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    1. Re: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly
    2. Carol Anne
    3. Here is some additional information. The children of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly were: Edward A. Shirey, b. c 1860 William O. Shirey, b. c 1862 Ray Shirey, b. Jul 1865 George H. Shirey, b. c 1867 Robert M. Shirey, b. c 1869 (Also called Morris Shirey) Ida M. Shirey, b. c 1872 Thomas N. Shirey, b. Feb 1875 Harry Shirey, b. May 1880 Ray (Wray) was mentally challenged ("idiotic" on census). George W. Shirey was a dry goods merchant and a Civil War veteran. His obit says this about his surviving children: "Edward E. of Cleveland, Ohio; Morris of Terre Haute; Thomas of Cincinnati, Mrs. George Beckstein of Fort Wayne and Harry of Westfield. There are also seventeen grand children and eleven great grand children." There must be some descendants around!!! Hester Ann Moberly had a brother named Erwin J. Moberly, who died in 1872. Four years later Erwin's wife, Sarah Calvin, died leaving 6 surviving children. George W. Shirey took in his two nieces. Three of the boys found homes in the community. Someone, perhaps George W. Shirey, kept the youngest boy, Charles Joseph (age 4) for a little over a year, and then placed him in an orphanage in Vincennes, IN, before his mother's estate was settled and apparently without any legal proceedings. I am descended from Charles Joseph Moberly. If it was George Shirey who kept him for a while, his wife probably had too much to do with a new baby and several young children of her own, one mentally handicapped, to take care of another toddler. But is that all there was to it? My cousin's y-DNA test results do not match the Moberly/Mobley surname, but do match Hampton. It was a fairly common surname and there were Hamptons living close to Moberlys from 1700 on in MD, VA, and KY. BUT, Erwin J. Moberly had a neighbor named James W. Hampton on the 1870 Martin Co., IN census. Was Charles Joseph Moberly known or believed to be the child of someone other than Erwin? Is that why he was placed in an orphanage? I don't know. I am hoping to find one or more persons descended from siblings of Erwin J. Moberly to take the Family Tree DNA "Family Finder" test. My mother, my cousin, and I have done it. If descendants of Erwin's siblings do not match any of us, I will know that it was either Erwin J. Moberly himself or more likely his supposed son, Charles Joseph, who was illegitimate. If they do match us, I will know that the non-paternity event occurred in earlier generations. I cannot go the y-DNA route because there are no direct male descendants of Charles Joseph Moberly's brothers. BTW, I do have a copy of a letter written by George W. Shirey about his wife's grandfather's estate. Very short, but I always like to get a hold of such documents. More personal than censuses, etc.! Carol Anne On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 3:55 PM, LEE-PIERRE SHIREY <lpshirey@rogers.com> wrote: > Carol Anne~ > > Several years ago, Shirey researchers made a mistake by putting my great grandfather in the wrong Shirey family tree.  His name was Elmer C. Shirey and he was wrongly identified as the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Mayo) Shirey.  I believe that is the Shirey line you are looking for. Unfortunately I deleted that line and now correctly know that his parents were Charles and Rebecca (Brahm) Shirey.  He was the son of Augustus and Maria (Bohn) Shirey.  He was the son of John and Anna Maria (Ruthrauff) Shirey.  And so far... that is a s far back as I have been able to go. > > Sorry I couldn't be of further help to you.  Good luck in your search.  Let me encourage you to become a participant in the DNA study for Shirey and Scheurer names.  I have found the results fascinating! > > Blessings, > Lee-Pierre > > > ________________________________ >  From: Carol Anne <clkonfetti@gmail.com> > To: SHIREY@rootsweb.com > Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 5:04:32 PM > Subject: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly > > Hello, > > I am new to this list. I would like to make contact with any > descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly. > > George W. Shirey was born on 22 February 1833 in Harrison County, > Ohio. He married Hester Ann Moberly, daughter of Robert C. Moberly and > Delilah W. Drake, on 9 December 1855 in Martin County, Indiana. > Hester Ann Moberly was born on 18 October 1838 in Tennessee and died > on 11 April 1884 in Martin County, Indiana . George W. Shirey then > married Emma F. Moberly, daughter of Erwin J. Moberly and Sarah G. > Calvin and niece of his first wife, on 27 August 1896 in Martin > County, Indiana. He died on 28 September 1922 at at his home on West > First Street, Loogootee, Indiana, at age 89. > > Carol Anne > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SHIREY-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SHIREY-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/23/2012 04:05:55
    1. [SHIREY] Seeking Ancestors of Roy Shirey & Rose (Wilt) Shirey
    2. Allen, Christina R
    3. Resided in York, PA. Roy died in the 60s, Rose lived into her 90s and only passed a few years ago. Their descendants are Ronald Roy Shirey, Sr. (among other siblings: Morris Shirey, Rosie Shirey). Any help or leads of names before Roy or Rose would be appreciated. Thanks! Christy (Shirey) Allen Red Lion, PA CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email may contain confidential health information that is legally privileged. This information is intended for the use of the named recipient(s). The authorized recipient of this information is prohibited from disclosing this information to any party unless required to do so by law or regulation and is required to destroy the information after its stated need has been fulfilled. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or action taken in reliance on the contents of this email is strictly prohibited. If you receive this e-mail message in error, please notify the sender immediately to arrange disposition of the information. . ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned by MCI Managed Email Content Service, using Skeptic(tm) technology powered by MessageLabs. For more information on MCI's Managed Email Content Service, visit http://www.mci.com. ______________________________________________________________________

