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As many may or may not know, since the middle of August, many of us did
not receive any Rootsweb mail. Seems like AT&T and other email
providers did not like all the anti-spam stuff that was put in our
posts. While us list owners were told that first, it was ATT's fault
and then that ATT had banned Rootsweb, the long and short of it is that
ATT treated the anti-spam code as spam so didn't deliver any posts that
had it in it to us.
You may have noticed a few days ago, the links in the emails are now
clean, without any spam warning. Check the link below my name at the
end of this post. It is a clean link, no gobably gook. After of couple
of days of clean emails, ATT, yesterday started allowing emails from
Rootsweb to go through.
So now that we are back 100%, lets start communicating. Do every single
one of you, have your family tree completed and back more than one
generation? I have one branch back to my 4th great grandfather by
finding my 3rd great grandmother was born in County Down, Ireland in
1790. It took me 19 yrs to find her place of birth. She married a
Smith in 1809 in New York City and that did not make it easy but by
following her in the various censuses, I had a time when she didn't show
up in them anymore so it was time to find her death certificate.
Using the Italian Genealogy Group website, I found her death date and
was able to get a copy of her death cert using Family History Library
films. It gave me her baptism date, her maiden name and her place of
birth. So with that info, I found her baptism record with the name of
her father and also found four brothers.
Here is the link for the Italian Genealogy Group. Their records do not
cover just Italian ancestors, mine was Irish.
Now I think we have to get our lists busy again. So, why not share one
of your research journeys that was successful in finding one of your
ancestors. Share how you found a record that opened doors