14 April 2010, Vol. 13, No. 4
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Using RootsWeb
Genealogy Tip
Connecting
Bottomless Mailbag:
Readers Write In
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What’s New: Databases, Freepages, and Mailing Lists
The Darkroom
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Using RootsWeb

By Joan Young

RootsWeb's Unseen Measures to Protect You

As a family history researcher, you are faced with a dilemma. You post queries on mailing lists and message boards, and upload your family trees with the goals of making contact with cousins, sharing information, and receiving help with your brick walls but to accomplish your goals you must make yourself accessible so that others may contact you.  However, this doesn't mean you want to find your way onto the mass mailing list of every scammer or spammer with foreign lottery schemes, phony inheritances, pills for sale, or worse.

You worry every time you post information online and include your e-mail address that you may be exposing your private e-mail account to address harvesters. Let's take a look at the measures employed by RootsWeb to protect you from falling prey to unscrupulous predators.

MAILING LISTS
RootsWeb mailing lists use several methods to protect the e-mail addresses of subscribers who post list messages as well as any addresses included within a message. Obviously, when list mail is distributed to all subscribers those subscribers can see your e-mail address and could contact you privately. Since all lists at RootsWeb are closed, meaning only subscribers can post or receive list mail, the lists themselves are safe. High volume address harvesters would not take the time to subscribe to a mailing list to gather addresses.

List archives may appear at first glance to be vulnerable to the "spiders" (spam bots) used by address harvesters to gather the thousands of valid e-mail addresses of unsuspecting list posters for resale to mass e-mailers. But what you see in the archives using your Web browser is not what a spider would see. Spiders view the raw source code which RootsWeb encrypts. To see how this is done, go to any message in the list archives and right click within the page to bring up a menu. Select "view source" from the menu to see the raw code. Note that wherever an e-mail address is included in a message or in the address headers it is encrypted. Addresses in the raw code look like this:
DisplayMail('aol.com','JY
oung6180')

The above method isn't foolproof and harvesters could use means to decode the addresses.  Since their goal is to quickly and easily grab as many valid addresses as possible they seldom bother with time consuming processes. For greater protection, RootsWeb uses additional methods to deter harvesters. Notice the word Flybait in the raw code. Flybait discourages harvesters by sending them worthless invalid e-mail addresses. This also helps to ensure they won't return.

Additionally, RootsWeb watches the traffic of spiders on their servers to see if any excessive activity is taking place. Keep in mind though that not all spiders are bad, you want Google to be able to spider the archives. Suspicious spiders can be blocked by RootsWeb while beneficial ones can be allowed to do their job.

MESSAGE BOARDS
RootsWeb/Ancestry message boards do not directly display e-mail contact addresses of posters. It is highly recommended that you do not include your e-mail address in the body of a message for a variety of reasons -- one of which is possible harvesting.

If you view the boards from the RootsWeb side or interface, you may click on the username to view the profile information (if available) which includes poster e-mail addresses as images called degraded graphics. Since the images are not text, a spider is unable to read them as e-mail addresses.

Some posters choose to remain anonymous and can only be contacted privately via Ancestry's member contact feature. You must be an Ancestry subscriber to initiate the private contact although anyone may respond if contacted. With the private anonymous contact feature no e-mail addresses are exposed publicly.

WORLDCONNECT TREES
Tree submitter e-mail contact addresses are shown as images like those on the message board profile links discussed above. Contact information on my WorldConnect trees appears as follows making the address inaccessible to harvesters:

In opening the backdoors of RootsWeb I hope the information we have shared helps to allay any fears you may have had in using RootsWeb resources, and serves to let you know that RootsWeb is taking every measure possible to protect you from unscrupulous address harvesters.

For additional information you can reference the Help articles below.
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Privacy policy for RootsWeb member accounts

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Genealogy Tip

By Mary Harrell-Sesniak
“Genealogy is not just a pastime; it's a passion.”

Taking Screen Shots with Window's Snipping Tool

How you capture information on the Web depends upon the method – and one of my favorites, is the Snipping Tool for taking screen shots of websites.  After taking screen shots I can attach them to message board posts, send images of documents to my relatives, use them in the books I write, and I like to have the information saved so I don’t have to search again when I want to reference it.

Available in Windows Vista and all versions of Windows 7, the tool is located under Start > All Programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool. Or search for it by pressing F3 and entering “Snipping Tool”.


I used Windows Vista to create a screen shot of WorldConnect. (I included the menu to demonstrate the process -- the final graphic only includes the portion within the red rectangle.)

