I've Got Answers ...
I use this page
on all of my genealogy sites. If you have questions on how to organize your
genealogy site from Madd River Designs, just email me at
I'll be more than happy to help you out!
Below you will
find the most frequently asked questions and the answers to them. I hope this
Q: I am new
to genealogy and would like to know where to get started in your county?
A: I would suggest
that you explore "Resources". In this section you will also find many links
to great sites for beginners. Also, just as important, you should post a query
on the query board, join the email list and ask questions about your ancestors
there. It has been my experience that the more places you ask the question,
the better your chances of getting an answer.
Q: I am looking
for information about Snidely Whiplash.
if you don't see it on the site then I don't have any information about
it. If you want research done in the Indianapolis area, I can do it for a
fee. In fact, if you want to pay my expenses, I'll go to Germany,
Scotland, and Ireland to do the research. Don't ask me to go to
Iraq or Afghanistan.
Q: I don't
see XXX church or cemetery on your list.
A: If you do not
see additional information, no one has sent that information to me to post.
Q: Can you
send me a marriage license (or birth certificate, death certificate, court
document) for my ancestor?
A: No. In most cases,
you will need to check with the county courthouse in order to obtain original
documents. You can find contact information in "Addresses".
Q: Can you
look some information up for me?
A: If it's not on
the site then I don't have the resource. Your best bet would be to ask on
the email list. There are many people subscribed and it's possible someone
has that resource available.
Q: The pictures
are so tiny, I can't see them.
A: They are
"thumbnail" pictures. Click on the picture for a larger view.
If you want a large, high-resolution picture, e-mail me and I will copy it
to CD and mail it to you. (Fee charged).
Q: How do
I submit information to you?
A: You can type the
information in an email to me or attach a document (.doc, .txt) to the email.
You can also snail mail the information to me at:
75 N 200 W
Lebanon, IN 46052
Q: I would
like to have a website of my own, but I don't know the first thing about how
to make a web and I don't want to spend a lot of money. How do I get started?
Send me an
and we'll talk. I have all the necessary skills and tools and server
space. The time-consuming part is collecting and organizing the
information. If you can do that, I can do the rest.