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Messages to Mike Basham's Family

 

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Dr. Brian Leverich

Wed Sep 17 11:14:00 1997

Location: RootsWeb in California
E- mail: leverich@rootsweb.com
Message:I personally found working with Mike to be a great joy, and I know that his loss will be felt by the whole genealogical community.

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Penny Dennis Holmes

Wed Sep 17 12:01:39 1997

Location: College Station, Texas 77845
E- mail: jholmes@txcyber.com
Message:My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mike. We have lost a truly unique and terrific individual.

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Debbie Fowler

Wed Sep 17 12:15:45 1997

Location: Stockbridge, Ga.
E-mail: micajah@mindspring.com
Message:My heartfelt sympathy to Mikes' family and friends. He was a friend to everyone.

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Cheryl Singhal

Wed Sep 17 12:34:24 1997

Location: Silver Spring Maryland
E- mail: singhals@erols.com
Message:Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. Cheryl Singhal, USGenWeb/WVGenWeb/

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Mark Reid & Wood County Genealogical Society

Wed Sep 17 12:36:11 1997

Location: Quitman, TX
E-mail: markreid@ballistic.com
Message:Without Mike's help, encouragement, and support, the Wood County portion of TXGenWeb might never have been possible. He will be remembered here with gratitude and love.

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Billy & Carla Clifton

Wed Sep 17 12:37:20 1997

Location: Romayor, TX
E-mail: cclifton@flash.net
Message:Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Mike's family. He will truly be missed by all those whose life he touched

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Gloria Frazier

Wed Sep 17 13:10:09 1997

Location: West Plains, MO
E-mail: @207.18.224.21
Message:Mike's contribution to our genealogical community will be missed. My sincere sympathy. Gloria Frazier Macoupin County ILGenWeb Coordinator

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Teresa (Terry) Davis

Wed Sep 17 13:21:26 1997

Location: New Orleans, La.
E-mail: terryd13@bellsouth.net
Message:My most heart felt condolences to Mike's family. I know there are no words that will ease the pain of your loss. Mike is in a good place now, and he has left his mark on the world in a very positive way. He will be missed. He will also be remembered for all the good he did.

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Linda-Jeanne Dolby

Wed Sep 17 13:35:59 1997

Location: Garland, Texas
E-mail: ljdolby@airmail.net
Message:My mentor, my friend ...We little knew that morningGod was going to call your nameIt broke our hearts to lose youbut you left us a wonderful legacy and memories to look back onThough our GenWeb chain is brokenand nothing seems the sameAs God calls us one by onethe chain will link again.My thoughts and prayers are with youand your family, Mike.Dallas Co. GenWeb

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Marie Bartholomew

Wed Sep 17 13:52:28 1997

Location: Van Nuys, CA
E-mail: mbarth@glendale.cc.ca.us
Message:Dear Mike's Family, I only knew Mike for such a short time, but my memories of Mike will always last in my mind. I will never forget his opening line to me each time in chat "Howdy Marie!, Marie who lives in CA and wishes she was living in Texas", as well as the lunch where he was teased for being the rooster with the flock of hens. But most of all, I will remember how Mike's face lit with pride and joy when he talked about his family, especially his son. Mike was a true son of Texas and liked by all. He will be missed.

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Elton Lacey

Wed Sep 17 14:05:32 1997

Location: College Station, TX
E- mail: lacey@txcyber.com
Message:I worked with Mike a few times during the last year on the TXGENWEB project. These interactions were always very cordial. At GENTECH 97 we helped people get introduced to GENWEB all one afternoon. As with so many others, I consider him a friend and will miss him greatly. May God Bless His Family in this time of sorrow. Elton Lacey webmaster of the following Texas Counties: Bandera, Edwards, Loving, Motley, Real, Sutton, and Uvalde.

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John & Yvonne Quigley

Wed Sep 17 14:10:37 1997

Location: Seadrift TX
E-mail: jquigley@tisd.net
Message:I thoroughly enjoyed working with Mike, and will miss him as a friend. When he came here to speak to our Calhoun County genealogy society we got to spend some few hours together and I really enjoyed our time together as did Yvonne. Please know that you have been in our prayers as you have gone through this time of loss. May God grant you peace. Amen.

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Helen Jane Kopecky Wilson

Wed Sep 17 14:19:00 1997

Location: Rowlett TX
E-mail: Czech.hjk@chrysalis.org
Message: I believe Mike drug me into the TxGenWeb kicking and screaming last fall. I've not done the best job on TxNueces but have promised myself to do better for Mike in the future. I last talked with him on the chat Sun and was "better late than never" in his words. He will be missed by all his on line friends, his local computer interest group and all of the Dallas Genealogy Family. Gone but never forgotten

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Les Shockey, SC for West Va.

