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Other surname interests? See our same-format Caribbean Surname Index, Irish Surname Index and Scottish Surname Index

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: Welcome to the Canadian Surname Index!
 
Welcome to the Canadian Surname Index.

First, this Index is free to use, but to do anything more than browse and read you MUST register.

Unregistered Guests may NOT post surnames, get involved in the General Discussion, or communicate with registered users.

The way this works is that you post your surname, a few pertinent details (dates, places, first names, etc.). In time, someone may find those keywords and try to communicate with you. The concept is that simple.

This method works well elsewhere (the Caribbean Surname Index had almost 5,000 surnames) but the format has very recently been changed/updated to allow users to add, change and even delete their own information. This was all done - manually - before by myself, but the new Caribbean Surname Index is now being re-filled by the past users (they must enter their data themselves if they want to have editing privileges).

Registered users may ONLY communicate with each other through the PM (Private Message) feature, so PLEASE turn on Notification in your Board Profile so you would immediately be notified (through your Profile email) when another user responds or tries to make contact.

Unregistered users may NOT communicate with registered users through the Index. This is for the protection of registered users.

Here is the format you MUST follow for adding entries to the Canada Surname Index:

Subject line: SURNAME (in capitals)- Province, local area.
(Example: LYNCH - Quebec, Montreal)

Body text: Your name, and a short note.
(Example: James Lynch, seeking especially Hamlet LYNCH ca.1804)

Discussion of directly related genealogy matters is encouraged, but only in the General Discussion area. All posts are totally subject to review and control by the Administrator, and the Administrator's decision in any matter is final.

PLEASE REMEMBER: You should provide enough KEYWORD information for someone searching the Internet (or this Index) to find you!! Keywords are the vital end-resource that will allow potential relatives/past friends to find you!!

Having stated at the beginning that this resource is free, voluntary donations would be accepted (and appreciated) through PayPal, sent to username [paypal2_at_candoo_dot_com].

Please get involved... this resource has been proven very successful (the Caribbean Surname Index is now over 6 years old), and now the new format both protects you from SPAM and respects your privacy.

Best of luck in your family search...

Jim Lynch
Site Owner/Admin
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