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    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] province coordinators check in
    2. Lawrence Czarnik
    3. Podkarpackie Province Alive and well at http://www.tovegin.com.au/podkarpackie/ *Serdeczne życzenia wielu radosnych doznań z okazji Świąt Bożego Narodzenia, wszystkiego co najlepsze w każdym dniu nadchodzącego Nowego Roku życzy* Larry Czarnik 2012JA12 12:30 Sydney, Australia 2011JA11 02:30 Warsaw, Poland On 11 January 2012 04:25, MJDallas <rwlistsboards@comcast.net> wrote: > Hello, coordinators, > > Nathan Zipfel with WorldGenWeb asked me to verify coordinators' email > addresses and the URLs to their sites. Could you all please respond > with your contact email address and the URL for your province site(s)? > > -Marie Dallas > PolandGenWeb coordinator > ********************************* > All province coordinators are required to check in at the beginning of > every month. Failure to check in can result in your province pages being > unlinked > from the PolandGenWeb site. > > PolandGenWeb PC policy: > http://www.rootsweb.com/~polwgw/team/policy.html > > Remember to update your copyright date when you update your site! An > outdated copyright often gives visitors the impression that your info is > also outdated. > _______________________________________________ > PGW-ADMIN mailing list > PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > PGW-ADMIN-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > -- <http://au.linkedin.com/pub/larry-czarnik/1a/5/2a8> =========================================================== Please read this important note: If you get e-mail from us at this @gmail account it means a) your email address does not play nice with ours @ compuserve.com or b) we are travelling and don't have access to our laptop or c) some technical problem requires the use of an alternative e-mail address for OUR SENDING of e-mail. PLEASE ensure you continue to send all e-mail to czarnik@compuserve.com and NOT the @gmail.com account from which this e-mail originates. (At least CC the @compuserve address). Your co-operation with this will mean we can respond promptly to your e-mails in the future. ===========================================================

    01/12/2012 05:32:10
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] province coordinators check in
    2. Michael Leonard
    3. Pomorskie Wojewodztwo I'm still here, need to go thru & check links, etc MJDallas wrote: > Hello, coordinators, > > Nathan Zipfel with WorldGenWeb asked me to verify coordinators' email > addresses and the URLs to their sites. Could you all please respond > with your contact email address and the URL for your province site(s)? > > -Marie Dallas > PolandGenWeb coordinator

    01/11/2012 12:36:04
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] province coordinators check in
    2. MJDallas
    3. Carol Dunn wrote: > I have a question, do we really need individual province websites for PolandGenWeb? Carol, Yes. That's one of the goals of WorldGenWeb. They want counties/provinces represented as well as the country itself. -Marie

    01/11/2012 02:42:05
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] province coordinators check in
    2. Carol Dunn
    3. I have a question, do we really need individual province websites for PolandGenWeb? ________________________________ From: MJDallas <rwlistsboards@comcast.net> To: PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:25 PM Subject: [PGW-ADMIN] province coordinators check in Hello, coordinators, Nathan Zipfel with WorldGenWeb asked me to verify coordinators' email addresses and the URLs to their sites.  Could you all please respond with your contact email address and the URL for your province site(s)? -Marie Dallas PolandGenWeb coordinator ********************************* All province coordinators are required to check in at the beginning of every month.  Failure to check in can result in your province pages being unlinked from the PolandGenWeb site. PolandGenWeb PC policy: http://www.rootsweb.com/~polwgw/team/policy.html Remember to update your copyright date when you update your site!  An outdated copyright often gives visitors the impression that your info is also outdated. _______________________________________________ PGW-ADMIN mailing list PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PGW-ADMIN-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/10/2012 11:13:35
    1. [PGW-ADMIN] province coordinators check in
    2. MJDallas
    3. Hello, coordinators, Nathan Zipfel with WorldGenWeb asked me to verify coordinators' email addresses and the URLs to their sites. Could you all please respond with your contact email address and the URL for your province site(s)? -Marie Dallas PolandGenWeb coordinator

