Thursday, December 28, 2006

Valorie's Genealogy Message Boards


Administrator's page: http://boards.rootsweb.com/Default.aspx?view=admin

Localities


Selkirkshire, Scotland: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.scotland.sel.general/mb.ashx?view=admin

( SCT-Selkirk list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/SCT-Selkirk-L.htm )

Dalarna, Sweden: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.scan-balt.sweden.counties.dalarna/mb.ashx?view=admin

Surnames


Basinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.basinger/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Basinger list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Basinger-L.htm )

Bassinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.bassinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Baysinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.baysinger/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Baysinger list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Baysinger-L.htm )

Beesinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.beesinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Besinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.besinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Bessinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.bessinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Biesinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.biesinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Bissinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.bissinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Boosinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.boosinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Bossinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.bossinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Bussinger: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.bussinger/mb.ashx?view=admin

Bowhay: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.bowhay/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Bowhay list - not my list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Bowhay-L.htm )

Calhoon: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.calhoon/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Calhoon list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Calhoon-L.htm )

Calhoun: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.calhoun/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Calhoun list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Calhoun-L.htm )

Colquhoun: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.colquhoun/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Colquhoun list - not my list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Colquhoun-L.htm )

Cowen http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.cowen/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Cowen list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Cowen-L.htm )

Cowin http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.cowin/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Cowin-L: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Cowin-L.htm )

Camery: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.camery/mb.ashx?view=admin

Cammer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.cammer/mb.ashx?view=admin

Daiber: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.daiber/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Daiber list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Daiber-L.htm )

Disney: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.disney/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Disney list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Disney-L.htm )

Goosic: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.goosic/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Goosic list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Goosic-L.htm )

Goswick: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.goswick/mb.ashx?view=admin

Horine: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.horine/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Horine list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Horine-L.htm )

Kaemmerer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kaemmerer/mb.ashx?view=admin

Kamer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kamer/mb.ashx?view=admin

Kamerer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kamerer/mb.ashx?view=admin

Kammer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kammer/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Kammer list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Kammer-L.htm )

Kammerer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kammerer/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Kammerer list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Kammerer-L.htm )

Keammerer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.keammerer/mb.ashx?view=admin

Kemerer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kemerer/mb.ashx?view=admin

Kemmerer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kemmerer/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Kemmerer list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Kemmerer-L.htm )

Kimerer: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.kimerer/mb.ashx?view=admin

Keiser: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.keiser/mb.ashx?view=admin

MacAbee: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.macabee/mb.ashx?view=admin

MacAboy: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.macaboy/mb.ashx?view=admin

MacBean: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.macbean/mb.ashx?view=admin

Magbie: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.magbie/mb.ashx?view=admin

Magby: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.magby/mb.ashx?view=admin

McAbee: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.mcabee/mb.ashx?view=admin

McBean: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.mcbean/mb.ashx?view=admin

McBee: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.mcbee/mb.ashx?view=admin
( McBee list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/McBee-L.htm )

Megabee: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.megabee/mb.ashx?view=admin

Mocabee: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.mocabee/mb.ashx?view=admin

Moccabee: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.moccabee/mb.ashx?view=admin

Mockbee: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.mockbee/mb.ashx?view=admin

MacPhail: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.macphail/mb.ashx?view=admin

McPhail: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.mcphail/mb.ashx?view=admin
( McPhail list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/McPhail-L.htm )

Orme: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.orme/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Orme list: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/o/orme.html )

Triplet: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.triplet/mb.ashx?view=admin

Clans


Clan Chattan: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.celtic.scottish.chattan/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Clan-Chattan list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Clan-Chattan-L.htm )

Clan Colquhoun: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.celtic.scottish.colquhoun/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Clan-Colquhoun list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Clan-Colquhoun-L.htm )

Clan MacBean: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.celtic.scottish.macbean/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Clan-MacBean list: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valorie/Clan-MacBean-L.htm )

Clan MacPherson: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.celtic.scottish.macpherson/mb.ashx?view=admin
( Clan-MacPherson list: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/SCT/CLAN-MACPHERSON.html )


How to Use the Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Boards
Making Most of Message Boards and Mailing Lists: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20040128.txt - From the RootsWeb Review archives

Meandering Through the Message Boards (locating boards, navigation -- the basics): http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20020710.txt

Maximizing Searches on Message Boards (using the advanced search feature): http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20030108.txt

Message Boards - Utilizing Surname-Specific Searches (searching for those difficult surnames): http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20030924.txt

Portals to Success (message board gateway): http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20020731.txt

Message Board Icons: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20020529.txt

Visual Aids on Message Boards (more message board icons): http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20020814.txt

Where and How to Post on Message Boards: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20020904.txt

Effective Message Board Posting: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20020911.txt

Message Board Queries (using the Subject, Surname, and Classification fields): http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20020724.txt

Message Board Attachments: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20020605.txt

Message Board Options -- Say It With Pictures (more about attachments): http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20030528.txt

Will the Mystery Guest Sign In, Please? (Message Board Registration and Login): http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20040303.txt
(New - Registration and login are now required to post)

My Genealogy Lists: http://genweblog.blogspot.com/2006/05/valories-genealogy-lists.html


I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light. - Isaac Newton, 1642-1727

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Your Local Family History Center


Once you have searched the Family History Library Catalog, and found the film number you need to order, what then? You will need to locate the nearest Family History Center (FHC) and visit the center to order your film. To find your nearest Family History Center, go to http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp. If you are facing a long drive, please call ahead to make sure that the Center is actually open. They are kept open by volunteers, and open hours may have changed since the last website update.

Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Each is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, or "the Mormons") and are in local Mormon churches. Each local FHC provides access to most of the microfilms and microfiche that are available in Salt Lake City. Books do not circulate unless they are on film, however. It will cost you about $5.50 for each roll of microfilm ordered; microfiche is about 15 cents per sheet. Microfiche stays in the FHC once it is ordered in, so it's a great bargain. Film, on the other hand, stays in the FHC for about a month. You can pay for 2 extensions, after which (in most FHCs) it becomes "Permanent Loan." If it is a film you know you want permanently available to you, ask about paying for that up front. All films and fiches will be used in the FHC itself; not to be taken home.

While you're there, browse the books, fiches and films available in the Center. As long as the person who ordered the film isn't using it at the moment, you can use anything there. Most Centers also have some genealogy CDs available, some computers, and both film and fiche readers and copiers. If you would like your local center to be open more hours per week, volunteer! Volunteers do not have to be LDS, and users will not be subjected to any proselytizing.

If you have never visited an FHC -- do so! There are so many resources available to you that are not, and may never be, on the Internet.


Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment. - Andre Maurois

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