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    1. new to the mailing list?
    2. Sandra
    3. Hello everyone ... this is an update for this mailing list. Please read it and file it somewhere for future reference ... I am sure an occasion will arise where you will find this information more than useful. E-MAIL COPYRIGHT Recently in the Rootsweb magazine there appeared a notice concerning mailing list netiquette and the 'golden rule' of e-mail content written by another person/s that a subscriber posts to the list from another list or one received privately. What this is, is a breach of that persons copyright if you have first not sought their permission to forward it to the list. We often see "seen on another list", or, "thought this may be useful to someone". Please do not assume that the author of the original author wanted their e-mail (or part thereof) read by anyone else other than the to the holder of the address they sent it to in the beginning. If you think that you would like to post it somewhere else . contact the author and ask their permission first. The Rootsweb AUP (Acceptable use Policy) at http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/aup.html discusses the original e-mail content ownership. OFF TOPIC MESSAGES TO THE LIST Please remember to keep your postings to the list relevant to the list title. Every time a message is posted to the list, it is stored in the RootsWeb.com archives. If you post 'willy nilly' to the list it uses up vital archive space where more important information could have been stored. Ever seen this 'just testing' .... 'I haven't had any mail for days' ... WHEN IN DOUBT GOT TO WWW.ROOTSWEB.COM HELP PAGE!!!! IT TELLS YOU EVERYTHING. When replying to a message, make sure you include the CORRECT subject information and ONLY the message you are replying to. It is also worthwhile to just <snip> what you are replying to, or, editing out standard footers such as those used by yahoo.com and msn.com. If you feel that there is something that you absolutely, positively must post to the list but know it is off topic then run it by me first. List administrators can all be contacted at: (list name) -ADMIN@Rootsweb.com. MANAGING E-MAIL People utilising RootsWeb.com mailing lists usually subscribe to more than one list therefore you may like to keep them separated. Most e-mail software contains a facility for creating folders and for filtering e-mail to those folders. Makes e-mail life much simpler, that is of course assuming that your e-mail software has this capability. If you are unsure of folders and filters then refer to your own e-mail software's Help facility to determine exactly how to do this. Personally, I find that this system keeps my various mailing list messages organised. I need not worry about which mailing list what message came from if I do not subscribe to the Digest Mode. The DIGEST MODE is a much simpler method of receiving list messages. For instance, instead of receiving 10 separate messages you receive ONE listing all the 10 e-mails. If there is one specific message you want to retain highlight it and copy and paste it into WordPad (or word) to keep for future reference. What I do if it something I want to keep in my e-mail folders, is I copy and paste it into an e-mail and send it back to myself then put it in the folder that I want to keep it in. (Bit different . I know). MAILING LIST PARTICIPATION. I ask that people participate more actively to the list they are subscribed to, although some lists, such as SURNAME lists are usually the most inactive because of their nature. However, for the other type lists, in order to MAXIMISE your opportunities your participation is necessary. You are only going to get out of your subscription what you put into it. (a) For those people who are subscribed to a SURNAME list ... you are able to actively participate by posting your interests to the list ... please remember to include THE YEAR (or there about). When you put the town/city in you also INCLUDE the county/state/country ... not everyone on the list is a walking talking geographical encyclopedia. Remember to put your SURNAME in capital letters for easy recognition. (Administrators are usually the only ones who use capital letters in messages to the list). The benefits of putting this information to the list are that it not only helps you to link up with other subscribers of the same family, it places the information in Rootsweb.com archives enabling web searchers to locate YOU. Besides these opportunities, if you give enough information people who have resources or live in to same place as your research may look up the information for you ... I know from personal experience that limited information given will not exact a response from these people. (b) For those people who are subscribed to a RESOURCE list, perhaps you might let people know what town/county/state/country you live in and what resources you have that may assist others on the list. Remember ... we are all subscribed to the list with a common goal in mind ... to reclaim our heritage from the history books and to help others find theirs ...if you DON'T participate you CANNOT maximise your opportunities. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING This is a gentle reminder that advertising for commercial gain is not permitted on this - or any of Rootsweb's Lists. I have instituted one exception to this rule on lists that I administer regarding the promotion of forthcoming events relevant to family history, genealogy, historic re-enactments and the like, where an entrance fee may be charged, to cover administration costs. However, please run this by me first just to 'keep the slate clean', so to speak. LIST DEFAULT The mailing list is set to automatically send your reply to the list. When responding please CHECK the address your e-mail is going to just in case the mailing list is not where you want it to go. Please ensure that you have the CORRECT SUBJECT HEADING . because of the default setting the subject line will be the 'digest' (if subscribed in that mode). TEXT Please - (a) DO NOT send attachments to the list - Rootsweb.com does not forward these to the mailing lists. (b) Insert graphics into e-mails sent to the list. (c) Use fancy fonts etc - ends up by sending 'gobbly gook' to the list. Rootsweb.com mailing lists only except plain text. Finally, while I have this opportunity a reminder of those things called 'DO's' and 'DO NOT's' .. 1: DO NOT POST VIRUS WARNINGS TO THE LIST. (If you are concerned, contact me off list) 2: DO NOT FLAME OTHER SUBSCRIBERS AND MOST OF ALL ME. (I have been known to behave like a firecracker) 3: IF THE LIST YOUR SUBSCRIBE TO HAS A SET PROTOCOL - ABIDE BY IT. (You received this when you subscribed. The protocol is there for a purpose for all people and not 'your' personal agenda) 4: DO NOT POST OFF TOPIC MAIL TO THE LIST. (If you think you must, then contact me off list first) 5: KEEP YOUR WELCOME MESSAGE. (You received this when you first subscribed .... It contains list protocol of how to 'unsubscribe') 6: WWW.Rootsweb.com 'HELP' page IS JUST THAT - PLEASE USE IT. (Please don't post willy nilly to the list ... it WASTES vital archive space.) If you have any further queries regarding this message to the list then please contact me OFF LIST. good luck with your research everyone Bright Blessings Sandra List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* http://groups.msn.com/SMITHsinAUSTRALIA www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html http://www.fedelmar.homestead.com/history.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    01/20/2005 01:18:34
