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

    02/13/2020 09:41:19
    1. [FLTAYLOR]Status of the Taylor county mailing list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the Taylor county mailing list has 40 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 08:35:30
    1. [FLTAYLOR]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. [FLTAYLOR]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 <> 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. [FLTAYLOR]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. [FLTAYLOR]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. [FLTAYLOR] Tallahassee Genealogical Soc. Spring Seminar 3-29-14
    2. TheTallahassee Genealogical Society (TGS) is pleased to announce their Spring Seminarfeaturing speaker Ann Mohr Osisek. Theseminar will be held 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29th at theTallahassee Community College, Center for Workforce Development, 444 AppleyardDr, Bldg 38. Registrationis $55.00 for TGS Members (with membership paid by 10/1/13), and $65.00 for allothers. Continental breakfast and lunch are included, if you register by March17th. Ms.Osisek will provide both beginning and experienced family historians withinformation about research methods. Topicsare: Legends, Lies and Lineages; Not Just a Clockmaker; Calico andCornbread; and Out of the Census Into the Bookstacks. Ms.Osisek has taught genealogy classes in Central Florida for more than twodecades, including the Disney Institute in Orlando. She is a Past President ofthe Florida State Genealogical Society and was a 1997 recipient of thatsociety’s Outstanding Achievement Award, in recognition of her contributions tothe field of genealogical education. Ms. Osisek has been published in theAssociation of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and numerous genealogicaland historical society journals. Apre-seminar “Meet and Greet” will be held Friday evening, with a separate registration. Seatingfor both events is limited. For either Seminar or “Meet and Greet” registration,please email tgsseminar@gmail.comor call TGS President Jay P. Collins at 850-566-8479.

    03/05/2014 03:54:53
    1. [FLTAYLOR] WFGS Smolenyak Seminar 2013
    2. C. G. Dean
    3. WFGS Fall Seminar - Megan Smolenyak Date: November 9, 2013 Place: Washington High School Auditorium, 6000 College Parkway, Pensacola, FL Time: Registration - 8:00-9:00 AM Seminar 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Speaker: Megan Smolenyak - Popular genealogist, speaker and author of six books. Google her name for lots of background. For more information, visit the WFGS web site: Click on 2013 Calendar. Scroll down to Nov. 9 for speaker's topics, map & directions and registration form. Pre-register by October 20.

    07/20/2013 02:12:15
    1. [FLTAYLOR] REQUEST - gravesite photo - Pineview Memorial Gardens
    2. Mike Kendall
    3. I'm looking for a kind soul to take a photo of the gravesite for Elmer James Day 1919-1983. He is buried in the Holy Garden, block 19, lot C, grave space 1. I'd like one of the inscription and one or two of the surrounding area of pine trees and such. Thanks! Mike

    12/07/2011 06:01:58
    1. [FLTAYLOR] Huxford - Spear Library Grand Opening - February 13, 2011
    2. Robert B. Noles
    3. Hello Folks, The Huxford Genealogical Society of Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia invites you to join your friends and neighbors for the once in a lifetime Grand Opening of the new Huxford-Spear Genealogy Library at the Municipal Complex in Homerville, Georgia.  This is a FREE event!  Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  Please R.S.V.P. via Facebook (Huxford-Spear Library) or by email to Elmer Spear at, so we can plan food and door prises for this event. This 'new' Huxford - Spear Library is going to be a great new genealogical experience. The Grand Opening will be Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the regular Huxford Society Quarterly Meeting.  The library will open at 10:00 a.m. on this Sunday for your researching enjoyment and the Grand Opening celebration and lecture will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Elmer Spear will be the speaker for this celebration (speaking about the new additions to the library).  If you haven't heard, the very large and excellent Elmer Spear Genealogy Library from Madison, Florida was closed last year and the contents of this great library are being transferred to the new Huxford-Spear Library in Homerville (a donation made by Elmer Spear to the Huxford Genealogical Society).   The Huxford-Spear Library will have genealogical  reference books from every state in the Union and several foreign countries.  The primary focus of this library is still the southeastern U.S., but this new  library will also have many resources for the New England states, the mid Atlantic states and the mid West states (especially for Ohio).  This combined library will house both the original Huxford Library collection and the Spear Library collection;  Over 30,000 genealogy books and other research materials in the new library will be a great resource for all genealogy enthusiasts.  You can't depend on the Internet for all of your research.  Please mark your calendar for the Grand Opening.  If you can't make the Grand Opening, plan on a visit to Homerville in the near future.  Many of the reference books from both libraries will be back on the shelves in the new library by late January. The Homerville Municipal Complex, which houses the Huxford-Spear Library has been modernized and refurbished for the new library.  The floor space allocated to the library has been more than tripled.   Please make every effort to visit the new Huxford-Spear Library in the coming months.  You will be glad you did.  While you are there, please help support this wonderful library in the heart of Wiregrass Georgia by joining the Huxford Society and if feasible making a contribution of funds or your unique reference material (like your own family history). You should also consider submitting biographical sketches (to be published by the Huxford Genealogical Society) for your ancestors who were once residents of the Wiregrass Region of Alabama, Georgia, or Florida.  Having your sketches and brick walls published by the Huxford Genealogical Society will enhance the likelihood you will be able to expand your knowledge of your family history when the thousands of Wiregrass Georgia researchers see your sketches in the Huxford Quarterly Magazine. By the way, I (Robert B. Noles) will be available during the Grand Opening to answer your questions about genetic genealogy (DNA testing for your family history research). Your descendants will be very disappointed, if they don't find your DNA test results on file. Rob Noles Robert B. Noles  

