A new home for the Indian River 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-INDIAN-RIVER and select Join Group. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell
As of now, the Indian River county mailing list has 17 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
/_*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
/_*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
/_*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 firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.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 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Shirley Maples list hostess :)
After obtaining the obituary for Rhea McCleery I have found she had also lived in Ft. Pierce for fifteen years and died at the Indian River Memorial Hospital. The obit states that she had two daughters, and a son. Fred McCleery, daughters were Mrs. William Snyder, Vero Beach and Mrs. Ted Vetter (no location given). Rhea also had seven grandchildren and six g-grandchildren. I feel with this many there must be some still remaining in the area where Rhea had lived. Rhea died in November of 1976. Anyone with anything reference to the above, please contact me. I am anxious to find some of Rhea's living relatives. Thank you for any help you may be able to provide Leta email@example.com
Leta: If you go to the following web site: http://www.irclibrary.org/genealogy/ you will see on the right side of the page an index to obituaries. Find the obit and email the staff firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask them to scan the obituary and email it to you. Pam Pamela J. Cooper Genealogist / Lecturer / Librarian FSGS Speakers Bureau Genealogical Speaker's Guild -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Leta Sheaffer Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 11:51 AM To: FLINDIAN@rootsweb.com Subject: [FLINDIAN] Rhea McCleery So desperately looking for anyone who may have known of Rhea McCleery, who lived at 32960 Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida. Rhea was born in 1897, died November 1976 and her SS year for Florida was 1962. I feel sure someone may have known Rhea's family or her children and possibly some of Rhea's family may still be living and living in Vero Beach. According to Rhea's SS information she had also once lived in Gifford, Indian River, Florida, this being prior to Vero Beach. Rhea had children by the names of Frederic McCleery, Nancy and a Betsy or Betty. Perhaps the children of one or Rhea's grandchildren may still be in the area. I am looking for someone in the family who may still be living, also photographs as well as information. Many thanks to anyone who may be of help. Leta email@example.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLINDIANfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
So desperately looking for anyone who may have known of Rhea McCleery, who lived at 32960 Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida. Rhea was born in 1897, died November 1976 and her SS year for Florida was 1962. I feel sure someone may have known Rhea's family or her children and possibly some of Rhea's family may still be living and living in Vero Beach. According to Rhea's SS information she had also once lived in Gifford, Indian River, Florida, this being prior to Vero Beach. Rhea had children by the names of Frederic McCleery, Nancy and a Betsy or Betty. Perhaps the children of one or Rhea's grandchildren may still be in the area. I am looking for someone in the family who may still be living, also photographs as well as information. Many thanks to anyone who may be of help. Leta email@example.com
Hi Indian River, On Saturday, January 27, 2007, The Brevard Genealogical Society, The Genealogical Society of North Brevard and The Genealogical Society of South Brevard proudly present a Family History Seminar, with new ideas and traditional methods for Family History Research. We would like to remind you that the deadline for Early Registration is December 31st. Please see the registration form for details http://rootsweb.com/~flbgs/FlyerJan2007.pdf or visit the Brevard Genealogical Society website at: http://rootsweb.com/~flbgs/ Walk ins are welcome, but we cannot guaranty lunch for registrations received after January 20, 2007. Featured: Special Guest Speaker Jana Sloan Broglin, C.G. http://home.earthlink.net/~jsbroglin Her topics: Hot Off the Press! The Key to the Courthouse Hookers, Crooks and Kooks Or Aunt Merle Didn't Run a Boarding House When Johnny Comes Marching Home A Luncheon Buffet is included, followed by DNA "Lite" for Dessert, prepared by Vera Zimmerman. CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations by the Board.
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
Patricia: Death certificates are never free! <g> Or any other vital record for that matter. You either pay the cost to the recorder or see if the records have been microfilmed by the Family History Center (www.familysearch.org ) and then you pay for the cost of ordering it on loan. However, you can get funeral home records, cemetery records and an obituary. At the library (where I work) we have the cemeteries and obituaries indexed. So feel free to contact me with your family information. My email at work is: firstname.lastname@example.org By the way, in case you or the other people on this list don't know it, the cost of all LDS microfilm is now $5.50 per reel. It used to be $3.25 Pam Pamela J. Cooper Genealogist / Librarian / Lecturer http://www.rootsweb.com/~flsgs/speakers/cooper.htm -----Original Message----- From: Patricia Schiro [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 8:53 AM To: FLINDIAN-L@rootsweb.com Subject: [FLINDIAN] Death Certificate Info Can someone on this list tell me if there is a way I could obtain some information from a 1971 death certificate issued in Indian River County, Fl. without purchasing the certificate? I would be most grateful for suggestions or help. Thank You Kindly Patricia ============================== Census images 1901, 1891, 1881 and 1871, plus so much more. Ancestry.com's United Kingdom & Ireland Collection. Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13968/rd.ashx
Can someone on this list tell me if there is a way I could obtain some information from a 1971 death certificate issued in Indian River County, Fl. without purchasing the certificate? I would be most grateful for suggestions or help. Thank You Kindly Patricia
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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: email@example.com. I don't have the hctc.com address set up on it. thanks, shirley
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 :)