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    1. [ORCROOK] 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] or [2] Thank You, David A Nelson Jr Website and Social Media References 1. 2.

    10/31/2014 01:36:28
    1. [ORCROOK] Fwd: [IAGEN] Grave Markers for Civil War Veterans
    2. I just took this off another list, I thought it was worthwhile to pass on, to be passed on :-) Jan ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Steve Williams via <[email protected]> Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM Subject: Re: [IAGEN] Grave Markers for Civil War Veterans To: [email protected] It seems there has been a law in place since 2009 that restricts the ordering of veteran grave markers only to proven family members. I talked to a local historian who has ordered somewhere approaching 100 grave markers for local civil war vets that no longer had markers or known living family members. He had to persist a few times, but was always successful. So, thankfully there is a loophole this fellow knows how to exploit! A person shouldn't have to. A proposal is being made to change that silly law. It is currently open for comment for a short time. If you'd like to view the proposal and submit comments in support of the proposal, go to, type CFR 38.632 into the search box and click on the first result at the top of the page. On the Proposal (A095) you can click on "Comment Now" at the top-right. Steve From: Pat ... Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 7:33 PM To: Undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Grave Markers for Civil War Veterans This is from SAPIC member, Herb Price in Des Moines County. It sounds as if everyone should write comments to the Federal Register about the fact that an applicant for a grave marker for a veteran has to prove to be a family member. That is impossible for many veterans of past wars. An official preservation group should be able to order grave markers. Thanks to Herb Price for inquiring about this matter and to Congressman Loebsack for responding. The email below came from Congressman Loebsack's office. This is what is happening regarding the ordering of grave markers for veterans by non-relatives. I plan on leaving a lengthy comment. Herb Price ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: "Stratton, Virginia" <[email protected]> To: .... Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 3:51 PM Subject: RE: Grave Markers for Civil War Veterans I just spoke to Gina White @ D.C. Dept Veterans' Affairs for Headstones and Grave Markers Department She said in 2009 a law was passed that said only family members could continue to request these grave identifiers However, since then, there have been so many complaints that October 1st of this year, a proposal was placed in the Federal Register (CFR 38.632) that is opened for public comments to change the regulation- RIN # 29-AO95; it is opened for comments for only 60 days to strike this regulation. See web site <> - national cemetaries. It will take a few months after the closing before they will start taking applications again. I suggest everyone who is involved in the Pioneer Cemetaries (sic) make a comment. There will not be notifications sent, people will have to be responsible to keep check when applications will be approved again. Mr. Price Do you have the names and counties of Iowa's Pioneer Cemeteries ? ---------------------------------------- Your support makes IAGenWeb possible. ~Visit The Friends of IAGenWeb today~ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    10/30/2014 09:01:19
    1. [ORCROOK] Oregon State Archives
    2. Bony, Jan
    3. I got this from another list: The Oregon State Archives will be closed on Tuesday November 19th for an all staff training. We are trying to make sure that our patrons know about this closure. So sorry for the inconvenience. Hope to see you another day. Regards, Layne Sawyer List Mom Oregon State Archives P.S. The agency is also launching a new version of the website over this weekend so there maybe periodic outages for some of the databases.

    11/14/2013 03:51:48
    1. [ORCROOK] Ritter family of Crook County
    2. Sally Yarbrough
    3. Good morning listers, I am doing some research on the RITTER family of Crook County Oregon.Guy Ritter was born November 2,1886 in Prineville. He was the son of John Winfield Ritter and Maridith Emmaline Slaven (Emma). He married Dora Crain Jan 7,1907 in Crook County Oregon. They latter divorced and he moved to Los Angeles Ca where he died in 1961. He and Dora had a daughter Alta Faye born in Sutter county Ca 1911. Guy had siblings--Roy--Eliza--Fred--Samuel--Wilda and Thomas. I have and the information they have on this family. I was hoping to find another researcher that can help me fill in some of the personal information and maybe some pictures. thanks Sally in southern oregon

    04/14/2013 04:15:11
    1. [ORCROOK] House Bill 2093 restricting access to certificates
    2. W David Samuelsen
    3. The person who is pushing for it. Permission is granted to circulate to as many as you can, get the people to contact their state representatives to vote down the bill. The Governor HIMSELF! Here is the statement at the beginning of the bill "Introduced and printed pursuant to House Rule 12.00. Presession filed (at the request of Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., for Oregon Health Authority)"

