The Fugina Family Center
Your Surname Resource Center
A member of the
This is a page that you can copy for your surname
resource center. By placing all the links in one location it facilitates
navigation of your site. You can easily modify this format by inserting
rows and adding new categories. This is not an all inclusive list. Many
of you have already established other components of your site. Link those
also! Remember, it is important for your site to offer a few things, but
by no means do we require you to provide all services. These are merely
here as suggestions! The only service you MUST provide is the linking of
- A way for researchers to get in touch with each
other. They should not have to send you an e-mail to get e-mail addresses.
- A way to communicate through the family center
which part of the family they are working on. This can be done through
Queries, or it can be done by placing a brief note beside their name on
the researchers page.
- Need to work towards providing an online database.
People need to know what has already been done. The fastest way to find
out what has been done, is to go through an online database.
- If at all possible, provide a copy of the database
in GEDCOM format, either by e-mail or by placing a version online to be
downloaded. This makes it so that researchers do not have to retype eveything
from the online database into their computer. We understand that this may
not be practicle in all circumstances!
- Archives - by making records available online
people can quickly determine what is known. Often it is not possible to
enter everyone listed in marriage, census, death records, cemetaries, etc
with a particular surname in your online database, because their relatives
are not known. Also on line records may help clarify errors that come up.
- You need to make it easy for people to submit
information to the site. The easier it is, the more likely you are to get
- You also need to let people know what kind of
help you need. You may need anything from more space, someone to manage
the online database, someone to gather census or other records.
- Also you need to be receptive to peoples comments.
You never know who might help you, or notice something that is confusing
Rob Fugina (email@example.com)
is the coordinator of this surname resource center.
To get in touch with him click on his name.
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