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A belated thank you to David and others for setting-up the new FG mailing
list. I am like others, a lurker; a few messages over the years but
constantly looking at the postings.
My main family research is concentrated on the early Stewart’s in Fermanagh
and hopefully to trace their origins back to Derry; that’s where I’ve been
told was their original location in the post plantation era.
Yes Viola, after a long sabbatical I’m back in the hunt for more
information about Robert Stewart (1802 – 1878) who was resident on
Rosscorkey Island, Parish of Cleenish in 1834 and perhaps earlier.
Hi Carole & Dee
> I have just discovered that BigPond has black listed our new mailing list server!
> That’s the reason that you, Dee, and anyone else using the bigpond email system
> is having problems subscribing and getting messages.
Thank you again David and all for rescuing our wonderful FG list.
It’s sooo disappointing that after 20+ years I will no longer be able to post or receive messages from
genie listers on your new FG mailing list.
This is especially puzzling to me, as I was able to subscribe from my Bigpond server and send and receive
messages to Fermanagh(a)groups.io <mailto:Fermanagh@groups.io>
To all on the list, thank you sooo much for all your help, support and encouragement. over the years.
Carole Elliott - NSW ~
I have spent the day chatting with Telstra and our service provider for the new list and the problem has now been resolved with Telstra bigpond.
I have tried subscribing from a bigpond email address and received a confirmation email, so you should be right to now subscribe to the new list if you use a bigpond email address.
Please go to the list information page and follow the instructions for subscribing. Our friendly moderators will approve your subscription when it comes through.
The information page is located here:
To all of you that are using Bigpond for their email account.
Telstra (Bigpond) have not responded to my request, nor to the request of our list service provider (this is not uncommon for Telstra).
Until I hear back from Telstra and have the blacklisting removed by them all I can suggest is that you consider having an email address from another email provider and use that to subscribe to the new list. Our mailing list is not blacklisted on any other service around the world (that I am aware of), just Telstra bigpond.
Bigpond in Australia are currently blocking emails from our new mailing list.
I have emailed Bigpond to try to resolve the issue and get it unblocked.
For those of you with bigpond email addresses please be patient while I get it sorted out.
There are two RW Fermanagh lists. I have started an io.group list for
the Fermanagh list as opposed to FG.
Everyone is of course welcome. Some people are on both RW lists.
Hope that explains.
I'm confused about the new list
I thought it had been decided to migrate to Groups.ie (& I signed up to a
recently-established "Fermanagh" group)
Now I've been invited to subscribe to what seems to be another
list,"Fermanagh-Gold". I did this expecting to hear from Groups.io but got
confirmation from what appears to be Rootsweb-based mailer and no reference
Because of computer malfunction, I have only just found out about the closure of Rootsweb FG.
Thank you so much to David and all, for setting up our new list, your efforts are very much appreciated.
Carole Elliott ~ New South Wales.
As you may already know, the FERMANAGH-GOLD mailing list on RootsWeb is closing on 2nd March 2020.
RootsWeb have decided to close all mailing lists on RootsWeb.
Marge, Viola, Eilish, Clive, and I have been working away in the background to set up a new list.
Our new FERMANAGH-GOLD list is finally up and running and ready to accept members.
We are in the process of sending out invitations to existing members of this list and you should receive your invitation within the next day or so.
We are doing it this way to minimise the work required by moderators and avoiding a flood of people trying to subscribe all at once.
Please be patient and we will let you know once all invitations have been sent out.
Thanks for your patience and we hope to see you on our new list soon.
David Johnston has set up a new list for us. We are in the process of testing it now and will open up subscriptions soon
WATCH YOUR EMAILS
Marge in Southern California
Golden, Sullivan, Kelly, Shea, O'Connor in Kerry and Connecticut
Fee, Cassidy, Gilbride in Fermanagh, Cavan and Connecticut
Lynch in Kildare, Limerick and Connecticut
Walsh, Stackpole, Donovan, Garry, Kelly, Lyng, and collateral lines of Cassidy, Clowney/Clooney, Cribbin, Doyle, Dunne, Dunny, Kane, King, Lynch, Macnamee in Kildare
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter has a piece about the end of the
> 1. Groups.io (Linda Foh)
> Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 01:41:13 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Linda Foh <lindafoh(a)epix.net>
> Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD -Groups.io
> To: fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com
> Message-ID: <802015428.12280948.1578879673869(a)mail.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> Has anyone looked into Groups.io? I got this from the Leitrim Rootsweb list, moderated by Pat Connors. It might be worth asking her about it:
> It is sad to say that Rootsweb is closing it's doors on March 2nd. Since I have heard that many will miss our lists and want to continue it elsewhere, I have set up a new list over at groups.io
> If you would like to be part of the list, please go to:
> Sign up to be a member of the list and then the list will work much likethe Rootsweb lists. If you have any questions, feel free to email at this email address.
