What does 'off-List' mean?

 
The List is the historical description of the email-Forum members as a whole.

Off-List
means corresponding directly with another member rather than broadcasting to the group. For example, you might want to:

  • name a living person.

  • refer to a subject of interest only to you and your correspondent.

  • send an attachment to another member.

  • Send messages to Moderators (or between each other) about technical or non-genealogical topics.