Using The RootsWeb Surname List

For some unknown reason I’ve never really explored RootsWeb much until today.  I’ve been on the South Australian RootsWeb mailing list for several years but hadn’t looked much further than that into what RootsWeb offers.

Today I added the four main surnames I am researching to the RootsWeb Surname List.

Roots Web Surname List

Roots Web Surname List

The first step is to search and see if your ancestors are already listed.  If they are not, then you can go ahead and add them.  On RootsWeb you use a Name Tag and a Password to access or edit the Surname List.  Below are the details for creating a name tag.  This is different from your RootsWeb login.

RootsWeb First Time Users

RootsWeb First Time Users

Fill out the form

Roots Web Edit Data

Read all of the section titled Part II Your Surname Information.

Enter your surname information as instructed.

RootsWeb Surnames

It’s a good idea to add any alternate spellings for your surnames that you know of.

Now people searching the RootsWeb Surname List can contact me about the people I am researching.

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