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From: "Josephine Jeremiah" <>
Subject: [B&S] Safe after Christchurch earthquake
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:17:14 -0000
Last night, I was glad to hear that my long-time correspondent and her
family are safe in New Zealand. This morning I have had another message
from former B & S list member, Dianne in Christchurch, which she has asked
me to convey to the list:
> Hi Josephine,
> have just popped into the Bristol and Somerset archives rootsweb site -
> please thank everyone from me and Christchurch for their thoughts and
> especially to you. It has been a trying time and now our thoughts are
> with those who now are trying to cope with bereavements and some still
> trying to find loved family members. We are a small city compared to
> some but this to all of us here is a personal tragedy. We have lost some
> very important heritage buildings, some that will never be replaced and
> a lot of these dating back to when our ancestors arrived in New Zealand.
> Please convey my email to all of my friends on the Bristol and Rootsweb
> site and to you Josephine, who all helped me tremendously in the past
> regarding my Hobbs / Rippingille family in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
> Whilst I am not subscribed to the Bristol and Somerset site at present I
> still hover in the background and I still enjoy reading the various
> threads regarding other members family research on this site.