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How did you find Rootchat?

Directed to a topic via a search engine?
394 (51%)
Fellow researcher?
191 (24.7%)
Mailing list or message board?
81 (10.5%)
Magazine or poster?
16 (2.1%)
Other
91 (11.8%)

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Offline casalguidi

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How did you find Rootschat?
« on: Tuesday 05 April 05 09:54 BST (UK) »
I don't think I've seen this posted before so might it be interesting to know how we all found our way to Rootchat?

Me ...................... a fellow researcher sent me a link to a post which she thought may be of interest to me - little did she know what she was getting me into  ::)

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Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 April 05 09:57 BST (UK) »
it don,t really matter how we found it but its a great site  ;D
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Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 April 05 10:02 BST (UK) »
For the life of me I can't remember. 

I probably saw a reference to it on some other site, but as it was the first forum I joined,(since then ScotlandsPeople [now defunct] and GenesReunited [now less interesting]) I just don't know where.

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it don,t really matter how we found it but its a great site  ;D 

I'll drink to that !!   ;D ;D
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Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 April 05 10:13 BST (UK) »
On google search engine .
I can't remember what exactly I was searching for, whether a name of one of my rellies  or a general genealogy query I was looking for . I just stumbled across this site by pure accident.  I'm hooked , it's the best for helpfullness and friendliness

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Purdy-Loughconnelly
McNeill-Loughconnelly & Broughshane
Graham -Derry,Ballymoney,Carrickfergus & Ballymena
White-Broughshane
Boyd-Ballymoney
Lloyd Llangfiangel ar arth(Pencader,Llainwen)
Roberts,Lloyd, Hopkin, Davies Carmarthenshire
Parker Oystermouth/Mumbles.
Carlsen (also called Carlson & Karlson )B in Former Russia (Finland) & Swansea S.Wales.
Butler family Llangyfelach (Clydach & Ynystawe)
Quarman Bitton & S.Wales

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Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 April 05 10:31 BST (UK) »
I got in contact with a distant relative through a Mailing List last autumn and he recommended I look at Rootschat where he'd posted some info of a common ancestor - the rest, as they say, is history.  Been hanging around here ever since  ;D  ;D

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Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 April 05 10:43 BST (UK) »
I'm not really sure because I originally joined the site in January 2004.  But I think I was just Googling and found it by accident!!!  I didn't use it much in the early days, but from last September I've been hooked :D

One of the best "accidents" to happen to me ;D


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Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 April 05 20:21 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I found it by travelling along wee back roads and rough Irish country lanes. I came through many Irish townlands http://www.thecore.com/seanruad/ - 12k Irish Townland Search. I found 5 places starting with " Root ", three ending in " hat " threw in " sc " for super chat and arrived here . It has to be an Irish townland. I've never met so many people with the gift of the gab. Have all of yez kissed the Blarney Stone ?

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Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 April 05 20:35 BST (UK) »
I was bored and completely fed up.  I typed in a general search for genealogy in the hope that a site I hadn't seen before would pop up and answer all my questions.  Guess what?  It did ROOTSCHAT.

Funny, I don't seem to get bored or fed up anymore!

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Richards & Roberts,  in Carmarthen & Glam.
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Walters & Mort in Glam.
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Collier/Collyer, Tyler & Welch in SE London(prev.Surrey)

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Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 April 05 21:20 BST (UK) »
 ::) ::) ::)

I was googling one day and up came RootsWeb, which I didn't want, however, underneath was Rootschat - I clicked on that out of curiousity, and hey presto, what a lucky find it turned out to be  !

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