    1. Copyright
    2. Sandra
    3. Listers, just a few points to remember regarding this list, E-MAIL COPYRIGHT Recently in the Rootsweb magazine there appeared a notice concerning mailing list netiquette and the 'golden rule' of e-mail content written by another person/s that a subscriber posts to the list from another list or one received privately. What this is, is a breach of that persons copyright if you have first not sought their permission to forward it to the list. We often seen "seen on another list", or, "thought this may be useful to someone". Please do not assume that the author of the original author wanted their e-mail (or part thereof) read by anyone else other than the to the holder of the address they sent it to in the beginning. If you think that you would like to post it somewhere else . contact the author and ask their permission first. The Rootsweb AUP (Acceptable use Policy) at http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/aup.html discusses the original e-mail content ownership. OFF TOPIC MESSAGES TO THE LIST Please remember to keep your postings to the list relevant to the list title. Every time a message is posted to the list, it is stored in the RootsWeb.com archives. If you post 'willy nilly' to the list it uses up vital archive space where more important information could have been stored. By the same token, when replying to a message, make sure you include the CORRECT subject information and ONLY the message you are replying to. It is also worthwhile to just <snip> what you are replying to, or, editing out standard footers such as those used by yahoo.com and msn.com. If you feel that there is something that you absolutely, positively must post to the list but know it is off topic then run it by me first. List administrators can all be contacted at: (list name) -ADMIN@Rootsweb.com. Bright Blessings Sandie List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* http://groups.msn.com/SMITHsinAUSTRALIA www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html http://www.fedelmar.homestead.com/history.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    11/20/2004 03:32:22
    1. Things you need to know about Rootsweb.com
    2. Sandra
    3. Hello everyone ... this is an update for this mailing list. Please read it and file it somewhere for future reference ... I am sure an occasion will arise where you will find this information more than useful. E-MAIL COPYRIGHT Recently in the Rootsweb magazine there appeared a notice concerning mailing list netiquette and the 'golden rule' of e-mail content written by another person/s that a subscriber posts to the list from another list or one received privately. What this is, is a breach of that persons copyright if you have first not sought their permission to forward it to the list. We often seen "seen on another list", or, "thought this may be useful to someone". Please do not assume that the author of the original author wanted their e-mail (or part thereof) read by anyone else other than the to the holder of the address they sent it to in the beginning. If you think that you would like to post it somewhere else . contact the author and ask their permission first. The Rootsweb AUP (Acceptable use Policy) at http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/aup.html discusses the original e-mail content ownership. OFF TOPIC MESSAGES TO THE LIST Please remember to keep your postings to the list relevant to the list title. Every time a message is posted to the list, it is stored in the RootsWeb.com archives. If you post 'willy nilly' to the list it uses up vital archive space where more important information could have been stored. Ever seen this 'just testing' .... 'I haven't had any mail for days' ... WHEN IN DOUBT GOT TO WWW.ROOTSWEB.COM HELP PAGE!!!! IT TELLS YOU EVERYTHING. When replying to a message, make sure you include the CORRECT subject information and ONLY the message you are replying to. It is also worthwhile to just <snip> what you are replying to, or, editing out standard footers such as those used by yahoo.com and msn.com. If you feel that there is something that you absolutely, positively must post to the list but know it is off topic then run it by me first. List administrators can all be contacted at: (list name) -ADMIN@Rootsweb.com. MANAGING E-MAIL People utilising RootsWeb.com mailing lists usually subscribe to more than one list therefore you may like to keep them separated. Most e-mail software contains a facility for creating folders and for filtering e-mail to those folders. Makes e-mail life much simpler, that is of course assuming that your e-mail software has this capability. If you are unsure of folders and filters then refer to your own e-mail software's Help facility to determine exactly how to do this. Personally, I find that this system keeps my various mailing list messages organised. I need not worry about which mailing list what message came from if I do not subscribe to the Digest Mode. The DIGEST MODE is a much simpler method of receiving list messages. For instance, instead of receiving 10 separate messages you receive ONE listing all the 10 e-mails. If there is one specific message you want to retain highlight it and copy and paste it into WordPad (or word) to keep for future reference. What I do if it something I want to keep in my e-mail folders, is I copy and paste it into an e-mail and send it back to myself then put it in the folder that I want to keep it in. (Bit different . I know). MAILING LIST PARTICIPATION. I ask that people participate more actively to the list they are subscribed to, although some lists, such as SURNAME lists are usually the most inactive because of their nature. However, for the other type lists, in order to MAXIMISE your opportunities your participation is necessary. You are only going to get out of your subscription what you put into it. (a) For those people who are subscribed to a SURNAME list ... you are able to actively participate by posting your interests to the list ... please remember to include THE YEAR (or there about). When you put the town/city in you also INCLUDE the county/state/country ... not everyone on the list is a walking talking geographical encyclopedia. Remember to put your SURNAME in capital letters for easy recognition. (Administrators are usually the only ones who use capital letters in messages to the list). The benefits of putting this information to the list are that it not only helps you to link up with other subscribers of the same family, it places the information in Rootsweb.com archives enabling web searchers to locate YOU. Besides these opportunities, if you give enough information people who have resources or live in to same place as your research may look up the information for you ... I know from personal experience that limited information given will not exact a response from these people. (b) For those people who are subscribed to a RESOURCE list, perhaps you might let people know what town/county/state/country you live in and what resources you have that may assist others on the list. Remember ... we are all subscribed to the list with a common goal in mind ... to reclaim our heritage from the history books and to help others find theirs ...if you DON'T participate you CANNOT maximise your opportunities. