About the Site: Help

This website provides a broad range of genealogy related services, generally focussing on, but not limited to, south-western Ontario.

All pages in this web site include a header and trailer section. These sections display information about the page and services that you can access.

The most important element of the page header is the menu button displayed in the upper left corner of the page. This appears as three thick horizontal lines and is sometimes referred to as the "hamburger patty" icon.

Clicking on this button displays a menu of services including:
  1. The hierarchy of pages from the top of the site down to the immediate parent of the current page.
  2. An item which tracks your current status as a user of the web site. When a user first enters the web site item displays the text "Sign On". Clicking on the item in this mode displays a user signon/registration dialog. Identifying yourself to the web-site makes many additional features and services available. Once you have registered and signed on this item changes to display your user name. If you click on the item now it takes you to an account management dialog.
  3. A list of items identifying each of the alternate languages for which the current page has been translated. For example if there is an item Fran├žais then you can choose to communicate with the site in French.
  4. A link to general help about the current page as a whole. This is as opposed to the item specific popup help that is displayed when you hold the mouse over an item.
  5. A link to general information about the site as a whole.

The trailer section contains a link to send a message to the site administrator(s) and any other users associated with the information on the page in a secure manner.

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