Dora, Roots Web services more than likely will remain free. We're just losing services. Susan On 2020-01-11 7:50 AM, Dora Smith wrote: > I believed that all Rootsweb services were to remain free. > > Dora > > On 1/10/20 8:45 PM, Susan Penn Groover wrote: >> *** New London County Connecticut [CTNEWLON] Mailing List *** >> >> /_*Genealogy of Roots Web*_/ >> >> >> Since most of us are genealogists or family historians, I write this to >> answer the primary questions I am receiving in “genealogy speak.” >> >> >> Mailing lists were scattered about the Internet prior to the conception >> of Roots Web (ie: AOL, Prodigy, Compuserve, and others) >> >> >> BIRTH: Sometime in 1996, Karen & Brian Leverich, conceived what it is >> now known as Roots Web. Roots Web grew to host uncountable mailing list >> of many subjects, surnames, places, etc. These mailing lists were free >> to its users/subscribers. >> >> >> MARRIAGE: June 2000. Roots Web was married (purchased by) Ancestry, Inc. >> with prenuptial agreement that mailing list services would remain free. >> >> >> I believe to be sometime in 2015, our beloved Roots Web began to suffer >> health issues. My speculation is outgrew its existence and its host was >> unable to keep up without a major and costly overhaul. After a year >> plus, Roots Web reopened its doors, but a lot of her faithful >> subscribers had lost interest or found other vehicles to convey their >> passages of information. During this time, other updates on the Internet >> have occurred. These changes have caused some subscribers unable to >> participate. Not qualified to expand on this other than to say that some >> folks have lost connection with Roots Web, >> >> >> DEATH: 2 March 2020. 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. >> >> >> BURIAL: Archives will be available to peruse. No further information as >> to where, how long, or whether a price tag will be added. >> >> Hope this helps. >> >> >> Susan Penn Groover >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> New London County Connecticut [CTNEWLON] LINKS: >> >> [WIKI] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_London_County,_Connecticut >> >> [FamilySearch.org Research WIKI] >> https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/New_London_County,_Connecticut_Genealogy >> >> [CTGenWeb] http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/conewlondon/ >> >> [RW Message Board] >> https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.connecticut.counties.newlondon/mb.ashx >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe >> https://firstname.lastname@example.org >> Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: >> https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 >> Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog >> RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal >> RootsWeb community -- --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.