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- 31 May 2010 - Combs &c. Families of Pleasants County, Virginia (now WV) and Combs &c. Families of Doddridge County, Virginia (now WV)
- 13 May 2010 -- Combs &c. Families of Webster County, Missouri
- 27 Apr 2010 -- Bible Record of William and Hannah Combs/Coombs HYNES
- 30 Mar 2010 -- Combs &c. Families of Greene County, Arizona
- 19 Mar 2010 -- Combs &c. Families of Faulkner County, Arizona Combs &c. Families of Fulton County, Arizona
- 12 Mar 2010 -- Combs &c. Families of Cross County, Arkansas
- 23 Feb 2010 -- Combs &c. Andersonville Prisoners
- 23 Feb 2010 -- Combs &c. Families of Clay County, Arkansas
- 21 Feb 2010 -- 1911 Census of Ireland Combs &c. extraction Completed. Thanks to Myra Britt.
- 08 Feb 2010 -- Combs &c. Families of Ontario County, New York
- 28 Jan 2010 -- Combs &c. Families of Woodford County, Illinois
- 21 Sep 2009 -- Combs-Coombs &c. London Livery Company Records and Combs-Coombs &c. London Livery Company, Guild & Professional Organization Records
- 23 Aug 2009 -- Combs &c. Families of Bradford, Cambria, Clarion, Delaware, Greene, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Mercer, Somerset, Venango & York Counties, Pennsylvania
- 11 Aug 2009 -- Charles Combs of Seneca County, New York
- 10 Aug 2009 -- Combs &c. - Medieval Soldiers Royal soldiers from 1369 to 1453 (Hundred Years War
- 06 Aug 2009 -- Combs &c. Families of Christian County, Missouri
- 04 Aug 2009 -- Combs &c. Families of Texas County, Missouri
- 03 Aug 2009 -- Combs &c. Families of Lake County, Indiana and Combs &c. Families of Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Orange & Windam Counties, Vermont
- 02 Aug 2009 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Records of Vermont & Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Washington County, Vermont
- 15 Jul 2009 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Seneca County, New York
- 11 Jul 2009 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Bio of Dr. James Henry Combs Hays County, Texas
- 21 Jun 2009 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin & Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Racine County, Wisconsin
- 16 May 2009 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Delaware County, New York
- 12 May 2009 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Jasper County, Illinois
- 03 May 2009 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in North Dakota
- 10 Apr 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania & Combs &c. Families of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
- 09 Apr 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Wales
- 09 Apr 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
- 21 Mar 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Smyth County, Virginia
- 21 Mar 2009 - Combs &c. - Narrative of the life of General Leslie Combs Embracing Incidents In The Early History Of The North—Western Territory.
- 14 Mar 2009 - Charles Allen & Caroline RUSHIN Combs 1811-1880 of Union Co, AR, Combs &c. Families of Union County, Arizona and Combs &c. Families of Fayette County, Tennessee
- 10 Mar 2009 - Remembering Carole Hammett
- 10 Mar 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Hardin County, Ohio
- 27 Feb 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Marion County, Missouri & Combs &c. Families of Washington County, Pennsylvania
- 18 Feb 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Miami County, Ohio
- 07 Feb 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Hanson County, South Dakota & Combs &c. Families of McCook County, South Dakota
- 05 Feb 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Calhoun County, Iowa
- 04 Feb 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Barton County, Missouri
- 03 Feb 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Wabaunsee County, Kansas
- 02 Feb 2009 - Loudoun County, Virginia - Miscellaneous Records - Bios Undated material &c.
- 01 Feb 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Washington, District of Columbia.
- 30 Jan 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
- 23 Jan 2009 - DNA Study Updates for Matches of Washington Co, VA and Dorset, England ancestral lines.
- 20 Jan 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Essex County, New York & Combs &c. Families of Oceana County, Michigan.
- 15 Jan 2009 - Combs &c. Families of Knox, County, Nebraska & Polk County, Nebraska.
