IMPORTANT: "Windham Look-up" must be
the subject. Many volunteers receive 100s of E-mail messages daily from genealogy
mail lists, online services, etc. Most of the time only subject lines are scanned.
If it contains nothing of interest for the volunteer, the E-mail may be trashed without
being read. Some volunteers have setup E-mail filters which will automatically place
E-mail with certain subjects into specific mailboxes - "Windham Look-up"
being one. A message with "Windham Look-up" as the subject, will keep it from
getting lost in the shuffle. Thank you!
Limit your lookup request to 1 specific person
or a married couple at most. Do not ask for "everybody with X surname or an entire
family group, or for hardcopies to be mailed, please [be] advise that The USGenWeb Project
volunteers have been asked not to comply with such requests." See the following
USGenWeb site, right hand column for Look-up requests rules.
CAPITALIZE all surnames in the message - John
Please, inof mesclude dates (at
least time frame), spouses, and issue if known. This info may save the volunteer valuable
lookup time. Example: not having to spend time looking in 1600s sources for someone living
in the early 1800s.
Please, be as specific as possible
in your request.
Remember to thank the volunteer!