Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.
Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb
Well...looks like it will be a while. Maynard
From: Lyle DuLac [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 2:32 PM
To: John M. Poythress
Subject: Re: Henrico Platt Book
Yes - but the 2nd will be Henrico Vol II, the 3rd will be Northumberland
- Could do the Prince George 4th - but that will be a while - Takes
about 1 1/2 years per book. Thanks for your interest. Selena
At 10:45 AM 12/23/2004 -0500, you wrote:
Selena&..you say first in a series. Is Prince George County a prospect
John M. Poythress
Well, the propaganda says "first of a series" so I'm hoping they'll get
around to PG while I'm still alive. I guess the good news is that most
of the grants were in those original counties so it's not like somebody
has to do 100+ volumes.
And besides, I'm getting smarter (I hope)about grabbing every genealogy
publication that comes down the road. I became active in my local
library and talk them into buying the stuff. And actually, KY is a
fairly good spot for that
and since just about all the original Kentuckians came from VA there's a
reasonable demand for VA stuff.
I think I will write them and ask if PG is in the works.
Mary Jean, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2005.
Wow is right Maynard. Are you going to order it? Would be nice if they
published on line the index.
Merry Christmas to you and all.
In a message dated 12/22/2004 9:53:30 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Wow! I had no idea anyone was close to doing an entire county. Would
sure be gangbusters if some angel would
do Prince George!
Merry Christmas to all!
As our beloved W. C. Fields was wont to say: Ahhh, yess, there's an
Ethopian in the fuel supply:
Ancestry Research Exposes Hanky-Panky
An article in the Johannesburg Sunday Times illustrates just how
accurate DNA research can be when applied to genealogy. The island of
Tristan da Cunha lies some 2800 km off the African coast. The
inhabitants of the island share only seven surnames, and each of these
can be traced to the original male founders. The island, which boasts
rich and detailed historical and genealogical records, has a population
of just 300, believed to have descended from 15 ancestors - seven men
and eight women who arrived on the island between 1816 and 1908.
The island's founders all originated from Scotland, England, Holland,
the US, and Italy. At least, that is what the genealogy records claim.
However, DNA analysis of many of the island's records indicates that one
more, previously undocumented male ancestor came from Eastern Europe.
Researchers behind the study stumbled upon the existence of a "traveling
stranger's" DNA while tracing the island's DNA and genealogy records.
The undocumented appearance of an unknown DNA is euphemistically
referred to as a "non paternity event" by DNA researchers.
The genetic study conducted by Professor Himla Soodyall and colleagues
at the National Health Laboratory Service, in conjunction with the
University of the Witwatersrand and the South African Medical Research
Council, was conducted to test the accuracy of the island's ancestry.
Professor Soodyall stated, "Our genetic material is inherited from our
parents, and their parents before, and so on. By examining transmission
of genes in living people, we can study the genetic trails of our
ancestors back to about 100,000 to 150,000 years ago."
You can read more about this story at
Due to Rootsweb's decision to close all mailing lists the Poythress group has moved to Groups.io/g/Poythress for continuation of the discussion list. The message archive (1997 - March, 2020) will remain accessible via Rootsweb.