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From: Valorie Zimmerman <>
Subject: Re: Scotch-Irish Surnames
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 21:02:33 -0700
> I would think the list is for everyone to see who is researching who for those
> that are researching the same name can get together and compare notes.
Sarah, and anyone else who doesn't know about the Roots Surname List --
Please consider not only consulting the RSL, but submitting your own
surnames. It's pretty simple; you type the surname in caps, the areas
you know where they were, and the years you have information for. You
can even submit your surnames at the Rootsweb RSL page. The submissions
are kept current, so you are pretty sure everyone you write to is not
only interested in corresponding about the name(s) that they submitted,
but are actually *at* their email address!
I have personally united two close relatives -- my mother-in-law and her
second cousin -- by means of the RSL. It meant a whole branch of my
children's family line that *I* don't have to do the research on!
The RSL also uncomplicates your research, because you need not write
blind letters. You will KNOW where their Andrews were, and when.
> Seeing how your an Andrews and so am I. We could get together and compare
> notes on information that you have. But I doubt that you have anything close
> to what I need :-) at least right now.
> This list in the way I understand it is for everyone and as for Bad genealogy
> I dont see that. I see people who are looking for other people who have the
> same name or interests in those names and need information regarding those
I disagree. A simple listing of names is *not* useful. The Archives are
useful. The RSL is useful. The Surnames list/newsgroup is useful. Use
> There is no comprehensive list that anyone can go to and I think this list
> that is being done could be beneficial to all who are researching certain
> We have some serious genealogist on this list serve and we have some that are
> just beginning. It is nice to know at times that there is someone out there
> researching the same name. I know I felt alone when I was researching mine
> until I saw someone researching the same name.
> Just my 02 cents worth.
> who has hit a brick wall with her names
All the best,
Valorie Cowan McBee Zimmerman, IBSSG
Black Diamond, Washington USA
Proud sponsor of Rootsweb
PS: Anyone have any McBees from Dublin?