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19th-century
alias-aka (inactive) given names or surnames that have been changed, primarily without leaving any legal record. 20th century adoptions will not be addressed on this list.
ancestryworldarchivesproject (inactive) The Ancestry World Archives Project is a collaborative effort that has allowed thousands of people around the world to help preserve history that would otherwise be lost.
askgranny A mailing list to give adopters and others who are interested a place to exchange ideas, success stories, and practical suggestions for the discussion of the techniques and use of the *free* and *freely distributed* set of program materials (via email), w
aus-vic-pioneers This list is for people searching for information about pioneers in Victoria, Australia from 1835-2000. Of particular interest are details regarding their immigration, descendants and burials in Victorian cemeteries.
backtothepast (inactive) A mailing list for people who want to discuss old stories and photos that help to place the lives of our ancestors in context. Additional information including many of these stories and photos can be found on the Back To The Past website.
bcatp-can (inactive) This list is for the discussion of topics related to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) in Canada.
bible-records (inactive) found in family bibles in the possession of subscribers including family surnames, geographic locations of the families, and vital information on family members.
bigamy Discussing bigamy and illegitimacy including how they affect genealogy research, how to effectively research their occurrences, and how to record them.
blackbirding (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information on families from Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tuvalu and other areas of Melanesia that were taken to Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia and Peru between the 1860's and 1906 either by force or by voluntary means.
btrvetc This is a mailing list for Burnetts and Turners, and the families that married into them. These families lived in Virginia, South Carolina, and elsewhere.
byegone-towns (inactive) A mailing list for anyone who is interested in towns, communities, and settlements that are no longer found on the maps and seem to have become lost in time.
celticquest
childlessnotbychoice (inactive) A mailing list for the posting of diary entries, biographies or any other writings of a genealogical nature documenting histories, accomplishments and lives of women and/or couples who could not have children.
copyright Copyright issues in genealogy
cousins-maybe A mailing list for anyone who has multiple listings of one or more surnames in their family tree and is having problems linking these listings
criminalgenealogy Research into the genealogy of the world of crime.
disasterrelay (inactive)
ethics-in-genealogy Discussing ethics, accuracy, integrity, and excellence in genealogical research.
family_bibles The entry ONLY of information on any and all family bibles. Postings regarding a family bible should include, if known, present owner and address (needed as proof to make the bible valid); person submitting the information and address; date purchased, place, and price; plus locations of family discussed in the bible, if known, and all vital information given in the bible.
family-recipes A mailing list for the sharing of family recipes whether they have been passed down from one or from many generations of your family.
family-reunions Posting the details of upcoming family reunions by surname(s) so that others with an interest in the family line(s) can contact the reunion coordinator.
family-treasures (inactive)
folklore the exchange of folklore - folk medicine and recipes.
gen-ancient (inactive) A mailing list for sharing genealogical research from the "dawn of history" (or historical records, ca. 2/3000 BCE) until 600 CE with a primary focus on Rome; Greece; and the Near, Middle and Far East although other areas, especially Descents from Antiquity (DFAs), may also be addressed.
genauthor (inactive) A mailing list for anyone writing or publishing or planning on preparing and publishing a biography, family genealogy book or similar work related to genealogy, history or culture, to discuss of all aspects of the effort, including organizing the data, choosing a format, selecting a mode of publication, publisher, etc.
genchat (inactive) A mailing list for discussing anything about genealogy. Additional information can be found on The GenChat Discussion List Homepage below:
genealogy4dummies Those who are new to genealogy to request and/or provide help to others.
genealogybitsandpieces Mailing list has a variety of information: location, ethnic groups, cemeteries, etc
genealogy-chat-friend A mailing list, connected with the Genealogy Friends Chat Club, for beginning and experienced genealogical researchers. The club has classes in the Chat room Tuesday and Thursday Nights, a Mentor Program, and over 1000 members ready to help with your genealogical research
genealogy-lookup
genealogy-publishing
genealogy-research-club A mailing list for novice genealogists to discuss and share information that will help them improve their genealogical research skills.
