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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND RULES
PURPOSE OF THIS LIST:
This list is a method of communication among and between people world-wide who are researching the genealogy, heritage, and culture of persons with the surname LAMBREMONT. Messages posted to this list should pertain to the LAMBREMONT surname and persons, living and deceased, possessing the LAMBREMONT surname. There is no charge for subscribing to this list.
WHO TO CONTACT:
If you experience trouble using this list or have a concern about the administration of this list or have a concern about posting to this list, please contact the List Administrator at LAMBREMONTemail@example.com.
FORM OF THIS LIST:
This is an email distribution list. All email sent to a single email address (LAMBREMONT@ROOTSWEB.COM) are automatically redistributed to hundreds of subscribers world wide. There are two versions of distribution available: Standard and Digest. Standard redistributes each message as it is received; Digest collects several messages and redistributes them as a single email, typically once a day. (See link below for more information about subscribing and unsubscribing.)
SENDING MESSAGES TO THE LIST:
To send a message to the list, simply address it to LAMBREMONT@ROOTSWEB.COM. This will distribute the message to both regular and digest subscribers.
However, there are certain rules to follow when sending your message. Using this format will help ensure your message is read by an interested recipient and lessen the likelihood that the message will be discarded, unread, as junk email. The Subject line of your message should follow this format:
1. The subject line should have a full name (if appropriate) locale abbreviation, a direction of migration, another locale abbreviation, and the approximate dates. For instance, George LAMBREMONT moving from France to New Brunswick, Canada, to Louisiana around 1820 to 1840 would look like:
LAMBREMONT, George FRA>NB CAN>LA abt. 1820-1840
If you don't know the complete name, migration route, or dates, it is permissible to leave them out of the subject line and put an explanation in the message body. However, the more complete the subject line, the more likely someone with a similar interest will read your email.
2. Keep you message to the point. A short message is more likely to be read than a lengthy one. Be sure to include all known vital statistics and indicate if they are certain -from primary documents like church records and birth certificates - or less accurate sources like census records. Include names of spouse(s), children, locale, etc. All the clues that might give the recipient an idea of whether there might be a connect. But don't forget that a short message can always be followed up with a longer, more detailed message if there is the likelihood of a connection and short messages are more likely to be read! Some email servers limit the size of messages, so keep your message to about a typewritten page or two at the very most. (This message violates this rule. Oops!)
3. Always include your name and how to reach you in the body of your message. Sometimes email headers get messed up and your return email address isn't obvious.
Please DO NOT send your message to more than one list or individual recipient UNLESS there is a CLEAR connection that legitimatizes such distribution. For example, a message concerning a family named LAMBREMONT with daughters marrying into Johnstone, Douglas, and Kerr families should be written to be relevant to each list and not a single message distributed to several lists. On the other hand, a family named LAMBREMONT who lived in France and moved to New Brunswick, Canada may be a good candidate for the LAMBREMONT, ARCADIA, and NEW BRUNSWICK, and LOUISIANA lists. Please use good judgment. Sending the same message to multiple, unwilling recipients is considered "spamming" and is in poor taste.
Remember, too, that if you address your message to LAMBREMONT and cc: to all your relations, the whole world-wide mailing list now has Aunt Mary's email address and who knows what they will do with it. Also, when someone hits the "Reply" button to your message, it may default to sending the reply to everyone you sent your message to. Aunt Mary will start receiving some email she didn't want and will cut you out of her Will! Most email software has a way to send a blind copy to a recipient so anyone else the message was sent to has no knowledge of who the original message was addressed to and the "Reply" button can't send a message to everyone who got the original message. (AOL subscribers can put parenthesis around an outbound email address to make it a "blind" address.)
This list is intended for free exchange of LAMBREMONT information. Anything that is not relevant to the LAMBREMONT surname, heritage of persons possessing the LAMBREMONT surname, or history and culture surrounding persons possessing the LAMBREMONT surname is not appropriate to this list. Examples of messages not appropriate to this list are: jokes, recipes, announcement of events (not related to the LAMBREMONT surname), warnings about viruses, warnings about Internet legislation, etc., anything off-colour or lewd, personal attacks, racist or ethnic slurs, political statements (not historical references relevant to heritage, culture, history, etc.), and commercial advertisements.
PLEASE, no email with attached files sent to the list. These will be rejected automatically by the Rootsweb server.
PLEASE, send your messages in plain text. No HTML code or "enhanced text," please. (Most people only get a long email of gibberish when you send HTML-enhanced code.) Messages with enhanced text may be rejected by the Rootsweb server.
Due to Internet traffic or routine Rootsweb maintenance, it may take several hours for your email message to be distributed. However, it rarely takes more than a few minutes and it is extremely rare for a properly formatted email message to the list to get lost. If your message does not appear to have been redistributed, please wait several hours or a day before resending it.
REPLYING TO MESSAGES:
Please do not reply to the LAMBREMONT list address (LAMBREMONT@RootWeb.com) unless the reply in some way clarifies or amplifies the original sender's message and would be of general interest to the MAJORITY of subscribers of the list. Please RESPOND DIRECTLY to the original sender's email address directly in all other cases. (One exception: If you have made a connection with another subscriber's family research, we'd probably like to know of your success!)
LOCATING A PAST EMAIL MESSAGE:
The email archiving/search mechanism has recently been unveiled and is constantly being enhanced and improved. If you want to give it a whirl, take a look at:
It does assume you know the name of the list you want to search. But it's not too fussy about how you type it: for the LAMBREMONT list, you can ask for LAmBrEMoNT, lAMBREMONT, lambremont, LAMBREMONT-L, and LAMBREMONT-D, and still succeed. It includes messages through about a week ago. New messages will be added every week or two. We haven't turned on the threaded archives for all lists yet.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION/REMOVAL FROM THE LIST:
With the intent of maintaining harmony and focus to the list, sponsors of the LAMBREMONT list reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. The intent of the list is for free and open discourse. However, if improper conduct is detected and the culprit refuses to cease and desist, that person may be removed from the list's distribution and prevented from posting further messages to the list. This is extreme action and will not be used except with serious provocation.