A new home for the Putnam 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-PUTNAM and select Join Group. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell
As of now, the Putnam county mailing list has 42 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, in a few minutes, 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 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Thanks for looking. Fran In a message dated 9/16/2010 1:08:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > Thanks, Fran. I might do that. I may have some other things for you as > well. Will have to look through my stuff again. > > --- On Thu, 9/16/10, Franmuse@aol.com <Franmuse@aol.com> wrote: > > > From: Franmuse@aol.com <Franmuse@aol.com> > Subject: Re: [FLPUTNAM] Anybody here? > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 11:06 AM > > > Hi Pam, > > I would post the picture on the Putnam site and ask if anyone knows who > they are if you would like. You might give me a bit of a story of the > people > you can identify as well. It might jog someone's memory. > > Fran > http://franmuse.com/put.htm By the Grace of God, we live in the land of the free because of the Brave.
Hi Pam, I would post the picture on the Putnam site and ask if anyone knows who they are if you would like. You might give me a bit of a story of the people you can identify as well. It might jog someone's memory. Fran http://franmuse.com/put.htm
Hi Warren, It does seem to be quiet. When I looked the last post was in Jan this year. I have been staying in Putnam for about 5 yrs looking after older relative. Not much time to get out and around. If you know of good places to find info I could use to enhance the Putnam site, would you please share them with me. Who is the list admin? Thanks, Fran In a message dated 9/15/2010 11:52:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > Yep, I'm still out here Fran. This is a pretty quiet list though! > > Warren By the Grace of God, we live in the land of the free because of the Brave.
Thanks, Fran. I might do that. I may have some other things for you as well. Will have to look through my stuff again. --- On Thu, 9/16/10, Franmuse@aol.com <Franmuse@aol.com> wrote: From: Franmuse@aol.com <Franmuse@aol.com> Subject: Re: [FLPUTNAM] Anybody here? To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 11:06 AM Hi Pam, I would post the picture on the Putnam site and ask if anyone knows who they are if you would like. You might give me a bit of a story of the people you can identify as well. It might jog someone's memory. Fran http://franmuse.com/put.htm ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLPUTNAMemail@example.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
I'm here, too, Fran, but I'll agree with Warren. It sure is quiet here. Right now I'm looking into the family of Benjamin A. Putnam, looking for descendants. I would also like to find some Custeads, of the family who were living in the Holister (not sure if they actually lived in Holister, but my grandparents did, and the Custeads were their friends) area in the 1920's. They knew my grandfather and my great-aunt's family. I have a photograph showing both families taken about 1921-22, and would like to identify the Custeads in it. An elderly cousin has named the family, as she also appears in the photo, but she did not remember who was who. She is in her 90's now, and her memory is fading. Pam --- On Wed, 9/15/10, Franmuse@aol.com <Franmuse@aol.com> wrote: From: Franmuse@aol.com <Franmuse@aol.com> Subject: [FLPUTNAM] Anybody here? To: FLPUTNAM@rootsweb.com Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 10:22 PM Is there anybody still out there? Fran ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLPUTNAMfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
Yep, I'm still out here Fran. This is a pretty quiet list though! Warren On 9/15/2010 10:22 PM, Franmuse@aol.com wrote: > Is there anybody still out there? > > Fran > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLPUTNAMemail@example.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message >
Hi Ginny, Glad to know there is someone here. I am the County Coordinator for FLGenWeb Project, Inc. Putnam. Check it out at http://franmuse.com/put.htm I have begun adding some new material. If you have a bio for your James Basford, I will be happy to add it to Putnam ( or anything else you have). The more places you post the better chance someone will see it. Fran
Yes, I'm here. Still searching on the BASFORD line. (James C. L. Basford) - married twice. Ginny In a message dated 9/15/2010 9:22:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time, Franmuse@aol.com writes: Is there anybody still out there? Fran ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLPUTNAMfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
Is there anybody still out there? Fran
Hello there Fran, There is a few of us still here. I am still researching FRANKLIN WEBB (1829 nc - 1910 fl) and the BRANTLY Family. Looking for land deeds trying to locate where they were living. This Brantly family was From CONECUH CO., ALABAMA moving to Clay/Putnam County around 1855 Joe Webb Born Covington Co., Al Living Oregon Also, the First Wife of Franklin Webb, Mary Eliza Brantly (1837- about 1863), Looking for FINAL RESTING PLACE and date of Death. On 9/15/2010 7:22 PM, Franmuse@aol.com wrote: > Is there anybody still out there? > > Fran > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FLPUTNAMemail@example.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > >
Hi, If someone could help me with an obit look-up, I would very much appreciate it. I am looking for the obit of my grandfather, Eugene Vojnovski, who lived on Cowpen Lake, Putnam County. He died on Jan 23, 1974. I have an obit, but there is no info on which newspaper it came from. He is buried in Jacksonville, FL, Riverside Memorial, beside my grandmother and aunt. My guess is that it would likely have been in the Palatka newspaper, the Gainesville Sun, and probably the Jacksonville Times-Union. My grandmother, Mary Vojnovski, died 10 days earlier, in Jacksonville, and I would also like to get an obit for her. The situation is the same, I have a obit, but not sure where it is from and when it appeared. Thanks in advance, Pam
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If you have any information on the above, please contact me. I would very much appreciate it. I have some information to exchange. Thanks very much, Pam