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351. Re: [ROOTS-L] William Ford m. 1776/78 Cassandra Ford [1]
Carol You may already have this, but if not: "HISTORY: [Some Heroes of the American Revolution (In the SC Upper Country), Bailey, 1924; reprinted 1976, Southern History Press, Easley, SC, p. 224.] 1776 In the area of Spartanburg County, South Carolina Captain James FORD and his wife were killed by Indians sympathetic with the British. FORD's daughters were taken captive by the Indians in this attack. FORD lived on the Enoree river near a placed called the Canebrake. Settlers sympathetic to the British sat
352. Re: [ROOTS-L] Crediting your sources [1]
John Here's my take. You "know" that someone, your mother or your father, "told" you that Dad was 45 when you were born. You also know, from personal experience, that the birthday was celebrated on 6 June. My husband was born either on 19 or 20 November. He told me so. But, as I noted, he only knows what he was told. His mother, who was there, (his father was a Naval Officer, and aboard his ship at the time), says it was the 20th. His birth certificate says the 19th. The "story" is that the staff of th
353. Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry [1]
Stephanie, They do 'digitally enhance' the images. In some cases, the results are amazing. Before online census images, I did things the 'old' way, going to the NARA and looked at films. For my grandparents, living in NYC, I found the 1910 census page .... but except for a few smudges, the page was virtually blank! (Long story, involves scandal w/government contract for the ink. Started fading within a short time) Anyway, as a 'record' I made a copy of this 'empty' page. Giving up hopes of ever 'seeing'
354. [ROOTS-L] Old Photos [1]
Looking through some old photos from the 1880s. Prized possessions were more important than the people in the photo. Women wanted furniture and quilts as backgrounds. Men leaned toward guns, horses and farm machinery. I suppose these have been replaced by fireplace mantels and shiny new cars. Perhaps mankind has always been so insecure or vain as to want to be judged by what they own rather than their personal value. Andy Asberry - Prescription without diagnosis is malpractice, in medicine and mech
355. Re: [ROOTS-L] SSDI - Who is Included? [1]
I had a 26 year old cousin who suffered a serious head injury in a car wreck. He lived about a month but never regained conscious. He is listed on the SSDI My Dad worked for the US Postal Service, he is not listed on SSDI because he never paid SS taxes. He paid into a pension fund instead. When he retired he received a pension from the federal government. I think Postal employees are now on Social Security. Joyce -------------- Original message -------------- From: Listpig > No
356. [ROOTS-L] Email from a Stranger [1]
My mother had a rough childhood and rarely spoke of it. She cut herself off from her family shortly after my birth and actually moved 2500 miles away. Mom was not a happy person and I spent most of my life trying to make her smile. My mother died in 2004. Shortly afterwards, I began researching the family and eventually put up a website about her ancestors. A few days ago, I received an email from a man who knew Mom when she was a teenager. They dated for awhile and were in love until he thought with
357. Re: [ROOTS-L] costs [1]
Patricia As I have repeatedly asked, when people make accusations as you have, "show me." What information has Ancestry "taken" that belongs to everyone? More importantly, how do they monopolize it? I've been a subscriber for many years, and cannot think of one thing they have in a database that I could not get somewhere else if I had the time, money, and energy to pursue it. They do have, however, many things in the database that I wouldn't have thought of, or known where to find if I did think of them
358. Re: [ROOTS-L] ROOTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 73 [1]
Thank you so much everyone that answered my request. I am amazed at the number of responses and how fast I got them. This woman has eluded me for years. If any one has access to information re: her marriage to Andrew Jackson Clark; their move to Oklahoma, etc. I would be a very happy family tree person. Cindy Payton
359. Re: [ROOTS-L] Pitkin Products, 1920's & 1930's [1]
Janet Could it have been Watkins Products? I too had family that sold it door to door in Louisiana in the 1920's. Colette Sikes > I have recently acquired my grandmother's diaries from 1894 through the > 1940's. In the diaries she tells about selling "Pitkin Products" > door-to-door and delivering the items. This took place in Maine. Any > information on Pitkin Products will be very helpful and appreciated.> > Janet and George Heck
360. Re: [ROOTS-L] I remember - - - Way Back When ? [1]
Hi Sallie........ That is so sad, made tears in my eyes well up.............................. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Halloween, there would always be several out houses pushed over.................I remember my husband telling me that as a boy, he and his twin brother through the cat & dog down the hole,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Mommy & Daddy weren't to happy, so they had to go and fish them out them selves......................GIGGLE, GIGGLE Lori In a
361. [ROOTS-L] Alouisius (?) FINK [1]
Hi there, I am assisting my daughter-in-law, Tina SCHULZE, to research her German ancestry - which leads to this appeal for your help in breaking down a 'brick wall'. According to Tina's mother, . Alouisius FINK (Opa Harry) was born on 17 Jul 1907 and died in Nov 1990 in Hameln, Germany aged 83. Alouisius married Helena RIEDRICH; . Helena (Oma Lene) was born on 18 Mar 1908 in Sonneborn, Apolda, Germany. They had two children: Maria Anna and Marlene; . Maria Anna FINK (Marianne
362. [ROOTS-L] Looking for Donahue (McNamara) around Casnovia MI [1]
I am unable to trace my maternal ancestry beyond my great grandmother Mary Cashell and great grandfather Benjamin Donahue. They had two children, Benjamin and Margaret (between 1889-1894). Mary died after Margaret was born, and father often left the children with the nuns at an orphanage while he went to work building bridges. Though he returned after every job and took the children home, on one such job he never returned, and no one ever learned what happened to him. Eventually Ben and Marga