    01/10/2012 05:25:39
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] province coordinators check in
    2. L. L. Scott
    3. Laura Lee Scott llscott2000@bellsouth.net http://beyreuth.net/plwarmiamazury/index.html Current http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~polwarmi/ Needs updating http://beyreuth.net/plwarmiamazury/index.html Current Switzerland http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chewgw/ Current Switzerland -----Original Message----- From: MJDallas Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:25 AM To: PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com Subject: [PGW-ADMIN] province coordinators check in Hello, coordinators, Nathan Zipfel with WorldGenWeb asked me to verify coordinators' email addresses and the URLs to their sites. Could you all please respond with your contact email address and the URL for your province site(s)? -Marie Dallas PolandGenWeb coordinator

    01/10/2012 04:48:23
    1. [PGW-ADMIN] Fw: Request informaztion mateusz Glikski
    2. Carol Dunn
    3. CAN SOMEONE HELP THIS FELLOW? read below: Thank you. Carol Dunn WayneGenWeb, Michigan http://wayne.migenweb.net/   ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: Gianluca Vernole <gianluca.vernole@yahoo.it> To: caroldunn789@yahoo.com Sent: Fri, October 1, 2010 8:34:26 AM Subject: Request informaztion mateusz Glikski Hello, my name is Gianluca Vernole, I write from Casamassima, a small town near Bari, in Puglia, Italy. I am writing to draw your attention to request information about the master Mateusz Glinski, who during WWII has directed several concerts with the band of the 3rd Division of the Carpathians in Bari in theaters Petruzzelli and Piccinni. From my information, the master performed in many concerts in Bari with the band of the 2nd Polish Corps, from 1939 to 1956 was in Rome as a music consultant for the Vatican. In 1949 he founded the International Institute of Frederic Chopin in Rome. Since 1956 the United States, and in 1957 founded the Detroit International Chopin Foundation. The information that I request, literature, photography and more, are essential for the reconstruction of the presence of the 2nd Polish Corps in Puglia during WWII, my research will be presented an exhibition on the 2nd Corps, which will be presented in Casamassima November 2, 2010. Thank you for your attention hoping for an answer. With gratitude Gianluca Vernole Casamassima

    10/01/2010 03:22:19
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] labs.familysearch.org and footnote.com
    2. Carol Dunn
    3. I like footnote.com because they give you the indexing information, and that's worth it's weight in gold---if you need it!  Carol ----- Original Message ---- From: MJDallas <rwlistsboards@comcast.net> To: pgw-admin@rootsweb.com Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2008 10:10:29 AM Subject: Re: [PGW-ADMIN] labs.familysearch.org and footnote.com Carol Dunn wrote: > I did see that familysearch.org is now listing Michigan Marriages Carol, Yes, labs.familysearch.org is growing into a great resource!  For those who haven't found it yet, access is free. They've also posted the Philadelphia City Deaths (1803-1915), which is great for me, since my family settled in Philadelphia.  When I was searching for any records for anyone with one of my ancestral surnames, I found a death record for my grandmother's brother who died on the voyage to America in 1913.  I'd never really thought about looking for a death cert for him, since I knew he'd died from measles according to notations on the passenger manifest.  The death record was less than informative about where he was born (Poland), when he was born (left blank), and who his parents were (left blank), but interestingly enough, the certificate gave a different cause of death: meningitis.  Go figure. As for footnote.com, I've been on the site a few times, but there's not much offered that interests me that I can't get for free at my local NARA branch (20 mins away).  Footnote.com and WorldVitalRecords.com both are similar to Ancestry.com in that they offer access to digitized or transcribed records for a fee. -Marie ********************************* All province coordinators are required to check in at the beginning of every month.  Failure to check in can result in your province pages being unlinked from the PolandGenWeb site. PolandGenWeb PC policy: http://www.rootsweb.com/~polwgw/team/policy.html Remember to update your copyright date when you update your site!  An outdated copyright often gives visitors the impression that your info is also outdated. _______________________________________________ PGW-ADMIN mailing list PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PGW-ADMIN-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    05/25/2008 06:26:42
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] labs.familysearch.org and footnote.com
    2. MJDallas
    3. Carol Dunn wrote: > I did see that familysearch.org is now listing Michigan Marriages Carol, Yes, labs.familysearch.org is growing into a great resource! For those who haven't found it yet, access is free. They've also posted the Philadelphia City Deaths (1803-1915), which is great for me, since my family settled in Philadelphia. When I was searching for any records for anyone with one of my ancestral surnames, I found a death record for my grandmother's brother who died on the voyage to America in 1913. I'd never really thought about looking for a death cert for him, since I knew he'd died from measles according to notations on the passenger manifest. The death record was less than informative about where he was born (Poland), when he was born (left blank), and who his parents were (left blank), but interestingly enough, the certificate gave a different cause of death: meningitis. Go figure. As for footnote.com, I've been on the site a few times, but there's not much offered that interests me that I can't get for free at my local NARA branch (20 mins away). Footnote.com and WorldVitalRecords.com both are similar to Ancestry.com in that they offer access to digitized or transcribed records for a fee. -Marie

