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I am certain that none of us will forget about the terrible tragedy of a
week ago....and we will continue to keep those who are suffering in our
thoughts and prayers...but I think perhaps it is time that we may want
to move forward. It may provide a needed "break", even if it's just a
few moments a day, from the sadness, grief, and stress brought
upon each and every American.
In order to move forward, I have requested from our list administrator,
Richard G. Boyd, that we begin with a "Fall Roll Call". Richard has
kindly approved my request. As you all know, Richard has just recently
moved ...with some difficulty :-(....and is very busy at the moment
....but he is constantly monitoring the list and will be back
participating as usual very soon.
In order to have a successful Roll Call, and be certain that we take
advantage of the use of the list archives, the following are a few
guide- lines that will help insure that we have our information clear
and direct so that we have the best possible chance of making a family
1) *DO NOT* use "Roll Call" as your subject line. Instead, use at least
the given name and last name of the person you are researching, the
county and state they were from, and a date/timeframe.
2) The first paragraph should contain the who, what, where, and when
of your request....followed by whatever details you have....Not only
will this provide additional information that narrows down who youre
asking about in the subject line, but also it will avoid your being
given information you already have (which merely wastes your time and
time of the person answering your query).
3) Let us know exactly what information you are looking for? Be specific
about the questions you are asking in your query. Are you looking for a
birth date or location? Marriage date or location? Death date or
location? Name of parent(s)? Sibling(s)? Spouse(s)? Children?
4) Sign your query....Your name and your e-mail address....this will
insure a way for someone to contact you concerning a family
connection...not only thru the mailing list, but also thru the mailing
list archives which newcomers *usually* search before sending a query to
Best of Luck to All in search of their family connection.
Karen from Ohio,USA
"May God be with our nation and her people during this time.....and
though the difficult times yet to come."