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Using roots web

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Sidami Report 6 Feb 2021 19:05

I used to use this site a lot just type in Linclinks and it would come up with Lincolnshire surnames along with trees etc has this site changed I can’t seem to put in linklincs


ArgyllGran Report 6 Feb 2021 20:36

You've spelled it in two different ways in your post.

Maybe that makes a difference?

Or try asking them about it:


SylviaInCanada Report 7 Feb 2021 02:52

Rootsweb has changed quite dramatically over the last few years. It was actually down for quite some time.

I haven't tried to get on there recently so I tried just now, and it doesn't recognise my password.


ArgyllGran Report 7 Feb 2021 09:54

I echo what Sylvia says.

You have to search for individual names.

The RootsWeb site says:

"If you have not created an account on WorldConnect since 4/1/2019, you MUST create a new account.
Your gedcoms associated with the email addresses on the old system will be ported over to your new account."