    04/02/2013 05:08:04
    1. [ORCROOK] Proposed OR House Bill 2093 closes all Vital records for 125 years
    2. W David Samuelsen
    3. I was alerted to this yesterday. How many of you are AWARE of Legslative attempt to restrict access to births, marriages and deaths further? And using pretext to declare emergency to start enforcing it effective January 1, 2014 State agency is trying to sneak it through. Currently Births, 100 years Marriages, 75 years Deaths, 50 years They want to change them to Births, 125 years Marriages, 100 years Deaths, 75 years PLUS black out all mention of health information, even on death certificates. W. David Samuelsen The summary is below and the link to the full text is here. House Bill 2093 Introduced and printed pursuant to House Rule 12.00. Presession filed (at the request of Governor John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., for Oregon Health Authority) SUMMARY The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor's brief statement of the essential features of the measure as introduced. Makes changes to provisions of law related to vital statistics to reflect 2011 Revision to Model State Vital Statistics Act. Appropriates fee moneys collected under provisions to Oregon Health Authority for purpose of administering provisions. Becomes operative January 1, 2014. Declares emergency, effective on passage. A BILL FOR AN ACT Relating to vital statistics; creating new provisions; amending ORS 33.430, 33.460, 106.100, 109.094, 112.582, 113.145, 114.525, 127.815, 130.370, 146.045, 146.095, 146.121, 176.740, 180.320, 247.570, 416.430, 432.005, 432.010, 432.015, 432.030, 432.035, 432.075, 432.085, 432.090, 432.105, 432.115, 432.121, 432.124, 432.140, 432.142, 432.146, 432.165, 432.180, 432.206, 432.230, 432.235, 432.240, 432.285, 432.287, 432.307, 432.312, 432.317, 432.327, 432.333, 432.405, 432.408, 432.412, 432.415, 432.420, 432.430, 432.993, 432.995, 677.518, 678.375, 684.030, 685.050 and 692.405; repealing ORS 432.040, 432.080, 432.095, 432.119, 432.122, 432.130 and 432.300; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency.

    04/01/2013 06:47:22
    1. [ORCROOK] Help to assist you in your genealogy research
    2. Bony, Jan
    3. The lists have been a little slow, so I thought I would throw out some help aids. Be brave and use the list, you never know who might be able to help Did you know about Set up a free account with them and you can research millions of records. They even tell you if the document you want is free on their site, or with a pay site. Great place to research. Do you know about Heritage Quest? You can get access for free from your home with your library card. You can get census access from them. Ask your library for more information. Everyone knows about and know it costs $$ - however did you know that most libraries have it on their public computers for free ~ that's right, all you need is a library card to access. There is also cemetery help that is free: There is also free help at a very strange spot called LinkedIn. Most people know this is a great spot for looking for work, but it also has great boards for genealogy. Set up your free account today! Hope this helps you dig for your roots Jan ~ Your friendly list administrator

    02/24/2013 09:34:27
    1. [ORCROOK] Class Photograph from The Dalles, Oregon including some with connections to Crook County
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old school class photograph taken by the Gifford Studio in The Dalles, Oregon. The photograph includes the identification of 38 or the 39 students and advisor are pictured in the photograph. All appear to be in their early teens at the time the photograph was taken so I'm guessing it was taken between 1915-1920. The list of those identified in the photograph is as follows: Elza YOUNG Chester PHILLIPS Loyal KIRK Esther WATSON William MYERS Frank FRIZZELL Kenneth COOPER Karl HANSEN Clarence ELLIS Marlin FOX Vernon CHRISTMAN Claire BARNETT Eugene WRIGHT Alice CARROL Anna SKELLY Bessie MCCULAM Arleath CHARLTON Margaret MCLEOD Goldie THOMPSON Lillie WILSON Opal COLEMAN Vale WOOFRED Margaret BONNEY Rosalie SCHERRER Florence WILLIAMS Esta MILLER Elizabeth BURGETT Charlotte NEWHOUSE Dorothy LONGMIRE Marie RUMSEY Myrtle CARLSON Margaret GATES Irene PRENTISS Gladys LLANDLY Rose SEGUI Norma SEGUI Beatrice EDMUNSON Miss NOREN (advisor) Based on limited research I was able to locate information on many if not most of those identified in the photograph indicating that most were born between 1899 and 1903 with most being born and died in the State of Oregon. I am hoping to locate someone from one of the families so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of one of these families or know someone who might be, please contact me. Thank you, Shelley

