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
After some months, RootsWeb mailing lists are up and running on
updated software. A few things are changed, some for the better.
One of the items currently being addressed is why messages from
subscribers are not always going directly to the list. Sometimes these
posts are being held for administrative action. This could be because
the poster - although subscribed to the list - may not be registered
So my advice is to register with RootsWeb. It takes only a few moments
and might fix the posting issues.
If you had an account set up before, you can use the same email and
username, but you *must* choose a new password. If you are an Ancestry
member, please do not use the same password as you use there.
One of the great things about registering is that you will be able to
control many things about your list mail from Rootsweb without
contacting the listowner.
All the best,
What emerging tech are you excited about using in your genealogy? We can discuss it all. There are more in-depth lists about various aspects of DNA testing, but we can do general discussions about how best to choose tests and then to use results to further our family histories.
Do you use Facebook and other social media in your genealogy work? How about blogging, tweeting, using wikis, mapping, new genealogy websites? Tell us what you are trying, and what is working for you, and what is a waste of time or money.