Steps:
  1. Locate the desired website (e.g., http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/).
  2. Open the Snipping Tool.
  3. Select New.
  4. After the screen dims, drag the cursor around a portion of the website.
  5. The snipping tool copies the image to the clipboard, and reopens with the image after releasing the cursor.
  6. Select the Save Icon or File > Save As from the menu.
  7. If you do not wish to save as a JPEG, change it with the Save as Type option.
  8. Name the graphic and note the location so you can find it again.


Options for both versions include e-mailing or applying highlights. You can also add notes with a pen, using a variety of colors and pen shapes. And if you change your mind about additions, the eraser icon removes them. Windows 7 adds the ability to make free-form, window and full-screen snips.

For more information, see Microsoft's instructions for Vista or Windows.

If you are working with an earlier version of Windows here is a method you can use to take screen shots.

    1. Open the page you want to copy.
    2. Click the Print Screen button on your keyboard. (This copies everything you are currently viewing.)
    3. Open Paint – Start menu> Programs> Accessories> Paint
  1. You can also paste the image directly to Word, Excel or other similar programs.
    1. Click Ctrl+V  (or right click and choose Paste) to paste the image
    2. Use Paint to “edit” your screen shot.
    3. Save the image. File menu> Save.

MacIntosh users may wish to explore these options for taking screen shots.
http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/screencapturemac/ht/macscreenshot.htm

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Connecting
A Chance Encounter

In Muscogee Co., GA, the family of Littleberry Kinnebrew Willis and his wife Nancy Motley Willis (my ancestors) consisted of fifteen children, most of whom had two given names. By the time I started doing genealogy, their children were long dead. But as a relative recounted the names, the one I found most interesting was the one whose married name came out to be "Aunt Lovie Duck".   She was Lovinia Willis and had married David Duck. She moved to Louisiana and her descendants live in Quitman, La. today. 

One day I was at a meeting here and the nametag of the woman helping at the desk identified her as Miss Duck. Being a good genealogist, I said, "You aren't by chance kin to the Ducks of Quitman, La. are you?" and of course she was a direct descendant, whose line had come back east and she to the Atlanta area. I was able to copy the letters her grandfather had written me in the 1960s about the family, from Louisiana. Small world and full circle.

Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.
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Bottomless Mailbag: Readers Write In
Middle Name Practices

Sixty or so years ago, I was told that some of the middle names were the name of a child's Godparents.  This was done so everyone would remember who would take what child if the parents died. 

Thanks to David G. Richardson in Marietta, Georgia

Unmarked Graves

We had a drought in our area a couple of years ago and I noticed in the cemetery that there were grave size brown spots in the grass where there were no stones.  I'm sure these were forgotten graves.  We noticed this right before the rains finally came so there wasn't much we could do about recording it.  You can be sure if it happens again photos will be taken and the local historical society will try to plot these areas.  We have a very old pioneer cemetery where it is rumored that the stones were moved around so it would be interesting to check and see if the same thing was true there.

Thanks to Sandra Howley

Naming Challenges

My grandfather, Jasper Everett Crabtree born 1894, was always called Jas while he was growing up.  After marrying my grandmother and moving to a farm in a different county people would ask what his name was and his reply was the usual “Jas” (short for Jasper).  They misunderstood and everyone in town, at church, at the grain elevator etc. began calling him Jess.  When their first son was born they named him Jesse which more cemented the idea in everyone’s head that his name must also be Jesse or Jess for short.  My grandparents eventually turned over their farm to son Jesse and they built a house down the road for their retirement.  It always confused me as a visiting granddaughter because one mailbox (for their son) said Jesse Crabtree Jr. and the other Jesse Crabtree Sr.  How could this be if grandpa’s name was Jasper?

To confuse me even more my grandparents named my mother Margie … not Marjorie, not Margaret, but Margie.  For some reason her father (Jasper) started calling her Peg or Peggy and the name stuck with the rest of her family.  When she went to school of course they called her Margie.  She married my father who was a classmate and he called her Peg but all of his brothers and sisters went to the same school and they called her Margie.  Growing up, one side of the family called her one name and the other side called her another.  I was really a confused child.  When my mother gave birth to her three children she gave us names that could not be shortened or changed somehow ... Karen, Gary and Brenda!

Thanks to Karen Reish VerWayne

Have a story, question, genealogy resource, or tip you’d like to share with RootsWeb Review readers? Send it to Editor-RWR@rootsweb.com.

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the editor or of RootsWeb.com.

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What’s New: Databases, Freepages, and Mailing Lists
New User-contributed Databases at RootsWeb

ALABAMA, Madison County. Lee High School 1976 alumni, 194 records; Paula Lucy Delosh  

CALIFORNIA, Kern County. 2007 Obituaries Jan-March Bakersfield Californian 1382 records; Sharon Dulcich

CALIFORNIA, Kern County. 2008 Obituaries index Bakersfield Californian newspaper 5123 records; Sharon Dulcich

CONNECTICUT, New Haven County. Yale University 12 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

NEW JERSEY, Middlesex County. Rutgers College 1853 43 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

NEW YORK, Orange County. US Military Academy 1855 68 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

PENNSYLVANIA, Allegheny County. Westinghouse High School 1927 Alumni News 224 records; Mary T Jones

PENNSYLVANIA, Montgomery County. Pottstown 41 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia (Independent City) County. alumni lists 8 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA, Albemarle County. 1855 Alumni University of Virginia, Partial listing 22 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA, Hanover County. 1915 Ashland High School Alumni 55 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA, Hanover County. Ashland Graded School, 1916 Alumni 18 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA, Henrico County. 1875 Alumni Richmond Colored High and Normal School 86 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA, King George County. King George, VA 1890 alumni 16 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA. Military Records 9 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA, Stafford County. Falmouth 1894 alumni, honor roll 13 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA, Stafford County. School No.11 Hartwood District, Garrisonville Graded, 1915 Honor Roll 44 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA, Westmoreland County. Westmoreland Seminary 1832 Alumni, Honor Roll 16 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

New/Updated Freepages by Individuals

The Wyatt Family Museum contains the story of our family in the papers, photographs and letters left to us for safekeeping. Instead of just names and dates, the family artifacts, stories and photos are displayed for our younger generation. Our main surnames are Wyatt, Ellison, Hix, Hopkins, Warren, Duell, Hazlett, Kean, Preston, Davenport, Bright and Larkin.

If you have a new or substantially revised freepage at RootsWeb and would like to see it mentioned here, send the URL, the title, and a BRIEF description, including major surnames, to Editor-RWR@rootsweb.com.

If your genealogy- or history-related site is located somewhere other than RootsWeb, you can add the link to RootsWeb here.

Request a Free Web Site Account.

New/Updated Websites by Counties, States, and Historical Societies

AHGP = American History and Genealogy Project
CD17C = Colonial Dames of the XVII Century
DAR = Daughters of the American Revolution
SAR = Sons of the American Revolution
TTTP = Trails to the Past
USGW = USGenWeb

U.S.A.

