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Thursday, April 9, 2009

How is this Gumshoe Genealogy.com working out?


A face book poster wrote from (Los Angeles, CA) in March
2009. If you are seeking OLD PHOTOS/HISTORICAL INFO/TEXT/
MILITARY/ETHNIC RESEARCH/ ALL AMERICAN/CANADIAN/FORMER BRITISH COLONIAL
LINEAGES/ GRAVESITE HEADSTONE PIX/ DOCUMENTS,etc.SEE GUMSHOE GENEALOGYThere are
Over 3,000 Separate IMAGES, over 700 Separate ANCESTRAL RECORDS under the
Individuals SURNAME/first name----w/an A-Z Search engine, and GROWING by 100s
NEW Records/Photos WEEKLY!!FREE BULLETIN BOARDS/ Also Family Heritage Recipe
Exchange/Civil War GRAVES/Audio-Video Uploader (for sharing bits of home movies
converted to streaming video or cassette taped recorded ancestor conversations
converted to MP3s), and much else also
upcoming...www.GumshoeGenealogy.com.

My Browser is suspicious of it. Have you heard anything about it? We can't neglect new things because of a suspicious browser, which is suspicious of everything.

It is not free. I am not sure yet if any of it is free.

I have read by a few simple browser searches that they are accused of spaming many boards at Ancestry or Rootsweb. Which is not allowed. Of course it is a delicate line to explain, I am sure.
Why don't you help me check it out and see how it suits us. Let me know how it works for you?

Thanks for stopping by.

Jo

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for droppin by and leaving comments on my blog.

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  2. Hi Jo!!

    Just found your Blog with questions/comments about MY website- ie- www.GumshoeGenealogy.com .....so....let me answer your concerns and curiosity!!

    My name is Dina Spence, and I am the creator/administrator/owner of GUMSHOE GENEALOGY.

    First I would like to address the SPAMMING Issue. It was NOT Me! In fact that whole scenario was completely UNknown to me--Until Ancestry.com contacted me. I finally figured-out that when I had told my friends about my finally completed website and all it had to offer....one of my friends, a guy who THOUGHT he was HELPING me spread the word for all my hard work---decided to make all those postings (w/out MY knowledge)---as a SURPRISE to me--He THOUGHT!! --when a bunch of people would start to visit my site.

    PROBLEM WAS...he did NOT Know that THOSE POSTINGS were NOT Allowed---as he was not familiar with the Genealogy world. Once I was made Aware of what was going-on---i sent-out an email to everyone i had told of my site-and asked WHO EVER it was doing this to CEASE AND DESIST. The guy confessed--said he was sorry to me and ALL ACTIVITY of spamming those sites STOPPED!!

    OK Now---to ABOUT MY SITE. Gumshoe Genealogy is a LEGIT site MEANT TO HELP PEOPLE FIND the FACES (and INFO/DOCUMENTS/ TEXT/etc) ABOUT THEIR ANCESTORS.

    It took me 7 FULL YEARS on my own to COMPILE and BUILD this Website. In the past year since it DEBUTED (in May of '08) the Main DATABASE has DOUBLED to now having Over 3,000 IMAGES --of OLD ANCESTRAL Photos (Portraits,Family Group pics,etc.),as well as
    Images of Old family Homesteads, Gravesite Headstone pix; scans of Document images (b/m/d certificates; military, citizenship, pension papers; medical papers; excerpts of diaries,letters,etc.)plus scanned
    Images of newspaper clippings (ie-wedding/birth announcements, articles about your ancestors). And scanned Images of typed pages of family descendancy/ancestry info;images of sketched family trees,
    etc.,etc.,etc.

    Also there ARE some FREE options!! The SURNAME BULLETIN BOARDS are FREE,as well as the HERITAGE FAMILY RECIPE EXCHANGE BOARDS,

    AND there also is a FREE way to JOIN----just Submit 4 IMAGES (2 Ancestral Picture images, and 2 DOCUMENT images)---otherwise

    you may simply JOIN for ONLY $10 a YEAR!! THAT is a SALE of..... 70% OFF the Regular $34/yr membership!!

    AND Coming-up shortly---ADDITIONAL New (separate)DATABASES for....ANCESTRAL ENGRAVED PORTRAITS of OLD; FAMILY GENEALOG-
    IES (searchable by Surname/1st name);BIOGRAPHIES of Individuals (ie- 1st Founders/Settlers to each town across US); and....

    Ye Olde GUMSHOE Gen-Shoppe--which will have all manner of items
    for genealogists---from (new/unique/unusual)Genealogy Charts, to
    Jewelry w/family crest/tree image engraved on pendants (embedded
    in leather wrist cuff for men; lacy wire chokers/necklaces for women)
    etc,etc.

