There are a few general points to bear in mind when using the Mailing List:Please use the 'Subject line' of your email to let people know what the topic is (it is helpful to include the Family Line and the name of the main person you are discussing, e.g. "OLIVE line John Adamthwaite b.1792"). Email messages must be restricted to genealogical matters!Topics should have some bearing on individual Adamthwaites - or where and how they livedDo not attempt to attach images or files ... this will cause the email to be bounced by the serverIf you want to respond to a message, you can choose to EITHER reply directly just to the person who sent the message (hit 'reply') OR to send your answer to everyone on the list (hit 'reply to all'). If you think that your answer will be of interest to everyone, please use the second method. Whichever method you choose, please keep the subject line the same as the original message, so that all replies can be threaded in the message archive.I am sure it is unnecessary to say this, but messages must not cause offence, and must not give details of living individuals (unless you have their express permission to post their details on the internet) Finally, when composing your messages, do bear in mind that they are regularly trawled by Google and other search engines and remain in the Rootsweb archive indefinitely! You can search or browse the message archive to see what sort of topics have already been covered
Last year, at the suggestion of one of our mailing list members, I also set up an Adamthwaite Forum on this website - this is more like a Chat Room. It has not been used very much so far, but you may like to take a look and use it to post queries, requests for help or tell us about your recent success stories (and if you wish, you can also post a photo of yourself so we know what you look like!)
However you decide to communicate, please do keep in touch and let us know about your Adamthwaite research ... you may discover that there are others working along the same lines who would be willing to share their information with you.