This has been received from the Rootsweb administration: Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb. As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community. Sincerely, The RootsWeb team We are presently setting up email groups at https://groups.io/. If there is interest in migrating this list to groups.io please respond to this message to that effect ASAP. With heavy hearts, Jim and Di
We just wanted to encourage you all to make use of this list in your family searches. A large number of Rootsweb lists have been made inactive due to no messages over a period of time. We want to keep as many lists active as we possibly can and your participation will help toward that goal. If you have a "brick wall" in your family search, send in a message with as much information as you have and let's see if someone may be able to help fill in those blanks. Best wishes, Jim and Di
Hi there, Diane list admin here. Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! Hoping to hear from you soon. Diane list admin
Migration of lists D-F will begin on Monday. To keep up with dates of migration check out this URL: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/migrate_sched.html Are you subscribed to both the regular and digest modes of a list with a single email address? The new list management system does not support a single email address being subscribed to both the mail (regular delivery) and the digest at the same time. This means you will no longer be able to receive both the digest and the regular delivery ("-L") versions of the list at the same email address. If you are currently subscribed to both "-L" and "-D" with the same address, you will only continue to be subscribed to regular delivery when the list is migrated. You will need to subscribe to the list digest with a different email address. As the lists are migrated over, you will no longer have to add the -L when sending an email to the list. You only need to address your email as XXXX@rootsweb.com with XXXX being replaced with the name of the list. FOR AOL USERS: After these lists are migrated it is imperative for AOL users to check your spam folders. If you find list mail there then please be sure to CLICK THE *THIS IS NOT SPAM* link to send the list mail to the inbox. It is VERY important to help train the filters and let AOL know that this new server can be trusted. If you have any questions feel free to ask, and we will figure it out together. Thanks for your patience during this migration to the new server, Lainee Denton-Jones List Administrator
Hiya everyone, We have received notification that the migration of further lists is put on hold while RootsWeb tries to work things out with AOL so that the users of AOL can start receiving their mail from the new server. You can access the migration schedule here: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/migrate_sched.html Lainee Denton-Jones List Administrator
Hiya everyone, Just a reminder that today is when we are supposed to be migrated over to the new system. I am including the AOL information yet again. :) FOR AOL USERS: After these lists are migrated it is imperative for AOL users to check your spam folders. If you find list mail there then please be sure to CLICK THE *THIS IS NOT SPAM* link to send the list mail to the inbox. It is VERY important to help train the filters and let AOL know that this new server can be trusted. If you have any questions feel free to ask, and we will figure it out together. Thanks for your patience during this migration to the new server, Lainee Denton-Jones List Administrator
Hiya everyone, Okay I might eventually get woke up enough to actually send the correct information. Mailing lists D-F are due to be migrated over tomorrow, Monday, August 21. There has been a couple of delays already in the migration scedule, so I will inform you when the lists are actually migrated over. I am going to include the AOL users info AGAIN because I think it very important that they get this information because apparently the mail from the new server is only being delivered sporatically and it isn't going into the same folder everytime when it does get delivered. FOR AOL USERS: After these lists are migrated it is imperative for AOL users to check your spam folders. If you find list mail there then please be sure to CLICK THE *THIS IS NOT SPAM* link to send the list mail to the inbox. It is VERY important to help train the filters and let AOL know that this new server can be trusted. If you have any questions feel free to ask, and we will figure it out together. Thanks for your patience during this migration to the new server, Lainee Denton-Jones List Administrator
Hiya everyone, You should have received an email from Rootsweb by now detailing the fact that they are changing list software and the lists will be migrated over by groups. A-C lists are supposed to be migrated over on Thursday, 17 August. When the lists are migrated you should receive a new standard welcome letter for this list, just like you did when you first subscribed to the list. I am letting you know this so that you don't wonder why you are getting a new welcome letter. As the lists are migrated over, you will no longer have to add the -L when sending an email to the list. You only need to address your email as XXXX@rootsweb.com with XXXX being replaced with the name of the list. FOR AOL USERS: After these lists are migrated it is imperative for AOL users to check your spam folders. If you find list mail there then please be sure to CLICK THE *THIS IS NOT SPAM* link to send the list mail to the inbox. It is VERY important to help train the filters and let AOL know that this new server can be trusted. If you have any questions feel free to ask, and we will figure it out together. Thanks for your patience during this migration to the new server, Lainee Denton-Jones List Administrator