    05/25/2008 04:10:29
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] RootsWeb masthead
    2. Carol Dunn
    3. Thank you. I am in the dark about all these problems with the servers, but I must say I use so much of their services that at this time I am staying. I wish I had more time right now to update my site, but it's a struggle as I am working so much right now. <sigh>  I do see a masthead on the bottom of my website, so they are doing something, I have always had something like that on all my pages, so that is fine. I did see that familysearch.org is now listing Michigan Marriages, now that is fantastic! AND I had a major breakthrough using (of all things) Google Books. They seem to have a ton of Polish library books online, I looked up my surnames and then went to poltran for the translation. Excellent! Last, has anyone used http://www.footnote.com/ I wish that was available like 4 years ago!!!  Regards from Sunny warm Ohio, U.S.A. Carol http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~polwielk/ ----- Original Message ---- From: MJDallas <rwlistsboards@comcast.net> To: PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:17:11 PM Subject: [PGW-ADMIN] RootsWeb masthead Hi, folks, By now any of you with sites on the RootsWeb servers should have received the notice from Ancestry about the implementation of the mastheads on 21 May.  Looks like they may be behind schedule, since it's the 22nd and there appear to be no mastheads on the WGW sites yet (none that I've found).  In any case, the notice stated, "If your page is part of USGenWeb, WorldGenWeb, CanadaGenWeb, or the USGenWeb Census project please contact the coordinators of the project to get details on how you can add the custom masthead to your page." I contacted David Samuelsen, our regional coordinator, a few days ago for info and just received a reply this morning.  He said WGW has not been given any info on how to trigger the customized masthead on WGW sites.  So I have no information about the customized code necessary to override the generic masthead.  Also, as far as I know WGW has not issued any statement about whether or not the custom masthead is even *required* to be displayed on WGW sites on the RootsWeb servers. I am leaving it entirely up to each of you (those whose sites are on rootsweb servers) to decide whether you want the generic Ancestry masthead or the custom WGW masthead displayed on your sites when the option becomes available to display the custom WGW masthead. Regards, Marie PolandGenWeb CC ********************************* All province coordinators are required to check in at the beginning of every month.  Failure to check in can result in your province pages being unlinked from the PolandGenWeb site. PolandGenWeb PC policy: http://www.rootsweb.com/~polwgw/team/policy.html Remember to update your copyright date when you update your site!  An outdated copyright often gives visitors the impression that your info is also outdated. _______________________________________________ PGW-ADMIN mailing list PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PGW-ADMIN-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    05/24/2008 09:56:00
    1. [PGW-ADMIN] RootsWeb masthead
    2. MJDallas
    3. Hi, folks, By now any of you with sites on the RootsWeb servers should have received the notice from Ancestry about the implementation of the mastheads on 21 May. Looks like they may be behind schedule, since it's the 22nd and there appear to be no mastheads on the WGW sites yet (none that I've found). In any case, the notice stated, "If your page is part of USGenWeb, WorldGenWeb, CanadaGenWeb, or the USGenWeb Census project please contact the coordinators of the project to get details on how you can add the custom masthead to your page." I contacted David Samuelsen, our regional coordinator, a few days ago for info and just received a reply this morning. He said WGW has not been given any info on how to trigger the customized masthead on WGW sites. So I have no information about the customized code necessary to override the generic masthead. Also, as far as I know WGW has not issued any statement about whether or not the custom masthead is even *required* to be displayed on WGW sites on the RootsWeb servers. I am leaving it entirely up to each of you (those whose sites are on rootsweb servers) to decide whether you want the generic Ancestry masthead or the custom WGW masthead displayed on your sites when the option becomes available to display the custom WGW masthead. Regards, Marie PolandGenWeb CC