    01/23/2012 09:41:50
    1. Re: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly
    2. LEE-PIERRE SHIREY
    3. Carol Anne~ Several years ago, Shirey researchers made a mistake by putting my great grandfather in the wrong Shirey family tree.  His name was Elmer C. Shirey and he was wrongly identified as the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Mayo) Shirey.  I believe that is the Shirey line you are looking for. Unfortunately I deleted that line and now correctly know that his parents were Charles and Rebecca (Brahm) Shirey.  He was the son of Augustus and Maria (Bohn) Shirey.  He was the son of John and Anna Maria (Ruthrauff) Shirey.  And so far... that is a s far back as I have been able to go. Sorry I couldn't be of further help to you.  Good luck in your search.  Let me encourage you to become a participant in the DNA study for Shirey and Scheurer names.  I have found the results fascinating!  Blessings, Lee-Pierre ________________________________ From: Carol Anne <clkonfetti@gmail.com> To: SHIREY@rootsweb.com Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 5:04:32 PM Subject: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly Hello, I am new to this list. I would like to make contact with any descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly. George W. Shirey was born on 22 February 1833 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Hester Ann Moberly, daughter of Robert C. Moberly and Delilah W. Drake, on 9 December 1855 in Martin County, Indiana. Hester Ann Moberly was born on 18 October 1838 in Tennessee and died on 11 April 1884 in Martin County, Indiana . George W. Shirey then married Emma F. Moberly, daughter of Erwin J. Moberly and Sarah G. Calvin and niece of his first wife, on 27 August 1896 in Martin County, Indiana. He died on 28 September 1922 at at his home on West First Street, Loogootee, Indiana, at age 89. Carol Anne ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SHIREY-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/23/2012 05:55:54
    1. Re: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester AnnMo berly
    2. LEE-PIERRE SHIREY
    3. Jean~ Several years ago, Shirey researchers made a mistake by putting my great grandfather in the wrong Shirey family tree.  His name was Elmer C. Shirey and he was wrongly identified as the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Mayo) Shirey.  I believe that is the Shirey line you are looking for. Unfortunately I deleted that line and now correctly know that his parents were Charles and Rebecca (Brahm) Shirey.  He was the son of Augustus and Maria (Bohn) Shirey.  He was the son of John and Anna Maria (Ruthrauff) Shirey.  And so far... that is a s far back as I have been able to go. Sorry I couldn't be of further help to you.  Good luck in your search.  Let me encourage you to become a participant in the DNA study for Shirey and Scheurer names.  I have found the results fascinating!  Blessings, Lee-Pierre ________________________________ From: Jean Willard <skycroft@gvtc.com> To: shirey@rootsweb.com Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 8:03:37 AM Subject: Re: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester AnnMo berly Re  SHIREY in Westmoreland Co., PA:  Philip SCHEIRE/SHIREY  married  Ann Elizabeth Keim, dau of Conrad.  Their son Charles  (1809-1892) married Magdalena KUHNS  (1833-1920)    Children married POORMAN, MARKS    families. Is this your family too?    Jean -----Original Message----- From: scottie56@juno.com Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 8:40 PM To: shirey@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester AnnMo berly Sorry--I have never heard of them. I am descended from Nichlaus Scheurer (from Germany) whose name evolved to Scheury and finally Shirey.  He is my 4th great-grandfather and was in Westmoreland County, PA in 1772--earliest I have found him. LaVonne -- in Laurel, MD ____________________________________________________________ 60-Year-Old Mom Looks 27 Mom Reveals Free Wrinkle Trick That Has Angered Doctors! http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/4f1cc8de428c42a6a03st06vuc ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SHIREY-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SHIREY-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/23/2012 05:53:24
    1. Re: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester AnnMo berly
    2. Jean Willard
    3. Re SHIREY in Westmoreland Co., PA: Philip SCHEIRE/SHIREY married Ann Elizabeth Keim, dau of Conrad. Their son Charles (1809-1892) married Magdalena KUHNS (1833-1920) Children married POORMAN, MARKS families. Is this your family too? Jean -----Original Message----- From: scottie56@juno.com Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 8:40 PM To: shirey@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester AnnMo berly Sorry--I have never heard of them. I am descended from Nichlaus Scheurer (from Germany) whose name evolved to Scheury and finally Shirey. He is my 4th great-grandfather and was in Westmoreland County, PA in 1772--earliest I have found him. LaVonne -- in Laurel, MD ____________________________________________________________ 60-Year-Old Mom Looks 27 Mom Reveals Free Wrinkle Trick That Has Angered Doctors! http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/4f1cc8de428c42a6a03st06vuc ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SHIREY-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/23/2012 12:03:37
    1. Re: [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Mo berly
    2. Sorry--I have never heard of them. I am descended from Nichlaus Scheurer (from Germany) whose name evolved to Scheury and finally Shirey. He is my 4th great-grandfather and was in Westmoreland County, PA in 1772--earliest I have found him. LaVonne -- in Laurel, MD ____________________________________________________________ 60-Year-Old Mom Looks 27 Mom Reveals Free Wrinkle Trick That Has Angered Doctors! http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/4f1cc8de428c42a6a03st06vuc

