Yay, this link works, so now I shall have fun experimenting with words
Thank you so much
On 26/05/2007, at 10:05 AM, Linne Gravestock wrote:
Okay, Gail. I just went to look at it myself. They've ambushed
me by changing how it looks and how it works. There's not just one
box now, but several.
Just looking at it, it confused me, until I tried several things.
They have it set up for a situation where if you're looking for
one specific e-mail from someone, and you know all the information
you need to know but you need to read it again, you can find it if
you fill in all the boxes. (How often does that happen, compared
to simply wanting to search the whole thing to see what you can
find?) But it'll work for both situations.
So here's what you do.
Click on this URL
If you're an old hand at this, eventually you figure out that it
does work. Clicking on that address *will* get you to where you
need to be.
In "Body" put in McSweeney, since you're looking for McSweeney in
the body of anyone's message.
Leave "Subject" and "From" blank.
In "List" put Bowles
In "Date" put 1997. (And when you're finished searching through
1997, put in 1998 and so on up to the present.)
I got exactly what I wanted by following those instructions.
I've been telling newcomers what I told you for ten years. I hope
that RootsWeb just recently changed it, or there are a huge amount
of confused newcomers out there.
If this gives you trouble, let me know. If you find success, let
the whole list know!
> Whether attempting to search the archive or browse the archive,
> there seems to be no link (according to the instructions on the
> page) to an archive.
> Please confirm there is a Bowles archive
> Thanks for all your suggestions
> On 26/05/2007, at 6:23 AM, Linne Gravestock wrote:
>> Hi, Gail,
>> So glad that you joined us---welcome!
>> What you need to do is go through the Bowles list archives to
>> look for each of these clues: Ruddenklau, Ngaire, Rima, Aukland,
>> McSweeney, Lyttleton.
>> It won't take you all that long to go through our ten years of
>> archives. Those names are not ones that have come up frequently,
>> so you'll know quickly if anything exists in each of the years
>> that we've been in existence.
>> To get to the archives, go to <http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/
>> Find this, then fill in the name Bowles in the box.
>> When the page comes up put in the name that you want.
>> If and when you do find something that seems like a possible
>> connection, please do come back to the Bowles list and tell us.
>> That will go into the archives for some future researcher to
>> find. And too, you never know if someone currently on our list
>> will come out of hiding and say something constructive for you.
>> There's always hope!
>> You also need to go to the GenForum boards and post queries
>> there, too, if you haven't already done so. <http://
>> Let us know what you find, and how we can help you further.
>> Very best wishes,