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    1. [W-March] Re: [E-M] Re: Our Rootsweb lists are going away
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 12:20 AM Terrie Burrell <moontrunk@gmail.com> wrote: > I’m interested. I haven’t been doing much in the last few years but will be > starting up again this year. > > On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Valorie Zimmerman < > valorie.zimmerman@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I am shocked about this. We've been sharing information and helping one > > another on these lists for over 20 years. Thank you subscribers and > > contributors over the years. This email is addressed to the East Marches, > > Scot Middle Marches and West Marches lists, which have been sadly > > underused. > > > > Here is the text of the announcement to all of us listowners: > > > > Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb > will > > > be discontinued. 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 > > > > > > We have no Message Boards for the Marches, but the counties can be quite > > useful: Selkirk, for instance is quite a tiny county: > > > https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.britisles.scotland.sel/mb.ashx > > with over 1000 messages. I urge you to use it, and all the boards, > > especially because you can upload photos and other images to the boards, > > which are not available here on the list. Usually posting to the Locality > > board is most useful, by the way. > > > > We do have the option to create a list elsewhere, and I'm willing to do > > that, if you want that. What do you think of the idea of a Scottish > Borders > > and Marches list? > > > > I've created one new group on Groups.io and am willing to create a > > SCT-Borders&Marches@groups.io group if you are interested. Here is an > > example: https://groups.io/g/newzealand/. We can do a lot there that we > > can't do here, so check it out! > > > > *If you are interested, please respond* here on the list. If not, that's > > fine too. > > > > I'll miss you here, no matter what the future holds. > > > > Valorie > Slightly different plan. Rather than our own group, I'm creating a sub-group to the new Scotland-Genealogy@groups.io . I just did this for the SCT-Selkirkshire list and it's working well. I think rather thank splitting into 20 tiny lists, we should unite. Groups.io makes it east to mute topics in which you are not interested and is very flexible in many other ways. I hope you'll join us. You'll be getting an invitation soon. If you are not interested, just discard. Valorie

    01/12/2020 01:28:41
    1. [W-March] Our Rootsweb lists are going away
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. I am shocked about this. We've been sharing information and helping one another on these lists for over 20 years. Thank you subscribers and contributors over the years. This email is addressed to the East Marches, Scot Middle Marches and West Marches lists, which have been sadly underused. Here is the text of the announcement to all of us listowners: Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will > be discontinued. 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 We have no Message Boards for the Marches, but the counties can be quite useful: Selkirk, for instance is quite a tiny county: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.britisles.scotland.sel/mb.ashx with over 1000 messages. I urge you to use it, and all the boards, especially because you can upload photos and other images to the boards, which are not available here on the list. Usually posting to the Locality board is most useful, by the way. We do have the option to create a list elsewhere, and I'm willing to do that, if you want that. What do you think of the idea of a Scottish Borders and Marches list? I've created one new group on Groups.io and am willing to create a SCT-Borders&Marches@groups.io group if you are interested. Here is an example: https://groups.io/g/newzealand/. We can do a lot there that we can't do here, so check it out! *If you are interested, please respond* here on the list. If not, that's fine too. I'll miss you here, no matter what the future holds. Valorie

    01/11/2020 02:39:40
    1. [W-March] Hi folks, if you need help with the list....
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Rootsweb has a nice help page now: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/listsHelp Hope this helps, Valorie -- http://about.me/valoriez

    04/06/2018 11:43:53
    1. [W-March] Rootsweb lists are alive again!
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Hello everybody, After some months, RootsWeb mailing lists are up and running on updated software. A few things are changed, some for the better. One of the items currently being addressed is why messages from subscribers are not always going directly to the list. Sometimes these posts are being held for administrative action. This could be because the poster - although subscribed to the list - may not be registered with RootsWeb. So my advice is to register with RootsWeb. It takes only a few moments and might fix the posting issues. Instructions: http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/listindexes/setupmail If you had an account set up before, you can use the same email and username, but you *must* choose a new password. If you are an Ancestry member, please do not use the same password as you use there. One of the great things about registering is that you will be able to control many things about your list mail from Rootsweb without contacting the listowner. All the best, Valorie list admin -- http://about.me/valoriez

    03/26/2018 09:14:53
    1. [W-March] McKilrea or McIlrea
    2. Marjorie Goodfellow
    3. Recently, I discovered several mentions of this surname in Wigtownshire in the 17th century. They are Michael McIlrea in Culmore, a witness to a bond held at NAS (GD141/220) and Marg. McKilrae in Ochorck, as well as Michael and Eupham McKilrae and Helen McKilrae (two separate households) in Knockincrosh. A cousin and I, both descendants of McElrea women, have started a McElrea one-name study site with the aim of discovering more about the origins of this unusual surname and its variants. We wonder whether its origin is Scottish even though our ancestors left Northern Ireland for North America in the 19th century. Can anyone help us find out more about these Wigtownshire McKilrae or McIlrea families? Marjorie Goodfellow Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

