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    1. [FLCALHOU] new list home is FL-CALHOUN
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. A new home for the Calhoun county mailing list has been set up. In a few minutes, I'll send out personal invitations to the subscribers of this list who wish to join the new group will be able to do so. I can not add members directly. It should be a link you can click that will let you 'accept' the invitation to join the new group. You may need to check your spam folder as I can't say when such will be delivered. If you don't find an invitation in your email you may also go to this site - https://groups.io/g/FL-CALHOUN and select Join Group. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell

    02/11/2020 02:52:44
    1. [FLCALHOU] Status of the Calhoun county mailing list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the Calhoun county mailing list has 145 subscribers. In light of this list closing on March 2nd, with the full knowledge of the list owner - Susan Penn Groover, I have set up a new home for this list. I've recently set up similar homes for other Rootsweb lists that will be going defunct next month. In my next email, later today, I'll send you further information regarding this and how to join the new home for this list. Tim Stowell Chattanooga

    02/11/2020 12:39:33
    1. [FLCALHOU] Leave a Farewell Message
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*Leave a Farewell Message*_/ This post was by Judith to MODAVIES: suggestion: People may want to post a "farewell" message on the mailing list before it goes to archive, and in this message include an email you plan to keep for the foreseeable future. A separate email could be set up expressly for this purpose if it is more convenient/secure. (You'll want web-based, not provider-based.) That way, if someone peruses the archive & finds a possible connection, they would have a way to get in touch with you privately. I have been on a couple of lists that went archival at some point, and I really wish I had done that, as our old email was provider-based and - once that provider went defunct, people looking through the defunct mailing list had no way to contact me (nor I them) It's easier to track people down these days, but I'd still suggest this. I think this to be an excellent idea, wish I thought it. I would like to expand to suggest that a post to include Your name, best address to reach you (one that might be dedicated to your genealogy research), a list surname(s) of interest, a list to places of interest (country, region, state, county), subject of interest, snail mail address (at your own risk), telephone number (again at your own risk), web address if you have a website, where you “moved.” Please keep in mind these to be suggestions and you should only provide what you would be comfortable for “ibots” to find. Might not want to wait to last minute. This would give system to process information and have it posted. With this in mind, please do not be concerned when you see my post to the nearly 300 (took inventory; final count was 298 – just sharing) mailing lists I admin. I will be leaving my time capsule to the list(s) in the coming days. But I will be here til Roots Web turn off the lights and lock the door. Let me take a few lines to acknowledge all the “thank-you” I have received. I started with a few surnames and expanded to counties more recently. But you are all “welcomed.” I try serve with the volunteer spirit and a happy heart. Please overlook my frustration that may boil to the top in the coming days. Susan

    01/13/2020 12:32:32
    1. [FLCALHOU] Ramblings from the Backseat
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*Ramblings from the Backseat*_/ 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. I have already announced that as of March 2^nd , when Roots Web ceases to function as a mailing list that I will be hanging up my administrator's hat. These are my observations and suggestions going forward. First and foremost, someone needs to step-up to be new administrator, chairman, leader, whatever title you like. Next a decision should be made whether to remain a mailing list or a bulletin board. Of course, what is to say both could be established. I personally have not read, but Dick Eastman has endorsed Group.io as a venue for mailing list. From what little time I have had, I would lean toward Group.io to maintain mailing list format. I have no experience with bulletin boards therefore I have no input. I am hearing Facebook, but I have issues with privacy and whether someone would make the site secure enough. I am sure there are other venues for bulletin board format. Can not stop someone setting up FB account, just do not bother to invite me. Also, Ancestry has an established bulletin board area, it is functioning. Due to the activity on most state lists, my next suggestion would be that county mailing lists consolidate to form one state list. When activity is established divide into regions. Too much activity then establish a county list (start at the top and drill down). Under the blanket of a state list posting could use subject line to keep the identity of the county ie; SUBJECT: [AL-SUMTER] Looking for … Surname lists are a horse of a different color. Suggestion here would be to make use of subject line. Kinda like reading a newspaper, the subject line is like a headline of a newspaper. Personally I pay attention to an informative subject line. A worry in the back of my mind is with the “mass exodus” from Roots Web to other venue on whether that venue can handle the new activity or whether “we” will cause that venue to crash and burn. Here's hoping that is a needless concern. Once the list is established … there needs to be centralized place where a directory or a place of registration that searching community would go to find the list. Since I am US based, USGenWeb comes to mind. This maybe more difficult step. USGenWeb sites are individually maintained. Hearing rumblings that this may be solved in the near future. Last concern (for the moment) would be “being nice and playing well with others.” Personally, have not experienced this problem. Frustration, maybe. Especially when Roots Web fell apart and returned “fixed” with continuing problems. For example, I still have to push through a post from someone using AOL. AOL users … this is why your post takes a little longer to be seen. Sorry, I do my best with the tools I have to work with. Patience is probably going to be the keyword in days to come. Patience with the leaders that will step forward. They are going to be putting a lot on their plates and will need support in establishing a new venue and getting it working, establishing their rules, etc. Congratulation to those lists that have found a “new home.” From what I see you are in good hands! Will try to make this last posting to those newly adopted lists. (Posting to all lists today.) At this point in time, Family Trees, Message Boards, Web Sites, & Wiki at Roots Web are not effected to my knowledge. Of course, Message Boards are already part of Ancestry. So open conversation. Work on finding a volunteer to lead the list forward. I'm gonna stop rambling for the moment. I'm here till they turn off the lights and lock the door. Susan