<http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA>http<http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA>://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ If your genealogy website is not listed already, you can submit the url on the appropriate page(s). LaineeList Administrator
--=======3486595======= Content-Type: text/plain; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-622F6413; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Hiya everyone, Due to the recent problems with AOL, I am forwarding this introduction to the list in case anyone on AOL would like to join and become a part of the discussion. Lainee List Administrator >From: JYoung6180@aol.com >Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 17:34:08 EST >Subject: Introducing AOLers-RootsWeb-L--this copy may be used for your >lists if you like >To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org >X-Mailer: 9.0 for Windows sub 5006 >X-ELNK-AV: 0 > > >AOLers-RootsWeb-L is a new RootsWeb mailing list dedicated to >assisting those who use the sometimes non-standard AOL e-mail system and >who also >subscribe to and/or admin RootsWeb mailing lists. > >For those who subscribe to RootsWeb mailing lists using AOL, and/or who >admin RootsWeb mailing lists (whether or NOT you use AOL as our e-mail >program) it helps to know how to: > >1) send mail to RootsWeb lists from AOL and have it come through in plain >text (not be rejected), >2) process RootsWeb list mail on the receiving end at AOL so that it is not >considered spam by AOL leading to blocks placed on the RootsWeb list servers >causing non-receipt of list mail, >3) identify list admin spam mail in AOL inboxes or spam folders and to learn >how to deal with it in a manner that doesn't result in AOL thinking RootsWeb >is responsible for the spam (for AOL subscriber RootsWeb list admins), >4) answer the questions and address the problems encountered by list members >who use AOL for RootsWeb list mail (primarily for NON-AOL subscriber RootsWeb >list admins). > >The list is a place for discussion of any problems and issues related to AOL >e-mail usage involving RootsWeb lists in order to remove this type of subject >matter from the RootsWeb genealogy lists where it is generally considered to >be off-topic. Hopefully, misinformation, rumors, false accusations >directed at >either RootsWeb or AOL can be eliminated through the proper use of this >forum. > >To subscribe to AOLers-RootsWeb-L send a new e-mail to: >AOLers-RootsWeb-Lemail@example.com and put only the word SUBSCRIBE in >the subject and message body. Send the request to >AOLers-RootsWeb-Dfirstname.lastname@example.org instead for digest mode. > >Joan Young, administrator >AOLers-RootsWeb-L@rootsweb.com > >--- >Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. >Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). >Version: 6.0.576 / Virus Database: 365 - Release Date: 1/30/04 --=======3486595=======--
UK-based researchers will search British archives for birth and marriage records of your English and Scottish ancestors (1813-1950). Also census, church and other records. In most cases we can offer a NO-FIND NO-FEE service -- we find your ancestors or you pay nothing! For a FREE e-mail consultation visit www.britishancestors.com http://www.ancestry.com/rd/redir.asp?targetid=774&sourceid=1028 ***************************************** Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 6, No. 36, 3 September 2003.
Your Grandpa Fought in WHAT War? By Ted Pack email@example.com Late at night, after a day of giving my clients advice they don't take and an evening of giving my teens advice they won't even listen to, I sometimes surf the genealogy bulletin/message boards looking for people who might be willing to take a bit of well-intentioned counsel. A surprising number of newcomers assume that telling the world a person was "my grandfather" pins his birth date down accurately enough to let other people help them. That isn't always the case. Last night my mother came to our house for barbecued salmon. Her grandfather, George Waterman CADY, fought in the Civil War. He was born in 1837, rode with the 10th Missouri Cavalry (Union) and moved to Kansas after the war. He got off to a slow start; he married in 1881 at the age of 44. My grandmother came along in 1892, when he was 55. She gave birth to my mother. Without giving away details of a living person and a dear woman, let us just say she gets a discount in some restaurants if she eats dinner before 6 p.m. She uses the Internet, and, as I said, her grandfather fought in the Civil War. At the same table, passing the lemon dill butter, was my son. His de- tails are private too, but a year or two ago we could get him a discount by ordering off the "Under 12" menu. He uses the Internet; his grand- father fought in the Korean War -- 86 years after Appomattox. Quite a spread. Ours is a rare family due to my great-grandfather CADY marrying so late, but consider this -- most people have their children between the ages of 20 and 40. Genealogy buffs on the Internet can be anywhere from say 20 to 70 years old -- just to keep the numbers even. If you are now 20 and the oldest child of the oldest child, your grandparents could have been born (20 + 20 + 20) 60 years ago, in 1943. If you are now 70 and the youngest child of the youngest child, your grandparents could have been born (70 + 40 + 40) 150 years ago, in 1853. So, if you are posting a query about your grandfather, please -- give the rest of us a clue; at least tell us which war he fought in. ****************************** Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 6, No. 36, 3 September 2003.
