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read and follow these rules for messages that you send.
If the rules are ignored your message will not be accepted.
- YOU MUST
SIGN YOUR POST: All messages must be signed as follows:
Name + USA city of residence + state of residence or
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Please do NOT include full mailing address, telephone or fax
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individuals who wish to collect such information for commercial
NAMES - Family names (surnames) of people you are researching
in both subject line and body text should be written in ALL
UPPER CASE characters. Example: (Albert EINSTEIN)
Use of all upper case for other text should be avoided except
(as here) for subject headings and R A R E special emphasis.
UMLAUTS and other ACCENTS - For technical reasons, you should
not write ä, ö, and ü with umlaut or use the
ß (esszet) character in your email to the GerSig Forum.
Use of accent marks will often produce garbled text.
Please write ae, oe, ue, and ss instead. To be very clear,
best to write it this way: "Loewenstein / Lowenstein
- A MEANINGFUL
SUBJECT LINE IS REQUIRED - Your subject line should give readers
an idea of the content of your message.
If you are responding to a previous posting, your subject
line should begin with RE: (subject line of previous post)
+ qualifier if needed.
- NO COMMERCIAL,
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NAMES: Except for large, well-known cities, your ancestral
towns mentioned in postings to GerSig should be identified
as fully as possible. Examples: Wallau (near Wiesbaden, Hessen);
Hochspeier (near Kaiserslautern, Rheinpfalz, Bavaria). Some
researchers use the modern German postal code to fully identify
towns. You may also use the map coordinates which you can
obtain from the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker (http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities).
Spell place names as they are today; you may add other versions
or spellings in parentheses. This will make it easier to spot
a relevant posting.
email the way you do a business letter: get to the point first,
then put in the details. You must always sign messages with
your full name and your city and state or nation of residence.
Example: Jacob Levi, Chicago, Illinois. Don't assume people
know where you are. GerSIG is read in dozens of countries