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I am working on a new "room" on the web site of the Mobile (Alabama)
Genealogical Society. It's called THE NEWS STAND and is a listing of
(and links to) genealogy columns which appear in newspapers around the
world. I looked around the web and could not find any *one* online
place where you could find information on all these columns. It seemed
to me that it was time that this "void" was filled.
I started out with the intention of listing only those columns which
were geographically close to Mobile, but I received listings from
far-and-away and, after some contemplation, decided that since MGS
members have ancestry *everywhere*, it would serve our membership to
include listings from areas far removed from the Gulf Coast. If that
information also benefits other Internet surfing genealogists -- all the
This message is a request for assistance from the online genealogical
community. I need you to tell me about the genealogy columns that
appear in your local newspaper(s) so that I can create a comprehensive
listing for them in THE NEWS STAND.
What we like to include in each listing is...
1. the name of the column
2. the image of the columnist
3. the name of the columnist
4. the frequency of the column -- in what paper(s) does it appear and
5. the circulation (by counties/parishes) of the paper(s)
6. the postal address to which queries and announcements can be sent
7. the e-mail address to which queries and announcements can be sent
8. the address of any web site that is associated with the column
(especially if the column is being archived there)
Now, BEFORE you e-mail me your responses, PLEASE visit THE NEWS STAND
first. The column you want to tell me about might already be there.
Some of the listings are incomplete. I would appreciate help in
"filling in the blanks" as well as information about columns which are
not currently listed.
The Cyber Lobby for the MGS web site can be found at...
Scroll down to, and click on, THE NEWS STAND.
Please do not bookmark THE NEWS STAND. Please always enter our site via
the Cyber Lobby as that's where our hidden counter is. More
importantly, though, as THE NEWS STAND get larger, I will have to break
it up into smaller pieces and this will cause the web address(es) to
change. So, please just bookmark the Lobby.
One last thing. PLEASE *DO NOT* send your replies to the list from
which you may have received this message. Be careful using your "Reply
To" button and send your replies directly to me ONLY.
Kevin Sellew in Mobile, Alabama
President of the Mobile (Alabama) Genealogical Society
-- a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization
and WebMaster for the Mobile Genealogical Society Web Site
Are their any Phillips in Buchanan County, Iowa on this list as I am looking
for a long lost line that went to Buchanan County in the very early 1900's or
so I believe. They came from Jasper County, Illinois.
Lee's Summit, Missouri <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/MPhill7558/">Mike
Phillips' Family Page</A>
My grandmother, Ida Florence Ross, was born in Fairbank, Iowa,
abt 1870. I have been searching for her parents about a year
now. Have had no luck. The only other pieces of information
I have relevant to Buchanan County are:
1. Ida Florence married Henry Emrich in Oelwein
abt 1888. They moved sometime after that to
Palo Alto County, Iowa.
2. Ida was somehow related to a Jacob Hart Ross
who I believe had ties to Buchanan County. It
is possible that he was her grandfather.
Can anyone help me, please.
1. Francis1 BURNS was born in Ireland July 10, 1839. Francis died April
29, 1916 in Fairbank, Iowa, at 76 years of age. He married Elizabeth
(Mary) KELLY in Mercer County, PA, 1860. Elizabeth was born in Edinery,
Ireland July 12, 1836. Elizabeth died December 20, 1920 in Fairbank,
Iowa, at 84 years of age. She petitioned the court to become a citizen
in the US from Ireland in 1860.
Frank petitioned the court to become a citizen in the US from Ireland
in1851. In 1902 Frank Burns was elected and served as Mayor of Fairbank,
Iowa(Buchanan County) until 1906. He was again elected in 1912 and
served until 1915.
Francis BURNS and Elizabeth (Mary) KELLY had the following children:
2 i. Mary E.2 BURNS was born in Pittsburg, PA February 21, 1862. Mary
died August 14,1950 in Fairbank, Iowa, at 88 years of age. She married
twice. She married Frank D.HAYES. Frank was born in Otterville, Iowa
June 5, 1859. He was the son of Drayton HAYES and Sarah M. FRENCH. Frank
died in Iowa. After Frank Hayes died, Mary opened up a restaurant and
that is where she met her second husband, William Phillip RECHKEMMER.
They got married and he raised the 3 children as his own. William was
born April 1, 1865 and died October 12,1947 in Fairbank, Iowa, at 82
years of age.
3 ii. John BURNS was born in Pa 1863.
4 iii. Faye (Anna?) BURNS was born in Iowa 1869. She married Dr. A.J.
5 iv. James BURNS was born in Iowa 1870.
6 v. Rose Lo BURNS was born 1874. She married Phil RECHKEMMER, brother
7 vi. Frank BURNS was born 1875. Buchanan Co., Iowa
8 vii. Dave BURNS was born 1878. Buchanan Co., Iowa
9 viii. Lillian BURNS was born 1881.Buchanan Co., Iowa She married Mr.
Any Burns Cousins out there? I know your out there somewhere. :)
Cephas HAYES b August 23, 1829
He married Hezedia EDSON.
Cephas HAYES and Hezedia EDSON had the following child:
Drayton HAYES was born August 23, 1829
Peter Philandra HAYES
George Goundry HAYES
Ann Pettibone HAYES
All born In Prattsburgh,Steuben,NY
Drayton HAYES married Sarah M. FRENCH and Sarah SPRAGG
Frank D. HAYES was born June 5, 1859. (my gg grandfather)
Harvey D. HAYES
Harley Everett HAYES
Frank married Mary E. BURNS in Iowa
Myrtle F. HAYES b 1885
Florene Blanche HAYES
all born in Buchanan County Iowa (Fairbank)