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    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: The end is nigh
    2. Brad Rogers
    3. On Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:00:15 +0000 Nivard Ovington <ovington.one@gmail.com> wrote: Hello Nivard, >However due to the lack of activity over the last year, I do not intend >to replicate this list on a new platform Despite the recent (massive) upswing in list usage, the trend does seem to be away from mailing lists. Thank you, Nivard, for setting up and running this list. It's been fun. All good things........ -- Regards _ / ) "The blindingly obvious is / _)rad never immediately apparent" White people going to school, where they teach you to be thick White Riot - The Clash

    02/18/2020 11:23:45
    1. [TRIVVIES] The end is nigh
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. The *end* is nigh As we all know, Rootsweb lists will close on the 2nd March 2020, so 13 days access at best from now to post or receive from Rootsweb lists I say 13 days at best as there has already been significant downtime this month The archives will remain searchable The vast majority of soon to be ex-Rootsweb listowners that have created a new group have done so on groups.io https://groups.io/groups So most counties of England and Wales and parts of Scotland have new groups and are increasing all the time However due to the lack of activity over the last year, I do not intend to replicate this list on a new platform So I would suggest joining a group covering the area most of interest in your research Hope to see you in one group or another on groups.io sometime Groups.io, not being under Ancestry or any other similar influence, has a much less restrictive format, and also has the facility to accept attachments or pictures Good luck in your future research -- Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) ovington.one AT gmail . com

    02/18/2020 11:00:15
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: The end is nigh
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. PS good to see your site still there It has helped me many a time, particularly the Acts of Parliament of interest to genealogists Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) On 21/01/2020 19:37, Guy wrote: > Yes I have joined leicester@groups.io but I tend to simply read the > messages these days rather than take an active part. > > Cheers > > Guy

    01/21/2020 12:46:15
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: The end is nigh
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. Good to know you are there though ;-) Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) On 21/01/2020 19:37, Guy wrote: > Yes I have joined leicester@groups.io but I tend to simply read the > messages these days rather than take an active part. > > Cheers > > Guy

    01/21/2020 12:39:59
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: The end is nigh
    2. Guy
    3. Yes I have joined leicester@groups.io but I tend to simply read the messages these days rather than take an active part. Cheers Guy On 21/01/2020 12:25, Nivard Ovington wrote: > Thanks Guy > > Its been a pleasure, albeit a rather quiet pleasure of late ;-) > > Have you joined any of the new groups.io lists yet ? > > Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) > > On 21/01/2020 08:06, Guy wrote: >> Thanks for running the list over the years Nivard, this has been >> appreciated, I am sure other old Trivvies echo my thanks. >> >> Cheers >> >> Guy > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/gen-trivia-eng@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY  Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal > RootsWeb community

    01/21/2020 12:37:04
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: The end is nigh
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. Hi Jennifer Good to know at least one more is reading the posts ;-) Yes its ironic the closure of little used lists has triggered an up swell in posts We will never get back to the heady days we once had years ago But hopefully with more leeway on the new groups it may maintain more posts than we have had on rootsweb lists of late The new lists are what we have been crying out for, for what seems like forever So many better features and the facility to send pictures/photos or documents Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) On 21/01/2020 18:30, Jennifer Smith wrote: > Hi Nivard (Guy and other Trivvies) > > Very sad to see the demise of Rootsweb groups after all these years. > Thanks for persevering and keeping the Trivvie list trickling along :-) > Isn't it interesting how the imminent closure and subsequent moving of > groups to the new groups.io format has created such an up-swell of > activity?  Quite like old times.  Good to see, but will it continue, I > wonder . . . ;-) > > Cheers, > > Jennifer

    01/21/2020 11:40:49
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: The end is nigh
    2. Jennifer Smith
    3. Hi Nivard (Guy and other Trivvies) Very sad to see the demise of Rootsweb groups after all these years.  Thanks for persevering and keeping the Trivvie list trickling along :-) Isn't it interesting how the imminent closure and subsequent moving of groups to the new groups.io format has created such an up-swell of activity?  Quite like old times.  Good to see, but will it continue, I wonder . . . ;-) Cheers, Jennifer On 1/21/2020 4:25 AM, Nivard Ovington wrote: > Thanks Guy > > Its been a pleasure, albeit a rather quiet pleasure of late ;-) > > Have you joined any of the new groups.io lists yet ? > > Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) > > On 21/01/2020 08:06, Guy wrote: >> Thanks for running the list over the years Nivard, this has been >> appreciated, I am sure other old Trivvies echo my thanks. >> >> Cheers >> >> Guy > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/gen-trivia-eng@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY  Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal > RootsWeb community

