Ancestry.com Improves Access to RootsWeb Restoring Partial Access to Website
Many of you are probably familiar with RootsWeb, a free genealogy community consisting of online forums, mailing lists, free homepages and free websites for genealogical societies. Ancestry.com acquired RootsWeb in 2000 and since then has maintained the site for millions of users.
In December 2017, a security issue forced Ancestry to take down the RootsWeb site, with no expected date of return to access communicated. Over the past few months, little by little, access has been restored to mailing lists and other features.
This week, at the RootsWeb Blog, an announcement was made noting that access to Hosted Websites, Homepages and Freepages has been restored. While most of the “old” URLs will work, there is a specific syntax to use to convert links if you find them inoperable. Click HERE to read Homepages and Freepages URLs Are Working Again posted by Ancestry.
Also click HERE to read RootsWeb is Down: Data Recovery Strategies for the Genealogist by Lisa Louise Cooke with helpful information including how to use the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to access RootsWeb information.
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