    01/22/2012 07:40:56
    1. [SHIREY] Seeking Descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly
    2. Carol Anne
    3. Hello, I am new to this list. I would like to make contact with any descendants of George W. Shirey and Hester Ann Moberly. George W. Shirey was born on 22 February 1833 in Harrison County, Ohio. He married Hester Ann Moberly, daughter of Robert C. Moberly and Delilah W. Drake, on 9 December 1855 in Martin County, Indiana. Hester Ann Moberly was born on 18 October 1838 in Tennessee and died on 11 April 1884 in Martin County, Indiana . George W. Shirey then married Emma F. Moberly, daughter of Erwin J. Moberly and Sarah G. Calvin and niece of his first wife, on 27 August 1896 in Martin County, Indiana. He died on 28 September 1922 at at his home on West First Street, Loogootee, Indiana, at age 89. Carol Anne

    01/20/2012 10:04:32
    1. [SHIREY] (no subject)
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. TIME IS NOW FOLKS! GRAB THIS GREAT SALE WHILE IT LASTS FOR THAT CUZ OR UNCLE OR AUNT OR BROTHER OR SISTER OR WHOMEVER AND GET THEM TO JOIN IN THE SEARCH FOR THOSE ANCESTORS AND BREAK DOWN THOSE BARRIERS!! nENA sMOtHERS Family Tree DNA just announced this very short SALE through their Facebook page. This is a bulk mailing to all members of the British Isles DNA project. You are receiving this email because you indicated you wished to receive email from the project administrators in your Setup Preferences. Thank you for helping us reach 15,000 LIKES on our Facebook page! To show how much we like you too, we're offering a 36-HOUR SALE! START: Monday, September 26 (TODAY) at 12:00pm CDT END: Tuesday, September 27 at 11:59pm CDT For NEW customers: Y-DNA 12 . . . $59 (was $99) mtDNA . . . $59 (was $99) Y-DNA 37 . . . $129 (was $149) Family Finder . . . $199 (was $289) mtFullSequence (FGS) . . . $229 (was $299) Y-DNA 12 + mtDNA . . . $118 (was $179) Family Finder + Y-DNA 12 . . . $248 (was $339) Family Finder + mtDNA . . . $248 (was $339) Family Finder + Y-DNA 37 . . . $328 (was $438) Family Finder + mtFullSequence . . . $398 (was $559) Comprehensive Genome (Family Finder + mtFullSequence + Y-DNA67) . . . $597(was $797) Upgrades & Add-Ons: mtDNA add-on $59 . . . (was $89) mtFullSequence upgrade (HVR1 to Mega) . . . $199 (was $269) mtFullSequence upgrade (HVR2 to Mega) . . . $199 (was $239) mtFullSequence add-on . . . $219 (was $289) Family Finder add-on . . . $199 (was $289) Prices will be automatically adjusted on the Family Tree DNA website -- no coupon code needed!Important: Promotional orders need to be paid for by the end of this sale. Visit us at http://www.familytreedna.com to order now. We hope this limited-time sale will give you yet another reason to "LIKE" us! Thank you for your support! Family Tree DNA www.familytreedna.com This offer ends TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2011 11:59pm CDT. *You do not need to be a member of Facebook to take advantage of this offer. Payment must be received at the time of your order. Valid only on products listed. No substitutions. No adjustments will be made on previous purchases. This promotion is not valid in combination with any other promotions. Family Tree DNA reserves the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized or ineligible use of discounts and to modify or cancel these promotional discounts due to system error or unforeseen problems. Subject to change without notice. © All Contents Copyright 2001-2010 Genealogy by Genetics, Ltd. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2011 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    09/27/2011 12:41:40
    1. Re: [SHIREY] Please help ID Benjaman Kyle
    2. Thanks for sharing--very interesting story, but I have no help!!! LaVonne -- in Maryland ____________________________________________________________ Obama Urges Homeowners to Refinance If you owe under $729k you probably qualify for Obama's Refi Program http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/4d1e1a5bbbec6a441fest01vuc