  • aagriots — African American Griots Project (USGW)
  • alsrcdar — Sunset Rock Chapter (AL) DAR
  • arizartp — Izard County (AR) TTTP
  • arlcgs — Lafayette County (AR) Genealogy Society
  • arshartp — Sharp County (AR) TTTP
  • artttp — Arkansas State TTTP
  • azcemetp — Arizona Cemeteries - TTTP
  • azpstctp — Arizona Postcards - TTTP
  • cocemetp — Colorado Cemeteries - TTTP
  • cologan2 — Logan County (CO) Historical Info
  • cophill2 — Phillips County (CO) Historical Info
  • cosedgw2 — Sedgwick County (CO) Historical Info
  • ctawedar — Anne Wood Elderkin Chapter (CT) DAR
  • ilsteptp — Stephenson County (IL) TTTP
  • inlexihs — Lexington Township (IN) Historical Society
  • inscoths — Scott County (IN) Historical Society
  • itchictp — Chickasaw Nation (Indian Territories) TTTP
  • mnstlotp — St Louis County (MN) TTTP
  • mnwinotp — Winona County (MN) TTTP
  • momcdotp — MacDonald County (MO) TTTP
  • monewttp — Newton County (MO) TTTP
  • msamittp — Amite County (MS) TTTP
  • mscivwar — Mississippi Civil War AHGP
  • msjefftp — Jefferson Davis County (MS) TTTP
  • mslawrtp — Lawrence County (MS) TTTP
  • msmaritp — Marion County (MS) TTTP
  • mspeartp — Pearl River County (MS) TTTP
  • nc1812tp — North Carolina in the War of 1812 - TTTP
  • ncalextp — Alexander County (NC) TTTP
  • ncburketp — Burke County (NC) TTTP
  • nccaldtp — Caldwell County (NC) TTTP
  • nccatatp — Catawba County (NC) TTTP
  • nccemetp — North Carolina Cemeteries, TTTP
  • ncchowtp — Chowan County (NC) TTTP
  • nccivwtp — North Carolina in the Civil War - TTTP
  • ncclevtp — Cleveland County (NC) TTTP
  • nccravtp — Craven County (NC) TTTP
  • nccumbtp — Cumberland County (NC) TTTP
  • ncdobbtp — Dobbs County (NC) TTTP
  • ncdupltp — Duplin County (NC) TTTP
  • ncgasttp — Gaston County (NC) TTTP
  • ncgatetp — Gates County (NC) TTTP
  • ncgreetp — Greene County (NC) TTTP
  • nciraqtp — North Caroline in the Iraqi War - TTTP
  • ncjonetp — Jones County (NC) TTTP
  • nckorwtp — North Caroline in the Korean War - TTTP
  • ncleetp — Lee County (NC) TTTP
  • nclenotp — Lenoir County (NC) TTTP
  • nclinctp — Lincoln County (NC) TTTP
  • ncmcdotp — McDowell County (NC) TTTP
  • ncmecktp — Mecklenburg County (NC) TTTP
  • ncmexwtp — North Carolina in the Mexican War - TTTP
  • ncmiltp — North Carolina - Military - TTTP
  • ncnewhtp — New Hanover County (NC) TTTP
  • nconsltp — Onslow County (NC) TTTP
  • ncpasqtp — Pasquotank County (NC) TTTP
  • ncpcplan — Pender County (NC) Plantations (Slaves and Owners)
  • ncpendtp — Pender County (NC) TTTP
  • ncperqtp — Perquimans County (NC) TTTP
  • ncpitttp — Pitt County (NC) TTTP
  • ncpolktp — Polk County (NC) TTTP
  • ncrcrdtp — North Carolina Records Repository, TTTP
  • ncrevwtp — North Carolina in the Revolutionary War - TTTP
  • ncruthtp — Rutherford County (NC) TTTP
  • ncsamptp — Sampson County (NC) TTTP
  • ncspamtp — North Carolina in the Spanish-American War - TTTP
  • nctryotp — Tryon County (NC) TTTP
  • nctttp — North Carolina State - TTTP
  • ncunkntp — Unknown County (NC) TTTP
  • ncwaketp — Wake County (NC) TTTP
  • ncwayntp — Wayne County (NC) TTTP
  • ncwilktp — Wilkes County (NC) TTTP
  • ncwwiitp — North Carolina in World War II - TTTP
  • ncwwitp — North Carolina in World War I - TTTP
  • njsjcsar — South Jersey Chapter (NJ) SAR
  • nybufsar — Buffalo Chapter (NY) Empire State Society SAR
  • nyfabhs — Fabius Historical Society (NY) Historical Society
  • nylechs — Lewis County (NY) Historical Society
  • ohstartp — Stark County (OH) TTTP
  • okalfatp — Alfalfa County (OK) TTTP
  • okblaitp — Blaine County (OK) TTTP
  • okcarttp — Carter County  (OK) TTTP
  • okgarftp — Garfield County (OK) TTTP
  • okgrantp — Grant County (OK) TTTP
  • okkaytp — Kay County (OK) TTTP
  • okkingtp — Kingfisher County (OK) TTTP
  • oklinctp — Lincoln County (OK) TTTP
  • okmajotp — Major County (OK) TTTP
  • oknobltp — Noble County (OK) TTTP
  • okosagtp — Osage County (OK) TTTP
  • okpawntp — Pawnee County (OK) TTTP
  • okpayntp — Payne County (OK) TTTP
  • okwoodtp — Woods County (OK) TTTP
  • sdlawrtp — Lawrence County (SD) TTTP
  • sdlinctp — Lincoln County (SD) TTTP
  • sdmoodtp — Moody County (SD) TTTP
  • tnjmcd17 — John Madison Chapter (TN) CD17C
  • txmavetp — Maverick County (TX) TTTP
  • txtttp — Texas State TTTP
  • wiadamtp — Adams County (WI) TTTP
  • wicolutp — Columbia County (WI) TTTP
  • widanetp — Dane County (WI) TTTP
  • widodgtp — Dodge County (WI) TTTP
  • wigrantp — Grant County (WI) TTTP
  • wigreetp — Green County (WI) TTTP
  • wiiowatp — Iowa County (WI) TTTP
  • wilafatp — Lafayette County (WI) TTTP
  • wirocktp — Rock County (WI) TTTP
  • wisauktp — Sauk County (WI) TTTP
  • witttp — Wisconsin State TTTP
  • wiwoodtp — Wood County (WI) TTTP
  • wycrootp — Crook County (WY) TTTP

International

  • None

Some of these Web pages might not be accessible yet. They are created by volunteers, so if one that interests you isn’t up yet, please check again in a few days or next week.
www.rootsweb.com/~xxxxxx

Note that the ~[tilde] before the Web account name is required.
For example, the African American Griots Project web site is at
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/

Request a Free Web Site Account.