    09/19/2011 02:30:43
    1. [ORCROOK] Fw: [POWELL-DNA] Who is Benjaman Kyle?
    2. CarolineJ
    3. Please consider forwarding the attached message to everyone in you list of e-mail addresses. Thanks. Jim Barrett - Timpson, TX Please Help Benjaman Kyle - ttp:// Barrett Surname DNA - Powell Surname DNA -   _____  From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 6:44 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Who is Benjaman Kyle? TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: We are asking for help from the public to identify a man who suffers from retrograde amnesia who goes by the name of Benjaman Kyle.  We ask you to forward this email to as many people as you can in the hope that someone will recognize him and he can discover his identity. Benjaman was found badly beaten in the dumpster walk-through behind a Burger King outside of Savannah, GA in August 2004.  He survived the beating but upon regaining consciousness, he could not remember who he is. Please see for the full story along with his picture. Benjaman's few memories indicate he is 62 years old, born August 29, 1948. We have reason to believe he lived in Indianapolis 1954-1963, between the ages of 6 and 15.  He recalls many landmarks of the town.  He believes he was raised a Catholic but has little knowledge of the Catholic schools there. His next memories are of Boulder, CO starting in 1976 and extending into the early 1980s.  He has detailed memories of movie theatres, restaurants, and the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Benjaman has extensive knowledge of restaurant and movie construction, management, and equipment, so be probably worked in these industries.  He does not know how to cook. We have had no luck in identifying Benjaman through fingerprints and dental records. He has taken a battery of DNA tests but has only found lukewarm Y-DNA matches that indicate his family name could have been Powell or Davidson.  However if Benjaman was adopted, he probably would not have either of these family names. Autosomal testing has revealed he has ancestry in the western Carolinas, Eastern Tennessee and the surrounding areas of N Georgia, N Alabama, E. Kentucky. Names that come up among his distant cousins are Perry, Hooper, Davis, Davenport, Pilkenton (Pilkington), Boggs, Frost, and many others. For more information see Benjaman has received widespread publicity, appearing on the Dr. Phil TV program, and more recently on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He has been featured in newspapers around the country yet no one has come forward to identify him. We have done limited searches in yearbooks, but not knowing what he may have looked like as a child, and considering he might not have gone to high school in Indianapolis, we do not plan to devote a lot of time to this. Searches of birth announcements, Catholic adoption records, drivers license photos, and other such databases have produced no results. Benjaman does not know his Social Security Number - therefore he cannot get a job, cannot get medical coverage or a bank account.  He cannot apply for a credit card.  He cannot even get a library card because he does not have photo ID. We are appealing to the public to help us identify Benjaman Kyle.  We are certain there are individuals who have known Benjaman in the recent past. We ask you to forward this email to as many people as you can. We'd like to give Benjaman his life back. If you have any information on Benjaman, please contact Colleen Fitzpatrick at [email protected] or (714) 296-3065. Thanks, Colleen Fitzpatrick PhD Identifinders International Huntington Beach, CA 714.296.3065 [email protected] ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    12/28/2010 11:09:01
    1. [ORCROOK] Genealogical Seminar in Portland - Saturday, October 23, 2010
    2. Tom O'Brien
    3. The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is hosting Paula Stuart-Warren, CG at their Fall Seminar. *Paula's Topics include:* "Research Rewards in County Courthouse and Town Hall Records" "Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records" "Lord Preserve Us! Church Records for Family History Research" "Midwestern & Plains State Level Census Records" The Seminar will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 First session begins at 9:15 a.m., Last session will finish about 4:00 p.m. Location - Milwaukie Elks Lodge 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd. (Hwy 99E) Milwaukie, OR Should you wish to learn more and/or pre-register please go to the following website.

    10/06/2010 10:25:51
    1. [ORCROOK] Sarah Johnson
    2. Sharon Hobart
    3. Hello, I was researching a Sarah Johnson who got a land patent in Crook County in 1890. Once I received the patent file and read it, I realized that this "Sarah Johnson" was not my collateral ancestor. If someone on the list has a Sarah Johnson (married name) who got the land in 1890 and was without a husband and with children, please let me know and I will be glad to share the file with you. The husband's name is not listed in the file and it is remarked that he left and not been seen since. I don't need the file and hate to just "throw it away". Sharon Hobart Texas

    04/18/2010 11:37:15
    1. [ORCROOK] Seminar by Ann Carter Fleming CG, CGL
    2. Tom O'Brien
    3. *Ann Carter Fleming **CG, CGL* *Will present* ** *The ABC's of Publishing Your Family History* · *Organizing Your Research* · *Designing the Layout* · *Developing Your Style* · *Publishing the Book*** * **When & Where* * 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.* * Saturday **April 24, 2010* * Gateway Elks Lodge* * 711 Northeast 100th Avenue*** * near NE 100th Ave. & Glisan St.* * Portland, Oregon 97220* * * *Sponsored by The G**enealogical Forum of Oregon* *For more information go to their website at:*** **

