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    1. [KSHARPER] new list home is KS-HARPER
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. The new home for the Harper county mailing list is KS-HARPER. 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-SHAWNEE and select Join Group. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell

    02/19/2020 08:47:41
    1. [KSHARPER] Status of the Harper county mailing list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the Harper county mailing list has 41 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 09:48:53
    1. [KSHARPER] 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. [KSHARPER] 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. [KSHARPER] 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. [KSHARPER] 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. [KSHARPER] 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. [KSHARPER] Roots Web no longer supporting mailing list in March 2020
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. 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? Discussion in open... Susan Groover, List Admin. -- --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.

    01/08/2020 08:05:10
    1. [KSHARPER] Re: CHRISTIAN Family Photograph
    2. Raymond
    3. Checked my database, but no luck with that surname. But I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your efforts. Hope someone turns up related to that name! Happy Holidays from Las Vegas, Shelley. – Ray Downing Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Shelley Cardiel Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:26 PM To: KSHARPER@rootsweb.com Subject: [KSHARPER] CHRISTIAN Family Photograph *** Harper County Kansas [KSHARPER] Mailing List *** I've "rescued" an old photograph of Mr. & Mrs. CHRISTIAN which was taken at the DOTY Studio in Attica, KS sometime in the 1880's. The couple appears to be in their teens to 30's at the time the photograph was taken. No first names appear on the photograph so I don't have any additional clues. I'm hoping to locate someone from this CHRISTIAN Family so that the photograph can 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 _______________________________________________ Harper County Kansas [KSHARPER] LINKS: [WIKI] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper_County,_Kansas [FamilySearch.org Research WIKI] https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Harper_County,_Kansas_Genealogy [KSGenWeb] http://www.ksgenweb.org/harper/index.html [RW Message Board] https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/mb.ashx _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ksharper@rootsweb.com 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

    12/26/2018 02:24:13
    1. [KSHARPER] CHRISTIAN Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph of Mr. & Mrs. CHRISTIAN which was taken at the DOTY Studio in Attica, KS sometime in the 1880's. The couple appears to be in their teens to 30's at the time the photograph was taken. No first names appear on the photograph so I don't have any additional clues. I'm hoping to locate someone from this CHRISTIAN Family so that the photograph can 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

    12/25/2018 11:23:19
    1. [KSHARPER] BANE Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel via
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph identified as that of Judge BANE of Anthony, KS which was taken at the Baldwin & Son Studio in Wichita, KS. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1880's with the man in the photograph appearing to be in his 60's at the time it was taken. I'm hoping to locate someone from this BANE Family so that the photograph can be returned to his family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    07/19/2016 04:56:38
    1. [KSHARPER] WRIGHT - KENNEDY Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I have "rescued" an old photograph identified as Leslie WRIGHT which was taken at the Burgener Studio in Harper, Kansas. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's with Leslie likely about 3 years old at the time. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Leslie and his family as follows: Robert Leslie WRIGHT was b. 6 Jun 1895 in Freeport, Kansas to parents Benjamin Smith WRIGHT (1854-1912) and Elizabeth "Lizzie" KENNEDY (1855-1919). Leslie was one of 4 children born to this couple including, Charles Sylvester ; Cora Bell or Belle; William Francis; and Leslie WRIGHT, all born between 1878 and 1895. Census records provide the following details: 1900 census of Freeport City, KS: Benjamin S. WRIGHT, age 46, born Mar 1854, married 24 years, born NJ, parents born NJ, a Farmer Lizzie WRIGHT, wife, age 45, born Apr 1855, married 24 years, 7 children/5 living, born Ireland, parents born Ireland Cora B. WRIGHT, dau, age 20, born Apr 1880, born KS William F. WRIGHT, son, age 17, born Feb 1883, born KS Leslie WRIGHT, son, age 4, born Jun 1895, born KS I am hoping to locate someone from this WRIGHT Family so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    12/03/2013 04:41:13
    1. Re: [KSHARPER] Obituary for Robert Adams (1850-1919)
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Gennaphyr Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/292.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thank you so much. I would love a copy, I sent you an email. You really made my day! 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.

