Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Frequently asked questions

THANKS
Why are some records displayed as "Private"?
Is there more information available that is not shown on the web site?
My ancestors were early settlers of the mid north coast of NSW. Why aren't they showing?
Why haven't I received a response to my message/email?
Why do I get a blank screen when I click on the source Births, Marriages or Deaths registered in New South Wales?
Can I use your web site to advise others of the families I am researching?
Do I need an account to access the web site?
How do I register for an Account?

THANKS

The acquisition and maintenance of this volume of information would not be possible without the support and participation of many relatives. Genealogy is great fun and a wonderful learning experience, broadening both our knowledge of family and general facts of geography and sociology. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do and we look forward to our mutual cooperation and friendships established through the functions of Webtrees and this web site.

Please drop us an email to say hello, advise us of a needed correction or addition, or to inquire about a relationship. Most of what we know is displayed online, with only the details of living people not displayed.


Why are some records displayed as "Private"?

The protection of personal information of living people is very important. Webtrees software privacy functions are excellent in enforcing some privacy rules. Of course, no system is perfect nor unbreakable, so the possibility of unintended access to the data remains a possibility. We do everything we can to remedy privacy problems promptly.

Living people are entitled to their privacy. Being listed on this web site is not an indication that they are willing, or able, to assist you in your own research. Attempting to contact living people is strongly discouraged. Contact Stuart to enquire if he is aware of anyone else researching the family. He is in receipt of many emails from people seeking and offering additional information.

We take information abuse, theft or misuse seriously and we will take action against those that participate in or attempt identity theft as it relates to our sites' data. Do NOT copy our data on living people to other sites or locations as those sites may be unable to protect their privacy and you may be held responsible.


Is there more information available that is not shown on the web site?

All known information is shown on our web site and there is no further information to share. However, research is continuing and additional information is added almost every day.

Therefore it would be appreciated if you didn't simply ask for me to share information or make a request for additional information. Instead it is best for you to often visit the web site to see if any further information is shown.

On the other hand, we always appreciate being advised of information that should be shown. So, if you would also like to share information, Stuart would welcome an email.


My ancestors were early settlers of the mid north coast of NSW. Why aren't they showing?

This may result from primarily two things. First of all, the families shown on our web site are linked, usually by marriage. There are no separate trees showing on our web site. If your ancestors are not linked to anyone else on our web site, then they will not be shown. At this time, it is not intended that this web site be a definitive display of all of the early settlers. The current prime aim of the web site is to assist people researching their family history. Nothing more.

If there is a link between your ancestors and someone listed on our web site, then the reason they are not listed is probably because they have not been researched. As stated elsewhere, if your ancestors are linked then we would be pleased to be informed.


Why haven't I received a response to my message/email?

I receive many emails and I treat emails that advise of incorrect data being shown on our web site as first priority. I then try to respond to emails in the order they are received. Some require a substantial amount of work and this may delay a response being made. On the other hand, because of the volume of emails received, if I receive an email and there is no 'please' or 'thank you' or otherwise are impolite, I may not respond at all.


Why do I get a blank screen when I click on the source Births, Marriages or Deaths registered in New South Wales?

Unfortunately this is because I host this web site on a server running in my home office. The server simply runs out of memory when trying to display the large number of records that this request requires. Clicking the direct link to these sourcee should be avoided as really no further information is shown. All that you should be interested in, is the actual reference and this is shown as soon as you click the plus sign in the box to the left of the source entry.


Can I use your web site to advise others of the families I am researching?

Yes you can. Please send me an email of the family names you are researching and any other relevant details including your contact details and I will post your notice on our Home page Welcome screen.


Do I need an account to access the web site?

No. The main reason for having an account is to enable you to add further data to our web site. That is, you are expected to be actively researching your family history and recording the results of this activity on our web site.


How do I register for an Account?

Registrants must be related to someone already shown on our web site. In addition, the registrants themselves, must also be included on our web site. This will mean that you will need to supply to Stuart sufficient detail to enable him to link you to someone who is already included on our web site.

Registrants should be prepared to visit and contribute regularly to our site, at first providing us with their personal and immediate family information and later - modifications, augmentation, amplifications and additions to our existing data.

Registrants must specifically acknowledge in an email to Stuart that they will not release details of living people to anyone else. We take information abuse, theft or misuse seriously and we will take action against those that participate in or attempt identity theft as it relates to our sites' data. Registrants must acknowledge in an email to Stuart, that they will not copy our data on living people to other sites or locations as those sites may be unable to protect their privacy and you may be held responsible.

There is another hurdle to jump over for new registrants. This is the hurdle of being able to use the webtrees software that manages the MNCP web site. It is certainly not easy to become proficient in using it. Webtrees adheres strictly to the Gedcom 5.5.1 standard. It therefore follows that a knowledge of the Gedcom standard will be of benefit.

If you qualify for registration and agree to abide by these simple policies and procedures, especially those relating to privacy as set out above, please use the link at the bottom of each page to contact me. Be sure you explain your relationship to relatives contained within the existing site and also clearly state your acknowledgement that you will abide by our policies and access rules. We will review and consider your application.

Approval of the new user account must be done manually by Stuart. If an account is approved, Stuart will request a User Name from you. He will then create an Account using that User Name and a temporary password, which will then be advised to you by email. You should immediately login and change the temporary password to one of your choice.