January 22, 2021 at 4:27 am #66248
As I mentioned on other thread, I would like to see Saponitown come back to life. There is something about an old-fashioned forum that to me is better than Facebook groups or blogs. (And I am a member of about a dozen Facebook genealogy groups) We had an excellent group of researchers here. I would like to know how/what they all are doing now. I spend a lot of time on Ancestry and Findagrave. I have 19,000 entries in my Ancestry tree and manage about 14,000 memorials on Findagrave. From Fallen Gravers I have collected memorials with surnames that are common here on Saponitown.
Anyhow, any members who come by to read, please log in and say hi. Lets get this gang back together. If you have forgotten your password, it is simple to reset a new password.January 26, 2021 at 4:24 pm #66250seekerParticipant
Hi, good to see you back.January 26, 2021 at 11:02 pm #66251
Heya Seeker, good to see you again. What discoveries have you made since we were last active? Have you done DNA testing?January 28, 2021 at 2:18 pm #66252seekerParticipant
Well I finally did as you suggested years ago and filled in siblings, aunt’s uncle’s and such. Many interesting things discovered there. One line my 4g uncle buried in the village of Catawba OH. Another line my 2g uncle marries into a Jeffries family that lived and migrated to the same counties of Richland Ohio to Kosciusko Indiana. Another great uncle marries a Green who’s family came up from NC to TN to Randolph co IN to StJoseph co IN over a few generations. A couple of my cousins on that line told me their Greens identified as Native American when my own curiosity led me to ask. Names all over to make me wonder, but never doubt..leaves me with more questions than answers as usual. I did get my dna done. Thanks to Marc for finding our connection there, and to other cousins. It’s all quite overwhelming really.February 3, 2021 at 1:47 am #66253MarcSnellingKeymaster
The former Vbulletin and current WordPress format for the SaponiTown forum are better for archived information than Facebook. It is easier to search for the information you want and there is not the same background noise of comments and unrelated opinions. FB deliberately engineered their platform to promote engagement both good and bad, so runs as much on outrage as interests for some. There is plenty of good information and groups there if you are good at ignoring background noise. Many tribal elders I’ve seen do not directly interact with FB, but instead have someone manage a public profile. Personally I find FB more trouble than it’s worth. I spend more time on Ancestry.com, FTDNA.com, 23andMe.com, newspapers.com, findagrave.com, and historical society pages and have more than enough to keep me busy.February 11, 2021 at 9:18 pm #66279
Marc, the genealogy and local history Facebook groups that I am in are very strict about rudeness and off-topic discussion. Any politics, religion, personal attacks, and memes are taken down within minutes and the member warned. That cuts WAY DOWN on the clutter without restricting the purpose of the group.
Seeker, your families’ migration pattern is very typical of these mixed groups leaving VA.
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