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

    02/19/2020 12:03:10
    1. [KSLINN] Status of the Linn county mailing list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the Linn 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 09:48:54
    1. [KSLINN] 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. [KSLINN] 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. [KSLINN] 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. [KSLINN] 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. [KSLINN] Re: KSLINN Digest, Vol 8, Issue 5
    2. Leola Mundell
    3. Last one I got from them -----Original Message----- From: kslinn-bounces@rootsweb.com <kslinn-bounces@rootsweb.com> On Behalf Of kslinn-request@rootsweb.com Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:01 AM To: kslinn@rootsweb.com Subject: KSLINN Digest, Vol 8, Issue 5 Today's Topics: 1. FW: KSLINN Digest, Vol 8, Issue 4 (Shirley Warden) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:29:40 -0500 From: "Shirley Warden" <sjwden@gmail.com> Subject: [KSLINN] FW: KSLINN Digest, Vol 8, Issue 4 To: <KSLINN@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <003901ce2a2e$5b405cd0$11c11670$@gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" You can research newspapers & some civil records for any KS county at your local public library (provided they have a microfilm reader) by borrowing microfilm from the Kansas State Historical Center in Topeka KS through the Inter-Library Loan program - free. To learn what microfilm reels you need, go to http://www.kshs.org / Research / Genealogy / Newspapers / then fill in the blanks - for example City of Publication: Pleasanton; County: Linn; Date Range (years): 1885 - 1887 to see if there's a notice of the daughter's birth. Hit Search. This gives you microfilm reel numbers that you need. I believe civil records just give you a listing; you don't have to do a search. Write down the repository (KS State Hist. Ctr, Topeka KS) & the reel numbers you want (in this case P736, P753). Take this to your local public library & ask them to order the films for you. Your library may have a small mailing fee - the KS Hist Ctr does not charge. You can also do this at a LDS Family History Center but they will charge a fee. I think you'll have 2 weeks to research the films at your library before they must be returned. -----Original Message----- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:55:38 -0500 From: "Gerry Miller" <gmiller@ktis.net> Subject: [KSLINN] Joseph A. REYNOLDS born 1857 To: <KSLINN@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <1EB0D38747FA4CB58FA8E91267A0BBA6@GerryPC> I find that my great great grandmothers brother once lived in Pleasanton, Linn Co. KS. He was Joseph A. REYNOLDS born 1857 Michigan & his wife Emma. Can anyone help me to find any records of them in Pleasanton. I found there was a daughter born to them 1886 in Pleasanton. Thanks, I appreciate all the help I can get. ...Gerry in MO ------------------------------ To contact the KSLINN list administrator, send an email to KSLINN-admin@rootsweb.com. To post a message to the KSLINN mailing list, send an email to KSLINN@rootsweb.com. __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to KSLINN-request@rootsweb.com with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. End of KSLINN Digest, Vol 8, Issue 5 ************************************