- 27 Dec 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Unicoi County, Tennessee
- 20 Dec 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Macon County, Illinois
- 07 Aug 2008 - Combs &c. Families of St. Clair County, Missouri
- 02 Aug 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Madison County, New York
- 20 Jul 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Champaign County Illinois
- 03 Jun 2008 - Benton, Decatur, Davis, Marshall & Pottawattamie Counties IA
- 17 May 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Rio Grande County, Colorado
- 12 May 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Green County, Wisconsin - Moved Dunn, Grant, Iowa, Juneau & Richland Co, WI
- 10 May 2008 - Combs &c. Counties in Idaho and Combs &c. Families of Minidoka County, Idaho
- 06 May 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Banner County, Nebraska, Combs &c. Families of Kearney County, Nebraska, Combs &c. Families of Logan County, Nebraska & Combs &c. Families of Saline County, Nebraska
- 27 Apr 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Combs &c. Families of Cole County, Missouri, Combs &c. Families of Daviess County, Missouri, Combs &c. Families of Franklin County, Missouri, Combs &c. Families of Moniteau County, Missouri, Combs &c. Families of Osage County, Missouri, Combs &c. Families of Perry County, Missouri & Combs &c. Families of Stone County, Missouri
- 26 Apr 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Noxubee County, Mississippi
- 25 Apr 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Grundy County, Missouri
- 24 Apr 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Douglas County, Washington, Combs &c. Families of King County, Washington, Combs &c. Families of Lewis County, Washington, Combs &c. Families of Pierce County, Washington, Combs &c. Families of Whitman County, Washington & Combs &c. Families of Baker County, Oregon
- 18 Apr 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Oneida County, New York
- 16 Apr 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Henry County, Illinois
- 16 Apr 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Izard County, Arkansas
- 15 Apr 2008 - Combs &c. Families of Ventura County, California & Combs &c. Families of San Francisco Co, California
- 15 Nov 2007 - Northumberland County, Virginia
- 10 Nov 2007 - Thomas Combses Working Paper (A report by Jennifer Wilhelmi on all Thomas Combs &c. born prior to 1810, in an effort to determine their respective lineages)
- 09 Nov 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Jackson County, Ohio
- 30 Oct 2007 - Coombs Families of New England - Prior to 1700; A special report by Whitney Coombs, a descendant of Anthony Coombs based on his research of Coombs &c. Families in New England
- 17 Oct 2007 - Combs & c. Wills at The National Archives, London updated 29 Oct 2007 (sorted by location)
- 19 Apr 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Polk Co, Arkansas
- 08 Apr 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Crockett Co, Tennessee
- 08 Mar 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Cass Co, Iowa and Combs &c. Counties in South Dakota
- 06 Mar 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Jasper County, Iowa
- 23 Feb 2007 - Luther Coombs - Diana Basford Family Bible
- 20 Feb 2007 - Combs &c. at the Battle of Trafalgar (21 Oct 1805)
- 14 Feb 2007 - Henry BANTA and Wilmouth Combs Family Report, Combs Families of Clinton Co, MO, Combs Families of DeKalb Co, MO, Combs Families of Howard Co, MO, Combs Families of Platte Co, MO, Combs Families of Placer Co, CA, Combs Families of Sutter Co, CA and Combs Families of Yolo Co, CA
- 07 Feb 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Albany County, New York
- 02 Feb 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Adams County, Pennsylvania
- 18 Jan 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Cayuga County, New York, Combs &c. Families of Genesee County, New York, Combs &c. Families of Hamilton County, New York, Combs &c. Families of Livingston County, New York, Combs &c. Families of St. Lawrence County, New York, Combs &c. Families of Steuben County, New York and Combs &c. Families of Washington County, New York
- 17 Jan 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Carroll County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of DeKalb County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Grundy County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Hamilton County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Johnson County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Kankakee County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Lawrence County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Montgomery County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Peoria County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Shelby County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Union County, Illinois, Combs &c. Families of Warren County, Illinois and Combs &c. Families of Whiteside County, Illinois