    12/31/2010 11:00:47
    1. [SHIREY] Please help ID Benjaman Kyle
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. go to this link to see his picture--plz forward to all who might could help Colleen also has posters we can send in pdf form that can be downloaded and printed to be put up and distributed just let me know and I can send that to you too thanks kindly, Nena Smothers List admin ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Posted by: cfitzp@aol.com Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:28 pm (PST) Hi Listers, I just posted the conclusion of "Benjaman Kyle - Close Calls" on my blog Check it out. Please register a like of a vote on the site. http://identifinders.wordpress.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjaman_Kyle For more information see http://identifinders.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/benjamans-23-and-me-matches/ If you have any information on Benjaman, please contact Colleen Fitzpatrick at colleen@identifinders.com or (714) 296-3065. Thanks, Colleen Fitzpatrick PhD Identifinders International Huntington Beach, CA 714.296.3065 colleen@identifinders.com 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjaman_Kyle 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 954-1963, 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. entucky. Names that come up among his distant cousins along other lines of his family are Perry, Hooper, Davis, Davenport, Pilkenton (Pilkington), Boggs, Frost, and many others. For more information see http://identifinders.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/benjamans-23-and-me-matches/ 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 colleen@identifinders.com or (714) 296-3065. Thanks, Colleen Fitzpatrick PhD Identifinders International Huntington Beach, CA 714.296.3065 colleen@identifinders.com

    12/31/2010 12:40:38
    1. [SHIREY] Shirey narriage
    2. Mary H. Cole
    3. Westmoreland County Marriage License #:101266 Zelda Shirey (nee McKelvy) married Daniel J Silvis Zelda McKelvy may have been married to Mr. Shirey? Any information would help. Mary Cole marycole@Prodigy.net

    05/29/2010 05:57:07
    1. [SHIREY] Remembering Our Veterans!
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Wishing all a great Memorial Weekend! A quiet time to remember our Fallen Ancestors and if you think you have none near you to honour, check the numbers below and bet you can find a cemetery close that will certainly have not just one Veteran you can honour but likely many more. Just look for the flags. Don't forget a Red Poppy! Red poppies are a symbol of consolation. Since World War I, poppies have been a symbol of remembrance at Memorial Day (May 31). The red poppy was used to symbolize the blood of those who died in service to their countries. The idea started in 1918 when American Moina Michael read the poem “In Flanders Fields,” written by Canadian John McCrae in 1915 during World War I. She began wearing poppies and selling them to others, using the proceeds to help veterans. After World War I, veterans sold artificial red poppies to help raise money for French and Belgian war orphans. Today, donations to veterans’ groups are often marked with a token paper red poppy. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row. –Lt. Colonel John McCrae (1872–1918) CONFLICT SPAN TOTALS War of Independence (1775-1783) 25,000 Quasi-War (1798-1800) 20 Barbary Wars (1801-1815) 35 War of 1812 (1812-1815) 20,000 1st Seminole War (1817-1818) 30 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842) 1,500 Mexican-American War (1846-1848) 13,283 3rd Seminole War (1855-1858) 26 Civil War (1861-1865) 623,026 Indian Wars (1865-1898) 919 Spanish-American War (1898) 2,446 Philippine War (1898-1902) 4,196 Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901) 37 Mexican Revolution (1914-1919) 35 Haiti Occupation (1915-1934) 146 World War 1 (1917-1918) 116,708 World War 2 (1941-1945) 407,316 Korean War (1950-1953) 36,914 Vietnam War (1964-1973) 58,169 El Salvador (1980-1992) 20 Beirut (1982-1984) 266 Persian Gulf Support (1987-1988) 39 Invasion of Grenada (1983) 19 Invasion of Panama (1989) 40 Gulf War (1991) 269 Somalia (1992-1993) 43 Bosnia 1995 12 Afghanistan (2002-2008) 482 [these numbers could be different now thou] Iraqi (2003-2008) 3,975 [these numbes could be different now thou] ~To prolong a poppy’s life as a cut flower, plunge the stem in hot water after cutting. ~ Cudos to all Veterans in All the Military's Nena Smothers NE Wa-A proud desc of many military grandfather's inc My own father and several sons List Admin

