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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 10:04:30 -0500 (EST)
From: (Sally Pavia)
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To: (Terri Tosh), (Mary Jo Lyon),
(Mary Ann), (LucyGrace Garceau),
(Jan Fortado), (Frank Bouley),
(Eliz Fergerson), (Bill Fox),
(Betty Swisher), (Betty Robertson),
(Betty L Block), (Kathy Lostumbo),
Date: 97-11-11 09:05:58 EST
From: Stephens, Larry V <>
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 1997 6:55 AM
Subject: [GENEALOGY-L] General news from list owner
>This is a post to everyone who is on a genealogy related list here at
>indiana.edu. No administrative stuff this time, just some general news.
>The 1895 Atlas project was begun by me (Pam Rietsch )
>last year to help people who had hit a brick wall when they went to look
>for a town that was listed on either a
>land record, birth, death or marriage certificate. Looking in an atlas
>of today often finds that these old towns do not exist anymore, so
>anyone can click on the atlas at my site, then go to the state they are
>researching in, then to the letter of the town and a lot of the times
>find the town they are missing. With the data available in the tables,
>one can find the county the town was in, the population in 1895, the
>area of the state that the town was in, and whether or not the town had
>a post office, railroad or an express office. I now have 34 states
>complete and I am currently working on Alabama after just finishing
>Texas. The listing included below is the
>final order of the last remaining 14 states to be done. People can check
>out the front page of my site and it always teel approximately where I
>am with the completion of any state, or go right to that state page and
>see what letters they can click on and get data. Because a lot of people
>wanted to search the maps themselves, I have already uploaded the entire
>section of the atlas for the U.S. They are large files but if patient
>someone can search them and find many of the towns listed in the index.
>TEXAS is complete!!! Alabama is just beginning....
>Below is the final order of the requested states on the 1895 atlas
>I am now working on # 2 on the final request list, or Alabama! which
>Missouri will be #3, North Carolina will be #4, Indiana will be #5.
>Arkansas will be #6, Oregon will be #7, Vermont will be # 8, Maine will
>Tennessee will be #10, Colorado will be #11, California will be #12,
>Georgia will be #13, Connecticut will be #14, North Dakota will become
>#15, and a few people did request
>Mississippi, so it will be the last state completed in the project, or
>This site is great for locating lost towns you need to find counties to
>research records if the towns are no longer around. See below for site
>and remember to hug!! As always, the cost for this information is for
>you to go out and give
>someone a hug right now, whether they feel they need it or not because
>is so fleeting, they may not be there next time you have the urge.
>Brought to you by the "List Lady"
>Coordinator of :
>Livingston County MI - U.S. GenWeb Site:
>This site includes the 1895 Atlas Project - A fantastic research tool
>for finding lost towns! All State Maps Uploaded Now!
>I had a request from one person to ask people to not put names all in
>caps, like NIXON, RICHARD M. This is a matter of preference; I suggest a
>middle road, such as TRUMAN, Harry S. Mixed case makes it easier to
>read, yet the surname stands out. Just food for thought.
>Have a good day.