Wed Sep 17 14:23:05 1997

Location: Sandyville, WV
E-mail: lshockey@emwv.com
Message:Along with the many others, I want to extend my heartfelt sorrow with your loss of Mike. Everyone in the USGenWeb Project will also experience a great loss.

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Susan Potts

Wed Sep 17 14:25:15 1997

Location: Illinois
E-mail: susan@usroots.com
Message:I would like to extend condolences on the loss of a great man. Mike was one of the rare few who was an inspiration to many of us, and was always willing to lend a helping hand without ever asking for anything in return. Susan and the entire team at Illinois USGenWeb

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Judy Hampton

Wed Sep 17 14:58:43 1997

Location: Corpus Christi, TX
E- mail: JudyH246@aol.com
Message:I did not know Mike but heard him speak at the FGS in Dallas. What a great lost to the genealogical world. My deepest sympathy to his family and many friends. Judy Hampton

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Tim Stowell

Wed Sep 17 14:59:45 1997

Location: Chattanooga, TN
E-mail: tstowell@mccallie.org
Message:I had just started to correspond with Mike andI'll miss his helpfulness. My sympathies are with you in your time of loss.

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Mary Love Berryman

Wed Sep 17 15:11:23 1997

Location: Tyler, Texas
E-mail: marylove@tyler.net
Message:I met Mike for the first time at the FGS meeting in Dallas. He was very helpful to me in setting up the GenWeb page for Coke County, TX. I knew nothing about web publishing but he was kind and patient and very helpful. I am so glad that I got to meet him in person and I feel very flattered that the picture on this page is of Mike and me. One of his last acts was to affirm me at the new County Coordinator for Smith County, Texas. He was trying to help me get on Rootsweb when he sent me an e-mail on Monday evening at 6:09. Even though I knew him but a short time I felt he was my friend and mentor. Nancy I was looking forward to meeting you when Mike was to come in November for the East Texas Genealogical Meeting. I hope we will have another opportunity to meet. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike's loss to the Internet Genealogy Community is great but I know yours is even greater. Mary Love

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Yvonne James-Henderson

Wed Sep 17 15:14:26 1997

Location: Burke, VA
E-mail: daisy@usroots.com
Message:I am shocked and saddened at your loss.

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Janetta Whitson

Wed Sep 17 16:22:42 1997

Location: Menard, TX
E-mail: janettaw@airmail.net
Message:I only knew Mike from email's but felt he was a friend. My deepest sympathy goes to his family.

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Aurale Huff

Wed Sep 17 16:55:01 1997

Location: Harwood TX 78632
E-mail: @206.24.67.147
Message:Mike gave me the start that it took to make the pages on the USGenWeb. He was a patient, persistent and kind friend. He expressed great love for his family and for this work. I will sincerely miss him. Lee Huff.

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Don Watson

Wed Sep 17 17:37:51 1997

Location: San Antonio, TX
E-mail: dwatson@texas.net
Message:It is a bit ironic, Mike passed away on the first anniversary of my launching the county I chose to sponser with TXGenWeb. I never met Mike in person, but felt I knew him through our on-line contact and the interaction as he worked at developing TXGenWeb. This thing is as much his as it is anybody's as I don't believe it would be what it is without his direction. I believe Mike has left a great legacy that his family and friends can be proud of. I had hoped to meet Mike personally last month when he spoke in Hillsboro, but a death in my own family occured the same weekend. My condolences go out to his family.

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Tracey Morris

Wed Sep 17 18:05:20 1997

Location: Kokomo IN
E-mail: morris@netusa1.net
Message:Our sympathies - from the entire USGenWeb Project "family".

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Mary Ann Kaylor

Wed Sep 17 18:43:45 1997

Location: Illiopolis, IL
E-mail: @152.163.232.27
Message:It saddens me to hear of the loss of L. M. BASHAM. We corresponded over the years re the BASHAM surname, as we share the same line. I have indeed lost a true cousin.

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John M Cheek

Wed Sep 17 19:55:18 1997

Location: Garland, TX
E-mail: @207.158.98.23
Message:What a supprise life has for mankind. I had joy in knowing someone in my walk through life. That someone was Mike. I only knew Mike for a little while. How joyous for those who knew him for years. May God bless and keep him for ever. John M Cheek

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Paula Barker for Eastland Co., & Ruth Terry Denny Library

Wed Sep 17 19:55:24 1997

Location: Ranger, Eastland Co., Texas
E-mail: barker@flash.net
Message:Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mike Basham. He was Texas GenWeb and he will not be forgotten by the many people he involved in this project. People are morning from one end of the state to the other.

