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    1. [KSFORD] new list home is KS-FORD
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. The new home for the Ford 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/KS-FORD and select Join Group. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell

    02/19/2020 12:09:25
    1. [KSFORD] Status of the Ford county mailing list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the Ford county mailing list has 23 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 Rootsweb lists that will be going defunct next month. In my next email, I'll send you further information regarding this and how to join the new home for this list. Tim Stowell Chattanooga

    02/18/2020 09:57:49
    1. [KSFORD] 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 -- --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.

    01/13/2020 12:33:19
    1. [KSFORD] 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 01:18:16
    1. [KSFORD] 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 09:18:04
    1. [KSFORD] 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 07:47:39
    1. [KSFORD] 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 07:35:52
    1. [KSFORD] RING Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph of Esther RING which was taken at the Kirch Studio in Bucklin, KS in 1915 when she was just an infant. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Esther and her family: Esther or Ester Mae RING was b. 5 Sept 1915 in Bucklin, KS to parents Fulton Dickson RING (b. 7 Aug 1879-d. 1953) and Lutie May MOWBRAY (b. 11 Aug 1889 - d. 7 Mar 1919) or Ada Alice WEAVER (1896-1982). Esther was one of 3 children born to this couple including, Esther May; Joe E. (1916-1990); and Homer RING (1918-1999) all born between 1915 and 1918. Esther married William Harold MULVANEY (1909-1974) on 1 Dec 1941 and together they had three children including, Pat; Michiel Joseph; and Dennis Alexander MULVANY all born between 1944 and 1950. Esther died 6 Nov 1996 in Wichita, KS and is buried in the Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Wichita, KS. Esther was a registered nurse, author, and historian at McConnell Air Force Base. I am hoping to locate someone from this RING Family so that the photograph could be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    11/17/2019 10:08:52
    1. Re: [KSFORD] Seeking family of Daniel Marr Hayward
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Derekandmelissa Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/173.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I have info on Nellie Derekandmelissamoody@gmail.com 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>

    02/24/2014 06:44:53
    1. [KSFORD] 1919 solution to 1877 knasas mystery?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: phillipfazzini Surnames: Foss, Cartwright Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/307/mb.ashx Message Board Post: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88613 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.

    09/18/2013 04:44:38
    1. [KSFORD] James L. Davis and Laura Boster Marriage 1907
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: par4craig Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/306/mb.ashx Message Board Post: The two people named James L. Davis and Laura Boster are my Great Grand Parents. They were married in Dodge City in 1907 and moved to Texas before 1909. I am trying to find out anything about James L. Davis, what information a marriage certificate may contain so that I can learn more about James L. Davis. Can anyone offer help, was he born in KS. or TX? 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.

    09/13/2013 10:48:49
    1. Re: [KSFORD] Family of Rick D. Mackey
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: rshaferjrr Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/158.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I'm just now seeing this, after searching for Rick Mackey since the death of my mother Susan. she was married to him in the late 80's early 90's. James and Chris's moms name was Belinda, but I have no info other then that Rick 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.

    09/10/2013 06:51:48
    1. Re: [KSFORD] Schave and Cinncinati Catholics
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: judyartley53 Surnames: Schave Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/304.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi, I found the family in the 1885 Wheatland, Ford, KS Census but found nothing in Ancestry and FamilySearch for any member of the family after 1885. The Kansas Genealogical Society, http://kgs-genlibrary.com/researchpolicy.html has Ford County School Records. You can look for them in the index and order copies of the records from the society. The Society will do other research as well. Successful Searching! 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.

    07/19/2013 01:06:41
    1. Re: [KSFORD] March 1919 in Spearville
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: protogere Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/305.2.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thank you both! 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.

    07/12/2013 03:55:31
    1. Re: [KSFORD] March 1919 in Spearville
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: historicallydebs Surnames: Richie Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/305.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I visited Spearville in 2008 and at that time the City Library had the historic newspapers on microfilm. Contact the library: Spearville Township Library www.spearvillelibrary.org/? 412 N Main St Spearville, KS 67876 (620) 385-2501 They were very helpful and went above and beyond to help me get a few newspaper articles. 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.

    07/12/2013 12:00:31
    1. Re: [KSFORD] March 1919 in Spearville
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: mkat72 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/305.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Just a supposition, but in March 1919 the world was still in the throes of the "Spanish Flu" pandemic. It was a particularly virulent strain of influenza, spread quickly and could kill just as quickly. It hit Ft. Riley, Kansas, particularly badly (because of the close quarters in which the men lived) and some scientists even claim that this strain of flu originated in Kansas, and Ft. Riley soldiers were the ones who spread it to Europe. Hopefully you can find an obit for one or more of them, but if that fails, their death certificates should be in Topeka--by 1919 all deaths were to reported to the state. 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.

    07/11/2013 09:39:35
    1. [KSFORD] March 1919 in Spearville
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: protogere Surnames: Richie Classification: death Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/305/mb.ashx Message Board Post: In March of 1919, my family lost a 27 year old, a 4 year old, and a 1 year old in less than a week's time. They lived in a sod house just north of Spearville and I have had no luck finding any information as to the loss. Frank James Richie was 27 (and according to his draft card was married with children, although I cannot find any reference to his children in any of the notes my grandmother had made); James Richie was almost 5; and John Richie had just turned a year old. If anyone can recall any disease outbreaks near the end of March 1919 in the area or any catastrophies - I would appreciate being able to shed light on what happened to my grandmother's uncle and brothers. 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.

    07/11/2013 08:37:49
    1. [KSFORD] Schave and Cinncinati Catholics
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Sdpfefferman Surnames: Schave Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/304/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I am searching for information regarding the family of Fred and Katherine Schave who settled in Wheatland township around 1880. I read information about a group of German Catholics that came to settle in this area during that time. While my family was not one listed I am interested in any of the history regarding the settlement of the area by German Catholics from Cincinnati and life in Kansas. 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.

    07/09/2013 12:36:14
    1. Re: [KSFORD] David H. Cleveland,
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: 4infantry Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/303.3.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Yes it is of help thank you 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.

    06/29/2013 08:20:22
    1. Re: [KSFORD] Dave Morrow, Mary Whedon, Dodge City
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: melinda802 Surnames: Morrow Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.ford/81.5.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I have some info on the Morrow family but would like more info also we could share with each other on who has what. Dave Morrow is my Great Great Great Grandfather. Thank u Melinda Dover 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.

    06/24/2013 02:19:33