|Making corrections and additions to
these genealogical databases
Dear visitors to Ojibwe.info,
The genealogical compilations here were 'posted' on the Internet as a way of making them available to people whose families are included. The sources of information for each individual are generally listed in the "Notes for ..." and, like all genealogical databases, these are incomplete. (We really are 'all related,' and a complete genealogy would include every human being who has ever lived!)
Your response to these online genealogies has been far greater than we expected -- thank all of you for your wonderful e-mails!
Most of the information currently posted on Ojibwe.info is in the form of HTML web-pages, which are time-consuming to change. Also, making significant changes to genealogies in this format would change the web-addresses (and so search engines - which 'lag' behind any website's additions and corrections by several months - would mis-direct our visitors).
The new database is up and running! You can see it at http://www.anishinaabe.net/genealogy/index.php, or search it by entering a name in the 'search' box:
We're still in the process of adding all of the corrections and additions that everyone's sent over the past several years, but if you see something that you'd like to add to, or that needs correction, please let us know. We 'merged' Wub-e-ke-niew and Clara's DOS databases, into big one interconnected database, and although we were careful, we might have made some mistakes.
There's a 'suggest' tab for every individual entry in the new database:
If you click it, it creates a 'suggestion' form that, when you send it, it will link your additional information, photos, and corrections with the person you're sending them for.
All this new technology (I sometimes laugh at myself) will - we hope - make it relatively easy to add additional information, make corrections, and include photos, and the other things that Ojibwe.info's wonderful visitors have offered to send.
We're leaving the old HTML files online as a kind of an archive, and in the next week or so, will add notes about the new database being an 'update' for genealogical work that stopped with Wub-e-ke-niew's death in 1997. But, we understand how important accurate family history is to people. So, if there's a really problematic error in the old files: please e-mail our webmaster at email@example.com and - help us out here, please - include:
1) Your name and the contact information you want us to include on this website
2) The URL of the web-page you want to add information to (copy and 'paste' it from your web-browser, it will look something like this: http://www.ojibwe.info/Ojibwe/HTML/people/p00000t6.htm#I27526 ).
3) The exact information you want to add. If you are adding historical information, please let us know the source that the information came from [for example, the book and page number... or if it's something your grandmother told you, for example, your grandmother's name and when you talked with her about it].
The information will be 'posted' as quickly as possible, and "corrections" or "additons" will look like the example below.
We're also working on an interactive 'forum,' where people can post notices that they're looking for their birth family, or for information about their grandmother, and suchlike... but it's probably going to take a couple more months. So, if something's urgent, please contact me and I'll add something to the old 'bulletin board.'