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I am forwarding this message re: PRATT
Re: Pratt Photo
A friend of mine has a photo of Bertha Pratt - dark haired attractive woman.
(She appears to be in her late 20's or 30's with a full length black skirt
and long sleeve white blouse with high collar.) The photo was found in a box
of old photos from the Lobdell family, They were bought at the Ray Grimes
auction in Aug 1997 in Lincoln, VT. The family also had some roots in
Elizabethtown, NY on the west side of Lake Champlain. She is looking for a
relative of Bertha's to give the photo to. Ree
Aso would like to exchange info with anyone of my line.
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Friends, family, and fellow genealogists,
Sorry this is so long....but it's really important. Many of you are using
cable modems like RoadRunner and are at great risk. The following
information was compiled for educating and informing. Please feel free to
pass it on, but remember to cut and paste only the body of the mail.
One of our lister's had this new worm, (NOT ME!!! I repeat, NOT ME) so I am
forwarding info about it, to prevent any kind of spread. Remember- the
easiest way to avoid this is:
#1have up to date AV protection.
#2 a Firewall and
#3 DON'T OPEN ATTACHMENTS.
At the bottom of this message are urls for finding out more.
Let's start with the very latest, W32/Badtrans@MM, also seen
as W32/Badtrans@M. Here are other aliases that have been
There are several things about this one that need to be discussed, how it
is spread, and the danger to the infected user's computer.
1) W32/Badtrans@MM is received as a REAL attachment
(more about "real" vs. "inline" attachments later). It comes as an actual
file attachment, which is downloaded to a user's computer into whatever
directory is set up for such downloads. For
Eudora, Pegasus, and other "stand alone" email programs,
this will be something like "Downloads", "Attachments", etc.
For MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express, I'm not sure where
a separate attached file is placed.
2) A user's computer is NOT infected UNTIL he/she clicks on
the attachment and "runs" it, that is, executes it so that it does
whatever it's supposed to do.
3) Once a user clicks the attachment, it installs itself on to the
user's computer. It then does two things:
a) It propagates itself so that every time the system is rebooted, it
mails itself to the sender of EVERY UNREAD EMAIL in the user's
MS Outlook FOLDERS. Notice that I say "folders", not "folder".
That means that if you filter incoming email into various created folders,
this trojan/virus searches all of them, not just the IN BOX.
HERE'S THE REALLY DIRTY PART: The virus looks through all those
unread emails; it finds the originator of them (FROM:) and REPLIES to the
person who sent the original email. BUT, it also attaches a copy of the
infected file and mails it along with the "reply". Thus, if John Doe sends
an email to a person, or to a Mailing List, when that email ends up on
another user's email program, and that other user is infected and hasn't
read John's email, John receives a reply containing a copy of the virus as a
separate clickable file.
HERE'S WHY USERS KEEP INSISTING THAT VIRUSES CAN BE SPREAD BY ROOTSWEB
MAILING LISTS, AND WHY THEY THINK THE ATTACHMENT CAME THROUGH A
MAILING LIST: Let me give an example -
John Doe sends a post to the SMITH-L Mailing List. John
Doe's system is NOT infected. Every one of the 2,000+ users
of the SMITH-L Mailing List receives a copy of John's
email. One of these users, let's call him Bill Smith, has the
W32/Badtrans@MM virus on his system.
Now, Bill has a copy of John's email in his Outlook program. He
doesn't read it right away. He reboots his computer and, when Windows
restarts, the virus looks through Bill's email in Outlook. It sends a reply
to the sender of EVERY unread email, AND attaches a copy of itself as a
It copies all the original headers, including those that show
the email came through SMITH-L(a)rootsweb.com.
Then John, the original sender of the email, receives a
"reply" to his email, from Bill. John looks at the email and
sees that it is a reply to his original post. He also sees
SMITH-L(a)rootsweb.com in several of the headers. As
far as he's concerned, he has received a normal reply back
through the Mailing List.