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Terry Jenkins

Wed Sep 17 20:16:25 1997

Location: Lubbock, Texas
E-mail: tooltimej@aol.com
Message:It is evidence by the numerous registrations in this guestbook that Mike was truly a special individual. I don't know how to express my sorrow for this loss. We have truly lost a great friend and leader. I personally have lost a cousin (5th) that I never got to meet face to face. I have been the Runnels County sponsor for just a few weeks but I have felt like part of the family, and it was mostly Mike's doing. He was very helpful and I truly enjoyed the Sunday night chats with him. He will truly be missed but will never be forgotten. I will always regret not having met Mike. My sympathies go out to his family.

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Wayne L. Stinson Jr.

Wed Sep 17 20:25:43 1997

Location: Waco, Texas
E-mail: wayne@eramp.net
Message:May God Bless Mike's Wife and Children. I new Mike for only a short time and only met him once. That meeting a year ago in Dallas. He helped me get started when I took on the pages I do. Has with everyone he guided me in the right directions, and offered his suggestions. some I took, and some I did not. I will miss Mike, has will so many that new and loved him. Mike, look around you for GREAT Is Your Reward

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Robert L. Black

Wed Sep 17 20:26:28 1997

Location: Mirando City, Texas
E- mail: rlblack@vsta.com
Message:I'm sorry I never got to meet Mike in person, but with his help and a gentle push, he convinced me to sponsor not one but four counties. Leaders like Mike don't come along everyday. We will miss you Mike.

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Lela Evans

Wed Sep 17 20:35:00 1997

Location: DeSoto, TX
E-mail: PipL7x3@aol.com
Message:It was Mike's spring internet workshop that sparked my interest in having a website and getting involved in the TxGenWeb project. He was always helpful and encouraging and I felt we were just beginning to become friends. He will never know how many lives he touched. My deepest sympathy to you, his family. Know that as long as the TxGenWeb is on the www, Mike will not be forgotten.

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Neal Zondlo

Wed Sep 17 22:32:42 1997

Location: Hamden, CT
E-mail: zondlo@paris.chem.yale.edu
Message:I was at first surprised to feel such a strong personal loss for someone whom I've never met, only communicated with in a few brief personal email messages and a couple of months of postings related to TXGenWeb. Mike was a great leader, making me feel at home and immediately active as part of TXGenWeb, encouraging innovation and excellence and creating a feeling of community. Some have questioned whether this is possible in an electronically linked community in which no face-to-face contact is made, but Mike proved this is indeed more than merely possible. Mike's guidance, ideas, comments, commitment, leadership and humor will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family and those who knew him best. - NJZ (Karnes County Coord.)

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Patti Jones

Wed Sep 17 23:03:33 1997

Location: San Diego, CA
E-mail: @206.170.120.217
Message:My heartfelt sympathy for Mike's family. Our prayers are with you. Mike left an important legacy in the caring and helpful way he helped others. He will be truly missed.

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Megan Zurawicz

Thu Sep 18 06:20:37 1997

Location: South Holland, Il
E-mail: piglet@usroots.com
Message:I feel like I'm missing Mike three times...he's always been there for me in my roles Texas county coordinator, fellow state coordinator (MO) and as national coordinator...each time providing a different kind of support, but always there.

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leo j jehl

Thu Sep 18 11:17:33 1997

Location: converse, tx
E-mail: @140.140.22.75
Message:I just signed on for the first time and feel that I have been slighted for not knowing this man. Please accept my sympathy. We will remember him in our prayers.

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Annette and Janice

Thu Sep 18 11:43:56 1997

Location: Stephenville, TX
E-mail: janice@our-town.com
Message:Mike helped us learn about how to get a page up on the internet. We were total beginners a year ago. His kindness, patience and leadership made him a very special man. We will all miss him. Our prayers go to his family. We will always keep him in our hearts. Annette and Janice, Erath Co., TX USGenWeb Coordinators

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Beverly Miller Hudock

Thu Sep 18 13:44:21 1997

Location: Cypress, Texas
E-mail: bhudock224@aol.com
Message:My prayers are with you, Mike's family and friends. What a loss to us all, but what a legacy he has left all his "friends" on genweb project. I regret was unable to attend conference in Dallas and hear him. Bless you!

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Leigh Compton

Thu Sep 18 19:31:36 1997

Location: Grapevine, TX
E-mail: lcompton@onramp.net
Message:At a time like this, words never seem enough to express our genuine sorrow. Mike was one of the kindest men I have met and I treasure the short time that I knew him. I can only imagine the tremendous sense of loss to those who lived with him and loved him every day. My prayers are with you. May God comfort you in these difficult days and bring you peace and comfort in the years ahead.

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Travis Morris

Thu Sep 18 19:51:58 1997

Location: Cleburne, TX
E-mail: tdmorris@htcomp.net
Message:We'll miss you, Mike. Our prayers are with you. May your Family be forever.

