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From: huggins huggins <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: Why should people help you?
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 20:14:16 -0800 (PST)
When I signed up for my first genealogy email group, I
spent a few days reading the posts. I noticed that
some people would ask for help but not provide much
information about their family surname. I was
confident that, when I wrote my first email, I would
give the names/dates/places that I already knew.
But, when the time came, I was actually nervous. I
didn't want to write a superlong email, because I
thought no one would read it. So I ended up writing
"I'm looking for Huggins ancestors - if anyone knows
of any, please email me."
I didn't even realize it until a rash of emails were
posted, asking for dates and places.
Also, there are people who are new to computers and
genealogy. One of my aunts received a computer last
year. I told her we could now exchange genealogical
info via email. Her husband is now taking a class on
the Internet and he's learned how to email. For the
past 6 mos. or so, we've been sending family info to
So,there are people out there who are not only new to
genealogy but to the internet. After all, at one
point we were all new.
Perhaps the majority of our members are experienced
enough with genealogy (and the internet) to know how
to ask questions and how to help out others. But there
could also be some true newbies so please keep this in
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