    11/16/2012 12:32:02
    1. Re: [W-March] John Elliott born c 1824 in Bewcastle (Cumberland) then to Ontario
    2. Bridget Casson
    3. Hi Marshall Don't think this sounds like the same John Elliot, but you might find it interesting, taken from an article about "Cumbrians in Canada" published in 1889 in the Carlisle Patriot Cheers Bridget John Elliott (now of London, Ontario) born at Shaw Head, Bewcastle, in 1820, emigrated with his parents to Canada in 1827, and settled in the township of Trafalgar, between Hamilton and Toronto. His father, who is still remembered by the older settlers in the county of Peel under the soubriquet of "old Daddy Elliot" founded the town of Brampton, the capital of Peel, now a flourishing place of six or seven thousand inhabitants. The subject of our sketch, as became a loyal Cumbrian, served in the Militia during the rebellion of '37. After engaging in a variety of undertakings, he commenced, in 1852, in conjunction with Captain Burgess, another Cumbrian, a foundry in London, Ontario, which proved a great success and which finally expanded into one of the largest concerns in the Province, employing over one hundred hands and turning out thousands of agricultural implements annually. > Hi Folks.....brand new to your site and quite interested in this area! My > ggggrandfather came to Trafalgar Township, > Ontario, Canada. He arrived as a young man (I believe before he was 20) and > initially worked as a tailor and then became > a Wesleyan Methodist Minister 1n 1861 or so! If rings any bells would love to > hear!! > > Cheers Aye! > Marshall Elliott

    11/26/2008 04:44:25
    1. [W-March] Johnston/es in Poldean
    2. Cliff. Johnston
    3. Poldean is located south of Moffat. The Johnston/es who came from the line of Herbert & his son Symon of Johnston, Nese, Glennybank and Poldean, for the most part settled within a 4.5-5 mile radius of Moffatt in the early days. After the sale of Poldean in 1742 they seemed to have scattered like a covey of quail to the 4 corners of the world. Those of us with ancestors who stopped over in Ireland often have great difficulty finding documentation. Y-DNA testing has provided many of us Johnston/es with a valuable genealogy tool. While most Johnston/es are of Celtic origin a small group of us are of Danish Viking ancestry. Many of us are descendants of Herbert & his son Symon of Johnston, Nese, Glennybank and Poldean. We invite all interested individuals to participate with us on our new Yahoo group site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JohnstonsInPoldean/ In the Files section there are a several files with our Y-DNA information. One file has 3 Sheets. We welcome any and all informed opinions and assistance that you all can give us. Good hunting, Cliff. Johnston "May the best you've ever seen, Be the worst you'll ever see;" from A Scots Toast by Allan Ramsay

    11/23/2008 04:54:42
    1. Re: [W-March] John Elliott born c 1824 in Bewcastle (Cumberland) thento Ontario
    2. Earl Beaty
    3. Marshall, I am no help at all with your Canadian ancestry. The Beatties and Elliotts were neighbors in the Scottish West March before 1600AD. We don't have father-to-son links that far back, but we have done a lot of DNA testing and fortune has smiled on us. We have good evidence that our family lived in Eskdale before the diaspora about 1600. --Earl ----- Original Message ----- From: <marshallelliott@cogeco.ca> To: <WEST-MARCHES@rootsweb.com> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 6:10 PM Subject: [W-March] John Elliott born c 1824 in Bewcastle (Cumberland) thento Ontario > Hi Folks.....brand new to your site and quite interested in this area! My ggggrandfather came to Trafalgar Township, > Ontario, Canada. He arrived as a young man (I believe before he was 20) and initially worked as a tailor and then became > a Wesleyan Methodist Minister 1n 1861 or so! If rings any bells would love to hear!! > > Cheers Aye! > Marshall Elliott > (cell/voicemail) 705 930 9053 > (home) 705 748 4843

    11/18/2008 09:39:31
    1. [W-March] John Elliott born c 1824 in Bewcastle (Cumberland) then to Ontario
    2. Hi Folks.....brand new to your site and quite interested in this area! My ggggrandfather came to Trafalgar Township, Ontario, Canada. He arrived as a young man (I believe before he was 20) and initially worked as a tailor and then became a Wesleyan Methodist Minister 1n 1861 or so! If rings any bells would love to hear!! Cheers Aye! Marshall Elliott (cell/voicemail) 705 930 9053 (home) 705 748 4843