If John is a "newbie", one of two things happen:
I) He sees an attached file, with a message something like,
"Take a look to the attachment." He says to himself, "This
Bill Smith is answering my original post, AND he has sent
me an attachment which is probably a file having something
to do with information on my query." He clicks the attachment;
thus ANOTHER SMITH-L Mailing List user is infected.
II) He is savvy enough to know NOT to open the attachment,
BUT from the looks of the "reply" it appears that it came
back to him via the Mailing List. He screams and curses,
and says, "I knew it! I don't care what the Listowners and
the folks at Rootsweb say, these virus attachments ARE
coming through the Mailing List!" He then posts angry
posts to all the Mailing Lists to which he subscribes,
calling the Listowners and Rootsweb people liars. He
thus starts another round of uninformed posts about how
attachments CAN be passed through Mailing Lists, and
about how viruses CAN also be passed through the Lists.
In short, this virus/trojan tricks recipients of infected
email into thinking the virus is being propagated via a
Mailing List. NOT SO !!!!!
b) The other thing this virus/trojan does is this:
Once running, the trojan attempts to mail the victim's IP
Address to the author. Once this information is obtained,
the author can connect to the infected system via the Internet
and steal personal information such as usernames, and passwords. In
addition, the trojan also contains a keylogger program which is capable of
capturing other vital information such as credit card and bank account
numbers and passwords.
4) THIS IS WHY EVERY COMPUTER USER MUST HAVE
A FIREWALL ON HIS/HER COMPUTER !!!!! It doesn't matter whether you are
using a dialup modem, a cable modem, DSL, or whatever, you NEED a firewall.
A firewall is nothing more than a small utility that prevents malicious
people from entering your system through a "back door". Once such a person
has your IP address, he/she can connect to your computer any time your modem
is connected, which is 27/7 for everyone but those using a dialup modem. Of
course, a dialup modem is accessible only when you are actually "online".
5) VERY IMPORTANT POINT: Some users insist that email
from Mailing Lists always comes as attachments. Not so!
SOME email programs, such as MS Outlook/Outlook Express
and AOL, convert ALL List email into attachments. This is
one of the most serious problems with such programs, and
causes users to think that they are receiving "real" attachments.
"REAL" attachments are FILES that are outside the body
of an email, and come along with the email as a "rider". Other so-called
"attachments" are those that contain the actual text from the body of an
email. This is especially true for those
subscribers to the Digest Mode of Lists. MS Outlook and
AOL extract the body text and put it into "attachments".
This point MUST be made: If any user receives an infected
email, or an infected attached file, and it appears to have
come through a Mailing List, IT DID NOT. Blame the
problems, and resulting confusion, on a virus-writer who
is a little smarter than the average gomer.
To end, here's a list of the KNOWN file-names that the
W32/Badtrans@MM virus/trojan uses:
HouseCall is at
and provides an on-line scan of their system.
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ On the right hand side of the page,at the
top, you will see a heading that says, "Latest Information". There is a link
that says "Expanded Threat List"...click on that link which should take you
to the following url:
Scroll down to this entry:
Click on that link, and it will take you to the page that tells you how to
remove the thing from your system.
Does anyone know if there is a web site with the information for this
conference? Also..... there is a wonderful conference planned for May
11-12, sponsored by the NYG&B in Saratoga Springs, NY. I just signed up for
it - would love to meet any of you there!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 3:59 PM
Subject: [NY-OCGS] CENTRAL NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES EVENT!
> "Mining for Genealogical Gems"
> A Conference in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary- Central New York
> Genealogical Society Oct 19 and 20, 2001 Quality Inn, Syracuse,
> We will be recieving more brochures- one was sent and I will have it on
> display at our Mother's Day meetings and from then on.
> Highlights- FRIDAY's program- The Revolutionary War Sampler, The Miller
> Family brings history to life by stepping back through a "curtain of time"
> the 19th Century. As Historical Character Interpreters, they become Mr.
> Miller's ancestors and show their audience artifacts from the period of
> American Revolution and tell how they are used.
