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- 76. [ROOTS-L] Flash drive storage 
- > "From: Patscga@aol.com
> Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Saving data on a CD?
> I prefer however to put mine on a flash drive. You can get much more on
> them than a CD."
I've heard that a flash drive is a magnetic storage device,
rather than a laser inscribed device. If that is the case, and one travels through airports,
it may be advisable to not take it in
carry-on, in case they have the magnetic fields turned too high at the
metal detectors. Sometimes the steel in my legs sets off alarms of
- 77. [ROOTS-L] Book Publishing 
- Greetings to any one using word for publishing books and family histories!
I have a small publishing hobby - not a business. I too use word and it works just fine. Now I am changing to a new computer and am hoping it will be better. A person can incorporate pictures of family members and places where they live or have lived. It keeps family history before us and it all will be something we will pass on. If anyone has any suggestions or things they do wiht their word program, it would be neat to know.
- 78. [ROOTS-L] Obituary for Todd Alan VanLaningham (request by Carl M Sprouse) 
- Thank you everyone for helping me to find the obituary for my friend Todd!
I believe I've thanked many of you personally via e-mail. I appreciate the
help greatly.----especially those of you who copied, pasted, and e-mailed it
to me! I was beginning to think that an obituary wasn't going to be
available. The service is Saturday. I was able to send this on to other
longtime friends of Todd (also Grade School Classmates) in other states via
> Message: 1
> Date: T
- 79. Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry.Com 
- Joyce I have not said any such thing. You are confusing me with
someone else. Ancestry is not ruining anything at all. People bitching
about this on a list that is provided FREE by Ancestry is getting
tiresome and OLD. They are running a business and have every right to
do so. NO ONE is being forced to use or subscribe to Ancestry. I have
to say that there are plenty of free areas online but NOT ALL records
are free and accessible online. Many of us who are unable to afford
subscriptions find that there is
- 80. [ROOTS-L] Invasion of Privacy 
In England the Government will sell to anyone willing to pay personal
details including bank account details, mortgage details and even a copy of
signature. They also lose the odd 25 million records on unencrypted data
disks with more personal details. We are told not to worry because there is
no evidence YET of fraud. However census records have to be protected for
100 years before release to maintain privacy!!!!!
In view of this I would consider having a name and no detail on a web page a
- 81. [ROOTS-L] Wife of Google co-founder wants to test DNA of 98 per cent of the World! 
- The Elephant in the Living Room is growing a little larger, Google has an
interest in DNA testing.
Wife of Google co-founder wants to test DNA of 98 per cent of the World!
Read about it on the Upstate New York Genealogy Blog by going to our website
at www.unyg.com and clicking on "UNYG Blog".
- 82. [ROOTS-L] MOFFITT Most Wanted List - Updated 7 Nov. 2007 
- The MOFFITT Most Wanted web page has been updated. There is 1 new
entry - 303 total!
Please visit: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~yvonne/moffitt.html to
see if your elusive MOFFITT (et al) is there! Please note: Many USA
MOFFITTS originated in NC, primarily Randolph Co.
Also, visit http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~yvonne/ to see other Most
Wanted web sites.
The MOFFITT Most Wanted Web Site was 10 years old on Sep. 24!
- 83. [ROOTS-L] Today's Topics 
- I am unable to pull up the Individual Topics. Please advise what to do in order to be able to highlite and pull up Topics to read the contents.
Sincerely, Ted Nairn
- 84. [ROOTS-L] Changing given names 
- I've had the same problem with my family - changing or switching
their given names. I've been looking for my 2nd gr grandmother for
years but cannot find her. Her name was Clara when she was 2 yrs.
old on the 1860 census and 12 yrs. old on the 1870 census. She
married in 1875 with the name of Clara E. She is shown on the 1880
census as Clara E. and after her husband died in 1882 she gave up her
children for adoption using the given name of Clara. After 1882 I
can find no reference for her in an
- 85. [ROOTS-L] ReSSDI 
- I think that $250 is called a burial benefit and it is paid only if
there is a surviving spouse, is it not? When my uncle died, I know
his wife received such a payment. They had no children and when she
died, I was administrator of her estate and found because there was
no immediate survivor, no $250 would - or was - paid out.
> I think that some people are confusing "receiving benefits" as the
> deceased person actually receiving benefits. If a person dies before
> collecting social secu
- 86. Re: [ROOTS-L] Adobe Acrobat and Fulton history site 
- I used Screenhunter software - free download from
This lets me draw a
line around whatever I want - picture or text - and save it as a .jpg
file on my hard drive. Then I can print or just save it or whatever.
This was in a Roots message two or three years ago, and I have used it
lots and lots, and I don't remember who sent it in, but THANK YOU!
If the size or quality isn't quite what I want, I change it using
Faststone - another free download from
- 87. [ROOTS-L] Newbies' general questions: GEN-NEWBIE 
- Hello, Karen. Not at all a stupid question! Someone on this list may
know the pension rules for the time. If not, try GEN-NEWBIE. Many
knowledgeable researchers hang out there to help others.
Send an email to GEN-NEWBIE-request@ rootsweb.com
subject is one word: subscribe
text is one word: subscribe
The welcome message will give you more information.