genealogy-treasures Anyone interested in discussing the preservation of documents, pictures, family heirlooms and other treasures left to us by our ancestors, as well as sources and methods for dating old photos.
gen-editor editors/publishers of genealogical, surname and family newsletters to have a place to discuss and share ideas and tips.
gen-events Discussing and sharing of information regarding schedules, topics and speakers for genealogy events worldwide including conferences, meetings, conventions, seminars, etc..
gen-finders (inactive) A mailing list for professional genealogists to discuss and exchange information within the many diverse roles of genealogy. Additional information can be found on the Professional Genealogists Association website below:
genhumor the exchange of genealogy amd family humor including poems and jokes. Please limit submissions to those that are no morethan PG-rated.
gen-newbie where people who are new to computers and genealogy may interact using a computer's email program. It's like a bouncing ball, with someone asking a question and others suggesting answers, or asking more questions. The list discusses genealogy, family history, computer applications, and a wide variety of other topics with a goal of assisting anyone who wants "community coaching" about the Internet, genealogy, computers, or whatever. To subscribe, send the following to gen-newbie-l-request@rootsweb.com: subscribe
gen-pitfalls A mailing list for the exchange of information and suggestions concerning "genealogy pitfalls" encountered by all genealogy researchers
gen-site-swap (inactive) the swapping of good genealogy URLs.
gen-stories
genswap exchanging research time and swaping records for records with others (e.g., researching in your area for someone else in exchange for like efforts on their part).
genteen teenagers and young adults who are interested in genealogical research or others who have suggestions or ideas for young genealogists. Areas that will be addressed by the list include general genealogical concerns, keeping records, finding information and clues, or any other concerns dealing with genealogy and young adults.
gentips Sharing of genealogy research tips, advice and ideas. The list is useful for both beginning genealogists and experts. No geographical boundaries apply. Any topic of genealogical value is welcomed including discussion of general history to lists of favorite websites or helpful addresses for research offline.
gentoday A read-only mailing list for the distribution of the online newsletter, Genealogy Today, which contains informative how-to articles on researching ancestors, tips, new books on the market, coming events and queries. You will find previous issues of Genealogy Today.
gen-travel-europe Discussing and sharing of information regarding travel to and within Europe in search of information on ancestors. Experienced travelers and those familiar with Europe are encouraged to sign on and share their knowledge with prospective visitors.
gen-travel-us (inactive) Discussing and sharing of information regarding travel to and within the United States in search of information on ancestors.
gen-trivia-universal (inactive) genealogy trivia collected from any country. This is an offshoot of the GEN-TRIVIA-ENG list where one can share ancestral recipes, poems, rhymes, ditties, slang words, sayings, etc.
gentutors (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of newly discovered ideas and the posting of suggestions and descriptions of discoveries and techniques in genealogical research.
gen-unsolved-mysteries people whose family genealogies include "unsolved mysteries". Postings should include only mysterious disappearances or appearances, unsolved murders, questionable incarcerations, and other mysterious or unsolved events in an ancestor's life. Postings should not include "brick walls" since these would be repetitive of the content of other lists.
good-shepherd-homes (inactive) Anyone with a genealogical interest in the thousands of girls and young women who passed through the Houses of the Good Shepherd over the last several hundred years.
hallandsroots (inactive)
historical-elections
homespun (inactive) those who want to have a bit of fun reminiscing. Subscribers are welcome to share memories, traditions, poems, humor, stories, recipes, folklore and home remedies.
h-team (inactive)
immi-grand (inactive) those attempting to do genealogical research whose grandparents (or parents) arrived in the USA after 1875. Volunteers who have addressed this issue in the United States or other countries are especially welcome in order to assist others in their research efforts.
