The Carden/Swallows Genealogy Website has had several problems the last couple of years, and Trisha Carden has not had time to maintain it. Our ministry work has become profoundly more demanding and there simply has not been enough time. Below is how it got broken and our plans for fixing it.
June 6, 2009 I fixed about 6,000 broken links today. That is about as far as I can take it with automated tools. I estimate there are still a thousand or so broken links on the site. They will have to be found and fixed one at a time the old fashioned way. However, you should be able to tell a considerable improvement on the site. Please encourage everyone to report broken links. There are tens of thousands of links on the web site. I'll never find all the broken ones on my own.
June 13, 2009 Found and fixed 3 broken links today. Please report broken links. There are tens of thousands of links on the web site. I'll never find all the broken ones on my own.
June 20, 2009 Fixed 5 broken links.
July 4, 2009 Fixed 16 broken links.
HOW IT GOT BROKEN
In August, 2007 the entire site had to be moved from one server to another. When that change was made a number of links no longer worked because the new server was case sensitive. Many of these have not yet been found and fixed.
In June 2008 the tcarden.com domain name was lost. The new domain name, tntcarden.com was replaced in most but not all links. So a number of links became inoperable at that point. Many of these have not yet been found and fixed.
In August through October 2008 we experienced two computer failures. The tools we were using to maintain the site do not work on our new computers. The tools we now have to work on the site are technically more demanding and Trisha has not had time to learn how to use them.
In January 2009 some concerns were raised about the privacy of some living people who had information published on the site. Since there was no viable way to change those pages, the pages were simply removed. They need to be edited and replaced on the site.
The result of all of the above is that the web site is not working very well anymore. Please help us with the broken links. If you find a broken link just hit the back button to go back to the page with the broken link. Open an e-mail to . With your browser open to the page with the broken link go up to the top where the link is (looks like http://www.tntcarden.com/tree etc.) and copy and paste it into the e-mail. Use your mouse to highlight the broken link on the page and copy and paste it into the e-mail as well. Say "broken link" in the subject line and send it. The e-mail will be acknowledged soon and the link fixed eventually.
PLANS FOR FIXING IT
It is now clear that Trisha will not be able to work on the site any longer. I, (Thor Carden her husband), have the expertise to work on it, but very little time. If you find something wrong please let me know at . I'll fix it all as I have time, but it took two years for it to get broken it will probably take four years to get fixed.
This is all the information I have at this time. I don't claim that it's all been correctly proven. Instead it's meant to be helpful as a 'guidepost' or 'map' for helping others further their own research. As time goes by I hope it becomes better.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
(1) When you find something that is broken send me the complete URL of the page where it occurred and a detailed description of the problem. (A URL is that thing that looks like this: http://www.tntcarden.com/tree/ensor/Carden1.html) If I have to look for it, I'll put fixing it off in favor of more explicitly described errors.
(2) Volunteer to help us in our ministry, so I have more time to devote to the genealogy web site. See www.biblestudybymail.com to see how you can help us without leaving the comfort of your own home.
SORTED BY CATEGORY
The most frequently
The story behind this WebSite
by Thor Foy Carden
of my ancestor's birth & death
My Favorite Genealogy Links
|Basham||Harris / Harrison||Moore||Smith, James|
Manifest of the S. S. Eturia
My son-laws Genealogy Lines
My Friends Genealogy Lines
LaMantia Scarlata Stubblefield Green *****
|Alabama County Map||Kentucky County Map|
|Maryland County Map||North Carolina Map|
|Tennessee County Map||Virgina County Map|
Three Fold Messages of the Three Fold Ministry of Christ
Christian Ministries We Support
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of
Army Reserve in Gulf War II
The average age of the military man is 19 years.
He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half normal boy.
Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country.
He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's; but he has never collected unemployment either.
He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away.
He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155mm Howitzers.
He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.
He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark.
He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.
|He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.
He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march.
He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity.
He is self-sufficient.
He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other.
He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.
He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle.
He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.
If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food.
He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.
He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands.
He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job.
He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay and still find ironic humor in it all.
He has seen more suffering and death then he should have in his short lifetime.
He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them.
He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed.
He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while rigid attention,
while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away' those around him who haven't bothered to stand,
remove their hat, or even stop talking.
In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.
Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom.
Beardless or not, he is not a boy.
He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.
"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Odis Swallows Sr. - my father
|Human beings look separate because you see
them walking about separately. But then we are so made that we can
see only the present moment. If we could see the past,
then of course it would look different.
For there was a time when every man was part of his mother, and (earlier still) part of his father as well, and when they were part of his grand parents.
If you could see humanity spread out in time, as God sees it, it would look like one single growing thing--rather like a very complicated tree.
Every individual would appear connected with every other.
---- C.S. Lewis, 1898-1963
FAMILY HOME PAGE by D. Mitchell Jones
Containing: ALSUP, ATNIP, BURTON, CANTRELL, CARR, CLARK, DILL, DUNCAN, ENLOE, FLORIDA, FOSTER, GREGSTON, HALE, HAYES, HILL, HUNT, JONES, LANE, LEAKE, LEAGUE, PRETTYMAN, ROGERS, SMITH, SULLIVAN, TAYLOR, VASSER, ALLEN, BAIN, BARNES , CONLEY , HAYES, JOHNSON, MCGINNIS, MULLICAN, PAGE, TAYLOR, TRAPP, WALLS, YOUNGBLOOD
No Tombstone Unturned By Betty Ensor Thomas & Maura Kay Ensor
Containing: Allison, Alston, Amonett, Anderson, Beard, Bell, Bishop, Bryant, Bumstead, Burton, Byrne, Camden, Carr, Christian, Cleghorn, Coleman, Cosle, Costly, D'Aubigne, Daniel, Davis, Dedmon, Ditty, Draper, England, Ensor, Evans, Ewing, Featherstone, Fergus, Garrett, George, Grant, Gregory, Guerrant, Hatcher, Hensley, Holman, Horton, Howell, Huddleston, Huff, Hulme, Jarrell, Jared, Jewry, Joses, LaFavre, Lasley, Lefever, Lewis, Lollar, Lound, Lynch, Maddox, Maddux, Maheny, Martian, Martin, Martiou, Massey, Matthews, McCormick, McKinley, Meador, Mears, Moore, Nicholas, Nicholson, Nunally, Palmer, Parker, Pendleton, Poague, Prime, Pryme, Raulston, Ray, Reade, Robinson, Roulston, Ruffin, Scholfield, Scruggs, Shank, Shanks, Shirley, Smith, Spangler, Summers, Talbot, Talbott, Taylor, Thomas, Toler, Trabue, Travis, Troys, Verruiel, Waller, Warner, Whitacre, Young
Branches by Marian Brown
Containing : Descendants of William Isbell and other Isbell family information
Disclaimer: The purpose of this Web Page is to share information for the purpose of research. I have not proved documentation of all genealogy material, nor have I kept source notes as I should. But I had lots of fun and met some great people along the way..
If you find any mistakes please
contact the Web Page creator, Trisha Carden
, and I shall try to correct them.
Site copyright 1999, 2000, 2001 Trish S. Carden (Please feel free to use this information but if you do please put a link back to this page)