Has anyone looked into Groups.io? I got this from the Leitrim Rootsweb list, moderated by Pat Connors. It might be worth asking her about it:
It is sad to say that Rootsweb is closing it's doors on March 2nd. Since I have heard that many will miss our lists and want to continue it elsewhere, I have set up a new list over at groups.io
If you would like to be part of the list, please go to:
Sign up to be a member of the list and then the list will work much likethe Rootsweb lists. If you have any questions, feel free to email at this email address.
Pat Connors http://www.connorsgenealogy.com
HI Lynn, yes one of the things is that has happened to me is that after I posted a photo of what I have taken from my original 19th cent. Portrait of a family member, someone else on Ancestry takes a screen shot of my photo, re-edits my image (which is a violation of my copyright) and then posts the image in their own tree as if it was their original. Other than the copyright issue; the problem that I see with this is that other cousins do not know who has the original in their possession to contact if they want a high resolution image suitable for printing and framing; which I am always happy to share. So, I only post portrait photos that I think immediate cousins already have. As for the Archives(r) product from Ancestry, the posted web page that posts all of our conversations, would be an example of an “index” so although we were the original composer of an email to the list, we cannot use technology to make copies of the pages as structured. But we can use our individual posts in any way we wish. Does that make sense?
Sent from my iPad
> On Jan 11, 2020, at 11:11 PM, Lynn Elves <elvesgandalf(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Shannon, thanks for the info.
> I will be considering what I post for sure. Ancestry is not technically changing documents submitted eg a photo, all photos do have copyright of the person taking them, however yes the software belongs to Ancestry, along with how the program works, but I think with the Archival type material, that is why Ancestry diverts you, as it is the property of the Achives. Interesting topic.
> Lynn Cheshire Cat in Oz
By diverts us, do you mean when Ancestry warns us we are going to
another website such as FindaGrave?
On 1/12/20 4:05 AM, fermanagh-gold-request(a)rootsweb.com wrote:
> but I think with the Archival type material, that is why Ancestry diverts you, as it is the property of the Achives.
Starting to comb through some of the older records online I have found
surnames to add to my list - MAGUIRE and JOHNSTON, after ignoring most of
the many posts to this list with those names. Lots more digging to do, but
if this triggers anything I thought I should throw this out. I have found
the following direct ancestors and I continue to research all possible
connections and siblings:
John BEATTY of Greaghacapple married Eleanor MAGUIRE of Drumguiff on
James GAWLEY of 'Drumbohis' (Drumbroughas?) married Sarah JOHNSTON of
Cortrasna on 22-Nov-1822
Just in case this is helpful, I saw this in another group I'm a member of:
Rootsweb has apparently announced that is getting rid of lists at the
beginning of March. Several of the rootsweb lists I'm on have already
migrated to io groups at https://groups.io .
> On Jan 11, 2020, at 9:53 AM, JANET MORGAN <jmorgan441(a)aol.com> wrote:
> Yes the traffic did go down. Then the servers went down. I think we lost some during that time.
> I think many of us long timers have the info we want/need/can get and are at a place waiting for new info to come.
> I have not noticed many newcomers. Most younger are using the internet google, Facebook and whatever else. Since rootsweb did no advertising they might stumble on it.
> Janet Morgan
>>>>> On Jan 11, 2020, at 12:03 AM, Eilish Gmail <eilish7(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Vynette,
>> You of all people who have done so much for the people on this list, owe no apology.
>> On another note, I have noticed that the traffic on this list has lessened. It began in the new year of 2017.
>>>> On 11/01/2020 9:27 am, Vynette Sage wrote:
>>> I hadn't first read the very most recent postings. I should have read every
>>> email before posting my own. I Apologize for not following the
>>> instructions found in those postings.
>>> Vynette Sage
>>> Pine, Arizona
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