California Spanish Genealogy
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Mailing List



The CA-SPANISH mailing list is for the discussion of genealogical research of the California Spanish families who were here before 1849.

There are no charges to be a listmember.   Anyone with an interest in the early California Spanish  genealogy and history is welcome to subscribe and post messages within the rules and guidelines listed below. CA-SPANISH is a "closed" list, meaning that only listmembers may post messages, so unwanted "spam" or junk e-mail is something we are rarely subjected to.


It is hoped that the CA-SPANISH list will provide a friendly and helpful forum for the exchange of interesting discussions regarding California Spanish genealogy and history.

Two versions of this list are available, depending on your preference:
    Regular e-mail version:  You will receive each post in a separate e-mail message.
    Digest version:  You will periodically receive several posts grouped together in one e-mail message.
To subscribe to the regular e-mail version:
Turn off any signature files you may have in your e-mail program.
Send an e-mail to:   CA-SPANISH-L-request@rootsweb.com
In the body of the message, type ONLY the word:
subscribe
and nothing else.
You will receive a "welcome message" with further instructions.
Please print this out and SAVE IT for future reference.

To subscribe to the digest version:
Turn off any signature files you may have in your e-mail program.
Send an e-mail to:   CA-SPANISH-D-request@rootsweb.com
In the body of the message, type ONLY the word:
subscribe
and nothing else.
You will receive a "welcome message" with further instructions.
Please print this out and SAVE IT for future reference.


How to post a message:
You must first be subscribed to either CA-SPANISH-L or CA-SPANISH-D to post messages.
Once you're subscribed, if you'd like to post a message so everyone on the mailing list receives it,
just send it to:
CA-SPANISH-L@rootsweb.com.
It will then be sent on to everyone in both mail and digest mode.  You don't need to send it explicitly to both.


"Rules" for CA-SPANISH-L:
  1. All posts should be on-topic: that is, specifically related to California Spanish genealogy.
  2. Discussions on other *related* topics, such as California Spanish history, are also welcome.
  3. Do *not* post attachments or files to messages sent to the list.
  4. Do *not* post "virus alerts" or any message that tells you to "send this to everyone you know."
  5. Do *not* post messages regarding "missing persons", "long-lost friends" adoptions, or involving any other persons who may still be living.
  6. All posts should be polite and civil.  Arguments, unpleasant attitudes, foul language, etc. have no place here.
  7. Responses/results of lookup requests by volunteers *are* encouraged to be posted on the list, but please be sure you have the permission of the researcher before posting private messages to the list.  While some listmembers may disagree with the policy of posting lookup results, it is more important for the generous lookup volunteers to be aware of what lookups have already been done, so that they aren't wasting time doing duplicate work.  An additional benefit of this policy is that other subscribers can learn a great deal about "how" to conduct their own research, and about "what" resources are available and "where" they can be found.


"Guidelines" for CA-SPANISH (which will help keep the CA-SPANISH list pleasant for all):
  1. Please be selective in what you post or reply to.  Re-read your posts before you send them.
  2. Be sure they are relevant to California Spanish genealogy, or add something useful to a discussion about California Spanish genealogy that's already taking place.
  3. Personal messages such as "Thank you" or "I agree", directed to only one person or regarding only one specific post, should be sent privately to the person, *not* to the list.
  4. Please use relevant subject lines, and consider capitalizing SURNAMES.  This will increase the chance that your message will be noticed.
  5. When replying to a message, please quote *only* the relevant section, not the entire message.


How to Unsubscribe from CASANFRA:

You MUST unsubscribe from the same exact e-mail address you used to subscribe.
Turn off any signature files you may have in your e-mail program.

If you are subbed to the regular e-mail version, send an e-mail to:
CA-SPANISH-L-request@rootsweb.com
If you are subbed to the digest version, send an e-mail to:
CA-SPANISH-D-request@rootsweb.com
For either version, in the body of the message, type ONLY the word:

unsubscribe
and nothing else.
You will receive a confirmation message saying that you have been removed from the list.


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the CA-SPANISH mailing list.  Good luck with your research on your California Spanish  ancestors, and have fun!

Ron Filion



The CA-SPANISH-L list is generously provided for our use at NO charge by RootsWeb.

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