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- 201. [ROOTS-L] Crediting your sources-personal knowledge 
- Rather than use the term "personal knowledge" I use "The
recorder, (my name), present at the event."
For information received from others I use " Interview with
(name of person)"
This lets anyone reading the report know with whom the data
June in Mississippi
- 202. Re: [ROOTS-L] SSDI Listings 
In 1956 death reports were not being digitized so it is not at all
surprising that your father is not listed in the SSDI. He wouldn't be unless his
death wasn't reported until 1962 or later, or unless a change was made to his
record in 1962 or later--which is unlikely.
I can't say why your mother isn't listed.
The $255 lump sum death payment (LSDP) used to be payable to certain family
members or whoever paid the funeral bill--but that has since been changed.
Now, in most cases, only th
- 203. Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry discounts? 
- My renewal for US Ancestry said $159.99. I will keep it for another year but
after that I am not sure if I will be able to afford to
On Jan 13, 2008 8:22 AM, Toni Allen wrote:
> I wish there was, but I really doubt it.
> I've had the census part of a.com since they started it.
> Always paid $39.95 a year for it, separately from the payment for the
> regular coverage.
> This year they wanted $99.95 for census only ... by the way this is
> only USA census,
- 204. Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry 
- I am looking for any information re state of Texas land lease laws for 1800
- 205. [ROOTS-L] NEED TO LOCATE A SHIP ARRIVING 1899 IN NY 
- 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 lives
in Liverpool checked it out for me in London I think. Couldn't find
anything remotely matching the name of the ship. That is g'pa's
signature.on the Petition so I know it is the right one.
If I can find the Sc
- 206. Re: [ROOTS-L] ROOTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 68 
I have forwarded your message to my BIL. He is a Simpson and know he has
done some research. His family may have come from some of that area. There
might be some from Tennessee in there too. Interestingly I have found that my
great great grandmother (from NC) was named Sarah Simpson Bolden - the daughter
of John Bolden. I have wondered for a long time about her middle name of
Simpson, but have been unable to find out why she has that middle name.
**************Start the year
- 207. Re: [ROOTS-L] Invasion of Privacy and Copyright 
- According to US Copyright law, anything a person sets in print
(electronic or written) is copyrighted at the time they set it down.
This refers to "compiled" works. So while the individual facts,
concepts, and documented details are not copyrightable, the compiled
work is copyrightable. Copyright law allows for small passages to be
used (a couple sentences) of someone else's creation without
infringement, but larger quotes require permission. If someone
researches and writes a non fiction book
- 208. [ROOTS-L] MACK/McNAMARA 
- Need Help with Indianapolis, Marion CO, Indiana
I can't seem to find an on-line database for searching
Obituaries in Indianapolis, or even to search many of
the cemetery listings (the only one I found was crown
hill). Interment and gravefinder.com did not have
many Indianapolis cemetery listings either.
Does anyone know where I can look to see when John
Mack also known by McNamara died? All I know is that
he was born in Ohio in the 1860's (maybe around Feb
1864?) but the date is different on every cen
- 209. [ROOTS-L] Newspapers are terrific. 
- Newspapers are terrific! They give us the real details of our ancestor's lives.
This week I found an article about the estate sale for my first
cousin, Thomas Huse (1742/43-1816).
I blogged about it in my blog:
The article was published in the Newburyport (MA) Herald, 16 July 1816.
Everything was being sold - his household effects; a covered sleigh;
ox cart, an ox wagon; an eight day clock, a share certificate in the
- 210. Re: [ROOTS-L] Copyright 
You said something interesting about your ancestors book that wasn't
copyrighted. At the time your relative wrote her book, was it a
requirement to formally file a copyright application?
- 211. [ROOTS-L] LUMPY............I remember when * 
- Hi Lumpy.......this is Lumpy !
My name is Lori, but *Lumpy* is the nickname my beloved daughter nicknamed
me. The 2nd Christmas after the passing of my beloved husband and her
loving Daddy, I went to Texas to be with loved ones for the Holy Days. It was a
difficult time to be with out my David after 43 years of marriage.
The first Sunday I was there Suzy was to awaken me to go to Mass, she first
turned on soft lovely Christmas music and then a few minutes later she came
into this beautiful
- 212. [ROOTS-L] misspelled name on SSDI 
In a message dated 1/6/2008 3:14:15 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
However, my mother Lela Flynn, b. September 1904/1905 (records vary) died
December 2006 in Nebraska. She still does not show up on the SSDI and yet
final check was returned with a notice of death by my sister.
