A new home for the Brantley county list has been set up. In a few minutes, I'll send out personal invitations to the subscribers of this list. 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. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell list admin
As of this morning, the Brantley county list has 58 subscribers. With the ending of this list on 3/2, I am setting up a new list home. Later today, I'll send out instructions for joining said group. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. However, I want to pass along a little bit of who I am and why my interest in this list and others. I am a native of Coweta county, the third generation of my family there. Over the years I've lived in three other counties in the state - Morgan, Newton, Gwinnett but have traveled to or through most of our state's counties In 1996, I ran across a childhood playmate, who introduced me to USGenWeb, a project I've been with since. I've held many roles in that organization and currently host websites in Tennessee, New York, Minnesota, Louisiana, and Alaska for USGenWeb. I host sites in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Georgia for AHGP (American History and Genealogy Project) and/or ALHN (American Local History Network) approximately 50 websites. Seeing the continuing value of having mailing lists, I'm currently working with approximately 130 mailing lists based on either location or particular surnames - most of which are somewhere in my tree. Tim Stowell Chattanooga
This is great! That you Tim. On Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:22:03 AM EST, Susan Penn Groover <email@example.com> wrote: *** Brantley County Georgia [GABRANTL] Mailing List *** Good news! Tim Stowell will be adopting this list and moving it to a new home. I am adding Tim as list admin and will remain in background. When list is setup, Tim will contact list with instructions on when, where, etc. Thanks, Tim. Susan _______________________________________________ Brantley County Georgia [GABRANTL] LINKS: [WIKI] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brantley_County,_Georgia [FamilySearch.org Research WIKI] https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Brantley_County,_Georgia_Genealogy [GAGenWeb] http://sites.rootsweb.com/~gabrantl/index.html [RW Message Board] https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.brantley/mb.ashx _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://firstname.lastname@example.org Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community
Good news! Tim Stowell will be adopting this list and moving it to a new home. I am adding Tim as list admin and will remain in background. When list is setup, Tim will contact list with instructions on when, where, etc. Thanks, Tim. Susan
I'm not sure if I am still a member. I was without a computer for several years. When I obtained a new one everything had changes so much and I had trouble locating a lot of the old sites. I had lost most of my written lists of sites with sign on, passwords, etc. I was shocked when I read your messages I recieved in my email. I would love to be able to maintain contact with this group if at all possible. The names I am researching in Brantley and surrounding areas (as the lines changed) are Kelly, Jones Harrelson, Herron, Hickox (Yankee Dave) Brooker, Ammons, Johns, and King. These are just a few as I am going off the top of my head at the moment. I use Facebook so am agreeable with that option. Please let me know what decisions are made. I hope that a solution to this problem can be resolved
Surnames that I'm researching include: Waters, Tanner, Taylor, Waldron, Howard, Harrison, Tuten, Gooding, Wood, Connelly, Fales, Kirkland, Carver, Cribb, Sears, Ricketson, Lanier, Harrell, Douglass, Brooker, Cason, Brooker, Highsmith, Jewell, Lankford, Hall, Walker and probably some that I'm forgetting. Sherry Harrell in Callahan, FL
/_*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
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 12:09:10 -0500 From: "Jerry Van Herrin" <email@example.com> Subject: [GABRANTL]Re: GABRANTL Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1 To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-ID: <7A2DA166652447D59BE6B85393F20CDB@DESKTOPTG2OQ86> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="utf-8"; reply-type=original I think Facebook is a good option. I never quite got the hang of using the old message board. Jerry Van Herrin cc Brantley Co, GA ~~~~~~~~~~~~Hey Jerry, some of us refuse to 'do' facebook, like myself, so I will not be able to use this if facebook is my only option.Take care, Sherry Harrell, Callahan, FL-----Original Message----- ***
I think Facebook is a good option. I never quite got the hang of using the old message board. Jerry Van Herrin cc Brantley Co, GA -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 4:05 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: GABRANTL Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1 Send GABRANTL mailing list submissions to email@example.com To subscribe via email send a message with subject subscribe and body subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe via email send a message with subject unsubscribe and body unsubscribe to email@example.com You can reach the person managing the list at firstname.lastname@example.org When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of GABRANTL digest..." *** Brantley County Georgia [GABRANTL] DIGEST NOTE *** + Remember to change the subject of your reply so that it coincides with the message subject to which you are replying. EXAMPLE in the subject line Walter Glenn GROOVER b. GA 1896 - d.1976 GA will help get the attention of other