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.