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ahta (inactive) For anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the Anti-Horse Thief Association (AHTA) and the people associated with it. The AHTA began before the Civil War in Missouri to prevent criminality. It guaranteed protection to members and helped law enforcement with the pursuit, capture, arrest, conviction and recovery of stolen horses, mules, equipment, etc.
ancestrial_technology A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding how our ancestors used the technologies that were available to them in order to put their lives in perspective. The list covers all aspects of life from business, farming, and home life.
asarco-mexico (inactive) In the late 1800's and early 1900's, mining was the keystone of the Mexican economy. In 1899, ASARCO organized as American Smelting and Refining Company. ASARCO had a profound effect on the Mexican economy, thousands were employed by ASARCO and these indi
aus-vic-architects Architects of Victoria, Australia
aus-vic-mech-inst A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Mechanics' Institutes, Schools of Art, Athenaeums and early public libraries in Victoria, Australia, including the builders and people who started them and were involved in their early operation, their backgrounds, and the involvement by more than one generation of a family. The list will also address related records.
aus-wa-pensioner-guards (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the ex-army personnel and their families who went as Pensioner Guards on the Convict Transport ships carrying prisoners from the British Empire to Western Australia.
blacksmithing A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the role that the trade of blacksmithing played in our family histories
british-hatters (inactive) a mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding ancestors whose occupation was in the British hat trade for both men and women, including manufacture and sales.
british-mariners Genealogical discussions of information pertaining to British Mariners.
buffalo-hunters (inactive) Discussing and sharing of information regarding the ancestors and descendants of the frontiersmen who were under contract to the army and the railroads after the Civil War to slaughter buffalo in order to provide meat for the new army posts on the Plains and the railroad construction crews.
ca-history-hydraulic-mining (inactive)
calumet-steel (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in steelworkers in the Calumet Region that ranges from South Chicago, Illinois, to Gary, Indiana, and the surrounding area of the Illinois and Indiana shores of Lake Michigan.
canal-people canal workers and barge owners.
carnivals-and-sideshow-acts A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in traveling carnivals including sideshow acts and others who worked in them.
celebrity-connections (inactive) To share, search, and discuss kinships about celebrities such as Actors/Actresses, Athletes, Musicians, Outlaws, Folk
churchmen-uk (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in church employees (clergy and others) in the United Kingdom
circus-folk A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in circus folk.
coalminers (inactive) anyone whose ancestors were coalminers in the United Kingdom or the United States.
colonial-clergy (inactive) A mailing list for anyone researching colonial United States ancestors who were clergy (all faiths).
cslsa This list is for research into the history of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association (in what is now northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas) and the genealogy of its members. More information can be found at our webpage below:
deep-south-clergy (inactive) A mailing list for anyone researching ancestors who were clergy (all faiths) in the states of Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
doctors-nurses-midwives (inactive)
eng-canal-people A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the boat people on the inland waterways of England.
eng-thameswatermen A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames and their families.
eng-tobacco-pipe-makers (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in individuals in England who were involved in the business of making clay tobacco pipes.
frisco-rr (inactive) A mailing list for anyone researching ancestors who worked for the St. Louis and San Franciso (Frisco) Railroad. The Frisco Railroad was absorbed by the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980.
furtrappers-mountainmen (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in fur trappers and mountain men.
glships (inactive) anyone who is researching ancestors who participated in the shipping industry on the Great Lakes ofthe northeastern United States.
goldseekers A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in various gold rushes including the routes of travel to get to them and the people involved. While the list will focus on North America from 1830 to 1910, discussions of gold rushes in other regions (e.g., Australia, Africa, South America, Central America) are welcome.
hm-customs-excise (inactive) A list for all those interested in, who were employed in or who have ancestors who were employed in the service of HM Customs & Excise (UK).
hm-customs-waterguard
hucksters-and-teamsters A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the occupations of hucksters (peddlers) and teamsters (wagon drivers to early 20th century truck drivers).
hymnology (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the authors of hymns and related literature.
indian-traders (inactive)
ks-coalminers (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the coal miners of Kansas.
lighthouse-keepers (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in lighthouses and their keepers.
london-companys (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with an interest in the family networks within the Companies of London (e.g., Virginia Company, Massachusetts Bay Company, Somers Islands Company, East India Company).
longhunters (inactive) the longhunters, indian traders, and the "overhill" men within and west of the Appalachian Mountains. The time frame is 1700-1775.
mariners This mailing list is for the use of anyone who is researching their seafaring ancestors. The list welcomes discussions about merchant ships, the world's Navies, and the men who made their lives at sea. If your seafaring ancestor worked on the smallest fishing smack, or the largest man o'war... if he was a Marine, a Customs Officer, a Coastguard or followed any other profession involving ships or the sea, then this list is for you!
mn-logcamps (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the logging camps in Minnesota from the late-1800s to the mid-1900s.
motion-picture-ancestors A mailing list for with a genealogical interest in ancestors who worked in the movie industry. The list covers all aspects of workers from actors/directors to janitors, for any motion picture company from any location.
