WELCOME to the ORourke Family Discussion List. This is a FREE discussion area for
anyone who has an interest in Genealogy or History related to the ancient and noble O'Ruairc
septs of Ireland, including the descended families of O'Rorke,
O'Rourke, O'Roarke, O'Rourk, Roarke, Rorke, Rourke, Ruark, Roark,
Rourk, etc. My name is Dennis Walsh and I'm the owner of this list. I'm
responsible for keeping it running as smoothly as possible and setting
some rules and guidelines.
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This list is for the discussion of Genealogy and History, primarily
regarding OROURKE and related families. Discussion of migration patterns,
immigration, heraldry, historical sketches, ORourke settlements, census data,
wills, family Bibles, vital records, web sites, etc. as relates to ORourkes
is encouraged as well as discussion of collateral families. Public announcements
of information of interest to Genealogists in general though it may not be
ORourke-specific is permitted but please use discretion.
Do not post virus warnings, test messages, chain letters, political
announcements, current events, items for sale, personal messages, etc. For
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Please do not send file attachments (messages with files appended) to the
list. If you have a file you would like to share with the members, announce
what you have to offer, then send the file only to those who request it,
via private email. There are many ORourke branches and not everyone will want
the data on your line.
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a message, NOT as a file attachment) as long as the resulting message is no
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Try to keep quoting to a minimum. "Quoting" 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 judgement. Quoting
the previous writer's signature block or surname list is totally unnecessary.
Surname lists are 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.
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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 ORourkes?" just
doesn't cut it.
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, perhaps once a month, if you have not yet
found your ancestor. New people are joining the list all the time and they
may have the info you need.
Please send ORourke replies to the list, not just to the original poster.
Other members may benefit from the data that you provide.
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