.html

Rootschatters are generally very friendly and helpful, so don't worry about it, if you feel your contribution is not 100% perfect - we all learnt here "by doing" :)


By the way, we don't have an "official" site-map of the various boards, but here's a good way of finding out what we have:
see also: Topic: Tip: Finding a board ....
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,363496.0.html

Enjoy Rootschat :)

regards,
Bob
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: winwig on Tuesday 30 October 12 14:01 GMT (UK)
I'm a bit puzzled. I got a really helpful message reply from my post but can't see how to reply to say thankyou.
Also I thought there were some other posts/messages which referred to my post but now I can't find them as they looked really good as well. Is there a procedure or knack that I need to use when reading replies/posts?
Thanks for any help,
Winston
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 30 October 12 14:06 GMT (UK)
I think this is the post you refer to
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,621148.msg4695849.html#msg4695849
Simply click on the button which says 'reply' and compose your reply in the box which then appears. When you've written it click on the word 'post' at the bottom left.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Maggie1895 on Tuesday 30 October 12 14:26 GMT (UK)
Winston, I know Jen has already answered your specific question, but you might find this useful as well - it's something I do when I want to track back on previous posts.

From the front page, go to the tab in the row at the top (from Welcome to Logout) and click on 'Profile'.   That gives you your own details and there's a really useful link at the bottom of that box showing you your own previous posts.    That allows you to scroll back to any topic you've posted on before, no matter how long ago.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: menamac60 on Saturday 03 November 12 14:36 GMT (UK)
Where do I put the activating code so I can get a reply button on posts
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Saturday 03 November 12 15:34 GMT (UK)
Hi Menamac,

Welcome to Rootschat :)

as you are replying here, you have already activated your account. 

If you don't see a reply button on other topics, then it could be that the topic is locked.  You can recognise this in the icon next to the topic:
http://www.rootschat.com/help/faqs.php#yellow_icon

regards,
Bob
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: menamac60 on Saturday 03 November 12 17:58 GMT (UK)
Ahhh. Thank you Berlin Bob for your kind answer.  It takes me awhile to get into the way of things. :)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: nostik1 on Tuesday 26 March 13 07:59 GMT (UK)
Hi I am a newbie. My problem was that my registration kept getting refused as my email address was known to be subject to a virus or something.
Eventually i checked your password suggestions and followed them to the letter - i.e. 6 digits or more including numbers and letters upper and lowercase. My reg was accepted!  ;D
I think your PW "suggestions" should be stated as definitive. I'm used to needing a combination of letters and numbers but upper and lower case is a new one on me! Telling me I had a virus put me in a panic!!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Norman321 on Wednesday 10 July 13 19:10 BST (UK)
Just joined and looking very interesting
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Vickyloz on Monday 15 July 13 22:00 BST (UK)
This is useful thank you
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Absolution on Tuesday 12 November 13 18:47 GMT (UK)
This site looks very interesting  :)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: xs on Saturday 16 November 13 19:32 GMT (UK)
Where do I place/post look up replies, please
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: xs on Saturday 16 November 13 19:42 GMT (UK)
I find this site so frustrating  ???  I have tried to follow the guidelines (?)  but am constantly wondering where I should go next to either read a reply or post another message which may or may not be on my e mails.  Is it me or do others have the same problem ?  Perhaps I haven't spent long enough working out how the site works   
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: inherit the wind on Tuesday 19 November 13 23:12 GMT (UK)
I am very new here (last night) and posted on a thread. I received a reply back from that person in the form of a message, but I can't respond back in kind. I don't know how to go about keeping contact with this person now, and yet it has been determined that our trees align. When I looked in the help section it said that I can't send or receive private messages until I have posted three (I guess this counts as my second?) but this person was able to send to me? I am confused...
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: trystan on Tuesday 19 November 13 23:18 GMT (UK)
You'll be able to reply now because you've made more than just one post. There's a restriction on what people can do when they first post, but now you're ok.

