• This Newsletter is Twelve Years Old!

    January 20, 2008 by  
    Filed under Articles, Getting Started, Latest News

    Eastman has been at this a long time.  I thought it would be worth referencing his post here for those who want to get a grasp of where genealogy as an online pursuit has come.

    In his blog-post today he writes:Boy, the time does fly! Twelve years has slipped by in almost the blink of an eye. It seems like only yesterday that I sent the first e-mail newsletter to about 100 people, mostly members of CompuServe’s Genealogy Forums.

     

    None  of them knew in advance that the newsletter would arrive; I simply mailed it to people who I thought might be interested. In 1996 nobody objected to receiving unsolicited bulk mail; the phrase “spam mail” had not yet been invented. I shudder to think if I did the same thing in today’s Internet environment.

    In that first newsletter on January 15, 1996, I wrote


     

    Where to Next?

    Blank Family Tree with Step-by-Step Instructions

     

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