Knock, Knock...Anybody There? Have you ever posted a query on a RootsWeb mailing list and ended up thinking that you are playing genealogical solitaire -- that no one out there has any information or suggestions for you, or that you are the only one left on the planet who is researching your family? Been disappointed because you didn't receive a response from anyone -- not even a suggestion about where you might look to find the information? Take a fresh look at what you posted to the mailing list. Lack of a response to a query often says more about the query itself than it does about those who might potentially read and respond to it. First, consider the topic of the mailing list on which you posted your message -- is the topic one for which the subscribers might be expected to have a connection to your query? Is it a mailing list on which you might expect to find some experts to point you in the right direction or provide you with a lookup for the data you are seeking? Don't expect the list members on PAALLEGH-L (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) to know the location of a town in Germany, provide you with New Orleans ship arrival information, or to check a tax list in Georgia for you. Don't look for the SMITH mailing list subscribers to answer a question about the JONES family unless you have clearly stated the connection between your JONESes and the SMITH surname. Always direct your query to the mailing list best suited for the surname, locality, or topic about which you are asking. Next, let's examine the subject you have chosen. Um, what do you mean you left the subject blank so that everyone would be curious and read your query? It just doesn't work that way in this busy world where everyone wants her or his answers yesterday. Even the most diligent and attentive cousins might hit the delete key if your message doesn't grab their attention at first glance with an informative subject. Putting a request for HELP!!!!!! and lots of exclamation points in the subject line won't win you any genealogical friends or get your query read either. Informative subjects should be brief but include name of the individual you seek and when and where the person or family lived. "Looking for parents of George HICKENLOOPER -- born 1790 in Virginia" for example. If there is sufficient space include what information you wish to learn about the subject of your query as in this example. It is possible that lack of a subject could even result in your query being rerouted to the list administrator rather than being posted to the list -- are you sure you saw your query come through to the list? If you are unsure,check the mailing list browseable archives: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ Type in the name of the list (with no -L or -D on the end) and click on the current month and year to check for your message. Now, look at the information you included in the text of your message. While it may be true that being concise is a virtue, when posting a query, your message must also be informative, clearly worded, and precise as to the question you are asking or data for which you are looking. Don't leave the list members in suspense. If you simply wrote "I'm looking for the parents of my g-g-g-grandfather George HICKENLOOPER without providing sufficient information for your potential cousins to recognize whether or not your George and his parents might be included in their files, or whether they have a book or other resource that might help you, they will not reply. If mailing list members do not understand your query -- at a glance -- and can't figure out what you are asking, chances are good that they will simply move on and delete your message, possibly shaking their heads while doing so. On the other hand, don't write a book when posting your initial query. Most people are not going to take more than a minute to review and consider whether your message is of interest to them or if they can help you. Save the extraneous details, which are not directly pertinent to your query, such as how George could still read without glasses when he died at age 97, for follow-up discussions with other interested researchers after you have received the initial responses. What you do want to include in your initial query, in addition to WHO, WHEN, and WHERE, is a brief explanation of what you already know and what you are hoping to learn. For example, you might state: "George HICKENLOOPER was born in 1790 in Rockingham County, Virginia, and married Mary LINGENFELTER in Virginia in 1819, based on church and census records that I found for this couple in Fairfield County, Ohio where they settled by 1820 when their first child was baptized there in the Lutheran Church. I'm trying to learn the identity of George's parents, who are my brick wall." A query such as this might draw the interest of mailing list members who have books on Lutheran marriages in Virginia or other information for the years you have listed, provided, of course, you posted it to VAROCKIN-L (Rockingham County, Virginia) and not to OHFAIRFI-L (Fairfield County, Ohio) mailing list. If you don't know specific dates, include a general time frame to assist those who might be able to help you. Put yourself in the place of the person on the receiving end of your query. Consider what information the readers will need to know to ascertain whether they can help you. Don't put yourself in the position of knocking on the door and finding no one on the other side to answer. Carefully consider the subject and text of your query as well as the subject of the mailing list to which you are posting your message, before you click that SEND button. *********************************** Permission to reprint articles from RootsWeb Review is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, provided: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article: Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 6, No. 36, 3 September 2003.
