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    1. [LOST in the UK] Closing of RootsWeb mailing lists
    2. Lynne
    3. List administrators were recently sent the message below indicating that as of 2 March 2020, all RootsWeb mailing lists would close. Further discussion and queries can be placed on the message boards at <https://www.ancestry.com/boards/> The message boards are free to use and only require a one-time registration with a valid email address and a name. Goodbye and best of luck with your family history research. Lynne list admin. Goodbye and best of luck with your family history research. Lynne list admin. Message from RootsWeb: 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

    01/12/2020 09:23:29
    1. [LOST in the UK] Admin: mailing list downtime Thursday, 26 July
    2. Lynne
    3. From the Powers That Be: "We will be moving our Mailing Lists to newer and what should be better performing machines on Thursday July 26, 2018. "You can expect somewhere between 4 and 8 hours of downtime. "No emails will be lost, but everything will be delayed...." Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well! Lynne

    07/24/2018 11:03:03
    1. [LOST in the UK] GRO PDF Pilot Extended
    2. Lynne
    3. Good news from The General Register Office (GRO): "PDF Extended Pilot "GRO has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of historical birth and death records. The pilot, originally extended to July 2018, has now been extended further to continue to assess longer term demand and there is no planned end date at this time. Further communications will be provided in due course. "Applications for PDF’s cost £6, must be made online and include a GRO index reference. England and Wales records available in this extended pilot include: "Births: 1837 –1917 "Deaths: 1837 –1957" To learn more about the PDF Pilot, see <https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/PDF_most_customers_want_to_know.asp> or <https://tinyurl.com/o9uuszg>

    07/06/2018 07:44:34
    1. [LOST in the UK] gateway from message board to list
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello all It's been such a very long time since the gateway from the message board to this list has worked, you probably forgot it even existed. If you don't remember what it was, it was a way for any posts made on the message board that corresponds with this list to be posted to the list. It was a one-way system: posts from the board came to the list, but you couldn't post back to the board without actually going to the board and posting there. Anyway, list owners have been told that the gateway will be eliminated altogether. If you've been waiting for the gateway to be fixed, you're out of luck. If you're interested to read what's being said on the matching board -- and most of the time the board is more active than the list -- you need to go to that board and view the posts. Like the mailing lists, the boards are free to use. All you need to do is register once with a name and a working email address. You can view all of the message boards by going to https://www.ancestry.co.uk/boards/ and then either using the search field to find a particular location, topic, or surname, or by scrolling down to the categories. Goodbye, gateways. I will miss you! Lynne list owner

    05/03/2018 03:14:17
    1. [LOST in the UK] ADMIN: Gatewayed messages
    2. Lynne via
    3. Hello all List mail has been scarce, not only because subscribers haven't posted much, but also because posts gatewayed from the message board have not been arriving on the list. As most of you know, RootsWeb is supported by Ancestry. Someone on Ancestry's technical staff decided unilaterally and without discussion with or notice to list administrators to change the address from which gatewayed message board posts are sent and also decided to send the message board posts in HTML. This has caused considerable problems, the result of which message board posts cannot be delivered to the list. The Help Desk is aware of the problem and "don't have an exact time frame on when this issue will be resolved." They also suggest that "if you would like to leave formal feedback you may do so here: http://community.ancestry.com/feedback.aspx." Since there have been technical problems with the message boards that remain unfixed for well over a year, I don't think this newest problem will be remedied any time soon. That the problem is listed as an issue on the Help Desk page does hearten me somewhat. If you miss seeing the message board posts in list mail, please let your feelings be known by contacting the Help Desk via http://rootsweb.custhelp.com/ and by leaving feedback at http://community.ancestry.com/feedback.aspx. Best wishes, Lynne list admin.