- 08 Jan 2007 - Combs &c. Families of Jones County, North Carolina
- 02 Jan 2007 - Index to Combs Census Finding Aid
- 02 Jan 2007 - Combs-Coombs &c. Castle Garden Immigration Records
- 04 Dec 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Poinsett Co, AR
- 02 Dec 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Marshall Co, KY
- 28 Nov 2006 - Combs &c. of Cumberland Co, VA
- 28 Oct 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Adams Co, OH
- 26 Oct 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Chester Co, TN, Combs &c. Families of Henry County, Tennessee & Combs &c. Families of Tipton County, Tennessee
- 06 Sep 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Fremont Co, IA & Combs &c. Families of Union Co, IA
- 12 Aug 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Chester Co, PA & Combs &c. Families of Northampton Co, PA
- 14 Jul 2006 - Combs &c. Counties in New Hampshire Combs &c. Families of Hillsborough Co, NH
- 12 Jul 2006 - Combs &c. Families of McLean Co, IL, Combs &c. Families of Livingston Co, IL Combs &c. Families of Chariton Co, MO Combs &c. Families of Lamar County, Alabama & Combs &c. Families of Pike County, Alabama
- 11 Jul 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Vermillion Co, IL
- 07 Jul 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Wapello Co, IA, Combs Families of Taylor Co, IA and Combs Families of Washington Co, KS
- 26 Jun 2006 - Combs &c. Families of Ripley Co, IN
- 25 Jun 2006 - New pages for Combs Counties of Clayton Co, IA & Combs Counties of Delaware Co., IA also New Boone Co, KY
- 22 Jun 2006 -- Combs &c. Families of Lee Co, AR and Combs &c. Families of Jackson Co, AR
- 10 Jun 2006 -- Revamp of Combs-Coombs &c. Home page; including this “What’s New” page that has been removed to this location for a more stream-lined “Entry Page”.
- 07 Jun 2006 -- Combs &c. Families of Cook County, Illinois
- 06 Jun 2006 -- Combs &c. Families of Brown County, Kansas and 7 Jun 2006 -- Combs &c. Families of Atchison County, Kansas
- 04 Jun 2006 -- Combs Counties in Maine moved to new directory with New Androscoggin County and Penobscot County page with records submitted by Judy Sutton
- 01 Jun 2006 -- Thanks to Claire Smith-Burns we now have an outstanding Combs-Coombs of Canada Genealogy & History -- A Research & Resource Guide
- 24 Apr 2006 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in Alabama, Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in North Carolina and Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in South Carolina have been moved to a new directories.
- 20 Apr 2006 -- Amelia County, Virginia, another major update due to the addition Roberta Estes’s transcriptions of early Amelia County Chancery Court papers. Updates of and corrections to various reports, including John COMBS I of Amelia and other pages are in progress to reflect the new data.
- 02 Apr 2006 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Ellis Island Arrivals - A list of Combs-Coombs &c. from the Ellis Island Database, which includes more than 22 million passengers and members of ships’ crews that entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Work is still in progress.
- 28 Mar 2006 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Quaker Records - Primarily English, Irish and United States. Updated
- 29 Nov 2005 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in Arkansas has been moved to a new directory.
- 23 Nov 2005 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in Ohio has been moved to a new directory.
- 28 Sep 2005 -- CWSS - Combs-Coombs &c. Civil War Soldiers And Sailors From the National Park Service - Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
- 13 Jun 2005 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Counties of New Jersey has been moved to a new directory.
- 22 Apr 2005 -- CLAN MACTHOMAS is included in our research project. Your COMBS ancestry may be of Scottish origin. See our new web page -- Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Scotland, the MacThomas Clan Associated with the Chattan Confederation and the Mackintosh Clan, including surnames of COMB COMBIE McCOMB McCOMBE McCOMBIE McCOMIE McCOLM McCOMAS McCOMIE MacOMIE McCOMISH MacOMISH, as well as, MacTHOMAS, TAM, THOM, THOMAS, THOMS and THOMSON. Including this group of surnames allows for new ancestral origins not explored before in our project.
- 18 Apr 2005 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in Iowa and Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in Indiana have been moved to a new directory.
- 12 Apr 2005 -- Combs-Coombs &c. Counties in Illinois has been moved to a new directory.
- Apr 2005 -- COMBING FOR COMBS is introduced as a web page where researchers can volunteer to look up resources and report findings to the research project. Researchers can also provide resources that can be added to this website, as well.