I'm curious -- could this pension have been other than military? Age
87 when he died in 1853, born abt 1766 --
- 88. [ROOTS-L] Filing Source Material - Thanks 
- I would like to thank everyone that took the time to share their thoughts on filing source material. It appears that there are a lot of ways to do it and the important thing is to be able to easily find it once filed. I will probably use a little from several different methods and hopefully get one that works good for me. One thing I do know is to be consistent in the method and then if it is wrong everything will have to be changed using the same process, rather than every correction being different.
- 89. [ROOTS-L] ancestry.com rates 
- I have used ancestry.com for years and will continue to use it.
I needed to find a Civil War veteran's service record tonight (Sunday,
10:00PM). It took about five minutes.
In the old days (pre-Ancestry.com) it would have taken me at least a month
and cost about $35.00.
I do this research routinely. Ancestry.com has saved me a lot of money, a
lot of time, and a lot of aggravation.
**************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape.
- 90. [ROOTS-L] Obit lookup in Hemet, Riverside Co., CA 
- Looking for an obit for Leslie Misner, died Mar. 1, 1984 Hemet, CA
- 91. Re: [ROOTS-L] Trying to locate the family of mack D. Knight 
- This is example of where she does not do her own homework before posting to
this list. The person she is asking about is easily found in the Rootsweb
WorldConnect database. The listing gives his birth date and birth state. A
quick look-up in Ancestry.com index on that birth year and state finds him
in the 1900 census at age 5 with his parents and siblings. Same census
record also in Heritage Quest.
>Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 19:15:44 -0800 (PST)
>From: PALLAS R HOUSER
- 92. Re: [ROOTS-L] Mobile and Ohio (M & O Rail Road) Re: James Harry Waldrop 
- ANSWER TO BELOW:
Don't know if that particular Railroad is still in business. You might check
the Railroad Retirement Site and see if it mentions them.
In the meantime go to Google Images and type in M&O Railroad (as shown - do
not separate the M&O or the Railroad). You will find lots there including the
below. Sorry the URL is so long but hopefully you can bring it up. It gives
a history of the railroad.
Hope this helps, Gretchen
- 93. Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry, USGenWeb - Pay vs Free 
You go, girl! I want you, and the rest of the volunteer transcribers and
administrators, etc., to know that I, and many others, appreciate what you
The truth is, it'll be a long time, if ever, that all the records are put up
on the internet. Everyone should be helping, if they want their hobby to
grow and develop.
The volunteers, the folks who sponsor servers (including the parent company
for Ancestry.com), the people who help others look up, opine, summarize, and
so on, each have a part to pl
- 94. [ROOTS-L] Saving my work to a disk 
- I have an older version of FTM which I still use. So when I want to save my family tree, or send off a part of it, I copy it to my "Works" program then save that part to disk. I find it fairly easy.
- 95. [ROOTS-L] Pension doc example - online 
- I have a work related blog where I can post items from my family history.
Today I blogged about Garrett County, MD - and about the Civil War Pension
of Rachel (Bittinger) Platter - the widow of Henry B. Platter - I posted an
image of her pension request and a picture of her nephew Charles "Wooly"
Henry & Sarah (Hoover) Bittinger - their family and home.
See the images and post at: http://genealogybankblog.blogspot.com/
- 96. [ROOTS-L] Mac system 
- Hi Mac users,
Just recently purchased an iMac and would like some pointers/help in
deciding whether to change from Legacy to Generations or stay in Windows
Please reply to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance.
- 97. Re: [ROOTS-L] LDS Family History 
There are two important points to keep in mind when looking at trees
submitted to FamilySearch (LDS).
1) Once submitted, they cannot be changed or corrected. I made the mistake
of submitting a tree early on in my research. It has plenty of errors, but
there's nothing I can do about it except to submit another tree (which
wouldn't be perfect either).
2) Many (most?) of the people submitting trees to FamilySearch are doing
temple work required by church membership. They don't all necessarily
- 98. Re: [ROOTS-L] Invasion of privacy 
- ** Reply to message from JYoung6180@aol.com on Wed, 02 Jan 2008 10:40:31 -0700
> 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.
Proving a negative is hard to do. While you may be correct I don't see the
benefits of taking a chance that you are incorrect.
> There is NOTHING PRIVATE about a NAME--yours, mine, or anyone else's.
> Names, dates,
- 99. [ROOTS-L] [Fwd: where is this website?] 
- Have you tried http://maps.google.com/? They have included all sorts of
dinky German towns, and it is neat because you can really zoom in on the
the satellite photos- you can almost see the furrows plowed in the fields.
- 100. Re: [ROOTS-L] Anybody ever make genealogical trips to Europe? 
- Hi all,
Both my husband and myself have tried and had great experiences with the
below organization for British and Scottish research.
My husband originally met Keith when he went to Salt Lake. Keith happened to
be there at the same time my husband was. I believe he goes there several
time a year. He was most helpful so we decided to hire them to do some research
Prices were quite reasonable and they sent birth, marriage and certificates
that they located.
They will give you a no obl
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