To everyone who wishes to post a new message in this forum, know that it's a 3-step process. Let's call it ART:
1. ASK a family history question in a new message
2. RETURN later that day and in the following days to read the answers you get from volunteer researchers
3. TALK. Join the discussion and talk to your helpers. Answer their questions, contribute information, and most important of all, say THANK YOU.
Genforum doesn't send email notifications when you get a reply to your new message. The notification system is broken. You'll have to monitor your thread several times a day after posting in order to know if you have replies.
If you can't do this, then please return as soon as you can. If you don't plan to return at all, then please don't post a new message.