- 18 Mar 2005 -- The COMBS-COOMBS &c. INTERNATIONAL DNA STUDY is announced and officially placed in public view after six months of development by Denise Mortorff and Steven Gilley with the support and feedback of a number of COMBS-COOMBS &c. researchers and friends. At the project inception there were 5 main sections to the Study, 1 prototype lineage study started and 5 lineage "snapshots" in our Virtual Archive. The project consisted of 21?? web pages. Relative Genetics was the company selected to conduct, interpret and report DNA test results due to their approach in working with family history projects and DNA findings. Their feedback was also very helpful in the development of this Study.
- 01 Sep 2004 -- COMBS-COOMBS &c. INTERNATIONAL DNA STUDY project design and data gathering phase underway. Researchers are told -- "We are conducting a study like this to help us validate research, break through roadblocks and build our lineages in the absence of documentation to further our knowledge of our past! Please learn about how you can provide your family history data to be a part of this study by going to our interim web page." Within the first few months of this announcement, 43 COMBS-COOMBS &c. researchers express an interest in DNA testing and provide family history information utilized in considering how to shape the DNA Study.
- 06 Jun 2004: Our California Combs-Coombs &c. Families has been moved to a new directory.
- 2003 -- Our COMBS group has begun discussion of conducting a DNA surname study.
- 18 Feb 2001: The Combs-Coombs &c. Mail List Archives have moved, are up-to-date again, and also now have a new search engine (permitting searches of all digests at once, or by year). Visit the new Combs-Coombs &c. of the PRO, a special index (thousands of entries) to records in London’s PRO (Public Records Office). Newly transcribed by Combs-Coombs &c. researcher Denise Mortorff: Mr. Lovett Out of Iorland, an article about the family of Christopher and Frances O’MORE Lovett of Soulbury, Bucks and Dublin, Ireland.
- 25 Jan 2001: More Combs-Coombs &c. Research Resources: Interpreting Roman Numerals (if counting on your fingers doesn’t work when you’re trying to figure out what MCDLXXI is, which is the case with yours truly)
- 21 Jan 2001: Re-organization continues, including the move and expansion of our Combs-Coombs &c. Resources site -- research aids for all researchers, regardless of surname or location, including a greatly-expanded glossary; a new Historical Timeline); and an update to Combs-Coombs &c. and the IGI that includes how-tos for the best utilization of the FamilySearch.Org electronic edition.
- 28 Dec 2000: Whoops! Your Combs-Coombs &c. Coordinator got kidnapped for the holidays and is behindeder than ever (not to mention neglecting to Wish all a Happy Holidays!) Re-organization of our website continues: Today’s big news: Archdale researchers now have their own new site: Archdale-Archdall &c. - just getting started, but already includes new family reports and a new descendant chart. Second piece of good news is that we are finally catching up in England... The newly-moved and re-organized site is about four times the size it was last month, with lots of new records (and finds). It will take a week or two for the search engines to catch up, but once they do, we’ll be able to add searches by shire, etc. Also updated: Ireland, Kentucky and Virginia; and Lovett Lineages.
- 21 Nov 2000: Warning! Combs-Coombs &c. Web Editors are in the midst of re-organizing our website due to "over-rapid" growth (can there be such a thing?). If you find bad links, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, including the URL (web page address beginning with http://www etc.) that sent you to the bad link (not the URL of the page you were trying to get to).
Like Maryland (see below), our Combs-Coombs &c. of England site is growing so fast it had to be moved! New Uploads include: 1332 Devonshire, England Lay Subsidy Rolls, 1733 and 1758 Charles County, Maryland Tax Lists (Annotated); and more...
- 13 Nov 2000: Combs-Coombs &c. of Maryland isn’t new, but thanks to Combs Researcher Jean Brown, it’s bigger and better than ever -- so big we had to move it to its own new directory!!! Jean has collected abstracts of most Maryland Combs and Combs-associated pre-Revolutionary War testamentary records (wills, inventories and accountings) plus she and others are helping with a new site: Maryland and the Protestant Revolution of 1689, which is not just Combs and Combs-associated, and not just Protestants or Catholics, but the whole kit and kaboodle (an inherited phrase - can’t help myself) and while you’re in Maryland, don’t forget to check out the new 1678 and 1681 levy payment lists and learn more about Testamentary Acts of Maryland.
