REPLYING TO MESSAGES you get from the community via email.
Good info for the many people who have joined the communty in recent months and may not be real clear as to how to reply back to a response to one of their initial community posts/queries.
(this is a repost of a prior message)
Just a friendly reminder: - especially for those who may be new to FamilySearch Community - (and might not visit the community very often - but do get the email notifications of posts to a Family Search group) . . .
Just remember that when you do get these emails of postings and replies from the Community - - you can NOT simply REPLY to the email (the way you normally reply to emails) with your answer/reply.
Rather you will note a "VIEW/ANSWER" button inside the email. It is through clicking this VIEW/ANSWER button (that will open a browser and direct you to Family Search Community) to the message that you wish to reply to.
On the other hand if you simply REPLY to the email - it will merely result in an email that doesn't actually go anywhere (though you will think it did) - and no one will read your response.
I often wonder how many hundreds or even thousands of emails exist of people trying to reply back to someone and end up in limbo land of email servers.
Also its a good idea to BOOKMARK the Community Home page here:
or bookmark the specific GROUP you have subscribed to.
Also note that once you are in the community - you can access your account setting in the upper right - and also whenever you are on a specific group page - there will also be a link to JOIN or LEAVE that group if that is your desire.
Note you do not have to JOIN a group - to be able to post a question to a group.
Also be cautious if you are a user with a computer which multiple people use FamilySearch for - you will need to both ensure you are logged on to FS and logged on with the right user account - or weird things can happen.
Have any other questions ? Feel free to email me directly at [email protected]
(if you feel you are not sure how to send messages in the community correctly)
but otherwise just reply back here in the community.
@Surname Specific Family History Research
@Justiss/Justice Family Genealogy
@How to Use FamilySearch Community
@African American Genealogy Research