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Offline Bristol20

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Geneanet purchased by Ancestry -
« on: Monday 15 November 21 05:56 GMT (UK) »
True?  My heart sank when I saw something about this happening.  Ancestry gutted the Rootsweb site so thoroughly that it's essentially useless today - and undoubtedly other websites that I hadn't used yet.  It's crushing to think about all that work posted on Rootsweb that's just gone. 
Ellyette, Eleyett, Ellyett, etc.
Wood (Ottiwell)
Jackson (Ephraim)
Browne, James, William, Richard
Pusey
Fries
Fishpaw
Williams, James
Smith Adam

Offline kanskar

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Census info-Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Rodway London 19-20c
Kirk London/Brum/Coventry/London 19c
Blower Warwicks 19c
Syrett/Brewer/Cranwell London 19c
Punter Herts/London 19c
Whitrow/Hutchings/Leeworthy/Goldsworthy/May - Devon 19-20c

Stoodley Dorset/Hants/Wilts 18-20c
Cooper/Clark Broughton, Hants 18c
Moody - East Dean/Sherfield English Hants 18/19c
White  Aspull/Wigan, Lancs 19-20c
West/Angel/Johnson/Clark  S. Wilts 19-20c
Edwards  Wardour/Ansty, Wilts 19c

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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
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YOUNG-Berkshire
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Re: Geneanet purchased by Ancestry -
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 November 21 08:26 GMT (UK) »
True?  My heart sank when I saw something about this happening.  Ancestry gutted the Rootsweb site so thoroughly that it's essentially useless today - and undoubtedly other websites that I hadn't used yet.  It's crushing to think about all that work posted on Rootsweb that's just gone. 
That comment is a bit unfair on Ancestry. Rootsweb servers suffered a failure in I think 2015, there was no adequate back-up and a lot of data was lost. Ancestry managed to get many of the websites working though some were lost and some have problems such as lost thumbnail images but the main image is in place and accessible by using the blank thumbnail.
I the mailing lists I think were subject to a business decision based on the emerging forums taking their place.
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Re: Geneanet purchased by Ancestry -
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 November 21 13:12 GMT (UK) »

Thanks Guy,

For the update.

Romilly.
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