I have set up a mailing list on rootsweb for the family and its
various spellings. There are notes below explaining how you can become
part of the list. (I did not presume to put you on the list
For those of you not familiar with these mailing lists, they provide a
means of communicating directly with all the subscribers. So if I had
sent an email to the list, all of you who had subscribed would
automatically get a copy of the note. This means that each of you
(subscribers) can send a message for all to see. It is a bit like asking
a question on one of the Genealogy newsgroups, though in this case it is
targeted to people with an interest in our families.
If you have any trouble with the list, let me know and I will try and
Now to subscribe you need to send a plain email
(not HTML or enriched text) to: MCMENEMY-Lemail@example.com
The subject of the note can be left blank
The body of the note should contain the single word subscribe
Click this link to get started.
Send the note... and that's it, you're part of the mailing list. You
will receive an acknowledgment with some more detailed instructions
about some things you can do. (There is also a list called
MCMENEMY-D@rootsweb.com - this consolidates the various postings
together and sends them as a single message every so often... this is
useful in a very active mailing list, but I suspect less useful for us).
It goes without saying, I'm sure, that this mailing list is only for
family related information and queries. It is not to be used for any
commercial activity, and it's content MUST be suitable for family
audience. If there is any misuse, I will summarily remove the
perpetrator from the list.
It is possible to search for information previously entered in the
mailing lists. If you wish to look up past entries then follow this link http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl
(Thanks to Margo for this tip).
The entries made on the mailing list are saved for posterity! If you
wish to refresh your memory on a particular discussion or go back and
read through the discussions we had in the past you can follow this link http://archiver.rootsweb.com/MCMENEMY-L/ (You
will have to register to view it, but registration is free of charge,
and a means of reducing unwarranted e-mail).
The archives are indexed by month, and can be viewed chronologically
or as threaded discussions.