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If anyone is interested go to http://www.islandpacket.com to read about
Dale's first cousin and his wife. BPN and BPW this is Braxton's
You will want to check out this site http://www.missingmoney.com. I
found my father on this with money from an insurance company.
We had 19" of snow Tuesday and we are getting freezing rain now. I am
ready for the spring.
Re: "The citation by a lady named Grass would be most interesting. Can you
contact her? Might be worth a shot. She can't be any more illusive than
our original Mrs. Grass"
I'm already sending to the DAR Library to get a copy of the DAR Application
of Patty Grass. It was that DAR application that was cited by this fellow
in World Connect Project. I'll bet a million to one that the DAR
Application is from MANY years ago, and that it was for the same Mrs. Frank
Grass, now deceased. If so, back in that era the DAR applicants did not
send in heavy amounts of photocopies of items of proof, and thus the DAR
Library is not likely to have any additional info that would help us. There
probably is no current "lady named Grass" referred to in your
Thanks for tracking down the references to Wade Prior & Rebecca Poythress
amongst your stuff.
This all got started back in late 80's, early 90's when (at about the same
time) Barbara P. Neal and I ran across a number of queries posted by a Mrs.
Frank A. Grass (back in the 50's I think) in various publications.
Specifically, she was asking for infromation on "Major" George Poythress ("of
Virginia") and others in Burke County. The way in which she phrased the
questions strongly implied that she already had a significant amount of
information.....or maybe Barbara and I just assumed that but Barbara has a
good nose for that stuff and I was inclined to think there was something
Anyway, we chased Mrs. Grass down at her original location in Oklahoma City.
She was abed and had Alzheimers (or so I was informed by Mr. Grass (also in
beginning stages of Alzheimers) to whom I was lucky to talk to once. Thats a
guessed "diagnosis" but they were awfully fuzzy. Next call, and thereafter, I
began to get some custodian type lady who majored in Nasty. At the time my
daughter was on TDY in Ok City and I even offered her to come by and go with
Mr. Grass to Kinko's copying center. I offered to send cash or
whatever.....I just wanted copies of her "stuff".
In the single conversation I had with Mr. Grass he mentioned that he sat in
the hot car while his wife prowled those S. Georgia courthouses for days on
end....whetted my appetite all the more.
I kept calling and simultaneously tried not make a pest of myself.
Eventually all I could get at all was the nasty lady who finally told me she
had thrown "all that old stuff out". I make that 50/50.....I think she would
have said anything to get rid of me.
Eventually Mr. Grass also died and we were able to find the heirs in a couple
of places. Various of us on the board have thrashed around with this one
more than any other. The chase has been long and unfruitful.
1) both Mr. & Mrs. Grass are now dead (we have the obits)
2) I never knew Mrs. Grass' Christian name, if its the same lady and I'd
guess it to be I'd take "Patty" if she signed a letter to you that way.
3) the heirs won't answer letters
4) I make it very likely that the Mrs. Grass you talked to (if it was in
early 90's) is same lady we were trying to reach.
5) if anyone has the address of this new lady with Grass in her name, I'd be
more than happy to write her.....in fact, I'd be delighted to write
her....with the caveat that my track record with the Grass family is nothing
to write home about.....in case someone else wants to take a whack.
If the "new" Grass lady is in the DAR book (and is indeed "new") and if we
have anybody with a "link" to her community maybe that might be a better line
Some of you may remember Maynard's earlier efforts to learn from Mrs. Grass
(now deceased) what all she knew about the Poythress family, after seeing
her name as submitter of Poythress queries, I believe.
Today at the RootsWeb World Connect Project, I followed the link to info re
a Rebecca Poythress, born about 1805 in GA, who married a Wade Haden Prior;
she died 26 Dec 1871 in "Tennille (Pike) AL" which apparently is
referring to Pike County (which county is not too far southeast of the
Alabama state cap. of Montgomery -- thus in the southeastern fourth of the
state). The submitter of the info about this Rebecca does not list any
parents' names for her. The page lists 10 children of Rebecca's marriage
to Prior, and presumably one of those children ties in to the submitter.
