Here's how it's initially going to work:
First: We are asking everyone to try and standardize on
Gedcom (.ged) files. Gedcom is a common file format that is
acceptable to most genealogy programs.
START: People are encouraged to submit Gedcom [.ged ] files for Tucker or Tooker.
These files will be posted in the "Unattached Files". The submitters will be
responsible for maintaining their particular Gedcom file,
and be available to answer questions concerning their file (by email if
possible). For those who wish to add or attach their Gedcom File to the
"Primary" file there will be the reviewers for additions to the "Primary"
file of the Tooker Web site. This review is to see that the additions
are at least reasonably well documented (referenced). They will not check the
documents themselves. The veracity is the responsibility of the provider. The
provider would then be responsible for any questions concerning their addition.
Any further additions would still be evaluated by the reviewers with the
help of both providers. One of the providers being the one who's branch is
being attached too. The other provider would be the one who is providing
the attachment. All files which can not find an attaching point will be
available for research in the "Unattached Gedcom" files. Submissions welcome.
For those who are unfamiliar with Gedcom files, the best method for
downloading a Gedcom file is to click on the link. This will download the file
to your computer as what is a visual text Gedcom file. Under the file menu
do a "Save As". Rename the file if you wish and tell the computer where
you want the file saved. sometimes the best place is in the program file of
your genealogy program.
We have established a naming convention for the Gedcom files. The first
part is a number. This number is a consecutive file number. The next part is
the name and date of birth of the progenitor. The third portion is the date
of the last correction. The last portion is the name of the person who
submitted the file and is the person to contact if you have any questions.
Please make Gedcom file submissions as uncompressed attachments. Please
make submissions to Jeffrey Tooker as he will have to rename the submitted
file per the naming convention.
Questions and comments should be sent to Jeffery Tooker or Mike Tooker.
Note: See Jeff's entry in the Thread