In the brief time this forum has been up we've had four attempted registrations from known forum spammers from Russia and the Ukraine. Plus one more who has spoofed an IP address in Canada. We simply do not have the resources to vet every person who wishes to register. Nor do we have the resources to have Forum Moderators vet comments before they are posted.
Therefore we made a decision to limit participation to members of the Vermont Genealogy Library. For those who are truly interested in Genealogy Research they can visit http://www.vtgenlib.org to see what the Vermont Genealogy Library has to offer and under the Store heading how to become a member .
We hope that you understand that we are not being exclusive, to the contrary we welcome new members, but this is what we need to do to survive in the online world.