Try and send them a message again and it will work :)

Trystan
RootsChat Admin
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: EmMiller on Tuesday 03 December 13 17:44 GMT (UK)
Hi

Please can you tell me how I can find the messages I have posted and how I will know if I have had any replies.

Thanks
Em
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: trystan on Tuesday 03 December 13 18:51 GMT (UK)
Hiya Em,

To see if you've had new replies to your posts, press the [ New Replies ] at the top-left of the page.

To see all you posts, press PROFILE in the menu near the top, and go down to wehre it says show posts.

Or, here is a quick link to all your posts:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=220528

Regrads,
Trystan
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started) softon.com.au
Post by: lucadrien on Monday 17 February 14 12:10 GMT (UK)
Looks great!
 
Thanks for a great share !!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: CindyOntario on Thursday 17 April 14 05:12 BST (UK)
 ;D Yes, I too have just joined this site. Seems to be friendly and perhaps help in my endeavours to figure the tree out.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: sarah on Thursday 17 April 14 09:11 BST (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat Cindy :)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: CindyOntario on Friday 18 April 14 18:22 BST (UK)
Thanks Sarah, I will like asap :) 
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: thenanny2die4 on Friday 25 April 14 23:25 BST (UK)
Apologies for this but I need to get three posts on the board in order to receive a pm someone is trying to send me.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: thenanny2die4 on Friday 25 April 14 23:26 BST (UK)
I was a member way back but clearly there have been changes so I need to start from scratch.  :-[
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: trystan on Friday 25 April 14 23:29 BST (UK)
You've made enough posts to get a Personal Message now, so that's great.

Send me a PM if you'd like me to look into an old membership for you.

Trystan
RootsChat Support
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Churchill kin on Friday 02 May 14 00:45 BST (UK)
Yes this site appears daunting, but the research is fascinating, & worth it.  Thank you.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: esile281 on Thursday 12 June 14 02:20 BST (UK)
Can I reply to private messages yet?
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: kiwihalfpint on Thursday 12 June 14 04:50 BST (UK)
You sure can  :D  Once you made three posts the PM system is ready to go ;D


Cheers
KHP
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Caz11 on Sunday 06 July 14 07:30 BST (UK)
Hi - Very many thanks for your helpful starter info.  Not sure why on earth I didn't join RootsChat way back in 2011 when I began this amazing journey.

Am bound to fumble and mumble along a bit for now, but hopefully will soon find my way around. ☺

Best wishes and thank you.
Caz
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: cbeland on Sunday 06 July 14 14:44 BST (UK)
Hi,
It is my first time on RootsChat. If I reply to a post, do the members that already wrote on the post will get a notification? Or should they go themselves look if other members have replied to their question?
Thank you!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: cbeland on Sunday 06 July 14 14:49 BST (UK)
Hi,
I get another question! Is there a way to send personal messages to a member not through RootsChat but directly to their personal email address? I would like to talk to a member that have not post anything since some days now and I am afraid he is no longer coming on the website.
Thanks!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: sarah on Sunday 06 July 14 17:52 BST (UK)
Hi Cbeland,

Welcome to RootsChat.

When you reply to a thread on RootsChat everyone who has replied will normally get a email notification. You are best to reply to the end of a thread in the first instance, if there is any problem with a persons email not working they bounce back to me so that I can fix the problem.

You can message someone by PM (Private message)but if there is any problem with PM's they are not investigated any further.

Regards

Sarah :)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: rchirst46 on Tuesday 15 July 14 09:11 BST (UK)
Hi
I have had a post running in Immigrants and Emigrants have had a suggestion to move the post to Canada, how do I do this.

Thank You Rod
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Craclyn on Tuesday 15 July 14 09:18 BST (UK)
Hei Rod,
Open your post, click "Report to moderator" and ask the moderator to do the move for you.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: trystan on Tuesday 15 July 14 10:10 BST (UK)
Rod,

Sarah has waved her magic wand and moved it to Canada for you now :)

Trystan

Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: rchirst46 on Tuesday 15 July 14 12:43 BST (UK)
Thanks for moving my post.