    01/21/2020 11:30:02
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: The end is nigh
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. Thanks Guy Its been a pleasure, albeit a rather quiet pleasure of late ;-) Have you joined any of the new groups.io lists yet ? Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) On 21/01/2020 08:06, Guy wrote: > Thanks for running the list over the years Nivard, this has been > appreciated, I am sure other old Trivvies echo my thanks. > > Cheers > > Guy

    01/21/2020 05:25:54
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: The end is nigh
    2. Guy
    3. Thanks for running the list over the years Nivard, this has been appreciated, I am sure other old Trivvies echo my thanks. Cheers Guy On 20/01/2020 19:32, Nivard Ovington wrote: > > Well folks, as I posted previously the lists will cease to be on the > 2nd March 2020 > > Since the announcement which I posted on the 7th Jan 2020, there has > been a sum total of no responses on the list > > And posts in the last few months have been few and far between > (and mostly from me ;-) > > So I see no great point in prolonging the list any longer than the 2nd > March 2020 > > It has been good in the past but its time to draw a line on this list > > For anyone interested in other ex Rootsweb lists which for the most > part have migrated to groups.io, they are proving to be a much better > platform than the Mailman Rootsweb is using > > I am the list owner for > > Derbyshire > Surrey, London & Middlesex > Suffolk > WW1-UK > Banburyshire > > The majority of English Counties are now up and running with a few yet > to make the transition but I think there will be full coverage very soon > > Scotland & Ireland are also coming along and growing in coverage as > are the USA, New Zealand, Australia etc etc > > https://groups.io/groups > > You will need to register (email address & create a password) then use > the Find or Create a Group in the top bar > > NB most ex Rootsweb lists have added the word Rootsweb in their > description, making them easier to find > > For example Derbyshire Rootsweb > > Thanks for being part of this list >

    01/21/2020 01:06:30
    1. [TRIVVIES] The end is nigh
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. Well folks, as I posted previously the lists will cease to be on the 2nd March 2020 Since the announcement which I posted on the 7th Jan 2020, there has been a sum total of no responses on the list And posts in the last few months have been few and far between (and mostly from me ;-) So I see no great point in prolonging the list any longer than the 2nd March 2020 It has been good in the past but its time to draw a line on this list For anyone interested in other ex Rootsweb lists which for the most part have migrated to groups.io, they are proving to be a much better platform than the Mailman Rootsweb is using I am the list owner for Derbyshire Surrey, London & Middlesex Suffolk WW1-UK Banburyshire The majority of English Counties are now up and running with a few yet to make the transition but I think there will be full coverage very soon Scotland & Ireland are also coming along and growing in coverage as are the USA, New Zealand, Australia etc etc https://groups.io/groups You will need to register (email address & create a password) then use the Find or Create a Group in the top bar NB most ex Rootsweb lists have added the word Rootsweb in their description, making them easier to find For example Derbyshire Rootsweb Thanks for being part of this list -- Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)

    01/20/2020 12:32:43
    1. [TRIVVIES] A thought to ponder on - a parting shot
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. As we now all know the Rootsweb lists will cease to operate on the 2nd March 2020 The archives will we are told, remain searchable, but in what form I am unsure, and for how long they will survive I do not know, while Ancestry say they will keep them available, they said that about the mailing lists didn't they ;-) Since the archives were (nearly) reinstated they have lost a lot of their usefulness, firstly as all posters email addresses were removed (GDPR again) and the search does not work as it should They say they will fix the problems with the archives search but I won't hold my breath waiting for it to happen (NB if you check each lists archives it will show all posts up to date, but if you *search* the archives, separately or all together, the latest posts are 1 year and 4 months old) So what I would suggest is, a last post or more to the Rootsweb lists (that is all that you are a subscriber to) stating your interests and connections (ie when, where and who) And if you want to be contacted, add in an email address in a form that does not look like an email address, (or presumably it will be stripped out by the software) Such as fred.bloggs AT whatsit.com That way anyone finding it in the archives will at least have a possibility of making contact with you Just a thought You have until the 1st March to do it BUT don't leave it to long, who knows what may happen from now until then -- Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)

    01/10/2020 10:23:42
    1. [TRIVVIES] IMPORTANT PLEASE READ re RootsWeb Mailing Lists
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. Well I have been saying for some time, use it or lose it And so it has come to pass :-( Message received just now from Rootsweb A very sad day ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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