New Mailing Lists

New Surname Mailing Lists

New Regional Mailing Lists

  • ARIZONA-TTTP — This list will be used to communicate with the county administrators or those interested in becoming county administrators for the Arizona Trails to the Past Project.
  • COLORADO-TTTP — This list will be used to communicate with the county administrators or those interested in becoming county administrators for the Colorado Trails to the Past Project.
  • ILLINOIS-TTTP — This list will be used to communicate with the county administrators or those interested in becoming county administrators for the Illinois Trails to the Past Project.
  • NEW-MEXICO-TTTP — This list will be used to communicate with the county administrators or those interested in becoming county administrators for the New Mexico Trails to the Past Project.
  • OKLAHOMA-TTTP — This list will be used to communicate with the county administrators or those interested in becoming county administrators for the Oklahoma Trails to the Past Project.
  • TEXAS-TTTP — This list will be used to communicate with the county administrators or those interested in becoming county administrators for the Texas Trails to the Past Project.

New Ethnic or Special Interest Mailing Lists

  • RAF-112-SQUADRON — A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Royal Air Force 112th Squadron. We want to remember those who served and preserve their stories for the future.

  • Y-DNA-HAPLOGROUP-H — A mailing list for the discussion of issues involving Y-chromosome DNA determined or predicted to be haplogroup H including relevant queries or discussions of the genealogical significance making use of related genealogical, archaeological, historical and biological studies or theories.

To find or subscribe to a mailing list, or to search archived posts to more than 30,000 RootsWeb-hosted genealogy mailing lists, go here.

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The Darkroom

This is a picture of my great grandfather Robert P. Scott and his violin.  He was born in 1835 in Pennsylvania and died in Alexandria, Missouri in 1888.  Grandmother said that he was a "fiddler".  I have his violin.

Thanks to to Lallie Wetzig in Columbus, Ohio

For a chance to see your ancestor’s photo in the RootsWeb Review, send it to Editor-RWR@rootsweb.com. Make sure to include your name and a brief description of the photograph.

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You Found It
Enough is Enough

I was researching the Trotter family and came across the name Enough Mary Trotter.   Can only assume that the mother decided Enough is Enough!  Wonder whether she called herself Mary, imagine having to explain the name Enough.

Thanks to Elaine Berry in Mandurah, Western Australia
Useless

Years ago, when I worked at a bank doing student loans, I came upon this one:  Useless Love.  What was mom thinking? 

Thanks to Virginia
Odd Names

My mother's family had many odd names.  Her maiden name was Icy Mae Page. Four of her six brothers were named Harvie, Arzie, Armal Zeinie and Radie.  Her mother's maiden name was Azlee Sylvania Underwood, who also had siblings with odd (to me at least)names, such a Emroe (twin brother of Monroe)and Fernia just to name a couple of them.

Thanks to Verlin Rogers
Grandfather Elizabeth

As a kid my grandfather told stories about his name that I wasn't sure I remembered it right until I researched my Family Tree. I was eight when he died in 1949 but I have memories of him explaining what his middle name was and since we had the same initials I was glad he didn't name my father as a Junior and me as Caleb Elizabeth Chambers III. Johnny Cash would have a time with a "Boy Named Elizabeth". Well I confirmed my memory of Elizabeth when I found my grandfather's WW I & WW II registrations as Caleb Elizabeth Chambers. His story was his parents had 3 "Dirty Boys" so they knew a girl was coming, hence the name they stuck to and he had to live with 72 years. Not sure why Uncle Sam didn't take him, or if he really was deferred for being a farmer, or age and or a Pennsylvania Quaker.

Thanks to Charles Edwin Chambers, Jr.

Found a funny name or humorous tidbit in old records, or an amusing entry in census, parish, church, or other records? Send these and other genealogy-related humor/humour items to Editor-RWR@rootsweb.com.

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