Mailing List:2008-02-08 01, Re: Help with an information source., by Merry J. Whitney

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From: Merry Whitney <merryjwhitney -at- sbcglobal.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] Help with an information source. Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 21:30:35 -0800 (PST) Dear Allan, This shortcut should do it: Pull up mapquest (www.mapquest.com) and enter the town as a destination with your home address as a starting point. A map (along with directions to the place) will come up. Merry ----- Original Message ---- From: "ALLAGREEN -at- aol.com" <ALLAGREEN -at- aol.com> To: Whitney -at- rootsweb.com Sent: Friday, February 8, 2008 11:09:27 PM Subject: [WHITNEY] Help with an information source. Dear WRG: I have long been of the habit (well taught by Robert Ward, I'm sure) of including the name of a town, its county and its state when identifying an individual. I used to use my handy-dandy $4.95 Rand McNally road atlas to find the town and then usually could find the name of the county printed in (very) pale blue in the area. Now, however, if the county names are being printed, I no longer can see them. It has become so difficult that I wonder if they are there at all. Thus I come to the point of all this rambling. I have posted next to my desk a list of all the towns in MA with their county in a second column right next to them. Nonetheless, my work occasionally takes me outside of MA (mild sarcasm there), and I am in serious trouble finding county names for little towns like Lima, NY and Webberville, MI. Is there somewhere a web site that provides this information on a state by state basis? A place where I could click on a state, and then look down an alphabetical list of towns and cities and find the county in which they are situated in the next column? Or, let me discover the county name by typing the town into a search engine? I would really appreciate any help that might be available in this matter. Surely within the hundreds of WRG members there is one or more who know of these things. Please recognize that I'm not asking for a service, just a pointer to where I can do my own lookups. Happy Hunting! Allan E. Green **************Biggest Grammy Award surprises of all time on AOL Music. (<a href="http://music.aol.com/grammys/pictures/never-won-a-grammy?NCID=aolcmp003000000025">http://music.aol.com/grammys/pictures/never-won-a-grammy?NCID=aolcmp003000000025</a> 48) ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message


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