Monday, February 28, 2005

My World by Conan's Lady

My World

Name: Sandy
Location: northwest Florida

Hobbies & Interests: family, friends, remembering the native american ways...

genealogy: Emma, Leaman, Darling, Richards, Taylor, Wolfhart, Souch, Benson -New England/England/Italy

Occupation: a little bit of everything...I'm a mom
Personal Quote: Everything happens for a reason....everything!

My Online Life

I spend most of my time working on genealogy research.
Look for me in the RootCellar.

Mark's page Hometwon

Mark's page

Name: Mark
Location: Merritt Island-Cocoa-central Fla.
Gender: Male
Hobbies & Interests: Current events/politics to genealogy.

Blake Falkner, b: 1785 in NC, in Al in 1834. Hannah Queen, b: 1853 in Webster, NC, in Fl in 1870. Looking for any info on these individuals.

Other names are Sims, Strickland in Ga and Logee in Fl

Favourite Gadgets: None-I tinker with things of interest sometimes
Occupation: Retired at moment, might go back for something interesting.
Personal Quote: Let's go wandering and see what we find.

hanging out in AOL chat
10AM-Noon ET: Beyond the Basics in the Root Cellar

This chat is for those who have moved beyond learning how to get started, and have begun to research their ancestors.

Join HOST RL Dor2Tyme to discuss and share research tips, resources, surnames and ideas on how to find those elusive ancestors. Share your ideas and get great help from roomies who have been searching for years!

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Phishing - fishing for your credit card details

I went to get the free, live online help from AOL (chat room seven days a week) because the email quoted below looked wrong

I forwarded it to CosUK as suggested

Subj: Credit Card Declined Notice
Date: 27/02/2005 12:27:09 GMT Standard Time

Dear AOL Member,

We recently attempted to charge you $23.90 for your unlimited cycle use plan
and your credit card issuer denied payment to our billing systems.
This usually occurs when billing information is out of date or billing address is false.
In order to keep your AOL Service active, You must visit AOL's Service Center

Immediately by clicking here. -- AOL never uses this kind of link for credit card stuff

If your account information is not updated within next 24 hours, We will be
forced to terminate your AOL account.

Thank you for cooperation towards this urgent matter.

AOL Help Is Always Available

If you ever need help using the AOL service while you are online, we have
online Customer Service representatives available at AOL Keyword: Live Help.

Thank you for choosing the America Online service!

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Billing DepartmentAmerica Online Inc.

Quick Tip: Learn how to "bookmark" a page so you can always get back to it.
AOL Keyword: Learn Favorite Places.

Coming Soon: Look in your mailbox next time you sign on for tips on how to
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this information.

Friday, February 25, 2005


The Oracle of OMcHodoy

The Oracle of OMcHodoy: "OMcHODOY is a representation of the major branches of my family tree. Here's the breakdown, along with the American originations:

O refers to O'Rourke, a maternal branch from Pittston, Luzerne Cty, PA.

Mc refers to McHugh, both a paternal branch from Nanticoke, Luzerne Cty, PA and a maternal branch from Pittson, Luzerne Cty, PA.

Ho refers to Hodick, a paternal branch from Nanticoke, Luzerne Cty, PA

Doy refers to Doyle, a maternal branch from Pittston, Luzerne Cty, PA."

Mikki122 bits

broken homepage ?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Genealogy sites

Genealogy sites: "Im researching the Following NAMES:
mostly from ALABAMA many moved to TEXAS"

these sites in the last blogs are some of the regulars in AOL Chat - Special Interests - Genealogy

My Web Profile Page

My Web Profile Page: "page created with 1-2-3 Publish "

Alabama Red Neck

Alabama Red Neck: "Enjoy Genealogy
Mostly in Genealogy Room and research all available sites looking for my ancestors. Love the old songs as Silver Haired Daddy of Mine, Alabama Jubilee, Dixie, Tennessee Waltz, Missouri Waltz. Country musicians Eddy Arold, Ernest Tubbs, Slim Whitman, Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Skeeter Davis, Jeanne C. Riley and hosts of others. "


Personal Quote: May the next leaf you turn over be the one you are looking for!

Monday, February 21, 2005

Symantec Security Response - Backdoor.Bla.Trojan

Symantec Security Response - Backdoor.Bla.Trojan: Since rreturning to AOL Paltinum in UKthere seems to be more virus attacks this morning "Backdoor.Bla.Trojan" was blocked by Norton Ante-Virus autodetect

Norton Internet Security/Norton Internet Protection will block Backdoor.Bla.Trojan from being downloaded to your computer using the Block Rule "Bla".

Saturday, February 19, 2005

I CAN DO THIS -make a home town page !

I CAN DO THIS Audrey hanging out in Special Interests, Genealogy

Shelley Page AOL hometown

Shelley Page: "Classical Music (Venetian Polychoral School-Gabrieli); anything from the Romantic Era (Especially of the Russian Genre); 20th Century -- Copland, Shostakovich, Bernstein: British Folk Songs and transcriptions by Vaughan-Williams, Holst, and Grainger; and Jazz (Kenton and other Big Bands; any recordings of Trumpet masters); Drum Corps; Athletics (all, all, and ALL); Astronomy (VERY amateur in standing); History; Reading"

learning - keyword

keyword learning takes you into some powerful reference material

a clip bank by ITN news of historical film

the Oxford Reference Library published by Oxford University Press

Oxford Reference Online : Welcome which costs around £110 a year alone as an individual subscriber

using AOL Keyword: reference

using AOL Keyword: atlas is very disappointing,
the maps are no better than a modest school atlas and the latest MS Windows Media Player cannot play the national anthem in that format

The Icelandic National Anthem has a good mp3 which works on this machine

the CIA fact book has far better info too

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Internet Traffic Report

Details for North America /// Internet Traffic Report: "The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections."

