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Re: *** Tips on Getting Started ***
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 16 January 07 09:48 GMT (UK) »
Beginners in family history will find this programme valuable (although it is a little US-biased):

http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_howto.html

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Paul

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« Reply #10 on: Monday 11 February 08 14:53 GMT (UK) »
Hello Paul,

I couldn't get your link to work.

I think this may be the same site www.rootstelevision.com

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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 09 July 08 00:46 BST (UK) »
I wanted to add some stuff!!!!

Join rootschat!!!!! Go to the bottom of the page and fill in your surname interests section. Theh you can search rootschat users for matches.

Use the search rootschat button at the top of the page and search for previous posts matching what your looking for.

Make sure you pop into the chat room. The little chat button at the top of the page will take you to a room full of nice people that can most likely help you on your way to success.

Good luck with your search and have fun.

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 10 August 08 14:17 BST (UK) »
Some Tips on getting started on your Family History Search
Relatives
My relatives gave me alot of information... to get some information out of them you may want to contradict them so that they remember things....

~For Example~

"What was your grandfather's mother called?"
"Oh, I don't know"
"I think it was Doris"
No, no, Doris was his sister, his mother was called Milly!"

Websites
Look at the List above of websites, they really helped me in my search.

RootsChat..Join Rootschat! The people are lovely and always have helped me when I hit a brick wall.

Good Luck!
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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 13 August 08 10:04 BST (UK) »
Personal Messages

Lots of people seem to struggle sending Personal Messages (PM) when they first start, I know I did!

Here's how to do it:
Click the brown "xx messages" at top right of screen.
Click the bluish/grey "new msg" icon.
Click the grey box next to the brown "Find members"
Type in say "yyyy" and click "Search"
After it has found yyyy's address, click the brown "yyyy" and it should address the mail to that person.
Type away....

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Dear Geoff, thankyou for the info will try to do it...find working the computer a nightmare..l think l have computer phobia!New to RootsChat and l am researching my Grandfather during WW1, my mother in the A.T.S WW2 ,My mysterious father who was an American/Canadian Soldier WW2.Best Wishes Glenbbur

Ancestry: SWIFT (on my Granfather's side) and Matthews on my Grandmother's side.My father's Surname( l am trying to get more proof )
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swift mathews : Sneinton ,St Anns,Nottinghamshire England

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« Reply #14 on: Friday 15 August 08 16:19 BST (UK) »
Glenbbur - I've found that it's easier to send a private message by just clicking on someone's screenname, like where yours says Glenbbur in blue on the left. Then, you scroll to the bottom and click where it says "Send this Rootschatter a private message." Then, you just type your message in and click on send when you're done.

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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 01 October 08 14:15 BST (UK) »
The Irish and Local Studies sections of the five library boards in Northern Ireland contain a huge amount of information which should be of assistance to anyone researching their family history. They welcome e-mails, letters, personal visits and phone calls. The staff in NI Libraries throughout the north of Ireland are extremely helpful. Don't forget that the services provided by Libraries are free ... well photocopying costs a few pence. 

If you're thinking of beginning to research your family history there's no better place to start than by calling in at your local library. The librarians should be able to tell you about local family history groups and other useful sources.

NI-Libraries.net www.ni-libraries.net/libraries

BELB Libraries - Belfast, Ulster and Irish Studies
 
NEELB Libraries - Area Local Studies Collection
 
SEELB Libraries - Local Studies SEELB
 
SELB Libraries - Irish and Local Studies
 
WELB Libraries - Local Studies is at the Library Board HQ

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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 04 March 09 12:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kazza,

I tried posting a request to see if anyone knew of any Gomersall from Barnsley, but to no avail, do you know any 'rootschatters' that might be able to help?

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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 04 March 09 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Quentin,

no, you aren't doing anything wrong, but sometimes you have to be patient until someone with some information comes along. :)

regards,
Bob


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