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is a discussion area for anyone who has an interest in Genealogy or History
related to the GRAMMER family, including GRAMMAR, GRAMER, or any other
My name is Karima, and I'm the administrator of this
list. I'm responsible for keeping it running as smoothly as possible and
setting some rules and guidelines.
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Read this message. Yes, I realize it is long but there
is a lot of important information here.
You may see some new terms and phrases here along
with exacting instructions about sending commands etc. You will get used
to it soon enough - don't let it bother you. In order to make things
work well you must follow instructions - to the letter. If you leave
something out of a command or put something extra in, it won't work. This
is because of the way computer programs work.
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This list is for the discussion of the Genealogy and
History of the GRAMMER Family. Discussion of migration patterns,
immigration, heraldry, historical sketches, settlements, census data, wills,
family Bibles, vital records, web sites, etc. is encouraged. Public
announcements of information of interest to Genealogists in general is
permitted, but please use discretion.
OFF TOPIC subjects are not welcome. By this,
I mean messages which do not pertain to either genealogy or the history
of the GRAMMER family
Members who join in on these "off topic" subjects
(this pertains to both pro and con opinions) may be put on "read only"
status. If you are in doubt as to the appropriateness of a subject,
please contact me privately.
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That is my responsibility as list administrator. If you do not like the
way someone formats their queries or responses, or the content of their
subject titles, take it up with me personally, not on the list.
This list is for genealogy and history - NOT for political
or religious statements - this is a very strict rule and abusing it will
result in immediate dismissal from the list.
Try to keep quoting to a minimum.
is repeating text of the message you are replying to. Some quoting
is necessary to remind other readers what the thread is about but do try
to use good judgment. Quoting the previous writer's signature block
or surname list is totally unnecessary.
If you are subscribed in "digest" form, it is VERY
IMPORTANT that you DO NOT just hit the reply button when replying to a
message in the digest. This will result in sending the entire digest
back to the list. If this happens, I will be forced to CHANGE your
subscription from digest to list mode.
Instead, you will have to "cut and paste" your reply
into a new message window and then send it to the list. If you are
unsure how to do this, please contact me and I will help you with it.
You can also find instructions on how to "cut and paste" at the following
AND PASTE USING THE MOUSE
Sending a list of the Surnames you are searching is
okay but please try to limit them to say, half a dozen names. Any more
than that and many people just won't read them. Try keeping several
small lists and rotate them with each succeeding message. By all means
do not put "roll call" as the sole subject line. List the surnames
themselves in the subject line. It is also helpful to list the time
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an email to:
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Please do not send subscription/unsubscription commands
to the list. It won't work and you will not be unsubscribed.
They must be sent to the above addresses. You can use CAPS or lowercase,
it doesn't matter.
post a message
reply or other GRAMMER family data)
the list, send it to:
Please remember that it is important to put something
in the "subject line". Many people delete messages without any subject.
In addition, a new automated system at RootsWeb will most likely reject
any posting without a subject line.
Accuracy is important and sources are vital. Ancestor
lists are worthless if the information is wrong.
All information need not be accompanied by source
citations, but I do recommend strongly that posts either include sources
or a note stating that they are available on request.
If information is speculation then label it as such
until it is proven or commonly accepted as fact.
When posting your query try to give as much information
as you know, i.e. dates and places of all vital events if known, along
with enough other family members so that the reader can positively identify
if they are researching the same family. "Anyone out there researching
GRAMMERs?" is way to broad and most likely won't get you any results.
When posting your query it is helpful to make the
message as readable as possible. One paragraph, a page long, full
of names and dates, is too difficult to decipher and most people won't
bother to take the time to do so.
Write surnames in CAPITAL letters. They are
much easier to read and are the generally accepted way to write surnames.
When replying to the list (this also can apply to
private replies) try to quote some portions of the previous message so
that other readers are reminded what the "thread" is about. Make
it clear what is quoted material and what you are adding. Most mail
readers take care of this for you by inserting greater than signs ">" at
the beginning of each quoted line or possibly double brackets "<<"
before and ">>" after the quoted piece. Use standard Windows procedures
to "cut" unnecessary material.
Post your query frequently if you have not yet found
the information you are seeking regarding your ancestor. New people are
joining the list all the time and they may have the info you need.
Please send all replies to the list, not just to the
original poster. Other members may benefit from the data that you
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