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- 101. Re: [ROOTS-L] Rootsweb "Quiz" 
- It is from Rene in California
I see one person with a signature of "Rene in CA". Now what does that mean?
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- 102. Re: [ROOTS-L] Anybody ever make genealogical trips to Europe? 
- I haven't had the ability to do this, but once was gifted with a trip to SLC
and spent a week researching.
here's some caveat's so your trip is more memorable than mine. mine was ok,
but if I'd only known to clean the air conditioner filter in my hotel room,
and taken some asparin, it would have been so much better!
with the new laws, be sure to check well ahead of time what's presently
unacceptable to bring on-board airplanes at this time.
take (or buy when you get there) antibacterial soap and disin
- 103. Re: [ROOTS-L] faulty memories 
> The third is repeating or copying down what someone else has either
> written or told you
> The last should never be included unless you also personally
> researced the same and came up with the same conclusion.
I tend to include this information as a reference, not because I think
it's accurate but because it ISN'T accurate. Here are two reasons.
The first is that this is a note to myself, attached to the data, so
that I know where I got the data. It lets me know what I need to
- 104. Re: [ROOTS-L] Naming Patterns 
Not in my grandparents' families.
In a message dated 1/21/2008 6:16:13 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
19th Century Naming Patterns:
First son: named for his paternal grandfather.
Second son: named for his maternal grandfather.
Third son: named after father or father's paternal grandfather.
Fourth son: named after father's oldest brother or mother's paternal
Fifth son: named after mother's eldest brother or father's material
- 105. Re: [ROOTS-L] Chicago Obituary lookup 
Yes that's the one. I can see how a C could be written as an O. Also,
my date of 1913 could be a little off. Thanks for your help!
From: Eliz Hanebury [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 4:15 PM
To: Marian Pierre-Louis
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Chicago Obituary lookup
I don't get a William "C" Learned in 1913 but I get a William "O" (which
might be transcriber error)any searching thru stevemorse.org I got
- 106. Re: [ROOTS-L] cut off year 
- Using common sense also dictates who you may or may not include in your
I have a cousin who married a man with an unusual surname. I debated
about listing them in my tree due to the fact she has asked me not to list
3 deceased children's names and information. I have decided to go ahead and
list her as married and the surname but nothing else. I think part of her
relate to a distant cousin who has done a book on the family and he even
information concerning those
- 107. Re: [ROOTS-L] Take pride in what you write 
- In a message dated 1/3/08 4:54:31 PM, email@example.com writes:
> those who do not publish their trees because they are not
> yet perfect are robbing those of us who might need a "clue" of your
> potentially valuable work.
The problem I have with that is the tendency of people to take a "possible"
disclaimer on information and turn it into fact.
Example- I had laid out an argument, in a genie journal, for an individual as
"possibly" the son of a certain couple- but, did not have enou
- 108. [ROOTS-L] kilborn 
How do I join Kilborn Roots web. I keep getting back. Kilborn @rootsweb.com..
- 109. [ROOTS-L] response to 'If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now' 
- Dee: I'm with you! How many, how MANY times did I say to myself....'gee,
this is so important I'll NEVER forget it!' How many times have I found a
cryptic note on a sliver of paper like 'John S. 1814-yes.' or
'see Mary's 3rd child.'
Keep preaching it!
**************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape.
- 110. Re: [ROOTS-L] documentation/sources 
- We all try as best as we can to follow the correct line BUT having a common
last name like Turner make it rather hard at times. I might add that my
Grand Mother was a Jones before she married my Turner Grandfather. My Mother
was an Albright and I found her line rather easy to follow. I must add that
I have had my DNA run and because of that I now know of 3 Turners in my line
in the U.S. and one English Turner still in Europe.The English Turner and I
are both trying to find out who the First Turner wa
- 111. Re: [ROOTS-L] Occupation "Wood Turner" 
- I would guess it's a person who works on a wood lathe, shaping of
wood, perhaps making spindles, newell posts etc.
> While reading the Pension File of Joseph N. Webster, Union soldier in
> the Civil War from the 15th VT volunteers with the rank of Private, he
> listed his occupation at the time of service as Wood Turner. What is
- 112. Re: [ROOTS-L] NEED TO LOCATE A SHIP ARRIVING 1899 IN NY 
- Join the Shipslist at Rootsweb and ask them. They have the names of many
ships at their fingertips and are very good and very helpful.
On Jan 18, 2008 11:36 PM, Joan Parker wrote:
> I have a Petition (1913) for my Grandpa Louis Pinkus that shows his
> departure 4 March 1899 written as Mch from Liverpool and arrived 19 March
> 1899. The handwriting is very nice but all I can make of the name of the
> ship is SCHOCH and then possibly t--an or t--un. A friend of mine who
- 113. Re: [ROOTS-L] Filing source material 
- I make one binder per line (i.e. all of the family members with the same
last name), filed chronologically. This tends to be self-limiting, as
eventually the line usually dies off. It also works because I don't go
off on tangents too much, but rather just straight back in time.
> I also have boxes of "family files" with multiple copies of things that
> pertain to more than one family -- and I don't recommend it .
