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

    02/11/2020 07:49:23
    1. [FLDIXIE]Status of the Dixie county mailing list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the Dixie county mailing list has 24 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 06:53:55
    1. [FLDIXIE]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. [FLDIXIE]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. [FLDIXIE]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. [FLDIXIE]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. [FLDIXIE]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. [FLCOTTON] 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

    11/07/2014 03:08:22
    1. [FLCOTTON] Mary Douglass, born 1830 in Suwanee, FL
    2. Connie Robinson
    3. Looking for informationon MARY DOUGLASS. Born March 1830 in Suwanee, Florida. She and her brother WILLIAM DOUGLASS survived the Seminole Indian Wars. Mary Douglass Lamb was my GG Grandmother. I received most of the information I have from my Uncle Nelson Merritt who will be 94 very soon. When I asked my uncle if the story about Mary Douglass is true, he told me "Oh yes, it is in the History of the 2nd Seminole War." MARY at the age of 5 was adopted by a Capt. Steven Morgan of Ledyard, CT. Lived with them until she married NELSON LAMB of Ledyard, CT. WILLIAM lived in New Orleans with a family named GOLDSMITH. In 1850 it seems he went to California, dying there in 1920. Intersted in their fathers full name and background. Their mother name and background as well. C.Robinson

    08/03/2013 04:11:21
    1. [FLCOTTON] List available
    2. Shirley
    3. Dear Friends -   I have learned that your listmaster Cliff Fiveash passed away in 2009.  I have handled his lists for the past 3 years, after doing so periodically when serious weather was headed to his area (read:  hurricanes).  Whenever a hurricane was projected to hit Florida, one of the things on his emergency checklist was to get in touch with me and transfer the lists.  Cliff had medical problems the last few years as well which prevented him from handling the lists.    Due to time constraints I need to pass this list along to someone who can devote time to it.  I would like to see it more active but my work schedule (graveyard) does not allow me to dedicate the time needed to keep things going.  I would like to know if anyone on the list is interested in taking the reins.  You do not need previous list experience and I will always be here to help if it's needed.   If you are interesting in hosting the list, please send me an email privately to maples98512@yahoo.com and    1.  explain your desire for the list's direction, 2.  your experience in running a mailing list, and 3.  why you specifically would like to take over this one.   I am doing this for a large number of lists as Cliff had quite a few of them.  When you email me, please put the LIST NAME in the subject line so I know which one has piqued your interest.  Any messages received without the list name in the subject line will be deleted.   If no one on the list expresses interest, I will explore other avenues to have someone take the reins.   Thank you, Shirley Maples list hostess maples98512@yahoo.com

    09/21/2010 06:16:55
    1. [FLCOTTON] List available
    2. Shirley
    3. Dear Friends -   I have learned that your listmaster Cliff Fiveash passed away in 2009.  I have handled his lists for the past 3 years, after doing so periodically when serious weather was headed to his area (read:  hurricanes).  Whenever a hurricane was projected to hit Florida, one of the things on his emergency checklist was to get in touch with me and transfer the lists.  Cliff had medical problems the last few years as well which prevented him from handling the lists.    Due to time constraints I need to pass this list along to someone who can devote time to it.  I would like to see it more active but my work schedule (graveyard) does not allow me to dedicate the time needed to keep things going.  I would like to know if anyone on the list is interested in taking the reins.  You do not need previous list experience and I will always be here to help if it's needed.   If you are interesting in hosting the list, please send me an email privately to maples98512@yahoo.com and    1.  explain your desire for the list's direction, 2.  your experience in running a mailing list, and 3.  why you specifically would like to take over this one.   I am doing this for a large number of lists as Cliff had quite a few of them.  When you email me, please put the LIST NAME in the subject line so I know which one has piqued your interest.  Any messages received without the list name in the subject line will be deleted.   If no one on the list expresses interest, I will explore other avenues to have someone take the reins.   Thank you, Shirley Maples list hostess maples98512@yahoo.com