    01/10/2020 07:32:25
    1. [KSLINN] 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. Re: [KSLINN] KSLINN Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4
    2. Marcia Schuley via
    3. The Linn County Museum has all the historical newspapers and for a small fee provided me with obituaries. They are wonderful. Linn County Historical Museum & Genealogy Library 307 East Park Street, Pleasanton, Kansas 66075 Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; and by appointment (913) 352-8739 Fax: (913) 352-8739 Marci Schuley _________________________________'_______ From: kslinn-bounces@rootsweb.com <kslinn-bounces@rootsweb.com> on behalf of kslinn-request@rootsweb.com <kslinn-request@rootsweb.com> Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:00 AM To: kslinn@rootsweb.com Subject: KSLINN Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4 Today's Topics: 1. Re: OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS (gc-gateway@rootsweb.com) 2. Re: OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS (gc-gateway@rootsweb.com) 3. Re: OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS (gc-gateway@rootsweb.com) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:19:20 -0000 From: "gc-gateway@rootsweb.com" <gc-gateway@rootsweb.com> Subject: Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS To: <KSLINN-L@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <1425914372.286786@rootsweb.com> Content-Type: text/plain; This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Denwar3663 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You can order newspapers through Inter-Library Loan (ILL) from the Kansas Historical Society & search for obits and other printed information yourself - free. Go to http://www.kshs.org/ , click on the Research tab, then Newspapers under the Genealogy heading & fill in the blanks with what you know (Pleasanton, Linn, date range). Click on Search & you will get the newspaper names, etc from that time period. Write down the microfilm reel numbers (P786 & P778 for 1956) & name of the repository (Kansas Historical Society, Topeka KS). Take that to your local public library (provided they have a microfilm reader) or LDS Family History Library & ask them to order the film for you. There is no fee (or at least wasn't) from the Kansas Hist. Society but there may be a mailing fee from your local library. You will have several weeks to peruse the microfilm at your library before it needs to be returned to the KHS. The KHS has all surviving Kansas newspapers on microfilm & loans ! them out through ILL. 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> ------------------------------ Message: 2 Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:12:39 -0000 From: "gc-gateway@rootsweb.com" <gc-gateway@rootsweb.com> Subject: Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS To: <KSLINN-L@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <1425931963.441921@rootsweb.com> Content-Type: text/plain; This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: raysal_1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I appreciate this information; it was easy to follow the instructions you gave. Our Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library is able to participate, so when I go into the city I will make arrangements. Gratefully, Sally 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> ------------------------------ Message: 3 Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:44:43 -0000 From: "gc-gateway@rootsweb.com" <gc-gateway@rootsweb.com> Subject: Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS To: <KSLINN-L@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <1425948284.12956@rootsweb.com> Content-Type: text/plain; This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Denwar3663 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You're welcome. I hope you find obits & information on your Mitchell family. 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> ------------------------------ To contact the KSLINN list administrator, send an email to KSLINN-admin@rootsweb.com. To post a message to the KSLINN mailing list, send an email to KSLINN@rootsweb.com. __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to KSLINN-request@rootsweb.com with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. End of KSLINN Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4 *************************************

    03/10/2015 07:16:36
    1. Re: [KSLINN] KSLINN Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4
    2. Marcia Schuley via
    3. I don't believe the Kansas Historical Society will ship to out of state libraries anymore. THis is a recent change. M ________________________________________ From: kslinn-bounces@rootsweb.com <kslinn-bounces@rootsweb.com> on behalf of kslinn-request@rootsweb.com <kslinn-request@rootsweb.com> Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:00 AM To: kslinn@rootsweb.com Subject: KSLINN Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4 Today's Topics: 1. Re: OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS (gc-gateway@rootsweb.com) 2. Re: OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS (gc-gateway@rootsweb.com) 3. Re: OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS (gc-gateway@rootsweb.com) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:19:20 -0000 From: "gc-gateway@rootsweb.com" <gc-gateway@rootsweb.com> Subject: Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS To: <KSLINN-L@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <1425914372.286786@rootsweb.com> Content-Type: text/plain; This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Denwar3663 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You can order newspapers through Inter-Library Loan (ILL) from the Kansas Historical Society & search for obits and other printed information yourself - free. Go to http://www.kshs.org/ , click on the Research tab, then Newspapers under the Genealogy heading & fill in the blanks with what you know (Pleasanton, Linn, date range). Click on Search & you will get the newspaper names, etc from that time period. Write down the microfilm reel numbers (P786 & P778 for 1956) & name of the repository (Kansas Historical Society, Topeka KS). Take that to your local public library (provided they have a microfilm reader) or LDS Family History Library & ask them to order the film for you. There is no fee (or at least wasn't) from the Kansas Hist. Society but there may be a mailing fee from your local library. You will have several weeks to peruse the microfilm at your library before it needs to be returned to the KHS. The KHS has all surviving Kansas newspapers on microfilm & loans ! them out through ILL. 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> ------------------------------ Message: 2 Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:12:39 -0000 From: "gc-gateway@rootsweb.com" <gc-gateway@rootsweb.com> Subject: Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS To: <KSLINN-L@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <1425931963.441921@rootsweb.com> Content-Type: text/plain; This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: raysal_1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I appreciate this information; it was easy to follow the instructions you gave. Our Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library is able to participate, so when I go into the city I will make arrangements. Gratefully, Sally 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> ------------------------------ Message: 3 Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:44:43 -0000 From: "gc-gateway@rootsweb.com" <gc-gateway@rootsweb.com> Subject: Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS To: <KSLINN-L@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <1425948284.12956@rootsweb.com> Content-Type: text/plain; This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Denwar3663 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You're welcome. I hope you find obits & information on your Mitchell family. 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> ------------------------------ To contact the KSLINN list administrator, send an email to KSLINN-admin@rootsweb.com. To post a message to the KSLINN mailing list, send an email to KSLINN@rootsweb.com. __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to KSLINN-request@rootsweb.com with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. End of KSLINN Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4 *************************************