363. [ROOTS-L] Changing given names [1]
Juanita Its a big problem, In my family In researching it seems that there was a legal name and a name they used and switched and no one seemed to be in love with their names not only that they changed the spelling . first names and last names LoooooooooooL Some kids took the mothers name some the fathers for various reasons, that is why documented evidence don't impress me. Also it seems that all parts of the family seemed to have one son named after a grea
364. Re: [ROOTS-L] Invasion of Privacy; other considerations (M Boyer) [1]
It's bad when I have to clarify my own post. I am referring to causes of death of parents or other relatives, being used as a reason to raise insurance rates or deny coverage to another sibling, child, etc. Micki On Jan 2, 2008, at 10:40 AM, wrote: > HIPAA regulations prohibit this practice, now. How > do these privacy act regulations affect sharing of death records and > the cause of death? Many causes of death will reflect a potential for > illness for descendants (heart
365. Re: [ROOTS-L] Use of Ancestry data base [1]
In a message dated 1/13/2008 5:51:09 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes: 2. ANCESTRY QUESTIONS........ Don't get me wrong about this, but if someone asked me for some help I probably would provide what I could on a limited basis. I realize that there are genealogy services that are expensive and there are some of us who cannot afford the fees. These organizations are in business to make money while providing a service which a researcher may want. But ask yourself "i
366. [ROOTS-L] 310 News Items Added [1]
Over 310 news items from historical newspapers have been added in the past week at Newspaper Abstracts! See below for the areas updated. United States - 309 new articles (50,124 total) Wales - 1 new articles (5 total) California - 47 new articles (6,096 total) Connecticut - 3 new articles
367. [ROOTS-L] FW: Ancestry and help [1]
It probably depends on the individual image. Images that have been sent to me have been very legible. Some census records are very hard to read on microfilm, ancestry, or anywhere else, and others are fine. -----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 4:22 PM To:;; Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry and help In a message dated 1/13/2
368. [ROOTS-L] My Genealogy [1]
Posted to another list I subscribe to. 1. My family coat of arms ties at the back. . . . is that normal? 2. My family tree is a few branches short! All help appreciated 3. My ancestors must be in a witness protection program! 4. Shake your family tree and watch the nuts fall! 5. My hobby is genealogy, I raise dust bunnies as pets. 6. How can one ancestor cause so much TROUBLE?? 7. I looked into my family tree and found out I was a sap. . . 8. I'm not stuck, I'm ancestrally challenged 9. I'm searching for m
369. [ROOTS-L] Organizing your documents [1]
Hi listers, Someone wrote if I had known then what I know now, and I have to second that sentiment. I would have organized my documents better than I have. To that end, I have purchased the Clooz computer program and followed their directions on how to organize my documents. Fortunately, things are not too much out of control, and although it will take some time to reorganize things, it is doable. I would advise anyone starting out to really think about how they want to organize their documents and t
370. [ROOTS-L] San Antonio, Beyer Co., TX [1]
A young man, John Martin Adkins, age 28, died in Texas. He lived in New Braunfels and taught at the Center Alternative School in San Antonio for three years after graduating from the Southwest Texas University in San Marcos, TX in 1994. I have his obituary, but cause of death was not mentioned. He was not married. I'm puzzled how he could have died so young, if not for an accident. Is there someone who could check a newspaper from that area 24 Nov. 1999 or a few days before or after to see i
371. [ROOTS-L] Genealogy list [1]
Marilyn E B wrote: Posted to another list I subscribe to. 1. My family coat of arms ties at the back. . . . is that normal? 2. My family tree is a few branches short! All help appreciated (etc) Some good ones to keep us going. As family genealogists, we sometimes need a good laugh to keep us from going crazy and becoming the "nuts on the family tree" to our future generations! Sue from NM
372. Re: [ROOTS-L] ancestry and helping others. [1]
If you all are going to get technical and worry about lookups from the Ancestry databases that several of you subscribe to, I recommend that you read the Terms of Use here: And why do we have to have the same complaints about Ancestry every other week? Got a beef about Ancestry, there are channels to go through instead of clogging up the lists with the same comments repeatedly. FYI Ancestry is the reason these lists still exist. Biting the hand that feeds your habi
373. Re: [ROOTS-L] wrong data [1]
In a message dated 1/16/2008 9:08:51 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes: I found mistakes in information given to me all the time and then I correct it and make my own mistakes. And sometimes the original document has erroneous information. My parents' marriage certificate shows my mother's birthplace as being in Ohio - - actually, it was in Oklahoma! Dolly **************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape.
374. [ROOTS-L] change of name [1]
Many people did not bother changing their names legally. This makes genealogy that much tougher. In my family, Harman became Harmon, Pearce became Pierce & a first name Macel became Maysel. Theses people were dissatisfied with their names & simply changed them.
375. Re: [ROOTS-L] Stephen (Steven) Augustus WILSON [1]
Rick Was he born in Illinois? I found a: Name: Stephen A Wilson Home in 1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Age: 51 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Head Race: White Occupation: Cashier, Motion Picture Studio Unfortunately, I could not find Stephen and Augusta anywhere, with or without Stephen A., so I don't know if this is he. Pat (in Tucson) -----Original Message----- From: [] O

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