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    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: Oversight Access
    2. Pat Asher
    3. At 06:43 PM 11/16/2019, Jan Cortez wrote: >Good grief is this something I should be doing >already? I know I saw the email but must have >set it aside to think about later. > >I’ve just gotten two new county coordinators >and they will be starting soon. > >Jan Jan, Posted to this list, there was 1) an announcement from the EC that you as a PC are finally are able to update your membership list yourself; not to mention that you can view/download your project's membership list as the EC currently knows it to be. 2) your Oversight password giving you access to your membership lists for viewing download was sent as a private email to you only, and contained the password giving you access to the records for those projects you administer. Pat Asher EC DM

    11/17/2019 04:10:07
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: Oversight Access
    2. Jan Cortez
    3. Good grief is this something I should be doing already? I know I saw the email but must have set it aside to think about later. I’ve just gotten two new county coordinators and they will be starting soon. Jan Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 15, 2019, at 1:28 PM, Denise Wells <[email protected]> wrote: > > It was sitting in a mail list that I did not realize I had access to! LOL > Trying to do some straightening out and catchup. I'm so swamped lately and > I think it's going to get worse. LOL > > > Denise Wells > National Coordinator 2014-2020 > The USGenWeb Project > www.usgenweb.org > > > And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine > <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>! Year after > year! We are always evolving... > > > > >> On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 1:26 PM Timothy Stowell <[email protected]> wrote: >> >> I suppose this is just a reminder of this capacity for SC or ASCs to adjust >> members? >> >> On the report to the Board list, is the figure for members, new members, >> departing members the tally of all the various projects? >> >> Tim Stowell >> SC MNGenWeb >> ASC NYGenWeb >> >> On Fri, Nov 15, 2019, 1:14 PM USGW Election Committee <[email protected]> >> wrote: >> >>> It has been a long time coming, but the EC is VERY happy to announce >>> that we are now ready to start opening the EC dataset (Oversight) for >>> use by Project Coordinators so you can check your membership list at >>> any time, and update it yourself. >>> >>> I will be sending Oversight passwords to each of you individually, >>> but there are more than a hundred State, Archive, and Special Project >>> positions that I will have to correlate by individual, so it will >>> probably take a few weeks before I am able to notify everyone. Watch >>> for an email with Subject: Oversight Access. >>> >>> Oversight passwords are assigned and will NOT BE THE SAME as a >>> password you might have set as a user of the registration system. >>> Please keep it safe :) If you coordinate more than one project, the >>> password should give you access to the membership report for each of >>> the projects you coordinate. When you get your password, please try >>> it out and let me know if any of your projects are not listed. >>> >>> The password email will contain a link to the instructions, but you >>> can preview all of the things you will soon be able to do at >>> <http://usgenweb.org/usgwelections/ec-manual/003a-os4all.html> >>> >>> Pat Asher >>> EC DM >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >>> Unsubscribe >>> https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] >>> 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 >>> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe >> https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] >> 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 >> > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > 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

    11/16/2019 04:43:35
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: Oversight Access
    2. Denise Wells
    3. It was sitting in a mail list that I did not realize I had access to! LOL Trying to do some straightening out and catchup. I'm so swamped lately and I think it's going to get worse. LOL Denise Wells National Coordinator 2014-2020 The USGenWeb Project www.usgenweb.org And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>! Year after year! We are always evolving... On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 1:26 PM Timothy Stowell <[email protected]> wrote: > I suppose this is just a reminder of this capacity for SC or ASCs to adjust > members? > > On the report to the Board list, is the figure for members, new members, > departing members the tally of all the various projects? > > Tim Stowell > SC MNGenWeb > ASC NYGenWeb > > On Fri, Nov 15, 2019, 1:14 PM USGW Election Committee <[email protected]> > wrote: > > > It has been a long time coming, but the EC is VERY happy to announce > > that we are now ready to start opening the EC dataset (Oversight) for > > use by Project Coordinators so you can check your membership list at > > any time, and update it yourself. > > > > I will be sending Oversight passwords to each of you individually, > > but there are more than a hundred State, Archive, and Special Project > > positions that I will have to correlate by individual, so it will > > probably take a few weeks before I am able to notify everyone. Watch > > for an email with Subject: Oversight Access. > > > > Oversight passwords are assigned and will NOT BE THE SAME as a > > password you might have set as a user of the registration system. > > Please keep it safe :) If you coordinate more than one project, the > > password should give you access to the membership report for each of > > the projects you coordinate. When you get your password, please try > > it out and let me know if any of your projects are not listed. > > > > The password email will contain a link to the instructions, but you > > can preview all of the things you will soon be able to do at > > <http://usgenweb.org/usgwelections/ec-manual/003a-os4all.html> > > > > Pat Asher > > EC DM > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > > Unsubscribe > > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > > 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 > > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > 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 >

