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Website Resources9-19-2015 by Virginia Sholin Smallwood9-26-2015 by Ray Gurganus3
Is there a way to alert users to especially useful and searchabe state archives when what we add indicates we should look there?

1) An example is the Missouri State Arcvhives, which has a wonderful, searchable database,even allowing downloading and/or printing of actual death certificates.  It keeps expanding, too. Perhaps such an alert could also include a link to the introductory page for the searchable database:  http://s1.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/ordb.asp (specifically, before "mo.gov." put "http://s1.sos." before "mo.gov" and "/archives/resources/ordb.asp" after that.)

2) Another great state searchable database is the Ohio death database: http://www.deathindexes.com/ohio/ (specifically, the link needs to add "/ohio/" to the address shown here.)

3) In searching for Oregon's pages, I came across "Oregon Online Genealogy Records" at FamilySearch.org. What a marvelous resource!  https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Oregon_Online_Genealogy_Records (For this specific page, you should write "familysearch.org" in your web browser and add "/learn/wiki/en/Oregon_Online_Genealogy_Records")

4) FamilySearch's page, "Browse by Country" might be the way to go.
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Browse_by_Country  (when I submitted the post, only familysearch.org came up as a link. You should put that into your webbrowser and add "/learn/wiki/en/Browse_by_Country" to the address.)

For an example of how useful this link can be, choose United States, and then go to Ohio. Browse down on the left side to "Topics." The second choice (and in bold print) is "Record Selection Table." This contains a long list from "adoptions" to "birth dates" to "maiden name" to "social activities." Each of these has one or more clickable links.

United States Secretary of Navy1-9-2013 by Cameron Ott1-9-2013 by Ray Gurganus2
I know there are many offices that could possibly be added to the list of Presidents & Other Officers but doesn't it seem fair to add United States Secretary of Navy. There have been many offices asked to be added to the site in the last few weeks(sorry about that!) but it just seems reasonable. Thanks!
Total on Branch home page2-23-2009 by Bobby Tripp3-1-2009 by Ray Gurganus2
I like the Branch home page that lists all the surnames and gives the count.  Can you add a total to the page?  I'm curious as to how many names I have added.  Thanks, Bobby
timed out6-29-2011 by Virginia Sholin Smallwood6-29-2011 by Virginia Sholin Smallwood1
Timed out6-29-2011 by Virginia Sholin Smallwood6-29-2011 by Virginia Sholin Smallwood1
Tags5-28-2014 by Virginia Sholin Smallwood5-29-2014 by Ray Gurganus3
If you are going to have tags for famous actors and actresses and so forth, I hope you will also be adding tags for those who were famous in such professions as law (i.e. Clarence Seward Darrow), medicine and religion.
Tag on children list3-10-2009 by Bobby Tripp3-12-2009 by Bobby Tripp3
On the browsing page for a family in the family tab where the children are listed it would be nice to have a column for "tag" so that a child who has been tagged will be indicated.

Thanks, Bobby
Surnames8-2-2010 by Tamra Jackson8-2-2010 by mary sill drake2
Hi,
I am new here, and I can't remember who's names I'm researching that may belong here, so I was wondering if you could list all the surnames?  Maybe this is already done, and I just can't find it!  Thanks for any help!
Tamra Farr Jackson
State Abbreviations6-21-2011 by Virginia Sholin Smallwood6-21-2011 by Ray Gurganus2
My suggestion is that foreign visitors to the website would probably benefit from a handly list of state abbreviations.
Seeking Input2-6-2015 by Ray Gurganus9-20-2015 by Ray Gurganus12
Always seeking more input in terms of how to improve the website.  What could be added to improve the usefulness and flexibility?  To bring it to the next level, whatever that next level may be?  I always see people inquring in online forums "Should I use Ancestry?  FTM?  Legacy?, etc."  Other than archives of source material, what features do other system have that are not here, that could be added, that could make this a vialble option for those looking around for a home?

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