This page is for those who may just get totally lost with the navigation of my site. I feel it is fairly easy but there is no pleasing everyone! :-)
The basic navigation is found in the side-bar on the left hand side. It contains most of the main links for the site. The first link is the "Home" link. Use this anytime you feel completely lost and want to just find a comfortable starting point. On most pages, if you click the little banner at the top it will take you to the home page!
The "About The Site" link will take you to a page that tells about the author and what the purpose of the site is.
Under the "Genealogy" section, you have the choice of "Paternal Research" or "Maternal Research". These links will bring you to a page that tells about that side of my family and has links to the surnames associated with them.
The "Family Lounge" section is a section that is a secure portal for any direct family member to access current info on family events. There are a lot of things I have planned for this section but it will take a while. For those who are interested, contact me and I will send you a password.
The "Credits" link goes to a page that is dedicated to giving credit to all those who have helped me in my research. I have had very many helpful people, not just relatives, who have helped me in my quest. This is my chance to give them a public "Thank You!" for all their hard work!
Last, but not least, is the "Contact Me" section. There are currently two ways that you can contact me:
1). Email - I check my email everyday so you won't have to worry about a long wait for a reply.
2). Snail-mail - For those who don't know, snail-mail is just plain old mail. The U.S. Post Office, or whichever country you may live in, will deliver your mail to me!! :-) This takes a little longer but I promise that I will reply to every letter sent.
Feel free to use any of these forms of communication. The main point of this site is to try to make new contacts! I promise I don't bite and I will try to help in any way that I can. Please understand that I may not always have the answer you need, but I will try my best to get what I can for you.
I also plan on adding a "Contact Form" soon!
Links To Outside Sites
In the "Links Section" there are links to outside sites. Each one will open in a new window so that you won't lose this site. These are just a few of the related sites that I offer, mainly concerning websites that members of my family have made as memorials or even another genealogy site! Please, check these sites out! There is a lot of info in them.
Navigating in the Surname Sections
When you are in a surname section, the main navigation will be in the right-hand frame. At the main page for each surname will be a section dedicated to my direct-line relating to that name. There will also be a section for my complete research on that surname. Just choose whichever one you want to explore and it will take you to a "Surname" page, which will contain all the surnames listed in that section. Choose the surname you want and it will take you to a list of names. Choose the name you are interested in (or any name if you don't know the exact one) and it will take you to a family-sheet type page which will contain the husband, wife, and any children. If I have further info on a person, such as a picture, obituary, etc... I will place it beside that person's name on the family-sheet page. Any pictures or obituaries, etc... will open in a new window so that you won't have to go away from that page.
All the names are linked on each page. If there is no hyperlink, then that means that I have no information on that person. If at any time you feel that you are lost, don't click on the "Home" link, instead click on the "Names" or "Surnames" link at the bottom of each Family-Sheet. It will take you back to the main "Names" or "Surnames" pages and you can find your bearings from there.
I hope that this will answer any questions you may have about the navigation of my site. I have tried to make it easy for everyone, but as I said, you can't please everyone. If you have any suggestions please email me and let me know them.
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