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING This is a gentle reminder that advertising for commercial gain is not permitted on this - or any of Rootsweb's Lists. I have instituted one exception to this rule on lists that I administer regarding the promotion of forthcoming events relevant to family history, genealogy, historic re-enactments and the like, where an entrance fee may be charged, to cover administration costs. However, please run this by me first just to 'keep the slate clean', so to speak. LIST DEFAULT The mailing list is set to automatically send your reply to the list. When responding please CHECK the address your e-mail is going to just in case the mailing list is not where you want it to go. Please ensure that you have the CORRECT SUBJECT HEADING . because of the default setting the subject line will be the 'digest' (if subscribed in that mode). TEXT Please - (a) DO NOT send attachments to the list - Rootsweb.com does not forward these to the mailing lists. (b) Insert graphics into e-mails sent to the list. (c) Use fancy fonts etc - ends up by sending 'gobbly gook' to the list. Rootsweb.com mailing lists only except plain text. Finally, while I have this opportunity a reminder of those things called 'DO's' and 'DO NOT's' .. 1: DO NOT POST VIRUS WARNINGS TO THE LIST. (If you are concerned, contact me off list) 2: DO NOT FLAME OTHER SUBSCRIBERS AND MOST OF ALL ME. (I have been known to behave like a firecracker) 3: IF THE LIST YOUR SUBSCRIBE TO HAS A SET PROTOCOL - ABIDE BY IT. (You received this when you subscribed. The protocol is there for a purpose for all people and not 'your' personal agenda) 4: DO NOT POST OFF TOPIC MAIL TO THE LIST. (If you think you must, then contact me off list first) 5: KEEP YOUR WELCOME MESSAGE. (You received this when you first subscribed .... It contains list protocol of how to 'unsubscribe') 6: WWW.Rootsweb.com 'HELP' page IS JUST THAT - PLEASE USE IT. (Please don't post willy nilly to the list ... it WASTES vital archive space.) If you have any further queries regarding this message to the list then please contact me OFF LIST. good luck with your research everyone Bright Blessings Sandie List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* http://groups.msn.com/SMITHsinAUSTRALIA www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html http://www.fedelmar.homestead.com/history.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    11/20/2004 03:30:25
    1. Rounding up family
    2. Sandra
    3. As it is almost the end of another year :) I thought that it was a good idea for an email round up :) This means that you post a message to the list and let everyone know who it is that you are researching. One never knows what the new year will bring. At the same time I will be checking the validity of addresses and if there is not a response from an address then it will assumed as a dead address and removed from the list. I wish every subscriber the best for the coming festive seasons and good luck with your research for 2005 Bright Blessings Sandra List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* http://groups.msn.com/SMITHsinAUSTRALIA www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html http://www.fedelmar.homestead.com/history.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    11/20/2004 03:28:07
    1. retrieving missing digests
    2. Sandra
    3. Missing Rootsweb mailing list post? There is a way to retrieve these. (I keep two of each digest in the respective folder so that when the next one comes in I know whether there is any missing because of those digest numbers.) First, if you are subscribed in the List Mode then you will need to unsubscribe and subscribe in the Digest Mode. The address is: (Insert list name)-D-request@rootsweb.com Don't forget to unsubscribe from the list mode first The address is: (Insert list name)-L-request@rootsweb.com (All posts to the list are contained in the body of one email that is numbered. ) If the numbers don't correspond then you send for the archive that is missing. You can only obtain the archived digest if you are subscribed in the digest mode. To obtain the archived digest send an email to: (Insert list name)-D-request@rootsweb.com in the subject line type ONLY the word archive in the body of the email type ONLY the following ... get volume04/*** (replace the *** with the number of the digest that you want) There is NO SPACE between the word volume and the 03. (The 04 signifies the year 2004.) Bright Blessings Sandie List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* http://groups.msn.com/SMITHsinAUSTRALIA www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html http://www.fedelmar.homestead.com/history.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    10/09/2004 01:20:14
    1. Rootsweb Help Page
    2. Sandra
    3. Family history researchers, who are often addicted to their daily "fix" of mail from their favorite RootsWeb lists, began sending e-mails to their lists in an attempt to ascertain whether or not the lists were working, for some, alarm set in. Don't panic if RootsWeb's list mail doesn't appear to be reaching your mailbox as it normally should. Instead, do the following: 1. Check the HelpDesk's yellow announcement box for news of any technical problems at RootsWeb or with your ISP's delivery of list mail from RootsWeb. http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ or click on HELP tab at the top of any RootsWeb page. 2. Check your currently subscribed lists here: http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com/ or click on the PASSWORDS tab at the top of any RootsWeb page. 3. Check the threaded mailing list archives to view the current month/year messages for your lists at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ 4. Contact the list administrator for help or information by writing to: LISTNAME-admin@rootsweb.com (replace the word LISTNAME with the actual name of the list -- using no -L or -D). NOTE: If there is a general problem involving RootsWeb mail delivery to a specific ISP and the list administrator to whom you are writing also uses the same ISP, he/she probably will not receive your inquiry for the duration of the problem with that ISP. 5. Contact your ISP's tech support representative and explain that RootsWeb list mail is not spam and this is e-mail you wish to receive. Enlist the support of your ISP in resolving the matter. Internet Service Providers should be more than willing to assist you -- their paying customer -- so that you are able to receive the mail you want. Here is what NOT to do if you suspect you are not receiving your mailing list messages: 1. Do not send repeated messages to the list asking if the list is working or if anyone has received your message. 2. Do not send any "TESTING" messages to a list. Remember that just because you are not receiving a message you have sent to the list doesn't mean that other list subscribers are not seeing your repeated messages and becoming annoyed by them. The mailing lists are for genealogical research for a specific subject and not for test messages. Use the above guidelines instead to help resolve any non- receipt of mail problems. You will find guidelines concerning non-receipt of RootsWeb list mail in a recent issue of the RootsWeb Review. You might want to print out this information and save for handy reference. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20040107.txt Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 7, No. 5, 4 February 2004. * * * * ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* http://groups.msn.com/SMITHsinAUSTRALIA www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html http://www.fedelmar.homestead.com/history.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    10/09/2004 01:18:13
    1. behind the scenes
    2. Sandra
