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Dear List Members,
If you are interested in knowing about other genealogical mailing list available, one of the very best inventories of genealogical mailing lists is John
Fuller's Genealogy Resources on the Internet located at
If you ever need to unsubscribe from this list or any Rootsweb list all
you need to do is visit Password Central located at
http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com/ Follow the instructions and you will received an e-mail of all lists you belong to and from it you can unsubscribe from the ones you want to. Always know that I will be more than happy to help you if you are having problems unsubscribing, you only need to ask. Please send this request to KathleenBurnett(a)earthlink.net not to the entire list.
If you would like to visit the Archived messages of this list, go to
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ and type in the name of the list you would
like to search and from there you can search by dates.
If you are having problem and I do not answer you right away, know that
I will. I like many of you work full time outside of my home. I am
fortunate that I can check my e-mail any time I wish, but know that
there are spaces of time I cannot. I always check my e-mail each and
every evening and will respond to message as quickly as possible.
There are a few items I would like to suggest for the benefit of each of
1. When sending a posting to the list it would help if you would put
the subject of your posting in the subject line. Doing this also might
give you a better chance to attract the attention of someone who has the
information you are looking for or the attention of someone who is
searching for the information you are posting. Many members are on many
many lists and when they see a subject line that reads "My Ancestors"
they just delete it.
2. When posting a query regarding a surname it would help all of us if
you would put your surname in CAPS. This way the members can easily
pick out the surnames you are looking for. On the other hand when the
entire message is in CAPS we feel that we are being yelled at.
3. Please remember to delete the tags and un-needed words when you
re-send a message to the list with your answer. If you don't check
this, your responses can become quite large and may cause problems with
some of our member's servers. This member who might not be able to
receive your message because of its size, just might be your long lost
second cousin with all the answers you are looking for.
5. Remember to keep your Virus protection up to date and never open any
attached file unless you are 100% sure what it is and even then you are
taking a chance.
6. Now, the hardest thing is when one of our own, a fellow member
becomes upset about a posting from one from one of us. It is so hard
not to jump in and add our two cents. I want you to know how much I
appreciate it when you just let these posting go by and delete them.
Know that I am behind the scenes taking care of the problem. If you
ever have a concern that I might have missed a message that needs
addressed you are welcome to contact me during the day at
Kathleen.burnett(a)era.com or in the evenings at
7. If your list has the gateway open, meaning the messages posted on
the board also hit he list, know that every once in a while a SPAM
message that is caught by the Board filter slips through the gateway and
hits the list before it can be stopped. JUST DELETE IT. By responding
to the list regarding he offending message, you just continue it on,
and there is not one thing I can do about it at that point.
Please remember, so that this list is better for each of us, the posting
of virus warnings, test messages, chain letters, political
announcements, current events, items for sale, personal messages,
flames, etc., in other words Spam is NOT ALLOWED and will be grounds for
removal. Consideration for exceptions, contact me at
I want to thank each of you for your continued support of me and your
willingness to help make this list the success it is. It is your list
and is here for your benefit. If you have suggestions or comments you
would like in future reports, you only need to send them to me.
Dear List Members,
My name is Kathleen Burnett and I am your new List Mom. I want to take a moment and let you know who I am and a little about myself, and how I work as a Mailing List Mom.
I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 10. I work outside of my home during the day. I am also a List Mom to several other mailing lists. I am actively involved in the genealogical research of my ancestors, many who migrated to and or through Louisiana
I am a hands on List Mom, meaning I keep track of what is going on with the mailing lists I watch over and if you are ever in need of me during the day, while I am at work, you can reach me at KathleenBurnett(a)earthlink.net. If I do not respond to you in a timely manner you can reach me at Kathleen.Burnett(a)era.com.
My goal for your list is to keep it a safe place for you to research, post and share information regarding your ancestors of West Feliciana Parish, LA. Safe meaning a place you are not subjected to postings other than postings related to West Feliciana Parish
I have very few rules for the lists I watch over. The main one is to treat your fellow members as you would like to be treated. Also, the posting of virus warnings, test messages, chain letters, political announcements, current events, items for sale and Flames, etc (in other words - SPAM) is not allowed and will be grounds for removal. Consideration for exceptions, contact me personally.
I personally do not like Roll Calls, but if you the list members do, please contact me and I will call one for you, ALWAYS with a published beginning date and ending date.
If you would like to visit the archived messages for this list, you only need to go to http://archiver.rootsweb.com and type in the name of this list, in this case LAWESTFE From there you can search by date.
There is a great Rootsweb site, Password Central where you can go if you would like to find out what Rootsweb lists you are a member of..or..you need to unsubscribe from a list or several lists. Just go to http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com and follow the instructions.
The Gateway will be opened between the Rootsweb West Feliciana Parish, LA Board and mailing list. I watch over both of them.
I wish for each of you success with your most difficult genealogical mystery and look forward to getting to know you.