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/

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Let us never forget

“Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.” Albert Pike

Poppies
Field of Poppies

The Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial  is an online tribute and remembrance dedicated to those from the province of Saskatchewan who have given the supreme sacrifice in military service. News report about the SVWM.

Personnel Records of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force CEF records database at Library and Archives Canada (LAC).  The LAC blog provides  updates on the status of files digitized online.  As 2014-2018 commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, LAC are aiming to preserve the national heritage of Canada by digitizing the entirety of the CEF service files.

Microform digitization of the Veteran’s Death Cards: First World War.  These alphabetically arranged cards are online in the same format as they were first preserved in microform.  The death cards honour the CEF veterans who died after World War One.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) digitizes the fallen and the cemeteries resulting in an online memorial.  For those who gave the supreme sacrifice during World War I check the CWGC.

from Your Sask Gen Web Host, Julia Adamson

Peace
The Anxious Dead

O guns, fall silent till the dead men hear
Above their heads the legions pressing on:
(These fought their fight in time of bitter fear,
And died not knowing how the day had gone.)

O flashing muzzles, pause, and let them see
The coming dawn that streaks the sky afar;
Then let your mighty chorus witness be
To them, and Caesar, that we still make war.

Tell them, O guns, that we have heard their call,
That we have sworn, and will not turn aside,
That we will onward till we win or fall,
That we will keep the faith for which they died.

Bid them be patient, and some day, anon,
They shall feel earth enwrapt in silence deep;
Shall greet, in wonderment, the quiet dawn,
And in content may turn them to their sleep. ~John McCrae

 

Sask Gen Web on Rootsweb/Ancestry.com

This above page is online to help with Saskatchewan genealogy research while the rootsweb/ancestry.com team have the original website happens to be temporarily offline due to technical difficulties.

We, The RootsWeb Team, appreciate your patience as we bring the different pieces of RootsWeb back online in a secure manner. You, our contributors and viewers, are what has made RootsWeb the vibrant free genealogy community it is.

The RootsWeb Team

SaskGenWeb Mailing Lists

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Sask Gen Web Mailing Lists

Update from Ancestry/Rootsweb.com IT  : January 25, 2018
We have been in the process of improving the site throughout 2017, and as a result of an issue we recently became aware of, we have taken the site offline while we work to resolve it. We take the security of our contributors and our viewers seriously. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but protecting our users’ personal information is our top priority.

We have taken the RootsWeb Mail system offline for the next few weeks so that we can upgrade the Mailman system. Mailman is the software which runs the mailing lists. While the system is down, you will not be able to send or receive email. We thank you for your patience.{Source}

Please stay tuned for updates  😦