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From: Steve Hall <>
Subject: Hall genealogy mailing list
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 23:47:52 -0500

Hi, all,

[This is a blind mass mailing.]

I'm writing to let you know that I just set up a mailing list for
anyone interested in Hall genealogy connected with Pennsylvania.

If you've never subscribed to a mailing list before, it's really a
very simple concept. Once you subscribe (free), you just send an email
to the list's email address and your mail is then forwarded to
everyone else on the list. If someone else sends a mail, you receive
it. In this way, everyone on the list can have sort of a "group
conversation" about a topic, in this case, the Hall surname in
Pennsylvania. Since I continue to find individuals around the country
interested in the same information, I figured this would be a simpler
way to share and keep everyone informed of the latest research.

This is a completely free and open list hosted by RootsWeb.com, a
longstanding and reliable genealogy site. If you are interested in
joining, just email "" with the single
word "subscribe" both in the body and as the subject. I've included
more information at the bottom of this mail, it's the introductory
message you will receive when you subscribe. And there's no
requirement to post, you can simply read other's comments.

I hope this list can be a good resource for general exchange of
research and exploration of our Pennsylvania Hall genealogy.


Steve Hall
:: http://www.mindspring.com/~steve_hall/trees/hall

Introductory Message from the Hall-PA Mailing List

Welcome to the HALL-PA mailing list!

You will now begin receiving emails posted to this list. If you'd like
to post a message yourself, just send it to .
You can also ReplyAll to a message from the list just as you would an
ordinary email and the list will receive it. Feel free to send a brief
message to the list to try it out and introduce yourself!

A few notes about your subscription.

o This list discusses genealogy related to the Hall surname and
immediate relatives who have (at some point) passed through
Pennsylvania, but other general discussions of genealogy are
welcome. If traffic ever gets too busy (20+ emails a day) we might
decide to restrict non-Hall-PA discussions from the list, but for
now these are acceptable.

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o You are currently subscribed in "mail mode", which means that you
will receive every posting made to HALL-PA as a separate e-mail. If
this is more traffic than you wish to receive, you can subscribe in
"digest mode" which collects all the messages of the day into a
single mailing.

o HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE. Send a message to

that contains (in the body of the message) the command


and no additional text.

o HOW TO SUBSCRIBE. Whatever you just did worked, or you'd not be
getting this message. But for future reference (for instance, if
your subscription is cancelled for whatever reason and you want to
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For your verification, a transcript of the original subscription
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