|You can search the names already uploaded or upload you
Rootsweb has recently offered free gedcom storage and access.
This is an incredibly painless way of sharing your information. I
will give detailed information on how to accomplish this so even newbies
can do this easily. This is a way for all of our members to post
their information, not just the Johns families. I would like to
invite all members to partake of this offer. Full directions on how to
do this are at the bottom of this page.
Links to Rootsweb Gedcoms
||Some surnames included in gedcom
||CHAMBLESS, GAUSS, GLENDAY,
BORDEN, DURFEE, BORDEN & SANDERSON
R. Johns, Jr.
||Johns, Lowry, Sheppard, Randolph, Stith,
Crutchfield, Wash, Pleasants, Cocke
||Johns, Baugh, Newsome/Newsom, Cox, Shipp,
Sanders, Depriest, Burton, Farrar, Poole, Harris, Whitaker,
Moser, Kiger, Petree, Featherston, Barham, Sullivan, Reichard,
Smith, Younts, Hollowell, Holloway, Wooten, Piper, Aldridge,
Parrott, Lancaster, Hart, Morris.
||Salisbury, Johns, Graham, Stratton, Layne, Witten,
||Johns and related families.
To make and upload a gedcom:
First you must generate a gedcom. I will discuss the way to do
this with Family Tree Maker. I am sure other programs are the same
1. Creating a gedcom from your family file.
Open your family file
Go to file, copy/export Family File
In the save in window click the down arrow and
In the save as type window at bottom expand and
click GEDCOM (*.GED)
Export window, just click Okay
This will generate the ged and put it on the
desktop. It will have a tree icon.
2. To open a free account at Rootsweb:
Click and go to the link below.
Pick a user name and password you will
remember. Write it down somewhere safe.
Fill out next window and click setup
Scroll down until you get to Location of GEDCOM
Look in desktop. If the
tree icon is not seen, go to files of type and click all files.
Find the tree icon and click
Make your own decision on living individuals.
(I choose ignore but you may wish to omit them)
Leave next three alone.
Remove notes, choose NO
Remove sources, choose NONE
Leave the rest alone. Click
Upload/update. This will take some time so go have a cup of
You now can go back to desktop and drag that
tree to the trash. You are done with it.
3. You are done. Send me the URL, address, and a short
note of what information and families will be found there and I will get
Over 8,000,000,000 NAMES ON ROOTSWEB WORLD CONNECT PROJECT AFTER FIRST
WEEK OF BETA TEST. As of 1 December 1999, Roots Web users have uploaded
more than two million names to the Roots Web World Connect Project. Many
users have told us that the upload software used in the World Connect
project is by far the fastest and most fully featured of its kind. .
You have full control over your GEDCOM at RootsWeb. You can change or
remove it completely at any time and RootsWeb will never burn it onto a
CD-ROM or charge others to access it.
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