Posted By:Richmond Frederick
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Subject:Caswell County Family Tree
Post Date:November 21, 2006 at 09:25:15
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/caswell/messages/1048.html
Forum:Caswell County, NC Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/caswell/

Caswell County Family Tree

Dear Folks:

A major project of the Caswell County Historical Association (CCHA) is
the Caswell County Family Tree (CCFT), which can be found at:

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=caswellcounty

This database contains over 18,000 entries and will be well over
20,000 by the end of 2006.

Is your family represented? Do you know of Caswell County families who
do not have Internet access and would like their family ancestry
posted to the CCFT? Could you help them?

To see if a particular family is listed, go to the site shown above
and enter the family surname in the search box. Then you can browse
through the names shown.

To get started is easy and requires no great genealogical computer
skills. Just submit a simple list of ancestors, with appropriate
birth/death/marriage information (where known). You can post it here
if so desired or send it to me at:

rick@ncccha.org

Beginning with your great grandparents is a super way to start. Once
your ancestry has an Internet presence others worldwide will have
access to it and you may learn new facts about your family and
discover new cousins.

Don't be concerned about providing information on living people.
The policy of the CCHA is not to provide information on living
persons. However, should you find such on the CCFT, please let the
CCHA know, and it will be corrected immediately.

If you have family information already in a gedcom file just submit
that. However, the CCHA will not just merge the gedcom data into the
CCFT but will insert each entry separately. A gedcom is the standard
format for exchanging and viewing genealogical data.

If you have sources for your data (family bibles, deeds, wills) please
provide that information.

This is a great way to preserve for future generations your ancestry.
It also is possible to add photographs and links to other relevant
material.

As an example, take a look at the entry for much-loved Caswellian
Johnnie Gunn at:

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=caswellcounty&id=I05868

It even contains a slide show!

Still need help? Post a query here or contact me privately at:

rick@ncccha.org

Just imagine what a wonderful legacy we can leave through the Caswell
County Family Tree.

Best regards.

Rick