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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 07 November 07 08:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bob

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

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

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 07 November 07 09:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jane, MarieC and Helen,

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

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

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

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

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

Regards to all,

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 29 December 07 09:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bob,

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

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

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: Monday 31 December 07 09:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi JAP, Jane, MarieC and Helen, and everybody else,

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

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

Enjoy,
Bob
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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: Monday 31 December 07 10:58 GMT (UK) »
That is so helpful, Bob, thank you. I've put it in Favourites.
Bartlett/Henley on Thames
Caponhurst/Buckinghamshire and?
Denchfield/North Marston/Bucks
Webb/Winchester
Mathias/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
John/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
Smith/Portsmouth/Portsea
Purchas/Bucks and?
Olliffe/Bucks

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Re: RootsChat LEXICON - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: Monday 31 December 07 12:04 GMT (UK) »
Excellent work Bob and thank you, it is proving very useful.

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

Kerry
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Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 30 January 08 20:08 GMT (UK) »
Quote from: Dave Francis
Hi Bob

Re: Stamp Duty (1783-1794)

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

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

Dave


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Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 02 February 08 02:36 GMT (UK) »
Hello Bob,

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

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Re: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 21 February 08 11:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bob,

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

Christopher


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