RootsWeb WorldConnect db LornaHenderson

Alternate version

Why this site exists:

Welcome to the, now not so temporary, replacement for the occasionally AWOL RootsWeb WorldConnect database Lorna Henderson.

I made the mistake of trying to refresh the database with some new data and it had hung at the "loading" stage for several days.

Remedied now, but this version may well still prove useful, even if only for the places map,  search function and links to maps for the places (the little icons after a place name), particularly as RootsWeb went down again (Dec 2017) and is still not fully functional ie sites cannot be updated (Sep 2018).

The response to my inquiry to RootsWeb is below.
It bears an amazing similarity to the response received when enquiring about the unavailability of my Guestbook (which resulted in a permanent replacement linked above in the menu.)

I am however prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt for WorldConnect as Ancestry benefits somewhat more from the data we contribute there.

Aug 2019 update: RootsWeb has now converted a large number of the old WorldConnect databases, but a preliminary look at the new site shows that it appears not to include all the notes that were on the old WorldConnect, and is not as easy to navigate. 

This site will remain as a regularly updated alternative.
Navigation aids:

  • the search facility from the menu
  • the navigable pedigree view to the left of each person's name
  • clicking on any name in the parents/family sections

LornaHen takes you to the home page for all my web pages/connected data.

This Site is, unsurprisingly, this site, as are the Surname Index, Search, Charts, Places tabs and the What's Changed tabs.

Lorna's Links, Guestbook and GenBlog take you back to my other pages.

As per the WorldConnect database this replaces, please ask me about my sources as only those for people published in my family tree online (BigBrother) have been fully tidied up for publication.

WorldConnect's response to my query:

Dear LornaHen,

We understand that you have encountered problems with the upload and processing of your World Connect tree on Rootsweb. We can appreciate that this is an inconvenience which must be interrupting your work. We are happy to provide you with an update regarding the problem.

We are currently in the process of upgrading our technical infrastructure. Some processes are on hold until this upgrade is complete. This currently includes some World Connect tree processes and features including the updating and processing of these trees. Once the work is finished everything should be working as normal again. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeframe as to when this work may be completed.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your continued patience.

If there is anything else with which we might assist you, please let us know.

RootsWeb Support Team