    05/22/2008 07:17:11
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb Project Update
    2. MJDallas
    3. Carol, Whether to move your pages or not is entirely up to you. You can keep them where they are or move them to a new server if you choose. WorldGenWeb isn't requiring coordinators to move off RootsWeb servers, and as PolandGenWeb's country coordinator, neither am I. If you *want* to move your pages to the new WGW server, when the info becomes available, WGW will give us the pertinent details. As for this list, it isn't closing just because the WorldGenWeb site is vacating the RootsWeb servers. :-) Regards, Marie Carol Dunn wrote: > I don't care where it is housed, but if we move, > I would prefer that someone just send me the ftp > information so I can just move it. Is that OK? > Also, if we move how will we communicate? This is> a rootsweb listserv.

    04/12/2008 10:11:48
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb Project Update
    2. Carol Dunn
    3. I know, but this mass exodus from rootsweb is kind of strange all around. I'm fine moving or staying, + I need to update my webpages soon. Carol ----- Original Message ---- From: MJDallas <rwlistsboards@comcast.net> To: pgw-admin@rootsweb.com Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2008 4:11:48 PM Subject: Re: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb Project Update Carol, Whether to move your pages or not is entirely up to you. You can keep them where they are or move them to a new server if you choose. WorldGenWeb isn't requiring coordinators to move off RootsWeb servers, and as PolandGenWeb's country coordinator, neither am I. If you *want* to move your pages to the new WGW server, when the info becomes available, WGW will give us the pertinent details. As for this list, it isn't closing just because the WorldGenWeb site is vacating the RootsWeb servers. :-) Regards, Marie Carol Dunn wrote: > I don't care where it is housed, but if we move, > I would prefer that someone just send me the ftp > information so I can just move it. Is that OK? > Also, if we move how will we communicate? This is> a rootsweb listserv. ********************************* All province coordinators are required to check in at the beginning of every month. Failure to check in can result in your province pages being unlinked from the PolandGenWeb site. PolandGenWeb PC policy: http://www.rootsweb.com/~polwgw/team/policy.html Remember to update your copyright date when you update your site! An outdated copyright often gives visitors the impression that your info is also outdated. _______________________________________________ PGW-ADMIN mailing list PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PGW-ADMIN-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

