Ashley Odell, glad you like it! I was thinking the same thing. Maybe a special interests section?
George J. Homs a secret code ? ^5 ?
Excellent project. I hope more Curators sign up. Not only will it help non-Curators, it will help us. When we get a request or an issue where we are unsure of the region, history, etc., we can quickly scan the list and send a message to a Curator who is better qualified to deal with the matter at hand.
I believe George was saying "High 5."
I'd like to see a separate section for Royal & Noble families. Didn't the old Genealogical Helper put that section at the end of the regional index? I think they did.
The way I read it now, I'm not quite sure whether "Royal & Noble" in the regional listings means "only royal & noble" or "this area plus royal & noble".
Thank Justin. Any help in better organizing the project would be great. We were thinking about perhaps creating a special interests section. I do however rather enjoy the challenge of fixing your interests to a finite set of countries. It give a better tally of our coverage. Again, as you say, we need a way distinguishing whether someone has a holistic interest in the country or simply a niche one.
That's an interesting distinction Victar. With the difference in size of countries and in numbers of people depending upon the era one is handling, it's not so much entire country coverage versus niche coverage. For instance, 2 - 3 M Jews left Greater Lithuania in a 40 year period and their descendants are X million, living in the U.S. primarily and in lesser numbers in UK, Australia, South Africa, South America, Canada. Then there's the question of how many of those descendants are (1) actively doing genealogy (2) potential Geni members.
Victar - another issue is evolving interests. I'm interested in demographics, immigration, and genealogy related to Texas for instance although I'm not actively working it now, but I did start a couple of projects on it. Ditto Rhode Island. I can see being interested in other regions or states, and certainly could and would help any US user with their family tree, but the USA is a huge country and it behooves us to have specialty areas.