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ALL USERS: Proper Etiquette for Posting Genealogy Messages on the Internet

Journal by allycat

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,

A gentle reminder to those who need it ... It is considered bad etiquette to post full dates of birth/marriage/addresses on the living with or without their permission. It also raises the possibility of identity fraud.

And for goodness sakes please don't tell everybody where you live!

Likewise you will avoid spamming if you don't display your email address here, that's what the 'personal messaging system' is for.

Please read the following data at this site for more information:-

If Miss Manners did Genealogy

Kind regards,

Update: It would be appreciated if journals were written in proper sentence case of upper and lower styles instead of fully blocked upper case as this denotes 'screaming'. Save the caps lock for surnames so that they stand out. Thank you.

Also, can we please have subject headings for new journals pertinent and to the point. Example, 'Looking for SMITH and CARTER from Pennsylvannia' instead of trying to have one's life story in the topic heading and nothing in the journal body.

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by allycat Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2006-06-15 20:35:07

allycat , from sunny Queensland, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2006. is researching the following names: VOSS, DENNER, DINNER and 610 other(s).

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by kcoons on 2009-10-24 08:15:16

Thanks Allycat, I'm very new to computers & posting stuff so every little bit of info. helps at least me.Kcoons

by allycat on 2009-10-24 08:46:16

You're welcome kcoons. Also search in the top right-hand search field for phrases like: newbies, free, freebies, beginners, beginning etc. to read some other journals of great links and tips.

by allycat on 2011-01-11 20:27:17

Bumped up for newbies...

by allycat on 2011-01-12 19:05:18

Reminder for all to keep subject headings of journals in lower case only denoting uppercase for surnames so as to make it easier when reading many journals a day.

by tonkin on 2011-01-13 20:40:27

I agree, full upper case does make it very hard on the eyes.

You may need to keep bumping this one up Allycat.

by ngairedith on 2011-01-14 04:54:35


by tonkin on 2011-01-14 18:49:36

Sorry - wrong one.

by tonkin on 2011-05-12 02:00:57

by 1bobbylee on 2011-05-12 05:57:37

I am guilty! I use upper case when writing E-Mails to friends, relatives, ect. I'm thinking it helps them read it easily. Now, I have been enlightened. I didn't realize that using upper case is a form of shouting!! Come to think of it, it makes sense. Now, I know better. Thank you.

by 1bobbylee on 2011-05-12 06:01:45

I used shouting. As noted in journal screaming is horrid. I would not want someone to be screaming at me!! Thank you.

by allycat on 2011-05-12 10:03:24

Thank you.

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