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.
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
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