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    1. [FLDESOTO] new list home is FL-DeSOTO
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. A new home for the DeSoto 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-DeSOTO and select Join Group. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell

    02/11/2020 07:48:40
    1. [FLDESOTO] Status of the DeSoto county mailing list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the DeSoto county mailing list has 59 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 Florida 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 06:52:55
    1. [FLDESOTO] 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. [FLDESOTO] 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. [FLDESOTO] 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. [FLDESOTO] 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. [FLDESOTO] 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. [FLDESOTO] Sr. Simmons's Sanitarium
    2. Carole Edwards Caruso
    3. I am doing research on a man who died in Dr. Simmon's Sanitarium in Arcadia on 27 August 1914. Apparently, this man came across the ocean from Yorkshire, England, to NYC, and then down specifically to this sanitarium. Of course, I am wondering why. I found this description of the sanitarium online: "DeSoto County has had a healthcare facility since 1913 when Dr. J.A. Simmons opened his small sanitarium just south of Arcadia. In July 1920, the sanitarium was sold to a group of local investors and the name was changed to Arcadia General Hospital. This facility served the needs of DeSoto County residents, as well as neighboring counties, for over forty years. In the early 1960's, a group of local business people felt that it was time to build a new, modern hospital for their growing community." I would like to know if this was an ordinary hospital or did it specialized in a certain disease or diseases. Can anyone help me? Thank you. Carole Endicott, NY --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus

    08/01/2018 11:22:22
    1. Re: [FLDESOTO] FLDESOTO Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4
    2. Evelyn Arthur
    3. I am here also =) ​ On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:53 PM, <fldesoto-request@rootsweb.com> wrote: > Send FLDESOTO mailing list submissions to > fldesoto@rootsweb.com > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://lists9.rootsweb.ancestry.com/mailman/listinfo/fldesoto > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > fldesoto-request@rootsweb.com > > You can reach the person managing the list at > fldesoto-owner@rootsweb.com > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of FLDESOTO digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Re: Updates (Debra Snook) > 2. Re: Updates (Laurie Baker) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 17:29:19 -0500 > From: Debra Snook <rockwood_4@juno.com> > To: fldesoto@rootsweb.com > Subject: Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates > Message-ID: <A6435503-B69D-41C5-9D0C-EC830210FAF5@juno.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > I'm here too! > > >From Debbie Snook > > > On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:03 PM, Lisa <Lbean72@aol.com> wrote: > > > > I am here!!! > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > > >> On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:25 PM, PMcSwain <pmcswain@tampabay.rr.com> wrote: > >> > >> Hello Desoto People- Are there any of you left on this list- Just > checking > >> Peggy of the FLGenWeb Project, Inc. > >> http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm > >> > >> ------------------------------- > >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FLDESOTO-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 > FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > ____________________________________________________________ > Police Urge Americans to Carry This With Them at All Times > The Observer > http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/598100d591787c3659bst04duc > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 02:53:17 +0000 > From: Laurie Baker <laurieb@mvseac.com> > To: "fldesoto@rootsweb.com" <fldesoto@rootsweb.com> > Subject: Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates > Message-ID: > <BY1PR02MB12412AC709C81E005043B4E6DEB00@BY1PR02MB1241. > namprd02.prod.outlook.com> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > Im here > > Laurie Baker > > -----Original Message----- > From: FLDESOTO [mailto:fldesoto-bounces+laurieb=mvseac.com@rootsweb.com] > On Behalf Of Debra Snook > Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:29 PM > To: fldesoto@rootsweb.com > Subject: Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates > > I'm here too! > > >From Debbie Snook > > > On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:03 PM, Lisa <Lbean72@aol.com> wrote: > > > > I am here!!! > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > > >> On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:25 PM, PMcSwain <pmcswain@tampabay.rr.com> wrote: > >> > >> Hello Desoto People- Are there any of you left on this list- Just > >> checking Peggy of the FLGenWeb Project, Inc. > >> http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm > >> > >> ------------------------------- > >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > >> FLDESOTO-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 > > FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > ____________________________________________________________ > Police Urge Americans to Carry This With Them at All Times The Observer > http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/598100d591787c3659bst04duc > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > ------------------------------ > > Subject: Digest Footer > > To contact the FLDESOTO list administrator, send an email to > FLDESOTO-admin@rootsweb.com. > > To post a message to the FLDESOTO mailing list, send an email to > FLDESOTO@rootsweb.com. > > __________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com > with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body > of the > email with no additional text. > > > ------------------------------ > > End of FLDESOTO Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4 > *************************************** >

