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For those of you who are new to the OLD DOBBERS
Website.......Welcome!! We hope you will find this website
helpful in your research. It is the researchers, who
willingly share their hard work and information that have
made this website such a sucess!!
There are many ways that you can become involved, joining
one of the mailing lists, transcribing original documents,
contributing to a Joint Surname Project, or sending your
Common Surnames for posting are just a few.
Listed below are some of the projects here at OLD DOBBERS as
well as a brief description of each, and how you can become
If you are sending an email attachment of data to be
uploaded, please make sure you send an additional email
letting the recipient know the attachment has been sent,
with so many virus's out there, this is the only way to be
safe. Without prior notice of the attachment, it is likely
that your information will be discarded.
Common Surnames Link
up with others researching your surnames. This page
- Surname being
- Name and email address of those
researching those surnames
- Links to personal web pages of
researchers with information on individual surnames and/or
specific information on surnames
You can use the form located on the Common Surnames Page to send
your Surnames and Additonal information for posting.
- Tradition, myth, mystery, common first names, and even wishful
thinking have plagued the history of several of the Old Dobbs
Familys. The goal of this site is for researchers to pool their
information, documentation, and theories to help prove the surname
lines. BRIGHT was our first attempt, and although not finished,
several researchers have helped straighten out some of the BRIGHT
lines. The work continues.
Look at the Surnames currently being worked on. New surnames
are added all the time, the only request is there be a coordinator
(file manager) to whom all the information on that surname can be
sent. Once compiled, the file manager forwards the information to
the webmaster who posts the information on the Surname Projects
Site. If you would like to add a surname project and/or be the
file manager for a project please contact Guy Potts
- This site is for posting Family History's that are not part of
a current Surname Project. (there may be one or two exceptions,
like the Caswell's). Links to the Personal Web Pages, where
researchers have posted Family History of Old Dobber surnames, are
also found on this site.
There are a few ways to contribute to
You can send a gedcom of your family that we can covert to
webpages. Before sending the gedcom, make sure you remove
information on any living individuals, as well as any notes etc,
that you do not want included. Check your gedcom for possible
errors or duplication, whatever is in the gedcom will show up on
the webpages. You may include with this gedcom a brief description
of what it contains, ie; what family names, and area's etc.
You can also send a Genealogy Report of your Family
history, again, make sure that any living individuals have been
removed and should be sent as either a word doc or an rtf
attachment (preferred) to the same email address as above.
- Misc Dobber Records
- Primary source documents/information is usually posted in the
North Carolina US GenWeb Archives of the appropriate county,
etc). Sometimes files are too large for the archives, the
information involves several counties, or the information does not
fit the categories of the archives, so it is placed on or linked
from this site. Photo's, GIF and/or JPEG files are also found on
this site. This type of information
should be sent as either a word doc, rtf or pdf attachment.
- Here are just some of the catagories listed on the Old Dobbers