As of the moment I'm posting this article, we have 46 registered Members of the new Beasley Genealogy Project. Once you log in, you will be able to see which other members are logged into the website. You will also see a link for member profiles, where you will be able to see and edit your profile information (eventually... under construction still). We will eventually have a member information roster so you can find and connect with one another. At this point, I am the only one who can see your personal information. As the website is developed, there will be levels of access and responsibility. It is my intention that the development will thoughtful and transparent. Watch this space.
I have just sent notices to all Beasley groups at the FTDNA Beasley Project. I know that some of the email address at FTDNA are old, so I'll try to pick up on any we missed. The intention is that anyone interested in the development of the Beasley Project through DNA and traditional research can use this as a central point of communication. As time goes on, I hope to add features and material to the website. Please Register if you want to be part of the project.
If you are a participant in the Beasley YDNA project at FTDNA, you will still have access to your own material and connections there. The public access to this project is here: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/beasley
In addition, as some of you know, we have been developing detailed family trees for the "Blue Group" members at Ancestry.com. All members of this group have been invited to share in that experience. I will be please to assist others in the FTDNA project for similar development.
In addition, I have lately been working with Terry Barton from http://WorldFamilies.net in other methods of expanding the project and encouraging collaboration. Terry contracts with FTDNA to provide support and serves as a volunteer advisor to this project.
We have also established a record at the Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) in UK (http://one-name.org/profiles/beasley.html) to provide a platform for further collaboration.
I have re-enabled registration. At the top of the registration form is a security question asking you to copy some letters or digits to make sure you are a real human and not an automated system.
At this time I am asking a few people to test the registration so I see how it goes. Feedback is welcome, especially if there is anything unclear or troublesome.
There are some required questions. At some point, there may be a public component to this website, but at this time, I am interested to identify people who have some legitimate interest in the project and are willing to interact with others. NONE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC... only others registered with the project.
Remember, Beasley is the project name ONLY because it is the most common spelling, not because it is the "correct" spelling. As we all know, BEEZLEY is the "correct" spelling (JUST JOKING).
As time goes on, I will share more information about the plans for the Beasley Project and will seek input from others.
Doug Beezley, Gering, NE
I have now enabled site registration. If you choose to register now, please understand that the form may need some refinement. I'm looking for feedback.
Personal information is required for registration. This information will only be available to me or those who might be willing to help administer. At most, it will only be available for other Registered Members, not for the public.
The idea is that this site is for building a working relationship where people can know one another and help with the project. It is not for casual or anonymous browsing. In time, we may produce some publicly accessible information. I don't want to try to take on more than we can manage in the beginning.
Please contact me with questions or suggestions.
Doug Beezley, Gering, NE