Southwestern Mississippi & Eastern Louisiana Webring 



 
 
 

Welcome to the Southwestern Mississippi & Eastern Louisiana Genealogy & History Web Ring!!

Thank you for stopping by.  I am in the process of creating this new webring in order to bring together web sites that focus on either the genealogy of families from Southwestern Mississippi & Eastern LA  and/or the histories of those counties & communities.  WEBRING are a rather new and very convenient way to navigate the Internet.  Because all of the web sites of a webring are linked together, users can "circle" through the ring and visit web sites that are focused on the topic of interest.  This is much easier than wading through tens of thousands of "hits" on search engines.

Let me introduce myself.  My name is Jennifer Payne and I've spent the last five or so years researching the history of Southwestern Mississippi with the chief focus on Amite County.  I was a graduate student in history at Rice University when I performed the bulk of this research which became the basis of my thesis on married women's wills in Amite County from 1840-1919, and later,  my All About Amite County Mississippi Website.  During the past few months, I've become particularly interested in web rings as both a means of getting information and getting to know others who are interested in the same topics.  In my two years of library school, we spent countless hours discussing the problems users face when using internet search engines and other interfaces.  Instead of furtively bookmarking the few relevant web sites discovered through search engines, I've found that a webring is a more "user friendly" interface that allows both participants and users to get to know each other as well as exchange information.

Over the past months I've discovered that there are many, many people doing genealogical research on SW Mississippi & Eastern Louisiana topics;  this webring is a way to bring them all together.  Because my primary focus has been on Mississippi rather than Louisiana, for now, this webring will include those Mississippi counties within a certain radius around Amite county & the Louisiana Parishes that border them.  I will, however, be interested in including web sites on other counties.

These Mississippi Counties (& County Seats) are:

The Louisiana Parishes included are:

Pages left in the queue will be deleted after 5 days.

1. Requirements to join:
  I hope that the above parameters have not discouraged you from joining--it is really simple to get involved.
 

The first thing you need to do is to obtain a SWMSELA Web Ring ID Number.   Please enter your website's title, URL, and your e-mail address in the form below.  Think of a password that will be easy for you to remember (I will never have access to your code--this is to protect your privacy, but then again, I will not be able to help you find it should you forget).  Then enter keywords to describe your site.  These keywords will help others find your website on this ring in the future.  Finally,  enter a short description of your website--perhaps include the names & locations of the major families (for a genealogy page.)  History pages may need more description of the towns, events, names, and time-frame discussed in the website.

After you fill out the form below and you receive a SWMSELA Web Ring ID Number, hit the BACK key to return to this website so you can copy/paste the HTML for the webring search engine (below) onto your websites HTML code.
 

2. Please fill this out:

Site Title:
Site URL:
Correct E-mail:
Password: Please choose a password. (Don't forget it!!) 
 
Keywords: Enter up to 20 keywords to describe your site. 
Description: Enter a short description of your site. 
 

If you have any problems, e-mail the Southwestern Mississippi & Eastern Louisiana Ring Webmaster.
 
 
 

3. Read this: Very Important

At this point, you need to get the webring graphic/search engine onto your website.  While the description may sound complicated, its really rather easy.  Below are the SWMSELA graphic and the HTML source code for the webring.  Please copy the graphic then read the instructions below for copying and pasting the HTML code into your page.  The portions of the HTML code that need to be changed by you are highlighted in red.

COPY (right click on) the SWMSELA graphic - swmsela.gif - to save it to your computer then COPY the BLACK HTML code below and paste it onto your Website source code.  After you copy the BLACK source code onto your webpage, while you are still in the HTML reader, backspace over the RED characters and replace them with your e-mail, name, and id number as indicated in the source code.

I have placed a mock-up of the source code that indicates what your source code should look like once the alterations are made.  This BLUE HTML source code is the same as the code placed on my All About Amite website and the RED coding is an example of what you need to do to your coding.  DO NOT copy this BLUE source code; only copy & paste the BLACK source code on your webpage.  Examples of these most crucial steps are located below the source code.   You may want to look over the source code below and take note of where the changes need to be made. .
 