    05/28/2010 07:09:06
    1. [SHIREY] KY biographies assistance
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. [for those of you who are not subbed to her KY Bios list thought I would just pass this along and if you can help cuz Sandi out I know she'd appreciate it allot. Now is your chance, really, to write up a little Bio on an ancestor or relative of your family. You can click on her link below and just ck and see if they are there but she does mention she doesn't have much on the counties she lists...those of you subbed, sorry for the repeat! Just thought there is probably some of you out there that do and can help her if you would plz, thanks kindly Nena Smothers [she's a cuz thru my Hinch/Smothers] )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) From: Sandi Gorin KY Bio list admin Hi Listers, I'm asking my listers for some help, if possible. The eastern counties of Kentucky have very few, if any, biographies posted because I have been unable over the years to find many. The biographical Perrin books apparently did not cover eastern KY. So, I am searching for biographies from many eastern counties. They need to be taken from a book written before 1928 (copyright restriction). If you have access to any biographies from the counties listed below, if you could type some up and email to me or scan the page and e-mail to me, or if you can steer me to some source books that I might be able to locate here (in south central KY), I would be deeply appreciative. I would need the title of the book, author/editor, publishing co and date published plus the bio. I am looking for biographies from the following counties: Greenup, Lawrence, Boyd, Johnson, Martin, Pike, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Rowan, Robertson, Powell, Jackson, Whitley, Harlan, Perry, Leslie, Bell, Knox, Clay, Owsley, Lee, Menifee, Morgan, Fleming, Wolfe and Laurel Counties. Any help would be appreciated. You may write me privately at sgorin@glasgow-ky.com. Thank you! Sandi KYBIOGRAPHIES Archives: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index?list=kybiographies KYRESEARCH: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.tips/mb.ashx

    05/22/2010 11:34:31
    1. [SHIREY] Fri-WDYTYA NBC airs Emmit Smiths Ancestor Story
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Passing this on... Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 15:20:44 -0700 Subject: First Who Do You Think You Are? Episode a Success Hello, The tune-in numbers for the first episode of Who Do You Think You Are? are in, and they look promising! More than 6.85 million viewers tuned in to watch the show (including many of you!), making it the No. 2-rated show that hour. This Friday Emmitt Smith This weeks episode is one you dont want to miss. Tune into NBC this Friday at 8/7c as former NFL football player Emmitt Smith sets out to discover his slavery roots. In this episode, look for the Monroe County Courthouse in Monroe County, Alabama, and the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Lisa Kudrow calls Emmitts episode unbelievable and the most compelling of the seven. Last Weeks Episode For those who missed it last weeks episode featured Sarah Jessica Parker, who learns that her 4th great-grandfather John S. Hodge was among the hundreds of thousands who tried to strike it rich by heading West during the 1849 California Gold Rush. Unfortunately, Sarah discovers John S. died soon after settling in El Dorado County, California. Sarah also pays a visit to Massachusetts and meets with researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society and Massachusetts Historical Society, who reveal that one of her ancestors was accused of witchcraft in 1692 during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Luckily, Sarah finds out that the court surrounding the trials was dissolved just before her ancestor was accused, so she was never tried. More about the Sarah Jessica Parker Episode Interested in learning more about how the team of genealogists involved in the first episode located Sarahs 4th Great-Grandfather John S. Hodge? Would you like to offer members of your organization or interested newbies a better understanding of the research process? Take a look: Go-to resources: Census records, obituaries, published histories, more primary records How they helped: Sarah Jessica Parker family tree presented a unique challenge Sarah herself was certain her family was comprised solely of recent immigrants. Researchers, however, determined this was incorrect, tracing the family of her great-grandmother, Lillian Hodge, back to its early American roots. Resource #1: census records Researchers turned to census records to follow the Hodge family back through time. In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, great-great-great-grandfather, John Eber Hodge, is a young boy living at home with his widowed mother. Resource #2: obituary Who was John Eber Hodges father? Researchers located an obituary for John Eber, dated 1908. His father, John S. Hodge, is mentioned in the obituary along with the note that John S. died on his way to California in 1849. Returning to census records, a John Hodge, who matches the description of John Ebers father, is found in 1850 in El Dorado County, California. Occupation: miner. Resource #3: published histories But which is correct? Did John S. Hodge die in 1849 or did he abandon the family to strike it rich out West? Researchers focus on records about 49ers to learn more about the California Gold Rush. And then they strike family history gold: We found a letter written by someone in Ohio to John S. Hodge, which had been published in a book, says Natalie Cottrill of ProGenealogists, who appeared with Sarah Jessica in the episode. One of my colleagues tracked down the original set of letters, which provided more details, including information about John S. Hodges 1850 death. Resource #4: more primary records Estate and other documents further confirmed that the ancestral John S. Hodge and the California miner John Hodge was the same individual. Why the discrepancy? The 1849 death date is from a published obituary, not a primary source. Obituaries are compiled from information offered at the time of a persons death, second-hand or even later. Its likely that details in John Eber Hodges obituary were relayed by a friend or relative of John Eber, not John Eber himself. The person who reported the obituary facts may have relied on stories he or she had heard from John Eber Hodge, who himself had never met his father. Slight discrepancies in dates and other information are quite likely in secondary sources, which is why locating original records is so important. EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD Join me

