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From: Sterling Ruark <>
Subject: [LDR] Sterling
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 09:02:44 -0400
Sterling is a common name in Crisfield Md. My grandfather was Charles Sterling. Most of the Sterlings in Crisfield were watermen. Who are you looking for?
> LOWER-DELMARVA-ROOTS-D Digest Volume 01 : Issue 176
> Today's Topics:
> #1 [LDR] Somerset County Estate Inven ["Robyn West" <]
> #2 [LDR] STERLING family ["Richard A Robinson" <]
> #3 [LDR] Bennett to Windsor connectio [ (Corleen Arr]
> #4 [LDR] Bureau of Statistics and Inf [Leigh & Sue Sanders <]
> #5 [LDR] Elizabeth Cope Windsor to ?D [ (Corleen Arr]
> #6 [LDR] Sewell Family [Bill Colehour <.]
> #7 [LDR] Family Ball 
> #8 [LDR] More Brittingham's [Fred Gibson <>]
> #9 [LDR] tatman 
> #10 [LDR] Something you should be awar 
> #11 [LDR] Ethel Raye Windsor to Elwood [ (Corleen Arr]
> #12 Re: [LDR] Something you should be ["Dennis Gries" <]
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> Subject: [LDR] Somerset County Estate Inventories, or Admin Accounts
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 08:28:55 -0400
> From: "Robyn West" <>
> Does anyone here have an index to the above for the years 1800-1820? I'm
> looking for entries for a Thomas Waters, died ca. 1810, had no children,
> survived by wife Susan Waters. I already have his will. If I can get pg.
> numbers, etc., then when I go to the MD State Archives I won't have to spend
> as much time searching through all the pages. Thanks in advance if you can
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> Subject: [LDR] STERLING family
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 09:35:55 -0400
> From: "Richard A Robinson" <>
> Would like to make contact with anyone who has data on the STERLING
> family. Looking for information on the family living in Crisfield in
> the late 1800's early 1900's.
> Richard A. Robinson
> Subject: [LDR] Bennett to Windsor connection?
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 10:16:49 -0400 (EDT)
> From: (Corleen Arrowood)
> I now have a post card picture in my possession that was sent to my G
> GM Minnie (Robison) Windsor w/o Hiram Alfred Windsor from Sharptown . In
> writing under te picture of the children is the names :
> EVELYN L. BENNETT
> P. (or J.?) HOLLAND BENNETT
> on the back is written in the corresspondence area 'cousins of James
> Windsor'. James Windsor is my GF and a child of Minnie and Hiram.
> Anyone from perhaps the Sharptown? area have any idea what the
> connection or should i say how Bennett surname is connected to Windsor
> or perhaps Robinson surname?
> Any help appreciated.
> Subject: [LDR] Bureau of Statistics and Information 1903
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 10:28:41 -0700
> From: Leigh & Sue Sanders <>
> Next in the continuation of extracts from the Bureau of Statistics and
> Information of Maryland, 1903 as started earlier by Craig O'Donnell.
> Dorchester County, as follows from:
> TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU
> OF STATISTICS AND INFORMATION OF MARYLAND.1903.
> THOMAS A. SMITH, CHIEF.
> 110 WEST SARATOGA STREET, BALTIMORE, MD.
> BALTIMORE, MD. WM. J. C. DULANY CO.,
> STATE PRINTER. 1904.
> (Please download or copy this in entirety. Intended for
> personal use only. You are requested to include this
> statement and the following credit line with all text copies.)
> Courtesy of the Historical Society
> of Kent County Maryland
> In the year 1669 Anthony LeCompte, a distinguished
> Frenchman is said to have entered the Choptank river with a few
> friends and settled on the southern shores of the river at a place now
> known Horn Point. He is supposed to have been the first settler in
> Dorchester County. A few years later he was followed by others,
> and so the northern part soon became thickly populated.
> There is very little known of the early history of the county
> to the breaking out of the Revolutionary War, at which time local
> feeling was divided between sympathy with the idea of the new
> republic and allegiance to the mother country. However, many men
> from Dorchester County enlisted in the American Army, as will
> appear from the records now in possession of the Maryland
> Historical Society gave of their lives and property to the cause.
> Since then the young of the county have time and again enlisted as
> soldiers in the countrys wars, and in many instances have been of
> signal service to the republic.