    01/07/2020 11:15:07
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: Happy 2020
    2. Edna Chambers
    3. Thanks, Jennifer, for the info. Happy New Year to all! Edna -----Original Message----- From: Jennifer <Jennifer@germz.ca> Sent: December 31, 2019 12:59 PM To: English family history trivia <gen-trivia-eng@rootsweb.com> Subject: [TRIVVIES] Happy 2020 And to you Nivard, and everyone on the list Thought you might like the following trivia: New Year Traditions around the World SPAIN:Eating 12 grapes – one at each stroke of midnight (hard to do!) DENMARK:Throwing old plates/glasses against the doors of family and friends to banish bad spirits.Standing on a chair and jumping into the new year. COLOMBIA:Carrying an empty suitcase around the block in the hopes of a travel-filled year. FINLAND:Casting molten tin into a container of water and interpreting what the solid shape looks like:a heart/ring means a wedding; a ship = travel;a pig = plenty of food. PANAMA:Burning effigies (Muňecos) of well-known people – represents ending the old year and starting anew. PHILIPPINES:Round shapes – symbolizing coins and wealth.Anything from round fruits to wearing polka-dots BRAZIL:It’s lucky to wear special underwear on New Year’s Eve.Red is though to bring love; yellow – wealth; white – peace. GREECE:Hanging an onion on the front door symbolizes re-birth.Parents wake their children on New Year’s Day by tapping their heads with an onion. SCOTLAND:Hogmanay and First Footing.The first person across the threshold at midnight should be a tall, dark stranger bearing gifts – traditionally, coal, shortbread and a wee dram of whisky.There’s also the singing of Robbie Burns’ Auld Lang Syne. HAPPY NEW YEAR Jennifer _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/gen-trivia-eng@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/31/2019 03:24:16
    1. [TRIVVIES] Happy 2020
    2. Jennifer
    3. And to you Nivard, and everyone on the list Thought you might like the following trivia: New Year Traditions around the World  SPAIN:Eating 12 grapes – one at each stroke of midnight (hard to do!) DENMARK:Throwing old plates/glasses against the doors of family and friends to banish bad spirits.Standing on a chair and jumping into the new year. COLOMBIA:Carrying an empty suitcase around the block in the hopes of a travel-filled year. FINLAND:Casting molten tin into a container of water and interpreting what the solid shape looks like:a heart/ring means a wedding; a ship = travel;a pig = plenty of food. PANAMA:Burning effigies (Muňecos) of well-known people – represents ending the old year and starting anew. PHILIPPINES:Round shapes – symbolizing coins and wealth.Anything from round fruits to wearing polka-dots BRAZIL:It’s lucky to wear special underwear on New Year’s Eve.Red is though to bring love; yellow – wealth; white – peace. GREECE:Hanging an onion on the front door symbolizes re-birth.Parents wake their children on New Year’s Day by tapping their heads with an onion. SCOTLAND:Hogmanay and First Footing.The first person across the threshold at midnight should be a tall, dark stranger bearing gifts – traditionally, coal, shortbread and a wee dram of whisky.There’s also the singing of Robbie Burns’ Auld Lang Syne. HAPPY NEW YEAR Jennifer

    12/31/2019 01:59:19
    1. [TRIVVIES] Happy new year for 2020
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. A very happy, healthy & prosperous new year to everyone for 2020 May all your troubles be little ones and may some of your brick walls crumble in 2020 (not all or we wouldn't have anything to do ;-) -- Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)

    12/31/2019 08:12:46
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: TRIVVIES: Favourite Presents
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, if only we had known how much we would love to have kept these things I well remember miniature gardens, we used to have village competitions, great fun Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) On 27/12/2019 18:48, Jennifer wrote: > Hi Nivard > My favourite present was a dollhouse.  Dad made it from a kit, and he > and Mum must've spend ages papering and decorating all the rooms.   It > stood about three feet high with two floors, had a roof that could be > lifted off to either reveal the attic, or the upstairs rooms, and the