The source listed by the submitter of the info is a "DAR Application of
Mrs. Patty Julia Patterson Grass."
I am curious: Does this Rebecca Poythress, born about 1805 in GA, fit in
with any info anyone here is aware of?
This months Georgia Gene. Soc. newsletter (as usual) lists the new
publications in the GDAH. One you might be interested in is "Sumter County,
Alabama Wills, 1828-1872, Mortality Schedules 1850-1880" by Gwendolyn Lynette
Hester, EdD. Thought if you were still in Atlanta you might want to check it
Barbara, I have two entries:
1) Augusta Chronicle 4 May 1819.....letters waiting at P. O.....Rebecca
Poythress of Waynesborough, Georgia. That's Burke County in between Screven
on the south and Augusta/Richmond County on the North.
2) Wade Prior m. Rebecca Poythress 4 Mar 1829, Columbia County Marriage Book
# A. Columbia County is north of Augusta/Richmond County.
All of the "norths" and "souths" above refer to up and down the Georgia side
Savannah River so Rebecca traveled a couple of counties to get married.
Unless we can pin Rebecca to George P. she may be difficult to find as Burke
records are next to non-existant. She could be anybody but my guess would be
"b. Burke County" since she would be only 14 years old with a letter waiting
in Burke if she was b. 1805. She didn't participate in any of the Georgia
Land Lotteries and she didn't have a CSA widows pension which would be highly
unlikely given her age anyway.
The citation by a lady named Grass would be most interesting. Can you
contact her? Might be worth a shot. She can't be any more illusive than
our original Mrs. Grass.
Many of you may be unaware that RootsWeb has a new World Connect Project,
that has millions of names in it so far. RootsWeb has pledged to never
charge for access to it, and to never burn the info onto a CD to sell.
Those contributing their GEDCOM info can add to the info later, or delete
or correct into later. The info on any name is linked to a page showing
the name & email address of the person who contributed, along with the date
on which that person last updated it.
I finally got a Round Tuit on looking at what is there so far, today. Among
the 316 listings so far for the exact spelling of Poythress, I saw
- an entry for Leroof Poythress;
- an entry for an early marriage between a Poythress and a Baird;
- an entry for the marriage of John Poythress & Dorothy Randle Bayne
- an entry for Nathaniel Harper Poythress who married Rachael Flake
- an entry for Martha Ann Poythress who married Glee Edwin Bridges
- a number of entries for Poythress folks from Meridian, Mississippi,
posted by a fellow named Speed
- a number of entries for Poythress folks in Wilson Co, NC
and of course LOTS of entries for the earliest Poythress folks in this
country who hooked into various families (Bland, Randolph, Peebles, Coggin,
Batte, Worsham?, Eppes, Bolling, Wynne, Robertson, Hardyman, and on and on
I also checked the spelling of Portress, and found only one listed: Nancy
Ann Portress who married Willoughby Hammack, which listed dates and their 8
children. I checked several other alternate spellings, but certainly not
all the possibilities.
None of the contributors' names were folks who I recognized from our
Poythress List, but then I don't know who all the List's subscribers are
these days. For those of you who are interested in hooking up with folks
who know your ancestors' names from their marrying into other family lines
that they are researching, you could benefit from gaining additional
information from them.
At the site, there are instructions for those interested in submitting
their own GEDCOM, too.
Aside from stumbling on a few Parish record books (Bristol being the best
example in Va., for us at any rate) I have about decided this avenue is not
Seemingly, other than for some church who wished to preserve baptismal
birth records just weren't just that big a deal. When I find a baptismal
record there is some logic to backing up the date about 10 days and calling
that a birth date.
I realize that today that is not the case but in the era where we are
working, the child death rate (and Mother death rate) was so high, I'm
guessing they wanted them on the record books as quickly as possible.
If anybody has any other ideas I'd love to hear them.
P. S. ....great to hear from you Jean, you been laying in the woodwork on us.
I guess I have just been happily scooting along all this time assuming that I
eventually find 99.9% of what was findable in the LVA because the guys from
LDS did the same deal in VA that they did in GA; i. e. copy every shred of
paper in every courthouse in exchange for the copy they would take back to
Salt Lake City and an adjunct to the deal was that the state archives would
get a copy of all counties in addition to each county getting copies of its
Am I now hearing Lyn and Barbara saying its not going to be easy in VA
because that didn't happen in VA? Unbelievable. VA is where I would have
STARTED! But, if so, I suppose they had their reasons. What is the Virginia
story in this respect?
No I didn't mention it to Scottie. He isn't specifically looking for
Poythresses but he hits them on a tangent all the time through all his other
family names. To ask for any more than I did seemed to be to be asking him
to do some "P" genealogy and I was a little hesitant to do that.
For Florida we have a James S. Poythress from Screven in our crosshairs
although we don't know where he came from IN Screven. He sells land in
Screven, imigrates to Gadsden County, "Florida territory" (Tallahasse area)
in mid 1820's, patents a couple of pieces of land and we have the patents, is
shown on the muster rolls in a couple of places in the Florida militia during
what is referred to as the "Indian Wars" which I would assume to be with the
Seminoles (maybe some Creeks were that far south but I doubt it). There are
Masonic connections in both Screven and Gadsden Counties....offering only a
remote hint that its possible he could have moved to start a "Florida
Skip the generation immediately following that of James S. and some
Poythresses start showing up in Gadsden County A Balinger lady in
Jacksonville complied and posted extensive references to these people in the
LDS' index (now on-line). I have written her but received no reply. She and
the others are all missing that generation of James S's son also.. I've had
a couple of Gadsden folks on the wire and they are as anxious to find James
S.'s son as we are.
If his decedents can link back to certain ones in Screven, then they can get
on mine and Bud's line all the way back to Thomas in Brunswick ca 1760 or so.
James S. is a pretty frustrating guy for us: we can't get a bead on where he
came from or where he went (in the sense of an heir). If you want all this
stuff on James S. I'll be happy to put it on a file and e-mail it to you.
You know, I also remember Barbara talking about Florida guys quite a while
back. I don't remember whether she had them "identified" as "hers" or if she
just ran up on James S. and was looking to see if he was hers...its not all
that far from Sumter County, AL to Gadsden County, FL but its not all that
close either. Specifically in the case of James S. I'd be inclined to say he
is most likely a Sylvania guy who went to Gadsden County for any of several
reasons. Just the fact that he came from Screven would incline me to rule
him out of Barbara's direct line. On the other hand I wouldn't have any
reason to put him IN my line except that he came from Screven.
I'd guess one of two alternatives for Barbara ( I think she's out of town now
but will no doubt pick this one up and reply. Either she found some other
Poythress guy in Florida or she found this guy, saw he was from Screven and
figured he was much more likely to not come from her direct line.
How about "closER".....only you folks from California and Texas would call
500 miles "close" :) Anyway, I'm jealous, hope the weather turns warm for
you (unless you plan to ski at Gatlinburg)......anyway, Judy's e-mail is:
was638(a)mindspring.com ......my guess is phone would be in husband Wayne's
name. I seem to remember she lives out at Stone Mt. but that's no big deal,
just a little ways out I-20.
Are you going to be lucky enough to hit the Archives 24th and 25th? Unless
you already have a "check list", I will be so presumptuous as to say Screven
may be something of a dry hole in terms of starting from scratch which is
likely to lead you to the obvious. In terms of microfilm I think I have
pumped about 80% of that well and have the other 20% on my "to do" list.
