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    1. [SCOT-DNA] [ADMIN NOTE] The Rootsweb lists are ending communication March 2, 2020 Were we go from here
    2. Lauren Boyd McLachlan
    3. Dear List Members: By now, you have heard that Ancestry is closing the Rootsweb mailing lists to live communication.As of March 2, 2020 you will not be able to send or receive messages via Rootsweb lists. Whatever is currently housed under the Domain Name Rootsweb, will remain until Ancestry makes any decisions it feels necessary in future. The List Archives for all the LIsts at Rootsweb are to remain viewable. and searchable. I do not find their search engine to be robust. You may want to browse each year and month if you do not find searching the list to turn up what you are seeking. Also, trying a google search can be effective. You have about a day to post your last ditch messages. BE SURE to put your contact information in the body of the post so that people can contact you in future. Be aware that this informaiton will be permanently viewable to anyone searching the archives in future, so be prudent and do not compromise your own security. When the lists close, tha Admin tools also go away. I won't be able to assist with Rootsweb list items. The Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Boards will remain active. You CAN post there. You do NOT need an Ancestry paid account. You do, however, need to have a login ID and password. If you do not have an Ancestry account, you will not be able to have direct contact with authors of posts in private. Consider putting your contact info in the body of your messages. Where do we go from here? Firtsty, Thank you for adding to the body of the your families history since 1996 on Rootsweb.com I am the Admin for about 100 surname, location, clan and DNA lists. I am downloading all the subscriber addresses. I have not yet created a place to move the lists. However, that is the end aim. Bear with me as I have been a List Admin at Rootsweb since 1996 and have 100 lists to deal with in attempt to preserve a friendly email experience with all who are accustomed to that environment. IF you are on Facebook, there are groups you can join, if you have not already, to discuss and share your Interests. You can easily search and use the "group" classification to find all which may apply. Karen and Brian who began Rootsweb, and also created LInkpendium, were heavily considering creating "Rootsweb the Next Generation." I held off acting to move the lists elsewhere as I was hoping they would go forth with their perceived craziness and I could move all to RWTNG. Alas, life is too complicated to create such a venue at this time. That said, they will be adding links as they are sent to them, to show where the Rootsweb lists have gone. I have not asked Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi's list, butt I suspect she may do the same. Lots of work. There are currently over 31, 000 lists housed at Rootsweb. If the admin is active, they will be considering options. So...Let me assure you that I will not use your email addresses for any purpose but to alert you where I have found to continue this conversation. If your list is associated to an organization, I will be supplying your information to them for followup as they may have established a presence elsewhere of which they can alert you. Happy Trails, Lauren Boyd McLachlan Rootsweb Volunteer since 1996 Ancestry Volunteer since 2000 100 Lists 235 Message Boards

    02/29/2020 09:28:23
    1. [SCOT-DNA] Kearsleys
    2. Alexandra Haslip
    3. Thank you for pointing out my mistake. It is a typo. Jonathan was born ca 1718, supposedly in Scotland. He emigrated to America ca 1738. I am looking for Kearsleys interested in joining my Y-DNA project at FTDNA. I now have 4 participants tested. Please let me know if you are interested. I can be reached at: kearsley@one-name.org Thank you! Alexandra

    08/28/2016 03:43:16
    1. [SCOT-DNA] Fw: new important message
    2. hartsofcotuit via
    3. Hello! New message, please read <http://m.emesz.hu/own.php?ba9xr> hartsofcotuit@comcast.net

    03/22/2016 06:02:50
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] Fw: new important message
    2. Jim Gordon via
    3. The link doesn't work. Cheers, Jim On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 5:02 PM, hartsofcotuit via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> wrote: > Hello! > > > > New message, please read <http://m.emesz.hu/own.php?ba9xr> > > > > hartsofcotuit@comcast.net > > > > > > *********************************** > Administrivia: > > To send a message to the list use the address Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com > Please remember to trim your messages and not quote the entire thread. It > will improve everyone's experience and not fill the archives with repeated > quotes. > > Digest subscribers have been informed to please open a new message to > reply to those of interest in the digest in order the entire digest not be > quoted/attached. > > The size of messages that will be allowed to automatically be delivered > has been reduced in order that server space not be challenged by excessive > quotes. If you don't see your message in the archives, it may have been > trapped waiting for release or return to you for edits. If your message > is just large and not because of excessive quotation, the Admin will > release it when alerted by the server. > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > SCOT-DNA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message >

    03/22/2016 11:22:57
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] Fw: new important message
    2. Lauren Boyd McLachlan via
    3. Don't click the link!

