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    1. [CORNWALL-AUSTRALIA] End of Rootsweb mailing lists - creation of replacement Cornwall genealogy groups.io group
    2. Bret Busby
    3. Hello, everyone. Please read all of the way to the end of this message. It may seem monolithic, but, I aim for complete clearness, and, to avoid any misunderstandings. I am the List Administrator of the Rootsweb Cornish genealogy lists; cornish-ancestors cornish-family cornwall-australia eng-con-bodminmoor The following message was posted to the Rootsweb Listowners Announcements 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 > > Two options have arisen for subscribers to Rootsweb genealogy mailing lists relating to the County of Cornwall, which is also, the Duchy of Cornwall. From the Cornish-Gen mailing list, Wesley Johnston has created a group that is a Google group facility. He has published a web page with instructions regarding how to join that group, at http://www.wwjohnston.net/famhist/cornish-gen-info.htm As has been done by other Rootsweb genealogy mailing lists List Administrators, I have created a group on groups.io, at https://groups.io/g/Cornwall-place-genealogy which provides a mailing list facility (which is apparently, superior to the Rootsweb genealogical mailing list facility). This has been done, by agreement with Yvonne Bowers, the List Administrator of the Rootsweb genealogy mailing lists; ca-cornish cornish cornish-gen to merge her (first two listed above) lists with my abovenamed lists, in the migration to the new group at groups.io In this, I welcome anyone from the cornish-gen list, who decides to join my groups.io group, and, from any other Rootsweb Cornwall place oriented list, or, otherwise, has an interest in genealogy relating to the County/Duchy of Cornwall, as I believe that Wesley Johnston would welcome anyone from any of the other lists relating to the Cornwall County/Duchy, who decide to join his google group. I believe that Yvonne's Rootsweb mailing lists are far bigger, and, more active, than my Rootsweb lists, so, the merging should be beneficial for all who migrate to either or both of the two groups on offer. Some people prefer google groups; some people prefer groups.io groups. I do not compete with Wesley Johnston, in what he has done with his google group. What I suggest, is that, if you prefer google groups, join Wesley Johnston's google group; if you prefer groups.io groups, join my groups.io group. Or, you can join both, and, if you find that, after a month or so (or, whenever - the choice would be up to you), you prefer one group to the other, you can quit the group that you prefer less, and stay with the one that you prefer; or, if you are inclined, you can stay with both. The web page at https://groups.io/g/Cornwall-place-genealogy includes the group description, and other information about my groups.io group. The reasons that I chose that group name, are these: 1. the word "genealogy" is present, to avoid any confusion with other (possible) groups that may be concerned with current events in Cornwall, or, discussions about politics or other things that do not involve genealogy, such as the biosphere (?), etc. 2. the word "place" is present, to separate this group from discussions of genealogy relating to the Cornish and Cornwall family names, and, any related family names, such as Kurnow. You can create an account, from that web page, and, search for other genealogical, or other, groups that may interest you, or, you can subscribe to the mailing list, directly, by sending an email message to Cornwall-place-genealogy+subscribe@groups.io As that email address contains the plus symbol, you need to ensure that you use exactly that email address, if you use this method. Please subscribe, and, post an introductory message, stating your lineage, and, any queries that you have. Remember; this (Rootsweb) mailing list, and, all Rootsweb mailing lists, are scheduled to cease operation, as of 02 March 2020. -- Bret Busby Group owner - https://groups.io/g/Cornwall-place-genealogy 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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