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Family Names at end of e-mails?

@klpacker
 

I noticed that the e-mails in this new format, which I like, do not have lists of family names that members are looking for.  Didn't we have that in the old format?  It was very helpful in finding possible cousin matches from people we have not talked to before.  Or am I confusing that with geographic sig e-mails?
Ken Packer

Sally Bruckheimer
 

If I added the surnames I seek, there would be thousands. Generally your location is added, and up to 6 lines of names.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Hilary Henkin
 

You certainly can manually add your surnames as a 'signature" when you post.  i have done it a few times in the new platform, and it works fine, it's just text.

Even better for some users may be that the new platform has the option to store signatures, and automatically add then when sending a post. To use this, at the bottom of any JGen email you've received, click on "Your Subscription."  When that page opens,  scroll past the email preferences, and you'll see the section where you can add a signature, and adjust its settings.

Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN;  BELIISKI;  HENKIN - GENKIN;  MESCENIKOV;  POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS;  LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;  PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY;  STEINHART
Roumania:  DONNENFIELD;  DOLLINGER;  RINCOVER - HARINCOVER;  WISENTHAL - VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China:  FELDMAN;  PENZNER;  SREBERK - SCHRIEBER;
Lublin, Poland:  KATZ;  JARMUSZ

(signature added manually)

fotolinda
 

Ken makes a good point- at one point, all submissions to the listservs had sig lines comprising of no more than 5 lines of surnames one is searching. Is that no longer a requirement?



Linda D. Epstein
Searching: TIKOTZINSKI---> EPSTEIN
SAFIAN, SAFFIAN, WEINSTEIN, GROSSMAN, SABSEWITZ


fotolinda
 

Thank you for this! I just went in and made a signature line. Greatly appreciate it!


Linda D. Epstein
@fotolinda



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Searching: TIKOTZINSKI---> EPSTEIN, Grodno and Sokolka
SAFIAN, SAFFIAN, WEINSTEIN, GROSSMAN, SABSEWITZ, SPUND

jbonline1111@...
 

I don't think it was ever a "requirement" to include family surnames in posts, but it's certainly helpful.  In that vein, I'd suggest also including specific names in the title of the post, such as "researching Slonimsky cousins" rather than "looking for cousins."  That makes it easier for others to know whether they may be able to help without reading the entire email. 

Barbara Sloan

Searching SLONIMSKY, PASSIN, SLATAS