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If you wish to check the entire list put the URL in your address bar. Beej
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CNIDR Isearch-cgi 1.20.06 (File: earlysett01.txt)
History: Local: Early Settlers, Petition for a New State: Fayette, Washington
& Greene Cos, PA
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PETITION FOR A NEW STATE
(List alphabetized from "The Ten Mile Country and Its Pioneer Families").
Fayette, Washington & Greene Co PA and Ohio & Monongalia Co VA
(From an original petition for a new state located in the
Library of Congress. No date on document. Papers of the Continental
Congress No 48, Folios 251-6, pages 89-96). The names in this petition,
which is not dated, seem at times to be taken from the militia rolls,
and if circulated after 1780 contains names of persons deceased or
moved from the district. There is no attempt to conceal the fact that
the signatures were written by the prime agitators of the movement as
many of those names which appear here could only make their mark.
I am going to give a little plug to my cousin, John Brown's website. I met him
online through GEN-NEWBIE.
He started his genealogy project in high school without a computer. They
traveled the State of Tennessee taking pictures in cemeteries, gathering
His site really took shape last year.
He sites a lot of sources.
The main state is Tennessee, however there are others.
Okay, here's the deal:
Scroll down and on the far right click on "Previous Newsletters"
Scroll down and click on "Ask Us--What do you mean Jr and Sr..."
Then you can read the article.
I've resurrected my free, online Intro to Genealogy class and thought it
might interest some of you. I know how hard it can be to get out and get to
classes sometimes (I'm not physically disabled, but with three young kids I
sure feel like I am sometimes!) and hope that some of you find this of some
use. It does cover the basics of genealogy research, but even some of you
who have been researching for a while may learn a few new things about
The class is entirely self-paced and homework is optional (basically you
only need to do it if you want some feedback). There is a forum for asking
questions and interacting with fellow researchers and the lessons are each
followed up by quizzes to test what you've learned :-)
I've got a few more classes in the wings, so I'd also appreciate any
feedback any of you have on what I should offer and what I can improve about
FREE Intro to Genealogy Class
Nice to meet all of you and I look forward to "seeing" some of you in the
About - The Human Internet
>From "My Trees Newsletter":
Ask Us - What do you mean Junior and Senior doesn't mean a father and son
relationship and a Cousin wasn't a relative at all? During the 1700s the terms
Junior and Senior were often conveniences used by colonial families who lived in
rural communities. These terms were used merely to distinguish between two
person who lived in the same locality, had the same name, and were of different
generations. Sometimes the men were related sometimes not. It was quite common
in the Southern United States. These designations were usually not permanent
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I bought the complete 1880 US Census at the Family History Center in Los
I would be happy to look up ancestors for anyone.
Just send me the first name, when or about when they were born, the wife's name
and children's names. All that would be especially helpful for people with
Oh! and the state they were living in, in 1880.
Oxnard, California (60 miles northwest of Los Angeles on the coast in
(I have Primary Pulmonary Hypertension)
This just came out on my AZ Computer list and thought I would pass it long
incase there could be a known person out there that would qualify for this
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 17:38:46 -0700
From: "Sally Rolls Pavia" <sallypavia2001(a)yahoo.com>
Subject: Military Bombardiers of WWII
MILITARY. BOMBARDIERS OF WORLD WAR II
A site dedicated to the 53,000+ men who served as bombardiers. History,
training, equipment, aircraft, and photos. There's a listing of each man,
stating which class he was graduated from, and the author is using it to
build a database on the fate of each man. Plus, there's a personal project
focusing on Kirtland Class 42-13 and the 119 men who graduated with Lt.
Robert TOOLEY and Lt. Robert CARLSON. Check the Bombardier Roster of those
who trained and those who taught from circa 1940 through 1945.
(ABOUT 9O MILES SE OF ROSWELL)
Little is recorded about this short-lived bombardier training school. Only
one class, 42-16, of 73 Second Lieutenants graduated on 21 November 1942.
