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

    02/13/2020 09:38:54
    1. [FLSEMINO] Status of the Seminole county mailing list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the Seminole county mailing list has 32 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

    02/13/2020 08:32:23
    1. [FLSEMINO] 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 12:32:59
    1. [FLSEMINO] 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 01:18:00
    1. [FLSEMINO] 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.

    01/11/2020 09:58:15
    1. [FLSEMINO] 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 07:47:23
    1. [FLSEMINO] 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 07:35:31
    1. [FLSEMINO] nc(8):
    2. Sasilasiladi via
    3. http://appsoutside.com/3t2r1qf0d9s8a7z6x5c4y.php Gayle Barrie

    01/27/2015 06:41:40
    1. Re: [FLSEMINO] Sanford Naval Air Station C. 1959-1961
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: harland159 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/58.9/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You can read about that accident on Wikepedia: In October 1961, A3D-2 (A-3B) Bureau Number (BuNo) 142663, assigned to Heavy Attack Squadron FIVE (VAH-5), crashed near NAS Sanford following a mid-air collision with another A3D-2 (A-3B) assigned to Heavy Attack Squadron ELEVEN (VAH-11). All eight crewmen, 4 in the VAH-5 aircraft and 4 in the VAH-11 aircraft, were killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Sanford My uncle and namesake was one of the pilots, but I was only three at the time. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    08/03/2014 02:04:08
    1. Re: [FLSEMINO] SJOBLOM, RING, St. Mary ca. 1910
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: sflynn1314 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/4.1.2.1.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Tina has a daughter named bettie and i know more information if you want to learn. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    07/11/2014 08:15:53
    1. [FLSEMINO] Nana Lee HOPKINS-obit, please
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: HelenSanders58 Surnames: Hopkins Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/410/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I would like to have an obituary for Nana Lee HOPKINS, who died 19 June 1980 in Seminole Co., FL. She may have lived in Debary, Volusia Co., FL, according to SSDI. Many thanks for any help! Helen Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    06/09/2014 06:11:43
    1. Re: [FLSEMINO] Sanford Naval Air Station C. 1959-1961
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: hvd5677 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/58.8.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Im looking for information on another crash involving a plane from Sanford NAS, apparently on May 18, 1960. The plane was from Heavy Attack Squadron Three and crashed in Brevard County. Lt jg Louis Mitchell Beverly died as a result. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    05/28/2014 04:13:29
    1. Re: [FLSEMINO] African-American Joseph
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: jonesjamila Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/409.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thanks Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    04/28/2014 04:18:05
    1. Re: [FLSEMINO] African-American Jones and Dowling
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: attocat Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/408.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: See my earlier posting on JOSEPH/DOWLING. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    04/28/2014 01:54:30
    1. Re: [FLSEMINO] African-American Joseph
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: attocat Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/409.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: In case you haven't gotten the info you need: 1. The 1945 Florida State Census for Seminole County shows Arthur JOSEPH, 30, laborer; Louise, 24, housewife; Eller/Ellen Jean, 8, student; Beatrice, 7, student; and Arthur Jr., 6. They lived on RFD #2, Sanford. 2. It might be worth your while to look carefully at the JOSEPH and DOWLING families in the 1920 Federal Census for Florida - St. Johns County - Precinct 10. Good luck! Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    04/28/2014 01:53:03
    1. [FLSEMINO] African-American Joseph
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: jonesjamila Surnames: Joseph Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/409/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I'm looking for any information in FL on Arthur Joseph who was born 20 Dec 1914 FL and died 4 Sep 1995 CA, and his wife and children.. His parents are Nelson Joseph (1870-1926) and Fannie Dowling (1897-1960). I was told he his wife name is Louise Wilson, and his children names are Ella Jean Joseph, Beatrice Joseph, and Arthur Joseph Jr. Any help will do, thanks. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/04/2014 12:56:02
    1. [FLSEMINO] African-American Jones and Dowling
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: jonesjamila Surnames: Jones, Dowling Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/408/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I'm looking for Fannie Dowling (b. abt 1897 FL). She married Nelson Joseph in 1916 FL, and remarried to William Jones in 1927 FL. Nelson Joseph was born about 1880, don't know the state or anything else. I need information about William Jones (b. abt 1896 GA) family. Fannie's parents name are Rivers Dowling (SC) and her mother is either Ida or Dora Dowling (SC) (don't know her maiden name). Fannie and William's children: Arthur, Idella, Mozelle, Christine, Alice, Geneva, William, Mary M, and Betty Jean. Any information on this family will help. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/06/2014 09:13:59
    1. [FLSEMINO] Passing of Cynthia Wojtaszek Fikany 28 Jan 2014
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Myka47 Surnames: Wojtaszek, Pajakowski, Stromidlo Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/407/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Cynthia A. Fikany Obituary Date of Birth: Thursday, March 17th, 1955 Date of Death: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 FIKANY, Cynthia Ann (nee Wojtaszek); Age 58; January 28, 2014. Survived by her husband, Michael; loving daughters, Christine Fikany Tracy (Landon), Andrea, Michelle, and Margaret; sister, Pamela G. Witte; brother, Gregory F. Wojtaszek; and many loving nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, cousins and friends. A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, February 8th, from 10:00am until the time of the Funeral Mass 11:00am at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions (monetary or In Kind donations) made to Children's Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48201 or www.childrensdmc.org would be appreciated. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org Cindy was the daughter of Frank Wojtaszek and Helen Pajakowski Stromidlo of Detroit, Michigan. Her brother, Greg, lives in Seminole County. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/01/2014 09:11:33
    1. Re: [FLSEMINO] Ronald Adams
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: paigefrank77 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/119.1.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Not so sure I would be putting my phone number out there. Good Hunting Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    01/14/2014 07:21:03
    1. Re: [FLSEMINO] Ronald Adams
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: toddallen2881 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.florida.counties.seminole/119.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: hi my name is melody hayes daughter of allene adams I think you guys are confuseing my mother with some one else how ever if you would like to talk with me my phone number is 407-619-6066 my mother never had any children from mr adams Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    01/14/2014 07:28:42