> AREA, SOIL, ETC.
> Dorchester County covers an area of 610 square miles, has a
> population of 28,000 and a tax rate of $1.03 for 1903.
> The surface of the county is slightly undulating, with but little
> elevation, the highest point in the county being but thirty feet above
> the sea level. That part bordering on the Chesapeake Bay and the
> inland rivers and creeks is very low and marshy and is rapidly
> decreasing in value. Small rivers and creeks penetrate far into the
> interior of the county.
> Wheat, corn, tomatoes, hay, melons, fruits and berries are the
> principal products of agriculture. Agriculture is the principal
> business of the people, to which the advantages of the county are
> naturally adapted. This is also true with the oyster business. There
> are many square miles of river and bay bottoms close at hand, which
> the people work during certain months of the year, and from which a
> large number of people derive their living.
> The soil is heavy in some portions, and light in others, the
> county being well adapted to the raising of small fruits, berries,
> tomatoes, etc.
> FARM STATISTICS.
> The number of farms in this county is 2,074. the principal
> products of which are cereals, hay, vegetables, fruits and melons.
> The estimated value of these products amounted during the year of
> 1903 to $1,347,650. The number of hands employed on said farms
> is 5,122- classing the tenants and employees, since it is now
> necessary that the tenant must do a great deal of his own work,
> besides managing the property.
> INCORPORATED AND OTHER TOWNS.
> The incorporated towns in this county are Cambridge, East New
> Market, Hurlock and Secretary.
> The other towns that are not incorporated are Vienna, Church
> Creek, Madison, Taylor's Island, Linkwood, Williamsburg, Airey's
> , Reid's Grove, Brookview, Eldorado, Drawbridge, Wingates.
> TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES.
> The transportation facilities through Dorchester County for
> reaching the markets of the East, as well as Baltimore, are excellent,
> and include the Cambridge & Seaford Branch of the P., B. & W.
> Railroad, B., C. & A. Railway, Eastern Shore Transportation
> Company, and other packet vessels, with ample freight and passenger
> Oyster taking, marketing and shipping enters largely into the
> daily life of the people of this county, and makes one of its most
> important industries. The number of persons engaged in catching,
> marketing, shucking and planting of oysters is 5,541, including 925
> men engaged in shucking. 650 licenses were issued to dredgers,
> averaging five men to each boat, and 1,266 tongers were reported as
> taking oysters during the past season.
> As far as ascertainable the total oyster pack for the season of
> 1902-3was 477,843 bushels, the value of which was $248,843.
> The following firms were engaged in packing oysters in
> Dorchester County during the season: G. W. Woolford & Company,
> W. G. Winterbottom & Company, Tubman, Mills & Company, John
> H. Phillips, I. L..Leonard & Company, J. C. Leonard & Company,
> H. L. Harris & Company, Cambridge Packing Company, J. J.
> Phillips, Geo. M. Phillips & Company, L. B. Phillips & Company,
> J. F. Adams, Wm. Price, W. E. Blades, D. J. Murphy & Son,
> Eastside Packing Company.
> FISH BUSINESS.
> While the people of Dorchester County have been for years inter-
> ested in the shipping of fish, yet not until recently have many given
> the business the best of their time and attention. Today this business
> is a more important one than heretofore and is rapidly growing in
> A conservative estimate of the number of barrels of different
> kinds of fish shipped annually from different points in this county
> puts it at 1,220 barrels, at a value of $11.00 per barrel, which makes
> a total of $13,420. H. L. Harris & Company, J. H. Phillips &
> Company, C. Lee Seward and C. H. Seward and Lewis Kemp are
> about the only firms who make a business of buying and shipping
> fish, but there are at least six hundred men engaged in the business,
> many of whom ship to the markets their individual catch. There is no
> way to compute the ex- tent of what this amounts to during a year.
> On account of the fact that the men engaged in the business are
> otherwise employed in various pursuits, there is no way of estimating
> the number of hours per day each man works or the amount paid
> annually in wages.
> TOMATO CANNING BUSINESS.
> The number of cases of tomatoes, each containing two dozen
> cans, packed in this county during the season of 1903 is reported as
> about 695,874, which is the largest amount that has ever been
> packed in this county. The average value per dozen will amount to
> about 69 cents, or $960,106.12 for the whole output. The value of
> canning houses, fix- tures and real estate in the county is $133,257.
