User talk:Markrabideau

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Hi Hanna...

My pleasure.  I am hoping to continue work on the West Prussia/ Westpreussen page (where I have done quite a bit).  I, also, plan on contributing to the East Prussia, Silesia, Pomerania pages as well.  I may eventually get making additions to Quebec (French Canada) also.  

As for my search engines, they are all Google Custom Search Engines.  Each uses a significant list of websites as their priority areas of search.  The idea is to drive to the surfac 'finds' that are typically buried on regular searches.  It seems to work.  All of it is explained here: on ManyRoads Search Engine Portal.

Almost everything on MayRoads is freely available.  If it would help, I am happy to discuss what I have and where it might fit on FamilySearch.  I appreciate everything you folks do and truly hope to preserve my work for others to share.  

On another vein, here is one Search Engine I developed that returns remarkable results... it eve brought my business partner's mother's Holocaust testimony as the number one item when searching his surname. Jewish (Shoah) Search Engine.  This one works a bit different from most of my search engines due to the shortage of records.  The same is true of my Mennonite Search Engine.


...mark ( --- feel free to contact me directly.

Hi, Mark, Thank you for your excellent information added to our Prussia (etc.) Online Genealogy Records page. Your work in Mennonite records is remarkable and a valuable help. The organization of records is intended to be two-fold with these pages. Online Genealogy Records pages are intended to list only databases with actual names and dates of people. Reference materials such as maps and gazetteers are placed on the Germany Websites page. Accordingly, I have moved your maps contributions to the Geography and Maps section of that page. I also created a Mennonite Records section in Germany Websites and moved your megasearch engine and articles on Mennonites there.

I wasn't sure how to categorize the megasearch engine. Will it pick up names and give information on people? If so, I need to add it to the Mennonite records section of the Prussia (etc.) Online Genealogy Records page. Please let me know on that.

Thank you again for helping us on the wiki.Hanna5974

Hi Markrabideau,

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