    04/03/2010 07:27:29
    1. [ORCROOK] New photos added to
    2. W. David Samuelsen
    3. is has over 7,000 photograph records from the following counties: Baker 744 Benton 65 Clackamas 33 Clatsop 32 Coos 1 Crook 31 Curry 190 Deschutes 3 Douglas 78 Gilliam 3 Grant 46 Jackson 6 Lane 944 Lincoln 33 Linn 161 Marion 4551 Multnomah 6 Polk 18 Umatilla 3 Union 16 Wasco 19 Washington 51 Yamhill 45 Other counties do not have photos of gravemarkers online yet. Only you can add. Sister projects: W. David Samuelsen

    12/21/2008 04:05:08
    2. I forwarded your letter to the Bowman Museum in Prineville and got this information for you from them --- FUNERAL NOTICE Funeral services for the late EDWIN HARBIN Who Died Thursday, October 14, 1937 Will Be Held From First Baptist Church of Prineville at 1:30 in the afternoon of Saturday, October 16, 1937 Interment in Prineville I.O.O.F. Cemetery Friends of the family are invited to attend. Edwin Harbin Prineville, Oct 17 (Special) -- Funeral services were held yesterday for Edwin Harbin, 77, pioneer of 1890 in Crook County and native of Oregon. Owner of the first planing mill and first machine shop in Prineville, he played a prominent part in the growth of Prineville in his younger days. In the smallpox epidemic of the '90s he was nurse, messenger and jailer to the sick and undertaker and sexton to those who died. He is the last of the Harbins in Oregon, being survived only by a niece, Mrs Almyra Whitney Kinney of Portland. He was never married. Harbin was born at Halsey February 6, 1860 ________________________________________ Death of Mrs. Harbin Mrs. E.V. Harbin died Monday at Prineville, age 96. Almira Burton was born in Kentucky, February 10, 1818; Was married to E.V. Harbin October 5, 1843; crossed the plains with her husband and four children in 1853; settled in Linn County in 1862. While hunting Mr. Harbin was mistaken for a deer and killed by a neighbor. In 1890 she and her two youngest sons moved to Prineville where she has since resided with her son, Edward. She had six children - Martha Mixon, Mary McMeeker, Nancy Whitney, all deceased; Abel Harbin, last heard from in California; James Harbin, Waterloo, Oregon, and Edward Harbin of this City. She was buried Tuesday. In regard to your inquire: Edward HARBIN was never married. Yes we found an obituary but it says Edwin Harbin. This man was called Ed or Edwin and not Edward. The date matches and other information but no Edward. We have the obit of Almira also. In Almira obit he is listed as Edward. **************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape.

    01/15/2008 04:19:43
    2. Joan Marie
    3. familyrootseeker, Thanks so much for that information - it provided several good new facts for me - name change from Edward to Edwin, religion, whereabouts of a missing brother, and a descendent over here in Portland. Joan Marie ----- Original Message ----- From: <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:19 PM Subject: Re: [ORCROOK] HARBIN SURNAME IN PRINEVILLE >I forwarded your letter to the Bowman Museum in Prineville and got this > information for you from them --- >

    01/15/2008 01:51:19
    1. [ORCROOK] William Guinness, farmer, 1890s
    2. Rod & Glen Smith
    3. I'm trying to find anything I can about William Guinness, who owned a farm in Crook County in the 1890s, perhaps into the 1900s. He was probably married, not sure about family. Any information or suggestions much appreciated. Rod Smith, Wellington, New Zealand.

    01/13/2008 06:49:35
    2. Joan Marie Meyering
    3. I am interested in obtaining information on Edward Villers HARBIN of Prineville who died Oct 14, 1937 & is buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. His mother Almira was a pioneer to Crook in 1881 and he is listed on all the censuses 1900-1930. It doesn't appear that he ever married but I would like to know if that is correct, and if anyone could lookup his obit for me. I am curious about his life. Thanks for any information. Joan Marie

    01/12/2008 01:26:32
    1. [ORCROOK] Unknown Photos, Reynolds, Powells?
    2. clj
    3. Please check out my Unknown Photos file, and see if you recognize any of the pictures? I believe they are related to the Reynolds or Powell families. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around

    11/08/2007 12:00:22
    1. [ORCROOK] (no subject)
    2. _ ( I dont know if I showed you this before --- I have all of the 1905 History book written out and other stuff on this page Patty ************************************** See what's free at

    07/09/2007 02:42:36
    1. Re: [ORCROOK] Headstones
    2. I have forwarded your letter to the Crook County Historical Society. They may have put the headstone there themselves as that is one of their projects. Usually the mortuary makes the arrangement for the making of headstones and they have access to those records. Patty ************************************** See what's free at

    07/01/2007 08:51:59