    Also Right NOW---there are Records for Formerly LOST Civil War GRAVES that have been found---this group of records will be grow- ing too.

    And we have a New AUDIO-VIDEO Uploader mechanism--so people can upload either snippets of family home movies of their ancestors and/or former cassette taped conversations of their relatives turned into MP3 files-so we ALL can See/Hear the faces/voices of our fore-
    bears as if they were WITH us, once more!!

    Also arriving shortly--will be a New CATAGORY of COAT-OF-ARMS / Family Crest INFO/IMAGES/HISTORY--available laser-printed in color on Parchments.

    And More LINKS (Genealogical and otherwise) are being added to my site,PLUS the Ever-INCREASING Main DATABASE of Ancestral Records
    will bring you more and more SURNAMES of EVERY ETHNICITY.

    Currently being added are CELTIC/ASIAN/JEWISH/NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN/ITALIAN/FRENCH/GERMAN and more BRITISH/AMERICAN/ SOUTH AFRICAN /CANADIAN/NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIAN Surnames
    as well!!

    SO DON'T MISS OUT!! Check out my site---at ....
    www.GumshoeGenealogy.com

    and PLEASE JOIN US---Become a GUMSHOE-ER and Be there for all the Great INFO/PIX/DOCS/TEXT there NOW as well as all the soon to be Added NEW Content and Catagories!! JOIN NOW Before the SALE

    is OFF!! (shortly!!). NO Better BARGAIN can be found out there in the Genealogical world---CLICK ON THE A-Z CATAGORY AT TOP OF THE MAIN PAGE---to SEARCH for YOUR Ancestors LAST NAMES of RECORDS we have!!

    Ok bye for now---HAPPY HUNTING and hope you ENJOY Gumshoe!!
    Take Care,
    Dina Spence (Gumshoe's "mommie" --haha, but true!) P.S- if ANY
    QUESTIONS/SUGGESTIONS---just email me Directly at...either...

    info@GumshoeGenealogy.com

    or.....

    dina_spence@yahoo.com

    Thanks again-and GOOD LUCK with your ANCESTRAL SEARCHES!!

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  3. Jo, Gumshoe Genealogy is really good and although there is a cost, it is minimal compared to Ancestry etc.. I found several photos of my ancestors and think the site is pretty cool. Don't sure why you are scared of the site, but I recommend it.

    Lela Green

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  4. My browser or explorer said something when I got to the site. Which says things all the time if you look at it wrong.sometimes it says error or something. Or if you accidently click wrong. I think I said that in my post.
    I am glad to learn more about this, I wanted opinions on it. I wanted to know if anyone had visited it.

    I hadn't taken the time. I am sure I will too. Especially since I have a few pictures and documents to submit. lol. I just have been trying to get my cool season vegetables started before it's too late.

    I can't wait now to try this site out! And it makes it even better if others leave information behind there.

    There are many sites I haven't tried actually. It doesn't mean they are no good. It just means I haven't done it yet.

    I understand about getting our fingers slapped. I submited my website here somewhere zt my space or somewhere like that and I got a popup saying I was a nasty naughty lousy person. I thought it was an awful way to tell me my link was not allowed. I know It happens! I learned. I'll have to explore ways it is allowed is all.

    I'd like to say one thing. sometimes one visits sites on line that claim to have information and what it did was redirect one to Ancestry. So one was using that after all. That used to make me annoyed. It's hard to explain. It seemed like it was the only source availabel for information. For the reason that there are alternative sources is one reason I am glad to learn of Gumshoe Genealogy

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  5. GUMSHOE GENEALOGY "UPDATE"!!! by Dina Spence, site owner/administrator. Just to let you all know---aside from the basic
    Database having grown to near 4,000 Images and almost 900 separate
    surnamed individual records (i can't grow FAST like Ancestry.com, as i don't possess a "billion dollars" in assets, nor a huge "staff" to do so, it's only wee little me, plugging away!). But anyway---aside from the above, i have Added NEW CATEGORIES.... a MILITARY one (for pix/photos of soldier ancestors of Am.Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI & WWII), plus New category of COUNTY BIOS & Engraved Portraits, and NEW (spam-filtered) BULLETIN BOARDS-that serve a DUAL Purpose of....both "Seeking Ancestor Info" (by Surname) as well as Family Heritage Recipe postings!! ALSO VARIOUS FREE options....FREE TEXT INFO in each of 900 Ancestral Records, FREE Bulletin Boards, FREE A-Z SURAME Search Engine, FREE Method to Join (if submit 4 images (2 Ancestral/2 scanned document images), and som much more coming-along. Still holding the $10 a YEAR "Sale" --best bet in Genealogy-dom!! Hope to see y'all there. Visit the site,at:
    www.GumshoeGenealogy.com

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