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From: "John A Hansen" <>
Subject: [WARDLAW] Roll Call time
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 20:59:50 -0800
Generally speaking a roll call does not do much
for the genealogy of our list. However, once a
year seems to be an appropriate timing to dust
off those brick walls and see where things stand.
I know from the various emails that I receive
that many of you have made great strides this year
due to new databases on line and new web sites etc.
So what I propose is as follows:
A: Post the brick wall ancestor and other ancestors
that seem to have been created to give you a
a hard time. Some ancestors of mine have covered
their tracks so well, it must have been
Please use the standard format in the subject line
for everyone's benefit. This standard has been used and
was created in order to allow many people to skim the
subject lines and then determine if there is any interest
or should the delete key be used.
So one ancestor per message. The format is :
SURNAME > location > time
Note the surname is in Caps. The new search engines here
in Rootsweb are coming on line and are working well.
Then give the pertinent details in the message body.
B: No signatures lines over 4 lines. The VLF will automatically
put anybody on moderate that can't seem to get their
sig line down. Large sig lines clog up the search engine
and the archives.
VLF is a patented system from Piglet (the Listowners admin)
and she rents it out for a royalty fee per use.
VLF = Very Large Flyswatter to keep posters in line :-)
C: Also post any great web sites that you've found that really
helped. I may put some of these in the taglines for
John A Hansen
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