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    1. [UK-Schools] Closing of RootsWeb mailing lists
    2. Lynne
    3. List administrators were recently sent the message below indicating that as of 2 March 2020, all RootsWeb mailing lists would close. Further discussion and queries can be placed on the message boards at <https://www.ancestry.com/boards/> The message boards are free to use and only require a one-time registration with a valid email address and a name. Goodbye and best of luck with your family history research. Lynne list admin. Goodbye and best of luck with your family history research. Lynne list admin. Message from RootsWeb: Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. > >Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb. > >As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. > >Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community. > >Sincerely, >The RootsWeb team

    01/12/2020 09:24:44
    1. [UK-Schools] Blackpool Directory 1934
    2. Lynne
    3. Have relatives/ancestors in Blackpool in the 1930's? This might help: Blackpool Directory 1934 A brief guide and an A-Z list of Householders & Businesses. See https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.amounderness.co.uk_blackpool-5Fdirectory-5F1934.html&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=DiCktj8X484KVWFem0cDTXYQI5ou6yI8rGy_6_7L9hA&m=JVhz1rAR_qJkTe6CQPnouN_nqUIa_TT8GaWMjkAmsjw&s=wvBWwLEchlgwypJOlluOOgAOA93IShrWofapBZrk--Q&e= See the site map for lots of other area historical resources including some maps and school information. Lynne

    09/24/2018 08:27:06
    1. [UK-Schools] Admin: mailing list downtime Thursday, 26 July
    2. Lynne
    3. From the Powers That Be: "We will be moving our Mailing Lists to newer and what should be better performing machines on Thursday July 26, 2018. "You can expect somewhere between 4 and 8 hours of downtime. "No emails will be lost, but everything will be delayed...." Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well! Lynne

    07/24/2018 11:02:34
    1. [UK-Schools] Re: ADMIN: Please register
    2. Russell Ridout
    3. Hello Terry I think that the problem is that you have used a character which is not in the valid list (the space!). Try TerryJackson or Terry_Jackson and you should be ok. Russell -----Original Message----- From: Terry Jackson [mailto:tjacks@waitrose.com] Sent: 27 March 2018 14:22 To: uk-schools@rootsweb.com Subject: [UK-Schools] Re: ADMIN: Please register I've tried following your instructions however I'm getting: Enter a valid username. This value may contain only English letters, numbers, and @/./+/-/_ characters. Despite only putting my name "Terry Jackson" so this error is wrong, but I can't get any further. Terry

    04/04/2018 12:55:54
    1. [UK-Schools] Re: ADMIN: Please register
    2. Lynne
    3. Sorry you're having this problem, Terry. I suspect the system doesn't like the space between your first name and last. Try entering your names together -- TerryJackson -- without the space between and see if that works. Everything is still a bit wonky, which is why your message just surfaced. Subscriber mail is being held for admin approval for unknown reasons and admins are not getting notification of the held mail. Guess we just have to be patient for a while longer. Kind regards, Lynne Terry Jackson <tjacks@waitrose.com> wrote: > >I've tried following your instructions however I'm getting: >Enter a valid username. This value may contain only English letters, >numbers, and @/./+/-/_ characters. Despite only putting my name "Terry >Jackson" so this error is wrong, but I can't get any further. > >Terry >

    04/04/2018 12:34:50
    1. [UK-Schools] ADMIN: Please register
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello everyone As you know by now, RootsWeb mailing lists are up and running. Many things need to be fixed, though. One of the items currently being addressed is why messages from subscribers are not always going directly to the list. In many instances, these posts are being held for administrative action. The Powers That Be suggest this might be happening when the poster, although subscribed to the list, may not be registered with RootsWeb. So, please register with RootsWeb. It takes only a few moments and might fix the posting issues. Instructions begin at http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/setupmail Thanks! Lynne

