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    2. Yvonne Bowers
    3. Listers, A day a really didn’t think would come has come. Per the announcement below, Rootsweb is discontinuing all the mailing lists as of Mar. 2, 2020. While we haven’t had the activity lately as in the early years, we have had lots of listers who contributed, shared, helped, did lookups, and provided friendship. For me personally, I’ve been listmom since I created my lists in 1995/96 and moved them to Rootsweb in 1996. I will miss you all. Between now and March 2nd we may want to post our brick walls, ancestries, etc. and glean as much info as we can from the listers still around. The GARRISON Most Wanted Page will stay up as long as possible. Thank you all for your years of loyalty and support. Y. "From Rootsweb: 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. Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb. As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community. Sincerely, The RootsWeb team” *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Yvonne Bowers Listmom, Boardmom, Webmom <> GARRISON, GARRETSON, GARRISON-DNA "Most Wanted"

    01/07/2020 03:46:25
    1. [GARRISON-DNA] Garrison/Garretson brick walls in Rockland County, NY
    2. Ginny Garrison
    3. I recently broke through my Garrison brick wall of over 20 years using Ancestry DNA matches. William Garrison, b. abt. 1817, died 1877, husband of Barbara Blauvelt, from Clarkstown, NY, is the son of Garret Garrison and Margaret Youmans, the grandson of Joseph Garrison and Brechje Vanderbilt, all of Clarkstown, NY. If you have a brick wall in Rockland County, NY, who was born in the 1801-1835 range, they may be a son of Garret Garrison (1786-1843) and Margaret Youmans (abt 1790-1871). Apparently they did not baptise any of their children, and by the 1850 census when children were first named, Garret was dead and all of the children had left the household except their youngest, Daniel Garrison, who showed on the census with Margaret (Peggy) Garrison. Looking at the Clarkstown censuses for 1820, 1830, and 1840, Garret and Margaret apparently had eight sons, with only Daniel ever being recognized as their son by people doing genealogy research due to a lack of records. I am guessing that several Garrison brick walls in the Clarkstown, Rockland County, NY area born in the 1810-1835 range may belong to this family. If so, taking the Ancestry DNA test may help you break through your brick wall as there are a lot of descendents of Joseph Garrison (Garret's father) and Daniel Garrison (one of Garret's sons) who have taken the test and are in the database. My DNA matched descendents of Daniel and four of Joseph's other children. The age of one of Garret's children in the census data matches "my" William, and deed records further corroborate this link. I hope this is helpful to other Garrison researchers. Ginny Garrison

    01/23/2020 11:41:20