    01/12/2020 01:17:33
    1. [FLCALHOU] Unsubscribing from Mailing List(s)
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. -- /_*Unsubscribing from Mailing List(s)*_/ With the upcoming changes to Roots Web, some have decided to “leave early.” Which I personally understand. Since I am busy, I would like to ask for your help. Should you make the decision to close your membership to list please do the following: Insert or substitute listname before dash. To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to listname-request@rootsweb.com <mailto:wvlogan-request@rootsweb.com> with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. OR A link is provided at the bottom of individual and digests. Help in this area will be completely appreciated and will be considered an act of kindness. --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.

    01/11/2020 01:38:31
    1. [FLCALHOU] Genealogy of Roots Web
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*Genealogy of Roots Web*_/ Since most of us are genealogists or family historians, I write this to answer the primary questions I am receiving in “genealogy speak.” Mailing lists were scattered about the Internet prior to the conception of Roots Web (ie: AOL, Prodigy, Compuserve, and others) BIRTH: Sometime in 1996, Karen & Brian Leverich, conceived what it is now known as Roots Web. Roots Web grew to host uncountable mailing list of many subjects, surnames, places, etc. These mailing lists were free to its users/subscribers. MARRIAGE: June 2000. Roots Web was married (purchased by) Ancestry, Inc. with prenuptial agreement that mailing list services would remain free. I believe to be sometime in 2015, our beloved Roots Web began to suffer health issues. My speculation is outgrew its existence and its host was unable to keep up without a major and costly overhaul. After a year plus, Roots Web reopened its doors, but a lot of her faithful subscribers had lost interest or found other vehicles to convey their passages of information. During this time, other updates on the Internet have occurred. These changes have caused some subscribers unable to participate. Not qualified to expand on this other than to say that some folks have lost connection with Roots Web, DEATH: 2 March 2020. 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. BURIAL: Archives will be available to peruse. No further information as to where, how long, or whether a price tag will be added. Hope this helps. Susan Penn Groover

    01/10/2020 07:46:54
    1. [FLCALHOU] Update
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. Hi everyone! This has been heavy on my heart since Ancestry / Roots Web announcement. I have been admin / moderator for various mailing lists for 25+ years (some lists that predate Roots Web). The options for change do not fit my personal criteria. This is, also, not happening at a time I am able to give personal time for this change. Plus, I think Ancestry is not given an adequate “heads up” for this change. (I personally admin 200+ lists) So I have made the decision to become a subscriber as opposed to an administrator. I will remain admin to the mailing lists I currently admin till Roots Web makes the changes they propose on March 2^nd . I am leaving the decision for change to the list members. I am still gathering options. I will post suggestions in the next few days. The major option I am hearing is Facebook. I suppose this could work. But Facebook, in my humble opinion, would be turning a mailing list into a message board. And various mailing list members have stated they would not Facebook. Personally, I am in this bucket. I have personal issues with Facebook. Open discussion on the list. Voice your opinion. Enough for now. Will post more on other options in the future. Susan Penn Groover, List Administrator --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.