    3. 1a. Mailing Lists: A Peek Behind the Scenes Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when you subscribe to a RootsWeb mailing list? RootsWeb mailing lists use a mailing list software program called SmartList, which has been customized by RootsWeb developers to meet the specific demands of RootsWeb's system. SmartList actually lives up to its name most of the time and handles the vast majority of list functions automatically without a hitch -- subscription and unsubscription requests, mailing list messages, and correspondence intended for the list administrator. The process of mail handling at RootsWeb begins with you sending an e- mail to an address associated with a mailing list. Your e-mail arrives at RootsWeb's mail hub where it is sent on to a list server, much in the same way that post offices sort incoming mail and deliver it to its intended destination. When you first join (subscribe to) a mailing list, you receive a confirmation message letting you know you are subscribed and giving you information about the list -- how to post a message and how to unsubscribe. Then from that point on you receive all messages sent to the list by other list members. You can merely read those messages and lurk or reply to them. You also can post queries and get responses from others. When a list subscriber's e-mail becomes invalid -- permanently or temporarily -- SmartList sends the resulting bounce notices to the list administrator for review. When you e-mail in your subscribe and unsubscribe requests, the welcome and goodbye letters you receive as a confirmation are handled automatically. Although the text of those messages is often customized by the list administrator to fit the needs of the specific list, the messages are sent out in an automated process by SmartList. SmartList is even capable of generating a "Help" message for you, if it doesn't understand what to do with a message you send. RootsWeb has more than one list server to house its more than 28,000 lists. A server is much like a regular computer processing unit, but is configured to handle an incoming and outgoing traffic load on a continuous 24/7 basis. A list server is a server dedicated to the processing of list mail. At present RootsWeb has three main list servers -- lists5, lists2, and lists8. The latter is the new server, established recently to take some of the load off of the overburdened lists2 server. When you address your messages to a list you don't need to know on which server the list to which you are writing resides because the mail hub will know where to send your message automatically. So, why would you even care on which list server your favorite mailing lists are located? Most of the time you don't need to know, but there are rare occasions when that information can be useful, such as: --If a list server is ever having problems or is down for service, you will know whether your subscribed lists are affected. --Occasionally an ISP (Internet Service Provider) will mistakenly block mail coming from RootsWeb lists as being spam, usually due to the volume of mail received from RootsWeb. When this happens, it is important for you to be able to determine whether all list mail is being blocked or just mail from one list server, so that you can file an informative complaint report with your ISP and have the matter corrected. If you suspect that you are not receiving mail from some of your lists, the first thing to do always is check the yellow HelpDesk announcement box at http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ to see if there are technical problems associated with a specific server on which the lists in question reside. By opening the full headers of any mailing list message you can see a header field that tells you the list server name. To learn how to expand the headers in most popular e-mail programs, go to http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/listadmins/headersfull.html So, while most of the time it isn't necessary to know about all that is going on in the background involving RootsWeb mailing lists, it can be fun to understand a bit about the process. Moreover, in certain instances such knowledge can splash some light on a murky situation. ****************************************************************** REPRINTS. Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 4 August 2004, Vol. 7, No. 31. ****************************************************************** ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* http://groups.msn.com/SMITHsinAUSTRALIA www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html http://www.fedelmar.homestead.com/history.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    10/09/2004 01:16:48
    1. Rootsweb.com Policy Update.
    2. Sandra
    3. POLICY UPDATE. On 27 September the RootsWeb Privacy Statement was updated to bring it into closer harmony with the privacy policy of other MyFamily.com, Inc. properties. The privacy statement provides information about the types of personal information that we collect and what we do and do not do with the information you provide. To review the Privacy Policy, go to: http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/privacy.html REPRINTS. Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 29 September 2004, Vol. 7, No. 39. * * * * Posted for the benefit of those subscribers who do not receive the Rootsweb Review. Bright Blessings Sandra List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html http://groups.msn.com/SMITHsinAUSTRALIA MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    09/30/2004 12:33:54
    1. rootsweb review
    2. Sandra
    3. 1. NEWS AND NOTES 1a. RootsWeb Mailing Lists: Staying On-Topic If you subscribe to one or more of the RootsWeb mailing lists that cover more than 28,400 surnames, localities, and genealogy-related topics, you probably realize that each of these lists was created to serve a specific topic of discussion. Genealogical discussion concerning your CLAPSADDLE (KLEBSATTEL) family in Germany would not be a suitable topic of discussion on a list devoted the USA Oregon Trail Pioneers, for instance. A request for a lookup in a Philadelphia city directory would be off-topic on a list devoted to Welsh coal miners. Most of us recognize the extremes that are obviously off-topic, but with genealogical matters, it is not always so clear-cut. Some discussion topics can overlap into another area -- for instance, your CLAPSADDLEs might have immigrated to Sidney, Australia, opening up a new geographic area into the discussion. They might have married into the MORSE family, thus introducing a new surname into a thread or they might have joined an obscure religious sect about which you'd like to learn more. Should you continue the discussion on the original list or move the topic to a different list devoted to the newly broached subjects? It depends. Sometimes discussions on one list reach the point where answers and information can better be obtained on another list -- or the expanding discussion is considered off-topic by the list administrator. RootsWeb list admins have a great deal of leeway as to what they will allow on their lists -- within the bounds of the topic for which the list was created. An admin cannot alter the basic topic of the list and must adhere to the RootsWeb AUP (Acceptable Use Policy). Beyond the basics though, some admins permit chit-chat, while others prefer to limit discussion to serious genealogical exchanges. Some allow a thread of discussion to veer off-topic a bit, while others put a stop to any thread that crosses over into another realm of discussion. How are you to know when you subscribe to a list what will be permitted on that specific list and what will result in your receiving an admonishment from the list admin for an infraction? How can you prevent being removed from a mailing list or having your posts to the list moderated? 