- 31 Oct 2000: Rufus Edgar Combs Transcribed is now online, thanks to the transcriptions and editing of Combs Researchers Emily Ann Siemens Combs and Sharon Ann Kasa. Rufus, born in 1887 in Surry County, North Carolina, before his death in 1980 told the story, on cassette, of his childhood, the train trip west, and of the family’s moves to Texas and Kansas (he died in Polk County, Missouri at the age of 93).
- 17 Oct 2000: New web reports and updates include:
Combs Researcher Denise Mortorff’s Lovett Family Research Reports (Elizabeth LOVETT m 8 Jul 1630, Buckinghamshire, England, John COMBS, s/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combs of London) have been belatedly added to the Combs-Associated Families Index, and includes most early England Lovett lineages.
Amelia County, Virginia, a major update due to the addition by Combs Researcher Sue Elfving of all Combs on Amelia County tax lists from 1736-1764.
The History of Underwood’s Mill (King George Co, Virginia), former home of Archdale and Elizabeth COMBS of Old Rappahannock Co, VA.
Atkinson Connections (Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Amelia and Essex Cos, Virginia) by Honorary Combs Researcher Rhoda Fone (includes Timothy ATKINSON, millwright at Underwood’s Mill)
Descendants of William UNDERWOOD, Sr. (step-son of Archdale and Elizabeth COMBS of Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia) by Honorary Combs Researcher Sherrill Williams (includes migrations of descendants to Granville>Bute>Warren Counties, North Carolina)
- Aug 2000: Josiah Combs’ The Combes Genealogy… has been newly dedicated to our much beloved cousin, Barbara Jones.
- 04 Jul 2000: Today is the 224th anniversay of the birth of a nation: the United States of America, thus a perfect day to honor our Combs-Coombs &c. Revolutionary War Ancestors with a visit. And, in honor of its neighbors to the north, a brand new Index to Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Canada.
- 01 Jul 2000: Uh-Oh. The Combs-Coombs &c. Coordinator has once again fallen down on the job, having sometime in early April somehow uploaded an old file over a new which destroyed the new new majordomo list software information so please see above for new/old subscription/unsubscription instructions. She has also failed to enter the April - July updates (coming back to fix shortly)
- Feb 2000: Late-Breaking News! Combs-Coombs &c. completed the last stage of its move onto the new USGenNet Safe-Site Server.
- 28 Dec 1999: NEW! Combs-Coombs &c. Families of Louisiana
- 26 Dec 1999: Combs-Coombs &c. Researchers provide a belated ballad: Christmas with the Combs
- 13 Dec 1999: NEW! Combs-Coombs &c. is a Proud Patron of USGenNet, "The Biggest Little Safe-Site Server™ on the Internet!" USGenNet is a non-profit web-hosting service, providing Free Safe-Site Services, including web space, mailing lists and message boards, to not-for-profit historical and genealogical organizations such as the American Local History Network and USGenWeb Project.
Combs-Coombs &c. urges all researchers to Join Us in supporting USGenNet’s efforts to helping create a Safe-Site for Sharing our Internet Research, and recognizing our own non-profit www.combs-families.org domain as a Certified Safe-Site.
- Dec 1999: NEW! Combs-Coombs &c. Researcher and Web Editor Debi Houser has just created a new Combs-hosted Owsley Co, KY American Local History Network (ALHN) page. Link updated now hosted on USGenNet
- Nov 1999: NEW! Combs-Coombs &c. Researcher and Web Editor Deb Coombs has completed transcription of all 1850 MA Combs-Coombs &c. Census enumerations for all counties. In celebration, Deb went on to create a brand new site for Combs-Coombs &c. of MA that includes birth, marriage and death records, as well as earlier census transcriptions and indices posted/transcribed in the past by numerous other of our Combs Researchers.
