Books We Own - User E-Mail Request

Books We Own - User E-Mail Request


Rootsweb no longer supports the scripts that underlie web-based email forms. The information below will help you connect with the lookup volunteer.

  1. To contact the volunteer, click on the link to the email address listed to start a new message in your email software. If clicking on the link does not work for your browser, then press the CONTROL key as you click on the link to copy the email address. This will allow you to paste the address in your email software.

  2. Please use "BWO Lookup Request" in the SUBJECT line.

  3. Please use the following template to compose your email request:

    Title of Resource to be checked:
    FULL Names (First AND Last) or Placenames to be searched (maximum of 3 names)
    Other information helpful to the search

  4. A list of the volunteer's resources is included below the contact information. Please limit requests to ONE resource per message - simply copy and paste the title of the resource into your message.

  5. Please limit the number of names (first and last) you want looked up by any one owner. The default is 3 names per request, but please note and follow any special instructions from the resource owner.

  6. Please provide as much information in your message as possible to assist in the search. Missing or unclear information may well result in you receiving no answer to your request.

  7. If your email service has a "whitelist" [where you accept emails only from those on an approved list] please add the lookup volunteer's email address to that whitelist - otherwise, they will not be able to respond to your request in a timely manner.

  8. Finally, please be sure to thank your lookup volunteer, whether or not they were able to locate your information. They are performing a valuable service - it is always nice to know their time and effort are appreciated.

Volunteer's Information:

BS9 [US History]
Bud Shortridge
Fort Wayne, Indiana

I have an interest in History of United States Naval Fighting Ships. This is a hobby of mine, that I've grown into over the years. What I really enjoy doing is researching U.S. Navy Fighting Ships of WW I & II, and even prior to that period, compiling the information , and e-mailing the results to individuals that request the history. Of course I never charge for this service........."It is completly free". The material that I compile comes from several sources, of which I have no problem quoting such sources. I usually pull large amounts of material from the DANFS [Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships], this is intermixed with information that I attain from many of my own research manuals, web sites, and organizations that I belong to that share information between the attending members. I have sent many history request to many individuals on the web, so if you would like to check me out.....please do. Like I is all strings of "any" kind.

Bud's blog has more information on naval and merchant ships.