If you have any questions about how to use the Forum here at East Carolina Roots, you’ve come to the right place! If you don’t see the question you have below, send me a message about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, it can be a great place to sort out information for those big, confusing families where there are several men (or women) with the exact same name living contemporaneously in a close proximity to one another. (Nasby MILLS, anyone?)
Just go here: https://www.eastcarolinaroots.com/register/
If you run into any trouble or have any questions, just send me a quick email at email@example.com.
If you’d like to participate in the forums, please click here to register.
Provided your account is activated, you should be able to log in using the Username and Password that you chose during the registration process. The login widget is in the sidebar. (If you’re on a mobile phone, you may have to scroll far down the page to see the login widget.)
- If you want to start a new topic in an existing forum, just navigate to that forum, and then look for the green + New Topic button in the top right-hand corner.
That will bring up a window that looks like this.
When you’re done typing your post, just click on the great big green SUBMIT button below the post editing space.
- If you’d like to see a completely new forum started, for instance, a forum dedicated to a particular surname that isn’t already in the Surnames forum, then just request it via one of these links.Surname RequestsRequest new forums here
You would use the exact same method that you would use for uploading pictures. Just click on the Choose File button shown below where it says Upload Files. It will automatically append the picture you uploaded to the bottom of your post.
(See the FAQ item above this one.)
You can also subscribe to individual forums or posts that interest you by clicking on the red Subscribe link at the bottom of a forum or a post.
If you’d like to get emails for all new content on the site, just click on the Subscriptions button on the menu at the top of the Forum (as shown below) and change your setting there to New Topics & Posts. You can also disable any notifications that you’re already receiving that same way.
You can also unsubscribe from forums or topics on the same Subscriptions page.
To easily access your profile, just click on the Profile link in the Forum menu.
Then, it will pull up a page like the image below.
Just click on that little gear, and then “Edit Profile.” From there, you’ll see all kinds of fields that you can fill out to make your Profile more informative for other members of the East Carolina Roots family.