Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward
Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society is building its SURNAME section on its fairly new website.
Members are able to go in and list all their surnames. The surnames are linked to that members email. When another member or guest comes to our website, looks through the Surnames, finds one and clicks on it, they will be automatically be set up with an email that is directed to the member that entered the surname. AND there we have a connection. Simple and Easy .
Below you see a snipit of the first page of our Surname Listing. Looking at the top left you can put in a surname to search on instead of looking down each page. If you find a name that interests you and you want to talk with the person that submitted that name you just need to click on the 'envelope' to the left of the surname. It will open up the email program, you need to fill in the blanks and send it on. Also if you click on the other icon to the left of the surname that looks like a 'eye' you will see any additional information that the owner typed in.
Since this is a new website, members are still entering their many surnames that they hope to connect with a descendent- someone related to them.
An example of people trying to connect that are both local: there are two different GARDNER families listed in our Surname list.
One from me - Sandra GARDNER-BENWARD and the second from Glenda GARDNER-LLOYD. We have both been trying to connect with each other over the years but so far NOTHING - but we will keep trying.
Give it a try and see what you come up with. And come back often because we are having a major push to get our members to post their own SURNAMES.
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