Hi Folks, I've copied and pasted a message that came out this moring....... ==================================================================== [ROOT-LO-ANNOUN] RootsWeb Mailing Lists RootsWeb Administration firstname.lastname@example.org via rootsweb.com 04:36 (1 hour ago) to rootsweb-listowners-announcements 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. As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community. Sincerely, The RootsWeb team ======================================================= Sadly that appears to be the end of our wonderful Rootsweb Mailing Lists. Some had become more active over the last months and others really hadn't had any posts for months and sometimes for more than a year. Naturally they recommend the use of Ancestry message boards - but that requires registering with Ancestry and potentially being bombarded with Ancestry subscription messages. For those comfortable with using Facebook that is potentially another alternative - just search Facebook for your area of interest. In its heydey, Rootsweb Mailing Lists were a wonderful resource for getting help - I do hope that people remember that generosity and friendship and helps others on Facebook too. Thank you everyone for being part of a wonderful period in our past - you all contributed to the Mailing Lists and helped others - keep this spirit intact! Regards ... Susie Zada - soon to be former Rootsweb Mailing List administrator.