This is a brief tour. If you click on something below,
it will open another tab in your browser.
To return here, just close that tab. Okay?
First is a Main (Welcome) page for the database.
This should open from a link on our website.
- To look at the Welcome page, click here.
Essentially, this is a database of Persons.
- To see the list of Persons, go to the Welcome page, and click "Search: List all persons".
- To see the basic data for one Person, go to that list (here) and click a "Ref#".
Note: Only registered users can change the data.
Events & Details
Each Person has a life history, composed of Events, and Details about those Events. Some Events and Details may be known, some unknown.
- To see the history for one Person, go back to that list (here)
and click on a "pencil" image.
Hint: "Pomp Spring" has a relatively complete history.
An Event always has a Date (which may be unknown). One person can have similar Events on different dates. For instance, at the bottom of that history, there were two "Work" records.
At the top of that history, there was a special Event, called "About". That's simply an observation of the Person on some date in their history.
You can find people by name, or find people who share certain details, or list people mentioned in a given source. The result of any search is a list of Persons.
- To search by name, go to the Welcome page, and
enter WEN in "Search: By name".
Hint: To find people, just enter part of the name.
- To search by history, go to the Welcome page, and click "Search: By events & details".
For more about Searching, see the Help section.
Types of Events
The database has a "master list" for types of Events and Details. For example, the marriage of a Person on a date is an Event. In that case, "Marriage" is the type of Event. These Event Types are just words used in all the life histories. We can see – and add to – this "master list" any time.
- To see the "master list," go to the Welcome page, and click "Reference: Master list (...)".
This database serves as a directory for our research. Thus, it has citations for our Sources.
- To see the list of Sources, go to the Welcome page, and click "Search: List all sources".
- To see the basic data for one Source, go to that list (here) and click a Source "Code".
- To find people in a Source, go back to that list (here) and click on a "pencil" image.
So... that's the tour.
We appreciate any suggestions for improvements to the database.