    04/12/2008 07:35:19
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb Project Update
    2. Carol Dunn
    3. I don't care where it is housed, but if we move, I would prefer that someone just send me the ftp information so I can just move it. Is that OK? Also, if we move how will we communicate? This is a rootsweb listserv. Carol ----- Original Message ---- From: MJDallas <rwlistsboards@comcast.net> To: PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 6:50:50 PM Subject: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb Project Update For those who aren't subbed to the WorldGenWeb mailing list: -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [WORLDGENWEB] WorldGenWeb Project Update Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:15:17 -0400 From: Nathan Zipfel <nzipfel@atlanticbb.net> Reply-To: worldgenweb@rootsweb.com To: WorldGenWeb Mailinglist <WorldGenWeb-L@rootsweb.com> Hi all, As I've written a few weeks ago your Advisory Board was evaluating the potential of moving the WorldGenWeb.org domain from its current home on The Generations Network (TGN) servers. This is a process that we began discussing over a year ago as we wanted to take advantage of the current generation of tools for websites available today such as bulletin boards, content management systems, search tools, etc. TGN is unfortunately unable to support any of those types of tools for us. Another concern that we've had for some time is "name recognition". The main WorldGenWeb Project pages "live" on the worldgenweb.org domain but all of our country pages rides primarily on the rootsweb.com domain causing many visitors including not a few coordinators to refer to the WorldGenWeb as "rootsweb". We would like to provide the option of our coordinators hosting their country/sub-country websites on the WorldGenWeb.org domain. Recently with the change at TGN to move the rootsweb.com under the ancestry.com domain (rootsweb.ancestry.com) it has added to the potential confusion. We have explored the possibility of leasing our own server that would meet our needs. We were approached by a commercial company offering to host our project and provide the tools that we need along with the ability to host websites under the WorldGenWeb.org domain. There will be no cost to the project and there will be no banner advertisements forced on the website. A hosting agreement has been reached and the Advisory Board has voted to accept the proposal. I'll release the name of the company in a few days as they are preparing a press-release about this. We have worked hard in the development of this hosting agreement to protect the integrity of the WorldGenWeb Project and believe that this is a win/win situation for the Project. What does this all mean to you? Initially not too much as the main domain will be moved to the new home with the same URL so you won't have to make any changes. Once that is setup and running we will offer you the opportunity to move your website to the worldgenweb.org domain. It will not be a requirement to do so. Some might think that it's too much work to move their website because of all the links. If you used "relative" links (e.g. aboutus.html vs. http://mywebsite/aboutus.html) in your pages you won't have much work at all - just uploading it to its new home. The other domains that the WorldGenWeb runs (BritishIslesGenWeb, IrelandGenWeb, ScotlandGenWeb, AfricaGenWeb, MicronesiaGenWeb and AustraliaGenWeb) will be migrated over to the new server as well so those of you who host on those domains will receive more information on the plan for that move as it is developed. I will keep you informed as the plan moves forward. As always if you have questions, please feel free to contact me directly - remember this is an announce only list so you can't respond to the list. Nathan Zipfel Chairperson, WorldGenWeb Project Advisory Board http://www.worldgneweb.org ********************************* All province coordinators are required to check in at the beginning of every month. Failure to check in can result in your province pages being unlinked from the PolandGenWeb site. PolandGenWeb PC policy: http://www.rootsweb.com/~polwgw/team/policy.html Remember to update your copyright date when you update your site! An outdated copyright often gives visitors the impression that your info is also outdated. _______________________________________________ PGW-ADMIN mailing list PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PGW-ADMIN-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

    04/12/2008 12:33:26
    1. [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb Project Update
    2. MJDallas
    3. For those who aren't subbed to the WorldGenWeb mailing list: -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [WORLDGENWEB] WorldGenWeb Project Update Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:15:17 -0400 From: Nathan Zipfel <nzipfel@atlanticbb.net> Reply-To: worldgenweb@rootsweb.com To: WorldGenWeb Mailinglist <WorldGenWeb-L@rootsweb.com> Hi all, As I've written a few weeks ago your Advisory Board was evaluating the potential of moving the WorldGenWeb.org domain from its current home on The Generations Network (TGN) servers. This is a process that we began discussing over a year ago as we wanted to take advantage of the current generation of tools for websites available today such as bulletin boards, content management systems, search tools, etc. TGN is unfortunately unable to support any of those types of tools for us. Another concern that we've had for some time is "name recognition". The main WorldGenWeb Project pages "live" on the worldgenweb.org domain but all of our country pages rides primarily on the rootsweb.com domain causing many visitors including not a few coordinators to refer to the WorldGenWeb as "rootsweb". We would like to provide the option of our coordinators hosting their country/sub-country websites on the WorldGenWeb.org domain. Recently with the change at TGN to move the rootsweb.com under the ancestry.com domain (rootsweb.ancestry.com) it has added to the potential confusion. We have explored the possibility of leasing our own server that would meet our needs. We were approached by a commercial company offering to host our project and provide the tools that we need along with the ability to host websites under the WorldGenWeb.org domain. There will be no cost to the project and there will be no banner advertisements forced on the website. A hosting agreement has been reached and the Advisory Board has voted to accept the proposal. I'll release the name of the company in a few days as they are preparing a press-release about this. We have worked hard in the development of this hosting agreement to protect the integrity of the WorldGenWeb Project and believe that this is a win/win situation for the Project. What does this all mean to you? Initially not too much as the main domain will be moved to the new home with the same URL so you won't have to make any changes. Once that is setup and running we will offer you the opportunity to move your website to the worldgenweb.org domain. It will not be a requirement to do so. Some might think that it's too much work to move their website because of all the links. If you used "relative" links (e.g. aboutus.html vs. http://mywebsite/aboutus.html) in your pages you won't have much work at all - just uploading it to its new home. The other domains that the WorldGenWeb runs (BritishIslesGenWeb, IrelandGenWeb, ScotlandGenWeb, AfricaGenWeb, MicronesiaGenWeb and AustraliaGenWeb) will be migrated over to the new server as well so those of you who host on those domains will receive more information on the plan for that move as it is developed. I will keep you informed as the plan moves forward. As always if you have questions, please feel free to contact me directly - remember this is an announce only list so you can't respond to the list. Nathan Zipfel Chairperson, WorldGenWeb Project Advisory Board http://www.worldgneweb.org