    12/27/2019 01:23:29
    1. [TRIVVIES] TRIVVIES: Favourite Presents
    2. Jennifer
    3. Hi Nivard My favourite present was a dollhouse.  Dad made it from a kit, and he and Mum must've spend ages papering and decorating all the rooms.   It stood about three feet high with two floors, had a roof that could be lifted off to either reveal the attic, or the upstairs rooms, and the whole interior could be opened like a book by unlatching the front walls.   The outside was papered in red brick, the 'leaded' windows all opened, and there was a small garage to one side. Inside, opposite the front door was the staircase, off to the right the living room, dining room and kitchen; upstairs two bedrooms and a bathroom.  The tiny furnishings were a joy to play with . . . there was even a wee fish tank with fish you could remove.  One Christmas my older brother put lighting in all the rooms, and I loved staring into the lit house at night before falling asleep.  We even added a garden.  Does anyone else remember the Britains miniature gardens? https://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/index/Category:Britains_Floral_Garden One could 'plant' roses, flowers, shrubs etc by poking them into the brown plastic flower bed holes wit 'dibbler'.  There were pathways, and stone walls, trees, fences and a lovely swing seat with canopy. I had that dollhouse until I was fourteen and we moved to Canada. Would love to have it still. Jennifer With the rustle of wrapping paper still ringing in our ears, my mind took me back to favourite presents received in the past A couple spring to mind that stood out I was about 7 at a guess, father Christmas snuck into my room in the dead of night and placed a wonderful farm on the end of my bed (your main present wasn't wrapped back then) It was about 2'6" wide, and 1'6" deep. it had a white wooden fence all the way round with a gate at the front middle, it came with a barn with stable on the side, and a separate chicken house and of course came with various farm animals I played with that farmyard for years Second one was possibly when I was 9 or 10, it was a hand made castle, made by an older brother, it was fantastic, with turrets, battlements, portcullis and drawbridge It came with a selection of knights and foot soldiers of the goodies and baddies variety I remember they were came apart so you could swap bits from one to another Again I played with that for years and had many adventures with it Oh to still have them What were your favourites ?? -- Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)

    12/27/2019 11:48:53
    1. [TRIVVIES] Favourite presents
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. With the rustle of wrapping paper still ringing in our ears, my mind took me back to favourite presents received in the past A couple spring to mind that stood out I was about 7 at a guess, father Christmas snuck into my room in the dead of night and placed a wonderful farm on the end of my bed (your main present wasn't wrapped back then) It was about 2'6" wide, and 1'6" deep. it had a white wooden fence all the way round with a gate at the front middle, it came with a barn with stable on the side, and a separate chicken house and of course came with various farm animals I played with that farmyard for years Second one was possibly when I was 9 or 10, it was a hand made castle, made by an older brother, it was fantastic, with turrets, battlements, portcullis and drawbridge It came with a selection of knights and foot soldiers of the goodies and baddies variety ;-) I remember they were came apart so you could swap bits from one to another Again I played with that for years and had many adventures with it Oh to still have them What were your favourites ?? -- Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)

    12/26/2019 05:52:12
    1. [TRIVVIES] Re: Merry Christmas
    2. Kathryne Natale
    3. Nivard and all,Happy Christmas and a  healthy, fruitful and happy new year. Your comments are well taken.Kathryne Natale -----Original Message----- From: Nivard Ovington <ovington.one@gmail.com> To: gen-trivia-eng@rootsweb.com <gen-trivia-eng@rootsweb.com> Sent: Tue, Dec 24, 2019 2:55 am Subject: [TRIVVIES] Merry Christmas Dear all As we reach the end of another year (where did this one go?) I just wanted to wish each and everyone a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2020 (2020 sounds more like Dan Dare than now, for those who remember him ;-) Also as we reach the end of the year, spare a thought for the Rootsweb lists, this was posted by another admin to her lists, I don't think she would mind my borrowing it, as it says it well As the year draws to a close, please give a thought to the future of RootsWeb's mailing lists. If they are to continue, your posts are needed.  Many mailing lists have been inactivated because of lack of participation.  If every subscriber posted her or his interests, a snippet of information or history, or posed a question every month or even a few times a year, the lists would be very busy indeed. Many thanks go to those that do post to the lists. Your contributions are invaluable. So Merry Christmas to everyone, special thoughts go out to those in Australia struggling with the bush fires and anyone else facing problems & hardships wherever they may be As Dave Allen used to say, may your God go with you -- Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK) _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/gen-trivia-eng@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/25/2019 05:38:57
    1. [TRIVVIES] Merry Christmas
    2. Nivard Ovington
    3. Dear all As we reach the end of another year (where did this one go?) I just wanted to wish each and everyone a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2020 (2020 sounds more like Dan Dare than now, for those who remember him ;-) Also as we reach the end of the year, spare a thought for the Rootsweb lists, this was posted by another admin to her lists, I don't think she would mind my borrowing it, as it says it well As the year draws to a close, please give a thought to the future of RootsWeb's mailing lists. If they are to continue, your posts are needed. Many mailing lists have been inactivated because of lack of participation. If every subscriber posted her or his interests, a snippet of information or history, or posed a question every month or even a few times a year, the lists would be very busy indeed. Many thanks go to those that do post to the lists. Your contributions are invaluable. So Merry Christmas to everyone, special thoughts go out to those in Australia struggling with the bush fires and anyone else facing problems & hardships wherever they may be As Dave Allen used to say, may your God go with you -- Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)

    12/24/2019 12:55:40