1. Start by reading the text of the Welcome messages for each list when you receive it upon initially subscribing. Many admins customize the welcome text to explain the specific rules for that list. 2. Take a few minutes to stroll through the recent archives for the list, located here: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ Type in the list name to access the browseable archives for the list. Get a feel for the type of discussion permitted on the list. 3. Lurk on a list before posting a query or data so you can observe the type of discussion that is acceptable on the list. 4. Read taglines the list admin may attach to the list messages that spell out what is and isn't permitted on that list. 5. Never assume that a list admin will welcome any off-topic post or will permit virus warnings, hoaxes, chain letters, jokes, political- or religious-focused messages. Mailing lists have an international audience, even though they may be focused on a specific locality. Your cousins in Scotland could care less about your American political views and genealogical mailing lists are not the proper forum for such matters. Don't assume that you are exempt from the rules spelled out for a list -- they apply to all. 6. If ever in doubt, before posting your message, drop a private note to the list admin and ask whether it is acceptable. You can contact any RootsWeb list admin by writing to: LISTNAME-admin@rootsweb.com replacing the generic word LISTNAME with the actual name of the list. If worst comes to worst and you find yourself on the receiving end of a private e-mail from a list administrator letting you know that a post you made to a list was not acceptable; or, heaven forbid, the admin feels it necessary to post a public notice to the list putting an end to a topic you started -- don't interpret the admin's reaction as a personal attack. Don't respond to the list or the admin with an angry ill-thought-out reply or retort. Consider that the admin is merely doing the best he or she can do to maintain order and keep the list on track. A public response by an admin isn't aimed at embarrassing you, but such may be necessary to nip an off-topic (or otherwise improper) thread in the bud before it gets out of hand. On busy lists, this can happen very quickly. Most admins will forgive a one-time lapse of judgment or mistake from a list member who learns from the experience and apologizes. However, most admins do not take kindly to an angry or threatening reply from someone who clearly hasn't learned from his error and who most likely will offend again. List administrators are volunteers who try to provide and maintain an orderly and usable resource for genealogical discussions. They do the best they can under sometimes difficult circumstances. Cooperation, not confrontation, is the key to successful use of mailing lists. * * * REPRINTS. Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 8 September 2004, Vol. 7, No. 36. * * * * ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    09/09/2004 12:52:06
    1. Help Desk
    2. Sandra
    3. Family history researchers, who are often addicted to their daily "fix" of mail from their favorite RootsWeb lists, began sending e-mails to their lists in an attempt to ascertain whether or not the lists were working, for some, alarm set in. Don't panic if RootsWeb's list mail doesn't appear to be reaching your mailbox as it normally should. Instead, do the following: 1. Check the HelpDesk's yellow announcement box for news of any technical problems at RootsWeb or with your ISP's delivery of list mail from RootsWeb. http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ or click on HELP tab at the top of any RootsWeb page. 2. Check your currently subscribed lists here: http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com/ or click on the PASSWORDS tab at the top of any RootsWeb page. 3. Check the threaded mailing list archives to view the current month/year messages for your lists at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ 4. Contact the list administrator for help or information by writing to: LISTNAME-admin@rootsweb.com (replace the word LISTNAME with the actual name of the list -- using no -L or -D). NOTE: If there is a general problem involving RootsWeb mail delivery to a specific ISP and the list administrator to whom you are writing also uses the same ISP, he/she probably will not receive your inquiry for the duration of the problem with that ISP. 5. Contact your ISP's tech support representative and explain that RootsWeb list mail is not spam and this is e-mail you wish to receive. Enlist the support of your ISP in resolving the matter. Internet Service Providers should be more than willing to assist you -- their paying customer -- so that you are able to receive the mail you want. Here is what NOT to do if you suspect you are not receiving your mailing list messages: 1. Do not send repeated messages to the list asking if the list is working or if anyone has received your message. 2. Do not send any "TESTING" messages to a list. Remember that just because you are not receiving a message you have sent to the list doesn't mean that other list subscribers are not seeing your repeated messages and becoming annoyed by them. The mailing lists are for genealogical research for a specific subject and not for test messages. Use the above guidelines instead to help resolve any non- receipt of mail problems. You will find guidelines concerning non-receipt of RootsWeb list mail in a recent issue of the RootsWeb Review. You might want to print out this information and save for handy reference. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20040107.txt Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 7, No. 5, 4 February 2004. * * * * ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    08/07/2004 03:22:46
    1. retrieving missing mail
    2. Sandra
    3. The address is: (Insert list name)-D-request@rootsweb.com (Don't forget to unsubscribe from the list mode first The address is: (Insert list name)-L-request@rootsweb.com) All posts to the list are contained in the body of one email that is numbered. I keep two of each digest in the respective folder so that when the next one comes in I know whether there is any missing because of those digest numbers. If the numbers don't correspond then you send for the archive that is missing. You can only obtain the archived digest if you are subscribed in the digest mode. To obtain the archived digest send an email to: (Insert list name)-D-request@rootsweb.com in the subject line type ONLY the word 'archive' (without the inverted comma's). In the body of the email type ONLY the following ... get volume04/*** (replace the *** with the number of the digest that you want) There is NO SPACE between the word volume and the 04. (The 04 signifies the year 2004.) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    08/07/2004 03:20:39
    1. behind the scenes
    2. Sandra
