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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 18 September 12 12:05 BST (UK) »

I agree with Histres and Richard about the database.

Attached is one of my data sheets:
Whitlow: Witton-cum-Twambrooks/Northwich
Owen: Cheshire
Pfisterer (Fisher): West Riding Yks 1850-1875
Fisher (Pfisterer): Des Moines, Iowa 1886-
Wallis: West Riding Yks/Des Moines, Iowa, 1892-
Heinzmann: Hull/Northwich
Pfisterer, Heinzmann, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg
Brueck: Kocherstetten B-W
Volpp: Morsbach B-W
Schluchterer: Künzelsau, B-W

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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 23 September 12 14:13 BST (UK) »
I have "rounded up the usual suspects"(*) and stuffed them into a database. 

"Visiting hours" are http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/dbsig/index.php   ;D

This is still very much a trial version to gather feedback before I program something that could be fantastic (as software), but not really useful for genealgists.

At the moment only the "Quick search" is available, with page views of individuals.  I am still working on the input side.

(*)See first message in topic. I have also added 3 from me (under C), although I have no pork butchers in my family. They are simply there to try out various options. 

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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 23 September 12 18:00 BST (UK) »
looking good so far Bob!

I like the idea of different known addresses, but perhaps there could scope to put dates for residency e.g.

Abode 1   12 Strutton Gardens   1861 - 1881
Abode 2    221b Baker Street     1885 - 1891
Abode 3   10 Downing Street      1901 - 1905

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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 23 September 12 19:09 BST (UK) »

Just to summarise:

Further work includes:
  • 1) "filling in" the missing buttons (Advanced search, Add/Edit, and Show others ..)
  • 2) Adding tool-tips to any search links. e.g hovering over "BWU"  would give a tool-tip "Baden-Württemburg (click to select all)"
  • 3) Adding a button on the "Researcher(s)" line in the page view: "Add me to researcher list".

I am interestested on your views here. I think flagging up an interest in any name should include all with that surname.
Your opinions ?
  • 4) adding a soundex search (needs a special routine for german soundex because of umlaut vowels)
  • 5) Possibly a button for a "Contributor" to allow other researchers editing-access ??  (this is for much later - if at all !  ;D )
  • 6) implementing any other good ideas you all come up with :)

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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #31 on: Monday 24 September 12 16:59 BST (UK) »
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1) "filling in" the missing buttons (Advanced search, Add/Edit, and Show others ..)

"Show others .." is now available ("Show all with my name interests"). It works, but it needs more names in the database to really show it's uses.

The database can now be accessed by clicking on
- the Reference Library button at the top of the page, and then
- Databases for Special Interest Groups

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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #32 on: Monday 24 September 12 20:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Spidermonkey,

The address fields are simply text fields, so you will be able to include any further details as you wish :)
(see for example RichardFunk's list in reply #23)

I've added some more details to Charlotte Cutts just to illustrate this :)

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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 26 September 12 20:17 BST (UK) »
Bob,

I've been reading all about the proposed database; it is a really good idea and it will prove very useful, I'm sure.

I am not technical so I was wondering if there would be a page to instruct non-techies like me on how to use it. Just a thought, though maybe a daft one, but I just wondered.

I hope to put my grandparents on there as they were both involved in the business of Pork Butcher. Listing their children on the database could prove useful to researchers.

I wish you every success with this project. 

Bethgem
Green (Grün) - Hohenberg, Württemberg, Germany
Weber - Ingelfingen, Germany
Also in Congleton, Cheshire, UK

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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 26 September 12 20:27 BST (UK) »
I consider myself to be in the same category, you will notice I dropped out of the discussion!

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Re: Possible database: German Pork Butchers
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 27 September 12 07:10 BST (UK) »
A help page will also become available, but I want to have a few more features "up and running" first, so I know what to put in it  ;D

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