If you’re interested in the latest RootsWeb update, but aren’t on their mailing list, here’s the information I received today. (Haven’t used RootsWeb? Here’s a glimpse at the offerings.)
“Dear RootsWeb Mailing List Member,
We’d like to provide you with an update on the RootsWeb mailing list service.
We are on track to bring the mailing lists back online by the end of this month. The mailing list archives will be up and running with current emails in them. We are in the process of importing the old archives into the new system which will take some time.
We appreciate your patience as we continue upgrading the systems that run the RootsWeb mailing lists. We know how much value this service provides to our members.
Updates on our progress will continue to be posted on the RootsWeb homepage: http://www.rootsweb.com
Thank you for sticking with us as we work to make these systems more secure and reliable for the future.
The RootsWeb Team
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RootsWeb Mailing Lists are online genealogy groups you can join (subscribe to) that are specific to a Surname, Ethnicity, or Locale. You can share any information or expertise you have on the group topic, ask if anyone’s also descended from one of your ancestors & if they can share information with you, and generally connect with people who have a similar interest. They predate Genealogy Facebook Groups but still have active participants and have a wealth of genealogical information in the archived posts. Each RootsWeb Mailing list will usually have:
a Group owner with an email address provided
an email address for Subscribing to the Mailing list
an email address for Unsubscribing (when you’ve found all your ancestors, hahaha)
and an email address where you can Post Messages to the Mailing List