    09/21/2010 06:16:13
    1. [FLCOTTON] Note from list hostess
    2. Shirley
    3. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I've been offline for the past two months. I finally was able to connect with my laptop using dial-up (ugh!! LOL). Talk about going through Internet withdrawals!! As it is now, I get online after 9 p.m. Pacific Time so that is the best time to expect a reply from me. I apologize for being absent from the lists. Believe me, it was not by choice! I sincerely hope no problems arose that couldn't be worked out amicably. Please make note of my new email address: maples98512@yahoo.com Shirley Maples list hostess :)

    10/14/2008 07:11:20
    1. [FLDIXIE] October Florida Chapter APG Meeting
    2. Yolanda Campbell Lifter
    3. The next meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogist will be held on Saturday, 7 October 2006, at the Leesburg Public Library. The Board Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the General Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Guests are welcome to attend. Our member Mitchell Brown will be giving a talk titled "Researching the Indian Wars of the Southeast, 1813-1858." Leesburg Public Library 204 N. 5th St. Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 728-9790 Lunch will be at Bob Evans Restaurant (1205 N. 14th St., Leesburg) which is about 1 1/2 miles from the library. Yolanda Campbell Lifter, Program Chair Malabar, FL http://ohiofamilyresearch.com

    09/06/2006 11:09:10
    1. Please note: Temporary List Admin
    2. Shirley
    3. Hi, Folks ... Some of you may remember me from hurricane season last year. As I did then, I have again taken the reins of Cliff's lists while he gets back on track after Hurricane Dennis. I spoke with him this afternoon and he is doing fine, but had not been home yet to check for damage. His area took a direct hit from Dennis. If you need assistance with the lists, please note my email address: maples@iinet.com. Don't hesitate to contact me. I'll be in and out the next few days as I'm moving, but I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Warm regards, Shirley

    07/10/2005 12:35:40
    1. Out of town
    2. Shirley
    3. Folks, I will be out of town tomorrow around noon through possibly late Wednesday. I'm going to Seattle to meet some "new" cousins who recently found me online. Another cousin is driving up from southern Oregon, so there will be descendants from three brothers! I will take the laptop so will be able to check messages in the evenings. If you need to contact me directly, please use my alternate email addy: maples@pacifier.com. I don't have the hctc.com address set up on it. thanks, shirley

    09/19/2004 03:39:42
    1. Cliff - update
    2. Shirley
    3. Just talked to Cliff's brother, I still can't get thru on Cliff's phone. There was no damage to his house!! The power companies have had 1,800 trucks and crews come in from around the country to help get electricity restored. Paul was hoping they would have power by Sunday, but a jillion trees need to be removed before the crews can work on the poles and lines. shirley :)

    09/17/2004 10:08:18
    1. Cliff is okay!!
    2. Shirley
    3. I talked to Cliff a short while ago and he is okay! Part of his brother's roof flew off about 2:30 a.m. EDT and a large pecan tree at the end of the house next to his brother's bedroom crashed down but thankfully went a bit away from the house, missing it by 5' or so. His brother was asleep in the room at the time, and Cliff said if the tree had hit the house his brother wouldn't be here today. Other trees on the property also came down, but none struck the house. Cliff said the sound of a roof ripping off is one he will never forget. This damage was done by a tornado that roared through their neighborhood. He said the area looks like a war zone. Hundreds of thousands are without power in Pensacola and Mobile (Ala.) alone, and estimates by power companies are up to two months for it to be restored. In Pensacola, the water and sewage treatment plants have been shut down due to damage. Cliff saved water in every container he had, and estimates he has enough for two weeks. (Those who do still have water service have been told to use bleach in it or boil it due to contamination.) The hospital where his daughter works lost the roof off the ER department, which then flooded with about 18 inches of water. His son took his family north, and they're in Atlanta today (I reached him before talking to Cliff). They are trying to return to Pensacola today, if roads are passable and they can get through roadblocks, which are set up on every road leading into the city. Cliff was preparing to go home when we talked, so it was a short conversation. He was still very shaken by events of the past 24-36 hours but deeply thankful to be alive and uninjured. Trees are down everywhere and other debris is also on the roadways, but he is determined to get home. I warned him (okay, so I'm a mother hen at times!!) to be very careful of downed power lines on the roadways. He also will check on his son's home and a friend's, who fled the area to be out of Ivan's reach. Cliff asked me to express his deep thanks to everyone for their prayers - they do work! He also asked that you keep his family and everyone else in the storm's path in your prayers as it will be a long, hard recovery. shirley :)

