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Subject: [IA-CENSUS] How To Request a Census Lookup - List Admin.
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 14:36:30 EST
Time for a refresher course folks:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING A CENSUS LOOKUP
SUBJECT LINES should be in the following format:
(type the SURNAME in all CAPITALS)
Example: 1860 / Henry Co. / JOHNSON
Include as much of the following information as you know about the person
you are researching:
--Census year you want researched
--First name, middle name or initial, SURNAME
--Age at time of census or birth year
--Birthplace (state or country)
--Spouse's name, age, birthplace
--Names and ages of any children
--Parent's names, ages & birthplace (if you're looking for a child)
--County of Residence
NO general requests such as: "Please send me a list of all SMITHs in Des
Moine County" or "I'm searching for any John BAKER in the state"
Request a lookup for only ONE census year per email.
Request a lookup for only ONE person or family group per email.
Don't post more than ONE lookup request per day.
If you're answering someone's request, ALWAYS post your reply back to the
list so it can be archived.
Disregarding these rules may result in your lookup being ignored.
If you don't receive a reply in 3 to 5 days, send your request again
by "Second Request" in the subject line.