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From: "Barb Wylie" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] In Communicato
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:24:36 -0500
Remember to identify the person you seek by time, location and, if possible,
relationship to a second person. "The Lee family in Virginia" just won't
Barbara Brixey Wylie
Grand Prairie, Texas
Lone Star Chapter, APG
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Juvanne Martin
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 11:31 PM
Subject: [APG] In Communicato
Dear List: I am in the process of writing a handout for an upcoming
presentation and need some input from the list. What advise would you give
someone trying to do their genealogy research on Internet communication?
(Using mailing lists, genealogy forums, message boards, genealogy blogs,
genealogy vibes. etc.)
Which do you use the most? What don't you use? Why or why not?
What works best for you?
Why is writing for purpose important to your audience? How would you use
your same message(and/or), question in other formats....i.e. mailing list or
forum vs a message board.
What rules are important to follow on genealogy mailing lists and forums?
1. No spamming
2. Do not write in capitols as someone might think you are shouting at them.
3. Remembering that the whole world is reading your message. If someone
needs to read something of a private nature, it should be sent to them in a
4. Proofread your message for content, spelling, and grammar.
5. List vs. digest modes of posting messages.
Has anyone tried ask-a-librarian in the Library of Congress or across the
Does anyone have good Internet links or books written on this subject they
would be willing to recommend?
Why is it imporant to think OUTSIDE the box when it comes to Internet
Thanks for any and all input. You can either post to the list or email me
Juvanne Martin, CG
The Research Network and Idaho Connections
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