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Ok folks! As you all know, I do not hold to posting virus information on
Rootsweb lists and Rootsweb does not condone it either, BUT, this is getting
out of hand! There is a hoax going around that warns you to delete a file
from your computer because it is a virus and will go off on June 1st or
whatever date. This is simply crap! That file that they want you to delete
is a normal file on your computer that allows your computer to use extra
long file names. If you delete it, that function will not operate on your
computer. YOU NEED THIS FILE! Do not pay any attention to it. If you are
sent this junk, simply delete it. The only reason I am posting this is
because I've had so many inquiries about it that it is easier to post to all
instead of explain it 1,000 times. The file that they want you to delete
is: SULFNBK.EXE As I said, do not delete it, delete the message and
forget it, it's a hoax!
We are sorry if there has been any confusion regarding our forbears. Our
great-grandfather Thomas Elmer Goodman was born June 16, 1877 on a farm near
Whiting, Monona, Iowa, or in Sloan,Woodbury, Iowa. He said his dad died
around 1888. His name was Josiah William or perhaps William Josiah Goodman.
A kind researcher found a William J. Goodman buried in Sloan in 1891.
TE Goodman was in Whiting 1902, but moved to South Dakota the next year. His
brother Ed was in Hawarden, Iowa before 1905. Ed and the other brother Oscar
moved to South Dakota by 1905. There was a sister Pearl, who may have moved
to PA by 1891.
Josiah William was not in the 1880 US census in Iowa. Thomas Elmer was not
in the 1900 census. We went to Mass. Archives. They do not have
county/state records. And of course, our great aunt who gave us the
information may not remember correctly, or our forbears could have been
listed by other names.
If anyone can direct us to books or Iowa census that we could access through
interlibrary loan, we would be very grateful.
Debbie and Sarah Goodman
This is our first time on the list. We cannot find the parents of Josiah
William Goodman or his birth state and are hoping someone might be able to
Our gg grandfather Josiah William Goodman died about 1887 near Monona,
Whiting, Iowa, according to his son. Iowa Vitals has no record in that year.
Josiah was husband to Emaline Johnston and father to three sons and a
Thomas Elmer married Carrie Barnard; Oscar married her sister Kathryn; Ed
married Ida; Pearl married Charles Thomas. This family spread out from the
Dakotas to Wyoming. (If we find a connection, we would be happy to share our
There is a legend that our first-generation forbear was the one who claimed
the land of John Goodman, who came over on the Mayflower.
If anyone knows about this, we would be eternally grateful.
Debbie and Sarah Goodman
This is very interesting! Go to their website and read about it. It may be
something we may want to do in our areas if their is enough interest.
> To All Genealogists and Family Historians --
> There has been some talk on a couple of the lists of late
> concerning a study being done by Brigham Young University.
> I went to the web site and this looks like a wonderful
> beginning step in creating a true, genetic genealogy. In a
> nutshell, they're taking blood samples and 4-generation
> pedigrees from people all over the world in an effort to
> a MOLECULAR GENEALOGY of the human race.
> I spoke with the Director of Public Affairs for the Houston
> Family History Centers and he expressed an interest in
> putting on an event here in Houston to support the BYU
> study. You could do the same thing in your communities
> and we could really help get this project off to a roaring
> good start.
> Security/Privacy issues are discussed at the site.
> Here's the URL:
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