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    3. Excerpt from Rootsweb Ezine ___________________________________ I have subscribed to the Rootsweb Review for a number of years now, but many of you may not be aware of it. It is a weekly e-zine provides news about, its new databases, mailing lists, home pages, and websites. It also includes stories and research tips from its readers around the globe. Although it is US based it is worth subscribing to and is free. This week (and it is often repeated) one section talks about Mailing Lists 1a. LEARNING ABOUT MAILING LISTS: When you subscribe to a large, and/or especially active RootsWeb Mailing List, what should you expect? You will receive every e-mail message that other Mailing List members send to the list, whether or not those messages pertain to your immediate research. There is no way for you to selectively receive only messages that are of personal interest to you. If you are subscribed in list or mail mode, each message will be received as a separate e-mail as soon as the poster sends the message to the list. If you are subscribed in digest mode, you will receive several messages grouped together in a digest -- fewer separate e-mails, but delayed a bit until there are a sufficient number of messages to be bundled into a digest and sent out to you. You will be able to post a message on the list about some aspect of your genealogical research involving the subject matter of the list. You may ask for help or information, or you may post data or respond to someone else's query -- participating in the ongoing discussion on the list. Those who share their genealogical information usually receive more information back than those who only ask for research help or post generic queries. To make the most efficient use of a Mailing List, take time to review messages posted to it (even those that on the surface have no connection to your research) as there may be a clue or connection you wouldn't notice at first glance. When posting messages choose a brief, but informative, subject line. You want your message to attract the attention of other list members who may be quickly scanning the list messages for items of interest to them. Give them a reason to read your messages. Put sufficient information in the message body of your post so that others can determine quickly and easily if they might have information for you or can establish a connection to your family. What you can learn from subscribing to a Mailing List is often directly related to the thought and preparation you put into your list participation. Don't sit back and expect someone to feed you answers or do your research. The greatest value of Mailing Lists is in the sharing. ******************************************* 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. 6, No. 23, 4 June 2003. RWR Archives: * * * SUBSCRIPTIONS: ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* MSN Messenger - Fedelmar ICQ - Fedelmar (201309494) ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~* Knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*

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