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.
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Recently I have realised that the addresses for the list's archives
mentioned in the 'Welcome' message you received when you subscribed to this
list (which, of course, you read fully) and on the website FAQ (Frequently
Asked Questions) page, has been changed.
Also Rootsweb's list search facility had been inoperational for a while,
but now seems to be working well.
Both the message and webpage have been corrected and uploaded today, but
below is the new section, in case anyone (especially those new to the list)
want to see what has been posted or to do searches on previous posts.
Since its creation in April 1999, the LAKEMAN list has been archived by
Rootsweb. To look at all the posts to this list, go to
and select a month from the next screen. This will show you all the posts
to the list for that month.
Alternatively, you can search for particular topics/text on the list by
going to http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl
enter the list name (in this case LAKEMAN) in the 'Name of List' field and
click on the 'Submit Query' button. On the next page, type in a search
phrase such as Fred (do not use LAKEMAN as every post will be found) or
London in the 'Query' field, select the year you want to search, click the
'Search' button, and a list of all post for that year which includes that
search phrase will be displayed. Then select one of the displayed posts
(using one of the blue options underneath each post) to view the actual post.