Hiya everyone, If you have any favorite hints, tips, methods or ideas that you think might help others, share them. These could range anywhere from something you have learned through trial and error to an idea of something you have thought of but have never been able to put to the test yourself because you don't have the tools in your grasp that maybe someone else could actually make work. For me, I was constantly making notes on my copies of stuff I was getting, so I started making 10 copies of everything I got. The original (not necessarily a true original, but YOUR original) was then put up in a folder and the copies were used for notes. I know that most of you have something that works for you, and maybe you thought it would be offtopic for the list...well now you can send it. Lainee List Administrator _________________________________________________________________
This goes out to a number of lists, not necessarily just the surname lists mentioned below. In each case, email the requester at the email with the query, not me. If you see or have seen these names in your searches then I am sure the posters below would be glad to hear from you also. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ David D. Crow, b. 1803? KY found 1850 Fed Census MO (age 57, farmer) with dau. Mahala F. 19 and Martha A. 17 Can't find in KY. Wife? Parents? Harvey B. Hayes, b. 1811 Ishua, Cattaraugus Co., NY ... parents? firstname.lastname@example.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Any information on a Robert f. Hayes born Nov.26 1863 or 64 I was told he had no sisters or brothers he is my great grand father. We were told his father and mother were not married. Married a fannie Jones in 1896. Any hlp in where to start. i know he lived and died in Suwannee Co. Florida. Any help. Thank You Chris email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For quite a few years I have been trying to find the birthplace of Matilda ALGER. I have her marriage certificate to Edward William WALKER on March 27, 1881 at the Trinity Church in the Parish of St. Mary, Newington, Surrey. She was living in Swan Street. According to the 1881 Census she then lived at 113 Southwark Bridge Road. She was 27 years of age. In the 1891 Census she had become widowed, her husband dying at 32 Sutton Street, York Road, Lambeth in 1889. She had four children, George, Edward, Alice and Louisa. According to this Census Matilda was born in Bermondsey. She was 35 years of age. Her father's name was John ALGER and he was a journeyman bricklayer. I just haven't been able to make any further progress and quite frankly don't really know what else I can do but I am ever hopeful which is why I want to know if there is a website for ALGERS in England. Thank you for your interest and help. Eileen Eileend@xtra.co.nz __________________________________________________________________ Try AOL and get 1045 hours FREE for 45 days! http://free.aol.com/tryaolfree/index.adp?375380 Get AOL Instant Messenger 5.1 for FREE! Download Now! http://aim.aol.com/aimnew/Aim/register.adp?promo=380455
Hiya everyone, We have been informed that the lists are back up and fully operational. After the lists2 server was broken last week, when they finally got it up and running some of the digests were broken. RootsWeb then took lists2 server down voluntarily a few days ago to fix this problem. Barring any unforeseen difficulties we can all get back to posting. If you posted anything in the last couple days and you don't see it come through the list by Sunday or Monday then please repost. Lainee List Administrator _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus
This might be of interest to anyone researching in Florida... Lainee List Admin The following article is from Eastmans Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright 2003 by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.RootsForum.com. Update: Florida State Library Plan Sometimes we do hear good news. It is still a bit tentative, but Governor Jeb Bush's plan to transfer the State Library's circulating collection of 350,000 books and periodicals from the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee to Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale may have hit an obstacle: the Florida State Senate's proposed budget doesn't provide any money to fund the plan. For background, read my earlier articles about Governor Bush's proposal at http://www.rootsforum.com/archives/news0305.htm, http://www.rootsforum.com/archives/news0307.htm, http://www.rootsforum.com/archives/news0308.htm and at http://www.rootsforum.com/archives/news0309.htm. Governor Bush's new budget proposal announced in February included the dismantling of the State library. The Governor proposed to pay $5 million to privately-owned Nova University through the next four years to move and maintain the collection and provide for an extension beyond 2007. Such a move, Bush claimed, would save the state $10.2 million during the next four years. Many groups, including genealogy societies, quickly pointed out that the figures were suspect. Serious legal questions also arise when the governor proposes moving state-owned property to a private corporation. Bush and Secretary of State Glenda Hood have described the circulating collection as being similar to any library's collection of books. After all, they have said, this is not the Florida Collection of priceless historical documents, which are to remain in Tallahassee. Nevertheless, it is still a state resource which should not be dismantled; say many other politicians and private citizens. To be sure, the bill in the Senate is not a final decision. The Senate proposal does not include the funds but the House's proposal earmarks $2 million for the transfer, still far less than what Governor Bush asked for. All of these are proposals and could change before the legislation gets passed. Stay tuned _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus
This is for any of you researching in Massachusetts or if you KNOW anyone that is researching in Massachusetts. Lainee The following article is from Eastmans Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright 2003 by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.RootsForum.com. Massachusetts Doubles Vital Records Fees The Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics is doubling its fees on April 1, 2003. Individuals performing their own research at the Registry will now be subject to a fee of $6 per hour, double that of the previous fee of $3 an hour. The cost of a birth, marriage, or death certificate ordered in person has also doubled: $12 per certificate instead of $6. The cost of a birth, marriage, or death certificate ordered by mail will now be $22 per certificate -- again, a doubling of fees. The Registry's records include birth, marriage, and death records that occurred in Massachusetts from 1911 to the present day. Records for events that occurred from 18411910 are available at the Massachusetts State Archives, which has a separate fee structure. The new fees of the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics may be seen at: http://www.state.ma.us/dph/bhsre/rvr/FeeIncrease.htm. In a related development, the Massachusetts Genealogical Council requests the support of all Massachusetts records researchers: the Massachusetts Legislature Joint Committee On Government Regulations has scheduled public hearings concerning proposed Vital Records bills for Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 9:30 A.M. in Room A-1 WHERE???. Call (617) 722-2120 for hearing schedule confirmation and directions. Several proposed bills would close Massachusetts vital records. For more information, please visit http://massgencouncil.home.attbi.com/index.htm or call (781) 209-8861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. _________________________________________________________________ Add photos to your messages with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=features/featuredemail
Since I obviously haven't made this clear enough, I will try again! :) You will address an email to the list, subject line will be ***DINNER PARTY*** ancestors name. Then in the body of the email you will put which ancestor you would wish to have dinner with, and what you would like to ask them. The meal under preparation was just a lighthearted attempt to have fun with everyone. The choice of seating arrangements the same. There is NO real DINNER PARTY, it is using your imagination to get your brick wall out there. The RSVP was an attempt to get everyone writing to the list. This is similiar to having a roll call with a bit of a twist. ~~~~~~~~~ For instance, IF this was on my surname list Elaine "DENTON" I would send in: subject line: ***DINNER PARTY*** William DENTON born c. 1801 Body of email: I would invite my great greatgrandfather, William DENTON. I would like to ask him the following questions: 1. Who are your parents? 2. What is your wife, Sarah's, maiden name? 3. Why did you move your whole family to Missouri from Tennessee in the late 1840's? 4. Where are you and Sarah buried? ~~~~~~~~~ You want to get as much info into your questions as possible to hopefully break through your brick wall. This is just a sample...you want to make it pertinant to this list. And REMEMBER, this is all in fun, Thanks, Lainee List Admin _________________________________________________________________
(this goes out to ALL of my lists) Hiya everyone, With the recent state of servers at RootsWeb and all of us being out of touch for the last week or so, I thought it would be a nice idea to have a dinner party. We have had some new subscribers over the last week that are now finally able to post, so even the lists that had a dinner party a couple weeks ago are getting a second one. :) You can invite ONE or TWO guests of your choosing. ***PLEASE RSVP with the same subject line and the guest(s) you will be bring in the subject line also. Then list who you are bringing and what your questions will be to them. The menu will be chicken (fried and baked), roast beef, ham, potatoes au gratin, mashed potatoes (taters to us from the southern US), garden peas, fresh green beans, and corn. Dessert will be apple pie (freshly baked of course), ice cream (all flavors) and cake. Dinner will be served buffet style so that you can either sit at the big table in the dining hall or you can wander out into the lovely garden to sit picnic style on the fragrant chamomile grass among the blooming flowers under a nice shade tree. Have fun and don't forget your RSVP, Lainee List Administrator _________________________________________________________________