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From: Glenn Belcher <>
Subject: LIST ADMINISTRATOR: Rootsweb growth
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 00:58:43 -0400
The network, computers and technical services that bring you these
mailing lists is not FREE!! What I do isn't free. In fact, I pay
a small fraction of the actual costs to participate with our list.
The Rootsweb people whom I appreciate a lot have put lots of
their own money into doing this. They don't make any money.
*******Please read below and do what is right and fair.*******
In August, use of RootsWeb grew on average about 15%. While
we're more than pleased by our growth, it *is* forcing us to
upgrade our servers and increase our bandwidth, which in turn
severely strains our limited financial resources.
If you'd like to help RootsWeb grow, please consider becoming
a RootsWeb Member or Sponsor. Information on how to do that
follows the statistics.
Here are the detailed statistics on our August operations:
o 3,078 independently-authored Websites are hosted
o 57,294,189 total Web hits:
- 15,545,371 were HTML pages.
- 8,116,870 were cgi-bin database searches and such.
- 33,435,089 were graphics (gifs, jpegs, etc).
o 1,161,830 FTP file downloads from the USGenWeb
Archives and the ROOTS-L Library.
o 4,186 independently-operated mailing lists are
hosted by RootsWeb.
o We shipped 103,079,174 pieces of e-mail to our
o 60,000 alt.g and s.g.* Usenet News articles
to hosts on three continents.
o We shipped approximately 926,726,400,000 bytes
in total (next month we may break 1 Terabyte!).
RootsWeb remains supported primarily by our users -- your
contributions keep us alive. Folks who would like to become
a RootsWeb Member or Sponsor (the cost is very modest) are
invited to visit:
*** You can become a Member easily using your credit card
and our new secure server. ***
Support from the Internet genealogical community is *crucial*
to RootsWeb's operation. The continuing growth in use has
led to both our main Web server and our main list server
being pretty much maxed out. Contributions that we can
employ to upgrade our servers are essential for us to be able
to continue bringing more genealogical Websites and mailing
Also, we would like to publicly thank Palladium Interactive,
publishers of the superb Ultimate Family Tree software, for
their generous support of RootsWeb: http://www.palladium.net/
Thanks to everyone who participates in RootsWeb -- clearly folks
are continuing to exchanging a great deal of information! -B
Dr. Brian Leverich Co-moderator, soc.genealogy.methods/GENMTD-L
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative http://www.rootsweb.com/
P.O. Box 6798, Frazier Park, CA 93222-6798
One should always be sincere!
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