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WELCOME to the SOULE Family Discussion List. This is a discussion area for anyone who has an interest in Genealogy or History related to the SOULE family, including SOWLE, SOLE or any other related spelling. My name is Ruth Hall and I'm the owner of this list. I'm responsible for keeping it running as smoothly as possible and setting some rules and guidelines.


* Please keep this message. I recommend that you keep a copy on file in your computer as well as a printed paper copy that you can find easily.
* Read this message. Yes, I realize it is long but there is a lot of important information here.
* You may see some new terms and phrases here along with exacting instructions about sending commands etc. You will get used to it soon enough -- don't let it bother you. In order to make things work well you must follow instructions - to the letter. If you leave something out of a command or put something extra in, it won't work. This is because of the way computer programs work.
* Remember these addresses:
* If you need help, contact ME. My address is


* This list is for the discussion of Genealogy and History, primarily regarding SOULE and related families. Discussion of migration patterns, immigration, heraldry, historical sketches, SOULE settlements, census data, wills, family Bibles, vital records, web sites, etc. as relates to SOULEs is encouraged as well as discussion of collateral families. Public announcements of information of interest to Genealogists in general though it may not be SOULE-specific is permitted but please use discretion.
* Do not post virus warnings, test messages, chain letters, political announcements, current events, items for sale, personal messages, etc. For information on virus hoaxes and urban legends see
* Please do not send file attachments (messages with files appended) to the list. If you have a file you would like to share with the members, announce what you have to offer, then send the file only to those who request it, via private email. There are many SOULE branches and not everyone will want the data on your line.
* No rude comments or flaming in the list! No discussion of flaming in the list. For definitions of flaming and related information see
* Do not impose any other rules or conditions, expressed or implied elsewhere, upon this list. Rules of other forums may not necessarily apply here. Do not try to regulate this list. If you do not like the way someone formats their queries or responses, or the content of their subject titles, take it up with the listowner, NOT in the list. The list is for Genealogy and History.


* Small gedcom files are discouraged but not banned from the list (send in a message, NOT as a file attachment) as long as the resulting message is no larger than 61440 bytes maximum.
* Try to keep quoting to a minimum. "Quoting" is repeating text of the message you are replying to. Some quoting is necessary to remind other readers what the thread is about but do try to use good judgement. Quoting the previous writer's signature block or surname list is totally unnecessary.
* Surname lists are okay but please try to limit them to say, half a dozen names. Any more than that and many people just won't read them. Try keeping several small lists and rotate them with each succeeding message.


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* To post a message (query, reply or other SOULE data) to the list, send it to
It helps to remember to put something in the "subject line". Please remember to turn off any HTML or signature cards when sending messages to the list. Here is a site with instructions on how to do that in various browsers.


* Accuracy is important and sources are vital. Ancestor lists are worthless if the information is wrong.
* All information need not be accompanied by source citations, but I do recommend strongly that posts either include sources or a note stating that they are available on request.
* If information is speculation then label it as such until it is proven or commonly accepted as fact.
* When posting your query try to give as much information as you know, i.e. dates and places of all vital events if known, along with enough other family members so that the reader can positively identify if they are researching the same family. "Anyone out there researching SOULEs?" just doesn't cut it.
* When replying to the list (this also can apply to private replies) try to quote some portions of the previous message so that other readers are reminded what the "thread" is about. Make it clear what is quoted material and what you are adding. Most mail readers take care of this for you by inserting greater-than signs ">" at the beginning of each quoted line or possibly double brackets "<<" before and ">>" after the quoted piece. Use standard Windows procedures to "cut" unnecessary material.
* Post your query frequently, perhaps once a month, if you have not yet found your ancestor. New people are joining the list all the time and they may have the info you need.
* Please send SOULE replies to the list, not just to the original poster. Other members may benefit from the data that you provide.


See the following URLs for information on Genealogy lists:

Other online sources of the SOULE family name:

Soule Family Genealogy Forum
Cook Kin's Page
Joann's Page
Paul McBride's Page
George Soule
Ruth's Soule Page
Soule Kindred in America
Mayflower Web Pages and History
Mayflower,MA and New England Families
Life of Joshua Soule


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