    3. 1a. Mailing Lists: A Peek Behind the Scenes Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when you subscribe to a RootsWeb mailing list? RootsWeb mailing lists use a mailing list software program called SmartList, which has been customized by RootsWeb developers to meet the specific demands of RootsWeb's system. SmartList actually lives up to its name most of the time and handles the vast majority of list functions automatically without a hitch -- subscription and unsubscription requests, mailing list messages, and correspondence intended for the list administrator. The process of mail handling at RootsWeb begins with you sending an e- mail to an address associated with a mailing list. Your e-mail arrives at RootsWeb's mail hub where it is sent on to a list server, much in the same way that post offices sort incoming mail and deliver it to its intended destination. When you first join (subscribe to) a mailing list, you receive a confirmation message letting you know you are subscribed and giving you information about the list -- how to post a message and how to unsubscribe. Then from that point on you receive all messages sent to the list by other list members. You can merely read those messages and lurk or reply to them. You also can post queries and get responses from others. When a list subscriber's e-mail becomes invalid -- permanently or temporarily -- SmartList sends the resulting bounce notices to the list administrator for review. When you e-mail in your subscribe and unsubscribe requests, the welcome and goodbye letters you receive as a confirmation are handled automatically. Although the text of those messages is often customized by the list administrator to fit the needs of the specific list, the messages are sent out in an automated process by SmartList. SmartList is even capable of generating a "Help" message for you, if it doesn't understand what to do with a message you send. RootsWeb has more than one list server to house its more than 28,000 lists. A server is much like a regular computer processing unit, but is configured to handle an incoming and outgoing traffic load on a continuous 24/7 basis. A list server is a server dedicated to the processing of list mail. At present RootsWeb has three main list servers -- lists5, lists2, and lists8. The latter is the new server, established recently to take some of the load off of the overburdened lists2 server. When you address your messages to a list you don't need to know on which server the list to which you are writing resides because the mail hub will know where to send your message automatically. So, why would you even care on which list server your favorite mailing lists are located? Most of the time you don't need to know, but there are rare occasions when that information can be useful, such as: --If a list server is ever having problems or is down for service, you will know whether your subscribed lists are affected. --Occasionally an ISP (Internet Service Provider) will mistakenly block mail coming from RootsWeb lists as being spam, usually due to the volume of mail received from RootsWeb. When this happens, it is important for you to be able to determine whether all list mail is being blocked or just mail from one list server, so that you can file an informative complaint report with your ISP and have the matter corrected. If you suspect that you are not receiving mail from some of your lists, the first thing to do always is check the yellow HelpDesk announcement box at http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ to see if there are technical problems associated with a specific server on which the lists in question reside. By opening the full headers of any mailing list message you can see a header field that tells you the list server name. To learn how to expand the headers in most popular e-mail programs, go to http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/listadmins/headersfull.html So, while most of the time it isn't necessary to know about all that is going on in the background involving RootsWeb mailing lists, it can be fun to understand a bit about the process. Moreover, in certain instances such knowledge can splash some light on a murky situation. ****************************************************************** REPRINTS. Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 4 August 2004, Vol. 7, No. 31. ****************************************************************** ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    08/07/2004 03:18:54
    1. Email Copyright
    2. Sandra
    3. Listers, just a few points to remember regarding this list, E-MAIL COPYRIGHT Recently in the Rootsweb magazine there appeared a notice concerning mailing list netiquette and the 'golden rule' of e-mail content written by another person/s that a subscriber posts to the list from another list or one received privately. What this is, is a breach of that persons copyright if you have first not sought their permission to forward it to the list. We often seen "seen on another list", or, "thought this may be useful to someone". Please do not assume that the author of the original author wanted their e-mail (or part thereof) read by anyone else other than the to the holder of the address they sent it to in the beginning. If you think that you would like to post it somewhere else . contact the author and ask their permission first. The Rootsweb AUP (Acceptable use Policy) at http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/aup.html discusses the original e-mail content ownership. OFF TOPIC MESSAGES TO THE LIST Please remember to keep your postings to the list relevant to the list title. Every time a message is posted to the list, it is stored in the RootsWeb.com archives. If you post 'willy nilly' to the list it uses up vital archive space where more important information could have been stored. By the same token, when replying to a message, make sure you include the CORRECT subject information and ONLY the message you are replying to. It is also worthwhile to just <snip> what you are replying to, or, editing out standard footers such as those used by yahoo.com and msn.com. If you feel that there is something that you absolutely, positively must post to the list but know it is off topic then run it by me first. List administrators can all be contacted at: (list name) -ADMIN@Rootsweb.com. Bright Blessings Sandie List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Pride is one thing ... bigotry is another !!!! ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    07/02/2004 03:18:31
    1. Help with Rootsweb.com
    2. Sandra
    3. Family history researchers, who are often addicted to their daily "fix" of mail from their favourite RootsWeb lists, began sending e-mails to their lists in an attempt to ascertain whether or not the lists were working, for some, alarm set in. Don't panic if RootsWeb's list mail doesn't appear to be reaching your mailbox as it normally should. Instead, do the following: 1. Check the HelpDesk's yellow announcement box for news of any technical problems at RootsWeb or with your ISP's delivery of list mail from RootsWeb. http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ or click on HELP tab at the top of any RootsWeb page. 2. Check your currently subscribed lists here: http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com/ or click on the PASSWORDS tab at the top of any RootsWeb page. 3. Check the threaded mailing list archives to view the current month/year messages for your lists at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ 4. Contact the list administrator for help or information by writing to: LISTNAME-admin@rootsweb.com (replace the word LISTNAME with the actual name of the list -- using no -L or -D). NOTE: If there is a general problem involving RootsWeb mail delivery to a specific ISP and the list administrator to whom you are writing also uses the same ISP, he/she probably will not receive your inquiry for the duration of the problem with that ISP. 5. Contact your ISP's tech support representative and explain that RootsWeb list mail is not spam and this is e-mail you wish to receive. Enlist the support of your ISP in resolving the matter. Internet Service Providers should be more than willing to assist you -- their paying customer -- so that you are able to receive the mail you want. Here is what NOT to do if you suspect you are not receiving your mailing list messages: 1. Do not send repeated messages to the list asking if the list is working or if anyone has received your message. 