If you're just shooting in the dark may I suggest:
a) Burke.....a toughie, courthouse burned THREE times....probably a half
dozen rolls of microfilm in total. But any shred is golden. I think that is
where ALL our boys went to and the guys in Screven are in Screven simply
because the southern part of Burke became Screven in 1793.
b) Laurens.....George seemed to have considerable amount of property over
and I have looked at none of it except to transcribe in total "Laurens County
Records, 1807-1857", by Allen Thomas. That one is so obvious you might get
lured into spending a lot of time on this particular work which has George
all through it. Don't. I can send you complete transcription of all the
Poythress mentions. The only reason its not up on the page is that author
Thomas is a still-active judge in Laurens
and the copyright is still in force. Anything else in Laurens I haven't
touched. There is no evidence George actually lived there....although it
looks like he "lived" in the courthouse doing legal stuff, sometimes in his
capacity as a sheriff (which was "of"
Burke County) but he did a lot of legal stuff in Laurens also.
As you will recall, George has 10 tons of records which is everything except
what we REALLY want.....i. e. we know he was brother to Lewis back in
Mecklenburg. Was he also a brother to Meredith? And who else came to Burke
County with those guys?
b) Troup....geographically illogical and best forgotten, there are a ton of
P's but every last one of them are descendents of Joseph & Mary Poythress who
went there in about 1830 and began a 100% dysfunctional family that I think
finally cleaned up their act but a few of them still hang around to this day.
That entire convoluted story is on the page.
c) Greene.....scanty records and I have made little or no progress. Greene
County today is about as civilized as it was in 1700's and I'm not sure the
court house clerk was overly competent back then. However, might be a place
to poke about. There is also a Wagnon family that is in there that
constantly seems to be giving boy kids "Poythress" as a middle name and that
connection goes all the way back to Brunswick Co., VA although I have not
discovered precisely what the connection is. If you see a guy named Wagnon
and he has middle initial as "P" he has a P. connection for sure (although
admittedly middle initials are seldom recorded).
d) Effingham County, tempting because its just south of Screven and has some
Poythresses in it, most of whom are (we think) Deb Freeman's folks descended
from John White Poythress, first son of Meredith Poythress, Jr. by his first
wife Hester Wilder Mock. However, I don't think there is much leverage
there, if and when we ever untangle it Deb will be very happy because if she
hooks to Meredith Jr. in any way she can piggy back all the way to Brunswick
County, VA because she is then on mine and Bud's "Meredith" line.
e) Jenkins.....contiguous with Screven and I don't think any one has done a
lick of work on that one. County seat is Millen. My reluctance to tackle
this one is that there are a bunch of Poythresses (plus Portress) in there
that I just can't link to anything or anybody and the frustration has just
led me elsewhere.
f) Richmond County. That's beginning to only "look" far afield. County seat
is Augusta so records are fairly widespread. I have transcribed all of the
in the Augusta Chronicle/Georgia Digest from an "index" by a neat gal who is
the head librarian for city library and has indexed the whole thing. There
are many Poythress "mentions" and I can send you the "copy" on all of them
all in one document. The lady who did the index is named Alice Walker and
she is a sweetheart. Richmond County has a very large quantity of records as
Sherman missed it and the courthouse I don't think has ever burned for any
g) Ga. Land Lotteries and CSA pension records......these are awfully tempting
because all the information is so complete in both books and microfilm and
there is so much of it but I have it all from soup to nuts (I think).
Anyway, thought I just might throw out some suggestions but my greater
interest was to save you from wasting time collecting material that I may
already have retrieved for us.
Happy Hunting.....and of course I can send you any or all of the above ahead
of time if you wish.
Good hunting, Maynard. Carol Morrison, as I recall you are a Barner
researcher, correct? If so, could you confirm, refute or correct this
John Poythress Cleaton, son of Elizabeth Ann Barner? lpb
On Wed, 5 Jan 2000 12:06:59 EST VKRatliff(a)aol.com writes:
>Several of us (Al Tims I seem to recall) have made mention of finding
>references (about the only kind we're dealing with sometimes :) to a
>Poythress Cleaton and speculation was largely that he would have been
>a generation prior to Meredith Poythress Sr. who m. Edith Cleaton
>1781.........since we were all shooting in the dark there wasn't any
>likely "later" site for Poythress Cleaton than "earlier."
