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
Today is the LAST day for this mailing list to accept new posts — something we’ve maintained for nearly a quarter century — even before Rootsweb took over management and Ancestry then took over Rootsweb.
Only about half of our list members have made the transition to our new Poythress mailing list home at Groups.io. We can only hope that we’ve left enough bread crumbs during the past few weeks for those seeking to sustain contact will be able to find us. And, of course, we’ve set up the new list so that only those who sign up as members may post but anyone can read posts and search the new archives.
Ancestry has represented that it plans to maintain the Rootsweb archives as accessible without subscribing to Ancestry. Hope so.
We owe Barbara Poythress Neal and Maynard Poythress a tremendous debt of gratitude for their many contributions and encouragements.
If you haven’t done so already, I do hope you’ll become a list member at Groups.io — you’ll find the full digest version to be much nicer than what we had at Rootsweb and we’ll have new features that will enhance exchange, tagging topics, etc.
Due to Rootsweb's decision to close all mailing lists the Poythress group has moved to Groups.io/g/Poythress for continuation of the discussion list. The message archive (1997 - March, 2020) will remain accessible via Rootsweb.