I have used Genforum for a long time now for researching a lots of surnames. I have taken ownership of a rootsweb mailing list for anyone interested. I hope to continue to use Genforum and I hope my Allen list will help others in their research, along with the help people get from Genforum. The Allen-L list is free and please contact me if you are interested. My Allen ancestor was Mary Ann Allen who married Henry Emanuel Martin of Oxford, Fl around 1860.