>I got a shot at Ancestry.com's holiday season freebie access a day
>expired so I didn't get much but I did get a semi-logical place for a
>William C. Cleaton II m. E. Jane Poole.
>First son: Thomas Cleaton m. Elizabeth Ann Barner 28 Apr 1788
>Second son: John Cleaton m. Mary Taylor 10 Nov 1787 in BRUNSWICK CO.
>6th Child: Edith Cleaton m. Meredith Poythress 24 July 1781
>Previously unknown: son of Thomas Cleaton & Elizabeth Ann Barner: John
>Poythress Cleaton. Purely in terms of being a logical speculation I'd
>inclined to say "bingo" even if the "submitter" to Ancestry didn't
>source. (maybe I just didn't have time to find the "back" pages if
>Anyway, we have a "family" name basis for a John Poythress Cleaton
>not "called" by first name John...perhaps to avoid confusion with his
>John, perhaps to "honor" Meredith Sr. who seems to appear as an
>citizen as opposed to Meredith Jr. who appears later as something of a
>luck case.... but Meredith Jr. happens later on and is likely born in
>The Brunswick County references would also suggest that all of these
>didn't do a lot of moving around, the counties were just splitting up
>on them: Charles City>Prince George>Brunswick>Lunenburg>Mecklenburg.
>Excepting Charles City, my guess is that there are quite a few "single
>that could have "been" in three or four of those counties over a
>I'm getting a little fuzzy on this one but I'm thinking it suggests
>all the "brothers" but Lewis DID leave for GA (or someplace), the
>of this John Poythress Cleaton would make it possible for some people
>staying around with the name in Mecklenburg County and NOT NECESSARILY
>descendents of Lewis.....but perhaps collaterals, nephews or even
>one sort or another. Thus, potentially more confusion.
>If anyone has access to Ancestry and would like to poke about the URL
>(that "O" may be an "0").
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Lyn, I've got "Thomas" all over Brunswick County and I'm reasonably sure (but
ONLY reasonably) sure he is Meredith's father. What I need now is the right
father for the right Thomas.....and for the moment I'm trying to put together
a transcription "run" of all the mentions through all that gang of Brunswick
deed books simply because that seems to offer the most comprehensive string
of records over a sizable time span and its got "a" Thomas all over the
thing.. Carol M. has done a super job on most but I think I found some more
obscure bits and pieces at Clayton and will be trying to hang up a skeletal
"sequence" for us all (after we hammer on it) to halfway agree on as being as
"compete" as we're going to get it for a working document.
Somewhere, somehow.....we're going to stumble on the document that hooks
Meredith, Sr., Lewis, George and likely a couple more together with
Brunswick/Burke County's gambler/bootlegger/sheriff Thomas as a father
....that's my holy grail of the moment. I think Martha Dixon is dead right on
this one but we just don't have any proof.
I want to string those Brunswick deeds in a row transcribed to include 1)
Carol's stuff 2) what I found from Teresa Willis' brief mentions, 3) what we
already had and 4) what I found in the Clayton in Dec. If any more sources
dawn on anyone I'd be pleased to have them.
Say, Carol, I have the microfilm copies on the way to me (honorary grandson
agreed to do all the remaining Clayton Library copying; the lights went on
when I figured out I didn't need a hired genealogist, I needed a 15 year old
techie kid on Christmas break who could run a microfilm copier after I gave
him the index and some bucks).
Carol, I was certainly intrigued by that page of stuff willed by some guy to
Carol Morrison Poythress in the PG material. I'm sure you must have
mentioned it somewhere but I don't remember it. Can't wait to see that one.
Although my 15 year old kid can play those microfilm copiers like a violin
(he MAKES computers for a hobby) nobody can really make junk microfilm come
to life. I'm waiting to see what he can do.