Cheers Rod
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: DLM70 on Sunday 10 August 14 04:11 BST (UK)
Bumblebeebev24 is looking for info on Athol Bruce Mitchell.......I'm his Grand-daughter!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: sarah on Monday 11 August 14 10:54 BST (UK)
Hi DLM,

Now that you have replied to bumblebee's post here she should reply to you very soon :)

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=111808

Regards

Sarah
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: will8910 on Friday 29 August 14 20:34 BST (UK)
Hello,

Is it me or is this site almost impossible to use. I have been clicking all over the place  for the past 20 minutes and have finally got to somewhere I can type a question. Please tell me in simple terms how to use this site before it drives me batty.

I have some photos (well sort of photos) I would like to be made a bit better does anyone know who can do them for me. They are of my 5 great uncles who served in WW1 all at the same time.

Many thanks

Will
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Treetotal on Friday 29 August 14 20:45 BST (UK)
Hi and welcome to Rootschat....at the top of the home page...choose forum...there you will see the photo restoration and dating board where you can post your photos for repair.
Carol
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Friday 29 August 14 21:38 BST (UK)
Hi Will

Here's a quick link to the free photo restoration board.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=298.0

Please take a moment to read the guidance notes at the top of the board before you post.

Thanks

Dawn

Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: IAAlltheway on Friday 26 September 14 08:47 BST (UK)
Interesting
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: SheilahOC on Saturday 04 October 14 20:31 BST (UK)
Don't know why I took so long to actually register on this site - I've been browsing it for ages.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Saturday 04 October 14 21:07 BST (UK)
Hi SheilahOC

and a very warm welcome (at last)  ;D

Happy hunting!

Dawn
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Gazbarnardcastle on Sunday 05 October 14 16:42 BST (UK)
The first few times on Rootschat can be a bit daunting for some people. 

In the beginning (2004) it was a lot easier as we didn't have the sheer mass of topics and replies. As of writing we have just under 4 Million postings so we need a structured layout to make it easier to find topics of interest. 

But don't worry about that for the moment, just bear these two points in mind:

1) To start a topic:

  • Either go to the board where you wish to post, or,

If you are not sure where best to post, simply go to the Beginners board (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=post;board=47.0)

  • click on the button (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/Themes/history/images/english/new_topic.gif) at the top or bottom of the page, and

  • ask your question :)

If the moderators feel your topic will get more coverage on a particular board, then they will move it to that board.

2) To reply to any topic,

  • just click on the (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/Themes/history/images/english/reply.gif)-Button at the beginning or end of any topic
You can find helpful information to most questions in the (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/Themes/history/images/english/help.gif) (http://www.rootschat.com/help/help_index.php)-Pages.
If you can't find an answer to your question(s) there, just start a new topic on
the "How to use Rootschat" board: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,287.0.html

Rootschatters are generally very friendly and helpful, so don't worry about it, if you feel your contribution is not 100% perfect - we all learnt here "by doing" :)


By the way, we don't have an "official" site-map of the various boards, but here's a good way of finding out what we have:
  • Just click on the (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/Themes/history/images/english/search.gif)-Button at the top of every page.
    The search page shows a list of all the available boards and sub- or child-boards.
see also: Topic: Tip: Finding a board ....
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,363496.0.html

Enjoy Rootschat :)

regards,
Bob
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Markazarnie on Monday 03 November 14 11:39 GMT (UK)
Greetings, just signed up and like the look of the forum.
My wife has been working on her family tree for years, but I've never been really interested, but after a trip back to NZ early this year, and talking with my uncle, I realized that I knew very little about my fore bearers. When I got to the old home town I found out I was a descendant of a local identity.
So got to get busy, and see what else I can find out..... ;)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Monday 03 November 14 11:58 GMT (UK)
Hi Markazarnie

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

If you get stuck, just post a new topic and I'm sure someone will respond with hints, tips or information.

New members are encouraged to take a moment to read our guidelines for posting here

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

Happy hunting.

