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
Ok. By now everyone has heard all the fears, all negative and positive
sides to this situation.
The list admins have been assured that the lists/web sites, USGENWEB sites
will all remain as they have.
We have been told that the AUP still stands (you can find it on the main
page of Rootsweb) They have said that our databases will not be sold and
put into any medium that is for sale.
Until I see/hear something different, I am still a supporter of Rootsweb
and it's goals. All the "rumors" are not healthy for anyone!
If someone has some questions regarding this change, please take your
questions to the HelpDesk at
And perhaps before you do that, you may find some answers at:
Which explains what is intended and has been agreed upon.