Status of Lists I run
- Many of you are writing to me privately to ask about "have I been
unsubbed?" because you are getting no mail from the lists I run, or even
other genealogy lists.
Please realize that people's minds are not on genealogy right now, and
there are very few messages being sent about genealogy. The SHAMROCK,
CountyCork and Waterford lists are running as usual, just very slow.
Regretably, due to the hateful actions of a few people, I have had to
put Slovak-Roots on moderation, meaning all posts have to come to me
first for approval. I do not expect this to last forever, only until
things calm down and those trying to cause the problem either leave of
their own choosing, or are banned from the list. Messages not relating
to genealogy are not being sent on to that list, and so far, only one
has been sent on.
MyFamily.com/Ancestry (which owns Rootsweb.com Inc.) has created a
message board for those who wish to post messages of "condolences,
sorrow and prayers" relating to our current tragedy, but they make the
statement that this message board is "not for discussion of resolving
issues or discussing searching for those who are responsible".
Basically, this company which runs the Rootsweb mailing lists, is trying
to give those who wish to do so , an outlet for messages, as they
recognize that the genealogy mailing lists are being misused for this
purpose. (That's not "unAmerican", that's just what I've been saying
myself, these lists are -not- the outlet for these messages.)
The url to this board is
We are living in uncertain times, and tomorrow is not promised to any of
us. Our minds are not on genealogy, but on life and our futures. The
lists are here, but I do expect they will be much quieter, at least for
some time. I would ask you all to keep those who lost their lives in
your thoughts and prayers.
If anyone needs assistance with any list problems, or anything else,
please contact me privately.
Maura Petzolt mpetzolt2@...
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