    04/11/2008 12:50:50
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb
    2. Lawrence Czarnik
    3. Marie, If you are going to quote me, don't take the quote out of context. I clearly say "That is I give up my OWN time and in my case my OWN web site space," And I don't care if the copyright thing is a WGW issue. It's the same thing really. DEMANDING that Volunteers do something just because the bigwigs think something is important. In Ancestry's case it is worse. They play they are such good community members give Rootsweb for free. If its for free, then free it should be. NOW they change the policy and don't say - when you get around to it we'd like recognition. They DEMAND - it SHALL BE DONE and MUST be done by .. If they want to put the banners on themselves, so be it. As you say it is their "real estate". But don't force the volunteers to do it. Let THEM spend some of that great money they make DOING the WORK! And they COULD make the customized version of the banner work on WGW. It is NOT impossible. And just because I have my content on my own web site / server doesn't mean I can't have an opinion for those who don't have that good fortune. Regards, Larry 2008MR14 20:15 -----Original Message----- From: rwlistsboards@comcast.net [mailto:rwlistsboards@comcast.net] Sent: Friday, 14 March 2008 15:29 To: czarnik@compuserve.com; pgw-admin@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb Lawrence Czarnik wrote: > I will NOT be forced into draconian measures to change > EVERY PAGE just to have access or be connected to Ancestry. I thought it > was a bit of an imposition to update my site to include 2007 or 2008 > copyright marks. Larry, I think you're confusing issues here. RootsWeb/Ancestry had nothing to do with WGW's change of policy requiring websites to be kept updated within the past 12 months (and to reflect that on the webpages). That was entirely WGW's doing. The WorldGenWeb Project is not a RootsWeb/Ancestry site (contrary to what a lot of folks believe). Ancestry just provides the web space to WGW for free. And we, as WGW volunteers, are NOT RootsWeb/Ancestry volunteers. So there really isn't anything Ancestry owes us in that capacity. It's their web space we're using for free (if our sites are on their servers), so they can certainly insist that their masthead shows on every page they provide for WGW. Just as other domains who provide free web space have their own banners on their users sites. This masthead issue is, to put it bluntly, WGW's doing as well. WGW does not want the generic masthead to appear on WGW sites housed on RootsWeb. They would prefer no masthead but are settling for a customized one that requires code inserted on all pages to OVERRIDE the one that would be AUTOMATICALLY inserted without us having to add a blessed thing to our sites. I understand why WGW doesn't want the generic masthead, but it's because they don't that we have to insert the code for the customized masthead. Yes, this is one giant PITA. However, this doesn't apply to you, Larry, since your site isn't on the RootsWeb servers. It's ONLY the sites on RootsWeb servers that must have the masthead. -Marie

    03/14/2008 02:33:50
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb
    2. Lawrence Czarnik
    3. Dear genealogical web hosting volunteers (and anyone at Ancestry that cares to listen!) I've tried to patiently listen to the new rules about mastheads, etc. And "frankly Scarlet I don't give a d~~~". Simply put I am a VOLUNTEER. That is I give up my OWN time, and in my case my OWN web site space, to promote those aspects of genealogy that are of interest and importance to me. And while I will always abide by a reasonable AUP (no porn, no hate, no flooding of content, etc.) I will NOT be forced into draconian measures to change EVERY PAGE just to have access or be connected to Ancestry. I thought it was a bit of an imposition to update my site to include 2007 or 2008 copyright marks. But I did it. But enough is enough. The largest part of this sort of content is provided "gratis" by volunteers. And if Ancestry wants to try and "own" it and commercialize the genealogical section of the internet by their all encompassing - if it's on any of OUR web sites . (or posted by any of OUR software . (purchased by the user I might add) - then let them try. I won't be wasting my time to include mastheads. If Ancestry comes up with a way to include their own mastheads, so be it. I and the general public have long been used to ignoring advertising banners of any type that appear on any "free" web site. We just ignore it and get on with looking at the REAL content of interest. Ancestry should be doing more to encourage REAL content and not just self serving banners. That's what made Ancestry what it is today and as it appears where others will now try and do again with various start ups. There is probably a LOT more I could say, but again, frankly I don't have the time. But I did want to express an opinion. I hope MANY others do, if for no other reason that to show Ancestry that we in the volunteer genealogical internet space are NOT the silent majority. I will be cross posting this on any of the lists that I have been sent, so apologies if you read this more than once. At least it's been read! Regards, Larry Sydney, Australia 2008MR14 12:20 Sydney, MR13 19:20 Utah -----Original Message----- From: pgw-admin-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:pgw-admin-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of rwlistsboards@comcast.net Sent: Monday, 10 March 2008 10:14 To: PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com Subject: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb Hi, folks, For those of you who aren't subbed to the WorldGenWeb mailing list, Nathan Zipfel has announced that WGW is contemplating breaking away from RootsWeb and moving to its own server. RootsWeb has plans to require that every web page on their servers (not just the home page on each site) must display their proposed new masthead (not yet released). This includes every WGW-affiliated site on the RootsWeb servers. Info on the proposed new masthead can be found here: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/WorldGenWeb/2008-03/1204821600 (Re above: the March 15 date has been scrapped and a new deadline has been proposed.) Info on the future of WGW affiliation with RootsWeb.com can be found here: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/WorldGenWeb/2008-03/1205087541 Regards, Marie PolandGenWeb CC ********************************* All province coordinators are required to check in at the beginning of every month. Failure to check in can result in your province pages being unlinked from the PolandGenWeb site. PolandGenWeb PC policy: http://www.rootsweb.com/~polwgw/team/policy.html Remember to update your copyright date when you update your site! An outdated copyright often gives visitors the impression that your info is also outdated. _______________________________________________ PGW-ADMIN mailing list PGW-ADMIN@rootsweb.com ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PGW-ADMIN-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/14/2008 06:25:52
    1. [PGW-ADMIN] Rootsweb announcement
    2. My apologies if you've seen this already. Please, let me stress that you do NOT have to change any links on your sites to reflect the below change (see 6th paragraph). -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [WORLDGENWEB] Rootsweb announcement Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 20:49:07 -0400 From: Nathan Zipfel <nzipfel@gmail.com> Reply-To: worldgenweb@rootsweb.com To: WorldGenWeb Mailinglist <WorldGenWeb-L@rootsweb.com> Country Coordinators please forward to all the coordinators in your countries RootsWeb Announcement As you know, The Generations Network has hosted and funded the RootsWeb online community since June 2000, thereby maintaining RootsWeb as the world's oldest and largest free genealogy website. TGN remains committed to this mission and believes that RootsWeb is an absolutely invaluable and complementary resource to Ancestry.com, our flagship commercial family history site. We believe in both services and want to see both communities prosper and grow. As part of this goal, we have decided to "transplant" RootsWeb onto the Ancestry.com domain beginning next week. This move will not change the RootsWeb experience or alter the ease of navigation to or within RootsWeb. RootsWeb will remain a free online experience. What will be different is that the Web address for all RootsWeb pages will change from www.rootsweb.com to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Again, the RootsWeb experience is not changing. The decision to host RootsWeb on Ancestry.com is being made for one primary reason: we believe that the users of each of our two main websites can be better served if they have access to the best services available on both. Simply stated, we want to introduce more Ancestry.com users to RootsWeb and vice versa. Today, despite the fact that Ancestry.com and RootsWeb.com are the two most frequently visited family history sites on the Web, only 25 percent of visitors to Ancestry.com visited RootsWeb in January 2008, while only 20 percent of visitors to RootsWeb visited Ancestry.com (according to Comscore Media Metrix). We think we will serve our users best by doing a better job of letting them know what is available on both Ancestry.com and RootsWeb. Hosting RootsWeb on Ancestry.com is the first step towards making this happen, but we will absolutely look for more and better ways down the road to advance this goal. Hosting RootsWeb on Ancestry.com will also make it easier for us to make changes and improvements to the RootsWeb experience in the future. All old RootsWeb URLs will continue to work, whether they are bookmarks or favorites, links to or from a hosted page or URLs manually typed in your Internet browser. We will have a redirect in place so that all old URLs will automatically end up on the appropriate new RootsWeb URL. You will never need to update your old favorites or links unless you want to. We have worked to make the transition as seamless as possible for our users, and this change should have a minimal impact on your experience with the site. RootsWeb will remain a free online experience dedicated to providing you with a place where our community can find their roots together. If you have questions regarding this change please email them to feedback@rootsweb.com. Thanks, Tim Sullivan CEO The Generations Network, Inc.

