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Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands!
This mail list
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a volunteer nonprofit assisting
mailing list for anyone
with an interest in the
former Danube Swabian
(ethnic German) villages
situated in the six
regions which were part
of the Austro-Hungarian
Empire until 1918:
Sathmar, Swabian Turkey,
Syrmia & Slavonia. We
discover their Danube
Swabian ancestral roots,
culture and lifestyle.
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members to ask questions
and share discoveries. For
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Welcome to the DVHH Mail List! -
We ask that you please read the below guidelines and rules set
in place for you to achieve the best family research experience
and be a vital part of our growing community of over 900+ mail
list subscribers. We thank you for your cooperation and look
forward to getting to know you!
Mail List at group.io:
This list is associated with Donauschwaben Villages Helping
Hands, Inc. [DVHH.org], a non-profit volunteer project assisting
researchers of Danube Swabian heritage. It is a bilingual
English-German mailing list for anyone
with an interest in the
former Danube Swabian (ethnic German) villages situated in the
six regions which were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until
1918: Banat, Batschka, Hungarian Highlands, Sathmar, Swabian
Turkey, Syrmia and Slavonia. We help researchers discover their
Danube Swabian ancestral roots, history, environs, culture and
lifestyle. We encourage our list members to ask questions,
provide information and share discoveries.
Our original Rootsweb list was created in 2003 as a medium between the DVHH
administration, volunteers-to-researchers and members
worldwide. Our primary focus is, but is not limited to,
DVHH-related announcements: introducing new members, volunteers,
publications, book releases and social events, thus functioning
as a home base for Danube Swabian researchers to post inquiries
and share reliable resources for researchers worldwide. Our
secondary focus is to promote and support the DVHH.org website.
If you wish to submit items for publication, please contact the
publisher. Volunteers can be found and privately contacted here:
Standard Mail List Rules:
post virus warnings, test messages, chain letters, political
announcements, current events or personal messages. Do not use
the List as a platform for your religious and political
leanings. Since our membership consists of people from different
countries, political leanings and religious faiths, members are
asked to refrain from sending messages that reflect current day
politics and religious opinions. Discussions about the politics
and religious activities in the Danube Swabian historical past
is part of our heritage and is acceptable and appropriate.
DO NOT send file attachments
(messages with files appended) to the Mail List. In fact, never
send anything but plain text. Turn off HTML and MIME. Write the
List Administrator if you need help with this. If you have a
file you would like to share with the members, announce what you
have to offer; then send the file via private e-mail only to
those who request it.
DO NOT post the same message to two different mail lists at the
This may be easier for you, but for the 900+ subscribers
receiving such postings, it can be confusing and annoying. Also,
when fellow posters “Reply to All,” they have to delete the list
they are not part of. Take the time to send your message to
each mail list separately.
DVHH.org is the DVHH List Owner. Our Mail List
Administrator is a DVHH Volunteer who manages the day-to-day
technical issues, moderates as needed and enforces the following
guidelines and rules.
Mail List Guidelines and Tips:
Posting a Message:
First we recommend that you put the Mail List address:
- in your email address
book, name it: DVHH Mail List. To start a new posting, type in
DVHH into the TO: line and your address should be
completed automatically. Please don’t reply to someone else’s
posting with your own new inquiry, it interferes with the
structure of the threads in the Rootsweb Archive. Simply start
your own new message.
We want you to receive the help you need, therefore make your
subject line clear and accurate. Some people get a lot of mail
daily and only scan the subject lines. If you are researching a
particular surname and/or village, indicate that in the subject
line. If you need help with a lookup; enter Lookup, along with
the surname and, if known, the particular reference book. If
it’s a brick wall query, enter: Brick Wall Help Needed. There
is no set of rules for the text in subject lines–just make it
reflect the contents of your message.
Provide your name in comments and requests for help, as not
everyone can be identified by their e-mail address.
Do not post street addresses or telephone numbers (yours or
anyone else’s) on the List. This includes all non-DVHH business
or work identification tags.