    03/11/2010 03:29:15
    1. Re: [SHIREY] FYI/some goodies & gen tidbits
    2. Thanks for sharing your tips--I'm sure someone will learn from them. As for me, I have been researching for more than 32 years and have already learned to do all of your tips on my own. One thing you didn't cover that I found useful: When you know the State, County & Township where the family lived and you can't find them because their last name is misspelled, try putting in the first name of the family with the most unusual name and don't put a last name. Just make sure you are in the right location. I found my father's family in the 1900 census this way because his older sister's name was Olympia and she was the only one who showed up in that township and the parents and other children's named matched so I knew that was our family although the name was severely misspelled. I couldn't find them in the 1910 census either and using her first name didn't do it, but I remembered my father talking about his best buddy who lived next door and that family had a name that wasn't easily misspelled. I went to the original census record (handwritten as taker went from door to door) and I found the family who I knew lived next door and then just read the next entry and it was my father's family. The reason Olympia wasn't listed is because they called her "Lena" and that's how she is in the 1910 census. The person who transcribed the census records from the handwritten to typewritten misread the handwritten "S" as a "G" and so that's why I couldn't find my family in the census. You really have to learn to be a detective!!! Hope this helps someone. LaVonne (Suchocki) Hanlon whose great-grandfather was David Sechrist Shirey ____________________________________________________________ Unsecured Loan Get an Unsecured Loan - Fast and Low Cost. Click here! http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL2141/c?cp=X-5yBsJw7EzzM-dsXwf5lAAAJ1Bx8tFPa5-N36TDd0zX6dIUAAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQZwAAAAA=

    12/09/2009 09:32:26
    1. [SHIREY] FYI/some goodies & gen tidbits
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. _________________________________ i'm EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD Join me Genealogy Tip By Anna Fechter  Home for the Holidays What comes to the top of your mind when you think of the holidays? When I asked my co-worker this question she replied, “Family of course!” Nowthis may be due to the fact that we work for a family oriented company but I would like to think that most people would have answered the same way.  During the holiday season generally families gather together so use this time to add to your family history research.  There are a few things that I like to have with me when we are attending family events,  Camera  Digital recorder or video recorder  Pen and paper  My research binder  My laptop (if I can)  Here’s the why.  If you have a camera on hand not only can you take pictures of family members but you can also take pictures of their pictures, or family  belongings.  On one trip I took a picture of the front page of a family bible that contained a lot of great information.  Having a digital or video recorder will allow you to record family stories and if the opportunity arises you can also conduct an interview with a family member.  This past summer we interviewed my husband’s  grandfather who is now at a stage where he is not able to talk much –  having the interview where he tells stories, sings songs and just talks about the past is priceless!  It never fails that I wish I had Aunt Nancy’s email address or my cousin’s mailing address.  Bringing a pen and paper to events gives me a place to write these things down and I can also distribute my email address or contact  information to them.  My research binder contains a calendar, a recent copy of the family tree, my research log and the questions that I have not been able to answer.  When I am around family I inevitably can add a few names to the tree, cross a few items off my list of questions and I love having the calendar with me to record new additions to the family.  My laptop is obviously a great resource for various reasons – and if I have it I don’t need many of the other items on my list.  The greatest benefit of having my laptop (other than not having to bring anything else) is being able to share all of the cool things I am working on  – my family book,  the online family tree,  records I have located, etc – and not only have them look at these things but I can send them notes, or invite them to the tree right then and there.  I have found that when my family members realize that there is something to family history beyond sitting in dusty archives that they want to get involved and it gets them excited.  I hope you are as fortunate as I am and that you are able to visit with family over the  next month.  Before you gather think of how they can help you with your research and what you could accomplish by bringing a few simple items along.  Happy Holidays!  ========================  Names Can Vary From One Census to Another  My grandfather, John Martin Southern, wrote the names and birth dates of his children (by both his wives) in the family Bible.  The name he gives for his first son is Jabeth A. When putting together a detailed family list, I found Uncle Jabe on two censuses, but couldn't find him on an early Census. Frustrated, I asked the help of a friend who had been helpful in the past.  She found him... listed as A(xxxx) Jabeth Southern!  I am not giving the first name because my grandfather didn't give it in the family Bible. I will leave it to you to come up with reasons for a man, who'd been called "Jabe" all his life, to give the census taker his first name.  I don't know the answer, but thought you might try the idea of reversing given names, if you're stuck on a family member whom you know was alive at the time, but is missing from a census. Thanks to Odessa Southern Elliott =====================================  Correcting Census Transcriptions  When searching the census, using a first name,  year of birth, or state of birth will often help narrow the search.  I have even just done a search of the state, county, township which gives you everyone in the census for that area.  This works better for smaller rural areas.  Often the problem is in the interpretation of the written letters from the original census.  I always take the extra time to enter corrections when I am searching the census at  Ancestry.com so that others will be able to find family more quickly.  [I totally ditto this, has sure helped me so often so I do it too each time I see there is a need to do so and also put in the comments block who the guy or gals folks are and who they later married and how many kids they had  as it just doesnt take that long to do this and it really helps someone who follows behind you]  I appreciate when I find a family member because someone else took the time to add correct information to the entry.  I have always been impressed with how very helpful most genealogy researchers are.  [definitely ditto this esp in leaving postems on trees on ancestry or rootsweb, folks usually are grateful and take the time to write and either say thanks or ask for more info! love those postems] ============================  I want to add something myself I just really am grateful to ancestry.com for now....when you find a good tree of folks you are searching, now ancestry has put census on the page of the person you pull up, not the whole census but the part all you need to do is click on it and if you have an ancestry.com account, can go right to that census, click on it and wa lou you can see it quick and not be searching for the person or family half the day, this is totally awesome, and ocassionally the census is not of the family say if its a real common name like John Smith, but usually the ones listed there in a little block are of the family and it is just great to be able to have this new data inserted on the trees, makes time go so much faster and so often find a census you may never find too searching half a day, all thanks to ancestry, great assest if you didn't know about, go ck on a tree of someone you know or would research and see if there are some census there, also they put d! eath records and marr records there too, just whatever is known they put there on that person, way cool!]  Thanks to Mary Watkins ================================ Have a story, question, genealogy resource, or tip you’d like to share with RootsWeb Review readers? Send it to Editor-RWR@rootsweb.com . -----------------------------