    03/13/2008 06:55:36
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] WorldGenWeb
    2. Lawrence Czarnik wrote: > I will NOT be forced into draconian measures to change > EVERY PAGE just to have access or be connected to Ancestry. I thought it > was a bit of an imposition to update my site to include 2007 or 2008 > copyright marks. Larry, I think you're confusing issues here. RootsWeb/Ancestry had nothing to do with WGW's change of policy requiring websites to be kept updated within the past 12 months (and to reflect that on the webpages). That was entirely WGW's doing. The WorldGenWeb Project is not a RootsWeb/Ancestry site (contrary to what a lot of folks believe). Ancestry just provides the web space to WGW for free. And we, as WGW volunteers, are NOT RootsWeb/Ancestry volunteers. So there really isn't anything Ancestry owes us in that capacity. It's their web space we're using for free (if our sites are on their servers), so they can certainly insist that their masthead shows on every page they provide for WGW. Just as other domains who provide free web space have their own banners on their users sites. This masthead issue is, to put it bluntly, WGW's doing as well. WGW does not want the generic masthead to appear on WGW sites housed on RootsWeb. They would prefer no masthead but are settling for a customized one that requires code inserted on all pages to OVERRIDE the one that would be AUTOMATICALLY inserted without us having to add a blessed thing to our sites. I understand why WGW doesn't want the generic masthead, but it's because they don't that we have to insert the code for the customized masthead. Yes, this is one giant PITA. However, this doesn't apply to you, Larry, since your site isn't on the RootsWeb servers. It's ONLY the sites on RootsWeb servers that must have the masthead. -Marie

    03/13/2008 06:29:22
    1. Re: [PGW-ADMIN] update on WGW situation
    2. PGW coordinators: As WGW Advisory Board chairperson, Nathan Zipfel, has made clear, if you do not want to move your province sites from the RootsWeb servers you don't have to. But as far as I understand, you will be required by WGW to display whichever customized masthead WGW chooses on each and every web page of your site(s). And because it is a customized banner, code will need to be inserted on each page of our sites to replace the standard masthead that would otherwise be automatically inserted. It's my understanding that Ancestry staff is attempting to figure out a way for webmasters to implement the customized masthead on multiple pages without them having to edit each one. As more information becomes available - particularly the deadline to implement the new masthead - I'll pass that along. Regards, Marie

    03/13/2008 04:39:51