Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.
Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb
If you use Internet Explorer as your browser, read on.
It's been discovered that if you right click on a .gz file in our Deed Data Pool and
select Save, the browser actually decompresses the file as it saves it. Unfortunately
it doesn't tell you this, so it continues to look like a .gz file to you. If you try to unzip
it there is an unhelpful error message-- "Invalid archive directory". You don't need
to unzip the file. Just rename it to .mbl (if you want to open it DeedMapper), or
to .txt (if you want to look at it in a text editor).