Monday, October 16, 2017

RootsWeb Surname List and Golden Gate Genealogy Forum Disappearing on 24 October

I went to the Rootsweb home page today and saw this banner at the top of the page:


The notice says that Ancestry/Rootsweb will be discontinuing two services on 24 October:

1)  The Rootsweb Surname List (RSL) (http://rsl.rootsweb.ancestry.com/)

This site still works, but I doubt that it hasn't been updated for years.  Both of my email addresses ares wrong there.

2)  Golden Gate Genealogy Forum (http://genforum.rootsweb.ancestry.com/)

I couldn't get anything on this site to work.

If you have anything on these sites and want to retrieve it, you should do so before 24 October.

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2 comments:

Drew Smith said...

Fortunately, you can get to pretty much all of the Golden Gate Genealogy Forum content through the Internet Archive.

Marian Koalski said...

Thanks for the warning, Randy! When I used the WorldConnect site (wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com) a few days ago, it asked me to complete a survey, mainly about my experience and how often I use the site. It occurred to me that Ancestry was considering dropping that site, too. If others value it, I suggest using it, at least enough to complete the survey.