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From: "Gary Lee" <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] GENMASSACHUSETTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 88;Re: Rootsweb move to Ancestry
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 10:06:59 -0700
I have a small problem with what they are saying. I find that most sites
are now so linked to Ancestry that trying to find something usually brings
one back to Ancestry and their push to join. I began with them in 99 and my
little subcription to vital records, newspapers and such is now just for the
family trees. I have been grandfathered in and new folks can no longer
subscribe to just one element. It has proved to be a very good resource for
me. I have to wonder just how long free will remain on any of the gensites.
I have been sending away for information and spending less than if I had a
full subcription to Ancestry.com. It is inconvenient to say the least and an
antiquated way to do it. But it does work. I still use Rootsweb and hope
it will, as they say, a free info site.
Linda in Cosi
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Subject: GENMASSACHUSETTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 88
> Today's Topics:
> 1. Ezra Hathaway (Donald Taylor)
> 2. Something is happening ! (kathy hribal)
> 3. Question about NEHGS (Jan)
> 4. Re: Question about NEHGS ()
> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:40:45 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Donald Taylor <>
> Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Ezra Hathaway
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> I am trying to help someone connect their Hathaway ancestor Ezra, thought
> to be a son of an earlier Ezra. We believe that Ezra2 married first an
> Aldrich as he named his first daughter and second child Elixabeth Aldrich
> Hathaway. I found a marriage intention for an Ezra Hathaway and an
> Elizabeth Aldrich at Uxbridge, Mass and a death notice for a widow
> Hathaway we believe is the mother of Ezra Hathaway2 which says she was
> buried at Warren. Now if my memory serves me right isn't or wasn't Warren,
> Mass in Bristol County and didn't part of Bristol County become Bristol
> County, R.I.? I know there is a Warren, R.I. but not sure if it is the
> same Warren as was in Mass. Also is there anyone near there who would be
> willing to look for their graves to see if any other Hathways are bureid
> with them? This would help to see which line of Hathaways they were
> connected to. I didn't find them in the R.I. Cemeteries database online or
> in a search at NEHGS cemeteries.
> Don Taylor
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> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 18:25:26 -0500
> From: "kathy hribal" <>
> Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Something is happening !
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> I am wondering WHY everything is being moved to Ancestry.com as it, at
> to me-is the biggest rip-off of them all!!! And I do believe after the
> we-the serachers WILL find some problems in the navigation--for instance
> constant nagging to Ancestry to JOIN them!!!! Not!!!!!!!!!!!!
>> *This is the announcement:
>> RootsWeb to be Moved to Ancestry.com
>> The following was written by Tim Sullivan, CEO of The Generations
>> Network, Inc. and is posted here at the RootsWeb blog:
>> As you know, The Generations Network has hosted and funded the Rootsweb
>> online community since June 2000, thereby maintaining RootsWeb as the
>> world's oldest and largest free genealogy website. /[Before that,
>> RootsWeb belonged to itself. It was an early volunteer, free website
>> that grew and grew until it could not support itself any longer. TGN
>> took it over but promised to keep it free. kg] /TGN remains committed
>> to this mission and believes that RootsWeb is an absolutely invaluable
>> and complementary resource to Ancestry.com, our flagship commercial
>> family history site. We believe in both services and want to see both
>> communities prosper and grow.
>> As part of this goal, we have decided to "transplant" RootsWeb onto the
>> Ancestry.com domain beginning next week. This move will not change the
>> RootsWeb experience or alter the ease of navigation to or within
>> RootsWeb. RootsWeb will remain a free online experience. What will be
>> different is that the Web address for all RootsWeb pages will change
>> from www.rootsweb.com to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Again, the RootsWeb
>> experience is not changing.
>> The decision to host RootsWeb on Ancestry.com is being made for one
>> primary reason: we believe that the users of each of our two main
>> websites can be better served if they have access to the best services
>> available on both. Simply stated, we want to introduce more Ancestry.com
>> users to RootsWeb and vice versa.
>> Today, despite the fact that Ancestry.com and RootsWeb.com are the two
>> most frequently visited family history sites on the Web, only 25 percent
>> of visitors to Ancestry.com visited RootsWeb in January 2008, while only
>> 20 percent of visitors to RootsWeb visited Ancestry.com (according to
>> Comscore Media Metrix). We think we will serve our users best by doing a
>> better job of letting them know what is available on both Ancestry.com
>> and RootsWeb. Hosting RootsWeb on Ancestry.com is the first step towards
>> making this happen, but we will absolutely look for more and better ways
>> down the road to advance this goal.
>> Hosting RootsWeb on Ancestry.com will also make it easier for us to make
>> changes and improvements to the RootsWeb experience in the future.
>> All old RootsWeb URLs will continue to work, whether they are bookmarks
>> or favorites, links to or from a hosted page or URLs manually typed in
>> your Internet browser. We will have a redirect in place so that all old
>> URLs will automatically end up on the appropriate new RootsWeb URL. You
>> will never need to update your old favorites or links unless you want
>> to. We have worked to make the transition as seamless as possible for
>> our users, and this change should have a minimal impact on your
>> experience with the site.
>> RootsWeb will remain a free online experience dedicated to providing you
>> with a place where our community can find their roots together. If you
>> have questions regarding this change please email them to
>> Tim Sullivan
>> The Generations Network, Inc.
>>> Why are persons moving their rootsweb or genweb sites to another server
>>> I tried getting vital records from Plymouth County and everything on
>>> there were books to be purchased for $24.95 etc, but no info.
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 21:06:31 -0400
> From: "Jan" <>
> Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Question about NEHGS
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> I found a record in 1899 and the NEHGS site says Image Not Available.
> are years before and after 1899 that the images are available. Does anyone
> know if this means the records aren't available to NEHGS or that they have
> not been scanned yet.
> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 03:19:25 +0000 (GMT)
> Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Question about NEHGS
> To: Jan <>
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> Many images aren't properly linked in some of the databases. Volunteers
> are working to fix them.
> Try just entering the volume and page no other information. Up will come a
> list of all records on that page. Look for one that has an image
> available. Click on that image and the page will come up. You can then
> scroll through the page until you find the line you are looking for.
> Good Luck.i
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