    03/10/2015 07:09:20
    1. Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Denwar3663 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You're welcome. I hope you find obits & information on your Mitchell family. 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>

    03/09/2015 06:44:43
    1. Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: raysal_1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I appreciate this information; it was easy to follow the instructions you gave. Our Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library is able to participate, so when I go into the city I will make arrangements. Gratefully, Sally 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>

    03/09/2015 02:12:39
    1. Re: [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Denwar3663 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You can order newspapers through Inter-Library Loan (ILL) from the Kansas Historical Society & search for obits and other printed information yourself - free. Go to http://www.kshs.org/ , click on the Research tab, then Newspapers under the Genealogy heading & fill in the blanks with what you know (Pleasanton, Linn, date range). Click on Search & you will get the newspaper names, etc from that time period. Write down the microfilm reel numbers (P786 & P778 for 1956) & name of the repository (Kansas Historical Society, Topeka KS). Take that to your local public library (provided they have a microfilm reader) or LDS Family History Library & ask them to order the film for you. There is no fee (or at least wasn't) from the Kansas Hist. Society but there may be a mailing fee from your local library. You will have several weeks to peruse the microfilm at your library before it needs to be returned to the KHS. The KHS has all surviving Kansas newspapers on microfilm & loans ! them out through ILL. 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>

    03/09/2015 09:19:20
    1. [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: raysal_1 Surnames: Mitchell Strandberg Mossman Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/539/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I would like to get information costs and procedures for ordering a copy of the original OBIT for this man. John and his 2nd wife, Alice E. Strandberg Mitchell, are both buried in Pleasanton Cem.-Pleasanton, Linn Co., Kansas John is Find A Grave Memorial# 61209905 and Alice is Mem.#=61209962. I am actually seeking information on what happened to John 's youngest brother, Hugh Mossman Mitchell. My hope is that John's obit will either list Hugh as a survivor in 1956 and say where Hugh lived in 1956 . . . OR . . . it will say if/when Hugh predeceased John. I would also like John's OBIT for his own records. Respectfully, Sally Randol-Hardy 1016 MacDonald Lake Road Springville, AL 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>

    03/08/2015 05:55:43
    1. [KSLINN] OBIT for John Allan Mitchell b 11 Dec 1876 in Polk Co., IA d 08 Mar 1956 buried in Linn Co., KS
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: raysal_1 Surnames: Mitchell Strandberg Mossman Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/538/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I would like to get information costs and procedures for ordering a copy of the original OBIT for this man. John and his 2nd wife, Alice E. Strandberg Mitchell, are both buried in Pleasanton Cem.-Pleasanton, Linn Co., Kansas John is Find A Grave Memorial# 61209905 and Alice is Mem.#=61209962. I am actually seeking information on what happened to John 's youngest brother, Hugh Mossman Mitchell. My hope is that John's obit will either list Hugh as a survivor in 1956 and say where Hugh lived in 1956 . . . OR . . . it will say if/when Hugh predeceased John. I would also like John's OBIT for his own records. Respectfully, Sally Randol-Hardy 1016 MacDonald Lake Road Springville, AL 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>

