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I have heard from many subscribers who have not been receiving
messages through the list for some time. After my latest attempt
at changing some of the Mills list Utilities I believe we have
the answer. I am sending the latest message which I sent this
week end. I apologize to those who already received it - just
hit the delete button. For those of you who want to read the
messages you might have missed, just click on Mills Archives
just above the GenConnect at rootsweb logo on the main page and
you can see them all.
Also, if you did not get messages about the Mills County Surname
Registry, check that out on the main page. THIS IS IMPORTANT.
Send your Mills surnames to Margaret <mhougland(a)poboxes.com>
Thanks to all of you who responded and who have been faithful
subscribers for several years - even if we don't hear from you
Message sent on Friday September 28th.
Margaret has just uploaded the 1885 Births for Mills County. This
probably concludes the posting of Births for a while and on to
We wanted to alert you to the ailing Search Engine. We have
probably maxed out the number of pages the Search Engine will
handle. It tells us that it is searching 529 pages and we have
quite a few more than that. Just be aware that Solomon's History,
the 1880 Rawles Twp., the Surname Registry and probably other
things are not being searched. You can always use the "Find" or
"Find in Page" to search a page.
I am back from a 3 week vacation. I was able to spend 3 days in
Glenwood and other Mills County locations. Did some research on
my own family this year. As usual, Denise Crawford and the staff
at the Library continued to be extremely helpful. Those of us
interested in Mills County should be grateful we have such people
to work with.
I have a suggestion. Would some of you like to help out the Mills
County Genealogical Society? They would sure appreciate some new
members. All their membership dues and/or donations go into a
fund to buy new genealogical books for the Library. They have a
great collection for a library of that size. Much of the material
on our Mills web site has been copied from collections found at
Membership Dues are only $4.00 per year due in January.
Membership entitles you to 4 issues of the newsletter. You may
have one query with each issue. There are many Mills people who
subscribe who don't have a computer so you reach a new group of
Rachel Carlile, a volunteer from the Genealogical Society, comes
in every Tuesday to answer the queries and requests that come in
by snail mail and e-mail. They have one of the best obituary
files I have ever run across. They charge only $5.00 per hour
plus photocopying charges. One of the best bargains in genealogy.
Mills County Genealogical Society, c/o Glenwood Public Library,
109 N. Vine, Glenwood IA 51534 or if you want to use your e-mail
contact me for directions.
By the way, I was alerted by one of the list members that the
Fremont-Mills Beacon-Enterprise, the newspaper, is now online. It
is kind of fun to look even if their information is too recent
for our purposes, usually.
This is a test message. Some subscribers are being shown as "not
a subscriber" when I know you are and have been for a long time.
I have changed some settings trying to correct this error. If you
receive this message and have not been receiving messages to the
mailing list recently, please let me know. I did send a message
to the list either Friday or Saturday so everyone should have had