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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this website, please take a look at the following F.A.Q. list before e-mailing me. Please note, that if the question is listed here, but you still e-mail it to me, I will not respond.

  1. When will the website be updated?
  2. Will my information be shared with anyone?
  3. My family left Odessa/Ukraine some time ago, how do I find my relatives?
  4. Where can I find a specific person/article/information/etc.?
  5. Why did you make this site?
  6. Do you make money off this site and if not, why do you keep supporting it?
  7. How do I link to this site?

When will the website be updated?
This website has been mostly automated, but since I still go through every entry manually it's usually not updated every day. I will make every effort to update it every week, however, I cannot guarantee it.
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Will my information be shared with anyone?
I make it a point to not give out the information from the website with anyone, however, since the whole point of Odessa Pages is to be found by old friends, anyone who comes to the website and looks you up by name, school, etc. will get access to the data that you submitted about yourself.
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My family left Odessa/Ukraine some time ago, and we've lost track of a lot of our relatives, how do I find them now?
I'm sorry, but I cannot help you find your relatives. If you know their names, you can try our search, but if you don't exactly know who they are, I can only suggest that you look up some genealogical websites and try to find your relatives there.
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Where can I find a specific person/article/information/etc.?
I'm sorry, but I am not able to help you search for people, articles or other things that you are looking for. So, as with the above question, my only suggestsions are - search this website and take a look at our books and links sections. If that fails - search somewhere else on the net.
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Why did you make this site?
I started working on this website in 1997, because I believed that at that time there were no adequate resources that allowed people to search for friends or lost relatives from Odessa.
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Do you make money off this site and if not, why do you keep supporting it?
This website does not make any money off its visitors. As you probably noticed it doesn't even have banners or buttons (except the Amazon.com and BN.com buttons). This is done for a reason. I don't believe that if people are looking for something they will be likely to go somewhere else, and I believe that banners are a distraction and take up valuable space that could be used in more important/interesting/informative ways.

I still maintain this website because I believe that the service is still needed, and it helps people find their old friends. However, I am not willing to spend my own money on website maintenance. I do the programing, coding, layout and such myself. Hosting has been graciously provided by LK.net for free. However, if the website made some money I would be able to buy a separate domain name for it. So if you feel like you would like to support this website, please buy some books through the Odessa books section.

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How do I link to this site?
If you are listed in the people list or if you just want to link to this website, you can use the following graphics, develop your own, or just put a text link on your website.
  1. Copy one of the following graphics (click on the graphic you want with the right button of the mouse and choose "Save Picture As..." or "Save Image As..." from the menu that pops up). Don't link to the images on this site.
  2. Use the following code to link to Odessa Pages: <a href="http://odessa.lk.net/">YOUR_GRAPHIC_NAME.gif</a>
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