    03/26/2018 12:27:36
    1. [UK-Schools] RootsWeb update
    2. Lynne
    3. >From the RootsWeb home page: Update: January 23, 2018 "Great news on the progress of getting RootsWeb back online. Today, we are bringing WorldConnect, one of our most valued features, back online. As we make WorldConnect available, it will initially be in a read only state. You can now search for people and view information as you did in the past; but for now, we cannot accept new uploads or modifications to existing GEDCOM files. We expect to add this additional functionality in the coming weeks. "Also, here are answers to a few questions we’ve heard from the community: "Why is this taking so long? RootsWeb has many terabytes of data uploaded by users across its various features. The site also has hundreds of thousands of lines of code. We have been scanning the data using a variety of tools, and that takes time. We’ve also been examining the code and the underlying systems. Some code is being refurbished, and some will need to be more fully rewritten to add the layers of security needed in this day and age. We know it may be frustrating, but we are committed to returning data to you in a safe manner. "Have you found any other security problems? We haven’t found any other problems, but we want to thoroughly update systems to ensure the safety of your information. "Is Ancestry going to start charging for RootsWeb? Ancestry is not going to start charging for RootsWeb. When functionality returns to the site, you will still be able to view content for free. "I’ve heard not everything is coming back online, is that true? We will be returning WorldConnect and Mailing Lists back to their full functionality. Other features are still being evaluated. In cases where we are unable to bring back previous functionality or content, we will explore ways for people who uploaded data to retrieve it if we don’t feel we can put it back online safely. "Care to share your thoughts with us?" Go to https://ancestry.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bgfgaeHlLvv5LMx

    01/24/2018 03:21:57
    1. [UK-Schools] RootsWeb news
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello everyone In case you haven't been keeping up with the news, Ancestry has posted additional information about the RootsWeb outage at http://www.rootsweb.com/ I'm very happy to report that the administrative tools now seem to be working and administrators can again take action when messages don't make it to the list because they're too big or have other problems. This is the first in a very long time that Ancestry staff has been communicative about the issues affecting RootsWeb. Excellent progress. A very happy new year to you all! Let's go break down some brick walls. Lynne list admin.

    01/10/2018 03:46:16
    1. Re: [UK-Schools] Season's greetings
    2. Mo Southam
    3. Have a very pleasant Xmas Lynne and a great New yearMo Southam xxx -------- Original message -------- From: Lynne <lklein@mindspring.com> Date: 20/12/2017 13:41 (GMT+12:00) To: Subject: [UK-Schools] Season's greetings Dear friends, A card awaits you at https://tinyurl.com/ycsdz73m Have a very happy Christmas. Kindest regards, Lynne list admin. ~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~ Except for personal messages, please post replies to the list. Other people can learn from them! Be sure to post in PLAIN TEXT, not MIME or HTML. ~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to UK-SCHOOLS-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    12/20/2017 08:18:56
    1. Re: [UK-Schools] Season's greetings
    2. Russell Ridout
    3. To All - Season's Greetings. But be very wary of this posting just received and shown below. Although it is supposed to be from the List Admin, it breaks the also stated rule of no HTML in posts. And using a shortened url (tinyurl.com) is an excellent way to hide malware. I recommend that the message be deleted on receipt - and certainly do not click on the link, just in case it is malicious. I have altered the link to try and make sure that nobody clicks on it in my posting. Russell -----Original Message----- From: UK-SCHOOLS [mailto:uk-schools-bounces+ridout77=gmail.com@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Lynne Sent: 20 December 2017 00:41 To: Undisclosed recipients: Subject: [UK-Schools] Season's greetings Dear friends, A card awaits you at https://tinyxxxxurl.com/ycsdz73m Have a very happy Christmas. Kindest regards, Lynne list admin. ~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~ Except for personal messages, please post replies to the list. Other people can learn from them! Be sure to post in PLAIN TEXT, not MIME or HTML. ~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~ ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to UK-SCHOOLS-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus

    12/19/2017 05:59:45
    1. Re: [UK-Schools] Season's greetings
    2. Lynne
    3. Another example of "no good deed goes unpunished," I guess. The message was indeed from me. There is nothing to be wary about. There's no malware hidden anywhere. The rule is to send messages to the list in plain text, not HTML. There's no rule against including a URL in any list message. Merry Christmas, everyone. Lynne Russell Ridout wrote: To All - Season's Greetings. But be very wary of this posting just received and shown below. Although it is supposed to be from the List Admin, it breaks the also stated rule of no HTML in posts. And using a shortened url (tinyurl.com) is an excellent way to hide malware. I recommend that the message be deleted on receipt - and certainly do not click on the link, just in case it is malicious. I have altered the link to try and make sure that nobody clicks on it in my posting. Russell

    12/19/2017 01:50:54
    1. [UK-Schools] Season's greetings
    2. Lynne
    3. Dear friends, A card awaits you at https://tinyurl.com/ycsdz73m Have a very happy Christmas. Kindest regards, Lynne list admin.

    12/19/2017 12:41:01
    1. [UK-Schools] Happy Hanukkah
    2. Lynne
    3. Wishing a very Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate! May you be blessed with gifts of love, peace, and happiness this Hanukkah and always. Lynne list admin.