> You might consider filing by the type of document it i
- 114. [ROOTS-L] Paul James Crawford Information 
- I have all of the information on Paul James Crawford, I have nothing on the wife, Bonnie Crawford, My feeling is that maybe afte Paul passed away she remarried and is buried with her other husband, I called the funeral home and the Cemetery Sexton and he explained to me that Bonnie was the lot owner but is not buried there and I have no records other than she was married at one time to Paul, I want to Thank Eilza for providing the information to me that she did it sure opened up a whole new can of worms as
- 115. Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry discounts? 
- I always get the best deals by calling Ancestry at 1-800-262-3787. I
think last time I got the International version for 199.00.
If I just wanted the US version I'd ask for a 99.00 rate.
> Are there any Ancestry discount programs available? I'm to the point it is
> getting harder to press that renew button.
> Andy Asberry - Prescription without diagnosis is malpractice, in medicine and
> **************Start the year off right. Easy way
- 116. Re: [ROOTS-L] Doris Forsyth/Stringfellow 
- Hi Doris!
I checked the Williamson County Sun and also the archives of the Austin American Statesman for the obituary on Harry Berton Stringfellow. Nothing found. There is a lady who will do lookups at the library, so maybe she will also do the paper. Her name is Judy Bell Horick and her e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Caryn in San Antonio
- 117. [ROOTS-L] McComas 
- I am searching for the death obit of Robert E. McComas born July 26th 1920 in Akron
Ohio. died Aug 1980 (from the SS death index) in Cameron Texas. He lived in Missouri for a while but the family lost touch. Is it possible for someone to look up his obit.
I've written to the newspaper - but they don't do these things. Do they have a Library I could contact - any help would be appreciated. He is my first cousin I would like to finish this part of my family to put it in a book. THANK YOU
- 118. Re: [ROOTS-L] 1900 Allegheny, Pennsylvania census advice 
- If you are looking for family in this time in P'burgh you also need to go
Where they have lots of city directories for the area, including Allegheny
The tip to search by first name at Ancestry is always good when the last
name is not found, since the overwrites were clerical and over lots of names
On Jan 21, 2008 5:53 PM, Cornelia Warner wrote:
> I've just, after a long afternoon of searching, found a m
- 119. [ROOTS-L] Mecklenburg Co Va tithe list 
- --I am hoping that someone will do a look up for me I am in need of
information from the Mecklenburg
Co Va tithe list for 1795,1797,17-1797--I specifically need data off of
those three years for Matthew Caviness, and any relatives of his that might
be on thi slist also .I am trying to find the exact wording on the tithe
list to see if I can find a definitive relationship between Matthew and
others that may be on the list any information is greatly appreciated
between Matthew ,and a Wm, and a Sarah
- 120. Re: [ROOTS-L] Crediting your sources 
- On Jan 7, 2008 8:27 PM, wrote:
> If I was born in Dec 1939, and I know
> that my father was 45 years old when I was born and that he always celebrated
> his birthday on 6 Jun, can't I claim as personal knowledge that his birthday
> was 6 Jun 1894 even though I wasn't born then.
No. Personal knowledge refers to those events that one witnesses
firsthand. While you may have been told that your father was 45 years
old when you were born, that information is not firsthand for you. It
- 121. Re: [ROOTS-L] name changed by hearing something else 
- In a message dated 1/17/08 9:26:35 PM, Imjaniejac@aol.com writes:
> One of my favorite changes is Joe Sire Jackson. Say it quickly with a
> southern Tennessee accent. That is how Josiah Jackson became Joe Sire
Janie- you make a good point though about the influence of regional accents
affecting how names become changed. It can also affect geographical
Case in point- a 19th century marriage record gave the bride's place of
birth as North Hingham, New Hampshire.
- 122. [ROOTS-L] Jennie B. Halpin McVeigh 
- Jennie B. Halpin McVeigh died in 1919 and is buried in Calvary
Cemetery, Herkimer, NY. I am searching for the exact date of death. I
will be most grateful to whoever is able to provide that information
D. E. O'Donnell
- 123. [ROOTS-L] On line ancestry 
I also would remove their names if requested to do so.? However,
that person is rather naive. ? I can tell you that in California I
can go to my library and access? an amazing amount of
material.? It does not link them to a family tree.? It does
have the birthdate even for minor children.?? It also has
records of? marriages and divorces etc.? There are also some
death records (date).?? I would much rather? have my
name on a family tree without dates than have all of this other
- 124. Re: [ROOTS-L] Invasion of privacy 
- Come on folks, get a grip on reality! Identity theft from ONLINE resourses
has never been proven and what does occur comes from people falling for
phishing scams and NOT from genealogical databases. MOST ID theft comes from
other, more direct, sources such as dishonest employees swiping your credit card
or someone taking your trash and finding your bank account or SS number, or
even from people you know who obtain the information they need to steal your
ID directly from you.
- 125. Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry discounts? 
- That's a good point, Myra.
But some people just don't have the money.
And, we don't do genealogy all the time. We do need a telephone in case
of an emergency, and we do need a little recreation and information from the
outside world, like tv.
I got rid of my car when I wasn't able to drive anymore, so I'm pretty
well housebound, except for a visit to my aunt in the nursing home every two
weeks, when someone will take me. I would be climbing the walls without my
tv and my computer. Do
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