Subject : Guidelines for posting to the Clan Message Boards and Mailing Lists
The purpose of this message board is to provide information
on the Scottish Clan. Surname Research should still be
posted on the Surname message board or mailing list.
Ancestors are listed as a thread/topic.
The Clan mailing list and message boards are gatewayed
together so you will see messages relayed over from the
message board to the mailing list . The Clan mailing list
and this related message board are intended to cover subjects
that would normally be considered off topic in the surnames
message boards and mailing lists.
We used the list from the web site at 'Great Hall of the
Clans' as our guide to the Clan list. The Lord Lyon has
referenced that site from their site so it has some degree
of acceptance from an official source. That was also the
guide to the spellings of the Clan name.
The Clan mailing list and Clan message boards are
for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest
in the Scottish Clan and their Septs. Acceptable Topics
include searches for Clan ancestors; discussions
of Clan history, culture, food, language, coats of arms,
tartans, and major events that changed the course of
the Clan.Current events such as the main Clan gathering,
rebuilding of the Clan Castle, news from archives or
museums; and notices of Clan gatherings and meetings
from the official regional and international Clan
Associations are also encouraged.
Here are a few guidelines that will help make this message board easier
to use and more productive and efficient for everyone. I'm trying
something different that takes advantage of the online threading
capability that Rootsweb developed in these message boards.
If you notice, you can actually change the method of
viewing from dates or threads. Since the threads are now online
and live with an interactive url, they can then be referenced in your
own web pages and email messages. I think this is a
significant step forward in genealogy posting and information
A: Please post under one of the Main Topics / Threads.
The reason is to keep the topics organized and easier to
find among the many posts that will be coming in. This
provides some degree of organization. You will then
also be able to post a URL link to that post and thread.
So if you are a secretary for an association for instance
and you have a thread under that category, then you can
post that thread and refer to that link in your newsletters etc.
If you are interested in certain Castles, then start that thread
and then create a sub thread for that unique castle.
B: If you don't see an appropriate Topic or thread please feel
free to create a Topic, then identify the purpose of that topic
and then do your reply to that thread. An example might be
either Castles or Family. Start that thread, then the sub
topic or name. I've suggested some threads below
These threads include:
A: Admin /General
C: Society and Associations notices
E: Coats of Arms
G: Castles ( sub threads)
H: Culture items
I: Chieftain Notices
J: Clan Gathering or meetings
K: Archives or Museums with Clan Info
L: Ancestors ( sub threads)
C: Notifications are available. . The big advantage of these
is that you can get a notification of ALL messages to
each message board that you are interested in ( Great Time
No Flames, No Politics, No Religion, No Selling
My life is too short and my Wife, my Children and
my Grandchildren are too important to try and admin
those subjects :-)
John A Hansen