Addressing recent concerns....
First of all, I don't know what is meant by "stopping the
advertisements". It's been discussed on the list before that egroups is
a free service and as such puts tagline ads on messages which I can do
If you meant the discussion about CD roms, I don't consider that an
advertisement, any more than I do when people refer others to a book or
to the archives. It's sharing information.
I asked last night that people take the discussion on the Mormon records
privately as I felt it -might- turn into something negative. Remember,
this started with a question on "restricted" vs. "not for extraction".
Answering that question is part of sharing information, which is what we
are here for. I doubt you'll find another list for this geographic area
more on-topic and less "off topic" than this one, but if you don't like
how this list is set up or what goes on, there may be other lists better
suited to your needs.
Certain topics (including religion and politics) get people riled up. We
usually try and avoid these subjects, but sometimes things do have to be
addressed. Many people don't understand what the IGI is or what it
means. Explaining it and understanding it is part of basic genealogy
research. We are all entitled to our own opinions on the other aspects
of this issue, and if you wish to share them privately fine, but please
keep that aspect off the list.
Thank you for your cooperation.....
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
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