    03/22/2016 09:30:47
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] KEARSLEY/Kersley or another variant
    2. George Brander via
    3. Hi Alexandra Your dates do not tally. If he was born around 1718 and went to America in his twenties the date of 1837 which you give may be a typographical error but 20 + on to 1718 would give 1738,39, 40?? Have you looked in the website Scotlandspeople for your family name? regards George George Brander Torre de la Horadada España On 5 February 2016 at 20:24, Alexandra Haslip via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> wrote: > Hello fellow researchers in Scotland: > > I am researching one of my ancestors, Jonathan Kearsley, who is said to > have > emigrated from his homeland in Scotland to live in America ca 1837. While > I > know his descendants well I know nothing of his ancestors. I believe the > Kearsleys originated in the Durham, England area; a few broke off and moved > to Scotland as did his family. > > Jonathan was born in 1718 & left Scotland when in his early twenties, > cutting all family ties. We don't know his parents or any family members. > We > don't know where he lived. We do know he was well educated and came from a > strict Presbyterian background. > > To start I am working with the assumption the family didn't go any farther > north than Edinburgh or Glasgow. His family Bible was printed in Edinburgh > (if that indicates anything) so I'm starting to look in southern Scotland. > I'm hoping for a birth or christening record ca 1718, maybe a family > history > with a noticeable gap or an historian that may remember a missing family > member leaving home after a feud. It goes without saying that if you have > leads in another part of Scotland I I want to hear those as well. I'm > trying > to contact genealogical societies, libraries, mailing lists & other groups > to get the word out. It's a long shot, I know. > > I have also started a "one-name" study for Kearsleys through The Guild and > hope eventually, through DNA testing, to get enough participants, to > compare > Keasleys in northern England & the United States with ones in Scotland. I > need men with the Kearsley surname willing to do Y-chromosome testing. I > have set up a Kearsley study with Family Tree DNA and welcome your > participation. Please contact me about this. If you have already had Y-DNA > testing I can easily pull it into my study. > > . Please contact me with any information, or questions you might > have or if you have any better suggestions as to how to approach this. I > know there is someone out there who can break this wide open. Alexandra at > kearsley@one-name.org - (located in California) - > > . (new) Mailing List: KEARSLEY@rootsweb.com > > > > Any chance there is already on-going testing of families with the Kearsley > surname? I would like to join an already existing project in Scotland. I'm > expecting Y-DNA results before long from a descendant of Jonathan's here in > the US. He & his sons are the only ones left here who could do it. I look > forward to hearing from you. > > > > > > *********************************** > Administrivia: > > To send a message to the list use the address Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com > Please remember to trim your messages and not quote the entire thread. It > will improve everyone's experience and not fill the archives with repeated > quotes. > > Digest subscribers have been informed to please open a new message to > reply to those of interest in the digest in order the entire digest not be > quoted/attached. > > The size of messages that will be allowed to automatically be delivered > has been reduced in order that server space not be challenged by excessive > quotes. If you don't see your message in the archives, it may have been > trapped waiting for release or return to you for edits. If your message > is just large and not because of excessive quotation, the Admin will > release it when alerted by the server. > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > SCOT-DNA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message >

    02/05/2016 02:18:05
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] KEARSLEY/Kersley or another variant
    2. John M Rhodes via
    3. Born 1718. Arrived in America ca. 1818? Sent from my iPad > On Feb 5, 2016, at 2:24 PM, Alexandra Haslip via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Keasleys

    02/05/2016 08:16:55
    1. [SCOT-DNA] Kearsley/Kersley
    2. Alexandra Haslip via
    3. Hello again. Someone from the list very nicely pointed out a significant typo I made in my previous email. I wrote that Jonathan Kearsley emigrated to the US ca 1837 when in fact he emigrated ca 1737. I am very sorry for the confusion. Alexandra