- Nov 1999: NEW! Combs-Coombs &c. Researchers Chris Page, Louise Gaskill and Sue Elfving have completed transcription and proofing of county-wide 1830 Perry Co, KY census and 1840 Perry Co, KY Census enumerations.
- Nov 1999: Update! Combs-Coombs &c. Researcher and Web Editor Barbara S. Mathews has added numerous more tax lists (and more) to the new Combs-hosted Perry Co, KY American Local History Network (ALHN)! Link updated now hosted on USGenNet
- 21 Oct 1999: NEW! At long last, the 1st Electronic Edition of Josiah H. Combs’ “Combs, a Study in Comparative Philology and Genealogy”, including a full-name, full location Index (over 3,500 entries) and Footnotes! Our Special Thanks to the Combs Researchers who worked on this Project, and of course, to that wonderful man, Norris K. Combs, who authorized the released of this edition (first reprint in over 20 years)!
- 10 Oct 1999: WELCOME to our Brand New Combs Counties of New Jersey! They’re incomplete, they’re disorganized, the NJ web editor clearly doesn’t know what she’s doing, but they’re here at last, even if in need of lots more work (our middle name).
- Sep 1999: Soon to come will be new Query and Research Boards (replacing our former GenConnect Boards). This, increased use of web space and a new Combs Web Editor’s Mailing List, have resulted in increased expenditures, although our annual costs remain at less than 15% of what they were at our former web hosting service (See new and revised Financial Report and Budget).
- 21 Sep 1999: Our Webmaster lost her mind while trying to learn java scripting (in an attempt to improve navigation of our web site) and the result may include some bad hot links and/or that the new scripting may not work on all web browsers. If you experience problems with this page, please email Webmaster including the type of problem you are experiencing.
- 21 Sep 1999: Hurrah!! Our Webmaster may regain her mind, plus researchers can expect vast improvements in the quality and number of Combs-Coombs &c. Research Reports, as the number of Combs Web Editors and Web Editors-in training has now reached 18 (plus two "911" editors for emergencies). When visiting our Web Editors’ site, be sure to try out our new "Quick and Easy" web editing.
- Aug-Sep 1999: Among our more recently completed projects is the 1774 Loudoun Co, VA Revolutionary Petition whose signers included Joseph, Robert and Stephen COMBS. Also new is a first draft, bare bones report for the State of Washington; and among our fastest-growing Combs US states is Combs Researcher Susan Combs Hefner’s Texas.
Reminder: A quick ’n easy way to see new and updated Combs Counties is to go to /combs/records/ and click "Date" to sort the files into date order.
- 10 Jul 1999: Hurrah!! Our new email addresses are now fully operative:
To Post to the Combs Mailing List, email: COMBS@combs-families.org
To Contact the Combs Webmaster, email: email@example.com
To Contact the Combs List Administrator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 8 Jul 1999: On this fine summer day, our Group became formally and officially the Combs-the Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group, Inc., a non-profit organization (See Articles of Incorporation). We are now Totally Independent as well as Truly Free.
- 6 Jul 1999: Our new www.combs-families.org Web Site is Up and Running (Yes!), including 3 brand new Search Engines - one each for our Combs Research Reports, Mailing List Archives and KY Vital Statistics.
- 2 Jul 1999: Our Mailing List is now hosted by USRoots.com, including a Formal Licensing Agreement (Yes!).
- 1 Jul 1999: Our Combs-Coombs &c. Mailing List and GenConnect Boards at RootsWeb were "co-opted," our Combs Rootsweb Web Site deleted, all Rootsweb "privileges" of our List Coordinator revoked, and our Mailing List Archives removed (Yes!). See Why We Left RootsWeb for further details.
- 23 Jun 1999: Effective this date, the name of our non-profit research group is the Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group (The word, RootsWeb, has been removed). Note: Our name was originally Combs-Coombs &c., but we recently added Coombs due to confusion in regard to variant spellings of our surname (we have always jointly researched all variant spellings).
- 02 Jun 1999: The criteria for the Combs-Coombs &c. Honor Roll has changed. As a result, the Honor Roll is incomplete since we are still in the midst of updating it.
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