My aunt's entry showed her surname was spelled wrong. She was Theora
SEDUNOV. Her husband and his family were listed correctly. I just looked for her
using only her firs
- 213. [ROOTS-L] The Christian Union 
- What part of the country is this newspaper from? Perhaps it's a
church denominational publication. I found some good information
from a church paper in Kentucky that included the death of a person
I'd been looking for in Iowa. Her spouse had moved to Iowa and sent
a notice of her death back to a church paper published in Kentucky
where they'd lived prior to moving to Iowa. This was in the 1880's
as I recall.
I found this particular paper in a small town library.
> Has anyone heard of
- 214. Re: [ROOTS-L] documentation nuts 
- You know Jeane I think what you have is a treasure more valuable
then what somebody documented in records which is provably half
wrong . To have a bible like that is fantastic
In those days how many people could read or write
where was the place to register it. And people had many children
and many of them died. I just read a book The Bone Yard where
all the rich ladies went to the hospital to give birth and died
they were com
- 215. Re: [ROOTS-L] family tree on line 
In a message dated 1/1/2008 7:19:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
With or without a law suit. It
is invasion of privacy
No it's not. It's a recording of one's genealogy. And it definitely is not
"There is no liability for merely giving additional publicity to information
that is already public. So, for example, it generally would not be an
invasion of privacy to publish facts about someone's life that are matters of
public record, such as the date o
- 216. [ROOTS-L] Mississippi Co., MO marriage record look-up 
- does anyone have access to this?
I am looking for the marriage record of Charles Wesley Dunheiffer (aka Dunifer/Duniver) to Lula A., last name unknown.
it would be between 1870 and 1880, as he is single in 1870 and married in 1880.
they are in Charleston in 1880, and I'm not sure whether they married in this area or not, so I'd really appreciate a check for the record, at least then I'll know what to do next.
thank you for your assistance.
- 217. [ROOTS-L] To share or not 
- Have been doing genealogy for over 36 years, and when I get a request for data on my families, I send just enough to see just how interested that person is. IF I get an acknowledgement and some data on that family in return, I share more.
This has resulted in some longterm correspondence, more complete family groups, and many new friends.
- 218. [ROOTS-L] genealogical databases and sharing 
- With all the talk of to share or not to share, and the plusses and minuses
of various genealogical programs free or otherwise.
I am a firm believer in sharing. I am also a firm believer in hard work. I
am willing to share with anyone, willing to help someone wanting to learn
how, nothing irks me more than the search copy and paster. The person who
Copies the works of others and states it as fact of their own with no
interest in doing the research.. This is where the online programs falter.
Some do inno
- 219. Re: [ROOTS-L] ROOTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 43 
- The Public Trees use to be free, I enjoyed looking at
them and seeing what other's had found, or listed as
their families. But now, you cannont. It is premium
material. As I cannot aford a membership now, these
trees would have been helpful to me in providing some
leads. This is not information that ancestry has
contributed or scanned or anything. This is people
putting in their own information. I even have a tree,
because it is free to put in data, but if someone
wants to see it, they have to pay.
- 220. Re: [ROOTS-L] SSDI - Who is Included? 
- ** Reply to message from "Nora Nell" on Fri, 04 Jan 2008
> There again it goes back to the fact that only those receiving benefits
> would be included in the SSDI.
This is from the Social Security website.
The Death Index contains a listing of persons who had a Social Security number,
who are deceased, and whose death was reported to the Social Security
Administration. (The information in the Death Index for people who died prior
to 1962 is sketchy since SSA's
- 221. [ROOTS-L] Rhodes-Wilcox information from Ken Thompson 
- If the person who received the Wilcox/Rhodes data from Ken Thompson
about 2 months ago could contact me and please share the information, I
would appreciate hearing from you. I have recently begun digging into
that branch of my family.
- 222. [ROOTS-L] SOCIAL SECURITY SEARCH WEB SITE. 
- genealogybank.com is updated every two weeks.
> I would appreciate someone sending me a web site for Social Security
> Just not the Ancesatry.com, as I am not a member.
> Thank you very much.
- 223. Re: [ROOTS-L] Railroad Social Security 
- Railroaders have their own Social Security separate from the Federal Soc. Sec.
My Mother actually must use my Fathers RR Soc. Sec. # instead of her own as she was never employed.
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- 224. [ROOTS-L] where is this website? 
- as I get older the memory goes punk.
FEEFHS used to (and may still have, but I couldn't find it) a link on it's website to another site that listed all the German towns. for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the site.
does anyone on the list know this site?
thanks in advance.
- 225. Re: [ROOTS-L] Genealogical trips to Europe 
This is great information sent by Christie.
I have only one comment -- re: the Archives at Kew Gardens (now known as the
National Archives of the United Kingdom ).
You may take many different devices, including cameras, camera phones, MP3
players (I don't know why), Palms and laptops. They even have camera stands
I wanted to kick myself all the way back to London one day when I left the
camera behind, "assuming" they wouldn't allow it.
Here's a nice site for planning your trip, an
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