RSL - GENERAL QUESTIONS


  1. What Do You Charge To Include My Data?
  2. Who Can Submit to the RSL?
  3. Is It Only For People Who Live In The USA?
  4. When I Get the RSL as Email, It Isn't Always Complete. Why?









 

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE TO INCLUDE MY DATA?

Nothing. RootsWeb is dedicated to keeping genealogical data on the Internet free.


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WHO CAN SUBMIT TO THE RSL?

Within reason...anybody! All that is needed is the submitter's name, their email address (and postal address if they wish), and a formatted surname entry.


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IS IT ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE USA?

No. The RootsWeb welcomes, and encourages, everyone throughout the entire world to contribute to the RSL - and to benefit from its use.


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WHEN I GET THE RSL AS E-MAIL, IT ISN'T ALWAYS COMPLETE. WHY?

If you receive RSL updates as e-mails, or on MSN.TV, occasionally the end of the message will be missing because of the email's length. Unfortunately this is something that is beyond our control if you use that provider. The only suggestion we have is that you try to contact your server to see if they can make any adjustments to allow for longer emails.

If you find that your server/provider is uncooperative, you may want to consider getting one of the "free email addresses" that are available though numerous sources. If you do that, just let us know at rsl@rootsweb.com so we can send the distributions to you there.

When only a portion of the RSL update is received, generally it will be the section with the researchers' information that doesn't show - so you don't know how to contact the person who made the submission.

There are two ways you can find this missing information. One is to do a search in the RSL for any surnames that interest you. The address is http://rsl.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/rslsql.cgi

Another way to find the information would be to use the URL shown below, but substitute the nametag for the xxxxxx that appears at the end.

http://rsl.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/rslsql.cgi?op=user&user=xxxxxx


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