    11/15/2019 11:28:45
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: Oversight Access
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. I suppose this is just a reminder of this capacity for SC or ASCs to adjust members? On the report to the Board list, is the figure for members, new members, departing members the tally of all the various projects? Tim Stowell SC MNGenWeb ASC NYGenWeb On Fri, Nov 15, 2019, 1:14 PM USGW Election Committee <[email protected]> wrote: > It has been a long time coming, but the EC is VERY happy to announce > that we are now ready to start opening the EC dataset (Oversight) for > use by Project Coordinators so you can check your membership list at > any time, and update it yourself. > > I will be sending Oversight passwords to each of you individually, > but there are more than a hundred State, Archive, and Special Project > positions that I will have to correlate by individual, so it will > probably take a few weeks before I am able to notify everyone. Watch > for an email with Subject: Oversight Access. > > Oversight passwords are assigned and will NOT BE THE SAME as a > password you might have set as a user of the registration system. > Please keep it safe :) If you coordinate more than one project, the > password should give you access to the membership report for each of > the projects you coordinate. When you get your password, please try > it out and let me know if any of your projects are not listed. > > The password email will contain a link to the instructions, but you > can preview all of the things you will soon be able to do at > <http://usgenweb.org/usgwelections/ec-manual/003a-os4all.html> > > Pat Asher > EC DM > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > 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 >

    11/15/2019 11:26:25
    1. [STATE-COORD] Oversight Access
    2. USGW Election Committee
    3. It has been a long time coming, but the EC is VERY happy to announce that we are now ready to start opening the EC dataset (Oversight) for use by Project Coordinators so you can check your membership list at any time, and update it yourself. I will be sending Oversight passwords to each of you individually, but there are more than a hundred State, Archive, and Special Project positions that I will have to correlate by individual, so it will probably take a few weeks before I am able to notify everyone. Watch for an email with Subject: Oversight Access. Oversight passwords are assigned and will NOT BE THE SAME as a password you might have set as a user of the registration system. Please keep it safe :) If you coordinate more than one project, the password should give you access to the membership report for each of the projects you coordinate. When you get your password, please try it out and let me know if any of your projects are not listed. The password email will contain a link to the instructions, but you can preview all of the things you will soon be able to do at <http://usgenweb.org/usgwelections/ec-manual/003a-os4all.html> Pat Asher EC DM

    10/09/2019 01:07:42
    1. [STATE-COORD] USGenWeb Available Adoptable Counties
    2. Denise Wells
    3. As many of you may be aware, our Project has a lot of counties that need adopting. As in any project, there are ebbs and flow. Please be sure to check this below page periodically to see what has been updated. https://sites.google.com/site/usgenwebadoptables/ At the present time, NVGenWeb is going through some updating and is currently located at: http://usgenwebsites.org/nvgenweb/ So if you are interested in any of the NVGenWeb counties listed below, let me know what your interest is, and if you have a specific reason for wanting a particular county. I am searching for coordinators who will take these on and be committed for as long as possible, and not just on a whim. I'm sure most of you will understand my thinking:: Clark Esmeralda Humboldt Lincoln Mineral Pershing Sites that MAY become available: Carson City Douglas Elko Lander Lyon Denise Wells National Coordinator 2014-2019 The USGenWeb Project www.usgenweb.org And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>!

    02/10/2019 07:43:08
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: Mail merge form
    2. Nancy_Janyszeski
    3. If memory serves there are security issues with online forms.  There are a few services that might help. This one appears to offer a free version - but I have not used it.  PayPal has a form that is required to be filled out and sends an email when a payment is received.   JotForm End of Year Sale. Subscribe now & save 50% | | | | | | | | | | | JotForm End of Year Sale. Subscribe now & save 50% Give yourself a new year present. Subscribe now and get your 50% discount before this deal ends. | | | ~ Nancy http://www.PAGenweb.org    ~  Bucks County GenWeb   ~  Montgomery County GenWeb    ~    Northampton County GenWeb Bucks County History    Haycock Historical Society Genealogical Society of PA On Friday, December 28, 2018, 12:08:09 PM EST, Betsy Mills <[email protected]> wrote: Is there anyone who can help set up a mailmerge form?  I've tried everything I can think of.  I need it for a person to fill out the form, click to submit and have it email that form to 1-2 addresses and take them to another page where they can pay with PayPal. I've tried several things, but none of them seem to work. Betsy _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] 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

    12/28/2018 03:34:38
    1. [STATE-COORD] Mail merge form
    2. Betsy Mills
    3. Is there anyone who can help set up a mailmerge form? I've tried everything I can think of. I need it for a person to fill out the form, click to submit and have it email that form to 1-2 addresses and take them to another page where they can pay with PayPal. I've tried several things, but none of them seem to work. Betsy

    12/28/2018 10:07:29
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: [SC-USGWg] Hacking attempts
    2. Taneya
    3. Absolutely happy to provide it! Anytime. ???? On Wed, Oct 31, 2018, 9:11 PM Denise Wells <[email protected] wrote: > Taneya: > > That is good information for our volunteers to have. Thank you for > providing it. > > > Denise Wells > National Coordinator 2014-2019 > The USGenWeb Project > www.usgenweb.org > > > And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine > <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>! > > > > > On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:07 PM Taneya <[email protected]> wrote: > >> Thank you, Denise, for bringing awareness to the issues around potential >> hacking. Any site on the internet is certainly vulnerable if there exists >> outdated code such as php, javascript, or even poor configuration at the >> server level - these are just a few examples that make every single website >> vulnerable to hacking. It is great that the server manager is keeping a >> diligent eye on potential hacks and putting safeguards in place for >> USGenWeb. >> >> However, it is incorrect to state that there are no programs to block >> people who may be trying to hack into a content management system (CMS); >> whether that CMS be WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or others. Just as it is >> incumbent for any website maintainer to implement practices that increase >> the security of their site, the same holds true with those who use >> WordPress - one has a responsibility to ensure all WordPress core files, >> plugins, and themes, are updated as new releases are made available and not >> to use outdated code. In addition to ensuring all files are updated, it is >> important to do things such as using strong passwords, making regular >> backups, avoiding plugins and themes from unknown/untested sources, and >> being careful with file permissions. I have personally been using >> protections specific to WordPress for the past 11 years, in addition to >> enabling protections for many non-CMS sites within the Project. I know >> that other CCs and SCs in the project who use WordPress also work >> diligently to ensure the best protections are in place. >> >> If anyone is interested in some resources for managing the security of >> WordPress sites, I have listed a few below: >> >> 1) WP Beginner's Guide to WordPress Security - >> https://www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-security/ >> 2) JetPack - a plugin from the WordPress team that includes Brute Force >> Attack Protection as just one of its security features; it is used for more >> than 5 million sites - https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/ >> 3) WordFence - a popular WordPress security plugin and used on more >> than 2 million sites://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ >> <https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/> >> 4) Sucuri Monitoring - another popular plugin - >> https://wordpress.org/plugins/sucuri-scanner/ >> >> And what a perfect segue as we are at the end of the month that the 1st >> is always a great time to back up your websites, genealogy data, photos, >> etc - whatever content you have that you care for and would like to ensure >> does not get lost. :-) >> >> Hope everyone is having a great evening - thanks! >> >> Taneya >> >> -- >> *Taneya Y. Koonce, MSLS, MPH* >> TNGenWeb State Coordinator - www.tngenweb.org >> NCGenWeb Asst. State Coordinator & Webmaster - www.ncgenweb.us >> USGenWeb Volunteer for FL, IL, KY, and UT - >> http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/usgenweb-me >> >> My Genealogy Blog - http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog >> Find Me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/taneya >> Talk to Me on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/taneya >> >> <https://about.me/taneya?promo=email_sig&utm_source=product&utm_medium=email_sig&utm_campaign=edit_panel> >> >> On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 6:44 AM Denise Wells <[email protected]> >> wrote: >> >>> I have been advised once again of issues with hacking attempts. The >>> person who manages the server where our Project is housed has advised me >>> that he has two programs installed to block people trying to hack the >>> server. >>> >>> If someone makes three unsuccessful login attempts, they are blocked for >>> 9999 minutes. He gets an email every time someone is blocked. He's getting >>> 500-600 emails daily. >>> >>> There is no program to block people trying to hack into a content >>> management system. There are a lot of people who hope a site is built on >>> WordPress and try to hack it. He has blocked a lot of people who tried to >>> do that to the USGenWeb site. >>> >>> SO PLEASE BE WARNED IF YOU OR YOUR CCs ARE USING WORDPRESS. I do not >>> use WordPress and the server I set up for USGenWebSites.org also does not >>> support WordPress. >>> >>> >>> Denise Wells >>> National Coordinator 2014-2019 >>> The USGenWeb Project >>> www.usgenweb.org >>> >>> >>> And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine >>> <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>! >>> >>> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "State Coordinators" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to [email protected] >> To post to this group, send email to [email protected] >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "State Coordinators" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to [email protected] > To post to this group, send email to [email protected] > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >

    10/31/2018 08:13:08
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: [SC-USGWg] Hacking attempts
    2. Denise Wells
    3. Taneya: That is good information for our volunteers to have. Thank you for providing it. Denise Wells National Coordinator 2014-2019 The USGenWeb Project www.usgenweb.org And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>! On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:07 PM Taneya <[email protected]> wrote: > Thank you, Denise, for bringing awareness to the issues around potential > hacking. Any site on the internet is certainly vulnerable if there exists > outdated code such as php, javascript, or even poor configuration at the > server level - these are just a few examples that make every single website > vulnerable to hacking. It is great that the server manager is keeping a > diligent eye on potential hacks and putting safeguards in place for > USGenWeb. > > However, it is incorrect to state that there are no programs to block > people who may be trying to hack into a content management system (CMS); > whether that CMS be WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or others. Just as it is > incumbent for any website maintainer to implement practices that increase > the security of their site, the same holds true with those who use > WordPress - one has a responsibility to ensure all WordPress core files, > plugins, and themes, are updated as new releases are made available and not > to use outdated code. In addition to ensuring all files are updated, it is > important to do things such as using strong passwords, making regular > backups, avoiding plugins and themes from unknown/untested sources, and > being careful with file permissions. I have personally been using > protections specific to WordPress for the past 11 years, in addition to > enabling protections for many non-CMS sites within the Project. I know > that other CCs and SCs in the project who use WordPress also work > diligently to ensure the best protections are in place. > > If anyone is interested in some resources for managing the security of > WordPress sites, I have listed a few below: > > 1) WP Beginner's Guide to WordPress Security - > https://www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-security/ > 2) JetPack - a plugin from the WordPress team that includes Brute Force > Attack Protection as just one of its security features; it is used for more > than 5 million sites - https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/ > 3) WordFence - a popular WordPress security plugin and used on more than 2 > million sites://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ > <https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/> > 4) Sucuri Monitoring - another popular plugin - > https://wordpress.org/plugins/sucuri-scanner/ > > And what a perfect segue as we are at the end of the month that the 1st is > always a great time to back up your websites, genealogy data, photos, etc - > whatever content you have that you care for and would like to ensure does > not get lost. :-) > > Hope everyone is having a great evening - thanks! > > Taneya > > -- > *Taneya Y. Koonce, MSLS, MPH* > TNGenWeb State Coordinator - www.tngenweb.org > NCGenWeb Asst. State Coordinator & Webmaster - www.ncgenweb.us > USGenWeb Volunteer for FL, IL, KY, and UT - > http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/usgenweb-me > > My Genealogy Blog - http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog > Find Me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/taneya > Talk to Me on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/taneya > > <https://about.me/taneya?promo=email_sig&utm_source=product&utm_medium=email_sig&utm_campaign=edit_panel> > > On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 6:44 AM Denise Wells <[email protected]> wrote: > >> I have been advised once again of issues with hacking attempts. The >> person who manages the server where our Project is housed has advised me >> that he has two programs installed to block people trying to hack the >> server. >> >> If someone makes three unsuccessful login attempts, they are blocked for >> 9999 minutes. He gets an email every time someone is blocked. He's getting >> 500-600 emails daily. >> >> There is no program to block people trying to hack into a content >> management system. There are a lot of people who hope a site is built on >> WordPress and try to hack it. He has blocked a lot of people who tried to >> do that to the USGenWeb site. >> >> SO PLEASE BE WARNED IF YOU OR YOUR CCs ARE USING WORDPRESS. I do not use >> WordPress and the server I set up for USGenWebSites.org also does not >> support WordPress. >> >> >> Denise Wells >> National Coordinator 2014-2019 >> The USGenWeb Project >> www.usgenweb.org >> >> >> And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine >> <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>! >> >> -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "State Coordinators" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to [email protected] > To post to this group, send email to [email protected] > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >

    10/31/2018 08:11:14
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: [SC-USGWg] Hacking attempts
    2. Taneya
    3. Thank you, Denise, for bringing awareness to the issues around potential hacking. Any site on the internet is certainly vulnerable if there exists outdated code such as php, javascript, or even poor configuration at the server level - these are just a few examples that make every single website vulnerable to hacking. It is great that the server manager is keeping a diligent eye on potential hacks and putting safeguards in place for USGenWeb. However, it is incorrect to state that there are no programs to block people who may be trying to hack into a content management system (CMS); whether that CMS be WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or others. Just as it is incumbent for any website maintainer to implement practices that increase the security of their site, the same holds true with those who use WordPress - one has a responsibility to ensure all WordPress core files, plugins, and themes, are updated as new releases are made available and not to use outdated code. In addition to ensuring all files are updated, it is important to do things such as using strong passwords, making regular backups, avoiding plugins and themes from unknown/untested sources, and being careful with file permissions. I have personally been using protections specific to WordPress for the past 11 years, in addition to enabling protections for many non-CMS sites within the Project. I know that other CCs and SCs in the project who use WordPress also work diligently to ensure the best protections are in place. If anyone is interested in some resources for managing the security of WordPress sites, I have listed a few below: 1) WP Beginner's Guide to WordPress Security - https://www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-security/ 2) JetPack - a plugin from the WordPress team that includes Brute Force Attack Protection as just one of its security features; it is used for more than 5 million sites - https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/ 3) WordFence - a popular WordPress security plugin and used on more than 2 million sites://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ <https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/> 4) Sucuri Monitoring - another popular plugin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/sucuri-scanner/ And what a perfect segue as we are at the end of the month that the 1st is always a great time to back up your websites, genealogy data, photos, etc - whatever content you have that you care for and would like to ensure does not get lost. :-) Hope everyone is having a great evening - thanks! Taneya -- *Taneya Y. Koonce, MSLS, MPH* TNGenWeb State Coordinator - www.tngenweb.org NCGenWeb Asst. State Coordinator & Webmaster - www.ncgenweb.us USGenWeb Volunteer for FL, IL, KY, and UT - http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog/usgenweb-me My Genealogy Blog - http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/genblog Find Me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/taneya Talk to Me on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/taneya <https://about.me/taneya?promo=email_sig&utm_source=product&utm_medium=email_sig&utm_campaign=edit_panel> On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 6:44 AM Denise Wells <[email protected]> wrote: > I have been advised once again of issues with hacking attempts. The > person who manages the server where our Project is housed has advised me > that he has two programs installed to block people trying to hack the > server. > > If someone makes three unsuccessful login attempts, they are blocked for > 9999 minutes. He gets an email every time someone is blocked. He's getting > 500-600 emails daily. > > There is no program to block people trying to hack into a content > management system. There are a lot of people who hope a site is built on > WordPress and try to hack it. He has blocked a lot of people who tried to > do that to the USGenWeb site. > > SO PLEASE BE WARNED IF YOU OR YOUR CCs ARE USING WORDPRESS. I do not use > WordPress and the server I set up for USGenWebSites.org also does not > support WordPress. > > > Denise Wells > National Coordinator 2014-2019 > The USGenWeb Project > www.usgenweb.org > > > And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine > <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>! > >

