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From: "Gail Steckel" <>
Subject: RE: [PACEN] Admin Message - please read
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 21:14:23 -0400
Dear List Members:
Those of you who have been 'here' for a long time know this is a very
liberal list. As long as manners are observed and no one hurts anyone else,
you can post what you want that is non-genealogy related under the subject
line "off topic." After 9/11, we had 3 days worth of messages of shock,
confusion, and hurting that some folks needed to share. Other lists did not
allow it - I did. Since we are all focused on genealogy, off topic subjects
normally don't last very long, so I see no point in restricting them. Just
be sure to put "off topic" in your message line. Also remember that every
message here is archived at Rootsweb - and the archives are arranged BY
SUBJECT LINE. That way, all off topic messages (if that is in the subject
line) are grouped together. For that very same reason, please be cognizant
that what you post WILL be archived, for all the world to find and read if
they choose. That is also why it is so important to be concise in your
subject line. For example, a subject line that reads "1920/Chester/Smith" -
all messages with that same subject line will be archived together in a
"thread." Not so important for "searching" the archives with the search
engine, but VERY important for those who "browse" the archives. Each
message uses up space, so please don't be frivolous. While it may
technically be a waste of space, the broadcast "thank you" messages are
important - those who take the time to do lookups appreciate those little
thank you notes, so it is ok to send them listwide rather than privately if
you so choose.
Mostly I ask you to use common sense and civility - we all have a common
goal - that of genealogy research, or finding our roots. If you want to
post something off topic and are not sure if you should, email me first and
I'll let you know.
While I'm at it, I send out KUDOS to all our list "volunteers" who are so
wonderful and eager to look up info for the rest of the list. They are
invaluable. And our "volunteers" should know I have received so very many
wonderful emails from people who are amazed at our list - how helpful (and
fast!) we are, and how pleasant we are. Apparently there are a lot of lists
that are very restrictive and harsh (I don't understand that at all!).
Thanks to all of you who make our list so successful.
From: Stemma [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 7:36 PM
Subject: [PACEN] OFF TOPIC: Re: Ancestry's numbering of 1930 census
As I have been informed before by list manager Gail - if you must make off
topic comments - please mark them as OFF TOPIC in the subject line.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 10:57 AM
Subject: Ancestry's numbering of 1930 census
> Has anyone else had a problem finding a census record using the
> that Ancestry uses for numbering the films.
> Ancestry gave me Film # 2140, p. 190, Sheet 13B, ED 516, Ward 46, Block
> as the place where my ancestor is located on their film.
> Film #2140, p. 190, sheet 13 B, did not have my ancestor listed on that
> It was not even the correct street. Also on p. 190, Sheet 13B, it was
> listed as Block 154, ED 51-506, Sheet 16 B.
> Does anyone have an answer to this problem?
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