Asking for help:
When posting your query (for help) try to give as much
information as you can, such as dates and places of all vital
events, along with a listing of enough other family members, so
that readers can positively identify if they are researching the
same family. "Anyone out there researching our surname?" is not
helpful. To receive successful responses to your inquiries, we
invite you to review our suggested pointers:
Helpful tips regarding . . .
--Mail List Inquiries, Writing a Successful Inquiry & Roll Call.
--What is a Lookup? & Manners for Requesting Lookups.
--General Volunteer Look-up Request.
Say Thank you:
After receiving assistance, no matter how great or small, say
thank you. Some people regard this response to the List as Spam,
but we see it as a public acknowledgement of appreciation.
Spell-check and proofread
all written communication, because errors diminish the
credibility of the message.
Responding to a Posting:
Genealogy related replies and comments should be posted to the
entire List and not only to the original poster, whereby
other Listers can benefit from the data that you provide. This
also informs others, so that duplicate work is not performed.
(In order to post to the entire list, use Reply-All.) However,
please keep private information on living people off the
list—always send it privately.
Keep quoting to a minimum.
"Quoting" is repeating the text of the message you are replying
to. Some quoting is necessary to remind other readers what the
thread is about, but do try to use good judgment. Quoting the
previous writer's signature block, surname list or the tagline
is totally unnecessary (and annoying).
Some quoting useful:
When replying to the List (this also can apply to private
replies) try to quote some portions of the previous message, so
that other readers are reminded what the "thread" is about. Make
clear what is quoted material and what you are adding. Most mail
readers take care of this for you by inserting greater-than
signs ">" at the beginning of each quoted line or possibly
double brackets "<<" before and ">>" after the quoted piece. Use
standard Windows procedures to cut unnecessary material.
Long Threads – Delete the trail:
Some subjects generate great interest and create long e-mail
threads. When you click “Reply to All,” take a few minutes to
review what you are resending back to the List; delete
everything except the last post that you are actually replying
to. This not only helps Rootsweb save bandwidth, but also makes
messages load faster on personal computers. Let’s not forget
that many of us use cell phones and tablets now and must avoid
Cite Sources Rule: for
Historical Events & Data: Accuracy is important and sources are vital. We insist that
messages regarding historical events or data be supported by
solid references. If your statements (or information) are
speculation, then label them as such. Ancestor lists are
worthless if the information is wrong. When providing lookup
information, please provide the book information: title, author,
and date. If your information comes from a website, provide the
title of the page, author and the URL address. Web addresses
change, so this information is as necessary as it would be for a
above “Citing Sources Rule” is being implemented to thwart
the posting of erroneous historical information which, usually
and rightfully so, generates a correction response. Often the
original poster is offended and wants to start an open or
private debate, see flaming below as to how this is to be
Rude comments or personal attacks won’t be tolerated on this
list. If this occurs, a warning will be sent by the List
Administrator. Upon the second occurrence, removal from the
List will take place, rather than asking the List Administrators
to take their time to monitor his/her future postings. Upon
request the offender may be allowed back on the List, providing
he/she acknowledges the breaking of the guidelines and promises
to abide by them in the future. No discussion of flaming is
permitted on the List. More on Flaming:
NOT USE ALL CAPS:
is proper “netiquette” to refrain from using all capital letters
in Internet correspondence. The use of upper case letters
denotes shouting in Internet communication. Shouting at other
subscribers isn’t nice.
before you click “SEND”:
Ask yourself whether or not you would do it, say it, or write it
to one of your friends or associates. If you are not sure,
perhaps you should not send it.
Contact the List Administrator:
If you don't like the way someone formats queries or responses,
or the content of subject titles, take it up with the Mail List
Administrator, NOT on the List and NOT by private e-mail to that
you for your cooperation and we wish you success if your
Hunting,Mail List Administrators
Editorial Staff and Board of Directors, 22 Apr 2013