Our mailing list is how we keep in touch. It is a most important lifeline in our genealogical research. There is no bunch of Rules as to what we can or cannot do. We just use adult discretion and don't stray too far from the subject of (1) Delaware in particular, (2) genealogy in general and (3) some computer help occasionally.
To SUBSCRIBE to the list, send an E-mail to: Delaware-L-Request@rootsweb.com and in the body of your letter, enter only the single word: subscribe.
To UNSUBSCRIBE from the list, send an E-mail to: Delaware-L-Request@rootsweb.com and in the body of your letter, enter only the single word: unsubscribe.
The important part though, is POSTING. When you post a letter, everybody who has subscribed gets a copy at the same time. If your note is strictly personal, it may be better to send it as personal E-mail, but if it has anything to do with Delaware, let's share it. Surprisingly, a chance remark may open a whole new area for someone who happens to be watching from the other side of the country.
When responding, it's always nice to quote a little of the previous letter in order to connect the thought, but not the whole thing. We've read it already and the repetition just clutters the mailbox.
To post a letter to the list, send it to:
So, our Delaware mail list is where we can ask questions about missing relatives, help find links to other Delaware-related groups and webpages, post queries and discuss all kinds of things related to Delaware. Asking for a little computer help is not amiss, but we try to stay on the subject. Poems, recipes, etc. have their own lists - somewhere else. Here we talk only about Delaware.
After you sign in, E-Mail your letters to Delaware-L@rootsweb.com or click on the link above to get a form. This is the address to use most all of the time. You might like to make a note of it in your address book. This is the "Letter" mode. There is also a "Digest" mode. It's the same material, just sent in batches, less frequently. If interested, just ask.
If you would like to research a certain ancestor or just want to see what's been happening in the past, try the Archives: