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Help desk00:54, 8 June 2024Robin Patterson
Watercooler01:02, 8 June 2024Robin Patterson
Le Bistro (.fr)21:54, 21 September 2009Phlox
Watercooler (.nl)16:49, 31 October 2011ClubFavolosa
Places21:35, 20 June 2014


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  4. The Old Watercooler was closed off early in 2007. Some of its items were copied to pages here for ongoing discussion. What was left of it became its "Archive 3". See:
    1. Genealogy:Watercooler/Archive 1 - last item 12 January 2006
    2. Genealogy:Watercooler/Archive 2 - dates range from December 2005 to September 2006 apart from one reply dated December 2006
    3. Genealogy:Watercooler/Archive 3 - the leftovers, including some really old material of enduring value; most new items started in or after late August 2006
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