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From: "J. Douglas Park" <>
Subject: Re: [FAMILY-NEWSLETTERS] Hard copy newsletters
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 22:19:52 -0400
Ray et. al.
By way of answering Ray's question and introducing another family
genealogical society, I have this to offer.
Our Parke Society Newsletter, started in 1967, has remained hard copy and is
copyrighted. David Livingston Parke, Editor Emeritus, deserves all the
credit for making this missive such a success and using this vehicle to
broaden the Society from its original single immigrant beginnings to a
society which tracks 100+ immigrants with the Park/e/s surname and another
100+ fragment families for which the immigrant is yet undiscovered.
We have a web page but do not place the newsletter on the web. We publish
16 pages 3x per year and also put out a convocation (reunion) mailing. When
asked to take over editorship in '95, I converted paste ups to PageMaker
5.0, then 5.1 and now 6.5. We scan in images and photos now with high
resolution since a scanner seemed to pay for itself over time. Some of the
memory hog caused us to need a zip drive for transfer of product to the
contract printer. Our contract printer uses offset or copies of my originals
since my high resolution printer is hard to beat and it saves money compared
to offset. Our contract printer is user friendly. We also use a bulk mailer
to keep our costs down. No advertising permitted. We mail to approx 1000
members/libraries around the globe; mostly U.S. We use ivory 70# paper, use
color only on page 1 and 16, do not fold our product and use catalog
envelopes for mailing. Major libraries commend this method for a product
that is expected and endures library use.
So far, we have had excellent member contributions from which to choose. I
make it expedient for contributors to send their contributions by email or
floppy in Word or WordPerfect or ASCII. Bibliographies, illustrations, etc.
are excellent for further research by members and we endeavor to include
these. Some recurring articles such as an Historian's Corner, the In Memory
page and our Library feature are examples. We are reinititating an
Ancestral Safari page which recounts genealogical connections in Europe,
especially the U.K.
Our dues of $20 per year keep us in the black and allow us to do the
foregoing. I look forward to reading/sharing ideas in this forum. This
should prove valuable for its potential for sharing common concerns and
needs. Congratulations to those who brought this listserve about.
Doug Park, Editor
The Parke Society Newsletter
Ray Flesher wrote:
> Hi group,
> Is there anybody out there who is still limiting themselves to hard copy
> quarterly newsletters and not posting their newsletter to a website?
> I am interested in hard copy only.
> Are there pluses and minuses to both?
> Or have we been through all this and don't want to do it again.
> Ray in Denver
> Flesher Family Redwood
> Dorland Family Redwood
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