internet_genealogy A mailing list for the sharing of information, URLs and ideas for ways of using the Internet for research. Questions, suggestions and discussions regarding the usefulness of particular message boards, mailing lists and websites are encouraged.
isfhwe A mailing list for the members and friends of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) to share news, information, questions and ideas about family history writing in any form. Additional information can be found on the ISFHWE website below:
kautzrus (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the village of KAUTZ, Russia at any time.
kissingcousins anyone whose families include same-name marriages (e.g., Smith/Smith) or more than one marriage between the same two families to discuss genealogical topics related to these occurrences.
l_o_a_f List Owners' Alternative Forum. Unlike Listowners-L or Newbie-Listowner-L, little is off topic here.
lookup
lost-family-and-friends-africa (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in Africa.
lost-family-and-friends-asia (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in Asia.
lost-family-and-friends-australia (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in Australia.
lost-family-and-friends-canada (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in Canada.
lost-family-and-friends-caribbean A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in the Caribbean.
lost-family-and-friends-europe (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in Europe.
lost-family-and-friends-middle-east (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in the Middle East.
lost-family-and-friends-new-zealand (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in New Zealand.
lost-family-and-friends-south-america (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in South America.
lost-family-and-friends-united-kingdom A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in the United Kingdom.
lost-family-and-friends-united-states (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you know that they have lived or are living in the United States.
lost-family-and-friends-unknown (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion about searching for living family and friends when you do not know where they have lived or are living.
lost_newbies A mailing list for people who are new to genealogy and/or the use of the Internet in genealogical research.
medieval-gen A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the time period of roughly AD 500 to AD 1600 in the general area of Europe.
memory-lane A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding our lives and personal memories so that those of our descendants who are interested can learn more about the personal side of our lives besides names and dates.
moms_n_me-roots (inactive) To aid moms of all ages, but especially those with young children, in researching their family. Also welcome are any ideas for helping mothers teach their children about their heritage and the importance of family research.
newgen This mailing list was created to assist those who are quite new to genealogy. The list offers how-to's for everything from selecting software for your record keeping to figuring out why your computer is misbehaving. For the really new genealogist, a Mentor will be assigned to help you, not only on the list but also in finding your way to the many excellent sources on the Internet.
new-genlist Announcing new genealogy mailing lists. If you have a new genealogy mailing list, this is the place to post a brief description of the list.
new-gen-url the posting of information on genealogy-related web sites in order to save researchers time in locating new web sites and determining the location of significant web resources. Information on web sites may be posted to the list even if the sites are not new. Postings should contain your title, full name and email address; the URL (address) of the site; and a brief description of the contents of the site. You may also include a surname list if the site is a personal web site.
newspaper-abstracts A mailing list for the submission of abstracts, extracts and links from US newspapers published prior to 1931. Newspapers contain much of the information that may not be found elsewhere such as births, marriages, deaths, court notices, etc. They also provide community news and many fascinating details about the lives of our ancestors. Additional information can be found on the Newspaper Abstracts website below:
newzealandromancatholic Immigration to New Zealand by Roman Catholics, especially, but not specifically from Ireland.
nickname Nicknames ... ask for nicknames of a given name, or what names a nickname would be for, etc.
nostalgia (inactive)
notable-women-ancestors (inactive) the discussion of female ancestors (famous and not-so-famous) and methods of researching women in conjunction with the NWA web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa and the NWA Newsletter "Notable Women Ancestors: The Journal of Women's Genealogy and History" at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/news.html.
o-c
one-place-study Anyone who is actively involved in studying a single parish or group of parishes in the United Kingdom as well as those who are about to embark on such a project
orphanages
poorhouses Discussing of the Poorhouses that were homes to thousands of people in any and all states and anything pertaining to them including these people, circumstances, finding their families, history of poorhouses, etc.
potomac-highlands A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia consisting of Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker Counties. Counties closely tied to this area in Maryland and Virginia will also be addressed including Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland and Rockingham and Highland Counties in Virginia.