Be back to you all soon.
Several of us (Al Tims I seem to recall) have made mention of finding obscure
references (about the only kind we're dealing with sometimes :) to a
Poythress Cleaton and speculation was largely that he would have been perhaps
a generation prior to Meredith Poythress Sr. who m. Edith Cleaton
1781.........since we were all shooting in the dark there wasn't any more
likely "later" site for Poythress Cleaton than "earlier."
I got a shot at Ancestry.com's holiday season freebie access a day before it
expired so I didn't get much but I did get a semi-logical place for a
William C. Cleaton II m. E. Jane Poole.
First son: Thomas Cleaton m. Elizabeth Ann Barner 28 Apr 1788 BRUNSWICK CO.
Second son: John Cleaton m. Mary Taylor 10 Nov 1787 in BRUNSWICK CO.
6th Child: Edith Cleaton m. Meredith Poythress 24 July 1781
Previously unknown: son of Thomas Cleaton & Elizabeth Ann Barner: John
Poythress Cleaton. Purely in terms of being a logical speculation I'd be
inclined to say "bingo" even if the "submitter" to Ancestry didn't cite a
source. (maybe I just didn't have time to find the "back" pages if there WAS
Anyway, we have a "family" name basis for a John Poythress Cleaton (who is
not "called" by first name John...perhaps to avoid confusion with his uncle
John, perhaps to "honor" Meredith Sr. who seems to appear as an upstanding
citizen as opposed to Meredith Jr. who appears later as something of a hard
luck case.... but Meredith Jr. happens later on and is likely born in GA
The Brunswick County references would also suggest that all of these folks
didn't do a lot of moving around, the counties were just splitting up names
on them: Charles City>Prince George>Brunswick>Lunenburg>Mecklenburg.
Excepting Charles City, my guess is that there are quite a few "single spots"
that could have "been" in three or four of those counties over a successive
I'm getting a little fuzzy on this one but I'm thinking it suggests that if
all the "brothers" but Lewis DID leave for GA (or someplace), the existance
of this John Poythress Cleaton would make it possible for some people to be
staying around with the name in Mecklenburg County and NOT NECESSARILY be
descendents of Lewis.....but perhaps collaterals, nephews or even cousins of
one sort or another. Thus, potentially more confusion.
If anyone has access to Ancestry and would like to poke about the URL is:
(that "O" may be an "0").
The local computer techies who make the stuff here say they think the
digital cameras will dramatically drop price in Feb. Of course that is
like the stock market, a guess at a time. I guess that is because
January is when the big computer show is held. Patti
A while back, Patti brought up the question of the suitability of using
digital photography to photograph microfilm right off the screen as one sits
at the reader. Non-techie me followed some of her train of thought but it
got over my head pretty fast. I wouldn't know a pixar from a pixie but I
NOW think Patti's on a hot trail.
I, having forgotten that technology now seems to re-inself about every 30
days,wasn't too excited over these prospects since my only experience had
been a few months ago looking at the $ 650 Sony.
Pluses to me were being able to use a floppy instead of film, dodging
development costs, good resolution, being able to "preview" a snap and either
"delete" it or save it. All of these were great but basically the thing
still just took flash picutures. While I'm sure Sony had a ton invested in
the technology, $650 just didn't look like a value to me simply in terms of
the specific purpose of copying microfilm....I got other
"too expensive" stuff if I just want to make grandbaby pictures.
Other negatives besides cost were a 30 second or so wait for the battery to
recharge between shots and a lot of "protruding" devices (flash, etc.) that
seemed to just be begging to be broken off at the slightest nudge.
