I doubt you need to have Surname Research actually explained as it means you either have questions regarding a Surname or have info to share about a surname. It works very differently now than it did on our previous website. This blog entry is about HOW to use this feature in our new website.
You can see what the initial entries look like by clicking on the "Surname Research" menu item on the left side of the webpage. Data about a Surname will be displayed in one or several of 6 separate box areas labeled: Surname, County, State/Prov/Regn, Country, Begin Year, and End Year. Click on the "eye icon" next to the Surname and it will display the full information about a Surname that was entered previously.
ENTERING A SURNAME
So HOW do you enter a Surname? You must be a Member to enter a Surname. After opening the website, click on "Members Only" menu option on the left of the webpage and log in.
Once you have logged in to the Members Only section, click on the "Profile" menu item underneath the Members Only option on the left side of the webpage. It will open a new page. At the BOTTOM half of the page you will find 5 tabs labeled: Member Info, Contact Info, Alt. Contact Info, SURNAMES (my emphasis!), and Member Settings. Click on the SURNAMES tab and it will open a new page where you will be asked to enter information about a Surname. On the new page you will be asked for specific information about the Surname you wish to enter including an "Alternate spelling" of the Surname and an area where you can enter additional information in the "Notes" section.
NOTE: If there are already one or more Surname entries you have entered, then click the "+" (Plus sign) in the upper right to create a new entry. You may enter as much or as little information as you like on the new page described in the previous paragraph.
When you have entered as much information about the Surname BE SURE to click the "SAVE" button on the top right of the page.
Use your listed Surnames to exchange information about Surnames YOU are interested in!
Visitors to our website will click on the "Surname Research" menu option on our website and by searching for and clicking on the little "envelope icon" next to a Surname will be able to email YOU to ask questions or share information about YOUR surname you have entered!