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From: "Diane" <>
Subject: RE: [IOWA] Feedback
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 11:26:48 -0800
I like having replies sent to the list if people would remember certain
I have been doing genealogy via the computer and lists for abt. 6 years and
this is what I've learned.
Basic Genealogy 101
1. subject line -
CONN, Samuel b: 1825 OH or CONN-VARNER or Census Lookup (you get the idea)
Also - CHANGE THE SUBJECT LINE when hitting the reply button and your
subject is different!
2. All surnames in CAPS. Always Always Always
It's soooo easy to skim a message and pick out the surnames being
3. Don't send thank you's to the list. Send them to the person who helped
We all start out not knowing the rules but it is our responsibility to learn
them and follow them for the benefit of all involved.
Diane in sunny but cold Northern CA