Dawn

Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Markazarnie on Tuesday 04 November 14 00:42 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the welcome  dawnsh, I'm looking foward to seeing what I can find out about my paternal side of the family. Rumour has it sometime back in our history there was an Italian Fog (bigamist) in the family
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Denise Neary on Saturday 08 November 14 20:48 GMT (UK)
Great help and information on this thread, looking forward to starting my rootschat journey.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: watermansearcher on Monday 24 November 14 21:49 GMT (UK)
Hi joined last night, already had great responses, what a lovely bunch of people on here !  My brain finds the site a bit hard to navigate but worth the effort. A question though - I see lists of names after some posts, are these ones the people are researching for themselves and if so how can I add similar to my own posts?  Thanks. And well done to the founders and everyone working or supporting the site. I shall tell everyone I know how good it is!  :)


 
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Monday 24 November 14 21:57 GMT (UK)
Welcome to RootChat :)

Hoover over your profile, (black bar, top of page)  3rd down is forum profile, click that and fill in as much or little as you want within the space provided.

Cas
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Monday 24 November 14 22:18 GMT (UK)
Hi

And there's this

See the help page:

http://www.rootschat.com/help/profile02.php

in particular: signature

Dawn
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: TIM61 on Monday 30 March 15 19:00 BST (UK)
Hi There

I am trying to contact another user who replied to my initial posting about my paternal grandfather Rev Scott of Ardkeen.

Any help would be appreciated.

Kind regards

Tim
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Tuesday 31 March 15 08:26 BST (UK)
Hi Tim

I looked at the topic you mention and it would appear that someone sent you a personal message that you may not have been able to reply to.

You need a post count of 2 or 3 to use the system which you now have.

So you can now reply to the personal message, but it would also be good if you can reply on the topic here

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=615960.0

I know it's tricky finding your way around when you're a new poster, so check your emails for notification that a reply has been received, your profile is set that you only receive the notification of a first reply so you may miss them, but when you log in to Rootschat, there is a button at the top of the screen [New Replies], if you click on that you should also see the topic listed.

Dawn
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Candicew on Friday 25 September 15 00:15 BST (UK)
Hi there,

Just wanted to say hi as I'm brand shiny new. I'm going to spend the new hour or so reading through the sticky posts and once I do I'll be back to chat.
I had intended to update my profile but my delightful Android phone is not playing ball!

Speak soon.
CW
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: sarah on Friday 25 September 15 09:11 BST (UK)
Hi Candice,

A Huge welcome to RootsChat, we really hope to be able to help and join in with your research.

You will be able to access all functions (including updating your profile)  :)on RootsChat once you have made one more post.

Regards

Sarah :)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Candicew on Friday 25 September 15 10:12 BST (UK)
Thanks Sarah. That makes sense the one post amendments.

Thank you for the warm welcome.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: IRONRON on Monday 28 September 15 21:56 BST (UK)
Just joined, hope  to  find more about my roots in Ireland.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Hebe1 on Sunday 11 October 15 15:21 BST (UK)
Hi,

Just starting to use RootsChat so "Hello" .

How do I send someone a PM? I cannot see where I can send one.

Thanks,

Hebe
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Sunday 11 October 15 15:45 BST (UK)
Hi Hebe,

Welcome to Rootschat :)

Have a look here ...
http://www.rootschat.com/help/pms.php

Good luck with your searches,
Bob
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Hebe1 on Sunday 11 October 15 15:50 BST (UK)
Thanks Bob, got it sorted.

Hebe
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: renchero on Saturday 24 October 15 22:51 BST (UK)
hi i am new here just read through this to help  get started
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: squack on Wednesday 28 October 15 06:28 GMT (UK)
Just joined and looking forward to chasing more ancestors
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: squack on Wednesday 28 October 15 06:32 GMT (UK)
Just joined and looking forward to chasing more ancestors
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: MrMeek on Thursday 19 November 15 13:41 GMT (UK)
Hi,

I've just joined an already had some interesting feedback.  Site is great.

