The Dorchester County genealogy mailing list is hosted by RootsWeb Genealogical Cooperative. There are subscribers from all over the country and other parts of the world. It is just another way of sharing information and making contacts.
You can search list messages, archived by month and year, by going to this address. You'll need to create a password for yourself, but there is no charge for using this feature. http://archiver.rootsweb.com/SCDORCHE-L/
You can search all list messages by going here and typing in SCDORCHE-L .
You have two options. If you subscribe to the List "L" mode, you will receive an individual e-mail message for every post to the list. A benefit in the list mode is that you can save individual list messages that are of importance to you.
If you subscribe to the Digest "D"mode, you'll receive the list messages at the end of the day as one e-mail. To save an individual message, you have to cut and paste, but it does cut down on mail.
You can always change your subscription by unsubscribing to one mode and subscribing to the other.
Please Note: Your messages will be archived and are available for viewing by the general public. The list administrator does not have the ability to remove your message after it is posted, so be careful not to publish any personal information on the list, such as your mailing address and phone number. Likewise, be careful not to post copyrighted material unless you have written consent from the copyright holder.
The RootsWeb list filters will not accept the following:
*HTML coding. If you cut and paste from a web page, or if you have a fancy page design or font, it will not be forwarded to the list.
*Attachments. Some mailing lists accept attachments, but RootsWeb's lists do not. If you attempt to send a list message with a text, html, or image file attached, your message will not be forwarded to the list.
* Spam. Advertisements sent in bulk will be detected as spam and will not be forwarded.
*Viruses. Viruses will be detected and will not be forwarded to the list.
Before subscribing, be sure to turn off any signature file you may have in your e-mail preferences. Your preference should be set on plain text. Please don't include any message, other than the automatic "subscribe" message that will appear. Just click on the option you prefer and hit "send." The computer will do the rest!
You need to send your message to: SCDORCHE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org.
In the BODY of the message, enter only the word: subscribe
You should receive a welcome message from the list. After that, you can start posting to the list! Welcome!
You may also want to check out the Lowcountry E-mail List
Mary Fleming who is Coordinator for Beaufort/Hampton/Jasper Counties of the SCGenWeb Project has established an e-mail list for researchers in the SC Lowcountry to use. Mary would love to have you as researchers who have visited the Dorchester County SCGenWeb page to participate!!
To subscribe, send "subscribe lowcountry" (no quotes) to email@example.com. For information on the list, send the command "info lowcountry" (no quotes) to the same address.