    02/05/2016 06:38:38
    1. [SCOT-DNA] KEARSLEY/Kersley or another variant
    2. Alexandra Haslip via
    3. Hello fellow researchers in Scotland: I am researching one of my ancestors, Jonathan Kearsley, who is said to have emigrated from his homeland in Scotland to live in America ca 1837. While I know his descendants well I know nothing of his ancestors. I believe the Kearsleys originated in the Durham, England area; a few broke off and moved to Scotland as did his family. Jonathan was born in 1718 & left Scotland when in his early twenties, cutting all family ties. We don't know his parents or any family members. We don't know where he lived. We do know he was well educated and came from a strict Presbyterian background. To start I am working with the assumption the family didn't go any farther north than Edinburgh or Glasgow. His family Bible was printed in Edinburgh (if that indicates anything) so I'm starting to look in southern Scotland. I'm hoping for a birth or christening record ca 1718, maybe a family history with a noticeable gap or an historian that may remember a missing family member leaving home after a feud. It goes without saying that if you have leads in another part of Scotland I I want to hear those as well. I'm trying to contact genealogical societies, libraries, mailing lists & other groups to get the word out. It's a long shot, I know. I have also started a "one-name" study for Kearsleys through The Guild and hope eventually, through DNA testing, to get enough participants, to compare Keasleys in northern England & the United States with ones in Scotland. I need men with the Kearsley surname willing to do Y-chromosome testing. I have set up a Kearsley study with Family Tree DNA and welcome your participation. Please contact me about this. If you have already had Y-DNA testing I can easily pull it into my study. . Please contact me with any information, or questions you might have or if you have any better suggestions as to how to approach this. I know there is someone out there who can break this wide open. Alexandra at kearsley@one-name.org - (located in California) - . (new) Mailing List: KEARSLEY@rootsweb.com Any chance there is already on-going testing of families with the Kearsley surname? I would like to join an already existing project in Scotland. I'm expecting Y-DNA results before long from a descendant of Jonathan's here in the US. He & his sons are the only ones left here who could do it. I look forward to hearing from you.

    02/05/2016 04:24:46
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] Check all links before clicking
    2. John Carr via
    3. FYI - Not familiar with a link, don't click on it, always google the link first to see if it is listed as SPAM or just delete it (including any e-mail you receive with an unknown link). Never forward it to anyone else, not even in a response. > I have also and from another gene site.. I did not open it but it has still crashed my email and i cant send out.. Devastating to me. > > ***********************************

    12/30/2015 04:08:25
    1. [SCOT-DNA] ADMIN NOTE
    2. Lauren Boyd McLachlan via
    3. Please send messages re Administrative matters OFF List, directly to Scot-DNA-admin@rootsweb.com. Please do not reply to or quote SPAM, etc. Messages on list. Please reply privately to the List Admin if you feel s need to comment on Admin Notes. Do not reply to the list. Thank you. Yours Aye, Lauren Boyd McLachlan Scot DNA List Admin Scor-dna-admin@rootsweb.com

    12/29/2015 05:36:59
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] ATTN: Admin Possible Spam
    2. cmharding via
    3. I have also and from another gene site.. I did not open it but it has still crashed my email and i cant send out.. Devastating to me.  Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.-------- Original message --------From: Jim Gordon via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> Date: 2015-12-29 8:59 PM (GMT-04:00) To: scot-dna@rootsweb.com Subject: [SCOT-DNA] ATTN: Admin Possible Spam Sir Both Sam Grant and I have received the following spam from the list, both with different originators: > On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 12:12 AM, cpgreber via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> > wrote: > >> Hey! >> >> >> >> Open message <http://l-mon.com/plain.php?r3ofg> >> >> >> >> cpgreber@telusplanet.net Cheers, Jim *********************************** Administrivia: To send a message to the list use the address Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com  Please remember to trim your messages and not quote the entire thread.  It will improve everyone's experience and not fill the archives with repeated quotes.  Digest subscribers have been informed to please open a new message to reply to those of interest in the digest in order the entire  digest not be quoted/attached.  The size of messages that will be allowed to automatically be delivered has been reduced in order that server space not be challenged by excessive quotes.  If you don't see your message in the archives, it may have been trapped waiting for release or return to  you for edits.  If your message is just large and not because of excessive quotation, the Admin will release it when alerted by the server.  ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SCOT-DNA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    12/29/2015 02:07:43
    1. [SCOT-DNA] ATTN: Admin Possible Spam
    2. Jim Gordon via
    3. Sir Both Sam Grant and I have received the following spam from the list, both with different originators: > On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 12:12 AM, cpgreber via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> > wrote: > >> Hey! >> >> >> >> Open message <http://l-mon.com/plain.php?r3ofg> >> >> >> >> cpgreber@telusplanet.net Cheers, Jim

