Page of the Month Recognition
Given by On the Trail of Our Ancestors
SPECIAL NOTE: The November/December 1999
PAGE OF THE MONTH will be the last one awarded. After this you will be
able to view all the winners at:
Former Pages of the Month.
This Page of the Month Recognition was created with the hope of
rewarding dedicated and hard working genealogical researchers who have
chosen to share their research via an attractively designed web page.
This award will be given to those whose web pages give evidence of
much original research. This means the researcher has made many
a trip to an Archives, Genealogical Library, etc., plus has obtained vital
records from the appropriate place, and has looked at wills, deeds and
more in order to obtain the database which he/she now has. It does not
eliminate the use of secondary sources. There is always a place for those,
but the primary goal of the researcher is to obtain primary sources wherever
On the Trail of Our Ancestors will be particularly looking for
newcomers to the WWW, and those who have excellent home pages, but are
not as well known - the "hidden gems" of the WWW.
The PAGE OF THE MONTH was selected every
two months as of July 1998.
Be sure to visit the excellent home pages of
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER PAGE OF THE MONTH
Prairie Creek Families Home Page
Tastefully designed by Kim Holly, this is an excellent web
site regarding Vigo County, Indiana. This site has many
categories and research opportunities, such as Biographies, Census,
Farm Indexes, Businesses, Churches, History, Mortality Schedules,
Surname Registry, Cemeteries, Doctor's Diary, History, Pictures and
What's New. A Prairie Creek Message Board is most helpful.
A few of the surnames which Kim is researching are: BARNES, FARTHING,
GREGORY, HARPER, JACKSON, STAATS, and TROUTMAN.
Additionally, there is a site index, which is most helpful.
So if you are looking for your Indiana ancestors, do visit this site, or
else e-mail Kim at: Kimh@cwnet.com.
PAGE OF THE MONTH GUIDELINES
- Top priority will be given to pages that give evidence of much
original and careful research. I am looking for pages which have more
than just surnames and links - quality and quantity of information are
- The page must also be attractive and appealing to the eye.
Graphics should be carefully chosen to accent the page and the genealogical
- Well organized pages are a delight to visit. They allow the
researcher to find what he/she wishes to find quickly and without getting
lost. So, I will be looking for good organization.
- Prejudicial, violent, or adult-only content will not be considered.
- Suggestions for a possible PAGE OF THE MONTH will be considered,
be it your own or someone else's home page.
- Winners will be notified by me, Donna Ristenbatt. You may then
display the graphic which is at the top of this page. Instructions on
how to capture this graphic will be included with the notification e-mail.
PLEASE be sure to then link the graphic back to my home page,
On the Trail of Our Ancestors.
- Each Page of the Month will be displayed for the appropriate month
and after that displayed in the section,
Former Pages of the Month. The page
will also appear in my Genealogy and Family Home
- Please notify me if your URL changes so that the links on this page will
- If any page changes its content so that it no longer meets these
criteria, it will be removed from the PAGE OF THE MONTH list.
- Winners must be personal home pages, not commercial.
- For those who have their pages written in an alternate language,
please have the page also written in English.
After reading the above guidelines, please feel free to
to me with possible
suggestions for PAGE OF THE MONTH. Be sure to type PAGE OF THE MONTH in
the SUBJECT part of your e-mail. Also, remember to include the URL of the
web site in the message body. I cannot visit pages for which I have no
A special thank you goes to David E. Ristenbatt for creating the
On the Trail of Our Ancestors graphic at the top of this page.
Web site provided courtesy of
Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service, Inc.
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This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion
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