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The differences between the GenealogyWise emails

Disclaimer I am not associated in any way with GenealogyWise or FamilyLink.



I have noticed in the groups that I created and participate in some confusion as to the emails that people are receiving automatically announcing comments, discussions, and replies. In the absence of a "help" or "FAQ" document for me to point them towards, I thought I would write up a post on my understanding of them. I spent several years in an IT environment and what seems a lifetime on computers,… Continue

Added by John Newmark on July 15, 2009 at 11:20pm — No Comments

For Group Admins: Disable "Send Message to All"

If you created a Group - you are the Admin of that group

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Under Admin Options you should see "Edit Group"



Click on that, and on that panel you should see "Allow members to send messages to the entire group"



I highly recommend that you uncheck that box if it is currently checked.



What happens with that option is if someone clicks on the link "Send Message to Group" the message arrives in the *email* of *everyone* who is a member of the group.… Continue

Added by John Newmark on July 15, 2009 at 11:47am — No Comments

Amanuensis Monday

Amanuensis: a person who writes what another dictates or copies what has been written by another



Perhaps you are lucky enough to have an ancestor’s journal, or a bundle of letters they wrote. Perhaps a grandparent recorded their memories on a cassette tape before they passed away.



Have you considered scanning/digitizing these documents into your computer, and transcribing the contents?



Why?



1) Handwriting fades over time. As long as one… Continue

Added by John Newmark on July 11, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

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