Sunday, December 4, 2005

10 years of GEN-NYS-L mailing list

Makes you feel old when the mailing list you started
has been around a decade.

Genealogy in New York State (Gen-NYS-L) is still going strong, but most of the action
seems to have moved off to various websites now that the internet is more accessible.

Just sent this birthday note to the list:



Today is the 10th Birthday of this mailing list!


Below is part of the first message I sent through to
the mailing list. It was initially hosted on my $2000
Pentium 386/33 with 4M of memory and 120M disk running
a very early version of the free, open source operating
system Linux and connected to the internet over a 56kb
dialup, usually in the evenings after work.

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Marc Nozell (nozell@wildcat.MV.COM)
Mon, 4 Dec 1995 21:41:40 -0500


Hi, I'm the gen-nys-l mailing list owner.


At the request of Jerry Dafoe <jcdafoe @ix.netcom.com>, I've created
the GEN-NYS-L mailing list for the discussion of genealogical research
in New York State.



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Since then it moved to RootsWeb.com in 1996 and has had over
27,721 messages distributed to subscribers. Thanks to RootsWeb.com
for supporting and allowing it be so productive.


As of this evening, there are 423 subscribers to GEN-NYS-L and
208 subscribers to GEN-NYS-D.


Congratulations everyone!


-marc
GEN-NYS list admin


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Marc Nozell (marc@nozell.com) http://www.nozell.com/blog/

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