music-occupations (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in those who made a living by music; either as players, writers, or whatever
new-england-railroads A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the railroads of New England and/or the people associated with them.
occupations
ok-101ranch A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the 101 Ranch and the people associated with it. When the Cherokee Strip opened in September 1893 George W. Miller's son Joe staked a claim, the beginning of the 101 Ranch, south of Ponca City on the Salt Fork River. The town was Bliss (Marland), Oklahoma. Over twenty plus years they leased/purchased land in excess of 100,000 acres. The ranch flourished until the 1930's when it went into receivership and pieces were sold until little remained. Members of the old-timers association have bought back part of the original property and are restoring as much as possible.
ok-cscpa A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip Cow Punchers Association (CSCPA) and the people associated with it. Over Labor Day weekend in 1920, George W. Miller of the 101 Ranch in Bliss (Marland), Oklahoma invited cowboys that had ridden the Chisholm and other cattle trails to a rodeo at the 101 Ranch. While assembled the men decided to form the CSCPA, a social and fraternal organization, and meet every year on Labor Day weekend.
ok-lawmen-outlaw A mailing list for the discussing and sharing of information regarding ancestors who were lawmen or outlaws in the Oklahoma or Indian Territories. Interested individuals may want to check out the Oklahoma Lawmen & Outlaws including O. T. & I. T. website and the Oklahoma USGenWeb archives for Lawmen and Outlaws at the links listed below.
ok-oilmen (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Oklahoma oil industry and the folks involved in it.
ok-railroads A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Oklahoma railroads and their ancestors who were associated with them.
old-austro-hungarian-newspapers A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in old Austro-Hungarian newspapers and the persons who worked for them.
organ-builders (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest folks who are in the trade of building organs
paper-mills-makers paper mills and paper makers.
philly-mummers (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Mummers (Comics, Fancies, String Bands, Fancy Brigades) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
pirates (inactive) For anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in pirates.
police-sheriffs-deputies-usa A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Police Officers, Sheriffs and Sheriff's Deputies in the United States as well as the history of Police and Sheriff Departments in the United States.
police-uk A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in former police officers of the United Kingdom, the formation and history of all United Kingdom police forces, and general discussion of related matters. The definition of United Kingdom for this list includes all English speaking forces within England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as any island around those coastlines including the Channel Islands.
postalworkers-uk A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in postal workers in the United Kingdom.
railway-uk A mailing list for anyone who is researching ancestors who worked on the railways in the United Kingdom
remote-work
ric A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Royal Irish Constabulary.
riverrats discussions of the Mississippi River "people" living on, working on, and involved in life on the "river". Any family living in any County bordering the Mississippi River, or living "on" the river, is welcome.
ruralcarriers (inactive)
scotland-tinks-hawkers A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Scottish Hawkers/Travellers/Tinkers whose skills ranged from tinsmiths to basket makers.
scottish-mining A mailing list for anyone who with a genealogical interest in miners and the mining industry of Scotland.
theatre-uk A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the theatre and entertainment business, primarily in but not restricted to the United Kingdom, including ancestors, buildings, productions and plays. Additional information can be found on the THEATRE-UK website.
theatrical-ancestors A mailing list for anyone who is researching ancestors who participated in any type of theatrical or film work.
towncriers-uk (inactive) Towncriers and/or beadles throughout the United Kingdom including their livery, customs, and responsibilities.
tx-cotton A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in cotton farming in Texas and their ancestors who participated in it.
tx-lawmen-outlaw (inactive) A mailing list for anyone researching ancestors who were lawmen or outlaws in Texas.
tx-oilgen A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the people who participated in the Texas Oil Boom (1901-1930s).
tx-sharecrop A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in sharecroppers and the problems in tracing them.
uk-chemist-apothecary A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Chemist and Apothecary profession in the United Kingdom.
uk-coalminers A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding ancestors who worked in the coal mines of the United Kingdom.
uk-photographers A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the dating of photographs produced by portrait and studio photographers in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland between 1850 and 1950.
uk-watchmakers A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in watch and clock makers in the United Kingdom
usa-teachers A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in teachers in the United States including researching early
us-coalmining-camps A mailing list for the discussing and sharing of information regarding coal mining camps (camps associated with coal mining fields) in the United States. Topics include coal camp life, residents, disasters, schools, churches, doctors, and why it's important to document the disappearing coal mining camps in the United States.
usmarshalls A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in US Marshalls and deputies of old.
violin-makers A mailing list for anyone who is researching ancestors who were luthiers (makers of violins, guitars, and the like)
waverley_route (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the Waverley Route, North British Railway's line running from Carlisle to Edinburgh via Hawick and Galshiels through the Scottish Borders, as well as all of its branches. Topics include any feature or staff member of these lines as well as those involved in the construction such as the Irish navigational engineers (Navvies) who worked on it.
wirewalking-ropewalking (inactive) A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in individuals who performed and toured as wire-walkers or rope-walkers. They being solo performers in the calibre of Blondin.
woodworkers A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in people who were woodworkers by trade
wymining (inactive) miners and the mining industry in Wyoming.