You will need two things to access your RSL file -- your nametag and your password. If you don't have them, or don't remember them, please return to the RSL-Edit form and request they be emailed to you. (see below for a link to the form)
- Start at this page, to access the RSL-Edit Form http://rsl.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/rsledit.cgi
- Click on the link "Edit Existing RSL Submissions" (even if it is only for an address change).
- You should see four empty boxes/blanks.
- In the first two boxes type your nametag and your current password. The computer is case sensitive, so be very careful about capitalization (you may want to do a cut and paste on your password). The upper case/capital I (eye), has been especially problematic as it is next to impossible to distinguish it from a lower case L or a number one. Your RSL password is unique to this program...do not use a password from a different program.
- If you want to change your password, type in your choice for a new password in the two bottom boxes. You type it twice so that the computer knows you didn't make an error.
- Click on "Edit RSL Data".
- You should now be on a new page, that contains your RSL file. You can added, delete, or modify any of the information on this page (personal information or your submissions).
- If you need more empty lines, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Post Updates and Review" - that will add five more blank lines (repeat as needed). Each time you do this, it will resort your submissions so they are in alphabetical order - they have not disappeared.
- When you are finished with your changes, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Post Updates and FINISH".
- You will now see a prompt on your screen saying the database has been updated - that means your changes are now on the Internet!
- Congratulations, and best wishes on your research.
You will find the answers to the more general RSL (RootsWeb Surname List) questions at the HelpDesk's main page. http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/
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