    12/14/2017 03:37:04
    1. [UK-Schools] Before You Post that Query
    2. Lynne
    3. A useful reminder for all of us: "Before You Post that Query", a genealogy tip of the day at http://genealogytipoftheday.com/index.php/2017/07/20/before-you-post-that-query/ There are links there to some other useful postings, although most are regarding American family research. Lynne

    07/31/2017 09:44:18
    1. [UK-Schools] British Newspaper Archive webinar today
    2. Lynne
    3. Extremely late notice of what might be a rather informative talk, but just found out about it myself: The British Newspaper Archive webinar, a live presentation, entitled "Making the most of the British Newspaper Archive," will air today at 4pm BST. "In this webinar, Aoife O Connor [Data Development Manager, British Newspaper Archive] will show you how to get the most out of the website. Learn search tips and tricks, discover the special features of the site, and find out how historic newspapers can break down genealogical brick walls and bring the history of your hometown to life. " Sounds like a very useful presentation. If you're unable to attend the webinar at that time, there will be an opportunity to listen to the recording. See http://ow.ly/A0YS30bPufb for registration and more information. Lynne

    05/18/2017 02:58:11
    1. [UK-Schools] ADMIN - Discontinued email
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello everyone Orange Email will close 31st May 2017. If you're using any of the following email addresses, Orange.net Orangehome.co.uk Wanadoo.co.uk Freeserve.co.uk Fsbusiness.co.uk Fslife.co.uk Fsmail.net Fsworld.co.uk Fsnet.co.uk, then you need to change your email service before 31st May 2017 when those addresses will no longer valid. If you are subscribed to RootsWeb lists with any of those addresses and fail to resubscribe with a valid email address, you will be unsubscribed from the list(s) with no notice. Read more at http://tinyurl.com/jhr9x78 and http://tinyurl.com/hkbku6f (https://community.ee.co.uk/t5/Email/Who-s-affected-by-the-Orange-Email-closure/td-p/537498 and http://ee.co.uk/help/mobile-and-home-connections/broadband-gallery-mobile-broadband/email/email-closure). If you use one of these addresses, use Password Central (http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.ancestry.com/) to find out to which lists you're subscribed. Keep that list so you can resubscribe with your new email address. Best wishes, Lynne list admin.

    03/01/2017 09:56:57
    1. Re: [UK-Schools] (1)
    2. Lynne
    3. http://wingeddestinydragon-452cdcdc.tumblr.com/#401=apjwjm&1470&pyval==93591457

    02/19/2017 04:30:09
    1. Re: [UK-Schools] [UK-NEWSPAPER-EXTRACTS] (1)
    2. Lynne
    3. Thanks, Geo. Have changed my password and ran a good antivirus program, just to be safe. Sorry, everyone! Lynne -----Original Message----- From: "Geo." Sent: Feb 18, 2017 11:59 PM To: Lynne , uk-newspaper-extracts@rootsweb.com, UK-SCHOOLS@rootsweb.com, UK-WATCHMAKERS@rootsweb.com, UNITED-KINGDOM@rootsweb.com, UNSWORTH@rootsweb.com, WAROF1812@rootsweb.com, WOLTEMATE@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [UK-NEWSPAPER-EXTRACTS] (1) Hi, Lynne. Assuming you didn't send the following, your email account may have been hacked. If so, you should change your password asap. I've killed the link and also added an 'X' to the end of it for good measure. Geo. On 19/02/2017 12:30 PM, Lynne wrote: http://wingeddestinydragon-X

    02/19/2017 04:11:27
    1. Re: [UK-Schools] [UK-NEWSPAPER-EXTRACTS] (1)
    2. Lynne
    3. My apologies! My email account was hacked. :-( Lynne -----Original Message----- >From: Lynne <lklein@mindspring.com> >Sent: Feb 18, 2017 11:30 PM >To: UK-NEWSPAPER-EXTRACTS@rootsweb.com, UK-SCHOOLS@rootsweb.com, UK-WATCHMAKERS@rootsweb.com, UNITED-KINGDOM@rootsweb.com, UNSWORTH@rootsweb.com, WAROF1812@rootsweb.com, WOLTEMATE@rootsweb.com >Subject: Re: [UK-NEWSPAPER-EXTRACTS] (1) > >http://wingeddestinydragonxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    02/19/2017 04:08:18
    1. [UK-Schools] Free Update to Family Tree Maker is Now Available
    2. Lynne
    3. The announcement from Jack Minsky, President of Software MacKiev, is on Dick Eastman's Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter. See https://blog.eogn.com/2017/01/02/a-free-update-to-family-tree-maker-is-now-available/ or http://tinyurl.com/zohrupq Lynne

    01/03/2017 04:42:38