This is the coding you need to copy and place on your webpage and then change the characters marked in RED to your webring ID number, e-mail address, and name.
  NOTE WELL:   Be sure to change the "mailto:your e-mail address">your name<to include YOUR e-mail address &  name
                                            example:  "mailto:jmpayne@geocities.com">Jennifer Payne<

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<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER> </CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"></TD></FONT>
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</TD></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><TD><CENTER>This <A HREF="http://webspace.webring.com/people/hu/um_9931/swmsela.html">Southwestern</A>
</CENTER></FONT> <FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER>Mississippi &
Eastern Louisiana Web Ring <BR>site</CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER></CENTER><CENTER>is owned by
<A HREF="mailto:</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">your_e-mail address</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">"></FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">yourname</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000"></A>.
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<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER></CENTER></FONT>
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<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">[ <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">__YOUR
WEBRING ID NUMBER__</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&prev">Prev</A></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">| <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">__YOUR
WEBRING ID NUMBER__</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&skip">Skip</A> </FONT>
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WEBRING ID NUMBER__</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&next5">Next</A></FONT>
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<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER><B>[ <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">__YOUR
WEBRING ID NUMBER__</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&random">Random</A></B></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">| <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">__YOUR
WEBRING ID NUMBER__</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&next">Next</A> </FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">| <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&list">List</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">Sites ]</a> </CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER></CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER>Want to join the ring? Click <A
HREF="http://webspace.webring.com/people/hu/um_9931/swmsela.html">here</A>
</CENTER></FONT>
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<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><P><!-- END SWMSELA RING FRAGMENT --></FONT>
 

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                          And to replace each __ with the ID NUMBER given to you in Step 3.
                                            example:  ring=swmsela&id=__&skip">Skip
                                                changes to ring=swmsela&id=201&skip">Skip
 
 

 THIS IS WHAT YOUR CODING SHOULD LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU ARE DONE (be sure to put YOUR ID Number, e-mail address, and name in the spots that have been changed--they are indicated in RED)

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<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER><TABLE BORDER=5 CELLPADDING=3 VALIGN="MIDDLE"></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CAPTION></FONT> <FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER>
</CENTER><CENTER> </CENTER></FONT> <FONT COLOR="#000000"></CAPTION></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><TR></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><TD></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER> </CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"></TD></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><TD><IMG SRC="swmsela.gif" HEIGHT=180 WIDTH=180>
</TD></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><TD><CENTER>This <A HREF="http://webspace.webring.com/people/hu/um_9931/swmsela.html">Southwestern</A>
</CENTER></FONT> <FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER>Mississippi &
Eastern Louisiana Web Ring <BR>site</CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER></CENTER><CENTER>is owned by
<A HREF="mailto:</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">jmpayne@geocities.com</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">"></FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">Jennifer Payne</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000"></A>.
</CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER></CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">[ <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">1</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&prev">Prev</A></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">| <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">1</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&skip">Skip</A> </FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">It | <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">1</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&next5">Next</A></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">5 ]</CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER></CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER><B>[ <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">1</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&random">Random</A></B></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">| <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&id=</FONT><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">1</FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000">&next">Next</A> </FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">| <A HREF="http://www.webring.com/cgi-bin/webring?ring=swmsela&list">List</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000">Sites ]</a> </CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER></CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER>Want to join the ring? Click <A
HREF="http://webspace.webring.com/people/hu/um_9931/swmsela.html">here</A>
</CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER>.</CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"> </TD></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><TD></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><CENTER> </CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"></TD></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"></TR></FONT> <FONT COLOR="#000000"></TABLE></CENTER></FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000"><P><!-- END SWMSELA RING FRAGMENT --></FONT>
 
 
 

To see what all this will look like when you are done, check out the final product near the bottom of this Website!

If you find you are having problems, feel free to e-mail me and I'll be happy to try to answer your questions.
 

4. Almost done:
 

Once you have done the above, e-mail the  SWMSELA Ringmaster and ask to be added to the ring.
 
 
 
 

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JEN'S GENEALOGY PAGE LINKS

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JENNIFER PAYNE'S  HOME PAGE

JEN'S ALL ABOUT AMITE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI WEB PAGE

JEN'S AMITE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI GENEALOGY WEB PAGE

JEN'S ASSUMPTION PARISH LOUISIANA WEB PAGE

BAYOU LAFOURCHE AREA HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

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