Instructor Preston M. Crans (a graduate of class 42-3 at Albuquerque)
recalls being sent in July 1942 to work on opening the base. Only the flight
ramp was completed and flight operations commenced by use of the ramp as
runways with a manned AT-11 aircraft in the middle of the field serving as a
control tower! The function of the field was changed to B-17 transition
training and the bombardier school was moved to Deming, New Mexico upon
graduation of the one class.
Sally Rolls Pavia
Sun City, AZ
"You cannot direct the wind but you can adjust the sails."
By chance I got into this site. OH, my and I spent time I had not planed on,
had other things planed. The site is well done. Very informative. Can
learn much of what happened that was not general knowledge. Also Military
Timeline back to the Rev War.
George Duncan has done a fantastic job here. Following is one fact that I
found very interesting. Beej
<A HREF="http://members.iinet.net.au/%7Egduncan/facts.html">Lesser Known
Facts of WWII</A>
THE "V" FOR VICTORY SIGN was the idea of a Belgian refugee in London, Victor
De Laveleye. In a short-wave broadcast from London, he urged his countrymen
to chalk the letter "V" on all public places as a sign of confidence in
ultimate victory. This was plugged in all BBC foreign language programs and
later supported by the two finger "V" sign of the British Prime Minister,
The following link starts the whole thing...............from page #1
<A HREF="http://subpride.com/index.html">Sub Pride</A>
Anything passed on about this site George Duncan is to be the person
mentioned as this is all his and people he knows information put online for
us to learn from.
It is copy writed so be careful
>From another list:
These are by state.Native American but really should cover All
cemeteries and graves.
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The following was a post in a newsletter I get and thought I would pass it
along and hopfully others will pass it along incase there are those out there
that have a story
to share with others. This is for your concideration only as I don't know
what is planned for this volumn. E-address is included in article.
HERITAGE NEWS - 1 August 2002
Celebrate Life - Explore Your Heritage
Laird C. Towle, Ph.D., Editor
Copyright 2002 by Heritage Books, Inc.
CALL FOR PAPERS - Essays on The Role of Native Americans in
Military Engagements, 1590-1990:
Have you written a scholarly paper on some aspect of the
role of Native Americans in any of the many armed conflicts
in which they have participated during the last 400 years?
If so, you may want to submit it for publication in a volume
essays on this topic which Heritage Books, Inc. will be
Submissions will be accepted until mid-November.
For a prospectus on the proposed volume, and information
on how you can participate, contact the editor of the volume:
Karen Ackermann, Editor, at Karen(a)heritagebooks.com
and is *never* disclosed to third parties.
To subscribe or unsubscribe from this newsletter, please
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This was on two of the lists that I am with and thought I would forward this
to some that may not know or get a post on this site. If you have this just
use the delete key. Beej
Subj: [INJEFFER] Andersonville Civil War POW site
Date: 8/5/02 4:50:38 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: Frye(a)gnat.net (Kevin Frye)
For those new to the roots web and those of you veterans I would like to say
that there are many folks who subscribe that are willing to do what they
can to help others in their research.
I, myself do Volunteer research at Andersonville Civil War Prison in
Andersonville Georgia. There are Any research I do is absolutely at NO cost
and I am willing to do what I can. There are 1743 prisoners of war on record
from the state of Indiana and about 700 who died here, I thought I would
send my offer. I also do the research for any prisoners from any state that
Here are my sources of research.
There are 2 online databases to do lookups.....One by name...one by Company
and Regiment. I also have a copy of the Dorence Atwater Death list
which has the names and grave numbers of 12960 graves with only 460 marked
as " UNKNOWN " This along with a CD I have which contains 34,000 names of
the 45,000 who
were imprisoned there which helps me find prisoner records because of
mispellings of the names or alternate names. I visit the prison site every
couple of weeks and have access to the onsite databases as well as the
physical files. Please do not concider this spam as my research offer is
FREE for the asking and will be posted on this county site only once. Please
email me directly for lookup request at Frye(a)gnat.net
I also take grave photos for a small fee that covers my cost.
If there is anything I can do in helping your research at Andersonville,
please just ask.
Local Andersonville Historian / National Park Service Volunteer
Please visit my website dedicated to those Americans who were imprisoned
and died in captivity while in the service to our country
AOL USERS go to http://hometown.aol.com/andersonvillecw/