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    WELCOME to the BOLTON mailing list, where you can share information and queries about genealogy and the history of the town of Bolton, Lancashire, England. The list also covers the areas of Horwich, Farnworth, Westhoughton and Turton. I'm the volunteer administrator of this list. My responsibility is to keep the list running as smoothly as possible. Lancashire researchers are very friendly and very helpful and all efforts are made to keep the list friendly and helpful. To that end, the guidelines that follow have been established. This message is a bit long, but there is a lot of important information and I wanted this message to be as comprehensive as possible so there would be no misunderstandings. Please READ, PRINT, KEEP, and ABIDE by these guidelines. Failure to abide by list guidelines may result in having your posts moderated, or, at the very worst, being unsubscribed from the list. Have fun and good luck with your research! Lynne ENG-LAN-BOLTON-admin@rootsweb.com :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-::-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: LIST GUIDELINES: Please DO: ~ Abide by RootsWeb's Community Guidelines (see http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/community_guidelines.html) and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) (see http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/aup.html). ~ Keep messages on topic. ~ Be sure all messages are in Plain Text (see http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/listadmins/plaintext.html for help). ~ Be kind and polite to your fellow subscribers. If someone makes a mistake on list, leave it to the list administrator to correct that subscriber. If someone posts something you don't like, take it up directly with that person or the list administrator privately and not on the list. ~ Type SURNAMES in all CAPS in both the subject and body of your messages. This makes it much easier for most of us, especially those that receive lots and lots of mail, to scan your message. Type all other text normally lest we think you're shouting at us. ~ Post with a SHORT, INFORMATIVE SUBJECT LINE. Include the surname (in CAPS), location, and dates whenever possible. Don't use "help," "lookup," "info requested" or any other generic line. When replying to a message please check the subject line to make sure that it is relevant to the topic at hand. It gets very frustrating when a subject line gets repeated over and over from the original message and has nothing to do with the present topic. Change the subject line to reflect the content of the message and include surname (in caps), locality, and date when appropriate. Better yet, create a new message if the subject has changed. ~ Limit signature blocks to four lines or less. Surnames are not permitted in signature blocks unless they are configured so that they will not interfere with searches. ~ Keep messages short and succinct, focused on a single subject. ~ Snip when replying to messages. ~ Share information that you have by posting queries and responses on the list. ~ Always check the TO field before pressing SEND to avoid the embarrassment of sending a private message to the list. The REPLY button normally sends replies to the list, but your software may work differently. If your comment should go to just the original poster, you might need to copy and paste their address into your reply. Please DO NOT : ~ Post messages that may be offensive or that are political or religious in nature. Inflammatory and/or insulting messages to the list or to the list administrator will result in immediate unsubscription without notice. ~ Post messages of a commercial nature, a public promotion of some product or service, messages asking to buy or sell anything, or links to items on e-Bay or any other auction site, and please avoid mentioning prices. ~ Post virus, spam, or hoax warnings. ~ post list administrative matters, personal chat, netiquette lessons, rhymes, ditties, songs, recipes, festive greetings, chain letters, jokes, or other trivia. ~ Breach copyright or licensing agreements. Do not forward messages from another list or anything posted by another person to the list without the original author's express permission. ~ Cross post (sending the same questions to multiple lists at the same time). :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-::-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: HELPFUL SITES: * General information about this mailing list, including links to the list archives, can be found at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/ENG/ENG-LAN-BOLTON.html * A good Bolton site: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~boltongenealogy/index.htm (be sure to click on "Index"). * Rarely did our ancestors stay in one place. To discuss genealogy and/or history in all of Lancashire, join LancsGen. See http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/ENG/LANCSGEN.html for information and subscription links. * Spinning the Web - The Story of the Cotton Industry: http://www.spinningtheweb.org.uk/ * RootsWeb's home page www.rootsweb.com contains additional information and a wealth of tips. * To find other mailing lists: http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail.html and http://www.genuki.org.uk?indexes/Mailinglists.html * GENUKI, genealogical information for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man at http://www.genuki.org.uk/ * FamilySearch.org for the 1881 census, IGI, and much more: http://www.familysearch.org * The National Archives: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm * Government records and other sources: http://www.familyrecords.gov.uk/ * A2A database (archives held throughout England): http://www.a2a.org.uk/ * 1901 census: http://www.1901census.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ * Available British census indexes, transcripts, and images: http://www.mit.edu/%7Edfm/genealogy/census-chart.html * Links to on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages and deaths by county: http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/ * FreeBMD -- transcriptions of the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ * BMD exchange site (find and exchange unwanted certificates): http://bmd-cert-exch-site.ourwardfamily.com/ * Passenger lists, shipping schedules, ship descriptions, wreck data, and other shipping and immigration information: http://TheShipsList.com/ * UK geography, boundaries, etc.: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/geography/beginners_guide.asp * Maps: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/oldmap/, http://uk8.multimap.com/map/places.cgi, http://www.streetmap.co.uk/, http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/getamap/getamap_index.htm * Trade and post office directories: The Digital Library of Historical Directories at http://www.historicaldirectories.org * Cyndi's List, categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet: http://www.cyndislist.com/ * Parish locator - PARLOC - freeware can downloaded from: http://www.parloc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ParLoc.htm * GENUKI Church Database: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/churchdb/search.html * Search IGI batch numbers: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers.htm * FreeCEN : UK Census Online Project: http://freecen.rootsweb.com/ * Society of Genealogists: http://www.sog.org.uk/ * Furness Family History Society: http://www.furnessfhs.co.uk/ * Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society: http://www.lfhhs.org.uk/ * Lancashire Parish Register Society: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/lprs/ * Liverpool & SW Lancs FHS: www.liverpool-genealogy.org.uk * Manchester & Lancashire FHS: www.mlfhs.org.uk * North Meols FHS: http://www.nmfhssouthport.co.uk * Ormskirk & District FHS: www.odfhs.freeserve.co.uk * Wigan F&LHS: http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/familyhistory/default.asp :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-::-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: RESOLVING LIST PROBLEMS: If you have problems with RootsWeb list mail, follow the steps below, no matter to which list you're subscribed, and you can't go wrong. 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If you receive a Welcome Message, then you've re-subscribed successfully and can just await delivery of list mail or post an on-topic message to the list. - If there is no message at the Help Desk and Password Central indicates you are still subscribed to the list, then check your spam/message folders to see if mail is being filed incorrectly. If that's not the problem, contact your ISP. - If all else fails, then contact me *privately* off list. If there are problems with RootsWeb's servers, remember to use the admin's personal e-mail address (in this case, rwlist.admin@gmail.com) rather than the RootsWeb address, or your mail won't be delivered. :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-::-+-: :-+-: :-+-: Please contact me at ENG-LAN-BOLTON-admin@rootsweb.com or rwlist.admin@gmail.com if you are unable to resolve subscription problems or have questions or comments about the guidelines. I can't help you with your research, but I'll be happy to help you with administrative matters concerning this list. Happy researching! Lynne ENG-LAN-BOLTON-admin@rootsweb.com :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-: :-+-::-+-: :-+-: :-+-: