Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #139:
22 May 1990

by Rocky Macy

The United States government publishes a booklet, Where to Write for Vital Records, that is extremely useful to family researchers. It provides the addresses necessary for obtaining birth, death, marriage, and divorce records for each of the fifty states. The booklet may be ordered from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 for only one dollar and fifty cents or readers may send specific requests for addresses to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper. When writing to Rootbound please remember to enclose that self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Genevieve POPE HERMAN (1904 Patricia Lane, Billings, MT 59102) is seeking family history on James H. POPE (born circa 1826, TN) who was living at Pierce City, MO, in 1891. His wife, Delila, was born in Alabama around 1838. Genevieve will answer all correspondence and share what information she has.

Katherine F. WHITMIRE (289 Henry Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83202) is on the trail of Cynthia COATS (born 1865-1870, MO) and her husband, George WILSON. They were the parents of Bessie Elizabeth WILSON who was born 27 Sep 1890, probably at Carizozzo, NM.

Katherine F. WHITMIRE (address above) is also researching Wayne WHITMIRE (born 10 Sep 1852, AR), the husband of Lydia ZELL (or YELL). Lydia was born 17 Mar 1857 in Arkansas. They were the parents of the following three boys: Walter Wayne (born circa 1878, AR, Charles Lee (10 May 1881, AR), and Willie (April 1885, AR). Are descendants of any of these people still in the Ozarks?

J.B. WALKER, Jr. (P.O. Box 77, Bardwell, TX 75101) wishes to make contact with anyone working on the surname NORMAN. His particular line is rooted in Wayne County, KY.

Mary Ellen CRABB LEDFORD (702 Fouts Drive, Irving, TX 75061) needs help tracing the lineage of William P. CRABB (born 1829, Giles County, TN; died 1893, Yell County, AR) and his wife, M. Elizabeth HORNE (born 1828; died 1878, MS). He was the son of Joseph and Catherine (ROGERS) CRABB, and her parents were John and Nancy (HALL) HORNE. The children of William and Elizabeth were James Moore, Rutha, Rusey or Rosey, Mary, Nancy, Paul Asberry, William T., John A., Joseph M., Sarah Elizabeth, and George. Which of our readers can assist Mary Ellen in her search?

Calendar Items: the Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Fourth and Chestnut, Rogers, AR. The May meeting will feature William ORTON speaking on his recent trip to the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Dr. ORTON's presentation will offer practical advice for those planning to visit this important research facility.

The Genealogy Friends of the Library will meet Monday, May 14th, at 7 p.m. in the Genealogy Room of the City-County Library of Neosho. The meeting will include a video presentation on the history of transportation in Missouri.

The Newton County Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 17th, at 7 p.m. in the Americana Room of the Bank of Neosho. The meeting will include a program on area rural schools.

Visitors are welcome at the meetings of each of these groups. Rootbound will try to attend...and so should you!

And what about those other genealogical and historical organizations within the reach of Rootbound? Let us know about your activities and we'll get the word out!

Until next week...happy hunting!

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