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    1. [DEW-DNA] Registering with Mailman software at RootsWeb
    2. Marleen Van Horne
    3. You will need to register with the new Mailman software at Rootsweb. Go to this URL: If you already have a user ID and Password, use them. If they fail or you do not have an ID, etc. follow the instructions. Sign In: You should get a list of all the RootsWeb lists you are subscribed to, or are the owner of. You can access all your lists from this page and set them up however you like. In that list you will see 4 columns : List Name: click on that to see more information and get to your admin tools if you are owner or moderator Subscription Address: if you have added more than one email to your account, check this column carefully Roles: subscriber, owner and/or moderator (If it is blank, you have not confirmed your email with that list) List-based preferences: clicking on that will allow you to set preferences for that list. We strongly recommend: -- Delivery Status: Enabled -- Delivery mode: either regular or digest, your choice -- Receive own posting: Yes -- Acknowledge posts: No -- Hide address: your choice, read the instructions for more -- Avoid Duplicates: Yes You can also set your settings globally, click on Global Mailman preferences and Address-based preferences I hope this helps. Marleen Van Horne

    04/06/2018 05:36:05
    1. [DEW-DNA] Ernestine Dew White and Colonel Thomas Dew
    2. Marleen Van Horne
    3. After taking over the DEW Surname DNA Project at FTDNA, I spent several months searching for original source documentation that would support the relationship claims of Ernestine Dew White in her genealogy of the descendants of Colonel Thomas Dew of Virginia. It very soon became apparent that she has no original source documentation that actually connects any of the DEW families to the Colonel. I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that most of the families in her book do not descend for the Colonel, and that she just searched for every DEW reference she could find in the eastern states and cobbled them all together into one family. None of the DEW men who are supposed to be the sons of the Colonel were claimed as head rights by him. In fact, he only claimed about 20 head rights, between 1635 and 1691, none of whom were actually known to be related to him. Ernestine claims he received 2600 acres of land in Nansemond County for head rights. A careful reading of the grants recorded in Colonial Virginia Land Patents, available from the Virginia State Library, on-line, will show that he received a patent for 750 acres on the Nansemond River opposite Craney Island in the 1630s and 1640s, and all the subsequent patents were mostly renewals of the original 750 acres. I could take this further, but I think you get the idea. There is also the issue of his supposed son, John Dew whose will was recorded in 1678 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. He appointed his father executor of his estate, but, unfortunately, did not name his father. The Dew Surname DNA Project has identified two DEW families. In one of these families, two men, with the DEW/DUE surnames are definitely members of the same biological family. In the second family, there is one man with the DEW surname, and two men with other surnames who can document their connection to this DEW family. The other members of this family are genetic matches, but cannot document their connection to the family. There are also five other project members, with the DEW surname, who do not match any other project members. More individuals need to be yDNA tested so that the different families claimed to have been descendants of Colonel Thomas Dew can be genetically identified and their true ancestry determined. Family Tree DNA,, is currently having a sale on its genetic tests for genealogical purposes. If you really want to know the history of your DEW family, I suggest you take advantage of the sale. Marleen Van Horne Dew Surname DNA Project

    12/13/2013 04:18:56