    12/29/2015 12:59:31
    1. [SCOT-DNA] Fw: new message
    2. cpgreber via
    3. Hey! Open message <http://l-mon.com/plain.php?r3ofg> cpgreber@telusplanet.net

    12/25/2015 02:12:53
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] Fw: new message-- NOT SPAM
    2. Sam Grant via
    3. I actually got one from the scot-DNA server?! Sent from my iPad > On Dec 25, 2015, at 10:53 AM, Jim Gordon via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Sir -- > > I think you've been hacked! > > Cheers, Jim > > On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 12:12 AM, cpgreber via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> > wrote: > >> Hey! >> >> >> >> Open message <http://l-mon.com/plain.php?r3ofg> >> >> >> >> cpgreber@telusplanet.net >> >> >> >> >> >> *********************************** >> Administrivia: >> >> To send a message to the list use the address Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com >> Please remember to trim your messages and not quote the entire thread. It >> will improve everyone's experience and not fill the archives with repeated >> quotes. >> >> Digest subscribers have been informed to please open a new message to >> reply to those of interest in the digest in order the entire digest not be >> quoted/attached. >> >> The size of messages that will be allowed to automatically be delivered >> has been reduced in order that server space not be challenged by excessive >> quotes. If you don't see your message in the archives, it may have been >> trapped waiting for release or return to you for edits. If your message >> is just large and not because of excessive quotation, the Admin will >> release it when alerted by the server. >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >> SCOT-DNA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >> quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > > *********************************** > Administrivia: > > To send a message to the list use the address Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com Please remember to trim your messages and not quote the entire thread. It will improve everyone's experience and not fill the archives with repeated quotes. > > Digest subscribers have been informed to please open a new message to reply to those of interest in the digest in order the entire digest not be quoted/attached. > > The size of messages that will be allowed to automatically be delivered has been reduced in order that server space not be challenged by excessive quotes. If you don't see your message in the archives, it may have been trapped waiting for release or return to you for edits. If your message is just large and not because of excessive quotation, the Admin will release it when alerted by the server. > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SCOT-DNA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    12/25/2015 11:48:40
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] Fw: new message
    2. Jim Gordon via
    3. Sir -- I think you've been hacked! Cheers, Jim On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 12:12 AM, cpgreber via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> wrote: > Hey! > > > > Open message <http://l-mon.com/plain.php?r3ofg> > > > > cpgreber@telusplanet.net > > > > > > *********************************** > Administrivia: > > To send a message to the list use the address Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com > Please remember to trim your messages and not quote the entire thread. It > will improve everyone's experience and not fill the archives with repeated > quotes. > > Digest subscribers have been informed to please open a new message to > reply to those of interest in the digest in order the entire digest not be > quoted/attached. > > The size of messages that will be allowed to automatically be delivered > has been reduced in order that server space not be challenged by excessive > quotes. If you don't see your message in the archives, it may have been > trapped waiting for release or return to you for edits. If your message > is just large and not because of excessive quotation, the Admin will > release it when alerted by the server. > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > SCOT-DNA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message >

    12/25/2015 04:53:43
    1. [SCOT-DNA] Fw: new message
    2. cpgreber via
    3. Hello! New message, please read <http://dworzectatrzanski.pl/means.php?j2> cpgreber@telusplanet.net

    11/25/2015 08:32:50
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] SCOT-DNA
    2. Karla Huebner via
    3. Hi Connie, I don't think you need to try again from the library. Sometimes Gedmatch is slow to process new data. It's such a popular service that the volunteers have periodically needed to buy new servers for it to run on. (Many of us send a donation now and then to help out.) Perhaps someone else can address the gedcom aspect. I haven't dealt much with that. Karla On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Connie Dodson via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > I ran the Gedmatch diagnostics. > > I may need to upload the DNA data, again. It said, it may take a few days > for one-on-one. > > I also did not see the GEDCOM. > > It was 2,424 names. > > I have WiFI. > > Maybe I will need to take the files to the public library computers? > > I am reluctant to do that, because my iPod, and, computer tablet do not > have a virus. > > I will have to wait and see, after a few days. > > I was thinking I would make the GEDCOM easier to use, by putting a Direct > Ancestor symbol on every direct ancestor. > > I suppose I could Delete and Upload the "improved" GEDCOM every time I > have a significant change. > > I certainly do not want to have to "update" everywhere I send a GEDCOM, > one at a time. > > I do have the DNA match symbol where appropriate, so far. > > > Connie Dodson > > >