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Mary Spurgeon

Fri Sep 19 05:52:48 1997

Location: Elgin IL
E-mail: jary@nvsn.com
Message:My thoughts are with you. I am sorry to hear of your loss. Mary Spurgeon --------------------------------------------------

Julian Livingston

Fri Sep 19 06:30:43 1997

Location: Bloomington, IN
E-mail: julian@bluemarble.net
Message:Most sorry to hear of Mike's death. His service on GenWeb has been much appreciated.

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Jeannette Prouse

Fri Sep 19 09:58:34 1997

Location: Liverpool, Texas
E-mail: lonestar-gen@classic.msn.com
Message:You are not alone for the thoughts and the love of others who care are with you always. With sympathy, Jeannette

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Ana and Jesus Lopez

Fri Sep 19 15:29:03 1997

Location: San Marcos, Texas 78666
E-mail: Guero.l.Centuryinter.net
Message:Our condolences to Mike's family...

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Laura Cook

Fri Sep 19 15:38:04 1997

Location: Johnsburg, Illinois
E- mail: orphans1@mc.net
Message:On behalf of Georgia GenWeb, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies on your loss. I have had the pleasure of corresponding with Mike, often starting with : "you are the only one with more counties than me, and I would like to know how you do this !" :) Of course, he always answered kindly and positively. I truly admired his page, and how well organized and helpful it was. Mike was so kind as to forward me many positive comments he heard about Georgia GenWeb at the convention in Dallas, and I greatly appreciated it. His loss will be felt in USGenWeb. I personally, am sorry to have lost such an esteemed colleague.

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Gail Brown

Fri Sep 19 16:26:30 1997

Location: Marshall, TX
E-mail: gailwbrown@bigfoot.com
Message:To Mike's family,I'm sure I don't need to tell you what a genuineand caring person Mike was. You lived with him and experienced his love and compassion first hand.Those of us who knew him primarily through e-mailalso felt that compassion, and we will all miss him very much. There are no words that will take away the pain ofgrief that you feel now, and that emptiness willalways be a part of your lives. But God's wonderful healing grace is there for you, and Hispower will sustain you and help you to recover. You can be sure that the prayers of multitudes arewith you right now, because Mike touched the livesof so many people through the magic of the Internet.Sincerely,Gail BrownHarrison County TXGenWebColorado County TXGenWeb

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Jean Foster Kelley

Fri Sep 19 17:32:03 1997

Location: Dublin, Ohio
E-mail: JeanFosterKelley@via-net.net
Message:My condolences to Mike's family... He was a wonderful person and genealogist. I met himwhile I was member of the Dallas Genealogical Society. My prayers are with you.

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Carole Ruska

Fri Sep 19 18:52:27 1997

Location: Dallas, TX
E-mail: ccruska@aol.com
Message:Nancy and Family, I did not talk with you personally at the funeral as I knew you would not know me. I know Mike through DGS and want you to know how much he was appreciated and will be missed in the society as well as personally. Mike was a great asset to our organization and a good person to know and work with. My sympathy and condolences to you and your family. We are very lucky to have known a man such as Mike.

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Kathy Roberts Hardin

Fri Sep 19 19:15:09 1997

Location: Walnut Springs, Texas
E-mail: khardin@htcomp.net
Message:My deepest sympathy to the family .

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Kathleen Hamman

Sat Sep 20 06:53:00 1997

Location: DeKalb and Steuben County, IN
E- mail: rsrchetal@locl.net
Message:May you find comfort that Mike gave a great gift. Contributing to all of us on the WWW with his share of enthusiasm for genealogy. It is through the unselfish act of giving that we remain strong. May your family and friends feel the comfort so many offer at this time of grief. My deepest sympathy, Kathleen Hamman

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Cynthia & Jack Buttram

Sat Sep 20 11:33:47 1997

Location: Victoria, TX
E-mail: buttram@icsi.net
Message:We are the county coordinators for the Victoria Co. page. We were privileged to meet Mike at a meeting in Port Lavaca and were so impressed with his ability and dedication to the TXGenWeb. He will be missed by everyone. We would like to offer our sympathy to the entire family on such an untimely loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..Cynthia & Jack Buttram

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Rhonda F. Smith

Sat Sep 20 12:19:20 1997

Location: Callaway, FL
E-mail: joerob@beaches.net
Message:Mike and I had been corresponding for several years on our mutual Basham lines from VA. Actually he was a cousin to my husband but I am the one that truly feels the loss of a "cousin". May God Bless you.

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Jeri Steele

Sat Sep 20 19:35:07 1997

Location: Carrollton, Texas
E-mail: steele@PioneerInfo.com
Message:I will miss Mike's presence in DGS, Gentech, and many other Genealogy activities. He was always there when I needed him. He inspired me and many others to do more speaking and volunteering. Mike's influence will continue to be felt for many years

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Frank Saffarrans , Hood County genealogical Society Home Page Editor

Sat Sep 20 19:40:19 1997

Location: Granbury, Texas
E-mail: ancestor@hcnews.com
Message:Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.

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Ray & Elreeta Weathers

Sat Sep 20 20:58:29 1997

Location: Hamilton, X
E-mail: rrw@htcomp.net
Message:Many of those who signed this guestbook have emphasized how much help Mike was in helping them learn how to put up a website. Let me add my name to theirs. Any time I asked for help he acted as if my questions were not as silly as I sometimes thought they were. My wife and I were fortunate in that we were able to have him in our home for 2-3 hours when he came to Hamilton in June for our genealogy meeting. Not only did he help me with GenWeb related problems, he also helped my daughter on somethings totally unrelated to GenWeb. We offer up our prayers that God will be a source of strength and peace to the family during the difficult times ahead.

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David Stewart

Sat Sep 20 22:30:33 1997

Location: Parker, Arizona
E-mail: wdavid@rivcom.net
Message:My deepest sorrow for your loss. Mike will be sorely missed by his many friends.

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Kay Bradley

Sat Sep 20 22:43:42 1997

Location: Lancaster, TX
E-mail: kbradley@flash.net
Message:Although I had known Mike via Email for only a few short months, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I noticed the "Ask Me" button on Mike's chest in the photo.....and that is exactly what I did! I knew I could always count on Mike for quick help with my websites. May God hold you closely and comfort you until you are reunited with Mike once again.

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Charles Thompson

Sun Sep 21 07:41:22 1997

Location: Lakehills, TX
E-mail: a_seeker@ix.netcom.com
Message:My condolences to the Basham family and friends. Like many of you, I only met Mike through our E-mail messages. Without his encouragement, I would not be a Texas county sponsor. Goodbye my friend. We will meet yet. --------------------------------------------------

Debbie Stuart

Sun Sep 21 12:47:34 1997

Location: Forney, Texas
E-mail: @152.163.195.241
Message:It was with great shock and sadness that I learned of Mike's passing. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by the Dallas genealogy community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will always be close to our hearts as we use the Internet to learn more about our familiies, and his memory will live with us always.

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IAGenWeb

Sun Sep 21 17:33:31 1997

Location: Iowa
E-mail: pafways@netins.net
Message:On behalf of the members of the IAGenWeb we join in this tribute and memory to a special friend of the project. Mike touched us also in Iowa. He will be missed. -- Loren Toomsen, Clear Lake, IAGenWeb Coordinator

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Gordon Bennett

Mon Sep 22 08:28:11 1997

Location: Jacksonville, Texas
E- mail: gordonbe@e-tex.com
Message:Mike was very helpful to me as the Cherokee County Coordinator.

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Danna Elliott

Mon Sep 22 20:31:30 1997

Location: Sulphur Springs TX
E- mail: @207.243.104.120
Message:Mike was a good friend to Hopkins County Genealogical Society. He encouraged me to take the big plunge into the world of GenWeb, and was always there to talk and see how things were going. His role as an encourager to all of the county coordinators was a big asset to all who knew him. I attended his classes at FGS and spoke personally with him several times during the conference, including the luncheon. He was happy and looking forward to working with the USGenWeb board. Mike made a difference in alot of lives, including mine. HCGS joins me in sending sympathy to the Basham family.

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Dorinda Tyson

Mon Sep 22 21:48:34 1997

Location: San Antonio, TX
E-mail: @152.163.204.138
Message:Please feel the presence of others during your time of sorrow. We are all very thankful for Mike's contribution to genealogy.

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Carl Williams

Mon Sep 22 21:52:08 1997

Location: Weatherford, TX
E-mail: cwilli@flash.net
Message:I send my condolences to Mike's family. I am sorry for your loss.

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Chuck Lutz, Kerr County Coordinator

Mon Sep 22 23:38:38 1997

Location: Kerrville, Texas
E-mail:
Message:From that day in Dallas, when he instructed us in the mysteries of HTML, to our encounters at the Dallas FGS Convention, Mike was all one could hope for in a friend and advisor. Every time a researcher logs on to a Texas GenWeb site, another stone is laid upon his memorial to a life of service. It is a fitting place for us to remember him.

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La Darla & Clarence Keith

Tue Sep 23 04:36:49 1997

Location: Dallas, Texas
E- mail: ladarlak@aol.com
Message:I will always be grateful for his introduction to TXGenWeb and the whole other world "out there". Mike Basham encouraged me to take on Wise Co., Texas as my county project and offered the help I needed to get it going. He will ever be remembered by us all. Our county pages are his legacy! May God bless his family and ease their pain.