    12/09/2009 08:59:20
    1. [SHIREY] ~Rootsweb Review/JFYI
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD Join me JFYI-Some probably do receive the Rootsweb Review monthly, some may not so just passing along some info in the issue just out. #1-From Editor's DeskIn Memory of John Fuller Over the years there have been many volunteers who have made a great contribution to RootsWeb ? we currently have 20,000+ volunteers who assist with List and Board administration. One such volunteer was John Fuller. Anyone involved in the mailing lists is likely familiar with this name as John took on the responsibility of making sure the list descriptions were applicable, useful and up to date. This may not seem like a lot unless you know that we add lists weekly, and that we have 30,000+ mailing lists. John also maintained the Genealogy Resources on the Internet site, which is a one stop shopping for genealogical mailing lists on sites across the web. It is with sad hearts that we heard of his passing on June 14 after a long struggle with cancer. Until the end he was dedicated to assisting others ? Thank you John! [Yes indeed he was a wonderful man always willing to help over the years with the mailing lists and other resources. His passing is Sad!] #2-WorldConnect Hints The world of trees on RootsWeb changed last week. You will now see hints for Ancestry.com appearing in both the individual and pedigree views for persons in your tree(s). These hints will alert you to possible record matches for the individuals on your tree in databases on Ancestry.com. Our hope is that these hints may lead you to a record that will assist you in your research. [If you've noticed when you go to an individual tree, it might say 'a record match is available etc or however its said right on the person's tree, this is really an awesome addition rootsweb.ancestry.com have done. You can click right on that record and go right to whatever it is, a census, military card or marr record, what an awesome addition for researchers!! BUT you do need to have an ancestry.com account and already having it open and signed it really helps take you right to the record too!] #3-Ancestor Seekers September 2009 Salt Lake City Research Trip 31 AUGUST-5 SEPTEMBER 2009 Join others from throughout the U.S.A. and Canada for the dream genealogy vacation. Spend a whole week at the Family History Library, accessing the world's largest collection of genealogical records with help and advice from accredited genealogist professionals. Opening and closing socials, theater trip, and other optional activities! call TOLL FREE at 877-402-6846Don't miss the Salt Lake Family History ExpoAugust 28-29, 2009[So if anyone is in the area during those times what an awesome trip this would be to this event!] #4-Using RootsWeb By Mary Harrell-Sesniak"Genealogy is not just a pastime; it's a passion. "GEDCOMS and WorldConnect GEDCOMS are the nearly universal standard format for sharing genealogy. Developed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, GEDCOM stands for GEnealogical Data COMmunication. The GEDCOM process allows exporting data from one genealogy program and importing into another. And many Web applications, such as WorldConnect, support GEDCOMS. [there is allot of info about how to submit and exactly what extentions should/not be used to submit in this issue, some great info, well worth subbing to Rootsweb Review which comes out monthly. Also they keep archives.] #5-PostemsThe Post-em feature alone is worth the experience searching rootsweb trees. As others find your lineage, they may leave you updates, corrections and source information![I love postem's and do agree its one great way to get in touch with/or have someone get in touch w/you to share more info or find a new relative! Use those postem's!! #6-FreepagesNew/Updated Freepages by IndividualsThe Genealogy JAM A study of the families Hepler, Hublar, Roberts, Huffman, Hanner, Biggs and DuBose and related families in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Indiana. Christopher Whitmore Family Tree and Genealogy The primary surnames are Whitmore, Glover, Lowe, Lomas, Hodcroft & Gudgeon. Secondary surnames include Vaughan, Cadman. If you have a new or substantially revised freepage at RootsWeb and would like to see it mentioned here, send the URL, the title, and a BRIEF description, including major surnames, to Editor-RWR@rootsweb.com If your genealogy- or history-related site is located somewhere other than RootsWeb, you can add the link to RootsWeb here. Request a Freepage (Free Web Account). [Great way to post your tree free or even a dna site] http://accounts.rootsweb.ancestry.com/?sssdmh=dm13.209333 Web Space on RootsWeb as described at http://www.rootsweb.com/~websites/ #7- RootsWeb Review welcomes short (500 words or less) articles, humor, stories, or letters, and reserves the right to edit all submissions. The announcement of books and products is provided as a community service and is not an endorsement in any way. Pictures for "The Darkroom" should be at least 72 dpi, preferably jpgs. All mail sent to the RootsWeb Review editor is considered to be for publication?send in plain text (please, no attachments) to Editor-RWR@rootsweb.com and please include your full name and e-mail address in the text. Subscriptions-To manage your e-mail communications (i.e., to subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter or to sign up for others), visit our newsletter management center at any time. http://newsletters.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Archives-back to 1998 http://rwr.rootsweb.ancestry.com/?sssdmh=dm13.209333 Admin Mail Lists

