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
This is a reminder that the Rootsweb lists will end on March 2nd. As a
replacement for many of my lists, I have restarted them on the groups.io
mailing list which is free and not hard to learn to use.
Because this list is extremely slow, I have hesitated to add the list to
groups.io without hearing from the members of this list as to whether you
want to keep the list alive.
Please answer on the list, and not send your answer to me, personally. I
would like all to see whether there is enough posters who want to move the
list on groups.io
For your information, many Rootsweb lists have already moved. I started a
list over there called, 'Cornwall' if you want to join.
Also, keep an eye on my website. I have many new discs with Cornwall data
that I hope to transcribe and put on online on my website (Cornwall
section). I just have not have the time with the switching of the Rootsweb
lists to groups.io
Pat Connors, Sacramento CA
As many of you probably already know, Rootsweb has announced that they
are stopping the Rootsweb mailing lists as of March 2nd.
I am thinking of starting a mailing list where I can send regular
notices when ever I add data to any of the Cornwall pages I have on my
website. I have been planning to putting more Cornwall records up on my
website. Over the holidays, I obtained cd's with Cornwall wills, church
records and census data that I obtained with the idea of transcribing
the data and to add it to the Cornwall pages on my website.
If you are interested in getting on my list for periodic updates, please
write me off the list and I will gladly add you to it.
After being first a member and than a list owner to many Rootsweb lists
since the beginning of computers in the late 1990s, I am sorry to see
that Ancestry has decided to eliminate the mailing lists.
In the meantime, take advance of the time we have left and post to the
lists if you need help or want to help others.
Oh, I almost forgot: Happy New Year!