Information on NYMONROE-L
The genealogy mail list for Monroe Co., NY

by
Dick Halsey
"List Owner"

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This is information on NYMONROE-L, the genealogy mail list for Monroe Co., NY. This mail list (as are others) is a method of exchanging genealogical information of Monroe County via e-mail. Message that are posted to the list are sent to everyone on the list. Suitable message topics include (but not limited to) information from your own research and requests for assistance from others; reviews, criticism, and questions about software and hardware used in connection with genealogy; and messages about good places to find genealogy information, be those places bookstores, libraries, or the Internet. In order to receive messages, you must be subscribed. See directions below on how to subscribe. The most important rule is that enjoy your research and hopefully you can find that elusive ancestor.

This is one of many mail lists hosted by RootsWeb. The list owner is Dick Halsey. NYMONROE-L began on 17 April 1999.

Index of Topics
Quick instructions
Two versions
Posting address
Archived messages
Helpful hints
Other mail list information

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Quick Instructions

  1. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
    NYMONROE-L-request@rootsweb.com (for individual messages)
    NYMONROE-D-request@rootsweb.com (for a digest of multiple messages)
    In the body include only one word: subscribe
    (Turn OFF your signature file when sending this command)

  2. To unsubscribe, send an e-mail message to:
    NYMONROE-L-request@rootsweb.com (for individual messages)
    NYMONROE-D-request@rootsweb.com (for a digest of multiple messages)
    In the body include only one word: unsubscribe
    (Turn OFF your signature file when sending this command)

  3. To post messages to everyone on the list, send e-mail to:
    NYMONROE-L@rootsweb.com

    You must be subscribed to post.

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Two Versions to Choose From

NYMONROE-L is for individual messages to be delivered to your e-mail address. As each subscriber to the list sends messages to the list address, you will receive a copy of the message. To subscribe send an e-mail message to: NYMONROE-L-request@rootsweb.com with one word in the body of the message: subscribe

NYMONROE-D is for a digest of several accumulated messages to be delivered to your e-mail address. As each subscriber to the list sends messages to the list address, they are put into a digest to be delivered later. The digest is generated approximately once a day and delivered to digest subscribers. This option is handy for people who don't want multiple messages to accumulate in their mail box. The disadvantage is that it is more difficult to respond to any individual poster. To subscribe send an e-mail message to: NYMONROE-D-request@rootsweb.com with one word in the body of the message: subscribe

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Posting Address

To send MESSAGES to ALL subscribers on either version of the list use:

NYMONROE@rootsweb.com

You must be subscribed to post a message.

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Archived Messages

All messages to NYMONROE-L are archived on RootsWeb. To search through old messages for a name or topic use the advanced search page. You can also browse messages by date.

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Helpful Hints

If you get weird messages from the server then first try to change or turn off signature lines sent by your e-mail program. Signature lines are those lines added to the bottom of every mail message. The program that relays messages to members on the list has trouble with some rows of non-alphabetic characters. Sometimes just changing the signature lines will work. If that does not work you will have to turn off signature lines.

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Other mail list information

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Also, check these web pages to learn how to spend time successfully on mailing lists:

Good Luck and Have Fun!

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This page was created on 17 April 1999.
Updated - 12 Nov. 2008