    01/19/2011 08:56:16
    1. Re: [FLTAYLOR] Question about Fellowship Primitive Baptist Cemetery
    2. Ted & Donna Hendry
    3. If you don't get a response you might try calling Burns Funeral Home in Perry. They may be able to direct you to the contact person for this cemetery. They've been helpful to me in the past. Ted Hendry ----- Original Message ----- From: <> To: <> Cc: <> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:38 PM Subject: [FLTAYLOR] Question about Fellowship Primitive Baptist Cemetery > > Hello to all, > I need to talk to someone from the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church > about putting stones on my BLANTON graves in the cemetery there. My > grandfather was Joshua James BLANTON and he us buried in his family plot. > The only > stone in his plot is a Civil War Stone for him. Several other members of > his family are buried in that plot and I want to put some stones on their > graves. Do I need permission or what? Years ago there were some metal > markers on these graves but someone removed them. > Thanks > Jeanie BLANTON TRIMBLE > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/13/2011 01:05:57
    1. [FLTAYLOR] Question about Fellowship Primitive Baptist Cemetery
    2. Hello to all, I need to talk to someone from the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church about putting stones on my BLANTON graves in the cemetery there. My grandfather was Joshua James BLANTON and he us buried in his family plot. The only stone in his plot is a Civil War Stone for him. Several other members of his family are buried in that plot and I want to put some stones on their graves. Do I need permission or what? Years ago there were some metal markers on these graves but someone removed them. Thanks Jeanie BLANTON TRIMBLE

    01/13/2011 08:38:43
    1. [FLTAYLOR] Elizabeth Shown Mills Seminar Nov. 6
    2. Cynthia Dean
    3. We are now processing registrations for the Elizabeth Shown Mills seminar in Pensacola, FL on Nov. 6, sponsored by the West Florida Genealogical Society. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to hear one of the most fantastic genealogy speakers in the country. Go here for more information about the topics and the schedule. Early resigtration will insure that we have an adequate supply of handouts, etc. Direct link to Registration Form: If you need fliers for your group or library or more information, contact Cynthia Dean 850-432-7072 Looking forward to seeing many of you. Cynthia Dean, President West Florida Genealogical Society

    09/22/2010 07:54:44
    1. [FLTAYLOR] 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 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

    09/21/2010 06:17:44
    1. [FLTAYLOR] Darryl BELL are you still there
    2. Hi I need your e-mail Darryl BELL. Thanks, Jeanie BLANTON TRIMBLE

    07/22/2010 10:40:42
    1. [FLTAYLOR] Elizabeth Shown Mills Seminar Nov. 6 update
    2. Cynthia Dean
    3. Due to a very positive interest in the Elizabeth Shown Mills seminar sponsored by the West Florida Genealogical Society in Pensacola, FL on Nov. 6, 2010, we have selected the new Washington High School theater/auditorium for the site. It's a lovely place with raised, theater-style, padded seats. I cannot send attachments on the Roots lists, but if you would like a flier for your library or organization, please write to me. To update your web sites, events calendars, genealogical societies, friends, neighbors and for your personal information: WFGS site has links to below. Direct link to Elizabeth Shown Mills info Direct link to Registration Form for Mills Seminar We are really looking forward to this exciting seminar and hope to see many of you there. If you have any questions, write me back. Cynthia Dean, President West Florida Genealogical Society

    06/29/2010 09:01:27
    1. [FLTAYLOR] Elizabeth Shown Mills Seminar Nov. 6
    2. Cynthia Dean
    3. Subject: Elizabeth Shown Mills - Seminar - Nov. 6 - Pensacola, FL Mark your calendars! Sat. Nov. 6, 2010 - 9 AM - 3 PM The internationally known and very popular genealogy lecturer, author, editor and translator, Elizabeth Shown Mills, will present an interesting and informational seminar on the following topics: *Genealogical Problem Solving: Professional Techniques for Everyday Success. *Finding Origins and Birth Families: Methods that Work *In a Rut? 7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Research *The Genealogical Proof Standard: How to Build a Case When No Record States the Answer To learn more about her professional background, honors and publications, google Elizabeth Shown Mills. She is cited in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the New England Register as "the genealogist who had the most impact on American genealogy in the post-Roots era." Cost will be $36 plus optional lunch, or you may eat elsewhere. We will let you know more details at a future time. You won't want to miss this grand opportunity. Let us know ASAP if you would likely attend. We want to reserve an adequate venue so as not to turn anyone away. Contact Cynthia Dean 850-432-7072

    04/24/2010 11:35:26
    2. Hi fellow researchers, I am looking for informaion on a Darling O. VANN in Madison County, FL. He married Lizzie CAMERON on Jan 11, 1880 in Madison County. I believe Lizzie CAMERON was the daughter of John B CAMERON, my GG grandfather. It's strange because I can't find them in the 1880 census record. Please contact me if you know anything about Darling. Thanks, Jeanie BLANTON TRIMBLE **************Great Deals on Dell 15" Laptops - Starting at $479 (

    03/18/2009 03:14:52
    2. Hi Does anyone have any information on Amanda Ellen CAMERON who married William TOWLES in Madison County, FL in 1866? Thanks, Jeanie BLANTON TRMBLE **************A Good Credit Score is 700 or Above. See yours in just 2 easy steps! ( %3D62%26bcd%3DfebemailfooterNO62)

    03/04/2009 10:58:42
    1. Re: [FLTAYLOR] FLTAYLOR Digest, Vol 3, Issue 7
    2. Hi Shirley, Who are you researching in Taylor CO FL? Jeanie<3 **************New MapQuest Local shows what's happening at your destination. Dining, Movies, Events, News & more. Try it out (

    10/21/2008 10:18:01