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Billye D. Jackson

Tue Sep 23 05:51:51 1997

Location: Victoria, TX
E-mail: coffey@viptx.net
Message:To Mike's family, We feel your loss deeply, and our own, as Mike's friends. As friends, we offer our sincerest condolences to you, his family. When I had a chance to meet him in Port Lavaca while he was visiting there, he spoke fondly of his son, and I wanted to convey to his son that he had done so. He'll be greatly missed within our genealogy groups, statewide, and nationally. Mike did a huge service while he was here, and has left us a legacy to try to continue in his absence, like he would have wanted. For you, his family, we hold you in our hearts and prayers. His friend, just one of thousands, Billye, of Victoria.

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Patsy Hand

Tue Sep 23 07:29:30 1997

Location: Victoria, Texas
E-mail: ghand@viptx.net
Message:Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. Patsy Hand

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Albert Hartstack

Tue Sep 23 17:58:52 1997

Location: Washington, TX
E-mail: awhart@phoenix,net
Message:Mike talked me into taking the Washington County GenWeb sponsorship and was always there to help. He will really be missed by me and everyone else.

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Iris Rose Guertin

Wed Sep 24 10:45:14 1997

Location: Victoria, Texas
E-mail: allegro@icsi.net
Message:May the Heavenly Father be with you at this time of loss. The Genweb Project is surely a great remembrance for Mr. Basham; it has helped so many, such as myself, find genealogical information we have searched for for many years.

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Barry Best

Wed Sep 24 17:03:38 1997

Location: Llano, TX
E-mail: bbest@tstar.net
Message:Mike was a friend and steadying influence in a turbulent world. He will never be forgotten as his goodness continues to spread throughout the universe like ripples in water from a stone.

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Scott McKay

Sun Sep 28 16:38:03 1997

Location: Roswell, Georgia
E-mail: SMcKay1234@aol.com
Message:To the family of Mike Basham, I would like to express my sorrow and sympathy to your time of grief. Although I never personally met Mike, I had communicated to him via email and he was most helpful in my research; in fact, his development of the Texas Genealogical Website, will help to connect family ties for generations to come. --------------------------------------------------

Charles J. Beaugh

Thu Oct 2 07:08:23 1997

Location: Groves TX 77619-5822
E- mail: chasbeau@prodigy.com
Message:Genealogist, no matter their expertise, will miss Mike Basham.

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Laurie Blackshear

Fri Oct 3 11:54:47 1997

Location: League City, TX
E-mail: sbb_lrcb@sprynet.com
Message:I was not aware of who Mike Basham was until I recently read of his passing away. I sincerely wish that I had been able to meet him - he sounds like my kind of guy! I would like to extend my condolences to his family and to send a belated thank you for all of his pioneering work in genealogy research. With his help I am able to indulge in my favorite pasttime even though I have three small children. May the Lord bless you and help you to find peace in this time of loss.

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Martha & Howard Bernhardt

Mon Oct 6 15:28:05 1997

Location: Victoria TX
E- mail: @208.193.14.107
Message:So enjoyed Mike at the Dallas FGS meeting. We are saddened to know of his unexpected death. We send out sympathy to his family and his many friends.

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Buster Jack Wilson

Mon Oct 6 17:56:19 1997

Location: Spring, Tx
E-mail: @206.222.164.4
Message:I very excited to find someone on the internet that knew me and my family. Malcom and I went to school togeather and We were almost kin by marriage. I am sorry to hear of his passing. He will surely be missed. Best wishes to you all. May you find confort in the good memories that you have. God be with you.

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Jane Matthews

Wed Oct 8 05:13:33 1997

Location: Victoria Texas
E-mail: @199.1.106.36
Message:We are grateful to Mike for his contribution to Victoria's Genealogical Society and will miss him.

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Mack W. Mullins

Wed Oct 8 11:21:48 1997

Location: Waco, TX.
E-mail: @153.35.184.108
Message:Mike's work meant a great deal to me and to the several hundred people who have contacted me as a result of the Websites that were established for the Central Texas Genealogical Society-all due to Mike's work with the USGENWEB and the TXGENWEB. He will be greatly missed but his work will be remembered by those he helped.

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Glenda B. Sumerel

Fri Oct 10 14:02:20 1997

Location: Harrisburg, NC
E-mail: @152.163.206.106
Message:May God bless and comfort you and give you peace.

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Mary F. Smith

Mon Oct 13 05:05:20 1997

Location: Poway, California
E-mail: mfsmith@king.cts.com
Message:My heartfelt sympathy to Mikes' family and friends. He was a friend, a truely unique individual who always helped everyone.

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Sam McKinney

Tue Oct 14 21:00:00 1997

Location: IL
E-mail: @153.35.101.146
Message:My heart is truly heavy, His work will go on forever

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Kim Stracener Zapalac

Fri Oct 17 11:43:44 1997

Location: Santa Ana, CA
E-mail:
Message:From all the initial strangers, like myself, who benefited greatly from Mike's kindness and help through this project, e-mail, and other genealogical assistance, he will be remembered.

