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- 426. [ROOTS-L] BROWNING "Most Wanted Page" - Updated 28 Jan. 2008 
- The BROWNING MOST WANTED page has been updated. There is 1 new name -
and see if your elusive BROWNING is there!
You will also find links to the Rootsweb Message Board - BROWNING and
Surname Resource Helper.
If you have an entry on the site, now is a good time to see if it
needs updating or if your email address is correct. If you have a
BROWNING website and you'd like to put a link on the "Most Wanted"
page, let me k
- 427. Re: [ROOTS-L] census at ancestry.com 
- I'm not sure if I'm understanding the problem but what I'm seeing is
the census for Mercer Co., PA. Peter and Catharine appear to be born
in Weston Co., PA. and the rest Mercer Co. I don't know what the
squiggle is between "Weston" and "Co." though.
On Jan 31, 2008, at 3:45 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 18:42:43 -0500
> From: "Beth Comstock-McLain"
> Subject: [ROOTS-L] census at ancestry.com
> Message-ID: <00090
- 428. Re: [ROOTS-L] documented information 
- You know Kathy in the early 1900's a lot of people couldn't read or
write. In fact when I was a kid in New York there was an old
man that worked near our house that used to come to see my father
every so often and my Father told me he was from Italy and
couldn't read or write except for his name and he would get a letter from
family and my Father would read it to him. My Father had lived in
Italy during the war
The man had ch
- 429. [ROOTS-L] The Christian Union 
Has anyone heard of "The Christian Union" newspaper? I have two, one is dated November 12, 1870 and the other is dated December 24, 1870. Both are just as white and readable as the newspaper I received this morning. I have tried researching online for this newspaper and have turned up nothing.
- 430. [ROOTS-L] Lister for Indianapolis obits 
- I have given Pam Gillie the lister for Information on Indianapolis obits and Cemeteries her information.
- 431. Re: [ROOTS-L] WOODS, WOODROW 
- On Jan 30, 2008 4:40 PM, Dixie Hickey wrote:
> Still looking for information about this family:
> BALDING, Anson (b c1816 OH; d c1892 AR?)
> spouse #2: WOODROW (b c1832 OH; d c1900 Pulaski Co, AR)
> children: Axey, Clara, Minnie, Ada/Addie, Charles, Flora Mae
Dixie, I think it would be more helpful if you could identify exactly
what information you're looking for. Otherwise, people may give you
information that you already have and don't need.
- 432. Re: [ROOTS-L] wrong data 
- I found mistakes in information given to me all the time and then I
correct it and make my own mistakes.
When a book is published it goes thru 3 people to just fix mistakes
and still some escape.
Documented material is just as flawed as stories passed in the family.
I sent some of my family a copy of my tree killing off one distant
cousin who didn't know he died.
Thankfully every one in my family has a good sense of humor.
I have one member of the family
- 433. Re: [ROOTS-L] faulty memories 
- Exactly, so if information is never going to be verifiable, it's nice
to know where it originated for that file. I also include multiple
references when they exist. I have several versions of family trees
that are all similar, but with dates off by one year, different name
spellings, etc. I include them in notes with references to who's
reporting what. One day, some of it will be cleared up, and it will be
nice to have the notes. That way, if someone comes across the
incorrect information, tho
- 434. Re: [ROOTS-L] Demise of Online Family Tree 
- That looks very interesting -- and look at the sponsors/founders.
Pat (in Tucson)
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Drew Smith
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Demise of Online Family Tree
Geni.com is one such place.
On Jan 25, 2008 11:34 AM, Kith-n-Kin wrote:
> Yes, but where else on the net can you "build" a tree from scratch?
> The mentioned tree is one
- 435. Re: [ROOTS-L] Family History 
- The following response to my message is simply wrong. Ancestry's own
descriptions disprove those statements. Further, this person continues to
extract one small piece of my message out of context and use that to
repeatedly divert and distort the discussion in such a way that it
diminishes relevancy to the original point. Further, my comments include
citations and quotations with supporting information. Hers do not.
To reiterate: you do NOT have "complete control" over your family tree data
- 436. [ROOTS-L] Train Wrecks, Fires and other disasters 
- New Disaster Articles added in the past week or so at
Ada, OH Train Accident, Oct 1895
Adams, IN Storm Jun 1913
Adams, MA Wind Storm, Mar 1902
Aguilar, Co Mine Explosion, May 1923
Albany, NY Fire Destroys State Capitol Building, Mar 1911
Allegheny, NY Train Wreck, Dec 1900
Alvin, TX Train Wreck Aug 1923
Annapolis, NS Fire, Aug 1880
Antwerp, OH Train Wreck, Apr 1912
Arendtsville, PA Hog Pen Fire, Oct 1910
Arkansas City, AR Drownings, Mar 1890
Arlington Heights, IL Train Accident
- 437. [ROOTS-L] Ancestry and help 
- I am not able to get info from Ancesty
because the free time I looked
I found nothing
but After reading what you wrote
I think if I really needed it enough to pay
I would look to share a subscriptions with a few people.
How so? I do it all the time.