    11/17/2008 01:10:16
    1. [W-March] Visiting Selkirkshire -- where to stay, what to see?
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. My father, sister and I plan to visit Selkirkshire this spring, to see where my Dad's gggrandfather was born before emigrating in 1832. We would love to stay as close as possible to Yarrow or Yarrow Feus, where Walter Scott COWAN was born in 1817. (See http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/COWAN/2002-09/1032072568 for more information about these COWANs.) I would like any recommendations of good places to stay, restaurants, and any local sights we should not miss. We might swing a day or two of research locally if I can arrange that too. If you prefer to email me, write to valorie dot zimmerman at gmail dot com. Thanks! Valorie

    01/01/2008 07:24:27
    1. [W-March] Geograph British Isles
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Wonderful site! The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. See them at http://www.geograph.org.uk/ Valorie -- All my pages: http://valorie.zimmerman.googlepages.com

    05/06/2007 06:17:23
    1. [W-March] KIRKCUDBRIGHT- GALLOWAY, PARISH IRONGRAY-DUNDRENNAN
    2. Kim Barlow
    3. Hi List, Searching for any information on Robert and Jannet McLeod (Clouden), her maiden name was Aitken born in Kirkcudbright and he was born in Galloway , parish irongray, Robert grew up in Shawhead. Robert was born in Jan of 1774 and Jannet was born in 1777 and they married in 1799 in Dundrennan, they came to Nova Scotia in 1817 with eight children. I was hoping to connect with anyone having copies of the old letters that were written from the early 1820's to and from Nova Scotia to Scotland, there are some 30 letters that I know of. I have a small family history that was done in the 1970's and some excerpt of the letters were in the book. If anyone has any old letters, documents or information on this family please e-mail me at jennill@cogeco.ca Thank You Kim in Ontario

    03/28/2007 03:26:03
    1. [W-March] [ADMIN] Safe on the other side, & Special note to Digest subscribers
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Hi all, it seems that our list has been migrated to the new system, and all is well. Please report any problems privately, to the -admin address (West-Marches-admin@rootsweb.com, no -L, no -D). And speaking of no -L, no -D: if you have not yet added our listname without the -L to your addressbook, please do so now while you are thinking of it. Don't remove the old one yet, since some people will still use the old address, and that will work for awhile. Now, as for Digests -- you can no longer subscribe to both the list posts and the digests with the same email address. If you formerly were, you have lost your digest at this point. Because of the way that the new list software handles the lists, you will have to sub to the digests with an alternate address. If you need a free gmail account, write to me at valorie dot zimmerman at gmail dot com and I will send you an invitation. Hotmail and Yahoo will also work. Finally, if you like the way the digests now arrive, great! If you would prefer MIME digests, which are easier for some OE users, please drop a note to the -admin address and I will change you over to MIME digests. Valorie

    09/05/2006 02:20:50
    1. [WEST-MARCHES] Fw: Elliot Stavert Hardie
    2. Roy
    3. > Hi All, > > Still searching for my Great Uncle, Elliot Stavert Hardie who died at > Dingleton Hospital around 1950. Can't find a gravestone could some kind > soul have a look at any burial records for Merose or Hawick for me. I've > already checked the abvious Castleton church yards. > > Regards > > Roy > > > ==== SCT-MIDDLE-MARCHES Mailing List ==== > To contact the List Admin: mailto:SCT-MIDDLE-MARCHES-admin@rootsweb.com > > To unsubscribe send an email to: SCT-MIDDLE-MARCHES-L-request@rootsweb.com > (In Digest Mode change the "L" to a "D") with the word unsubscribe > in the body of the message. > > ============================== > Jumpstart your genealogy with OneWorldTree. Search not only for > ancestors, but entire generations. Learn more: > http://www.ancestry.com/s13972/rd.ashx > > >

    09/03/2006 03:09:00
    1. How British names conquered the world - or not
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Interesting article in the Telegraph called "How British names conquered the world," about how surnames have spread from England, or not. Find it at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/08/31/nsurnames31.xml If that URL doesn't work for you, perhaps this one will: http://tinyurl.com/jfacj For more on surname research, see: http://genweblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/surnames.html Enjoy, Valorie http://valorie.zimmerman.googlepages.com