    01/09/2020 07:35:10
    1. [FLCALHOU] Tallahassee Genealogical Society 2016 Winter Seminar
    2. robin760 via
    3. The Tallahassee Genealogical Society will present aWinter Seminar on Saturday, 23 January 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at theCenter for Workforce Development, TCC Campus, 444 Appleyard Dr.,Tallahassee, FL 32303. This seminar is for both beginning researchers andexperienced family historians. Jack Butler, a professional genealogist, lecturer andauthor will present 4 topics: Before They Were States…Finding and UsingTerritorial Records; The Courthouse Burned! What Now?; Turning Google Into AGenealogy Search Engine; and A Dozen Resources You Should Be Using, ButProbably Aren’t. Early Registration on or before 10 January 2016 : TGSMembers - $40 or Non-Members - $45 (includes a mid-morning snack and Lunch). Please visit the website for more information and a registrationform. http://talgensoc.com/ http://talgensoc.com/2016-winter-seminar/ Robin Collins, Publicity Tallahassee Genealogical Society

    12/15/2015 11:59:05
    1. [FLCALHOU] Pitts Boys
    2. ma flowers via
    3. Not real sure about the William Henry Pitts you are asking about. The one in my line is William Henry Pitts B 1838 D 1919, born in Holmes Co. He was married two times, his first wife was Mary Ellen Hathaway, their sons were Jesse, Gideon (Gadi), Isaac, Benjamin F. (Ben). This I have proven. Used in for two Mayflower certificates, a Florida certificate, a D.A.R. certificate and a lot of writing. May I help? Mary Ann

    01/22/2015 03:38:26
    1. [FLCALHOU] Pitts family
    2. Sue H. or James B. Gill via
    3. I need some help with the descendants of William Henry Pitts (1834-1919) and his wife, Helen. I know there was a son named Jesse, and I have found a Jesse, but I can not find any sort of documentation to prove it's the correct one. The Jesse I found married Ana Kinard in 1897 in Calhoun Co. I have no record of his death. Some of Jesse's children were: Ellen, William, George, Albert, Joseph, Eva, Flora, Myrtle, and some others. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

    01/18/2015 11:04:26
    1. [FLCALHOU] Cumberland Gap Tennessee Genealogy and History Group,
    2. david via
    3. We would like to announce the forming of a new organization the Cumberland Gap Tennessee Genealogy and History Group, A.K.A (CGTGHG) which propose to record and preserve. The goal of the group is to promote Genealogy with the recording of Pioneerâs and their descendantâs while also preserving and recording Cumberland Gapâs history. The CGTGHG hopeâs the Nation will get behind the group by submitting pioneerâs names, stories, pictures and Genealogies to be preserved for future generations to come. The CGTGHG will be having a newsletter 4 times a year and will have memberships available on different levels more on that to come. You can go to our website at [1]cgtghg.org or [2]facebook.com/cgtghg Thank You, David A Nelson Jr Website and Social Media References 1. http://cgtghg.org/ 2. http://facebook.com/cgtghg

    10/31/2014 01:13:51
    1. [FLCALHOU] Workshop on DNA for Genealogists - Nov. 21, 2014
    2. robin760 via
    3. Thisworkshop on DNA for Genealogists, presented by Jay P. Collins, is designed forthe Family Historian who may be interested in adding DNA to their genealogytoolbox, but has little or no knowledge of how to apply the technology to theiradvantage. Theinteractive workshop provides an introduction to the basic concepts of DNA, DNAAnalysis, and the role DNA can play in your genealogy research. Topicsinclude: Y-Chromosome DNA and the male line Mitochondrial DNA and the female line Autosomal DNA and the rest of the family What DNA can and cannot tell you about your genealogy …andmore WHERE: WoodvilleCommunity Center, 8000 Old Woodville Road, Tallahassee FL 32305 WHEN: Friday,November 21, 2014; 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Sign-in begins at 10:30 AM) Therewill be a one-hour break for lunch. (Lunch is NOT provided.) COST: Workshopfee is $15 for each attendee. REGISTRATION: Pre-Registrationfor this workshop is required http://www.bluejaygenealogy.com/dna-class/-- Online Registration is open until Tuesday,November 18th; Mail-in Registration must be received no later thanTuesday, November 18th FORMORE INFO: bluejay.genealogy@aol.com

