Welcome to Ghotes.Net!
Joining Ghotes E-Mail Listserver
TO JOIN THIS MAILLIST GROUP, you need to have an active research interest in the Genealogy & History Of The Eastern Shore of Virginia, and a willingness to share--whether data, history, or time toward a project like the home page. This sharing part is important; it keeps the maillist alive. It also means that the folks who have been doing a lot of sharing for quite a while have opportunities to get information in return. Oh, yes--you'll need a good patience muscle for the moments that our system hiccoughs, and a very healthy and unshakable sense of humor for other trying moments. We take genealogy seriously, usually, but not ourselves so much. And we are a friendly, helpful group. No goats stomp about and say mean things.
We don't have an automatic subscription process. So, to join the Ghotes maillist, please send short introduction of yourself for posting to the ghotes message system? Whatever you like. The basics are good... who you are, where you are geographically, your special interest in the Eastern Shore of Virginia, & most important probably, the Eastern Shore surnames you are working on. And any special little brick wall that you may have hit with an Eastern Shore name would be good. We like to keep ghotes on the tips of their little hoovers.
Just for the sake of clarity, the Eastern Shore of Virginia refers specifically to two counties: Accomac and Northampton.
Send your e-mail message to Jack Burn Your introduction will be posted to the list and your e-mail address added for distribution of the ghotes-digest.
Hmm. ONE more thing... We LIKE to have long messages with lots of information in them. We expect information to get posted to the list so all the ghotes can add their cents. In that way, I think we are probably quite different from the likes of ROOTS-type lists.
We'll be looking forward to hearing from you. Let me know if you have other questions about Ghotes. Jack Burn