2. Do not send any "TESTING" messages to a list. Remember that just because you are not receiving a message you have sent to the list doesn't mean that other list subscribers are not seeing your repeated messages and becoming annoyed by them. The mailing lists are for genealogical research for a specific subject and not for test messages. Use the above guidelines instead to help resolve any non- receipt of mail problems. You will find guidelines concerning non-receipt of RootsWeb list mail in a recent issue of the RootsWeb Review. You might want to print out this information and save for handy reference. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20040107.txt Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 7, No. 5, 4 February 2004. * * * * ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Pride is one thing ... bigotry is another !!!! ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    07/02/2004 03:14:17
    1. Message from List Administrator
    2. Sandra
    3. Below is a list of guidelines for this list. Please keep them as they will help the list to run effectively. Good luck with your research. Bright Blessings Sandra List Administrator 1: WWW.Rootsweb.com 'HELP' page IS JUST THAT - PLEASE USE IT. The YELLOW BOXES advise if there is a problem. (Please don't post TEST MESSAGES to the list ... it WASTES vital archive space.) 2: DO NOT FLAME OTHER SUBSCRIBERS AND MOST OF ALL ME. (I have been known to behave like a firecracker) 3: IF THE LIST YOUR SUBSCRIBE TO HAS A SET PROTOCOL - ABIDE BY IT. (You received this when you subscribed. The protocol is there for a purpose for all people and not 'your' personal agenda) 4: DO NOT POST OFF TOPIC MAIL TO THE LIST. (If you think you must, then contact me off list first to check if it is appropriate) 5: KEEP YOUR WELCOME MESSAGE. (You received this when you first subscribed .... It contains instructions of how to 'unsubscribe') 6: DO NOT POST VIRUS WARNINGS TO THE LIST. (If you are concerned, contact me off list) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Pride is one thing ... bigotry is another !!!! ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    07/02/2004 03:00:16
    1. List Charter
    2. Sandra
    3. There is a LIST CHARTER for this list ... you were sent it when you first subscribed therefore it is assumed that you agree with the charter. Bright Blessings Sandra List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Pride is one thing ... bigotry is another !!!! ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    07/02/2004 02:39:29
    1. Rootswebcom Excerpt
    2. Sandra
    3. OUT-OF-THE-OFFICE. Going to be out of the office on vacation or business trip and want to let all your friends know you won't be replying to any messages for a time? You might decide to use an auto responder to answer your incoming messages while you are gone. While, this might work for business correspondence, don't forget your genealogy mailing lists. Please set your auto responder so that it does not reply to RootsWeb list mail -- either to the list posters or to the list address itself because list administrators and subscribers find these out-of-the-office messages annoying. In fact, most list admins will unsubscribe you from a list if they receive or are informed about auto-replies coming from your subscribed e-mail account. Solution? Unsubscribe from your mailing lists while you are away temporarily. Re-subscribe upon your return. NEW ANCESTRY.COM SUBSCRIPTION: The Family and Local Histories Collection. Currently this growing collection includes 20,000 searchable books and more than 75 million names. While compiled family histories are secondary, rather than primary, sources, they can provide valuable clues that can help break through brick walls and further your research. Local histories also add depth and interest to your family history. This new subscription is the best place online to look for previously published research on your ancestor. Locating these types of materials in the past usually required costly and extensive research and travel to libraries and archives across the country and around the world, but Ancestry.com brings them as close as your home computer. You can learn more about and subscribe to the Family and Local Histories Collection at Ancestry.com here: http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/familylocalhistories/default.aspx * * * NO-FIND NO-FEE OFFER FROM BRITISH ANCESTORS "I never thought I could obtain so much information at so little cost"--(JB, Connecticut) Our researchers will personally visit archives throughout England and Scotland to find your British ancestors (1813-1950). Birth, marriage, death, church, census and other records. In most cases we can offer a NO-FIND NO-FEE service -- we find your ancestors or you pay nothing! For a FREE e-mail assessment, visit http://www.britishancestors.com/rwr/ REPRINTS. Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 30 June 2004, Vol. 7, No. 26. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Pride is one thing ... bigotry is another !!!! ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    07/01/2004 01:08:36
    1. Email Copyright and Subject lines
    2. Sandra
    3. Listers, just a few points to remember regarding this list, E-MAIL COPYRIGHT Recently in the Rootsweb magazine there appeared a notice concerning mailing list netiquette and the 'golden rule' of e-mail content written by another person/s that a subscriber posts to the list from another list or one received privately. What this is, is a breach of that persons copyright if you have first not sought their permission to forward it to the list. We often seen "seen on another list", or, "thought this may be useful to someone". Please do not assume that the author of the original author wanted their e-mail (or part thereof) read by anyone else other than the to the holder of the address they sent it to in the beginning. If you think that you would like to post it somewhere else . contact the author and ask their permission first. The Rootsweb AUP (Acceptable use Policy) at http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/aup.html discusses the original e-mail content ownership. OFF TOPIC MESSAGES TO THE LIST Please remember to keep your postings to the list relevant to the list title. Every time a message is posted to the list, it is stored in the RootsWeb.com archives. If you post 'willy nilly' to the list it uses up vital archive space where more important information could have been stored. By the same token, when replying to a message, make sure you include the CORRECT subject information and ONLY the message you are replying to. It is also worthwhile to just <snip> what you are replying to, or, editing out standard footers such as those used by yahoo.com and msn.com. If you feel that there is something that you absolutely, positively must post to the list but know it is off topic then run it by me first. List administrators can all be contacted at: (list name) -ADMIN@Rootsweb.com. Bright Blessings Sandie List Administrator ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Pride is one thing ... bigotry is another !!!! ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    06/10/2004 01:05:47
