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Include Family Name in Subject


Marjorie Geiser
 

Hi all,

I know this has been posted multiple times, but it seems people either don't pay attention, or perhaps forget...

I get the digests and will scan the subjects. But I don't open every post. It would be a real shame if someone was asking about a name that I'm looking for and I missed it because the subject was too vague/generic.

Thanks,

Marjorie Geiser
Arizona, USA

LEVINE/LEWIN, SILBERNAGEL/ZYLBERNAGEL/SILVER, EPSTEJN, MOCZYDLOWER/MOCHEDLOVER, ERLICH, GRUNPELTZ, JOSKOWICZ, ZYLBERSZTEJN, ABRAHAMOWICZ, SZTABINSKA, WILK



JB Haber
 

I'm new here. Where in the Guidelines does it say this?


Marjorie Geiser
 

Excellent point, JB. Perhaps it should be. Along with including your name, where you're from, and names of who you're researching.

However, this is more for those posting, asking for help or looking for others searching the same name.

Margie Geiser
Arizona, USA

LEVINE/LEWIN, SILBERNAGEL/ZYLBERNAGEL/SILVER, EPSTEJN, MOCZYDLOWER/MOCHEDLOVER, ERLICH, GRUNPELTZ, JOSKOWICZ, ZYLBERSZTEJN, ABRAHAMOWICZ, SZTABINSKA, WILK


jbonline1111@...
 

This has been our format for years, whether it is officially in the guidelines or not.  It helps the poster as well as those who get digests or individual posts determine whether to participate in a particular issue.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Dahn Cukier
 

Original:
This has been our format for years, whether it is officially in the guidelines or not. It helps the poster as well as those who get digests or individual posts determine whether to participate in a particular issue.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC
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Reply:
Family names in the Subject field have never been part of the format,
it would mean Subject fields longer than permitted by many applications.

The family names being researched have been part of the "Signature Field"
which comes at the end of the post.

Dani

Researching 4 families with at least a dozen different spellings, and one
whose pronunciation is unclear.

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


On Friday, February 7, 2020, 12:52:56 AM GMT+2, <jbonline1111@...> wrote:


This has been our format for years, whether it is officially in the guidelines or not.  It helps the poster as well as those who get digests or individual posts determine whether to participate in a particular issue.
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Nicole Heymans
 

My understanding of Marjorie's original post was that when posting a message about searching for some elusive relative, the subject should include the relative's name, rather than just e.g. "searching for lost relative".
I don't believe anyone in this thread meant you should put your names of interest in the subject line.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium


jbonline1111@...
 

Precisely!  Exactly what I was trying to explain.  This does not result in a long subject line because we are usually asking about one or two people at a time.

"My understanding of Marjorie's original post was that when posting a message about searching for some elusive relative, the subject should include the relative's name, rather than just e.g. "searching for lost relative".
I don't believe anyone in this thread meant you should put your names of interest in the subject line."
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC