Column: Is RootsWeb Down for the Count?

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: Is RootsWeb Down for the Count? Snippet: The massive genealogy RootsWeb site unexpectedly shut down for maintenance and repairs on February 24th after major problems…

Update on RootsWeb Mailing Lists

On February 26th, I reported RootsWeb Down for Maintenance. The entire site became inaccessible on February 25th. Today I learned a date has been set–March 15th–for its return. Here is what is now posted on RootsWeb’s home page. We’re currently experiencing a temporary website outage due to Rootsweb hardware failure. Rest assured, our development and web…

RootsWeb Down for Maintenance

There have been small problems on the RootsWeb mailing lists this week. As administrator of two lists, I have tried to fix them on my end only to find out there are bigger issues a foot. Yesterday, I couldn’t log into the mailing list. Others were writing to say they weren’t receiving messages they sent…

Mc/MacDonald Nova Scotia Mailing List

A little more than a week ago, I created a mailing list to discuss the Mc/MacDonald families who settled in Nova Scotia. Through this list, I hope descendants of these many families will be able to solve the mysteries within their tree branches. Everyone with an interest in Mc/MacDonald families in Nova Scotia is welcome…