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My friends -
The lists which I host have been spared from a nuisance problem which
has been inundating other RootsWeb lists, and it now appears it is
starting to reach the JP region.
This message consists of one sentence with a URL(link) after it.
Please DO NOT click on the link. If you do so, this virus will enter
the recipient(your) computer's e-mail program and resend the same
message to every address in the address book of that e-mail program.
It gets past RootsWeb's spam filter because the address passes
through the mail servers as legitimate, and RootsWeb's spam filters
are not set to catch spam of this nature, as the contents are so
short and often not obscene or offensive. So far, we have had three
occurrences of this message on two of my 12 lists. The e-mails of
those folks whose computers sent the message(without their knowledge,
of course)will be placed on moderation while I contact the subscriber
to let the person know that he/she is infected. Normally, changing
passwords will solve the problem, but the virus still needs to be
eradicated from the computer's system. I understand the fix is
For those of you on the private "Beasley List", the addresses are
*not* contained in my e-mail program, and are encrypted, so there is
no danger of this nuisance getting into any of those 400 addresses.
On another subject, those on the private Beasley List have received
parts 8 and 9 of the index segments of the Beasley Marble & Granite
Monument Co. of Wayne Co.,TN and later, of Paducah, KY. We are now
approaching 3000 individual packets indexed, which puts us more than
halfway through the project. We found what is now the earliest
inscription birth year to date(which had been 1784). An order was
placed about 1898 for a monument indicating a birth year of 1767,
placed by a descendant of this early settler from South
Carolina(which fact[that he came from SC] was inscribed on the
stone). This man died in 1856 - when Joseph Willis Beasley, the
founder of the Beasley firm - was three years old. We also found our
first order from Union Co.,KY in the group we are currently indexing.
I will continue to keep the lists posted.