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RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
« on: Thursday 24 May 07 20:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Everybody,

We need your help for the RootsChat Reference Library project.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Bob

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 May 07 14:54 BST (UK) »
Suggestions Page

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

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

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

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

Vicar
RIC
LDS
FHC

Census
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Surname
County
Ward
Borough
Township
Ecclesiastical District
Civil Parish
Ecclesiastical Parish
County Borough
Urban District
Parliamentary Division
Son
Dau(ghter)
Grand...
Head
Wife
Visitor
Widower
Mar(ried)
U(nm)
Inmate(Hospital)
Inmate(Workhouse)
District, Vol., Page
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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 June 07 23:01 BST (UK) »

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 August 07 08:05 BST (UK) »
Just a reminder:

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

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

                      RootsChat Lexicon


Please check it out  :)
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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 12 September 07 16:25 BST (UK) »
Another one on Banns that you may consider worth adding

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

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 October 07 21:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Bob

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

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

Jane
Notts: Burrows, Comery, Foster, Beeson, Haynes, Swan.  Derbys: Burrows, Comery, Smith  Lincs: King.  Warks & Salop: Swan, Duffy.  Dublin: Duffy, Geraghty, Burgess.  Monmouth: Lewis

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 October 07 21:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Jane,

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

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

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

Bob
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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 October 07 22:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Bob

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

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

Love to be able to help more.

Jane
Notts: Burrows, Comery, Foster, Beeson, Haynes, Swan.  Derbys: Burrows, Comery, Smith  Lincs: King.  Warks & Salop: Swan, Duffy.  Dublin: Duffy, Geraghty, Burgess.  Monmouth: Lewis

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 November 07 07:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bob,

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

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

MarieC
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