    03/08/2015 05:55:43
    1. [KSLINN] Hugh Mossman Mitchell b 3 Apr 1882 Des Moines, Polk, Iowa? I need help.
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: raysal_1 Surnames: Buckley Mitchell McCord Randol Randall Faucett Murphy Day Strandberg Mossman Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/537/mb.ashx Message Board Post: 2007 "podunkkid" helped me a lot with this family for which I eternally grateful. I was able to fill in many pieces of the puzzle on the remainder of the family, but this man seems to "disappear" after 12 Sep 1918. I have attached a Family Group report for his parents and 2 siblings. His full name and birth date were provided on his WWI Draft Registration. His middle name (MOSSMAN) is the maiden name of his mother's maternal grandmother. I am particularly interested in seeing if Hugh has any surviving descendants. Here is what I DO know about Hugh Mossman Mitchell: [NOTE: My adds/comments are in brackets; records are separated by 4 equal signs.] Hugh was born and raised in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa per several census records for his family. SOURCE = "U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918" 12 Sep 1918 Name: Hugh Mossman Mitchell City: Des Moines County: Polk State: Iowa Birth Date: 3 Apr 1882 Race: White Draft Board: 1 Rm 3, Courthouse Des Moines, Iowa -------------- Other info on card above: Occupation = Leather Specialities-Manufacture Nearest Relative=Mrs. Julia E. Mitchell 923 41st Des Moines, Iowa SOURCE = "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJFR-GQ1 (accessed 1 March 2015) Name: Hugh M. Mitchell Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 10 Feb 1902 Event Place: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA Age: 22 Birthplace: Des Moines, Polk, IA Father's Name: Wm. B. Mitchell Mother's Name: Eliza D. Rendell [Sally adds: SHOULD be Melissa D. Randol] Spouse's Name: Julia E. Buckley Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1881 Spouse's Birthplace: Des Moines, Polk, IA Spouse's Father's Name: E. L. Buckley [I believe this is Emerson Buckley; his middle initial depends upon which record he is on] Spouse's Mother's Name: Milissa Josdt [I believe this is Melissa "Lizzie" Faucett.] Reference ID: MAR p. 170, GS Film Number: 1014769, Digital Folder Number: 004310037 ==== SOURCE = "Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992" Name: Emerson V. Buckley Gender: Male Marriage Date: 8 Jul 1878 Marriage Place: Polk, Iowa Spouse: Lizzie Faucett FHL Film Number:1014766 ==== [I believe the following record is for Julia E. Buckley who m Hugh Mossman Mitchell] SOURCE = "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935", index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XVZK-KTY (accessed 1 March 2015) Buckley, 1881. Name: Buckley Event Type: Birth Event Date: 31 Mar 1881 Event Place: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA Gender: Female Father's Name: Emmerson B. Buckley Mother's Name: Melissa A. Faucett GS Film Number: 1014491, Digital Folder Number: 004255305, Image Number: 00172 ==== Hugh's parents are both buried in Woodland Cem.-Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa: SOURCE = Find A Grave Memorial# 104250430 William Brown Mitchell Birth: 1844 Death: Oct. 9, 1917 MITCHELL, William Brown - CIVIL WAR VETERAN 1844 -- 10-9-1917 Woodland -- ... Polk -- age 73; Co. F. 47th IA. Inf. and Co. G., 83rd IL. Inf. Civil War Burial: Woodland Cem.-Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa Plot: Block: 7 Section: Lot: 00045 Created by: Conley Wolterman Record added: Jan 27, 2013 ==== SOURCE: Ancestry.com's "American Civil War Soldiers" - Copied on 26 Mar 2007 Name: William B Mitchell Residence: Des Moines, Iowa Enlistment Date: 16 May 1864 Side Served: Union State Served: Iowa Enlistment date: 16 May 1864. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 19. 04 June 1864 Enlisted in Company F, 47th Infantry Regiment Iowa. 28 September 1864 Mustered out Company F, 47th Infantry Regiment Iowa in Davenport, IA SOURCE = Find A Grave Memorial# 142366943 Melissa D Mitchell Birth: 1847 Iowa, USA Death: Mar., 1899 per cemetery records; no stone for this individual Burial: Woodland Cem.-Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa Plot: Block: 7 Section: Lot: 00045 Created by: Katie Lou Record added: Feb 08, 2015 ==== SOURCE = LDS online database "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935", index, FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VJPK-QFT (accessed 1 March 2015) Name: Hugh M Mitchell Gender: Male Wife: Julia E Buckley Daughter: Irene M Mitchell [only child located for Hugh & Julia-no more info on her.] Name: Irene M Mitchell Event Type: Birth Event Date: 02 Feb 1903 Event Place: Des Moines, Iowa, United States Gender: Female Father's Name: Hugh M Mitchell Mother's Name: Julia E Buckley GS Film Number: 1749705, Digital Folder Number: 004266316, Image Number: 00225 ==== I find no records for Hugh past his 12 Sep 1918 WWI Draft Registration card. What happened to him? His wife, Julia E. Buckley Mitchell? their daughter, Irene M.? When/where did they die and where are they buried? Did Hugh or Julia remarry? Are there any living descendants for Hugh Mossman Mitchell? Respectfully, Sally Randol-Hardy 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>

