World Connect Survey

Rootsweb/Ancestry.com want to hear from you! Take the WorldConnect survey

Learn about the plan to restore hosted web sites such as Saskatchewan Gen Web

World connect includes World Gen Web- Canada Gen Web and Saskatchewan Gen Web.  The varioius GenWeb Project volunteers take on  a commitment to providing FREE internet access to resource and reference material information online on other websites, or by digitizing resources which are copyright free (either in the public domain or offered with permission from the copyright holder). The dedicated volunteers and submitters of information offer helpful advice to genealogical researchers by email or in FAQ formatting. As a volunteer non-commercial organization there is not any research for a fee provided nor is their a recommendation to commercial sites or researchers. Some of the volunteers do offer to provide lookups, at their convenience. The goal of the  gen webs is to provide online for free quality informational pages, pertinent postal addresses or website URLs, maps, query and surname resources, and friendly email lists. Gen Web volunteers work diligently hand in hand other genealogy resource sites, so that together, there is a connection for a larger Resource network to serve the genealogist.  Take the WorldConnect survey and let Ancestry/Rootsweb know that you use the rootsweb Gen Web connection network.

Rootsweb/Ancestry.com has been faced with maintenance issues since December of 2017. They are reaching out to the public to know what they think about World Connect AND rootsweb – the World Gen Web pages which include such sites as Canada Gen Web, US Gen Web and so much more.

What possibilities there are, and all in connection with a work which will hand down the family tree, wreathed with the memories of our ancestors, in a common halo of glory!

Genealogy
Genealogy

At the current moment World Connect – family tree section is online in read only format, so users cannot do additions nor upgrades to their existing family trees.  If they have received new information or if they have conducted further research, then these new items of information cannot be added to the family tree.   WorldConnect allows genealogists to upload their family tree as a GEDCOM file and publish it online for others to see. The WorldConnect program is currently under evaluation by Rootsweb/Ancestry.com software engineers and security team.  The plan is to have  a read-only, and searchable version up in the next few weeks. However, the ability to upload new GEDCOM files will be available in the coming months.

Learn about the plan to restore hosted web sites such as Saskatchewan Gen Web

WorldConnect
World Connect

Rootsweb/Ancestry.com want to hear from you! Take the WorldConnect survey

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Rebirth of Saskatchewan Gen Web

Please be patient, Saskatchewan Gen Web is coming back online!!! Woo hoo! Ancestry.com has taken all the webpages of the World Gen Web offline which were online utilizing the hosting capacity of Rootsweb.  Ancestry.com has been in the process of maintenance since December 2017.

Why?  “We believe the intrusion was limited to the RootsWeb surname list, where someone was able to create the file of older RootsWeb usernames and passwords as a direct result of how part of this open community was set up, an issue we are working to rectify. ” Tony Blackham, Ancestry.com’s CISO said.

Therefore, Saskatchewan Gen Web is having a rebirth at http://saskgenweb.x10host.com/Home/

Province of Saskatchewan with map design overlay
Province of Saskatchewan

RootsWeb began as a volunteer driven collective of people with an interest in genealogy who came together to host and share genealogical information online. Rootsweb was purchased by Ancestry in 2000.  In the summer of 2008 MyFamily.com bought out Rootsweb and Ancestry.com  RootsWeb provides resources online including webspace for volunteer web hosts, mailing lists, message boards for family genealogists to make connections through the WorldGenWeb project.  Rootsweb with its surname mailing lists, is the oldest free online community genealogy research site.

There were many thousands of pages of data, and documentation online for the genealogist researching their family tree in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Maps, historic train maps and guides, cemetery transcriptions and cemetery photographs, book indexing, book transcriptions, biographical accounts, letters, information and history about teachers, superintendents of the many Saskatchewan one room school house districts.  All of these pages placed online by dedicated volunteers are now offline until the employees Ancestry.com IT department can fix the glitch.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience. For more information about the status of the maintenance please see this page

So, this is why Saskatchewan Gen Web is having a rebirth at http://saskgenweb.x10host.com/Home/

WE invite your comments, and we hope you enjoy the new format, and stay tuned for further updates and developments as the new Saskatchewan Gen Web grows online!

Saskatchewan Gen Web was originally online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk Check periodically at the old link http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk for updates by the ancestry team as to the status of the old Saskatchewan Gen Web, meanwhile, the rebirth will begin here.  Thank you kindly for the hours of dedicated work put into the web pages by the Saskatchewan Gen Web volunteers and Regional volunteers, your work was simply amazing and appreciated by so many!  Looking to the future when the original site is restored online by Ancestry.com

Enjoy the new Saskatchewan Gen Web  at http://saskgenweb.x10host.com/Home/