Tuesday, October 11, 2011

31 Days of Genealogy - Day 11

Lisa Lee of Got Genealogy? has designed some fun ways to squeeze a little genealogy in every day during the month of October, which is Family History Month.


Today's activity is 


Never use an ISP-related email address for your genealogy.  What I mean by that is that if your email address ends in "@aol," "@comcast.net," "@earthlink.net," etc., if you ever change your ISP (and you will, eventually), people trying to track you down will have a difficult time doing to.


I've had access to the Internet now for 10+ years and during that time I've changed Internet services providers at least 5 times. After change #2, I decided to forgo the ISP-related e-mail. I first signed up for a yahoo account. Within the the past 5 years, I added Gmail.


Going with a non-ISP email was the best decision I ever made. I got tired of trying to notify everyone of the change whenever I switched providers. Now I can change providers as often as I want without ever giving up my e-mail address.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great tip. It's so frustrating trying to contact people on message boards only to find their email addresses don't work anymore. Thanks for sharing Lisa's tip.

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