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Tom Clements

Sun Oct 19 09:22:53 1997

Location: Preston, Idaho
E-mail: taclem@aol.com
Message:Sorry to hear of the passing of Mike Basham. I've only met Mike on the "net" but his passion for the genealogy of Texas was what kept some of us searching for our Roots. Mike will be Missed by many.

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Michael Matthews

Sat Oct 25 16:11:44 1997

Location: Dallas Texas
E-mail: familyhistory@ridethewave.com
Message:Mike Basham was an inspiration to me and was helpful in my efforts to bring genealogy to radio in Texas; and helped spread the word about it. Always friendly, always there to help others. He was invited as a guest on the radio program one night but couldn't make it, and was about to be re-scheduled at the time I heard about his passing. A missed opportunity, but he's still there in my heart and memories. God bless.

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Jean Brand

Thu Oct 30 09:50:00 1997

Location: Fresno, CA.
E-mail: JBrand@aol.com
Message:I never met Mike, but after many years of Family research, our paths finally crossed researching the Harman Davis line. If there is anyone wishing to carry on the research, plz contact me at 2533 W. McKinley, Sp. 226, Fresno, CA. 93728 or e-mail me. I'm thankful our paths crossed. --------------------------------------------------

Roy E. Malone

Sun Nov 9 07:18:56 1997

Location: Granbury, Texas
E-mail: @207.101.216.16
Message:

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Katie Madsen

Wed Nov 26 14:51:50 1997

Location: Plano, TX
E-mail: srmadsen@onramp.net
Message:My husband and I sat and ate dinner at the same table with you and Mike at the Old City Park the last day of the FGS conference. We were shocked and saddened to hear about Mike. Words are inadequate especially since we don't know you very well, but we do want you to know that Mike has made a difference in our lives with his talents. I shall ever be grateful to him for his efforts in helping us to use the computer for our genealogy work. We believe that a loving Heavenly Father placed us here on earth in families where we could learn about Him and His Son's love for us. We also believe that families can be together forever according to His plan for us. We hope and pray that our Father in Heaven will wrap his loving arms around your family and keep you comforted when you need it. Sincerely, Katie and Reid Madsen

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Mike Basham

Sun Oct 11 01:14:20 1998

Location: Lexinton Park, MD
E-mail: bash@infront.net
Message:

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Tony Rockefeller

Wed Nov 4 22:55:28 1998

Location: Tulsa, OK
E-mail: arockef@earthlink.net
Message:It has been just over one year since Mike died. He was my cousin, and friend. I will always be grateful to him for his help and sponsorship of the Hightower family genealogical database at http://www.chrysalis.org/malcolm/hightowr He encouraged me and helped me via email, and during our frequent telephone conversations. I am also grateful to Mike's brother, Dwaine, for maintaining Mike's internet home page in his memory. Mike told me that he used the Hightower Family Genealogical Database as an example during some of his genealogical presentations. He was a kind, compassionate, and helpful person. I will always remember his kindness to others, and hold his memory in high esteem.

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Travis Morris

Thu Nov 12 11:52:55 1998

Location: Cleburne, TX
E-mail: @207.86.108.130
Message:Mike had written seberal books on Johnson County. If there is a way to purchase these books I would be happy to list these on the Johnson County GenWeb site. Travis Morris mailto:tmorris@winstar.com --------------------------------------------------

Peggy J. Reichard

Mon Jan 11 12:12:00 1999

Location: Mountville, Pa.
E-mail: reichard@redrose.net
Message:It was with deep regret that we heard of the Father calling him home. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and let you know the great appreciation that this generation and future ones will have for him. God Bless you and your family.

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Peggy J. Reichard

Mon Jan 11 12:12:37 1999

Location: Mountville, Pa.
E-mail: reichard@redrose.net
Message:It was with deep regret that we heard of the Father calling him home. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and let you know the great appreciation that this generation and future ones will have for him. God Bless you and your family.

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MARTIN BASHAM

Thu Sep 23 13:29:13 1999

Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA
E-mail: MARTY81369@CS.COM
Message:I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF MIKE BASHAM. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY.