    07/11/2009 07:46:28
    1. [SHIREY] JFYI/GeoCities closes all sites!
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD Join me From: "Jane Subject: [TNDAVIDS] Genealogy Alert, Geocities is closing down all sites To: "TNDAVIDSON" TNDAVIDS@rootsweb.com This was sent to me by another list and I felt it was important to get the information out to those who might not know.Jane NC Genealogy Alert: Geocities to close this year > You may have heard that Geocities will be closing down later this year (2009). There are many genealogy sites on Geocities, and sadly, many of these sites may be lost if the webmasters don't move the sites to a new location. Yahoo is not notifying anyone about this by e-mail and many webmasters have not updated their sites in years, so--more likely than not--are not even aware the pages they have posted will be lost. You or someone you know may have genealogy information posted on a Geocities site. USGenWeb & Rootsweb also have had links to Geocities sites. Please help spread the word so genealogy websites won't be lost-- http://ancestorsearch.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-genealogy-site-is-on-geocities-now_29.html ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Please let others know thanks kindly! Nena Smothers NE Wa Smathers, Smeathers, Smethers, Smithers, Devoe, Grass, KYOHIO, Lee, Shirey List Admin

    05/31/2009 06:58:28
    1. [SHIREY] 1914 US Atlas/JFYI
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOODJoin me http://tinyurl.com/bscv6k 1914 Atlas of US by State, then counties. Believe most of the lines are railroads.List Admin

    02/16/2009 01:38:20
    1. [SHIREY] Shirey from Berks
    2. Patricia + James
    3. Looking for Sebastian Sheiry/Scheiry/Scheurer married Mary Margaret Adams on 5 Feb 1835. Mary born 27 Feb 1814, bapt 23 Sep 1814 spon Daniel & Catherine Schnabel Sebastian born 20 Jan 1804, died 24 Apr 1851 in Blue Mtn, Lehigh County both buried Bally, PA Children John born 11 Apr 1836 William Edward born 17 Mar 1838, died 21 Sep 1919, Bally Mary Anna born 1841, died 11 April 1904 md Augustus Weintraut in 1863, Bally Leanna C Shirey born 5 Aug 1846, died 29 Apr 1847, Bally Sebastian born and died 19 Aug 1850 Augustus born 21 Nov 1851 Katharina Emma (My ggrandmother) went by Emma born 2 Oct 1843 married William A. Rohrbach born 26 July 1843 One child of theirs, Isadore Francis Scheurer Rohrbach born 27 Mar 1877 is my grandfather. On his bapt cert she signed Emma Shiery or Sherry or Sheury, hard to read. Any info or relatives please contact me, would love to know more about Sebastian etc. Pat jimpat@suchmail.com Thanks!

    01/06/2007 03:46:31