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Subject: Re: [VANLANDINGHAM-L] New Vanlandingham GenConnect board!
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 22:13:48 -0500
Sherryl Barger wrote:
> Dear V Cousins,
> I'm pleased to be able to announce a new resource for our
> VANLANDINGHAM/VALLANDINGHAM (and all other variations of the surnames). It
> is the VANLANDINGHAM GenConnect query board. This is similar to some of the
> other message boards out there. There is a difference though. Because it is
> hosted by our friends at the Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative, you
> can rest assured that the information that you post on this board WILL NOT
> be sold on CD's, nor will a fee EVER be charged to access this site.
> Some of you who frequent USGenWeb or WorldGenWeb sites may already be
> familiar with GenConnect. Many of these sites have been linked to
> GenConnect for some time. Recently, GenConnect boards became available for
> individual surnames and I applied to create a query board for our V's.
> For those who are not familiar with GenConnect, it is a web-based automated
> query and record management system. Visitors see their queries posted
> immediately and the posts are also threaded, meaning responses to a
> previously posted query will appear immediately under that query. Each
> GenConnect board is indexed by the GenConnect Global Search Engine
> (http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi?search) and also by Surname
> Helper (http://cgi.rootsweb.com/surhelp/srchall.html). Another feature of
> GenConnect is automatic email notification. You will receive email
> notification of any responses to YOUR posts. Additionally, you have the
> option to receive automatic email notification each time ANY new post
> appears on that board.
> WHERE TO FIND THE QUERY BOARD (please add to your bookmarks!) The
> VANLANDINGHAM query board can be found at:
> Most of our Vanlandingham/Vallandingham (and all variations of the surname)
> queries that are appropriate for the VANLANDINGHAM-L mailing list can also
> be posted to this board. It's not a matter of having to choose whether to
> post your query to one resource or the other. You can post the same query
> to both the VANLANDINGHAM-L mailing list and the VANLANDINGHAM GenConnect
> Queries Board. There may be times when you will want to post only to the
> list or only to the Queries board. Questions that seem likely to stir up
> quite a bit of discussion or debate would probably be better suited to the
> mailing list where the discussion can take place in something approaching
> real time. Similarly, very simple questions that are likely to be answered
> quickly are probably better handled by the mailing list because there's not
> much point in having your query remain visible on the Queries board for
> several months after you've already gotten the answer.
> Conversely, your really tough V surname questions might be better suited to
> the Queries board, because your query will remain visible for months, the
> Queries board is a particularly good place to post your "dead end", "brick
> wall" and "most wanted" type V surname queries...especially the ones that
> you've posted to the list once or twice already without any useful replies.
> So please, go to the Vanlandingham query board at:
> and try it out! Then, reply to this message and let us know how you like
> The VANLANDINGHAM query board is virtually empty right now and it's up to
> us to make them into a useful resource. (By the way, I have posted a query
> to give you an example of what you can do.)
> If we get enough activity and ya'll want them, I can also add boards for
> biographies, bible records, deeds, obituaries, pension records, and wills.
> Just let me know what you would like to have to aid you with your research
> of our V ancestors.
> Happy hunting!
WELLLLL, I read your note, bookmarked it, AND posted my own query to the
GenConnect board. Leon and I have exchanged information for 2 or 3
years now, and I actually don't have much of a query on this line. I
will exchange whatever info. I have with other researchers of this line.
Thanks for your note.
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