> The duration of the season varies from 50 to 55 days. The amount
> paid annually in wages is about $62,820. The number of men,
> women and children engaged in the business of packing the output---
> not counting the proprietors of the different establishments---is
> The different firms engaged in the business are: James
> Wallace Packing Company, T. M. Bramble & Company,
> Phillips Packing Company, W. W. Roberts & Company, the
> Hearn Company, Johnson & Radcliffe, P. W. Moore & Son, all
> of Cambridge; Carmine & Sherman, Thompsons; Weight &
> Willey, Aireys; R. E. Roberts & Company, Linkwood; Charles
> Webster, and East New Market Packing Company, of East
> New Market; J. B. Andrews & Son, F. W. Carroll, Harper &
> Company, Wright & Carter, Hurlock; Noble & Kennedy,
> Wil1iamsburg; Hubbert & Conway, Williamsburg; Harrington
> Brothers, Madison; B. E. Harrington & Company, Taylor's
> Island; George C. Insley, Crapo; Moore & LeCompte, J. W. T.
> Webb & Son, Vienna; Howard P. Spedden, James; Toddville
> Canning Company, Toddville; J. Frank Hearn, Bishop Head;
> Bradley & Wheatley, Jordan & Spencer, Secretary; Messick &
> Dolby, Hurlock; W. T. Andrews & Son, Crapo; Drawbridge
> Canning Company, Drawbridge; Z. H. Brinsfield & Son, EI-
> dorado; Josiah T. Wheatley, Finchville; Phillips & Douglas,
> Elwood; Galestown Canning Company, Galestown; L. A. Insley
> & Brother, Wingates; Ralph Brothers, Vienna; Seward &
> Company, Sewards.
> FUR BUSINESS.
> The fur business is rather an important industry and a growing
> one in this county. Those engaged in it are W. T. Willis, Church
> Creek; W. F. Applegarth, Golden Hill; A. G. Robbins, Lakesville;
> Jesse Wall, Bespitch; C. L. Seward, Sewards.
> During the year about $65,000 worth of furs have been handled
> in the county and the number of people engaged in the business is
> LUMBER BUSINESS.
> The firms in Dorchester County engaged in the manufacture of
> timber products are: Cambridge Manufacturing Company, J. H.
> Neal, W. H. Radcliffe, R. T. Wright, Wright & Smith, James N.
> Sherman, E. M. Skinner & Brother, all of Cambridge; S. R.
> Linthicum, Cornersville; B. J. Linthicum, W. A. Linthicum, J. W.
> Brooks & Son, Church Creek; Smith & Harrington, Madison; L. D.
> Travers, Taylor's Island ; Joseph W. Bradshaw, Wm. F. Applegarth,
> R. L. Simmons, J. R. Rittenhouse, Mills Brothers, Golden Hill; Wm.
> H. Kirwan, Lakesville; Sullivan & Ellis, Sewards; J. Holliday
> Murphy, Drawbridge; Windsor & Mowbray, Aireys; Thos. Higgins
> & Son, Vienna; Wright & Andrews, J. W. Blake, S. S. Andrews,
> Geo. A. Thompson & Son, Benj. F. Carroll, F. W. Carroll, J. B.
> Andrews, Hurlock; J. R. Coulbourne, W. R. ;Hurst, Secretary; J. W.
> Blake, Williamsburg; Z. H. Brinsfield, Eldorado.
> The value of the mills, including real estate and fixtures, is
> $422,000. The number of men and boys employed in the business
> as employes is 203. The amount paid annually in wages is $40,600.
> Estimated value of product will be about $197,000.
> COUNTY'S GREATEST NEEDS.
> Better roads are the most important needs of Dorchester
> County, and our correspondent says some method to show the
> people of the lower districts of the county that oysters and the
> oyster business is having a demoralizing effect on the industry in
> the State will do much to change the sentiments of the county in
> favor of some practical system for State aid in making better
> PRINCIPAL MANUFACTURES.
> The principal manufactures of the county are as follows:
> Shirts---Cambridge Shirt Company, Strauss, Eiseman &
> Cables & Kohn, Cambridge; Jasper Harper, Hurlock; Wm. E.
