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>From another list. I'm sure some of you have seen this already, but this
warrents looking into.
>I received an email this morning pertaining to fraudulent genealogies
>and thought I would pass this info on to whoever is interested. I'm not
>pushing the panic button here...just thought you would be interested in
>this web page. The URL is:
I received this from another list and just loved it.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Thanks for sharing this information. Please see my comments below.
>In the picture are: John C. B. Sharp,
This seems to be John Charles Breckenridge Sharp, son of William Albertus
L.B. Sharp & Elizabeth Martha Lowe. My John C. B. Sharp married Ellen
Reffitt and they had a daughter, Mary F. Sharp who married Alfred Tipton.
> Moses or Tillman and Sarah Elizabeth (daughter of Mary Ann Sharp.
I am confused on which Moses & or Tillman this was. I have Mary Ann Sharp as
the sister of John Charles Breckenridge Sharp, above. Do you know the name
of Sarah Elizabeth's husband?
>There is a story about William A. L. B. Sharp, sheriff of Estill
>Co., Ky. in
>The picture and story was donated by David and Patricia Nelson,
>Creek Road, Acworth, Georgia 30102.
>Copies of this newsletter can be obtained for $2.00 from the Red River
>Historical Society, Attention: Larry Meadows, P. O. Box 195, Clay City, Ky.
>Diane Rogers edrogers(a)mis.net
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In the Red River Historical Society's Newsletter Volume 6 No. 3 1998. There
is a picture titled the Sharp Family.
In the picture are: John C. B. Sharp, Moses or Tillman and Sarah Elizabeth
(daughter of Mary Ann Sharp. This family lived near the mouth of Hardwicks
Creek or Vaughns Mill, Ky. in 1800. Several Sharps resided here and were
buried at the home site.
There is a story about William A. L. B. Sharp, sheriff of Estill Co., Ky. in
The picture and story was donated by David and Patricia Nelson, 2789 Kellogg
Creek Road, Acworth, Georgia 30102.
Copies of this newsletter can be obtained for $2.00 from the Red River
Historical Society, Attention: Larry Meadows, P. O. Box 195, Clay City, Ky.
Diane Rogers edrogers(a)mis.net
Searching Day family and would like to share information with
Permelia Day born c182 married 5-29-1909 POWELL CO., KY to Asa Powell
Permelia daughter of Aley Day and Emily Day, Emily 1862-1967, married #2
Wiley Epperson 1850-1922...family members live in Powell Co.
Please visit my homepage at:
Barbara W. Ingram
PO BX 114
Frenchburg, KY 40322
If you've visited the Estill, Jackson, Garrard or Powell County pages
lately, you've noticed that they've been added to a new web ring - the
Kentucky Genealogy & History Web Ring.
I'd like to invite you to join this web ring if you have a web page dealing
with either genealogy or history in Kentucky.
The main page to do this is located at
Right now, the only 2 types of web ring graphics are the ones located at
that URL or the ones at the county pages, but I'll be adding new ones in
Unfortunately, those of you who have web pages at Family Tree Maker, you
won't be able to join...that I know of...might be wrong about that.
Anyway, feel free to join!
My apologies if you get more than one copy of this, but I recently received
this and thought I'd pass it on. It's not a spam or virus warning, but
something that we need to be aware of, especially when there are some
inexperienced users online.
The following article was forwarded to me by several genealogy friends on
the Internet and I think that many of you might also be interested. To
keep from something like this happening to you, check the site for
"security information" before you leave any information. Even then, be
very careful if you don't want your personal information passed on or sold.
The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is
copyright 1998 by Richard W. Eastman and Ancestry, Inc. It is re-published
here with the permission of the author.
- Genealogy Web Site Sells Your Name and E-mail Address
It's a tough world. Lots of businesses sell their customer lists these
days. The result is that you get junk mail and marketing phone calls from
all sorts of companies trying to sell you something you probably don't
want. The newest twist is "spam mail", unwanted e-mails that advertise all
sorts of junk. Now a well-known genealogy Web site is contributing to the
spam mail that you receive and apparently is profiting from personal
information that they obtain from you under the guise of helping you do
genealogy research. In fact, the Web site apparently is a "front", as the
main purpose seems to be gathering personal information about you and then
selling that information.
The Family Tree House Web site at http://www.usaafter.com claims that it is
"the Association for FamilyTree Enrollment and Registry." The home page
says, "This site offers free family tree software and links to key
genealogy sites. The software is available on-line. You can build your
FamilyTree House in real time, no downloading is required."
They also say, "...you can create and register your own on-line FamilyTree.
And because it is on-line, you can enlist the help of other family members
by giving them your personal access code to allow them to fill in the
missing branches--it's a project the
whole family can participate in no matter where they live." On another
page the site advises, "When requesting information, please make sure you
include your name, mailing address and the information you would like."
After they collect all the personal information from you and your other
family members, the owners of Family Tree House apparently package the
information and sell it to other companies that send junk mail or spam
e-mails. On a different Web site, the owners of Family Tree House offer "a
file of 33,600 last-12-month registrants of the Family Tree House, an
association that offers Web site members free software and links to
genealogy sites." The file they sell reportedly contains information about
each person's date of birth, gender, e-mail address, state and ZIP code.
The Web advertisement says that the file contains listings for 33,600
people who have left personal information on the Family Tree House site.
To check for yourself, first look at http://www.usaafter.com
and then look at: