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Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« on: Thursday 11 September 08 20:47 BST (UK) »
Given the lack of movement on a new server for the rootschat webspace, I have to assume that it is now unlikely, after 10 months, to be resuscitated. :(

There is a very helpful list of rootschat webspace sites here http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,23896.0.html. Given the status of the rootschat webspace, that thread is now of only academic interest ::)

I would like to start a thread listing rootschatters family history websites. It was great to look at all the other sites people had put together on the rootschat space - I certainly found it inspirational in setting me on the path of building my own site. I think we need a similar list to sustain that inspiration. :)

Like the earlier thread run by Biker/Berlin-Bob, if you want your site listed, you just PM me and I will add it to the list.

I'd welcome support from a moderator to get it stickied so it remains visible. :)

I won't start this until I get a few replies agreeing it's a good idea (or not, of course).

What do you think?

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Re: Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 September 08 20:50 BST (UK) »
An excellent idea, Julian  :)

Here's mine , as if you didn't know it  ;D


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Re: Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 September 08 21:01 BST (UK) »
Ditto that Julian

A brilliant idea, its always good to be able to check out other's websites. 

I miss the NOF club :(

Mine is below

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Re: Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 September 08 21:04 BST (UK) »
The NOF club's still there, Kerry. Just that we haven't had any queries of late  :)
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Re: Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 September 08 21:08 BST (UK) »
Perhaps I'll have to generate some then (in other words get on with my website) ;D ;D

Also advertising our websites in a more formal way might inspire some more rootschatters to join in and get websites of their own, I know that partly what inspired me in the first place

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Re: Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 September 08 21:28 BST (UK) »
Go for it Julian  :D  That free webspace websites list inspired me, too.

Here are mine:
http://mckayandwood.tribalpages.com/  (the tree)
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http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pruesfamily/Home.html (all the other stuff)

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Re: Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« Reply #6 on: Monday 15 September 08 17:14 BST (UK) »
I only had website on Rootschat for a couple of weeks and then it disappeared. However I now have another one at

www.granitecityroots.co.uk

Might be useful to some folks....
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Re: Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« Reply #7 on: Monday 15 September 08 20:33 BST (UK) »
Julien,

I made a similar suggestion some time ago, but unlike you, received no response :-\

My site can be found at http://www.mosleyfamilies.net and I would be delighted to participate.

I'd also be happy to help moderate if you still need a hand.

Good to see RootsChatters taking the initiative!!

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Re: Proposal for a central list of rootschatters FH websites
« Reply #8 on: Monday 15 September 08 21:59 BST (UK) »


Hi Julian !

Does it have to be Family History - can we do Honour Rolls also ??

Annie  :)
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