A Guide for contributing your material to share with others via the Ross County OHGenWeb site

 

For contributing Ahnentafel Charts and/or Genealogy Reports see instructions here
 

For contributing other files please follow the instructions below when submitting your data from your computer to this site.

 

  1. TEXT FILES -- All word processing program have the option of SAVE AS.  Once you have created your document in your word processing program (Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, NotePad, etc.), use the menu option FILE->SAVE AS... and choose one of the following::

     

    • Plain text files (.txt) - Save the file with a unique name, then attach your file to this email and send. Be sure to cite your name and email address in the body of your email. Note *.doc files are ok, I can read them, but often symbols will not convert and cause files to corrupt, I would prefer that you send ONLY plain text files (.txt).

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    • Rich-text files (.rtf) - This format is best for linear reports, such as census data, descendancies and ahnentafels. These files may take a little bit longer to format on this end, but generally the turn-around time is small, depending on the size of the file(s). Save the file with a unique name , then attach your file to this email and send. Be sure to cite your name and email address in the body of your email, since not all email programs display this information visibly.

  2. GRAPHICS & PHOTO FILES -- For graphics, use the menu option FILE->SAVE AS... in your graphics-editor software and choose either: Please do not send *.BMP files, as they will be deleted. Only the two options below will be accepted.

     

    • JPG-format (.jpg | .jpeg) - This is the best format for scans, photographs, maps, etc. Save the file, then attach your file to this email and send. Send .JPG instead.BE SURE to identify the content, timeframe, location, and/or other information which identifies the graphic and connects the graphic with this county in the body of the email. Please also cite your name and email address.

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    • GIF-format (.gif) - This format is best for computer-generated graphics only and does not work well for photographs or scanned material. Use this option for non-computer-generated graphics only if .JPG is not an option to SAVE-AS for you. Save the file with a unique name (so you don't overwrite your original file), then attach your file to this email and send. BE SURE to identify the content, timeframe, location, and/or other information which identifies the graphic and connects the graphic with this county. Please also cite your name and email address.

 

 

  • REGARDING DESCENDANTS OR GROUP SHEET REPORTS -- PLEASE NOTE: To respect the privacy of living individuals, please do not include birth or marriage dates of individuals born after 1936 when sharing descendants. Sighting your sources is recommended, but not required.
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    THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE ROSS COUNTY OHGENWEB!

    The most recent update to this page was made on 17 Feb., 2012. R.M. Sizelove