    10/31/2018 08:07:25
    1. [STATE-COORD] Hacking attempts
    2. Denise Wells
    3. I have been advised once again of issues with hacking attempts. The person who manages the server where our Project is housed has advised me that he has two programs installed to block people trying to hack the server. If someone makes three unsuccessful login attempts, they are blocked for 9999 minutes. He gets an email every time someone is blocked. He's getting 500-600 emails daily. There is no program to block people trying to hack into a content management system. There are a lot of people who hope a site is built on WordPress and try to hack it. He has blocked a lot of people who tried to do that to the USGenWeb site. SO PLEASE BE WARNED IF YOU OR YOUR CCs ARE USING WORDPRESS. I do not use WordPress and the server I set up for USGenWebSites.org also does not support WordPress. Denise Wells National Coordinator 2014-2019 The USGenWeb Project www.usgenweb.org And again.... thank you Family Tree Magazine <https://www.familytreemagazine.com/best-genealogy-websites/>!

    10/31/2018 05:44:32
    1. [STATE-COORD] RootWeb sites are Back
    2. Deloris Williams
    3. Sharing message just posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell of RootsWeb/Ancestry: The restoration of Hosted Websites has begun. All of the USGENWEB sites have been restored. We will work on the WORLDGENWEB sites next. Sometime during the week of July 9th a page will be posted where you can request to have your FreePages site restored. We will need you to reset your password and then we will scan the content for malware, viruses, etc. I'll post the page when it is ready. And yes, they are still free. We are not charging for them. They have also updated the RootsWeb homepage with information https://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Deloris Williams NCGenWeb-State Coordinator <http://www.ncgenweb.us/>

    06/28/2018 04:47:13
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: RootsWeb hosted sites
    2. Suzanne Yelton Shephard
    3. Thanks Pat, that's great news! Suzanne Shephard ASC KYGenWeb On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:36 PM, Pat Asher <[email protected]> wrote: > As the List Admin for Freepages-Help and RootsWeb-Help, I have been > informed that > Tomorrow morning (6/28) Anne Mitchell (Ancestry/Rootsweb) will be sending > out emails to the owners of USGenWeb sites with a link to reset their > password and then instructions on how to access their content. The sites > will be accessible to the public. Site content will be scanned before going > live, which will take a few days, especially in the beginning. > > The week of July 9th, Ancestry will have a page with instructions on how > to retrieve content on the site. Account owners will need to supply their > email, and Ancestry will send registered account owners a link to download > all of their content. > > Access to the content on the live site will need to be through FileZilla > or some other FTP program. The File Manager tool will not be restored. > > > Pat Asher > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/state- > [email protected]/ > > Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/state- > [email protected]/ > > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    06/27/2018 09:06:44
    1. [STATE-COORD] RootsWeb hosted sites
    2. Pat Asher
    3. As the List Admin for Freepages-Help and RootsWeb-Help, I have been informed that Tomorrow morning (6/28) Anne Mitchell (Ancestry/Rootsweb) will be sending out emails to the owners of USGenWeb sites with a link to reset their password and then instructions on how to access their content. The sites will be accessible to the public. Site content will be scanned before going live, which will take a few days, especially in the beginning. The week of July 9th, Ancestry will have a page with instructions on how to retrieve content on the site. Account owners will need to supply their email, and Ancestry will send registered account owners a link to download all of their content. Access to the content on the live site will need to be through FileZilla or some other FTP program. The File Manager tool will not be restored. Pat Asher

