Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, Rootsweb mail lists are back on-line! Yay! If you need help navigating the new system: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp <http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp> I hope everyone will begin utilizing this list and the many others available at Rootsweb. If you have any questions about this list please fee free to send me a message! Have a great day! Dee Admin http://www.genlady.com <http://www.genlady.com/>
The South King County Genealogical Society will present GENE-A-RAMA '06 on Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the Kent Baptist Church, 11420 SE 248th St., Kent. This all day event features speakers on German Research, Irish Research, Scandinavian Research and more! There is a fee for this all day event. Call for additional information: 425-226-8956 or 425-417-1191 or go to our web site; http://www.rootsweb.com/~waskcgs/
The South King County Genealogical Society presents Gene-A-Rama '06 on March 18 at the Kent Baptist Church, 11420 SE 248th St., Kent, WA (located between 104th Ave SE and 116th Ave SE on 248th St.). We're circling the globe this year with great help for those who are searching internationally as well as in the United States. This year's speaking roster includes: * Gary Zimmerman sharing his expertise on German Research * Sarah Thorson Little covering Scandinavian Research and offering great tips and techniques for success in locating elusive ancestors. * Patricia Wood tackling the tricky tactics for exploring the origins of Irish ancestors. Fee Charged. Registration form can be found on our Web Site http://www.rootsweb.com/~waskcgs/ under Genealogical Events or call 425-226-8956 or 425-417-1191 for information.
Hi List Members! Since it is at that time of year when the lists start to get busy, I figured I would give you all some hints at writing more productive emails and a little bit of netiquette. Hopefully some of you will pick up on a few of these! 1) Please when writing to the list, look at the subject line in your email! Is it pertinent to your query? Or have you just hit the reply button to someone else's mail and the subject has nothing to do with your letter? Please make that subject line special to your query! 2) DO NOT hit reply to on the entire digest! DO NOT have a subject line that says Re: LISTNAME-D Digest V00 #266! That subject has nothing to do with your query or anyone else's original message! 3) When writing a query, DO NOT write in all UPPERCASE LETTERS! This is only done when you are SHOUTING at someone! 4) When writing an effective query, please put SURNAMES in UPPERCASE as this makes it easier for others to spot when reading their mail, thusly making your query more effective! 5) Try to list any dates and locations that you know! Maybe someone else will be searching that SURNAME in that time period and locality, (not necessarily your ancestor but maybe a brother, sister or cousin) 6) Always include your email address in the body of the letter too! The messages are archived. It will be easier for someone to do a search in the mail lists and see your email address in the body so if they are not list members, they can still answer you easily! 7) Be polite! No one is perfect and not everyone will take the time to use common netiquette, but that doesn't mean you have a right to tell them what to do. If you have a problem with a list member, write LISTNAME-admin@Rootsweb.com and let the list maintainer decide what to do. You have no right telling fellow list members what to do or not to do! 8) When sending a web site address, always type it in the form of "http://." because some e-mail programs will permit the user to click on a web address to go right there. Without the "http://" prefix these programs will not recognize it as such. 9) Do not blatantly promote your business by posting an advertisement to a discussion group, unless it is clearly an accepted use and you have cleared it with the list maintainer first. Otherwise, you are "spamming." 10}Do not forward personal e-mail to a discussion group without getting the author's permission first. Also do not forward from one mail list to another without the original author of the message's permission! 11) Read over your e-mail before you send it. Although e-mail is an informal method of communication, be sure you make your points clear and concise. Use a spell checker if available! 12) Consider that a large audience will see your posts. Take care in what you write. Remember too, that mailing lists are archived, and that your words will be stored for a very long time in a place to which many people have access. 13) If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you summarize the original at the top of the message, or include just enough text of the original to give a context. This will make sure readers understand when they start to read your response. Giving context helps everyone. But do not include the entire original! 14) Be careful when you reply to messages or postings. Frequently replies are sent back to the address which originated the post - which in many cases is the address of the mail list! You may accidentally send a personal response to a great many people, embarrassing all involved. 15) When sending a message to more than one mailing list, especially if the lists are closely related, apologize for cross-posting! 16) When unsubscribing from a list on RootsWeb write a new email in plain text to LISTNAME-L-Request@RootsWeb.com (or -D if you are a digest mode member) with only the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the body of the message and please spell unsubscribe correctly. You have to unsub from the address you are subscribed under, otherwise you will never get off the list! If you can't use the address you are subscribed under, write LISTNAME-admin@RootsWeb.com and explain the problem. 17) Do not post virus warnings to the mail lists! RootsWeb has filtering set up where you will NEVER get a virus from a RootsWeb mailing list! 18) Always post in "plain text" If you don't know how to switch your program to plain text, see http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/help/html-off.html and it will walk you through it! 19) Write LISTNAME-admin@RootsWeb.com before deciding to promote a new mailing list. Ask permission first! 20) Most of all have fun!