UMSTEAD YAHOO EMAIL
We have a family email mailing list
to which we would encourage ALL UM descendants with email to subscribe.
This is where we post queries and day-to-day communications among
family members and researchers. As a subscriber, you will also
have access to the list archives. If you're not on this list,
you are missing out.
NOTE: This list was formerly with eGroups,
and before that with Onelist, so you may see it referred to as
the Onelist or the e-Group.
Subscription to the Umstead Yahoo Group
is subject to approval, for the protection of our members, your
own of course included. This is not to imply that we think you
or anyone else has wrong intentions, please understand that, but
because we are sharing personal information, it has become necessary
for us to know who our members are. As an example, we have had
people subscribe solely for purposes of solicitation.
Subscription by interested parties who
are not UM descendants will be at the discretion of the moderator.
1. FIRST, please send an email to the MODERATOR (Cris)
at [email protected] with your name, MAILING ADDRESS, email address
and, as best you can, a brief outline of your UM ancestry. If
you are not an UM descendant, please explain your interest. We
may opt to just post a one-time message on your behalf if we feel
that it would benefit our members.
3. You will be asked by Yahoo to create
a log-on name and password and a profile. Please make note of
your log-on information. The moderator does NOT have access to
your log-on information and you will need it should you change
your email address, wish to change options or view the archives.
Please be sure to put your name in
your profile so we'll know who you are.
4. Once you are approved, you will be
able to receive and to post messages to the list, according to
the option you've chosen, along with having access to the archives.
The options are to receive an individual email as each message
is posted, to receive one email daily containing a digest of all
postings for that day, or web-only, where you have only online
use. Switching to the web-only option temporarily is useful if
you will be away from home for an extended period of time.
We don't generally recommend web-only
use on a regular basis, although we do permit it at this time.
We would really prefer that you be involved in what's going on.
5. You will receive a welcome email
that will let you know you're on board. It will include further
instructions, as well as instructions for unsubscribing.
6. If you have any questions or problems,
you may email the moderator.
Please use good judgment in posting
to the list. Don't post information you don't want others to see
or use. We have no control over what is done once something's
posted, including its being forwarded to other lists. We can delete
postings if necessary, but only from the archives, and that will
be too late.
Although we allow attachments to be
sent to the list, such as text files and photographs, not all
members use email providers that enable them to receive them.
Remember that people are cautious about opening attachments these
days due to virus concerns. When you attach something to a message,
please be sure the subject line and the filename reflect what
you are attaching and also mention the content of the attached
file in the body of the email.
Altho this is primarily a genealogy
list, it is also a family list and you may within reason post
information or thoughts of your own that you'd like to share with
Flaming will absolutely not be tolerated.
Conflicts and disagreements are bound to arise, but let's please
remember that we are family and treat each other with kindness
and respect, both on the list and off.
Time and experience have led us to adopt
these policies for the Umstead Yahoo Group, which include any
policies set by Yahoo Groups.
It's GREAT to be an UM
keep it that way.