A Valuable Resource

Although the RootsWeb mailing lists have been around for many years and is one of the “Oldies but goodies” in the genealogy field, it is still producing wonderful results.

About five years ago I posted an inquiry to a list requesting information on my great-great grandfather. A wonderful volunteer had access to a needed resource and provided the requested information.

Fast forward to today when I noticed a request for an obituary on the same RootsWeb mailing list by the same person who had responded to my question. I offered to check some microfilmed newspapers for her the next time I was at the State Historical Society in Des Moines.

It was just a bit later after sending my message, she responded she had obtained a copy of the obituary– a mere 12 hours after posting her request.

That’s the beauty of genealogy researchers helping each other … and the power of the RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards.  What’s not to like!


About maryjlohr

Avid genealogist.
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