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  • Phil Johnston
    Jan 29, 2010
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      Dear Johnston members

      I have recently received a comprehensive family tree tracing the Johnston descendants in Australia commencing with George and Esther

      Do not have it electronically unfortunately but happy to provide specific  info if needed




      Phil Johnston | Managing Director

      Johnstaff Projects Pty Ltd
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      From: JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Basil Johnston
      Sent: Friday, 29 January 2010 10:08 PM
      To: JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [JohnstonAustralia] Re - Recent Spam Mail



      Hello there,

      I'm have found your emails very interesting but what I would like to know is why have the Johnstons of Islay not been included in the interest of the Johnstons of Scotland it'self. Angus Johnston who immigrated to Australia round about 1835 with his family, became well known in the building of the tramways and a bridge. One of the family members became a mayor. I'm sure there is more information out there from this little band of Johnstons from Islay .


      Many thanks for your ear.


      Basil Johnston

      South Africa .


      From: Don Johnston <petenv@optusnet. com.au>
      To: JohnstonAustralia@ yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Fri, January 29, 2010 11:48:26 AM
      Subject: [JohnstonAustralia] Re - Recent Spam Mail


      Evening’ All;


      My apologies for the recent spam posting allegedly from Patrick Johnston out of Liverpool in the UK .


      As an explanation;

      For some years now our Group by default has allowed all emails to go through without being moderated, that is I’d always believed that as we’re a niche group there really shouldn’t be any reason for any of us to have our emails or requests or any other matter to be checked-ff, if you like, before it is approved to be sent out to all of us.


      I do moderate a couple of other Groups, one being genealogical and the other a Global industry Group with well over a thousand subscribers, these have now been in existence for well over 10 years and without exception [as they’re moderated] I’ve never ever experienced any of that spam stuff.


      As the originator of the email was a Patrick Johnston out of Liverpool in the UK he probably isn’t even aware that he sent it, sadly he uses a “Hotmail” address and as such has left himself open to all sorts of invasions from all sorts of places, it’s now quite obvious that his email address is infected and has been compromised, I will [after I send this explanation] remove his address from our Group, and if you all don’t mind will, for a period of time revert all emails to being approved before they’re posted to the Group.


      I will add that this action is in no way being a censorship procedure, just a process to ensure for awhile that you do NOT receive any spam via our Group, I understand that this is a first and I’ll ensure it’s the last.


      I hope you all fared well over our Christmas period wherever you may be and that 010 brings exciting results for your research, it also could be a good time to re-list your interests as some new people have come on board, and also to refresh us all of your quests?


      As an aside I recently have undertaken a role of representing the “The Johnson/Johnston/ Johnstone DNA Surname Project” as their New Zealand & Australian Librarian which is pretty exciting and a new growth area of assisting our research, Keith Johnson in New Zealand was previously working with this important task and as it’s a pretty new project felt for some strong reasons to give someone else the opportunity, I’d lime to thank Keith for that opportunity as it simply enhances growth in this Group too, I’ll send you all more in-depth information about the DNA  and OUR global Surname Project later. [Before I do that however, if any of you have travelled this road I’d love to hear from you to enable your details to be inserted….]


      Best Wishes

      Don Johnston in Melbourne AU, and my worthy Cousin in Adelaide , South Australia .


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