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wev
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iconnumber posted 08-23-2018 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It appears that my site has been now been reactivated after a year and a month of truly depressive darkness.

Scott -- it looks like the Rootsweb pathways have all remained the same, so links on these pages should work again. If you find issues, let me know.

My apologies to you all for having to abide this facet of my life's madness.

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cbc58

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iconnumber posted 08-23-2018 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah !!!!!!!

Thank you Wev.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-23-2018 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The prior thread of worry: American Silversmiths Genealogy Project - still offline

WEV-

Its so good to see your site resurrected American Silversmiths Genealogy Project.

Our offer to host or co-host still stands.

Besides your site we miss your wonderful wit.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-23-2018 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I randomly checked a dozen links - all looks good... If anyone sees an issue please let us know.

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seaduck

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iconnumber posted 08-24-2018 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for seaduck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fabulous news!!! So glad, wev, that both you and the site are back.

"you don't know what you've got till it's gone" -- We all knew that you had created something remarkable.....but it wasn't until it was gone that it became clear that this extraordinary achievement has become the very foundation for so much scholarly research.

Welcome home!

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-25-2018 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome back, wev!

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 08-27-2018 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank heaven! I feel so much better about EVERYTHING now! Welcome back, wev!!

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wev
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iconnumber posted 09-02-2018 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the urging of my wife, who says she has no intention of putting up with my scowling depression ever again, I now have an actual website to house my little project:

American Silversmiths

My old pages on Rootsweb will remain as they are for now, but I will not bother updating them further.

As you poke around the place, I would appreciate hearing of any bad links, missing images, etc that need fixing -- there were 50,000+ pages to fiddle with and I am sure I missed something somewhere (I always do).

My heartfelt thanks to our hosts here for hosting this small asylum for the silver-addled.

And remember, there's always plenty of soup, but you have to bring your own spoon.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-04-2018 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WEV's AmericanSilversmiths.org is new to search engines so there won't be much until the crawlers discovery the 50,000 files at AmericanSilversmiths.org.

I'd like to help WEV get more noticed in search engines..... Now that WEV's site AmericanSilversmiths.org is hosted on our SMP server he & I will be reviewing what can be done with the HTML to improve search engine results.

You can help as well. This is going to be counter intuitive ... WEV's done an excellent job creating indexes but when you want to find something on AmericanSilversmiths.org don't start with the indexes. Instead do a search engine site specific search of AmericanSilversmiths.org like:
"Stephen Abbey" site:www.AmericanSilversmiths.org/

Doing things this way will clue the search engines into user interest.

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seaduck

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iconnumber posted 09-06-2018 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for seaduck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is excellent news!

Even though this subforum is probably most appropriate for this announcement, perhaps you'd consider posting a version of it in the General section for maximum visibility.

And maybe a Letter to the Editor or some sort of notice in Silver magazine?

Wev -- I don't think one person (i.e. you) can possibly know how much your efforts and this research mean to so many people.

Scott -- thanks so much for making this happen!

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-10-2018 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent Bob @ Silver Mag a link to this thread.

He's been a member since 2004. Hasn't posted since 2015 and has been lurking since then.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-10-2018 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Hi Scott, June. That's great news. Thank you very much for letting me know. Cheers, Bob

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agleopar

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iconnumber posted 10-09-2018 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for agleopar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wev, thank you for your perseverance and longevity to get this to the incredible volume you have achieved!

Is it helpful to point out missing smiths both old and new? Is there a way to do this that would save you time/work?

As an example Margaret Craver (new). Do you want 20th c. smiths? I’m assuming only dead?
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Again, so many thanks for your effort!

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