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  • jean schmidt
    Jun 12, 2002
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      Hi Maura, I love your ideas. I'd like to add a suggestion
      for you to think about. The roll calls are wonderful, but I
      would sincerely like to see the area in which the immigrants
      settled in this country. I often see surnames that I
      recognize, but don't know if they settled in Ohio or PA,
      etc, so I don't know if they are relative to my search or
      not. No pun intended!

      Best wishes,

      jean schmidt

      mpetzolt2@... wrote:
      > I am reworking our Slovak Roots page (not ready for viewing yet), and I
      > need to get -your- opinions on how to best list the surnames and places
      > we are all researching. My goal is to make this page a real valuable
      > research tool, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I am not trying
      > to compete with any other pages existing (personally I think the more
      > that is out there the better), but I do want to have a place to list
      > surname interests , and maybe in our case, location interests.....
      > because this is one great way to connect with others who are also
      > researching that name or location.
      > So my question is.. because of the nature of the special problems
      > associated with researching the changing borders etc in this area....
      > and also that many of us have many surnames in different areas... please
      > read the ideas below, and then if you have an opinion, either send it
      > to me privately, or you can send it to the list if you wish (but let's
      > not debate it on the list)
      > 1. We could list by just surnames as on the following surname pages on
      > my other sites (see the sections on surname interests on
      > http://community.webtv.net/shamrockroots/corkigw
      > http://community.webtv.net/shamrockroots/kingsny ) The problem with that
      > is a) people will have lots of listings so they will have to follow the
      > directions on how to submit (which I would make the same as those pages
      > as I can just cut and paste) b) you can see from those pages already
      > that the listings are long as those are two large counties. Ours would
      > be much longer and I would probably have to divide it up into several
      > pages. Persons would be limited to about 3 lines as on those pages.
      > 1a. We could just limit it to
      > SURNAME, location yourname youremail and then someone would have to
      > contact you for details. Sort of like Helene does her book. This would
      > be good because it's in alphabetical order, easy for researchers.
      > 2. I could do something like they do on the Czeching out our Ancestors
      > and Searching in Slovakia pages of iarelative.com -- where you get a
      > paragraph or so to describe the whole shabang ---- I love those pages
      > but have found them hard to search as there are several pages etc. A
      > paragraph would be easier for me in a way to cut and paste , and again
      > we'd probably end up with several pages. I might try and add a search
      > engine to the site (tried that once with my Waterford page and it didn't
      > work, but I could try it again, things are different with webtv,
      > sometimes what works for everyone else won't work for me )
      > 4. I'd also like to have a page about what locations we are searching.
      > So often on the list people say "I have those films" and we help each
      > other, or maybe you have info on other families..... this would have to
      > be just listed as location, maybe what religion , and your name , your
      > email. Again, people could contact you if the wanted more info. The
      > problem here of course is names changed... as did boundaries, so we'd
      > have to decide how to do those (I may defer to Frank's opinion on that
      > part)
      > Please think carefully about this, and either send your opinion
      > privately , or to the list if you want to share it with everyone. I'm
      > working on the pages now, so please do so by this weekend.
      > Any other suggestions for the website are welcomed, tho I can't promise
      > everything :)
      > Thanks,
      > Maura
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      > Maura Petzolt mpetzolt2@...
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