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I just recieved this from one of my other lists. I've included the whole
thing as on the bottom is where the 'OK' is for this email to be sent to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Billie R. McNamara" <mcnamara(a)USIT.NET>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2000 1:20 PM
Subject: [TN] This will make your day!
> Robert McGinnis transcribed about 300,000 Knox County burials in the late
> 1970's and early 1980's. He's continued to update and add to the
> listing. Many of you may be familiar with the card file at the McClung
> Historical Collection in Knoxville, which contains the bulk of Robert's
> Well....strap yourself in so you won't jump out of your chair <g>.
> With the kind assistance of Mr. Jerry Dill, system administrator of the
> server where the Knox County TNGenWeb site is housed, we are now able to
> begin making an index to the transcriptions available on-line.
> Yep, you read that right: ON-LINE. We have almost 19,000 of the 300,000
> inscriptions indexed so far. Please bear with us -- it's a time-consuming
> When you search, you will be given the surname, given name(s), and
> cemetery. You can order the full transcription of the cemetery from
> via a link on the site.
> After you use this search engine, please send a note to Mr. Dill to thank
> him for his assistance in getting this up. He can be reached via the
> server's website: http://www.rootsquest.com
> Are you chomping at the bit yet? <g>
> Here's the URL for the Knox County Cemeteries
> Website: http://www.wdbj.net/~tnknox/cemeteries/
> And, feel free to spread the word as far and wide as you can!
> Lost your welcome message?
> Send GET TNROOTS-L WELCOME to LISTSERV(a)LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU for
Though not verbatim from Rootsweb's website, the following list will help
you "find" your kin through the use of genealogy lists.
1, First of all, just use common sense, and take your time composing your
post so that it clearly states what you want it to say. Reread a couple
times before sending.
2. Surnames (last names) should be in all CAPITAL LETTERS. Especially in
longer messages, this helps the readers to pick the names out as they read.
3. In the subject line, be sure you have clearly stated your subject.
Vague messages often go unread. Do you pay more attention to:
JONES, John 1801-1877 VA, IN
Looking for my great-grandfather
4. When replying to a thread (mail message) remove the auto generated RE:
and add a new subject line. Most RE's subject lines are not read by mail
list users. Also cut and paste ONLY the portion of the mail needed to
clarify the reply.
In other words, such things are headers, addresses, signatures, or portions
not related to your reply should be removed.
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copied into the new mail). Cut and past ONLY the portion of the digest
needed to clarify your reply.
If you don't change the RE in the subject line, it will say something like
RE: Digest #___. So you lose a look-see from a lot of people who'd have
otherwise checked the message.
Luck to you all. If you haven't posted in a while, you might want to try
again. New people added all the time. And some may not check out the
Howard E. DeFord
Replies or comments re this message should be sent to me privately at
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeanne Boutelle" <jeanneb(a)madbbs.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 10:39 PM
Subject: Relative seeking
> Mrs. Mararet (Painter, Paynter?) Morris, Capt. George Lamberton's
granddaughter, married Lawrence Clinton, my ancestor. Their children were
Mercy, named after her maternal Grandmother, Shabuel, named after his
maternal grandfather, followed by Joseph, Martha, and George, who's name
honored his great-grandfather. It is written that Margaret was a widow
before marrying Lawrence Clinton and had at least one child. I don't know
who that child is. And Lawrence and Margaret had six children, but I only
have names of five.
> I have more information down this line (Clinton) if you need it.
> Jeanne (Clinton) Boutelle
I am alive and recovering from Surgery and Six Hour trips oneway to Seattle,
WA to see the Doctors...
My Redheaded Granddaughters name is "Annalisa Louise" born 6-22-2000 in
I have a Grandson due to arrive in the next ten days.....
Howard E. DeFord
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Billinghurst" <billingh(a)rootsweb.com>
Cc: <hdeford(a)bigfoot.com>; <hdeford(a)televar.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: LAMBERTON List Administrator: please contact Rootsweb
> **This message is being sent to the LAMBERTON mailing list.**
> The email address that RootsWeb has for the LAMBERTON list admin
> is bouncing,
(Snipped to End)
**This message is being sent to the LAMBERTON mailing list.**
The email address that RootsWeb has for the LAMBERTON list admin
is bouncing, so RootsWeb is looking to make contact with the list
admin. Will the list admin please contact Andrew Billinghurst
(billingh(a)rootsweb.com) so that we know that you are still
maintaining this list.
List members there is nothing for you to worry about and nothing for
you to do, it is probably just an email problem for the person
looking after the day-to-day management of this list.
Andrew Billinghurst, RootsWeb Staff
This information was shared with me and I am forwarding it---
We all need to inform our fellow researchers of Broderbund's census
1) At GenealogyLibrary.com, the 1810 census information they present
transposes the male and female columns. By that I mean, the first five
numbers they show are for females, the second five numbers are for male.
This is contrary to the actual census reports that list the males in the
first five columns and the females in the second five columns.
2) I just learned today that Broderbund's CD312, Census Index for Selected
US Counties, 1800, also has the male and female columns transposed.
As a result of these findings, I would consider any Broderbund products that
list census reports from 1800 to 1840 to be suspect at best.
Please pass this information on to your fellow researchers. An e-mail was
to Broderbund when the errors were found in the 1810 index, no response as
This does not make their information useless, you simply have to
reverse the columns.
I have just read and signed the online petition:
"National Cemetery Protection Act"
hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
I am a descendant of George Lamberton's (Abt. 1604 - 1646) daughter
Mercy and her husband Shubael Painter.
George didn't come to New Haven on the Hector, did he?
When did he arrive at New Haven?
Where was he before New Haven?
How did he arrive at New Haven?
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