Cheers
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: swedishexplorer on Friday 20 November 15 14:37 GMT (UK)
Thanks for compiling these getting started notes!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: pinefamily on Saturday 28 November 15 07:51 GMT (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat to all of you!
If you haven't already posted anywhere, a good place to start is the Beginner's Board.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: salsalass on Wednesday 02 March 16 15:53 GMT (UK)
Not sure if I have done this right. Just wanted to say thank you for the tip on finding previous posts. I came on here a few years ago and everyone was very helpful. Came on today to try searching again and am totally flummoxed, I have forgotten how to do things.

Going to try what you have suggested
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Thursday 03 March 16 11:25 GMT (UK)
Hi salsalass

Does this help?

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=112166

Welcome back & happy hunting

Dawn
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Glengarry on Thursday 24 March 16 14:07 GMT (UK)
Hi I am new to this site and Forum, but I am a member of other Forums and for the life of me this is so confusing in trying to set up a profile Avatar  >:( I have read various threads on this site over the past hour trying to figure out how to do it, I know all about Shrinking and use Resize my image as a tool. I read on one thread on this subject go to Profile the Roote chat Profile information click on I will Down Load my own picture the Browse remembering to Change Profile once completed.

Now when I go to Profile I do not get any of these options Why ? ::)

I am beginning to think and I may be wrong that one has to make over three post before any thing happens ? If that is the case why not just tell me that to begin with, rather than me trying to figure how to work this site. If that is not the case Please help this exasperated new member
With Kind regards
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Glengarry on Thursday 24 March 16 14:32 GMT (UK)
Just in case I need to make 3 post for Pandora's box to open I will introduce myself.

I have been working on my Family tree since 1982, long before the internet, I was initially researching my Great Grandfather after my grand mother passed away in 1979 and I received his WW1 Discharge Certificate coloured and framed dated 25 may 1918 having been wounded in the Great War. I had his Regimental Number and unit Royal Engineers I made contact with a retired Lt Col in the USA who was an expert on the British RE, he confirmed that he was a member of 183 Tunnelling Company RE, it was not until 2010 that I was able to obtain his full military papers from Ancestry where I discovered that on his Attestation papers 30th September 1915 landing in France 17th October 1915 that he served for 7 years and 155 days with the 2nd BN Seaforth Highlanders from 1883 to 1889, this was a Revelation to me as I myself has served 25 years 254 days in HM Armed Forces, and my Grand Mother never talked about her fathers military service. I have now over 600 people on my FT dating back to 1500's. My personal line I can only get as far as 1777 in Northern Ireland, require help researching parish records, I am the 14 of the same name.
Will continue in post 3.
Kind regards
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: aghadowey on Thursday 24 March 16 14:50 GMT (UK)
My Family Tree is on Ancestry "Dunn" My main interest is in military history and I am a member of the "British Medal Forum" also the "Great War Forum" also the " Victorian Wars Forum" these are excellent Forum with experts in there field and more than willing to help any one with a question from identifying Medals, working through Medal Rolls, access to Unit War Diaries, specific uniform identification etc.

Kind regards

As are our Rootschat experts on the Armed Forces (and other) boards  ;D
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Leeeeeese on Thursday 24 March 16 14:53 GMT (UK)
Hi Glengarry,

Welcome to Rootschat,

To setup your avatar;

1. Select Profile from the tool bar towards the top of the screen.
2. Select Forum Profile from the Modify Profile option on the left hand side of the screen.
3.Select Upload an avatar from the personalised Picture option.

I hope this helps and relieves some of your frustration  ;)

Lisa
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Glengarry on Thursday 24 March 16 15:11 GMT (UK)
I was right you required to make a couple of post before you can do any thing regards your Profile so in future to all future new members do not waist time trying to find out how to create a Profile just make a couple of posts and it all opens up for you ::). Why one can not be told this on the introduction to the Site/Forum completely eludes me, all very confusing, But up and running now.
Kind regards
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: millymcb on Thursday 24 March 16 23:36 GMT (UK)
Hello Glengarry and welcome to Rootschat. Glad you are up and  running. :)

Looking forward to seeing you over on the Armed Forces Boards

Milly
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Glengarry on Friday 25 March 16 16:44 GMT (UK)
Hi Milly,
Thank you, I have been on the Armed Forces Board it is very interesting and one of the reasons that I joined Rootschat. Over and above doing family tree research I collect miniature medals and one of the joys is attributing the group to an individual then researching the persons life history.
I have an interesting group which I have had for over a year and only in the past 3 months have I found out who they belong to. Major Hugh Ross Macintyre, DSO, MC + Bar, WW1 Trio with MID, MD, PHD, Royal Army Medical Corps. His back story is fascinating born in New Chwang China 1882, (his father was a missionary) Educated in Edinburgh Scotland George Watsons College then Edinburgh University, first practise Yorkshire 1911, went to war 1914 ended up 23 Division 69 Field Ambulance Italy 1919, took a PHD in Oxford 1919, he and his wife also a Doctor in a Sanatorium in Liverpool manly for wounded soldiers where he died on 23 February 1932.

I still have a lot to research yet but mainly find in a photograph would be the icing on the cake.

Kind regards
Hiram
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: BeatleMania on Saturday 26 March 16 13:51 GMT (UK)
Great Topic hopefully will help me overcome my retinance of writing things on these public fora . I have some real challenges in my family history - will be working out how best to frame questions.

Thank you
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Saturday 26 March 16 15:30 GMT (UK)
Hi BeatleMania

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

If you know which country/county to post on, go straight there

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

If not, head towards the Beginners Board or any of our specialist boards.

If you post in the wrong place or another chatter suggest moving the topic, you can use the 'report to moderator' button to ask for a topic to be re-located.

New members are encouraged to read our guidelines for posting here

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

Happy hunting.

Dawn
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: BeatleMania on Saturday 26 March 16 15:47 GMT (UK)
most kind!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: pinefamily on Saturday 26 March 16 18:57 GMT (UK)
BeatleMania,
Welcome to Rootschat! You will find us a pleasant folk on here, and you'll get plenty of assistance whenever you get stuck. So post away!  :)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: mattduggy on Sunday 08 May 16 10:55 BST (UK)
looks to me like a good site, I came across the site on google after trying to research some descendants of mine. The forum post i found helped fill in a few of those missing gaps.

cheers.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: millymcb on Wednesday 11 May 16 13:44 BST (UK)
Hi Matt.  Welcome to Rootschat

Glad you found us. The site is full of helpful people and all sorts of interesting conversations. Just ask away if you have a question, or if not, then you can always browse the topics for a bit of light reading.

Milly

Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: LeonieH on Thursday 12 May 16 08:39 BST (UK)
I found it a little frustrating I need to post 3 things before I can reply to a message that is quite relevant to what I am searching for
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: pinefamily on Thursday 12 May 16 08:46 BST (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat, Leonie.
You can post an answer or query on a thread that is of interest. You don't need to PM someone; if you post on a thread, that person should get notification of your post.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: aghadowey on Thursday 12 May 16 10:03 BST (UK)
I found it a little frustrating I need to post 3 things before I can reply to a message that is quite relevant to what I am searching for

Three posts isn't many and you've easily managed that - one of those posts probably concerning what you are searching for and the original poster on that thread has been online this morning so they've probably seen your post  ;)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: kmuttleyjr on Wednesday 01 June 16 03:32 BST (UK)
Hello, just getting started with RootsChat. Ive been looking for a way to find others researching the same names and areas. Ill be looking for Curran's in Braade Upper near Glencolmbkille, Ireland and McLaughlin's in Templemoyle and Dunross in Culdaff Co. Donegal. Ive found both ancestors in the 1901 and 1911 census now Im trying to piece together their relatives.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: pinefamily on Wednesday 01 June 16 03:51 BST (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat.  :)
Right down the bottom of the page you will find Surname Interests. Click on it and you will see "quick search". Then click on the letter of the name you want.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Wednesday 01 June 16 11:10 BST (UK)
there is also a search facility, the button is the brown strap line above inbetween Help and Moderate.

