Dear Bowles/Boles/Boales Group,
The vote is in to post our family group sheets that might pertain
to any Bowles/Boles/Boales, etc. ancestors.
I want to make it clear that I'm not at all against this---at the
time it was suggested, I had just completed indexing all the names on 530
pages of our postings by hand, and could see about 530 more coming down the
pike at warp speed. There were a couple of steps I wanted to take before
that happened, but what the heck.
Then one of our members, Carol Colquehoun, rescued me from pure
overwhelm by offering to send me her program that automatically indexes
names, and I am liberated! I am very grateful for this offer; I didn't
know such a thing existed.
So please do post your Bowles/Boles etc. family group sheets---let
If anyone felt constrained or intimidated by my comments about
holding off until posting them a bit later, I'm sorry. I had no intention
of dampening anyone's enthusiasm about posting. Absolutely every suggestion
and query is welcome on this list.
May you all have fantastic luck in discovering new ancestors and
untangling old ones,
P.S. If you're going to ask me a question about hunting for an ancestor via
this index, will you please post it to the whole group? I check into the
Bowles list several times a day, usually, so I'll see what you've written
and will pick it up off the list. I want to make sure than everyone gets a
chance to see your question (a few shy ones may be reluctant to post
queries, and your questions might be the one they'd like to ask). I'll
post the answer to the list, too, so everyone can share in that.