    08/02/2017 07:41:16
    1. Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates
    2. Laurie Baker
    3. Im here Laurie Baker -----Original Message----- From: FLDESOTO [mailto:fldesoto-bounces+laurieb=mvseac.com@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Debra Snook Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:29 PM To: fldesoto@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates I'm here too! >From Debbie Snook > On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:03 PM, Lisa <Lbean72@aol.com> wrote: > > I am here!!! > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:25 PM, PMcSwain <pmcswain@tampabay.rr.com> wrote: >> >> Hello Desoto People- Are there any of you left on this list- Just >> checking Peggy of the FLGenWeb Project, Inc. >> http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >> FLDESOTO-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 > FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > ____________________________________________________________ Police Urge Americans to Carry This With Them at All Times The Observer http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/598100d591787c3659bst04duc ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/01/2017 08:53:17
    1. Re: [FLDESOTO] [Norton AntiSpam]Re: Updates
    2. PMcSwain
    3. So good to know this list is not dead, I am Peggy and I maintain the Desoto Co. site for the FLGenWeb Project,Inc. I do try my best to keep the site up to date, I have plenty of info as it is now, but always looking for more to add. Site URL- http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm Just in case one would like to take a peek. Thank you Peggy -----Original Message----- From: Laurie Baker Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 10:53 PM To: fldesoto@rootsweb.com Subject: [Norton AntiSpam]Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates Im here Laurie Baker -----Original Message----- From: FLDESOTO [mailto:fldesoto-bounces+laurieb=mvseac.com@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Debra Snook Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:29 PM To: fldesoto@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates I'm here too! >From Debbie Snook > On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:03 PM, Lisa <Lbean72@aol.com> wrote: > > I am here!!! > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:25 PM, PMcSwain <pmcswain@tampabay.rr.com> wrote: >> >> Hello Desoto People- Are there any of you left on this list- Just >> checking Peggy of the FLGenWeb Project, Inc. >> http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >> FLDESOTO-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 > FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > ____________________________________________________________ Police Urge Americans to Carry This With Them at All Times The Observer http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/598100d591787c3659bst04duc ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLDESOTO-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 FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/01/2017 05:32:11
    1. Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates
    2. Lisa
    3. I am here!!! Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:25 PM, PMcSwain <pmcswain@tampabay.rr.com> wrote: > > Hello Desoto People- Are there any of you left on this list- Just checking > Peggy of the FLGenWeb Project, Inc. > http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/01/2017 12:03:50
    1. Re: [FLDESOTO] Updates
    2. Debra Snook
    3. I'm here too! >From Debbie Snook > On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:03 PM, Lisa <Lbean72@aol.com> wrote: > > I am here!!! > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Aug 1, 2017, at 5:25 PM, PMcSwain <pmcswain@tampabay.rr.com> wrote: >> >> Hello Desoto People- Are there any of you left on this list- Just checking >> Peggy of the FLGenWeb Project, Inc. >> http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLDESOTO-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 FLDESOTO-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > ____________________________________________________________ Police Urge Americans to Carry This With Them at All Times The Observer http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/598100d591787c3659bst04duc

    08/01/2017 11:29:19
    1. [FLDESOTO] Updates
    2. PMcSwain
    3. Hello Desoto People- Are there any of you left on this list- Just checking Peggy of the FLGenWeb Project, Inc. http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm

    08/01/2017 11:25:23
    1. [FLDESOTO] Kabrich Cemetery
    2. PMcSwain
    3. Hello everyone- I have just uploaded an update for Kabrich Cemetery in Desoto Co., Fl.- Placed Last names first, added new names to the list of burials. If by chance anyone has an obit they would like to add to anyone buried in this cemetery, I can add it for you- Any info you may have on a person or persons buried in this cemetery, that also would be very welcomed- As well if you find any mistakes I may have made. The link to the cemetery Index is listed below http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/cemetery/cemetery.htm Thank You Peggy

    07/25/2017 10:40:30
    1. [FLDESOTO] Updates
    2. PMcSwain
    3. Hello Desoto Genealogy people- My Desoto site is full of information on people from Desoto’s past, I add info as I can get it- If anyone has info they would like to share for the Desoto site, Please think of me- Thank You Peggy McSwain > Desoto site URL- http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm

    07/05/2017 03:33:50
    1. [FLDESOTO] Hull Cemetery
    2. PMcSwain via
    3. Hello everyone- I have news as to the Hull Cemetery – seems it may have been found - http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/cemetery/hull.htm at the top of the page on my site is what I have of this cemetery – and how to go about finding it, or at least a way to view the area. Thank you Peggy of the FLGenWeb Project, Inc.

    08/12/2014 02:38:46
    1. [FLDESOTO] South Florida Pioneer Magazine
    2. PMcSwain
    3. Hello Desoto list I have been asked a few times over the last few days about the South Florida Pioneers magazine On my Desoto Co. site for the FLGenWeb Project,Inc. –also listed on the main menu lower right hand side is a link for the page that will take you to the Index for this magazine – Plus a way to order it – either the entire set or one or more copy- http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/New%20Down/SFPindex.html The Historical site is where the link takes you to – scroll down to about the middle of their page and see the square with the title and a map of Florida- This takes you to the link to order. Thank you all Peggy

    10/11/2013 02:06:12
    1. [FLDESOTO] Forgot
    2. PMcSwain
    3. Sorry- I did forget to add the link to the main menu page for Desoto Co. http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/desoto.htm Thanks again Peggy

    04/28/2013 05:07:09
    1. [FLDESOTO] Hello Desoto Co. List
    2. PMcSwain
    3. Just to let you know- I have been updating the FLGenWeb Project,Inc. Desoto County site, I have added more obits to the site- http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/obits/obits.htm New file in obits listed on the Obit index. Had to make another file for all the obits on the site I have added- I also added a link to this obit index on the Arcadia Index page. http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/arcadia/index.html If anyone finds info they would wish to share for the site, Please, I am open for new info and it is a great way to maybe connect with others searching the same line as you. Thanks to all Peggy

    04/28/2013 05:05:46