Did you know that if you have ancestry and offer to help someone do a look
up you could lose your ancestry subscri
- 438. Re: [ROOTS-L] Changing given names 
- Changing given names around used to be a much simpler thing than it is
today. Until fairly recently, folks didn't use--or need--much in the way of
formal "ID" and they sure didn't need to go to court to change a name; they
just did it. Now we have all those pesky certificates to deal with--birth,
marriage, death--not to mention SS numbers, driver's licenses and all the
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
Behalf Of ColonialKin@ao
- 439. [ROOTS-L] 198+ News Items Added 
- Over 198 news items from historical newspapers have been added in the past
week at Newspaper Abstracts! See below for the areas updated.
United States - 196 new articles (49,815 total)
England - 2 new articles (137 total)
California - 6 new articles (6,049 total)
Connecticut - 3 new artic
- 440. Re: [ROOTS-L] Crediting your sources 
For newbies, I would add to your comment that they should source it as
"Personal knowledge of " and then put their name so any others who obtain
that database know whose personal knowledge the information came from.
Hope you don't mind my comment, it's only meant to help persons new to the
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
Behalf Of Linda Peters
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 12:52 PM
- 441. Re: [ROOTS-L] Donahue from Kent and Cassnovia MI 
- Well, Micki this does seem to be a good puzzle. I was able to find someone
who could well be Benjamin Henry B:1892 in the 1920 Racine, Wisconsin
census. It said his parents were both born in MI.
I also found him in a 1930 census (did not record the location) but there he
says the birthplaces of his parents were "unknown".
If I get some additional time I will do some more digging but it probably
will not be for a week or two.
Best of luck,
- 442. [ROOTS-L] SOURCING: ANOTHER REASON - Networking 
- I feel along with giving someone credit where credit is do sourcing the information I receive is a form of networking. Over the years other researchers have contacted me and I believe the sources that I provide has opened many discoveries for them. Facts are wonderful in filling in blanks in a database but I believe the true joy is hearing family stories. Even though some stories can never be substantiated they seem to always open a new direction for research.
- 443. [ROOTS-L] FYI - LDS Church President has died 
- FYI - the president of the LDS Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, died tonight
- he was 97 years old and served as church president since 1995 - and was
very active in the acceleration of the genealogy work. The pace of genealogy
will not change - but will continue on schedule.
President Hinckley was a dynamic church president - with a personal touch
that made him a favorite of young and old - like family. This was the time
that the FHL developed and went live with the now familiar
familysearch.orgsite - the
- 444. Re: [ROOTS-L] Clarence Ream Location of him 
- And his WW II draft card where he is working on the Nickle Plate RR.
Name: Clarence Hugh Ream
Birth Date: 4 Jan 1892
Residence: Marion, Indiana
Birth: Franklin, Indiana
On Jan 15, 2008 4:31 PM, PALLAS R HOUSER wrote:
> Would someone be nice enough to look up a name for a relative for me by
> marriage? I am looking for a Clarence Ream who was married to a cousin of
> mine, Pearl Knight Ream. On the marriage license it st
- 445. [ROOTS-L] Early 1980's Florida Divorce - how to find what county? 
- Looking for a county in Florida where a divorce took place in the early 1980's. Both parties are living so I'm not listing names. They were married in Louisiana in 1976. According to privateeye.com (don't know how I ended up there), the husband is the petitioner and wife is the respondent in the state of Florida. It says the file date and county is available with purchase, but are they reliable? According to Ancestry (I'm a subscriber), the wife married again in Bay County, Florida in February 1983. I wo
- 446. Re: [ROOTS-L] OFT to AFT vs. AWT & Rootsweb WorldConnect 
- Here we go again. The article DOES get its names and acronyms mixed up.
And, once again, she slices out the guts of my message, including the
example I cited and the link to the article so readers can see for
themselves. Once again, the link to the article is:
"The company will focus on the newer, also free Ancestry Family Trees
system, introduced in 2006.
OFT users have until March 2008 to migrate
- 447. [ROOTS-L] Family Tree Maker- thinks I have the trial version 
- I recently re-installed Family Tree Maker 2006 and upgraded to version
16 again (I was trying to get GenSmarts, which my particular version
didn't have). It now thinks I have the trail version even though I
followed the instruction to solve this problem. Anybody have an ideas
on a solution so I don't run out of usage of FTM? Maybe I should just
upgrade to every new version.
- 448. [ROOTS-L] Cemetery 
- Hi: I have two obits for my great grandparents, it states that they are
buried in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania---in Griffin
Apparently there is no more Rutland, and I can't find a Griffin Cemetery.
Notes say it is now called Mountain View Cemetery, but there are four
listed. Could someone please tell me how this would be listed today? Thank
- 449. [ROOTS-L] Memories 'Round The Mill 
- Things I Remember
I can remember in the late 1930s and the early 1940s how much fun it was for me to go with my father Jake Odle or his brother John Odle to fill up their cars with gasoline at the Sinclair Filling station. Mr. Sinclair would give them a red flying horse hood ornament. It wasnt long until most all of the few cars in the small town of Yukon, Oklahoma were sporting one of those fascinating hood ornaments. During those years following the great depression when childrens toys were s
- 450. Re: [ROOTS-L] Family History 
I've been paying attention but you are not listening to what we've all been
telling you over and over again. There was no rules change after Ancestry
What happened was that a new Search Engine/program was created called One
World Tree which indexed and stitched matching entries in trees
together--including trees submitted to WorldConnect. THIS was the place (and not on
WorldConnect itself--whether before or after Ancestry's ownership of RootsWeb) where
your data remain
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