    1. Do you have problems with Rootsweb.com mail?
    2. Sandra
    3. Family history researchers, who are often addicted to their daily "fix" of mail from their favorite RootsWeb lists, began sending e-mails to their lists in an attempt to ascertain whether or not the lists were working, for some, alarm set in. Don't panic if RootsWeb's list mail doesn't appear to be reaching your mailbox as it normally should. Instead, do the following: 1. Check the HelpDesk's yellow announcement box for news of any technical problems at RootsWeb or with your ISP's delivery of list mail from RootsWeb. http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ or click on HELP tab at the top of any RootsWeb page. 2. Check your currently subscribed lists here: http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com/ or click on the PASSWORDS tab at the top of any RootsWeb page. 3. Check the threaded mailing list archives to view the current month/year messages for your lists at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ 4. Contact the list administrator for help or information by writing to: LISTNAME-admin@rootsweb.com (replace the word LISTNAME with the actual name of the list -- using no -L or -D). NOTE: If there is a general problem involving RootsWeb mail delivery to a specific ISP and the list administrator to whom you are writing also uses the same ISP, he/she probably will not receive your inquiry for the duration of the problem with that ISP. 5. Contact your ISP's tech support representative and explain that RootsWeb list mail is not spam and this is e-mail you wish to receive. Enlist the support of your ISP in resolving the matter. Internet Service Providers should be more than willing to assist you -- their paying customer -- so that you are able to receive the mail you want. Here is what NOT to do if you suspect you are not receiving your mailing list messages: 1. Do not send repeated messages to the list asking if the list is working or if anyone has received your message. 2. Do not send any "TESTING" messages to a list. Remember that just because you are not receiving a message you have sent to the list doesn't mean that other list subscribers are not seeing your repeated messages and becoming annoyed by them. The mailing lists are for genealogical research for a specific subject and not for test messages. Use the above guidelines instead to help resolve any non- receipt of mail problems. You will find guidelines concerning non-receipt of RootsWeb list mail in a recent issue of the RootsWeb Review. You might want to print out this information and save for handy reference. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/20040107.txt Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 7, No. 5, 4 February 2004. * * * * ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Pride is one thing ... bigotry is another !!!! ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

    06/10/2004 01:01:55
    1. From Rootsweb.com Newslatter
    2. Sandra
    3. 1. NEWS AND NOTES. 1a. Takes Caution and Vigilance to Foil Viruses and Worms With all the viruses and worms floating around via e-mail these days it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint from whom they might be coming. Many of the newer "bugs" forge or spoof the "FROM" address of the e-mail in an attempt to make you think they are coming from someone you know and trust--possibly even from familiar RootsWeb mailing lists or message board notifications to which you subscribe. Be careful about making assumptions based on an apparent "FROM" address. While e-mail actually coming from RootsWeb's Unix-based servers is incapable of harboring a Windows virus or worm, these nasty critters will try to fool you into believing they originated at RootsWeb or came from your cousins. So how do you keep safe from these e-mail pests and still enjoy all of your RootsWeb favorite lists and boards? How can you tell when mail actually comes from RootsWeb and the address isn't spoofed? First, use common sense. Mail coming to you from RootsWeb will never be sent with an attachment. Some ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and e- mail programs convert digests or large messages into an attachment form but these conversions are on the receiving end and are not sent as such by RootsWeb. Users of e-mail programs such as Outlook Express that regularly display the messages in RootsWeb digests as individual attachments should be familiar with these digest attachments and the file extensions they normally carry. Users of ISPs that normally transform large messages into attachments should also be aware of the file extension these ISP-created attachments will have. RootsWeb digests come to you with the subject lines displaying the digest number and these numbers are consecutive. Since viruses and worms often "borrow" the subject lines of OLD mail on an infected computer when sending themselves out -- they could possibly show the subject line of a RootsWeb list message or digest but the volume and digest number will not be the current one you are expecting to receive next. Be vigilant! If the message or digest claims to be coming from RootsWeb, but doesn't look like the normal list messages, has an attachment, or an unexplained or unfamiliar link, do not open the attachment and do not click on the link -- even if the subject line of the e- mail carries the familiar mailing list prepend (the name of the list or abbreviation used to identify the list mail). Remember that viruses and worms are capable of copying subject lines (including prepends) from old messages found on infected computers. The full, expanded header information of incoming e-mails will help you determine whether a message purported to be coming from RootsWeb actually originated there. Become familiar with checking and reading headers when messages or attachments are "suspect" to verify whether the sender is legitimate or not. Also, make certain that you keep Windows updated to include any security patches that plug up any loopholes in your Windows operating system that these viruses and worms make use of to gain access to your computer. As a final measure, make sure you have an anti-virus program installed on your computer and that you keep it current and scan incoming e-mail. Many of the newer viruses and worms have required almost daily (sometimes more often) updating. Some programs inform you automatically when an update is available and you should not delay in adding the latest protection to your computer. As the worms and viruses become more sophisticated the anti-virus software programs must be updated to find them and identify them. Use caution, be alert, and don't open your e-mail when you're half-awake or extremely tired. Keep your computer protected (and your genealogy safe) from Internet vermin, but continue to enjoy and use your favorite RootsWeb mailing lists and message board notifications. IS YOUR COMPUTER VIRUS-FREE? For a free online virus scan: http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall/ Anti-virus (AV) software is invaluable, provided you keep it updated and use it regularly. Obtain AV in stores and shops, or download it online. http://www.grisoft.com/ http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/ http://www.europe.f-secure.com/v-descs/ Also, see "Internet Stuff You Need to Know" on Cyndi's List: http://www.cyndislist.com/internet.htm#Viruses ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* www.visionsplendid.homestead.com/familynames.html MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Pride is one thing ... bigotry is another !!!! ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

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