> Seward, Hills Point; Chas. Webster, East New Market; James
> Conkel, Secretary---Number of employees, 373; value of
> total product, $360,940 ; capital invested, $56,316; amount
> paid annually in wages, $49,134.
> Bricks---James C. Leonard, Robinson & Bamett, Cambridge;
> Enoch W. Wilson, Vienna---Number of employees, 45; value of total
> product, $16,212; capital invested, $29,525; amount paid annually in
> wages, $5,042.
> Butter and Ice Cream---Cambridge Creamery Company,
> Cambridge; East New Market Creamery Company, East New Market;
> Enterprise Creamery Company, Hurlock---Number of employees, 5;
> value of total product, $7,120; capital invested, $4,575; amount paid
> annually in wages, $1,356.
> Creamery Products---S. L. Webster & Company, East New
> Market; S. L. Webster & Company, Beulah---Number of employees,
> 3; value of total product, $4,284 ; capital invested, $2,900 ; amount
> paid annually in wages, $840.
> Flour, Feed, etc.---R. W. Randall, Cambridge Manufacturing
> Company, L. K. Warren, Cambridge; S. Merrick & Son, Hurlock
> Milling Company, Benjamin Merrick, Hurlock; Walter Beckwith,
> Vienna; F. P. Cockran, Henry Hubbert, Williamsburg---Number of
> employees, 44; value of total product, $276,825; capital invested,
> $113,113; amount paid annually in wages, $15,402.
> Shipbuilding---Richardson & Davis, Cambridge Manufacturing
> Company, Cambridge; James W. Brooks & Sons, Madison; Cannon
> & Simmons, Golden Hill---Number of employees, 51; value of total
> product, $140,300; capital invested, $74.460; amount paid annually
> in wages, $18,465.
> Harness---A. J. Hitch, Vienna; J. E. Sewell, Cambridge---Value of
> total product, $2,025; capital invested, $500.
> Printing and Publishing---Democrat and News, Dorchester
> Standard, Item, Daily Banner and Cambridge Chronicle, Dorchester
> Era, Cambridge; Advance, Hurlock---Number of employees, 18;
> value of total product, $25,000 ; capital invested, $12,000 ; amount
> paid annually In wages, $4,433.
> Machinery, etc.---Edgar Shackleford, T. Hudson, Cambridge;
> Barber & Maxwell, Hurlock---Number of employees, 5; value of total
> product, $10,990 ; capital invested, $5,290 ; amount paid annually in
> wages, $225.
> Barrels and Baskets---Cambridge Manufacturing Company, J. E.
> Wright, Cambridge---Number of employees, 11; value of total
> product, $2,880; capital invested, $3.495; amount paid annually in
> wages, $1,555.
> Weatherboarding and Boxing---R. T. Wright, W. H. Radcliffe,
> Cambridge Manufacturing Co., Cambridge; S. W. Linthicum,
> Comersville---Number of employees, 20; value of total product,
> $13,551; capital invested, $64,500 ; amount paid annually in wages,
> Among other industries may be grouped: Perry & Eskridge, sails
> and awnings; Cambridge Gas Company, illuminating gas; S. L.
> Webster & Son, fertilizer; W. T. Stevens, painter, Cambridge-Number
> of employees, 14; value of total product, $42,376; capital invested,
> $43,250; amount paid annually in wages, $3,462.
> Canned Fruits and Vegetables---I. J. Leonard Packing Company,
> James Wallace & Son, Cambridge; Wilbur F. Jones & Company,
> Church Creek; Zora H. Brinsfield, East New Market; Phillips &
> Douglass, Ellwood; Josiah T. Wheatley, Finchville; Jos. B. Andrews,
> Fred. W. Carroll, Hurlock; Howard P. Spedden, James; Jos. H.
> Conkle, Secretary; Chesapeake Canning Company, Benj. E.
> Harrington & Company, Taylor's Island; Percy & Phillips, Ralph
> Brothers, J. W. T. Webb, Vienna; Alex..Noble, Williamsburg.
> Lumber and Timber Products---Windsor & Mobray, Aireys;
> James M. Sherman, Bucktown; Wooten Brothers, Cambridge;
> Linthicum & Baker, Church Creek; G. S. Thompson & Son, East
> New Market; Wm. F. Applegarth, Jos. H. Bradshaw, Hastings
> Brothers, Geo. W. Miller, Golden Hill; Benj. F. Carroll, Benj.
