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My name is Margaret Simpson and I'm the owner of this list. I'm responsible for keeping it running as smoothly as possible and setting some rules and guidelines.  RootsWeb is the host for the mailing list. If you need help, contact me.


This list is for the discussion of Genealogy, History, and Culture, primarily regarding Medina County families. Discussion of migration patterns, immigration, heraldry, historical sketches, settlements, census data, wills, family Bibles, vital records, web sites, etc. as relates to Medina County is encouraged as well as discussion of collateral families. Public announcements of information of interest to Genealogists in general though it may not be Medina County-specific is permitted but please use discretion.

Do not post virus warnings, test messages, chain letters, political announcements, current events, items for sale, personal messages, etc.
Please do not send file attachments (messages with files appended) to the list. If you have a file you would like to share with the members, announce what you have to offer, then send the file only to those who request it, via private email.

Two Versions to Choose From

TXMEDINA-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. TEXAS-ROOTS-L is used for Texas with no specific area.

TXMEDINA-D is for a digest of several accumulated messages to be delivered to your email 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. TEXAS-ROOTS-D is used for Texas with no specific area.

Sending Commands to Smartlist & Rootsweb

To subscribe, unsubscribe or make other changes to your mailing list subscription, you will send "commands" to the computer & the SmartList software on RootsWeb.


To manage your subscription, send an e-mail message to the address above and use any of the following commands, typed within the body of your e-mail message. Type ONLY one of the commands as it is shown below. Do not add any extra words or lines of text:

    get file welcome.txt

Do NOT use a signature file attached to the e-mail message. The software reads your message and tries to answer each command it finds. When it runs across your signature file it gets a bit confused and will send you a message stating something like 'Do not recognize command 'Jones'. Do not recognize command "Smith", etc.  HELP page

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Margaret Meyer Simpson

RootsWeb archives of Medina County list messages

TXGenWeb, Medina County - Mail List updated on 02/23/2012

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