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    1. [AUS] List Admin message - Rootsweb free genealogy mailing lists being closed down
    2. Bret Busby
    3. Hello. I am the List Administrator for this list. The following message was posted to the Rootsweb Listowners Announcements mailing list; On Tue, 7 Jan 2020, RootsWeb Administration wrote: > > Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 01:35:06 > From: RootsWeb Administration <rwmailinglists@ancestry.com> > To: rootsweb-listowners-announcements@rootsweb.com > Subject: [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] RootsWeb Mailing Lists > > Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be > discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept > incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools > will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be > put into an archival state. Administrators may save the emails in their list > prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available > and searchable on RootsWeb. As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, > Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the > genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry > registered > account. Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to > this community. Sincerely, > The RootsWeb team > > I am the List Administrator for a number of Rootsweb genealogy mailing lists. Like a number of other Rootsweb genealogy mailing lists List Administrators, I have started migrating some of my Rootsweb mailing lists, to groups.io, which apparently offers a superior mailing lists facility. I am at this stage, intending to relinquish this list, for which I am the List Administrator, as at the closure of all of the Rootsweb lists. This list has been relatively inactive, for the last year or so. I therefore need a list member to step up, and to migrate this list, for example, to the groups.io platform, and, become the equivalent of a Rootsweb List Administrator. The job should be easier than being a Rootsweb List Administrator, due to the nature of the groups.io platform (if my replacement chooses to use that, like most of the Rootsweb List Administrators who are migrating our lists). This is relatively easy, for someone who has some experience as a List Administrator, and so, I am asking for someone to take this on. I am aware that at least one of the subscribers to this list, is a List Administrator of other lists, and, has migrated some of that person's lists, to groups.io. I can explain what needs to be done, to implement this, if someone is interested. If someone who has experience as a Rootsweb List Administrator, contacts me and advises that the person wants to take this on, the simplest way would be for me to arrange with that person to become the Rootsweb List Administrator for this list, to make the migration simpler. To do this, send me an email message stating the details, to the email address australia-owner@rootsweb.com Migrating this Australia list to groups.io, has the potential for implementing subgroups, for migration of other Australia-related lists, including regional, state, and suburb/city lists. I am aware that this can be done, and, has been done for other migrations of Rootsweb lists, but I do not know how to do it. It is an aspect that has great potential, if someone has the inclination, and the time and energy, to implement it. Remember, all Rootsweb genealogy mailing lists are scheduled to cease operation, as of 02 March 2020. -- Bret Busby List Administrator Armadale West Australia .............. "So once you do know what the question actually is, you'll know what the answer means." - Deep Thought, Chapter 28 of Book 1 of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy In Four Parts", written by Douglas Adams, published by Pan Books, 1992 ....................................................

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