    08/31/2006 07:19:18
    1. You may notice something different here, soon
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Hi, all. Rootsweb is moving to a new list system, and our list is scheduled to be moved this week. You may notice nothing, or some small differences. You probably got an email from "announce@mail.rootsweb.com" explaining what was happening, unless it landed in your SPAM folder. If you need to see the entire email, please contact me privately. However, here is a list of the changes you might notice: 1. Digest subscribers will notice a small difference in the layout, volume and issue numbers of the list digests. If your digests arrive in a different format than you are used to and you would like it changed, contact me privately at the list admin address, which stays the same: LISTNAME-admin@rootsweb.com. Also, if you run into any unusual or confusing occurrences with mail from this list that could possibly be related to the changeover, let me know at the admin address. 2. The "-L" is being dropped from the official list name. This means the "from" address your mailing list emails come from will be slightly different- ListName@rootsweb.com instead of the current ListName-L@rootsweb.com. ** You may have to adjust your spam filters or put the new address on your "accept" list to prevent it from being caught in your "junk" folder. ** If you use email headers to filter list mail to a special folder in your email program, check whether your filters will need tweaking under the new system. 3. If you previously subscribed to the list in both L and D modes using the same email address you will find that you are no longer subbed in Digest mode. The new software doesn't permit the same address to be subbed in both L and D modes. Therefore, if you wish to receive both modes, you will need to subscribe to the digests using a different email address. Write to me at valorie dot zimmerman at gmail dot com if you would like an invite to gmail, one of the free email systems available. Yahoo and Hotmail will also work well. This sounds like a big change, but it doesn't have to change the way you use the list. Here's why: - You will still be able to send messages to the list using the "ListName-L@rootsweb.com" email address you use today. Additionally, you can choose to drop the "-L" and send your messages to ListName@rootsweb.com. Both addresses will work after the list has been migrated. - You will still be able to subscribe and unsubscribe to the mail or digest mode by sending your request to ListName-L-request@rootsweb.com or ListName-D-request@rootsweb.com as you do today. You will also be able to unsubscribe from the mail or digest mode by sending your "unsubscribe" message to LISTNAME-request@rootsweb.com. Be sure to use the command in the Subject line, not just the body of the message. --- Please continue to send your queries, data, and responses to the list as usual. It is a great time to post a new query to try to break down those brick walls. I have a number of lists moving this week; sorry for the form letter! Eventually we will all be very happy that this move was made, difficult as it is for the staff and list administrators right now. It's like moving from an old house with a leaky roof and bad plumbing into a new modern place -- very cool, but the move is still difficult! All the best, Valorie PS: Exact timing of the move: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/migrate_sched.html

    08/29/2006 09:16:38
    1. Re: WEST-MARCHES-D Digest V06 #2
    2. In a message dated 08/10/2006 3:00:56 P.M. Central Daylight Time, WEST-MARCHES-D-request@rootsweb.com writes: WEST-MARCHES-D-request@rootsweb.com unsubscribe

    08/25/2006 10:53:34
    1. British Genealogy Seminar in September
    2. The Maryland Genealogical Society is sponsoring a British Genealogy seminar in September in Columbia, Maryland. This two-day seminar features British genealogists, Paul Blake and Maggie Loughran whose American tour begins in Boston at the FGS and ends in Maryland. For more information and to meet the discount registration deadline visit the MdGenSoc site at www.mdgensoc.org Gary B. Ruppert Baltimore http://home.att.net/~g.ruppert

    08/09/2006 07:25:52
    1. Genealogy Lookup Forum
    2. Joan L. Asche
    3. FROM: GenealogyLookUp@aol.com Genealogy Look Up Forum is a web site of volunteers who will do various types of look ups such as, Births, Deaths, Cemetery, Census, and marriage. The site even has it own genealogy chat which is helpful to those wanting to get genealogy advice from a live person. The URL is below to visit this site. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealogylookup/ ________________ This is an informational email only. Please do not direct comments or questions regarding this website on this list send them to GenealogyLookUp@aol.com DO NOT cross post this message to any other mailing list without permission of that list's admin. Have a great day! Sincerely, Joan Admin -- --

    12/28/2005 02:14:47
    1. PLEASE READ: From the Admin
    2. Joan L. Asche
    3. Hi To All List Members, Joan Asche, List Admin stopped by my site, postcards.rootsweb.com and created a Virtual Card just for you! To pick up your card, simply point your browser at the page listed below. http://postcards.rootsweb.com/cards/dec23-3419921408.html The card will remain on the server for about one month, so please print it out or save it as soon as you can. Cards By Maggie http://postcards.rootsweb.com/ Happy Holidays, Joan Admin Please visit my Christmas Greetings site: http://www.jasche.com/XMas.html --

    12/23/2005 01:29:37