I would like to thank all of the members who replied to my
message dated May 1, 1997, wherein I recommended that a
signature be added to their messages, including their first
name, last name, City, Province/State and Country.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that ALL of the replies
agreed with my recommendation above and some recommended
that the following information should also be included:
(a) street address
I do not recommend this as I feel it would not be
acceptable to single female members who are
concerned that any signature could lead to them
being harassed. Male members would be equally
(b) telephone number
I do not recommend this for the same reason as in (a)
(c) e-mail address
I do not recommend this because the e-mail address is
shown at ther top of the message on all of the Mailing
Lists that I am subscribed to.
If the Mailing List does not display the e-mail address
at the top of the message, then I would recommend the
"signature" include the e-mail address.
I consider an e-mail message on a Genealogy Mailing List to be
a "letter" between friends wherein one friend is requesting
assistance from the other, and all of the courtesies of letter
writing should be observed.
Calgary, Alberta CANADA