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From: "W. David Samuelsen" <>
Subject: Re: {not a subscriber} Re: [POLAND] appropriateness
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 10:27:53 -0600


Julian
The Poland-Roots is open to those discussions because that what
"roots" means!

and I alone will determine if it is too much or not the discussions of
a subject. Use your delete button if you don't like that particular
message.

W. David Samuelsen, listowner

Julian Siminski wrote:
>
> Dear Carol:
>
> I have subscribed to this board to receive pertinent information that will
> help me on my search for family information. Perhaps if people want to
> discuss Polish culture they could start their own message board, and I mean
> that quite seriously. I work a great deal of the time and the time I have
> to do genealogical research is precious to me. Going through dozens of
> messages about kielbasa and other subjects of that nature takes up a lot of
> time that I would rather be using to uncover valuable tips and share
> information with newcomers since I have been doing this for some time. I
> don't think it's wise to alienate members of this board by posting messages
> that aren't really pertinent to the subject. If you look in any dictionary
> and look up the world "genealogist," you will find the definition, "One
> whose vocation is tracing pedigrees." It doesn't say anything about food
> or articles of clothing or anything of that nature. Yes, it's good to know
> about our shared Polish culture, but there is a time and a place for it and
> it's not on this message board. It just takes using a little common sense.
>
> When I read messages on this board from people such as Carla Heller, who is
> an invaluable resource to all of us on this board, and she is upset with
> what is happening on this board, I think that should serve as a wake up call
> to us all. This board cannot afford to alienate people like Carla, in fact
> we need more like her!
>
> I myself have already sent my e-mail to the board to temporarily unsubscribe
> to this list because of this very problem.
>
> Julian Siminski
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bob Postula <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 1999 6:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [POLAND] appropriateness
>
> > How difficult is it to stick to the subject - i.e. GENEALOLGY!
> >
> >
> >
> > C. Brockfield wrote:
> > >
> > > As you may know, I'm a newcomer to this mail group. I've participated in
> > > some number of others which I would call "dead." Poland-Roots is
> anything
> > > but. I've seen nothing quite like it since the old Polish Language
> group
> > > on Prodigy years ago. There, expert Polish speakers and genealogists
> were
> > > ever-ready to answer questions on any level of experience--just as in
> this
> > > group. They also had lots of fun, just as this group does. Memories of
> > > "________" and "________" (I dare not type those two words again!) that
> > > engage others and serve to bring their
> > > own reminiscences to life cannot be such a bad thing. Isn't genealogy
> about
> > > making the past come alive?
> > >
> > > Perhaps there is an unwritten (or written, that I just don't know about
> yet)
> > > rule about restricting message content to date/place/source. If not, I
> > > would hope we could continue as a place where everyone could feel free
> to
> > > share what the have to share about the Old Country and their attempts to
> > > pull back the veil. How hard can it be to disregard those messages which
> > > hold no personal interest? Carol in CA
> > >
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