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DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« on: Friday 23 November 12 17:47 GMT (UK) »
We now have a new database in the RootsChat Reference Library.

Looking through various topics, we can see that there are often families involved in particular trades or professions for several generations, who then tend to be in contact with others of the same trade.

A case in point are the German Pork Butchers. In several topics, running to 60+ pages we can see that many german pork butchers emigrated to Britain and set up in business here. These families often married among themselve or worked for each other.

Other such groups that have cropped up on Rootschat are

  • Corkcutters
  • Framework Knitters
  • Canal and Riverboat people
  • Circus and Theatre families

A section for the German Pork Butchers has now been started in the
DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/dbsig/index.php

Here you can search by surnames or locations, set up links to others in the database, and, if you find common ancestors, you can add your own name as Researcher to records submitted by others.
Read the DBSIG Help-Page to get some ideas of what the database contains.
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/dbsig/gpb-help.php?show=gi#gi


If other members with special interests want to get together in the database,
then add your interest here.

If enough people want to participate, we can discuss what information is needed,
and I'll set up the necessary entry forms for you.

Bob

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Re: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 April 13 17:39 BST (UK) »
Great idea ... my people were Framework Knitters from Asfordby, Leicestershire - would be great to connect with others who's families were in the area and working the same trade. Other groups you might also consider were the Nailers (Nail Making Trade) in Birmingham which was a huge industry in the 19th century. Some of my ancestors were Nail Makers and Blacksmiths also.

Cheers, Simon.

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Re: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 12:01 BST (UK) »
Romany Gypsy earthenware dealers 

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Re: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 15:42 BST (UK) »
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Romany Gypsy earthenware dealers 

We now have a traveller's database; you can enter your ancestors there :)

Bob



Topic: A RootsChat database for Travelling People
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,627642.0.html

DBSIG access:
>> Reference Library (link at bottom of every RootsChat page)
>> DBSIG - Database for Special Interest Groups
>> Select "Travelling People"
or
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/dbsig/index.php?dbsig_name=Travelling+People

Help Page:
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/dbsig/dbsig-help.php?dbsig_num=2&show=gi#gi


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Re: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 16:07 BST (UK) »
Ag Labs?  ;)
Only joking about ag labs - think the DBSIG is a good idea though.  :)

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Re: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 23:48 BST (UK) »
That maybe so . But there was a big community of Gypsy Romany earthenware dealers

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Re: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 September 13 23:29 BST (UK) »
I seem to be correctly logged into RootsChat.com, but when I go to the German Pork Butchers database and want to add or edit an entry, I keep getting a message about being able to use the PM system before I can do this.  I have a lot of data that might be relevant to this database, and having recently been encouraged to add some of my names by a fellow German researcher at the recent Halsted Trust Migration conference, am a bit frustrated as I cannot seem to work out how to do it.  Can anyone help please.

Haichem
England:  Castle, Darling, Ford,Oxley, Phillips (Yorkshire), Featherstone (Barnstaple), Turton (Wolverhampton)
Scotland (Stonehaven):  Phillips/Philps, Park
Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg:  Stein (Kunzelsau), Haffner (Hohebach), Rummler (Belsenberg), Rubmann, Breitinger

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Re: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 September 13 23:58 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat Haichem. You might be having this problem because new members need to make three posts before the PM system is activated (this is to prevent spam etc). Just reply here a couple more times and try again. Good luck.  :)

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Re: DBSIG: Database for Special Interest Groups
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 September 13 06:18 BST (UK) »
Hallo Haichem,

Welcome to RootsChat :)

As Ruskie says, you need to make at least three posts to use the PM (personal message) system.  Access to the Database is restricted until the PM system has been activated because contact with other researchers is made through PMs (no automatic notifications) and if this can't be used, then members can't contact each other.

So just make a couple of replies, and you should be able to enter your data.  We have a quite active group of "pork butchers" here and they will be glad to hear from you.  There are several topics on german pork butcher ancestry(*) where you can also join in the discussions.

regards,
Bob (not a "pork butcher" but author of the database)



(*)
Topic: RootsChat Topics: German Pork Butchers
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=509347.0

with the main discussion topic:
Topic: German Pork Butchers in Britain
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,408853.0.html
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