    08/11/2013 04:42:55
    1. Re: [KSHARPER] Obituary lookup - Martha Lyon Adams
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: 13KimBaker Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/292.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I searched the Attica Independent newspaper around February 1937 for Martha's obituary without success. Good luck with your research. - Kim. 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.

    08/11/2013 04:20:32
    1. [KSHARPER] Obituary for Robert Adams (1850-1919)
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: 13KimBaker Surnames: Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/292.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: This obituary appeared in The Independent, Attica, Harper County, Kansas, March 13, 1919. If you would like the photocopy of the article, contact me within 30 days at rbaker 13 at sbcglobal dot net. I am not related to this family and have no additional information. OBITUARY Rev. Robert Adams was born at Lexington, Illinois, Feb. 16 1850 and died at Attica, Kansas, March 3, 1919, aged 69 years and 17 days. He was married to Martha Lyon in the state of Michigan, July 8, 1886. To this union were born ten children. Those living are C. P. Adams, Attica, Kansas; Rev. W. P. Adams, Smith Center, Kansas; C. L., Blackwell, Oklahoma; O. J., Nardm [?], Oklahoma; Rev. Robert C., Blaine, Colorado; Mrs. Olive M. Orr, Pittsburg, Pa.; Oliver M., Omaha, Neb. The deceased was converted and joined the United Brethren Church at Saybrook, Illinois when but 11 years of age. He moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in October, 1873. Was licensed to preach by the Quarterly Conference at Union Center, Kansas, October 10, 1881. Joined the Annual Conference at Iola, Kansas, 1883. Joined the Oklahoma Conference in 1898, where he served as pastor and Presiding Elder 5 years. He was delegate to the General Conference at Fredericburg, Maryland, in May, 1901. He came to the Attica United Brethren Church as pastor in Nov. 1901. Moved to Holton, Kansas for school advantages 1906. Moved to Crescent, Oklahoma as pastor Nov. 1, 1908. Came to Kansas again and became pastor of the Virgil United Brethren Church, October 5, 1915. Moved to Attica, Kansas in 1916 where he resided until the time of his death. Father Adams lived an active, useful life and died a peaceful, triumphant death. The funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. A. W. Cortner assisted by Rev. A. M. Scovill and Rev. J. L. Burkett. The body was borne to the grave by his six sons. A fitting close to so good a life. He sleeps in sweet sweet repose awaiting a glorious resurrection. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere appreciation of the many kindnesses shown us during our recent bereavement. MOTHER ADAMS AND CHILDREN 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.

    08/11/2013 04:19:13
    1. [KSHARPER] Obituary lookup - Robert Chester Adams dod 3 Mar 1919
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Gennaphyr Surnames: Adams Classification: lookup Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/292/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thanks to anyone who can help me find obituaries for my GG Grandparents Robert Chester Adams died 3 Mar 1919 in Attica, Harper, Kansas his wife Martha (Lyon) Adams died 11 Feb 1937 in Nardin, Kay, Oklahoma but is buried with her husband in Attica Cemetery Thanks to anyone who can help me 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.

    07/27/2013 09:05:11
    1. Re: [KSHARPER] James L Harper
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: LaHarper54 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/289.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Well bummer- I am on the look out for relatives and my Harper line seems scare! Thanks so much for the clue and happy ancestor hunting! Laura 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 01:19:23
    1. Re: [KSHARPER] James L Harper
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: mitnew Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/289.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Sorry, I don't. I'm not related. I was looking at posts for Harper Kansas and stumbled upon your post. I'll sometimes do searches for other peoples' posts and then let them know what I find. The marriage date was the only thing I found. 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 01:11:35
    1. Re: [KSHARPER] James L Harper
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: LaHarper54 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/289.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thank you very much. Do you know anything else about William Harper? I have found much more info in the US on Margaret and James but William is a dead end! Are you related to either family? Laura Harper 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.

    06/28/2013 11:24:23
    1. Re: [KSHARPER] James L Harper
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: mitnew Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.harper/289.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I didn't see it in your tree so wanted to give you this information. William Harper married Margaret Mckenzie on 08 Sep 1844 at Blantyre, Lanark, Scotland. The record is here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYWN-HPN 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.

    06/28/2013 09:28:58