psychic-roots (inactive) the coincidences that occur while researching. Are they just coincidences?
queries The posting of genealogical queries (about any one living any place at any time) and the discussion of queries as a tool for genealogical research (e.g., what makes a good query, how to construct them, where to post them). The list members will become the 'experts' by sharing their views and providing tips on queries with each other. Experienced genealogists are especially welcome to help those new to genealogical research.
reunions
robtest (inactive) A test list for rob
rockingchair-roots A mailing list for "Seniors" who are new to genealogy.
roll-call the posting of "roll calls" (lists) of the surnames you are researching so that others can determine if there is a common interest.
roots ROOTS-L Mailing List
rsl-update
rving-genealogist (inactive) A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the conduct of genealogy research while traveling in a recreational vehicle (RV).
ryerson-index (inactive) A private non-archived mailing list for communication between indexers involved in the Ryerson Index.
sags This is a list for the members of the St Augustine Genealogical Society of St Augustine Florida. It will not be limited to members and will contain meeting and activity announcements as well as q&a about various genealogical topics.
sct-hebrides This list is for anyone interested in researching their family history on the islands of the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.
senior-newbie A mailing list for people of all ages who would like help learning to use the internet and/or their computer for genealogy purposes in a safe environment, without being made to feel stupid. It is not for queries related to specific ancestral searches.
shipwreck (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in shipwrecks and persons lost at sea, on inland waterways, on lakes, etc.
sinclair-places (inactive) Places named Sinclair, or variations - history, stories, etc
stmarys Sharing history on the communities of St. Mary's Municipality in Nova Scotia. It will be used by researchers and anyone interested in the history of the municipality, including Sherbrooke and Canso, to share history about the area.
strays A mailing list for anyone who want to share the strays they have accumulated during their research efforts anywhere.
surname-origins the discussion of the etymology (word origin) of surnames, as well as the geographic origins of surnames. The list will address all surnames including those that are currently used and those that have died out. You can find the FAQ for this list at http://members.tripod.com/~Genealogy_Infocenter/surname-origins.html.
surname-query users to send queries on specific surname searches. If a mailing list already exists for a particular surname, subscribers will let the user know the name of the list, how to subscribe, etc. If a list doesn't exist,
tdsbgenealogy (inactive) Continuing Education program at the Mailing list for the Toronto District School Board's Genealogy classes. A place to ask questions during and after the class series on general genealogy topics.
ths-56
transitional-genealogists-forum This is a mailing list for anyone who is on the road to becoming a professional Genealogist. It is a place to share experiences, problems, obstacles, downfalls and triumphs. It is a place to compare notes, and to learn from each other's successes, as wel
twins (inactive) This list is for the discussion of the implications of tracing family trees involving twins.
tx-harris-ftc (inactive) The Greater Harris County Family Tree Club is a new genealogy club that was created as a nonprofit organization effective December 20, 2006 and located at 8039 FM 1960 Road East, Atascocita, Texas 77346. We offer membership to any person interested in r
ufo-roots those whose ancestors arrived from outer space to make connections with others sharing this problem, discuss their ancestry, and provide advice on possible avenues for further research.
va-fredco-winchester (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the Independent City of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.
vintage-photos Discussing and sharing of information regarding vintage photos including, but not restricted to, proper storage, preservation, restoration, ageing and dating, restoration software, photo types and materials used, restoration assistance, and scanning options.
webpage-announce (inactive) A read-only mailing list for weekly announcements of new Rootsweb user webpages (freepages, communities, homepages, www). Additional information can be found on the WEBPAGE-ANNOUNCE-L List Homepage below. Submissions should be sent to Maggie at wpa_rw@yahoo.com.
west-indies Anyone with a genealogical interest in the island groups that form the West Indies including Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Leeward and Windward Islands
witch-hunting A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the ancestors and descendants of any person mentioned in original records related to witch hunting.
witch-trials Discussing and sharing of information regarding witch trials anywhere in the world.