There are a few topics which include the word Braade
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: CheshireRob on Tuesday 07 June 16 00:51 BST (UK)
Hi,
Due mainly to a chance reunion with a school friend from 40 years ago I find myself delving into my family's past.
I found RootsChat by accident when following a Google search and a brief look through confirmed that it is the answer to (most of) my prayers. Even after a brief look through I have picked up so many hints and tips that would have taken me months (or years) to find out for myself.

Thanks

Rob
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: ..claire.. on Tuesday 07 June 16 01:03 BST (UK)
Hi CheshireRob

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D ;D

We're a friendly bunch here, hope you enjoy the site as much as we all do  :)

claire
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: CheshireRob on Tuesday 07 June 16 01:27 BST (UK)
Hi Claire,

Thanks for the welcome. I suspect that I will be spending far too much time on here  ;)

I might as well mention my areas of interest:-Bullocks and Rayners of North and East London, McCallows of Merthyr Tydfyl (later East London) and a certain Mr Alfred Leslie Stanley Leighs, the father of my maternal grandfather's first wife (Dora Leighs). From what I have read of him so far on RootsChat he is a bit of a mystery.
Will log the above on SIT in due course.

Rob
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: ..claire.. on Tuesday 07 June 16 01:41 BST (UK)

I know that feeling well, I'm never off the site. Enjoy  ;D

Claire
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: sybilwalke on Thursday 09 June 16 15:22 BST (UK)
I have a lot of information on the Christopher Kenney's My grandfather was James Christopher Kenney from Hutton Henry.  Judith Walker
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: dawnsh on Thursday 09 June 16 16:28 BST (UK)
Hi Judith

Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

What part of the world do they come from?

Are you trying to reply to a particular post you may have found through an internet search engine?

Are you looking for more information?

If you haven't done so already, you might find some of these topics useful

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

Dawn
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: sybilwalke on Thursday 09 June 16 20:22 BST (UK)
James and William Christopher Kenney were born in Hutton Henry Yorkshire.  Judith Walker.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: echoamaru on Sunday 10 July 16 22:40 BST (UK)
Hello! I'm a new member; I was just wondering if there is a forum policy / preference on posting to old threads? I've found a particular thread that I've been thinking of posting to, but there have been no new posts there for a couple of years...

Many thanks!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Little Nell on Sunday 10 July 16 22:46 BST (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat!  :)

If the information you wish to post is relevant, then add it to that thread, but you might want to check is the original poster is still active.  Some members may not have logged on for a while.

But hopefully they will get a notification of you reply and answer too.

Nell
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: echoamaru on Sunday 10 July 16 22:50 BST (UK)
Great! Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: sarah on Monday 11 July 16 09:38 BST (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat echoamaru :)

Unless there is a note underneath a posters name then we are still likely to have been in touch with user in the last 12 months. If there is ever a problem with an reply not working the message bounces back to me and I can advice the poster on the problem.

Regards

Sarah
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Mustang Sally on Monday 01 August 16 22:57 BST (UK)
Have not used this site in a while and thought I would have another look  ;)
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: asmith1988 on Thursday 15 September 16 07:43 BST (UK)
Brand new member here.  Hope I can get the hang of things quickly!
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: millymcb on Friday 16 September 16 23:23 BST (UK)
Hello...and welcome to Rootschat ;D

It's quite easy once you give it a go. Just have a little look around and join in when you are ready.  Everyone is very friendly here

Milly
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: Rattus on Monday 25 June 18 20:11 BST (UK)
[Message I responded to seems to have disappeared within seconds, so have deleted my response.]

Further edit: re-posted here and already responded to, so I won't repeat myself.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=795857.0
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: TomG on Monday 03 September 18 09:54 BST (UK)
Hello,
I need some help please.
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: sarah on Monday 03 September 18 10:16 BST (UK)
Hi Tom,

How can I help ?

Regards

Sarah
Title: Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
Post by: TomG on Monday 03 September 18 12:49 BST (UK)
Sarah,
Thank you for your reply.  I have managed to solve my problem and submit a post.  Thank you again.

Regards,
TomG