    08/18/2015 05:53:11
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] SCOT-DNA
    2. Connie Dodson via
    3. I ran the Gedmatch diagnostics. I may need to upload the DNA data, again. It said, it may take a few days for one-on-one. I also did not see the GEDCOM. It was 2,424 names. I have WiFI. Maybe I will need to take the files to the public library computers? I am reluctant to do that, because my iPod, and, computer tablet do not have a virus. I will have to wait and see, after a few days. I was thinking I would make the GEDCOM easier to use, by putting a Direct Ancestor symbol on every direct ancestor. I suppose I could Delete and Upload the "improved" GEDCOM every time I have a significant change. I certainly do not want to have to "update" everywhere I send a GEDCOM, one at a time. I do have the DNA match symbol where appropriate, so far. Connie Dodson

    08/18/2015 03:35:15
    1. Re: [SCOT-DNA] Subject: Scotland in DNA results
    2. Marcia Dale-LeWinter via
    3. Re GEDmatch:   I tested Family Finder and mtDNA Full Sequence at Family Tree DNA and uploaded my info to GEDmatch and did the Admixture [heritage] using the Eurogenes K13 Admixture Proportions and got the circle with the North Atlantic, Baltic, West Med., et al., proportions. Then I went to the two buttons below the population breakdown table and clicked on the Oracle button [there is also an Oracle 4 button that give slightly different results]. That gave me much more data in the way of breakdowns. Have fun and try it. I've played around with what the number of iterations in the 4 populations approximation might mean. There are a number of other programs you can use to compare results [I haven't gone that far yet] that could be interesting. Good luck, Marcia  On Aug 17, 2015, at 11:09 AM, Deirdre Bolduc via <scot-dna@rootsweb.com> wrote: Hi Connie, Thanks for sharing your results. If you read Ancestry.com’s descriptions of those categories you will see that “Irish” includes the Scots. I hate to say it but to oversimplify it seems they largely determined that the two are not distinct, at least at the level Ancestry is testing. Another recommendation for Sykes’ book. There is another source you might enjoy, Oxford geneticist and Scottish hunky historian Neil Oliver in Face of Britain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLV63ip7pdI&list=PLyQHpfCRxBbF16T2jeywjCEr7lW_sQLsj Like you I got my ancestry results and wanted more detail. I uploaded my data to gedmatch and ran “Analyze my data” for Admixture (heritage) with the Eurogenes K36 model and got very different results. Lots more detail but also a distinct shift in results. First off, there is no Irish or Scottish anywhere that I have seen on Gedmatch. There is North Atlantic, North Sea, so you have to read between the lines. Perhaps someone will come up with a new model more specific to British Isles. Gedmatch is a terrific tool. I have a close maternal cousin on there and a not far off paternal cousin. When I did the chromosome comparison for the 20 closest cousins I could align the unknown cousins with maternal or paternal side by who they matched on specific chromosomes. That is, until I came across two cousins who match both my maternal and paternal cousins. Now I am off to email those 2 new cousins and see if I can figure out where my unrelated parents may have cousins that link the two lines, other than me of course. enjoy, Deirdre *********************************** Administrivia: To send a message to the list use the address Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com Please remember to trim your messages and not quote the entire thread. It will improve everyone's experience and not fill the archives with repeated quotes. Digest subscribers have been informed to please open a new message to reply to those of interest in the digest in order the entire digest not be quoted/attached. The size of messages that will be allowed to automatically be delivered has been reduced in order that server space not be challenged by excessive quotes. If you don't see your message in the archives, it may have been trapped waiting for release or return to you for edits. If your message is just large and not because of excessive quotation, the Admin will release it when alerted by the server. ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SCOT-DNA-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    08/17/2015 05:40:08