> Conway, Hurlock; Clarence Baker, Lakesville; Keys, Layton &
> Company, Lloyds; Benjamin W. Brooks, W. W. Harrington,
> Madison; C. G. Jackson & Company, Reedsgrove; John W. Gordy,
> Rhoadsville; J. J. Bennett, Joseph Batte, Thos. Higgins & Sons,
> Annie C. Taylor, Robert A. Vane, Vienna; Samuel F. Poole,
> Lumber Products, Sash, Doors and Blinds---Jas. H.
> Oysters, Canning and Preserving---T. M. Bramble Company,
> Bricks---Lynn W. Rae, Cambridge
> Fertilizers---Cambridge Manufacturing Company, H. Gaston,
> Louis K. Warren, Cambridge.
> Flour Mills---Wm. F. Williamson, Hurlock.
> Shipbuilders---Wilford Tyler, Fishing Creek.
> Shirts---Andrew J. Foble, Cambridge; Thomas L. M. Payne, East
> New Market.
> Butter Dishes---Dorchester Butter Dish Manufacturing
> Company, Cambridge.
> Subject: [LDR] Elizabeth Cope Windsor to ?Dunn
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 10:34:42 -0400 (EDT)
> From: (Corleen Arrowood)
> Looking for any clues or further information on what little i now have
> pieced together on a sister of my GF James Major Allen Windsor b. 1906
> Sharptown, MD
> ELIZABETH COPE WINDSOR born between 1890 and 1906 in Sharptown, MD
> Hiram Alfred Windsor
> Minnie (Robinson) Windsor
> married a DUNN. First name possibly Wilbur?
> They supposedly had the following children:
> 1. Franklin (no dates) had no children reportedly
> 2. Howard (no dates)
> 3. Ellen (no dates)
> Ellen reportedly had a dau named Jackie See or Cee?
> Either Ellen or Howard had a son named Bobby
> All that is further known is that they eventually lived in Newark, DE.
> Unknown when they moved there or when they died. I don't know if the
> DUNN husband was from Wicomico County, Md or perhaps he was from
> >From the only picture tat i have of her (Elizabeth) she looks to be
> about maybe 15 as compared to my GF James in picture with her who
> appears to be about say 8 to 10 years od.
> Any help appreciated.
> Subject: [LDR] Sewell Family
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:21:33 -0500
> From: Bill Colehour <>
> I have had many years frustration looking for the parents of Thomas S.
> Sewell, born 31 January 1826 in MD, died 8 March 1880 in Talbot Co, MD
> due to a milling accident. He married Hester Greenhawk 3 November 1852
> in Talbot Co. He resided in Queen Anne Co at the 1850 census. Children
> were Charles, William, John, Anna and James. Any one else run into this
> Bill Colehour
> Subject: [LDR] Family Ball
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 18:32:14 EDT
> Hi -- The following came from "Will Records of Worcester County,MD." LEVI
> BALL made a will on 8 Aug 1807 that was probated on 5 12 1809. "Levi Ball
> died intestate. John Ball, Lawrence Ball, and Levi Ball gives administration
> to brother, Christopher Ball. Administrator, Christopher Ball." "Elizabeth
> Ball, widow of Levi Ball, gives administration to Christopher Ball." Bonds
> John R. Slocumb and Joseph Stephenson. JBR 349. Does anyone know the
> ancestors and/or descendants of this Levi Ball? I'm particularly interested
> in the descendants. Jeanne Scott
> Subject: [LDR] More Brittingham's
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 16:50:10 -0600
> From: Fred Gibson <>
> Hi Rooters,
> Am looking for the following Brittingham family:
> Isaac b 1765
> James b 1797
> William J.
> Mary Ellen
> Laura Virginia
> Charlotte Emily
> Evalina Moore
> James Francis
> Henry Lawrence
> Ellen Amanda
> This family is most likely from DE., Sussex County as that is where
> James's widow went with the baby, William J. married a Polk I believe,
> if anyone has any information on this family please contact me........