researchers. + When replying to digest message, please remember to **snip** information that does not relate to subject of your post. Quote only the specific portion or message to which you are replying, removing the rest of the digest from your reply. + Digest Options are Plain and MIME. The default delivery is Plain. If you prefer your digest in MIME, please contact email@example.com. + Visit and search the Brantley County Georgia Message Boards at: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.brantley/mb.ashx The only way to respond to these posts is via the link. Today's Topics: 1. Update (Susan Penn Groover) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2020 21:34:25 -0500 From: Susan Penn Groover <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [GABRANTL]Update To: CANE@rootsweb.com, GAAPPLIN@rootsweb.com, GAATKINS@rootsweb.com, GABACON@rootsweb.com, GABANKS@rootsweb.com, GABLECKL@rootsweb.com, GABRANTL@rootsweb.com, GABRYAN@rootsweb.com, GABULLOC@rootsweb.com, GACALHOU@rootsweb.com, GACAMDEN@rootsweb.com, GACHATHA@rootsweb.com, GACLAY@rootsweb.com, GACLINCH@rootsweb.com, GACOLQUI@rootsweb.com, GADOUGLA@rootsweb.com, GAECHOLS@rootsweb.com, GAEFFING@rootsweb.com, GAEVANS@rootsweb.com, GAGILMER@rootsweb.com Message-ID: <email@example.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed 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. ------------------------------ Subject: Digest Footer To contact the GABRANTL list administrator, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org To post a message to the Brantley County Georgia mailing list -- send an email to: email@example.com ************************************************ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. ------------------------------ End of GABRANTL Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1 ***************************************
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/_*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.
For those that have not heard the news ... Rootsweb will no longer be supporting mailing lists in March 2020. It will remain read only, so archives will be accessible. In my mind, I question how long. Please keep in mind that each mailing list archives is the property of RootsWeb and will not be able to moved, removed, etc. Only the mailing list members list will be accessible by the admin for that list. I am looking for alternatives which I have started listing below. Alternatives: Ancestry -- as I understand, this alternative is platform based. Meaning one would have to long into to post a message as opposed to simply sending an e-mail. Groups.io -- would keep mailing, but to get full function a fee would be required. Google Groups -- I have not researched this option. Personally, I have issues with Google and will not pursue this option as admin. I suppose the major decision is whether to remain an e-mail based Group or platform based? My personal prerequisite is that it is FREE. Discussion in open... Susan Groover, List Admin. -- --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.
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 cgtghg.org or facebook.com/cgtghg Thank You, David A Nelson Jr Website and Social Media References 1. http://cgtghg.org/ 2. http://facebook.com/cgtghg
Can anyone direct me to additional information on the Graham / LEE Cemetery? I am very curious to know when it was surveyed and it's condition? On the 1910 Federal Census for Wayne County GA my gg-grandparents; James M. and Amanda Graham were living in the William I. Graham household on Atkinson Road in what is now Brantley County. William is listed as widowed with his children Walter, James H., Roy Lee, and Linnie Lee; his sister Georgia A. and niece Lucy Gibson. I have been unable to locate James M., Amanda or William after the 1910 census. Based on Amanda's filing for a pension based on James Civil War service, he died in 1912 and reportedly but unconfirmed, Amanda died in 1914. Unfortunately I have been unable to locate where he and possibly James and Amanda were buried which is a major goal. Thank you very much! Dow Graham Columbia, SC
My gg-grandparents were living with their son on Atkinson Road near Waynesville. He, James M. GRAHAM, died in 1912 and she, Amanda M., maybe in 1914. To date I have not been able to find their resting place. What funeral home(s) were in business between 1912 and 1920 in the area which may have handled the arrangements? Thx for any assistance in filling this gap! Dow. . . Columbia, SC
I found the road. It runs from GA-110 north of Atkinson up to Fendig. Somewhere along that approx 7 mile road my gg-grandparents lived with their son William. The three of them apparently died btwn 1910 and 1915 but where they were laid to rest is unknown. I certainly appreciate any tips, pointers or suggestions on how to find them. Dow From: Dow [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:29 AM To: Brantley County GA Genealogy Subject: PROPERTY LOCATION According to the 1910 Federal Census William I. Graham; Family / Dwelling #22 lived on Atkinson (sp) Road. The web site, gnis.usgs.gov lists a fire department, Church, lake and populated place. What is Atkinson Road now called? Are there any other clues to where the Graham property was? Thx! Dow, Columbia SC
According to the 1910 Federal Census William I. Graham; Family / Dwelling #22 lived on Atkinson (sp) Road. The web site, gnis.usgs.gov lists a fire department, Church, lake and populated place. What is Atkinson Road now called? Are there any other clues to where the Graham property was? Thx! Dow, Columbia SC
Hi, I'm trying to learn the location in Brantley County of the Samuel W Lynes farm. Thanks, Jason Sent from my iPhone