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    1. [LABEAURE] 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 12:29:52
    1. [LABEAURE] 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 01:14:52
    1. [LABEAURE] 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 09:38:52
    1. [LABEAURE] 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 07:44:30
    1. [LABEAURE] 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

    01/09/2020 07:32:40
    1. [LABEAURE] 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? My personal prerequisite is that it must be FREE. Discussion in open... Susan Groover, List Admin. -- --- Genealogy:  Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.

    01/08/2020 07:49:39
    1. [LABEAURE] Simmons/Waites, Waites/Clarks, Moores\Waites of DeRidder
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: ChelleRSimmons Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1017/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Please if anyone has any information re guarding any of these families to let me know, I am trying to do a Family Tree for my husband side of the family, our son is the last Simmons in his family, so it would be nice to know something about these people, I have very limited information and not sure whats true and whats not,. its almost as if these people were ghost. Any information would be most appreciated. 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>

    03/27/2015 03:43:48
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] William Augustus Martin
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: danaclager Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/327.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: William Augustus Martin was my great grandfather. His daughter Florence adopted my father William Augustus Smiley in February 1941. This is my first time on this site, and I do not really have any further info. My father tells me that he was the first sheriff in Beauregard Parish, and I remember visiting his grave site as a child. 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>

    02/27/2015 08:26:18
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] JEM Hennigan photo
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gary5950 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/150.207/mb.ashx Message Board Post: JEM Hennigan was my great-great grandfather so I'd love to have a photo of the old store in any form. Email would be easiest to gary@garyparker.com. My Grandfather - Allen Marise Hennigan, born in Merryville in 1902 - was the son of JEM's oldest son - James Wesley Hennigan. My mother was Beryl Faye Hennigan, born in Evans, La in 1930. 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>

    02/10/2015 08:10:42
    1. [LABEAURE] Photo: Merryville, Beauregard Parish, LA 1925. Kirby Lumber Company Mill D
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Sk8PunkSue Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1016/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Photo found in Seminole, TX. Shared at finder's request. It's small but I may be able to get it scanned larger if she still has it. Kirby Lumber Company Mill "D" in Merryville, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. Picture was taken in 1925 by Virginia Wood Davis. 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>

    01/21/2015 11:24:53
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] Farr's Chapel Cemetery, Newton County, Texas
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: farrschapel Surnames: Farr Westbrook McMahon Powell Stewart Holmes Hardy Starks Langham Gilchrist Ford DICKERSON Classification: cemetery Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1006.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: >>>>>>2015 Homecoming at Farr's Chapel in NEWTON County, Texas Always Second Sunday in June = SUNDAY - JUNE 14 - 2015 For more information on this year's reunion, or to join our mailing list, please Email us at FarrsChapel@gmail.com *******OR******* Visit us on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/farrschapel , listed as Farr's Chapel, Newton County, Texas. 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>

    01/13/2015 10:11:37
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] Ola Davis/James Marcus
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: rick_m33 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/288.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hello Karen, I have no idea if this is still an active account but i came across your message today and was a bit surprised at it's age. It's apparently been here for a long time but I thought I'd try anyways. I'm Rick Marcus. James and Ola (Davis) Marcus were my grandparents. James (jr) was my dad. I would certainly be interested in talking to you if you're still around. I wasn't even aware that there were any other family members out there anywhere. I thought my brother and I were it. 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>

    12/18/2014 06:40:29
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] Farris decendants
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: leslieannames Surnames: Pharis/Cooley/Adams/Reeves Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/260.3.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: My name is Leslie I am a descendant of Annie Cooley who married John F Adams around 1882 in 1883 they had a daughter Ellen Octavia Adams she married Thomas David Reeves March 13 1898 they had my grandmother Annie Savilla Reeves. Ellen died shortly after giving birth to her 13th child Nick or Harvey Reeves. There isn't a very good paper trail but I found out that Ellen Cooley Pharis might have died the same year as the 1880 census I also found a stillborn baby Pharis on the Louisiana mortality index for that year. Her husband Moses Penn Pharis lived until 1885 and is buried in Birdnest Cemetary one of our family cemetaries. I hope that helps. I have attached my grandmother Ellen Octavia Reeves death announcement that list's Annie Cooley Adams as her mother. 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>

