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WHO'S WHO?
Or ... WHICH WOODWORTH MAIL LIST AND REUNION GROUP IS WHICH?

   There have been numerous inquiries about which Woodworth mail list, reunion group, and web site is which, and what is the function of each.   This page sorts them out.

    In 1996, there was but one Woodworth mail list group, and that was organized by Sharon Bias out in Sacramento, CA.  It consisted of a group interested in Woodworth genealogy, and the mailing was handled by simply adding all of the groups' email addresses in the "TO" or "COPY TO" list.  There were no Rootsweb, Google, or Yahoo mail lists as there are now.  In 1997, Rootsweb began surname mailing lists, and Sharon Bias converted the simple mailing list to the present Rootsweb Woodworth genealogy mail list or discussion group.  Recently, however, we've had new mail lists, web sites, and groups pop up that have introduced some confusion.   The following provides clarification of "who's who".

The Rootsweb Woodworth Mail List/Group (established 1997) is for genealogy and is recognized globally as the world class genealogy discussion group for all Woodworths.   Membership is free.  All queries, posts, and discussions which pertain in whole or in part to Woodworth genealogy should be posted on this group.  It's a very friendly and helpful group.  This mail lists' archives will be available to the public and Woodworth researcher for as long as there is an LDS church.   Click on this link to see how to join.
This Woodworth web site (http://www.woodworth-ancestors.com) (est 1997) is for Woodworth genealogy and open without passwords.    This web site went on line in 1997 when it was found there were many surname web sites but no Woodworth site, and so this webmeister put one up.  This site is completely independent.  It is not affiliated with any other web site, mail list, or reunion group, although it supports them all, and the webmeister is a member of the other Woodworth lists/groups.
The WOODWORTH FAMILY GENEALOGY REUNION (2017) group (established 2011) assumed the function of the old Yahoo group for east coast Woodworth reunions, now deleted from Yahoo.  It is a fully open "non-membership", common interest group whose web site is http://www.woodworthfamily.org.  The next reunion will be June 11-14, 2017 in Jacksonville, (west of Springfield), Illinois.  (Click on link for details).   Reunions are held on odd years, and are hosted by Diane and Dale Liebert.  The web site can be viewed freely without passwords or memberships.    Correspondence is e-mailed to those on the group's mailing list.   To be on their mailing list, send a request to Diane (Woodworth) Liebert at diane@woodworthfamily.org 
.Woodworth Family Association, Inc. (or WFAI) is for west coast Woodworth reunions.   The WFA was begun by two sisters in the Stockton, CA, area in 1994, and has reunions on even years.  Carl Webb was elected president in 2002 and still is.  Reunions have been held at the Jack Tone Arabian Horse Ranch near Stockton.  I've attended six WFAI reunions (2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016).   The next reunion (2018) will be closer to San Francisco, perhaps San Leandro.  The WFAI web site is http://www.wfai.org

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