Frequently Asked Questions

 
What is the Soddy-Daisy-Roots Project?
Soddy-Daisy-Roots is a non-commerical project which is financed solely by its initiators. No information is bought or sold. Anyone may use the website free of charge. Contributors give their information to the Soddy-Daisy-Roots project with the understanding that they will not be paid and that their information will not be sold, but displayed free of charge on the Internet.
 
Who's behind the Soddy-Daisy-Roots Project?

The Soddy-Daisy-Roots Project was initiated by Recs and Ursula Jenkins of Emden, Germany. As the administrators of the project, it is their responsibity to see that the genealogical data contributed to the project is vetted, inputted into the offline database and then uploaded to the online database. In addition, they are responsible for the overall co-ordination of the project and the general maintenance of the website.

 
What is the goal of the Soddy-Daisy-Roots Project?

Our goal is to document the genealogies of all the families in the Soddy-Daisy area and connect them to each other from the earliest ancestors who resided in this area of Hamilton County Tennessee to the youngest descendants. The genealogical data in the online database is restricted to the ancestor who came to and settled in this area of Hamilton County, his or her parents and all of his or her descendants. The Soddy-Daisy-Roots project does not attempt to publish entire family genealogies, but restricts its scope to Soddy-Daisy settlers and their numerous descendants.

 
How long has the Soddy-Daisy-Roots Projekt been in existence?

The Soddy-Daisy-Roots Project has been online since April 2009, but it actually started a year or so before that when some of the project's current contributors connected up through the Internet and started seriously exchanging data.

 
What is the project's privacy policy and how does it affect what I can see on the Internet?

The online database only displays the first name(s) and surnames of living persons even when more information about those individuals is available in the offline database. In the case of the deceased, however, all known information is shown. The first name(s) and surname of living persons are displayed in the database if this information is in the public domain or if the living individual has given his tacit permission to publish it.

 
How accurate is the data in the project's online database?
Yes, there are mistakes in the online database and we are only too happy to correct them with the help of your suggestions. Our data can only be as accurate as the sources from which it has been gathered. We depend on the many family genealogists interested in Soddy-Daisy families to improve the quality of the information in the database. You can make your suggestions for correcting or amending information by using the 'Suggest' tab in the online ancestry database.
 
How can I contribute information about my family to the project?

Anyone who wishes to submit corrections or amendments to the data in the online database or submit data for inclusion is welcome to participate in the project. You become a contributor if you submit data to the project and you may, if you so wish, be listed as such on the contributors' page. The best and easiest way to submit corrections and amendments is by using the "Suggest" tab on an individual's or family's page.

For general comments, you can use the "Contact us" option offered in the "Info" section of the top menu.

 
How often is the online database updated?

The Soddy-Daisy-Roots Project receives many emails a week. Most of them are from contributors and contain corrections, amendments and other suggestions to the data contained in the online database. If possible, all contributions are vetted - using resource materials available to us - before that information is entered into the offline database.

All data in the online database is completely replaced weekly, generally Sunday morning (our time), with the current data from the offline database.