GRAVES FAMILY BULLETIN
A Free, Occasional, Online Summary of Items of Interest to Descendants of all Families of Graves, Greaves, Grieves, Grave, and other spelling variations Worldwide
Vol. 1, No. 3, Nov. 30, 1997
Copyright © 1997 by the Graves Family Association and Kenneth V. Graves. All rights reserved.
Information on how to start a free subscription to this bulletin and how to be removed from the subscription list is at the end of this bulletin.
**Getting on the List for this Bulletin
**Order of First Families of Virginia
**Graves Family Newsletter October Issue
**Free E-Mail and Permanent E-Mail Addresses
**Graves and Other Online Mailing Lists
**Graves Online Bulletin Board and Roots Surname List
**Graves Family Web Sites
**To Submit Material to this Bulletin & Other Things
GETTING ON THE LIST FOR THIS BULLETIN:
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ORDER OF FIRST FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA
Marietta Stallard, a descendant of Capt. Thomas Graves of VA, would like to be considered for membership in FFV but needs 2 members to recommend her. If you are a member or know of a member who might be willing to help, let me know and I will either pass her address to you or your name and address to her.
GRAVES FAMILY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER ISSUE:
The October issue of the Graves Family Newsletter was mailed Wednesday, Nov. 12. The December issue is expected to be mailed in December.
FREE E-MAIL AND PERMANENT E-MAIL ADDRESSES
If any of you or your friends would like to have free e-mail without having to pay an Internet Service Provider, there are several options. Your local library may be able to provide a free account. If you have a computer and a modem, you can get free e-mail from Juno (http://www.juno.com) and elsewhere.
If paying for e-mail isnít a problem but frequent changes of your address are, you can also get a permanent e-mail address at Bigfoot (http://www.bigfoot.com) and elsewhere. I strongly urge all of you to get a permanent address so that others who want to contact you donít lose track of your address. A permanent address is really a forwarding address. You just let the forwarding service know as you change e-mail addresses, give out only your permanent address, and no one will ever know how often you change e-mail providers.
The best place I have found for a list of these services is at http://members.tripod.com/~promotion/freemail.html.
GRAVES AND OTHER ONLINE MAILING LISTS:
It was mentioned in the last bulletin that there is a Graves mailing list. There are also many other online mailing lists for other surnames. To see a complete list of all the surname lists available, visit http://www.rootsweb.com/~maillist/surnames. For general information about all the things at Rootsweb, go to http://www.rootsweb.com.
GRAVES ONLINE BULLETIN BOARD AND ROOTS SURNAME LIST:
In addition to the mailing lists that were mentioned in the last 2 bulletins, there are other things that I call Internet bulletin boards that allow posting of queries. If you go to http://www.genforum.com, you will find a surname bulletin board. This site also includes chat rooms. The Graves forum is at http://www.genforum.com/graves/ and Graf is at http://www.genforum.com/graf/.
There is also something called the Roots Surname List (RSL) at http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/searches/#rs.
GRAVES FAMILY WEB SITES:
If you have a web site (home page) or know of one that contains information of Graves family members or descendants, let us know and we will mention it in this space. The ones we presently know of (with url, name of person, and ancestor of person) are:
http://geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1759, Patty Day, Capt. Thomas Graves of VA
http://www.netcom.com/~meta40/genealogy.html, Meta Dorer, Capt. Thomas Graves of VA
http://home.att.net/~gravesmike/mike0630.html, Michael A. Graves, Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT
http://www.q-net.net/~bears/home.html, Judith Anne Johnson, Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT
http://www.jax-inter.net/users/cmoore, Clarence Moore, John Graves of England & Frederick Co., VA
http://www.cityscope.net/~genem, Gene S. Morrow, Capt. Thomas Graves of VA
http://www.escape.com/~patpnyc, Pat Patterson, Cassandra Graves and John J. George of TN, IL & MO
http://vpdallas.com/homepages/lrogers, Linda Shaddoc Rogers, Capt. Thomas Graves of VA
http://members.aol.com/sarahs1924/kimb.html, Sarah Sharpless, Capt. Thomas Graves of VA
http://www.flash.net/~kensmith/, Kenneth Vance Smith, Alice Malinda Graves and Wells Godwin of SC & AL
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/snevets, Robert J. Stevens, Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT
http://members.aol.com/Awoodham/index.html, Amy Graves Woodham, Parents of William Graves who married Catherine Richmond & Jacob Graves who married Catherine Black, of NC & TN
ABOUT THIS BULLETIN:
This bulletin is written and edited by Kenneth V. Graves, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ken Graves is also editor of the Graves Family Newsletter, the official publication of the Graves Family Association. This bulletin will contain announcements and news of special interest to Graves descendants with Internet access. It will not contain queries, genealogies, photos, and the kind of in-depth articles that appear in the Graves Family Newsletter.
TO SUBMIT MATERIAL TO THIS BULLETIN:
Send any material you would like to have included in this bulletin to email@example.com. The author reserves the right to accept, edit or reject and material submitted.
TO JOIN THE GRAVES FAMILY ASSOCIATION:
If you do not already belong to the GFA, you can join by sending $20 per year to Graves Family Association, 261 South St., Wrentham, MA 02093. Note that membership is for a calendar year so if you join late in the year be sure to specify which year dues are for. Benefits include 6 issues of the newsletter, membership directory, and help with learning more about your Graves/Greaves family. The purpose of the GFA is to bring together as many descendants as possible to work toward learning more about the Graves/Greaves families, to help other descendants, and to instill pride in our ancestry.
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