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Mike Basham

Wed Feb 28 18:40:20 2001

Location: Harrisburg ,IlL.
E-mail: Basham50@hotmail.com
Message:We are sorry for your loss we just found out about this on are computer , we thought it was suprising to see that we have the same name . Sincerely , Mike Basham

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PETER BASHAM

Wed Apr 11 23:38:03 2001

Location: WEST VALLEY UTAH
E- mail: CCARDS4U@AOL.COM
Message:I AM DEEPLEY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS IT SEEMS LIKE MIKE WAS A GREAT MAN AND A JEWEL TO THE BASHAM NAME THANKS MIKE

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sabrina may cantu

Wed Jun 6 14:02:06 2001

Location: kingsville texas
E-mail: binamay@hotmail.com
Message:I was looking through this web site on a resent atempt to locate my father i was told that he lives in jasper texas but i have no luck at this time i sympathise of the lose of Mike i had heard about the speach he gave in dallas. My fathers name that i am told is Thomas Smith I have never seen or heard of this man that is so called my father for now I am with my grandparents and after a long hard stride to make my mom understand I am now trying to locate my long lost father If you know of him or know someone who does please help me! If you do you will have made a big impact on my life....THANK YOU

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Roy B. Rhodes

Wed Jul 18 05:51:29 2001

Location: Livingston, TX
E-mail: rhodes@detnet.com
Message:My belated condolences for your loss. Mike's research of the Basham family was great. My great aunt, Emaline Rhodes, was married to James H. Basham of Basham's Gap, AL when he was shot by vigalantes in 1865 and I am now working on learning the true story of this incident. http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/r/h/o/Roy-Bruce-Rhodes/index.html

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Pamela Gray

Fri Jul 19 00:13:47 2002

Location: Tenaha, Texas
E-mail: @65.19.19.116
Message:Still missing Mr. Basham, and still praying for his family.

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Michael L. Basham

Mon Sep 2 20:55:13 2002

Location: Fort Lauderdale
E-mail: collectiblesabc@aol.com
Message:Great guy, he will be missed. Take care, Michael

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aaron william basham

Fri Oct 11 12:04:46 2002

Location: indiana, brownsburg
E- mail: caspersize@aol.com
Message:its a truely sad thing to loose a family member. i do not know who he was, i just went to a search engine for the last name basham. we must somehow be connected. i send my condolences.

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Terry Basham

Mon Oct 28 20:57:54 2002

Location: Concord, Ca
E-mail: t_basham@yahoo.com
Message:My Dad's mothers family is from Mt Pleasant area. Their name is Haley. My dad is William Bryan Basham Jr.

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jim basham

Wed Nov 20 18:30:33 2002

Location: beckley,west virginia
E- mail: jimbasham@charter.net
Message:i was just searching for the basham name on the internet.........nice memorial to mike....

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amanda basham

Sun Dec 15 19:37:43 2002

Location: austin tx
E-mail: @208.180.124.233
Message:my last name is basham too

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Ron Basham

Wed Feb 11 22:14:39 2004

Location: North Richland Hills, Tx
E- mail: rktt@charter.net
Message:I am simply blown away by the unbelievable amount of heart felt messages sent to Mike Basham's family. He must have been an amazing person.I have always been curious of the history of my last name. Im not to good at getting around on the internet, but i think im going to give it a try. Thanks Mike, Ron Basham

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james allen basham the 4th

Wed Mar 3 10:38:05 2004

Location: red bluff ca
E-mail: jimmy@yahoo.com
Message:best wishes i think iam related to you

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Lori Basham

Thu Mar 11 06:58:08 2004

Location: Charlotte, NC
E-mail: lori.basham@partnerships-plus.com
Message:My name is Lori Basham. I was born in east chicago In. I don't really know my father's side of the family and I would like to. My father's name is William Douglas Basham Sr. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Please e-mail me to let me know if maybe we are related.

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Mack Basham

Tue Apr 26 08:33:40 2005

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
E-mail: @207.66.5.85
Message:

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allen basham

Tue Jul 26 20:33:27 2005

Location: sikeston, mo
E-mail: allenbasham@
Message:

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allen basham

Tue Jul 26 20:34:30 2005

Location: sikeston, mo
E-mail: allenbasham@earthlink.net
Message:doing geneology work on basham's from mississippi thAt moved to san antonio area in early 1900's.

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michelle basham

Tue Aug 9 11:14:19 2005

Location: virginia
E-mail: shellymay82@yahoo.com
Message:i am so sorry to hear about your loss. best wishes for the whole family.

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Vernona Hicks

Wed Oct 12 08:04:23 2005

Location: Whitwell, Tn
E-mail: vhicks55@yahoo.com
Message:Sorry, I didn,t him but have heard good things about him. I am grateful for his work that I can use,my mother being Edna Basham. My Uncle is Dan Basham

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mike basham

Wed Nov 9 08:54:12 2005

Location:
E-mail: @209.175.175.147
Message:

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mike basham

Wed Nov 9 08:54:28 2005

Location: pontiac il
E-mail: @209.175.175.147
Message:

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mike basham

Wed Nov 9 08:54:47 2005

Location: pontiac il
E-mail: @209.175.175.147
Message:iam still alive dont you understand

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