JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Saying Where You Are #general

Mike Posnick

You're not alone. First of all, the JewishGen rules call for
messages to be signed with their sender's name and location. But
even if they did not, I also find, as you do, that the sender's
location affects my response. Indeed, I never respond to e-mail
inquiries or listings in the Jewish Genealogy Family Finder (JGFF)
where the sender's/lister's name and location are not shown. If
nothing else, saying where one is located is a matter of common courtesy.

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota

In her JewishGen message of 1/24/2006, Shirley Collier
<shirley.collier@...> wrote:

Am I alone in, when reading an email, I look to see where the email
is coming from? Not just the name but also the place? I find it does sometimes
help to know where the writer is situated and what facilities might be open
to them.
It is no good telling someone of the resource centres to visit in London or
America when they might be in opposite sides of the world. I often read the
signatures and think, yes, but where are you? Or am I just being nosey?

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