    10/14/2014 08:01:18
    1. [FLCALHOU] Tallahassee Genealogical Soc. Spring Seminar 3-29-14
    2. TheTallahassee Genealogical Society (TGS) is pleased to announce their Spring Seminarfeaturing speaker Ann Mohr Osisek. Theseminar will be held 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29th at theTallahassee Community College, Center for Workforce Development, 444 AppleyardDr, Bldg 38. Registrationis $55.00 for TGS Members (with membership paid by 10/1/13), and $65.00 for allothers. Continental breakfast and lunch are included, if you register by March17th. Ms.Osisek will provide both beginning and experienced family historians withinformation about research methods. Topicsare: Legends, Lies and Lineages; Not Just a Clockmaker; Calico andCornbread; and Out of the Census Into the Bookstacks. Ms.Osisek has taught genealogy classes in Central Florida for more than twodecades, including the Disney Institute in Orlando. She is a Past President ofthe Florida State Genealogical Society and was a 1997 recipient of thatsociety’s Outstanding Achievement Award, in recognition of her contributions tothe field of genealogical education. Ms. Osisek has been published in theAssociation of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and numerous genealogicaland historical society journals. Apre-seminar “Meet and Greet” will be held Friday evening, with a separate registration. Seatingfor both events is limited. For either Seminar or “Meet and Greet” registration,please email tgsseminar@gmail.comor call TGS President Jay P. Collins at 850-566-8479.

    03/05/2014 03:53:03
    1. [FLCALHOU] RE(2); 79
    2. Idella Williams
    3. referral http://haberler.radyotokap.net/wp-includes/zenbqugk.php?login=lctqtrp&password=67uz4wwbe Sent: 1/31/2014 11:02:55 PM >From Frances Williams

    01/31/2014 07:03:01
    1. [FLCALHOU] WFGS Megan Smolenyak Seminar
    2. C. G. Dean
    3. If you are planning to attend the seminar and have not registered, please do so at once. You may register at the door, but it will surely facilitate matters concerning food for snacks and breaks and handouts to know how many to expect. WFGS Fall Seminar - Megan Smolenyak Date: November 9, 2013 Place: Washington High School Auditorium, 6000 College Parkway, Pensacola, FL Time: Registration - 8:00-9:00 AM Seminar 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Speaker: Megan Smolenyak - Popular genealogist, speaker and author of six books. For more information, visit the WFGS web site: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flwfgs/ Click on 2013 Calendar. Scroll down to Nov. 9 for speaker's topics, map & directions and registration form. You may have lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants or bring your own. Cynthia Dean 850-432-7072 cgdean@bellsouth.net

    10/25/2013 04:17:34
    1. [FLCALHOU] Viva Florida 500 Scan Day
    2. Looking 4 Family
    3. Fellow Genealogist and Family Historians, join me for <https://www.facebook.com/VivaFlorida500?directed_target_id=0> Viva Florida 500 Scan Day at the State Archives of Florida to preserve your family history on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST Click here for more details: http://ow.ly/pexV0 Deanna Ramsey

    10/01/2013 03:14:48
    1. [FLCALHOU] WFGS Fall Seminar
    2. C. G. Dean
    3. WFGS Fall Seminar - Megan Smolenyak Date: November 9, 2013 Place: Washington High School Auditorium, 6000 College Parkway, Pensacola, FL Time: Registration - 8:00-9:00 AM Seminar 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Speaker: Megan Smolenyak - Popular genealogist, speaker and author of six books. Google her name for lots of background. For more information, visit the WFGS web site: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flwfgs/ Click on 2013 Calendar. Scroll down to Nov. 9 for speaker's topics, map & directions and registration form.

    08/23/2013 09:25:33
    1. Re: [FLCALHOU] Hand
    2. Joan
    3. Joan Herndon Cedar Springs,Ga. 39832 On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:47 PM, Joyce Collins <collinsjoyce55@gmail.com> wrote: ============= Trying to find information on Walter Hand. His mother was Willie Mae Quick. His father was Jim Hand Try Bay county,Florida for Walter Hand if you cannot find him in Calhoun county.. Joan Richards Herndon--hherndon@windstream.net ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLCALHOU-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/20/2013 08:07:52
    1. Re: [FLCALHOU] Hand
    2. Joyce Collins
    3. I have info on Walter, he was my father. I trying to find information on his parents. I have info on his mother but none on his father. On Aug 20, 2013 1:10 PM, "Joan" <hherndon@windstream.net> wrote: > Joan Herndon > Cedar Springs,Ga. 39832 > > On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:47 PM, Joyce Collins < > collinsjoyce55@gmail.com> wrote: > > ============= > Trying to find information on Walter Hand. His mother was Willie Mae Quick. > His father was Jim Hand > > Try Bay county,Florida for Walter Hand if you cannot find him in Calhoun > county.. > Joan Richards Herndon--hherndon@windstream.net > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FLCALHOU-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in > the subject and the body of the message > > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FLCALHOU-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message >

    08/20/2013 07:41:57
    1. [FLCALHOU] Hand
    2. Joyce Collins
    3. Trying to find information on Walter Hand. His mother was Willie Mae Quick. His father was Jim Hand

    08/20/2013 05:47:12