NOW......I went to a New Year's Eve party and a graphics biz techie friend of
mine had a new Casio 2000 ($550, still steep) but it just blew me away. Its
1) battery "recovery" is virtually instantaneous (2 AA batteries are good for
about 250 shots). However, one seldom would use the flash (later). It struck
me that batteries that small were likely more to only run the memory stuff
rather than support the flash. I neglected to ask and didn't look for a
"compartment" that holds one of those "L" shaped batteries that support the
flash (about $12). I suspect it takes one but wouldn't be surprised if it
2) it doesn't use a common 3 1/2 floppy for "film" but a reusable
"mini-floppy" about a quarter the size of a floppy and a tad thinner. One
takes up to 200 snaps, removes the chip which has a mini UBS connection with
a compatable connection to one's full size UBS port on the CPU, hooks the
things together and almost instantly downloads the whole thing to the hard
drive where it can be manipulated from postage stamp size to, say, 11 x 17
size with NO apparent loss of resolution.
He sticks the "mini-floppy" back in the camera, deletes the stuff off the
camera's "memory drive" and he's ready to go again. "Capicity" of 200 snaps
is for "stills". My guess is that an ".avi" mode would gobble memory pretty
fast. The standard chip that comes with the camera has capacity of 200 but
more expensive chips ($250 or so) will hold up to 500-600 snaps. I would see
those only for making extended ".avi" movies.
(purely as an aside, I wouldn't want to be in the business of selling larger
sized video-cams right now).
3) it has the ability to "pan" (a motion shot), to telephoto zoom (3x), to
take computer "movies" in the common AVI mode, and to shoot panarama or
regular shots. All of this was demonstrated to my amazement in a typical
living room lighting as well as some instances when we deliberately reduced
the lighting to make it tough. Nothing seemed to effect either the
resolution or brightness of the screen.
4) and here's where it starts getting good for our purposes......it shoots
about 95% of the time in "available light" due to some magic technology (the
aperture didn't look to me to open all that wide though).....and when the
flash does activate its a fairly restricted "target focus", still
unfortunately enough to probably have someone complain in a microfilm reader
HOWEVER, as my techie friend says, remember, that microfilm on a reader is
"back lighted" which produces terrific "contrast" which is the very principle
that the Casio works on. And he goes on to say he can practically shoot in
much more darkness
due to some magic that's built into the thing. The implication here is that
the flash, he predicts, can be actually switched "off" for capturing back-lit
microfilm off a reader page.
5) resolution: god awful, something like 900 x 1200, unbelievable clarity.
Minimum range is 8" and this guy is on the floor shooting the fuzz on a
carpet that shows the individual fibers. And he's making pictures that look
like they came from a microscope camera. Then he enlarges the shot to what
looks to me to be able to cover a typical 11x17 deed or will....and doesn't
lose a nickels worth of the detail.
6) a steady hand or a fixed mount is required for none of the above. My guy
was slinging the camera all over the place like he was shooting 800 speed
35mm stuff or something and it didn't seem to make any difference.
7) lastly, its about the size of a typical "mini" sized 35mm "point and
shoot".....and as for ergonomics, it seemed like it fit my hand like it was
I'm sure there's a lot I missed and one can check the Casio home page for
I herewith propose that Bud use up some of all that money he has buried in
his backyard and buy one for each of us!
Some of us, especially Bud and maybe Debby, might want to sign on to that
Bulloch County,GA listserver......they got Mocks, Flakes, etc. coming and
The good news is also that its a relatively "low volume" site. I signed on
for the digest version (GABULLOC-D(a)rootsweb.com) a couple of weeks ago and
have only gotten two emails of about 3 messages each.
Bulloch County (Statesboro) strikes me as having been sort of an in-between
"center" of activity if one was in Sylvania and didn't want to go all the way
Augusta or South to Savannah.
And Deb, Bulloch is contigous all the way up and down the western boundaries
both Screven & Effingham. I haven't found any P's actually living there
(haven't looked either) but a lot went on in Bulloch, not the least of which
is that genealogists today are using the Statesboro library which has a ton
of regional stuff.
Barbara, comparison of my scribbled notes with your text agrees in every
Life is too short to teach myself Excel again. I just zapped mine and put
yours in my directory. If anyone wants it, either of us will have it thanks.
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