The "New" Burkett Family Web Site
Frequently Asked Questions
Some but not all of these questions have actually been asked. That being said, the purpose of this section is to try to anticipate some of your questions and to attempt to provide answers for those questions.
There is a lot of information
on the web site. Where did it all come from?
The information on this web site comes from a
myriad of locations and sources. The names and dates for most of
the early individuals were derived from census records, and family histories
prepared by other family members. Birth, death & marriage certificates
or records and indexes have been used. Obituaries are a good
source of information though they are not always completely accurate. Ancestry.com,
FindAGrave.com and Google have also been used extensively. The greatest
resources are descendants of this Burkett family who have contributed information.
In many locations I see a name
represented by (______). What does this represent?
This is used where we know an individual exists
but do not yet have a name. For example, the (______) can be use as a
given name, a surname or the entire name. An obituary of John SMITH
may state that he has a daughter named Mary JOHNSON and a son Jack with a
wife named Betty. In the first case, the name of (______) JOHNSON is
used for Mary's husband. In the second case, the name Betty (______)
will be used for Jack's wife. In the case where we find a notation that a
daughter or granddaughter was married and has children, the (______) may
represent the entire name of the individual, husband or children.
Is some places I see a name
within brackets like John [Jones] SMITH. What do the brackets represent?
The bracketed names are birth names. They
are used where a person has been adopted and their name changed with the
adoption. The above example would typically indicate that the person
was born as John Jones but was adopted by a mister Smith.
Is everyone listed as a direct descendant a
blood line descendant?
No! Some individuals listed as direct
descendants are adopted by or a guardian of a direct descendant. They
are treated as direct descendants by their adoptive parents and for the
purposes of this site are considered direct descendants though technically
that is not correct. See FAQ # 3
I see an error in a listing.
How do I get errors corrected?
Simply let us know about the error and provide the
correct information and the source of the correct information. We'll
check it out and will in most cases correct any erroneous data within 24
hrs. Such notifications are welcomed. We work hard in an attempt
to make this site as accurate as possible.
Why are there not more photos
on the web site?
We are working on that, trying to add photos as we
go. If you have photos you would like to have added to the site, send
them to us and we will get them posted, usually within a week to ten days.
How do I get on/off your
Simply let us know that you want on or off.
In most cases the listing or unlisting will take place
within 24 to 48 hours.
How often is the site updated?
The site is visited several times each week.
Manual updates are added as information become available. On some occasions
there may be several minor updates or corrections in a given day.
Major updates such a rebuilding given family group listings will occur only
when the number of manual updates to that family listing warrants the
How does a manual update different from
From time to time a computer program is used to
create the new web pages for each of the Burkett family listings.
These updates are now indicated by saying that family listing has been
rebuilt. Manual updates are hands-on revisions to those rebuilt
descendants listings. Manual updates to these listings are indicated
in red italic font. Normally
these revisions are dated so that a visitor to the site can see when these
changes were made.
How can I Help?
The best way to help is to contribute; to serve as a
reporter at large. Let us know about any newsworthy events involving
members of the family of whom you know (parents, children, siblings, aunts,
uncles, cousins, any family member). Examples include engagements,
marriages, births, deaths and etc. We would also like to hear about
graduations, promotions, honors, appointments, and trips concerning family
members. And please let us know about family reunions so we can help
you advertise them. It is all important and all helpful.
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