This is a page to show you how to use this Web Site and how to communicate
with the people who have put it together.
The design philosophy of this page was to have a top down ancestor chart
starting with Robert and Susanna (Smith) Richardson. "hot
links" are used throughout the Web Site to branch to different pages
within the site. These are generally blue colored, underlined words (you
may have different color options on your system). You will notice that
the color of "hot links" will change (to purple
on some browsers) once you use the link indicating that you have taken
that path and that it has been recorded in your "history file." Normally
the "hot link" are used to move forward in
time through the various descendant lines. As an example of "hot
link" use scan down the initial page of the Web Site and click on
"Follow the descendants of Robert and Susanna (Smith)
Richardson forward in time". This brings up the page for the family
of Robert and Susanna (Smith) Richardson. Click on the name of their son
"Charles " *
. This will take you forward in time one generation to the page for the
Charles Richardson family. To go back up the chart one generation, click
on "Return to previous generation" located
at the bottom of the page. To go back to the initial page on the Web Site
(page containing the Mt. Ephraim picture) click on "Return
to top page " located at the bottom of the page or use your browser’s
"Back" feature. In addition, you can "Go
Back" ( a java script link at the bottom of some pages, which takes
you back one step in your "history file". If you do not see "date last
updated" on the bottom left of each page on this site, your browser may
not support Java Script and the "Go Back"
will not work) .
A second use of "hot link" is to allow users
to make comments or ask questions of the people who prepared the various
pages on the Web Site. For example, starting at the initial page of the
Web Site again and clicking on "Follow the descendants
of Robert and Susanna (Smith) Richardson forward in time" you will
return to the page containing the family of Robert and Susanna (Smith)
Richardson. If you click on "Donald Richardson"
in the sentence at the top of the page which reads "Page prepared by Donald
Richardson from charts of William R. Bishop Jr." , an email message
will be started with either the browser or email system you are using on
your computer. These email "hot link" are
generally located at either the top or bottom of the pages although a few
are in the text. If you get an email message screen but want to branch
to another page of the descendancy chart, cancel the email message and
find another "hot link" on the page.
A third group of "hot link" can be found by
clicking on "Qwik links to Surnames on this Web Site"
on this Web Site which is found by scanning down the initial page of the
Web Site. Clicking on a surname in this list will take you to the page
in the Richardson descendancy chart where the surname first occurs. For
the Richardson surname a "RICHARDSON
" Qwik list finder is also available. The alphabet is used to branch you
to the first names of Richardsons beginning with the letter chosen. For
example, to find Donald Richardson in the list, first click on "[D]"
to locate names beginning with D. Then move to and click on "Donald
Charles RICHARDSON" to take you to where the name first appears
in the descendancy chart, i.e. on the page where his parents are listed.
Please enjoy yourself looking over our site and send any of us an email
if you have questions, suggestions or information regarding lines which
have not been covered. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as
* For example, my complete line is " Robert
> Charles > Robert
> John > Robert
> John > Daniel Linder
> Jacob Franklin > Daniel
William > George Robert > Donald
Charles" (me). For the return trip, you can use the "Return
to previous generation " link on some pages or on some pages, click
on the "name " (much like the example in the
last sentence). The pages were done by different people who used different
formats, but they will all lead you to where you want to go.