Fwd: Hello from the Caribbean Surname Index...
- I am of the opinion all who are interested in Genealogy connected to the Caribbean - should join the Caribbean Surname Index.
Jim Lynch <jlynch@...> wrote:
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 15:40:39 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Hello from the Caribbean Surname Index...
From: "Jim Lynch" <jlynch@...>
Hello from the Caribbean Surname Index...
It is with mixed emotions that I announce a change in format for the
Index. The initial concept was to allow everyone unlimited access to their
genealogy search, but one major problem has always stood in the way of
that - SPAM.
There is software which "spiders" the internet looking for and
"harvesting" email addresses, and the Index - in its current format -
seems to be one of those resources which is a wonderful source of such
As a result, people who have posted surnames here have closed their
addresses due to the volume of SPAM (of which to some people even one
unwanted email is too many). And at the beginning of this Index the
software simply was not available and custom programming was too expensive
Now I have found software which I have adapted to our purpose. It is
basically a Discussion Forum/Board which allows PM (Private Messages) to
be sent between registered users. With the email addresses removed from
public access, registered users can still send messages to one another,
and in their Profile registered users can set the software to send them an
email alert when a message arrives for them.
I ask that you find your entries in the old Index, as well as register in
and post them into the new Index. You may wish to take this opportunity to
update your Index information.
This provides a number of advantages:
- Confidentiality: Your email address is confirmed - that it does indeed
exist - but it is not publicly available.
- Security: Someone sending you an email has no idea where or who you are
until you send them that information directly.
- Communications: Registered users can communicate with each other
directly through the Index.
- Flexibility: Registered users may now leave a slightly longer note
attached to their surname search (it was restricted before to 70
characters)... and I do ask you not to abuse this additional space.
- Speed: Instead of waiting for the Administrator to post an entry,
registered users now post their own entries and their search is on line
- Editing: Registered users may now edit or add to their own information
as soon as it changes.
Here is the format you MUST follow for adding entries to the Caribbean
Surname Index. It follows the basic format of the previous Index:
Subject line: SURNAME (in capitals), Country - local area.
Body text: Your name, and a short note.
LYNCH - Barbados, Bridgetown
James Lynch, seeking especially Hamlet LYNCH ca.1804
Please do NOT put your own email, street address or location into the
Subject or Body of the post.
- Use a "handle" or "nickname" as your Index name.
- Select "Notification" to "On" in your Board Profile page as soon as you
register to make your experience here as effortless as possible - with
this selected ON you would be notified by email when another registered
user either responds to your surname post or sends you a Private Message.
- Keep your posted information short and to the point. Public messages are
available to anyone on the Internet.
Be advised that the Administrator does have access to your email address
should he need to contact you for any reason. This access will not be
abused and you will never receive SPAM from this source.
Again, all users who wish to post or communicate are now REQUIRED to
register. The Index may also be used for discussion - but of
directly-related genealogy matters ONLY.
This Index is fully searchable. As before, all posts are totally subject
to review and control by the Administrator, and the Administrator's
decision in any matter is final.
The old Index will continue to be available at
but will no longer accept new entries.
The new Index is available at
Thank you for your time and attention...
James C. "Jim" Lynch
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