    04/24/2015 02:52:29
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Desperate Search For My Half Sisters Family
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: eworld_2 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1589.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Lancashire BMD suggests Sandra remarried in 1972. If so freeelectoralroll suggests she is probably living in Co. Durham. If you cannot follow the trail yourself leave an email address and you can have the details. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/21/2015 08:42:53
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Desperate Search For My Half Sisters Family
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: CarolColeman8353 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1589.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Using the Free BMD site http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ You will find the birth of Frank in 1937 Births Dec 1937 Rhodes Frank H mmn Harper Salford 8d 384 Births Dec 1945 RHODES Sandra mmn Harper Salford 8d 707 Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/20/2015 10:46:51
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Brenda M BRAMMER nee HENNEY, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: sjbrammer Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/873.1.1.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi Linda, I think you're looking for us or rather me for the moment, Simon J Brammer. My mother is Brenda, father Clive, my sister is Susan and my brother Nigel. I was told that we had relatives in Canada but never expected to hear anything. My parents and myself still reside within Newcastle-Under-Lyme, how can I help? I guess you have a few questions that need answers. I guess from this day onwards we'll both have! Simon. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/15/2015 02:56:38
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Looking for debbie busby
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Champlain9 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1584.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Could it be Brentford?? Janice Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/14/2015 10:30:53
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Stan Fuller family, Kent area.
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: mi2early Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1586.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: For help finding the FULLER family in Kent, provide some idea of Stan's birth date or current age. For help tracing your ancestry, post on the relevant surname or location board with the information you have, being sure to include first names, locations, and dates (even if approximate). Good luck! -- board admin. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/10/2015 07:42:50
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] David BECKENKRAGER born 1946 Hartlepool
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: tanya_34_ty Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1175.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi. I think i can help you. Please contact me. Thank you Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/06/2015 05:25:46
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] David BECKENKRAGER born 1946 Hartlepool
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: tanya_34_ty Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1175.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I think i may know who you are looking for. Please feel free to contact me Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/05/2015 05:27:18
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Margaret BUSHELL b 1937 Liverpool
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: lol_haz Surnames: Bushell, Brennan Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/387.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi just seen this thread. My nans name is Margaret E Brennan her parents where Joseph Bushell and Margaret. Her mum left at an early age and my nan never knew her. She lives in Liverpool and was born August 1937. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/01/2015 12:03:53
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Sally Duplock
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: eworld_2 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1414.3.1.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I trust that you have located Sally by now but if not I suggest you use a search engine and searchelectoralroll when one entry looks an obvious choice. Good hunting. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/01/2015 09:35:32
    1. [LOST in the UK] Robert Brady b.1930 in Walworth, London
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: helentemple1 Surnames: Brady Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1580/mb.ashx Message Board Post: He would be 84/85 now but if anyone has any information on him please send me an email, helen-temple@hotmail.com His mother was Catherine Mullins and his father was Alfred Brady. Thanks Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/28/2015 02:33:45
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] winship family
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: SarkTower Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1578.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I have found their postal address. If you can email me at t.irving@ymail.com, I will forward it on to you. Regards Trevor Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/23/2015 08:32:30
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Thorpe adoption looking for Gordon Albert Walter thorpe (1921-1980) relatives
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: eworld_2 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1579.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: It looks as though Patricia might have emigrated but using Freebmd and a search engine you should find Carol L on an electoral roll. If you fail post your email address and you can have the details. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/22/2015 01:05:35
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Raymond Stylianou & David Wilce
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: CarolColeman8353 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1568.1.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: This links in with this thread too..... http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1414.3.1.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/22/2015 04:52:55
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Duplock - Wilce family
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: CarolColeman8353 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1492.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Some more info on the same family on this thread... http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1414.3.1.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/22/2015 04:52:55
    1. Re: [LOST in the UK] Sally Duplock
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: mi2early Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.lostfamilyandfriends.uk/1414.3.1.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: If the details are available elsewhere in the Internet, just tell the person the name which site should be searched, e.g., Instead of pointing someone to Ancestry.com, simply suggest they search for a site called Ancestry. Easy peasy. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/21/2015 06:31:13