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At 10:26am on July 25, 2009, Patty Wimpsett Killion said…
I am thrilled to be your friend.
Patty
At 10:22am on July 25, 2009, Patty Wimpsett Killion said…
Wow! How do you come up with all these? I belong to Ancestry.com and Rootsweb is an extension of them, but to get to that last extension is the key to the lock. Most of the time I'm running around with my keys locked in the car. :~)
Again, thank you so very much for your valuable time.
At 1:28pm on July 24, 2009, Patty Wimpsett Killion said…
Hi Wayne, Again you saved my day. Thank you soooo much. Both sites are excellent. The Rahs just kept tumbling out! Oh, how great! Now to go back and look at what's there.
I really do appreciate everything you've done. Oh, and I won't forget to bookmark. :~)
Hope your Friday has been great!
Patty
At 6:11am on July 24, 2009, M. Denise Golding said…
i Wayne, I really must change my profile, I'm confusing everyone. I usually put M. Denise (that's the name I'm known by), but thought, since it is a genealogy site, I would put in my full name, but all it's done is confuse things!

Now, some answers: last question first - new.familysearch will be THE site to go to first when it is completed. It has over a billion or so names, linked into families, pedigrees etc., with the ability to add, change, dispute, combine, and in many cases contact others who have contributed information. Some of the well known genealogy programmes are working toward being linked to it, so you can add and download information from your programme. At present, I think, Rootsweb is 'in', and Legacy is working on it.
But, for now, go to www.familysearch.org. From there you can get into other sites which are pretty good, too. It is from this site that you can find out where your nearest Family History Centre is located, with hours, and contact phone numbers etc. It costs $5 to hire a film, and you can have it in the Centre for up to three months for that charge. All you are really paying for, nominally, is the postage. Sometimes you have to wait for the film to come from Salt Lake and it may take a month or so. It has been a bit slow lately because so much effort is being put into digitilizing records to go on line (Then again, it could be back in a week). There is no obligation or charge to use any of the Centres' facilities, or the staff's expertise.
The Centres have microfilm/microfiche readers where you view your film or microfiche (fiche stay in the Centre permanently - they are VERY cheap - and you can view them at any time, films must be returned at the end of the hire period). If you have the good fortune to have a large Centre near you, they may have a microfilm photocopying machine, in which case you can get copies of the pages/records you want (last cost I know of was $3 for the first three pages, $1 per page thereafter up to a maximum of 10). This is a MUCH cheaper way of getting copies of certificates or church records, I think you will agree. Failing that, I usually just copy out by hand the information I want, or you are permitted to try and photograph them from the microfilm reader screen.
Whew! I think I've answered everything. Keep an eye out for special activities in the week 1st to 9th August. Activities will be posted on www.familyhistoryweek.org.au. Denise
At 5:32pm on July 20, 2009, M D said…
Thank you! I'm pretty sure David Sands died in 1923, so I looked for a Sadie Sands in 1930 and found one living in Sanford, Maine by herself. My mom thinks Sadie sent her children to live with other people after David died... so it might be her. But thank you for looking! This is all so overwhelming!
At 12:59pm on July 20, 2009, Kate Steere said…
Hi Wayne-

Thank you for the information on my German ancestry. :)
I appreciate the assistance!

Kate
At 11:55am on July 19, 2009, Patty Wimpsett Killion said…
Hi Wayne, Thank you for the excellent instructions. Results were great. Thanks for reminding me to bookmark.
Have a great Sunday.
Patty
At 10:26am on July 19, 2009, Patty Wimpsett Killion said…
Wayne,
Thank you so much on all the Rah's you supplied me with. Wow, I didn't realize there were that many Rahs from that many countries and spelled like my line, Rah. I now must start my research and see who is who.
Thank you again. I truly appreciate it.
Patty
At 10:40pm on July 13, 2009, Georgeia Mangione said…
Hi! I'd be happy to help with your vanishing McLeod id I can! I have MacLeods, but some of the same family who stayed in Canada or went to Australia dropped the 'A'. We are all connected, so message me with info!
Thanks for the well wishes - had a great day!
Georgeia
At 7:06pm on July 10, 2009, Geniaus said…
Please join other Australians at the Australian Genealogists group http://www.genealogywise.com/group/australia

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