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Mike John's Monmouthshire Parish Records Website (General)

by donna howells @, Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 10:52 (563 days ago)

Hi

Does anybody know what has happened to this website? I have tried to access it today and it comes up with the message that it is not available. I would appreciate any information as this site was also a huge help in the search for family members who strayed across the borders!

Many thanks

Mike John's Monmouthshire Parish Records Website

by Jefff @, Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 13:27 (563 days ago) @ donna howells

Hi Donna,
from your description I'm afraid I'm not immediately familiar with this site and I thought I knew most of them, sounds a great site as you say.
When did you last use it ?
What website address do you have, please, so someone else can try the link ?

Lately my PC (running MS Vista) has started regularly posting "unavailable" messages when trying to access sites, yet on retrying usually works fine - I think its an old virus-related gremlin, perhaps this is the same for you, have you tried updating all your virus s/w and running scans etc, just a thought.
Jeff

Mike John's Mon Parish Records - Previous thread

by m p griffiths @, Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 14:03 (563 days ago) @ Jefff

Mike John's Mon Parish Records - Previous thread

by Peter Preece @, Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 14:50 (563 days ago) @ m p griffiths

I seem to be able to get on this useful web-site.
Please try:
http--freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monfamilies/monmouthshire-opc.htm

Hope this helps

Peter

Mike John's Mon Parish Records - Link to records

by m p griffiths @, Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 15:28 (563 days ago) @ Peter Preece

Peter the link wasn't quite right -

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monfamilies/monmouthshire-opc.htm

But the Monmouthshire Parish records - still seem unavailable.

Mike John's Mon Parish Records - Link to records

by Peter Preece @, Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 16:00 (563 days ago) @ m p griffiths

Hi MPG

Sorry about the http etc.

I am able to use this address to enter Mike Johns records, but not through the
FODFH site!

If you enter the site details into Google it comes up OK

Peter.

Mon Parish Records - Links to records

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 22:09 (563 days ago) @ Peter Preece

Hi MPG

Sorry about the http etc.

I am able to use this address to enter Mike Johns records, but not through the
FODFH site!

If you enter the site details into Google it comes up OK

Peter.


http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monfamilies/monmouthshire-opc.htm

If you click right mouse button, and open in a new window, I suspect it will open correctly......


or
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~monfamilies/monfh.htm

however the information is being reduced day by day

--
Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

Mike John's Monmouthshire Parish Records Website

by PhilipN @, Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 20:16 (563 days ago) @ donna howells

Those of us who have also been members of Mike's MonFH know there have been many recent difficulties which have also affected the records website. A group of former members are in the process of forming a new group, MonGenes. This is time consuming but they are doing a valiant job. Every effort is being made to make the records available through this group in due time. We should all be extremely grateful for the way this group has, and is, being run.

Mike John's Monmouthshire Parish Records Website

by Roger Griffiths @, Thursday, October 04, 2012, 10:20 (562 days ago) @ PhilipN

MonGenes is replacing the MJ Site. It is a Yahoo Groups Site. Membership is being uploaded alphabetically now. I believe the RootswebMonFamilies is still available or will be again.

Mike John's Monmouthshire Parish Records Website

by joss @, Monday, October 22, 2012, 20:12 (544 days ago) @ Roger Griffiths

Further to this discussion, MonGenes is now up and running with a group of nine hard working people at the helm and over 300 members. Everyone on the old MonFH group has been invited to join. Currently however it does not appear in the Yahoo directory of groups. I'm not one of the nine myself, but will have a word with one of them to see if folk around here can be invited too, as so many of us have both Mon and FOD connections.

Joss

Mike John's Monmouthshire Parish Records Website

by joss @, Friday, October 26, 2012, 11:26 (540 days ago) @ joss

Me again - within 24 hours of my last post, MonGenes was added to the Yahoo directory so anyone with Monmouthshire connections can now look it up and join. One of its features is a growing database of parish records inspired by the one here.
The old Monfh group is now ex-directory and closed to new members but if you already belong, it is still there and will be kept on as an archive.

Joss

Mike John's site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by mags54 @, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 00:49 (538 days ago) @ donna howells

Hi
Can anyone tell me what's happened to Mike John's site?I can't seem to find it anywhere. Between your site and his I've found so much info on my family which has been invaluable.
Mag

Mike John's site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by Jefff @, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 01:54 (538 days ago) @ mags54

Hi Mags,
It seems that site's going thro' some changes lately but is still available.
Hope this helps you, Jeff.

Mike John's site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by jjedwards @, Oakdale, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:07 (538 days ago) @ Jefff

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Mike John's site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by mags54 @, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 15:02 (538 days ago) @ Jefff

Hi Jeff
I'm still having no luck finding Mike John's site.I've spent nearly 3 hours this morning and can't even find MonGenes on Yahoo,what am I doing wrong?
Mags

Mike John's site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by Jefff @, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 15:33 (538 days ago) @ mags54

Hi Mags,
sorry I can't help you, insofar as I've never had much success myself logging into Yahoo usergroup sites etc, and I have never used the Mons site myself.
I suggest you try direct emailing Joss via their username on the post above. If all else fails maybe he or she could do a lookup for you ?

Good luck !

Mike John's site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by PhilipN @, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 15:54 (538 days ago) @ mags54

Try this: MonGenes-subscribe AT yahoogroups.com

Mike John's site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by Roger Griffiths @, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 23:14 (537 days ago) @ PhilipN

MonGenes AT Yahoogroups.com is certainly up and running. I belong to it. Members are posting to it daily. I get all the updates of incoming e-mails for MonGenes from Yahoo.

Mike John's site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by joss @, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 22:44 (536 days ago) @ Roger Griffiths

Sorry, been away with no internet access - still away actually, but this b&b has wifi.

For those looking for Mike's original site, I imagine he had taken it down himself. Or not. Maybe it will reappear. Or not. Possibly, according to some bizarre law of the universe, if people stop looking for it, it will be more likely to reappear. You know, like when you can't find your door keys. BUT, in the meantime, many, if not most, of the parish records that were on it are now on a friendly database on MonGenes.

For those who can't find MonGenes - go to http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/ and type MonGenes (all one word, just like that) into the "Find a Yahoo! Group" box.

For those not sure of my gender - yes I have a name that could be either, but I'm of the female persuasion.

TTFN

Joss

"New" site Monmouthshire Parish Records

by Jefff @, Friday, December 13, 2013, 22:40 (127 days ago) @ joss

I think I'm right in saying this is the new Monmouthshire website (I say think as I was never lucky enough to use the old one!, but the signs look good).
http://www.monfh.org.uk/

Clearly the site is still in the early stages, but already includes lots of good stuff and well-worth browsing, just one good example is this interesting detailed list of Births at Chepstow Workhouse.
http://www.monfh.org.uk/?p=36

Being a bit(?) thick, it took me a while to realise that many of the bold headings within the site's pages are actually active hyperlinks - so it's worth moving your mouse pointer about each page and see what might be "hiding", but I'm sure you'd have already spotted this.

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