Network Overview /// Internet Traffic Report

Great News! Your AOL Broadband service will be upgraded in July 2005

Your free upgrade will happen automatically and you don't have to do anything to benefit from the new service. We are committed to giving our members a more enjoyable experience at faster speeds, making your AOL Broadband service even better.
You will receive a confirmation email once your upgrade has taken place.

In case I don't notice any improvement?

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Usenet - keyword

Important Notice: AOL Newsgroups

From early 2005, AOL members will no longer be able to use the Newsgroup service through AOL.

You will however be able to access Usenet newsgroups via Internet Explorer, or Google at

Please visit AOL Keyword: Community, where there is a wide range of message boards and chats to cater for many specialist subjects. Alternatively, go to AOL Keyword: Groups, and set up your own, to post messages, share photos and Favourites, send emails, plan events and more.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.


I had just written
don't use AOL for newsgroups ever
the interface is ancient

use Outlook Express and
News.Individual.NET both freebies

MSN Messenger 6.2

Every time I log on with MSN messenger I get attacked by the QAZ Trojan
I think my daughters machine in Copenhagen must be infected

Luckily Norton filters and destroys that message.

PC Hell: The Qaz Trojan - Notepad.exe trojan:
"Qaz Trojan Information and Removal

What is QAZ Trojan Program?

This new backdoor Trojan allows hackers to access and control an infected system. TROJ_QAZ was initially distributed as 'Notepad.exe' but might also appear with different filenames.

Once an infected file is executed, TROJ_QAZ modifies the Windows registry so that it becomes active every time Windows is started. TROJ_QAZ also renames the original 'notepad.exe' file to '' and then copies itself as 'notepad.exe' to the Windows folder.

This way, the Trojan is also launched every time a user runs Notepad. TROJ_QAZ also attempts to spread itself to other shared drives on local networks.
This Trojan does not mass email itself out to lists in the users address book however.

How to Clean/Delete the QAZ trojan?
The registry needs to edited to delete this Trojan
Type REGEDIT and hit ENTER key

In the left panel, click the '+' to the left of the following:

In the right panel, search for any of the registry key that contains the data value of startIE=XXXX\Notepad.exe.
In the right window, highlight the registry key that loads the file and press the DELETE key. Answer YES to delete the entry.

Exit the registry.

Click START,SHUTDOWN. Choose 'Restart' and click OK.
Use the Find Tool under the Start Menu to find and rename to Notepad.exe. "

I have done all that and this Sony Laptop was clean.

BTW msn insisted today on updating MSN 6.2 build o2o5 messenger and wanted to install MSN toolbar make my home page and so I said no to three oprions.
- but google rules (for now) as recent tests show, and I have made an edited blogger dashboard page using composer and Netscape 7.2 on my own computer - so I can do routine tasks quickly.

this will only work on my machine of course
D:\Documents and Settings\Hugh Watkins\My Documents\Blogs in Denmark\QUICK MAILTO BLOGGER.html

I also have made some mailto links so I can click on them and post to my blogs in that way too.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Tony Hanway Vice President, Member Services AOL UK

Google Search: Tony Hanway Vice President, Member Services AOL UK
We have received your completed survey. I thank you again for your insights and time. The information you provided will be used to ensure that actions are taken within AOL to continuously improve the quality of our customer care.

Tony Hanway
Vice President, Member Services

10 out of 10 on all points of the survey
I had excellent help from New Delhi on the 0800 line reconnecting my Platinum line

Google Search: platinum AOL UK
Platinum - £29.99 - Up to 2 Mbps connection
AOL UK Doubles Broadband Speeds

AOL's Sports channel in the UK already reaches around one million unique visitors each month
AOL UK teams up with Sky Sports for broadband content

my modem is runnng at TX 288 kps RX 1152
it used to be at about RX 750

AOL rapped for false speed claims - Web User News: "June 2, 2004
Gail Robinson

AOL has had its wrists slapped by the UK advertising watchdog for an advert it used to promote its 1Mb broadband service. "
but who ever expects any modem to run at the fully rated speed all the time !

Friday, February 04, 2005 - Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1907 subscribers can search this database3

(This update adds 1901-07; 750,000 names)

This database is an index to the passenger lists of ships arriving
from foreign ports at the port of Boston, Massachusetts from 1891-
1943. In addition, the names found in the index are linked to actual
images of the passenger lists, copied from the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA) microfilm, T843, rolls 1-454.

Information contained in the index includes given name, surname, age,
gender, ethnicity, nationality or last country of permanent
residence, destination, arrival date, port of arrival, port of
departure, ship name, and microfilm roll and page number. If a name
of a friend or relative whom the individual was going to join with,
or a place of nativity was provided, that information is included in
the index as well. Many of these items may be used to search the
index in the search template above.

Source Information: "Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943"
[database online]. Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2004.

Original data:
Boston, Massachusetts. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at
Boston, Massachusetts, 1891-1943.
Micropublication T843.
RG085. Rolls
# 1-454. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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ShoeString Genealogy focuses on lowering the costs of research and raising the quality of information. Although not all resources are free, many are. There are several excellent resources that are inexpensive, too.

We have a sixth Genealogy Crossword Puzzle now. This one courtesy Jayne McCormick, whose theme is U.S. Civil War

thanks to Jayne, DsRoots, IrshRose, & Will
Weekly Fireside Newsletters
the weekly newsletters from the American Civil War History Chat in the Genealogy Community on AOL and previously in the Golden Gate Forum also on AOL.