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SIT: Surname Interests Table
« on: Wednesday 06 April 05 08:19 BST (UK) »
The RootsChat Surname Interests Table SIT

The Surname Interests Table is now officially "open for business"

We are still testing some aspects, you may still see test messages appearing.

To access the SIT go to the top of any RootsChat page, there you will see

                  

Click there to log on !


ADD a Surname Interest:
- Please only add ONE name per line, with variations as separate names.
- All input will be automatically converted to upper-case before storing

SHOW just my Surname Interests:
- click here to  to check your entries
- click here to EDIT any of your entries
- click here to DELETE any of your entries

SHOW all for the entered name:
- click here to examine the Surname Interest Table.  You can search for
  exact names, names beginning with '...', or names containing '...'

SHOW all with my Surname Interests:
- click here to show all your Surname Interests, and, anybody else searching for these names.

RootsChatters' names are also links to their Profiles, you can send a Chatter a PM by clicking on this link, and then "Send this member a PM".

Frequently Asked Questions:

??? - Can I edit my entries, or do I have to delete them them and start again ?
at the moment you have to delete an entry and re-enter it.
An EDIT function has now been added !

??? - I keep seeing this line (or similar):
"Warning: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhosts/boco-test.rootschat.net/sit-main.php on line xxx"
Have I broken it ?
No, you have not broken it, but this is definitely an error. Please let me know (copy and paste it into a 'Reply' on this topic) along with any details of what you were doing when it appeared, so I can sort it out.
One instance of this I call the O'Crikey Syndrome -  Names with an apostrophe (O'Connel, O'Mara, etc) produced this error. This has now been fixed.

If you have a problem, that isn't covered here, please post a reply on the SIT: Help-Line

If you have a suggestion to improve the SIT please join in the discussion in SIT: Suggestion Box
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SIT-News: Search by County, search by Place
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 July 05 18:59 BST (UK) »
Hi All

Version 2.01 of the Surname Interest Table is now up and running.

You can search by County and or Place Names

The County-Search automatically searches for the Chapman 3 character code or the full county name.

Still some tweaking to do, but try it and see ....
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Re: Surname Interests Table (SIT)
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 29 September 05 20:47 BST (UK) »
 Hi All

Version 3.01 of the Surname Interest Table is now up and running.

You can now enter a county and a place name as part of  each entry.

This is optional, but if you want to find out who else is searching for SURNAME in a particular county, or place, then it's well worth doing.

Edit your  existing entries to take advantage of the new features
and if your ancestors were in more than one county, add a line for each county.



Still some tweaking to do, but try it and see ....
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Surname Interests Table: New Version
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 October 05 12:10 BST (UK) »
In response to popular demand, suggestions from SIT-Users, bribes, threats, etc,etc,
I have added some new features to the Surname Interests Table (SIT)

If you haven't already done so,
please edit all your existing entries to take advantage of the new "search and find" features.

Please see
Topic: Surname Interests Table (SIT)
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,89589.msg395080.html#msg395080

or go direct to
[Copyright] [Free RootsChat Webspace] [Your Surname Interests] [About Us] [Terms of Use]
at the bottom of any page.

Bob

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Re: Surname Interests Table: New Version
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 October 05 12:41 BST (UK) »
Given the new facilities ...... where an entry covers several counties e.g I have Edwards from Herefordshire Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire ..... do you wish / recommend seperate entries for each county ?
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Re: Surname Interests Table: New Version
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 October 05 12:50 BST (UK) »
To take maximum advantage, I recommend all entries to be "one name, one county"

Then

- if anybody searches just for a county, your names for that county will always be found.
- if anybody searches just for a name, your entries for that name will always be found.

If there are several names on one line, then we have to use wildcards for searching.

Bob
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Re: Surname Interests Table: New Version
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 October 05 12:54 BST (UK) »
Very neat BOB - had a bit of trouble locating the buttons at the top though - exepected them to be at the bottom!!

(Masculine trait - if all else fails, read the instructions!)

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Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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SOM: BIRD, BURT aka BROWN
HEF: BAUGH, LATHAM, CARTER, PRITCHARD
GLS: WEBB, WORKMAN, LATHAM, MALPUS
WIL: WEBB, SALTER
RAD: PRITCHARD, WILLIAMS
GLA: RYAN, KEARNEY, JONES, HARRY
MON: WEBB, MORGAN, WILLIAMS, JONES, BIRD
SCOTLAND: HASTINGS, CAMERON, KELSO, BUCHANAN, BETHUNE/ BEATON
IRELAND: RYAN (WATERFORD), KEARNEY (DUBLIN), BOYLE(DUNDALK)

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Re: Surname Interests Table: New Version
« Reply #7 on: Monday 12 December 05 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bob

Great work. Thanks

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: Surname Interests Table: New Version
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 22 February 06 09:36 GMT (UK) »
I love it I love it I love it!!!

Thanks

Anna x
McLeods - Hartlepool, Liverpool, Inverness(?)
Simpsons - Carlisle, Westmorland
Harris - Carlisle, Kent
Reads - Birmingham and Staffordshire
Allens - Marylebone London
Zych - Poland
Holmes - Bawdsey, Suffolk
Perks - Hampshire
McQueen - Carlisle
Carrick - Carlisle
Haugh - Carlisle
Irving - Irving
Collett - Bredon, Worcester
Harrison - Carlisle
Knight - Carlisle
Thompson - Carlisle
Johnstone - Carlisle
Rogerson - Dumfries and Carlisle
Wood - Ontario