    06/27/2018 06:36:43
    1. [STATE-COORD] Fwd: Re: [SC-USGWg] Rootsweb
    2. Pat Asher
    3. Forwarded with permission. > Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:58:19 -0700 (PDT) >From: Anne Mitchell <[email protected]> >Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:58:19 -0700 >Subject: Re: [SC-USGWg] Rootsweb >To: Pat Asher <[email protected]> > >Pat is 100% correct. We are actually putting >the finishing touches on the password code. > >Owners of USGENWEB sites that are still on >rootsweb should receive emails from me early next week. > >Anne > >On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 5:36 PM, Pat Asher ><<mailto:[email protected]>[email protected]> wrote: >At 08:27 PM 6/25/2018, Denise Wells wrote: >So that then begs the question, did you look at >the ones in MD? Just wondering.... since I don't >tell takes about these things. > >I'm wondering if maybe that happens to only >someone who actually has an Ancestry account? Hmmm.... > > >Denise, you just happened to hit a seam while >the sites are in the process of being brought >back on line. I would assume that eventually all >account holders will need to establish new >logins as did mail list owners. Those logins >will be unique, as are the logins for mail list >owners. Until there is an announcement that RW >hosted sites are ready for access by visitors >AND account owners, anything you accidentally >encounter during the interim is probably just >that -- accidental and provisional access that >has nothing to do with how the sites will >eventually be accessed and/or presented. > >Pat A. >

    06/26/2018 02:45:02
    1. [STATE-COORD] Annual Election - Nominations
    2. Pat Asher
    3. Please remind your members that nominations are now open for the 2018 Election. Nominations will close Jun 15 at 11:59PM CST. To see what positions are open go to http://usgenweb.org/usgwelections/nominee-ndx2018.html This page is updated nightly during the nomination period and will indicate who has been nominated and if they have accepted or declined. The nomination form is located at http://usgwelections.org/NationalNomination.cfm For more information about the election, go to http://usgenweb.org/usgwelections/election-index.html Pat Asher EC DM

    06/01/2018 02:14:33
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: Fwd: ILGenWeb: USGW Election
    2. Nancy_J
    3. I got it and forwarded it to PAGenWeb.   Nancy From: Billie Walsh <[email protected]> To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:54 AM Subject: [STATE-COORD] Fwd: ILGenWeb: USGW Election Case in point. -------- Forwarded Message --------                     Did everyone get this? I didn't. You need to be registered to vote. The deadline is May 31 as stated in the message. -- There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo. Please use in that order. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/[email protected]/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/[email protected]/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/15/2018 02:13:59
    1. [STATE-COORD] Fwd: ILGenWeb: USGW Election
    2. Billie Walsh
    3. Case in point. -------- Forwarded Message -------- Did everyone get this? I didn't. You need to be registered to vote. The deadline is May 31 as stated in the message. -- There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo. Please use in that order.

    05/15/2018 07:54:34
    1. [STATE-COORD] Re: Question about hosting
    2. Laverne Tornow
    3. I use ipage and have for several years now. I left bluehost years ago for lack of customer service. Took 5 months to recover password, needed to get in right then not 6 mo later. DreamHost, GatorHost and bluehost are the same company or were.. Laverne Tornow On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 10:40 AM, Larry Flesher via STATE-COORD < [email protected]> wrote: > The MOGenWeb Project is currently hosted by Bluehost. I certainly realize > that I'm an idiot when it comes to technology, but about every two or three > weeks, I must contact Bluehost to resolve some issue that has cropped up. > > Is this a normal success rate for hosting companies? > > Has anyone else who uses Bluehost had a similiar experience? Better? > Worse? > > Are there other hosting companies that provide excellent technical service > without the need for periodic support? > > I'd appreciate you sharing your comments on this. You may reply to me > directly if you choose. > > Larry Flesher > SC, MOGenWeb Project > [email protected] > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/ > [email protected]/ > > Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/ > [email protected]/ > > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    05/11/2018 05:26:40