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Samuel Baird and Dorthy Sleater Baird Genealogy

This is a Twiki site, using similar technology to the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia. Anyone who accesses this site can browse available information like anyplace else on the web. In addition, you can add data and edit pages, improving the value of the information for others. The objective is to create an on-line forum to enable easy documentation and review of all genealogical information for ancestors of SamuelBaird? and his wife DorthySleater? Note the spaces are taken out of each ancestor's name, which creates a unique page for each ancestor and when material is added to their page, they are automatically linked to the Twiki.

In some ways this site is still experimental. For instance, if you attempt to edit this page, the display is in an html format where each set of words is separated by % signs. However, if you are comfortable working with raw html, you can edit this page using the "raw edit" option. If you register and create a new page, you should be able to use the standard edit function on the pages you create. Please pass back problems you encounter, and we will work to fix them. Also, there are two "webs" or folders set up for this Twiki: (1) Main, for storing documentation and personal histories for each ancestor; and (2) PedigreeCharts, for a PedigreeChart index. For those who wish to expand the documentation and PedigreeCharts to their spouses side of the family, it is recommended not to create many "webs" so simply add this information under these directories.

This on-line forum encourages:

  1. a self-organizing research focus (who is working on which pedigree line);
  2. a means to communicate with others who are working on related genealogy roadblocks (semi-automatic notification of new breakthroughs, leveraging the fact everybody is smarter than anybody);
  3. a place to capture stories (personal histories can be uploaded and downloaded);
  4. a place to capture photos (libraries of photos can document events, and genealogical facts);and
  5. a place to capture the essence of the lives of our loved ones and our ancestors (histories, memories, photos, everything digital).

Over the coming weeks we will develop templates which can be used to create a new personal history page for each individual (anyone who wants to help jump in). These pages can be used to link digital photos of birth certificates, marriage and other certificates, death certificates, tombstones, etc. The idea is that these pages will form an extensible documentation forum within which to add proof for each entry in the PedigreeResourceFile.

Our ancestors gave us the nature and set the patterns of the nurture which have become our personal essence. Everybody is smarter than anybody, and so by everybody contributing to this forum, it will quickly become a very rich and diverse resource of value to each of us and our families. Related presentations (like the introduction to the PedigreeResourceFile) and scans of personal histories will be stored at http://www.walden3d.com/shirts and linked to the Twiki pages. Photographs of FamilyReunions will be stored at http://www.walden3d.com/photos/reunions and linked to the Twiki pages. Those who want to link their blogs to the Twiki can do so at FamilyBlogs. Because there is semi-confidential work information in RoiceNelson 's blog, which was started in September of 1996, and to keep the search engines from finding these pages, the link to this blog will be made available to family members who send an e-mail to rnelson@walden3d.com and request access.

Other Genealogy Twiki sites hosted by Walden 3-D, Inc. are:
* http://hafen.walden3d.com HowardRoiceNelsonJr? 's maternal Grandfather's family;
* http://nelson.walden3d.com HowardRoiceNelsonJr? 's paternal Grandfather's family;
* http://nielson.walden3d.com HeatherNielson? , AudreyNielson? Waldron, RachelNielson? , and MatthewCharlesNielson? 's father's family;
* http://sharp.walden3d.com HowardRoiceNelson3? , BenjaminBengtNelson? , PaulFrederickNelson? , MelanieRobbynNelson? Wright, SaraEllyn? Nelson, and RobertLlewellynNelson? 's maternal Grandparents' family; and
* http://shirts.walden3d.com AndreaShirts? Nelson's father's family.

Since everyone is smarter than anyone, hopefully these pages to quickly evolve to become a very useful tool.

Welcome to these Twiki pages. Have fun and contribute.

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This site is running TWiki version TWiki-4.2.1, Sun, 03 Aug 2008, build 17311, Plugin API version 1.2

This site is a permanent service for the ShirtsFamily? provided by Walden 3-D, Inc.

E-mail RoiceNelson with comments, questions, and suggestions for improvements.

Topic revision: r36 - 15 Oct 2008 - 01:29:43 - RoiceNelson
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