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Helpful Mailing lists for Georgia Researchers

These are list descriptions and subscribing instructions for various lists relating to genealogical research for those who are researching their families in Georgia.
The lists relate to regions, resources, and people groups. All of these are hosted by RootsWeb, and you must subscribe to them in the traditional RootsWeb way:
REMEMBER: These lists are for genealogical and historical interests.


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  • (for a digest of multiple messages)
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  • (Turn OFF your signature file when sending this command)

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  • (for a digest of multiple messages)
  • In the body include only one word: unsubscribe
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    Choose the list you wish to join and substitute the name of the list where it says LISTNAME. ***Note: You must be a subscriber in order to post to these lists!

  • Lists and Descriptions

    • GA-AFRICAAMER --a list for researching African-American ancestry in Georgia
    • GA-FREEDMEN -- a list for researching Freedmen in Georgia from all ethnic backgrounds
    • GA-NATIVEAMERICANS -- a list for researching Native Americans in Georgia
    • GA-VETERANS -- a list for researching those persons who signed up for military service in Georgia and/or served in military operations in Indian Wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I.
    • SOUTHEAST-PIONEERS -- a list for researching the pioneers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.

    • GACENTRAL -- a list for researching ancestry in 27 contiguous Central Georgia Counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Macon, Montgomery, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Upson, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson
    • GA-GHOSTTOWNS -- a list for researching ghosttowns (former, by-gone communities) in Georgia
    • GA-ROOTERS -- a list for researching ancestry in Georgia. Surname queries are welcome.
    • GA-ROOTS -- a list for researching ancestry in Georgia
    • GEORGIA -- a list for researching family genealogy in the State of Georgia
    • WC-GA -- a list for researching ancestry in the west central counties of Georgia: Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Clayton, Coweta, Crawford, DeKalb, Dooly, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Macon, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Newton, Peach, Pike, Quitman, Rockdale, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, and Webster.
    • WIREGRASS -- a list for researching ancestry in the wiregrass area of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama (Coastal plain area thatis mostly pine barrens and a native wiregrass)

    • GA-CEMETERIES-L -- a list to help in locating, and preserving historical information about Georgia cemeteries
    • GA-CENSUS-LOOKUP -- a list for researchers who seek information about their families from Georgia's census records. Requests should be made as specific as possible and include county name, year, and familiy of interest Also, those who have access to or own census records and have a desire to assist with lookups may subscribe and respond to requests.
    • GA-OBITS -- a list for researchers to request or submit obituary information -- modern or historic-- for Georgia
    • GA-ROLLCALL -- a list where researchers of Georgia families can post roll calls -- surnames, and related information such as locations and time frames.

    Taylor County page
    Thank you, Jennifer Braswell for this idea!