    12/08/2014 05:06:03
    1. [LABEAURE] Cumberland Gap Tennessee Genealogy and History Group,
    2. david via
    3. 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 [1]cgtghg.org or [2]facebook.com/cgtghg Thank You, David A Nelson Jr Website and Social Media References 1. http://cgtghg.org/ 2. http://facebook.com/cgtghg

    10/28/2014 03:40:23
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] Parents of John Hills (1897-1983)
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: judyartley26191 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1015.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi, Since you don't know much about his early years, it's probably a good idea to start with his obituary. Also his parents names might be in his obituary. Beauregard doesn't have a genealogical society (at least not one who is on the Internet). You can contact the Beauregard Parish Library, http://library.beau.org/lib/genealogy.html and ask if they will make a copy. I can't tell from their web site if they do that or not. If not, then you can contact your local public library about obtaining the newspaper microfilm via inter-library transfer. IF the Informant knew his parents names when he died, they will appear on his death certificate. However I don't think this will be an option since they don't release them until 50 years after the death. You can do a Google search and find more information about the release of death certificates. 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. <br>

    09/27/2014 11:58:25
    1. [LABEAURE] Parents of John Hills (1897-1983)
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: KenSlade2 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1015/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I need help finding the parents of John Hills. He was born in Louisiana 1 Nov 1897 and died 28 Dec 1983. He is buried in Merryville Community Cemetery, Merryville, Beauregard Parish, LA. beside his wife whose name was Olevia. This family is African American. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Hills&GSiman=1&GScid=2301023& The only census I can find is 1930. 1930 Merryville, Beauregard Parish, LA John Hills Head M 31 LA Olevia Hills Wife F 21 LA Lucile Hills Dau F 3 LA Louise Hills Dau F 2 LA Leola M Hills Dau F 0 LA Matilda Hills Mother F 63 LA According to this census, John's mother was named Matilda. I believe this family has roots in Rapides Parish, LA. There is a Matilda Wright in Rapides Parish who married Grant Hill 28 Jan 1885 in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA. Are Grant Hill and Matilda Wright the parents of John Hills? Thanks, Ken 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>

    08/23/2014 09:54:00
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] History of Beauregard Parish, LA on facebook
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: snarlingcoyote Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1011.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I just wanted to tell you thanks! Best Facebook Group Ever :-)! My family is now pouring over the old photos - especially my dad. By the by, are you the admin for that group? I have some old photos of Beauregard parish that belong to my folks that in turned belonged to their folks. I keep saying I am going to scan all their photos and sending them to the group for posting would be a big kick in the pants for me to get started! 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>

    08/18/2014 09:06:24
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] hotels in and around 1900
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: snarlingcoyote Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1012.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I will look and see what I can find. Oh, if you are interested in Carson - there's a Facebook group called History of Beauregard Parish and the admin published several pictures of Carson recently. My dad says Carson was out towards Singer (It was in passing as we were looking at the photos, so. . .). It may have had a hotel as well. In fact, one of the pictures is of a big 2 story affair; that must have been either offices or a hotel. Anyway, I will ask my dad if Carson had a hotel and get some more details for you. Also, Don C. Marler put out a book back in the 1990's on all the sawmill towns and I have a copy - I'll look up Carson, Longville and DeRidder and see what I can find for 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>

    08/18/2014 09:02:25
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] hotels in and around 1900
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: fultonbob Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1012.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Does anyone know who ran it? or own it 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>

    08/14/2014 10:55:06
    1. Re: [LABEAURE] History of Beauregard Parish, LA on facebook
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: snarlingcoyote Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.beauregard/1011.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thanks! I just joined :-). 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>

    08/14/2014 05:55:27