Tips and Suggestions
- If information is speculation then label it as such until it is proven or commonly accepted as fact.
- Accuracy is important and sources are vital. Ancestor lists are worthless if the information is wrong.
- Information need not be accompanied by source citations. However, posts can include a note stating that they are available on request.
- When posting your query try to give as much information as you know, i.e. dates and places of all vital events if known, along with enough other family members so that the reader can positively identify if they are researching the same family.
- "Anyone out there researching Berdichev?" just doesn't cut it.
- When replying to the list (this also can apply to private replies) try to quote some portions of the previous message so that other readers are reminded what the "thread" is about. Make it clear what is quoted material and what you are adding. Most mail readers take care of this for you by inserting greater-than signs ">" at the beginning of each quoted line or possibly double brackets "<<" before and ">>" after the quoted piece. Please "cut" unnecessary material.
- Please send replies to the list, not just to the original poster, where appropriate. Other members may benefit from the information you provide.
- I recommend reading Netiquette Guidelines which provides a minimum set of guidelines for Network Etiquette (Netiquette).