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Hello Everyone ! I have had to rework and rework the guidelines for the
CENSUS-LOOKUP mailing lists and also include subscription instructions.
I am sending these below. The lists have been growing like crazy since I
created them three days ago and I expect the growth to continue as the word
spreads. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel may be interested
in joining. Of course the more people we have the more help we will be for
each other. Please keep in mind that we are only a few days old and if your
lookup request is not answered, try again in a week or two. Some of the
state lists have already reached over 150 subscribers <G> Others have
not been "advertised" as much and have fewer members. Hang in there and
don't get discouraged if your not answered right away, these lists will be a
great asset to our research after we reach the people and let them know that
these lists are available. I am encouraging everyone to send this email to
their surname and county mailing lists as well as to our cousins. Finally, If
you have the material to help a fellow researcher, please use it.
(Subscription information at the end of this e-mail)
Guidelines for posting to the lists:
Established 11 October 2000
EMAIL SUBJECT LINES:
COUNTY, YEAR, SURNAME
NO FLAMING or you will be unsubbed without notice. By this I mean not
only being rude or mean to each other but there will be NO and I do mean NO
debating here about the Census Projects. This list is for everyone who
wants to research.
NO General requests such as "all Smiths in all counties"
Be specific, Name the County, Family you are looking for and also the
Try to supply as much info as possible.
LIMIT your requests to ONE PER CENSUS YEAR and SURNAME
(My Mama taught me that Thank you and Please are always nice too :)
A few people have emailed me asking how to sign up for the new
lists and what to do.
1. All lists are
The XX is to be removed and the two letter abbreviation for the state
you are looking in added in its place.
2. So, send an email to the one of your choice (make sure to have the
state). Put NOTHING in the subject line. In the body of the email
(Then send it on :)
3. POSTING to the new census lists:
A. Send it to XX-CENSUS-LOOKUP-L@rootsweb.com
(supply the two letter state code for the XX again)
B: Subject line MUST have the following:
C: In the body of the email:
List whom you are looking for.
Supply as much information as you can.
Birthplace, ages, occupation, etc.
D: Mail it on!
(That's it folks :)
I hope that helped. I have put the list of states and two letter codes
below for you.
DC District Of Columbia
NH New Hampshire
NJ New Jersey
NM New Mexico
NY New York
NC North Carolina
ND North Dakota
RI Rhode Island
SC South Carolina
SD South Dakota
WA Washington (state)
WV West Virginia
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