> Subject: [LDR] tatman
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 18:46:11 EDT
> I am looking for information regarding Wilbert Tatman his father John Tatman
> and mother Rhoda Tatman all from Delaware Wilbert died we think before 1890 a
> young man he was married to a Margaretta Cartright anyone with information
> please contact me
> thank you
> Subject: [LDR] Something you should be aware of
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 18:59:38 EDT
> Due to the change that just happened to RootsWeb (GenConnect), I had to print
> out a Post I made in the past. Much to my surprise, MyFamily.com now owns my
> posts and yours. They have it copywrited and I can't even use MY research
> without their prior written permission, to put on any other forum. So be
> careful what you post, I may not be useable on other forums, in a book you
> plan to write or anything else.
> Happy Hunting
> Jim Kirby
> Subject: [LDR] Ethel Raye Windsor to Elwood Jones
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 19:20:32 -0400 (EDT)
> From: (Corleen Arrowood)
> Sorry but, here's another 'where did they go Windsor ancestor'. <g>
> Ethel Raye Windsor , born between 1890 and 1906. daughter of Minnie
> (Robinson) Windsor and Hiram Alfred Windsor of Sharptown, Wicomico Co.,
> >From the obituary (and death cert) of one of her children. It lists
> these clues:
> Ralph Elwood Jones born Oct. 30, 1921
> died March 11, 1977
> never married
> interred in Dorchester Memorial Park (buried in plot directly behind my
> GP's James Major Allen Windsor and Beatrice Marie (Jones) Windsor)
> Born in Sharptown, the son of the late Elwood and Ethel Raye Jones.
> Survived by a half-sister Miss Myrtle Jones of Delaware (according to
> family member, if she is still alive she would not be capable of giving
> any information), A half-brother Donald Jones of Pennington Gap, VA.
> (Also is thought to now be deceased), an aunt Mrs. Beatrice Windsor (my
> GM,deceased 1988) and two nephews. (unknown who they would be, Donald's
> Informant on Ralph's death cert: Priscilla Cope Windsor Conley , my
> Mother, deceased Sept. 1994)
> >From this i'm going on the assumption that Ralph was Ethel Raye's only
> child. It's said that Elwood Jones married twice. Unknown who other lady
> It's also passed down through oral family history that Ethel Raye
> Windsor Jones 'died young'. But when and where is unknown.
> I have pictures of Elwood Jones as a young man an then a bit older. Also
> of Ethel Raye . Ralph her son and Donald Jones.
> Known that Ralph was in WW II.
> Donald was a Marine and i don't know if he went to war or not. Don't
> know if he was younger or older than Ralph.
> Any help in locating anyting on Ethel Raye or Elwood Jones is greatly
> Corleen Arrowood
> Subject: Re: [LDR] Something you should be aware of
> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 22:51:58 -0400
> From: "Dennis Gries" <>
> I am not a lawyer, but with about 40 years of professional experience in the
> business world, and having watched similar discourse on other boards, I
> would suggest that most of the content of any of these boards is not capable
> of copyright.
> First, most of the data is from public or private (to the poster's) records.
> The public data cannot be copyrighted, and the private data is personal data
> within the possession of the poster. Therefore, neither is capable of being
> copyrighted, but only the form of the posting can be copyrighted, i.e. no
> other may reproduce the exact format of the posting. The question might be
> (for the lawyers out there), is what notice was given to any poster that the
> postings would become the property of a commercial organization (remember -
> Rootsweb was not owned/operated by a commercial outfit until about the past
> So, Jim, don't worry, your original research is still yours, unless you
> signed a contract or waiver giving those rights away, and again, you can
> easily reconstruct that research from your factual sources again and again,
> albeit in somewhat different form each time. Just compare this to the SSDI,
> which is public data, presented by a few organizations, each of which
> perhaps has filed some sort of copyright as to the presentation, but not as
> to the data.
> Let the lawyers speak!
> dennis gries
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:59 PM
> Subject: [LDR] Something you should be aware of
> > Due to the change that just happened to RootsWeb (GenConnect), I had to
> > out a Post I made in the past. Much to my surprise, MyFamily.com now owns
> > posts and yours. They have it copywrited and I can't even use MY research
> > without their prior written permission, to put on any other forum. So be
> > careful what you post, I may not be useable on other forums, in a book you
> > plan to write or anything else.
> > Happy Hunting
> > Jim Kirby
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