    03/06/2015 08:21:57
    1. [KSLINN] Possible Polio Outbeak in 1930
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Jim_aamodt Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/536/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Recentlty, I was told that there was a polio outbreak in the area of Linn County, Kansas during 1930. This was something new to me, as my family lived in that area during that time period. I was told that there were children (possibly adults) that succumbed to polio that year. Does anyone know of this as fact, or have any information concerning this.... 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. <br>

    03/02/2015 08:46:29
    1. Re: [KSLINN] Mound City Republican Newspaper Archives
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: jennibea Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/535.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Contact the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas. They have newspapers on microfilm. I looked and they have newspapers for LyCyne, Mound City, Pleasanton and Prescott for the date of 1901. You can check out their website: kshs.org. Look under research. Hope this helps 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. <br>

    12/15/2014 04:25:05
    1. [KSLINN] Mound City Republican Newspaper Archives
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: amandarsanderson Surnames: Dewey Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/535/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I'm interested if any archives of the Mound City Republican newspaper exist for 1901. Specifically, I'm looking for the article mentioned in the St. Charles Chronicle excerpt below: St. Charles (Illinois) Chronicle, Oct. 25, 1901 Former Resident Dies in the West >From the Mound City (Kas.) Republican we learn of the death of a man who wa a resident of St. Charles at an early date. Oscar Dewey lived here as early as 1849 and went to Kansas in 1854. his first wife was Emma Jordan of Kane county, who died in 1874. Ten years later Mr. Dewey was married to Mrs. Lucy Johnson, who survives. Mr. Dewey was 77 years old when he died. He was a carpenter by trade. 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>

    12/14/2014 05:50:55
    1. Re: [KSLINN] Theophilus (Gottlieb) Nydegger
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: barbyo1 Surnames: Nydegger, Knight Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kansas.counties.linn/210.2.6/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I very much remember the name of Hazel Vance! Theo is also my great-great grandfather. My father is Robert B. Knight and my grandmother is Maude Nydegger Knight. Trying to piece together Samuel Nydegger. I do not have birth info on him. Also the 1920 and 1930 census reports for him are know where to be found. Where was he living? Good to hear about Hazel again. Barbara Knight Ott 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>

    09/22/2014 01:40:35