> The Millers are descendants of Henry Wolcott who came to America in 1628.
> They have spent many years researching their lineage and are members of
> Society of Descendants of Henry Wolcott, and the Sons of the American
> There will be many exhibits, etc. Sounds wonderful to me!! Hope to see
> you there! Holly
> ==== NY-OCGS Mailing List ====
> Hollis Ricci-Canham (Holly)
> Founding President
> Orleans County Genealogical Society
I have a B. Wendall/Wendal that may be buried in Orleans or Monroe Co.
Would someone check the cemetery indexes for me.
I am also looking for information about an Hon. A. O. Dayton. He is suppose
to be of Washington City (I assume Washington D. C.).
I posted a while ago that I got a new Visioneer scanner. It was only $15
after a $60 rebate at Staples. I have used it quite a few times and I love
It is in the ad this week (front page) for only $9.97 after rebates. I
highly recommend it. There are so many uses for it.
Enjoy the wonderful weather!
Peggy Isbell has come up with a new look-up. Here is how she describes it:
It is a booklet called Albion Public Schools, 1914-1915. That may seem
like a short subject, but it includes: Boards of Education, past and
present, Standing Committees, Faculty, By-Laws, Courses of Study (Did you
know that languages taught included not only English, Latin, French and
Spanish, but Greek, Hebrew, German and Italian?)
Includes Graduates of: Training Class, 1897-1914, Prizes, 1882-1914,
CLARKE Prizes, 1899-1914, SIGNOR Prizes, 1887-1914 and several others.
Also includes Graduates of Albion High School, 1879-1914.
If interested in a look-up contact Peggy at: peggy(a)fbns.net
Sharon A. Kerridge "mailto:email@example.com"
Marge Goodrich Schultz "marge(a)pcom.net"
Orleans County coordinators NY Genweb
NYORLEAN-L(a)rootsweb.com list manager
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Looking for any help trying to find the parents of Louis GENDRON (
b.probably in Canada @ 1836-1848). Don`t know if he was married before
this marriage or not?
Rose DAGNEAU/DAIGNEAULT married Louis GENDRON/JONDREAU/JANDREW 25 April
1865 in either Vergennes Addison Co.,Vermont, or Olean,NewYork, possibly
even Orleans,Vermont.I have the original newspaper article on her death
in Vergennes,Vermont on 13 Sept.1930, which has him dying in Orleans,New
York in 1887,then she remarried again to Eugene BODETTE/BEAUDETTE in
1891. From her first marriage to Louis GENDRON/JONDREAU/JANDREW there
were 11 children born. Five children were living at this time.I know of
one of their children and that was Alice GENDRON/JONDREAU/JANDREW born
25 June 1873 either in Orleans, Vermont or Olean, New York. She died 9
October 1942 in Tilton, NH. Her husband was Peter Benjamin SHARON born
18 March 1873 in Vergennes,Vermont and died 14 October 1942 in Tilton,
Of the five children living at this time, this is who they were married
Daughter married to George CHILSON of Vergennes,VT., Arthur JANDREW of
Springfield,Vermont(Not Sure), Mrs. Lena NICHOLS of Newark, NJ, and Mrs.
Mabel COTTING of Newark, NJ.
I hope you can figure all this out? Let me know if you need more info or
if I can help get through this mess. Appreciate any help you can give
me. Thank you kindly.
Old Fort, North Carolina
Any cousins out there? I'm looking for information on a John MANCHESTER
born ca. 1802 NY. Married Sarah born ca. 1801. He is from Ridgeway
Barre. Children: Archibald born 1829;
Rhoda born 1831; Barney born 1833.
John moved to Michigan with Archibald and his family between 1860 and
Sarah was not mentioned on the 1870 census, so I'm assuming she died
before that. Archibald died between 1870 and 1875 and I don't find John
after 1870 either.
Am looking for specific dates for John and Archibald and anything on
John's parents. Any and all help appreciated.
Thanks so much.