Before you post that next query on one of the gazillion GenForum message boards at <genforum.genealogy.com>, you’ll need to register your name and contact information with Genealogy.com. If you already have an account with Genealogy.com through one of its subscription databases, you can log in using the same name and password. If not, it’s easy and free to sign up. Visit <www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/gcom_register.cgi>, where you’ll fill in your name, address, e-mail address and other contact details. While it may seem like a pain, this new system has a couple of perks: You can now decide whether you want other GenForum visitors to see your e-mail address along with your account number, and if you change e-mail addresses, you can update your account and all your previously posted messages will be automatically updated. For more information on these changes, see <genforum.genealogy.com/gflogin.html>.
From the August 2002 issue of Family Tree Magazine