This week’s issue of From the Porch is brief but hopefully informative. As many of you have already noticed we have been busy introducing new design features and
content on Roots and Recall. We’ve recently introduced a new homepage that represents a fresh look and layout for the initial page, and we sincerely hope you will enjoy using it. You may have also noticed that we are now asking all users of the website to sign up as a member. Membership is free and we only use your email address to send you information related to R&R.
Enhancing your enjoyment of the website is central to our mission as is your regular usage of it. Not only is R&R being used as a central repository of family histories but it has also become a website providing crucial links to a massive amount of historical data and connections to knowledgeable individuals and organizations engaging in the study of architecture, genealogy and history. The new Feature Stories section showcases individuals and organizations making a difference in their own community’s preservation efforts. Upcoming articles will be addressing specific preservation endeavors by individuals who have taken on their own personal historic preservation projects. These feature articles will be published monthly and we encourage you to not only suggest individuals worthy of recognition but also provide written contributions. Wouldn’t you like to begin writing articles to showcase local preservation efforts or topics of interest to you? R&R wishes to encourage your entries from S.C. and beyond. If you are interested in being a guest contributor, email R&R and let us know of your desire: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next month’s feature will showcase the work of a citizen of Branchville, S.C. by contributing author, Mr. Zach Liollio of Charleston.
R&R NOTES: Thank you for allowing R&R to come to your attention weekly and for the thousand plus individuals who read our commentary on preserving historic monuments. Providing members content related to history is our mission, not commentary on issues that have become political footballs. But overwhelmingly, the commentary received positive response and for those taking issue with it, please know that your concerns are also valid and understandable!
The new R&R homepage is a means of allowing you, Roots and Recall’s members far greater access to information. But of equal importance is its ability to provide you with a forum to post questions, comments and insights that can be addressed by members, users and those who are just now discovering Roots and Recall. We hope you will engage in creating an active forum for posting constructive questions; concerning genealogy, history and preservation to the bulletin board.
From the Porch – Blog @ RootsandRecall.com – 9.7.17