    09/16/2004 07:56:12
    1. List discussions
    2. Shirley
    3. Folks, I don't know how strict Cliff is with limiting discussions on his list, but on mine I try to keep folks on track with the purpose of the list. However, I am also flexible when something serious happens and folks need or want to talk about what is happening...particularly when a hurricane, flooding, earthquake or other major event occurs. That being said, please know that if you wish to discuss Hurricane Ivan to provide updates and the like, I will allow it. I would also like to tell you about a list I host on Rootsweb called DisasterRelay. Anyone is welcome to join. Listmembers for the most part are volunteers who will relay messages during catastrophic events. As you may know, when an emergency strikes such as mentioned above, the telephone companies shut down or severely limit incoming calls to the affected area. However, those in the affected region can (with phone lines restored) make calls outside their area. This is where the volunteers come in. If someone is trying to reach a loved one during a disaster, they contact me (or Rose, who helps me coordinate the requests) and we ask for a volunteer to help. They will make long distance calls if necessary and reimbursement is *never* requested. We've had this type of relay work very well many times in the several years I've had the list on Rootsweb. If you would like to join us, send a new email to DisasterRelay-L-Request@Rootsweb.com and type SUBSCRIBE in the subject line and text box. shirley :)

    09/15/2004 03:43:38
    1. Cliff - update
    2. Shirley
    3. Hi - Called and talked to Cliff's brother a while ago. Cliff was sleeping - he was up ALL night. He was worried sick when we talked last night, but didn't want to go to a shelter. Paul said about 7,000 had lost power already in the SE area of his town, which is 30-35 miles from the coastline and north of Pensacola. The winds at that time were 40 knots, and getting stronger. They were already much stronger than that in the SE part of town, which is several miles from his house. I'll keep y'all posted as I learn more. shirley

    09/15/2004 10:52:02
    1. Note from Cliff
    2. Shirley
    3. Cliff and I talked 2-1/2 hours last night. He was very, very nervous about Ivan hitting. If it doesn't make a direct hit on Pensacola, the area will still be the NE quadrant of the storm, which makes it the most dangerous area to be in. He was going through emails when we talked, and was overwhelmed with the emails of support, caring and prayers from list members. He was truly touched. I know he'll have more to read when he gets home. He's gone to stay with his brother 20-25 miles north of his house. They simply did not want to evacuate to another area. If things get really nasty, they hopefully will go to a shelter. Cliff has his dog Oscar with him, and some shelters won't accept animals but knowing Cliff, he'll find a place for Oscar. - shirley -------- Original Message -------- Subject: THANKS SHIR Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 06:15:13 -0500 From: Clifford S. Fiveash <c5ash@bellsouth.net> To: Shirley Maples <maples1@hctc.com> You don't know how much I appreciate what you're doing. I'm getting ready to leave for Paul's. Been up all night and think everything is as secure as I can make it , under the circumstances. They are anticipating "severe" damages to all structures in the strike zone and say it will pound us for a lot of hours....even inland. Would you write a message to all the lists, for me, thanking those who wrote, offering help and/or prayers. I answered about 45 of them but have run out of time and need to go. I need to help Paul finalize things there, before the rain and TS winds start...about 9 or 10am this morning. Everything will deteriorate fast then. Will call you when I get a break, if the cell towers are still functioning. Let Patty know whats going on. Tell her I've intended to answer her emails but have been "covered up"....will do so later. Take care and keep the prayers going up for us. Cliff

    09/15/2004 05:43:37