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EMIGRATION/MIGRATION SHIPS AND TRAILS MAILING LISTS



  1. AUS-CHINESE. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the migration of Chinese to Australia. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-chinese-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-chinese-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  2. AUS-CONVICTS. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the convicts that were transported to Australia. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-convicts-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-convicts-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  3. AUS-IMMIGRATION-SHIPS. A mailing list for anyone interested in the ships used to bring immigrants to Australia. Subjects include ports of entry and departure, ship descriptions and history, passenger lists, and other related information. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-immigration-ships-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-immigration-ships-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  4. AUS-PT-JACKSON-CONVICTS. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the convicts that were transported to Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, from 1788-1842. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-pt-jackson-convicts-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-pt-jackson-convicts-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  5. AUS-TAS-CONVICTS. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the history and genealogy surrounding the Tasmanian (formerly Van Diemens Land) convicts and their records in other states of Australia and in the United Kingdom. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-tas-convicts-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-tas-convicts-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  6. AUS-WA-CONVICT. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in prisoners from the British Empire, including the "Parkhurst boys", who were sent to Western Australia. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-wa-convict-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-wa-convict-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  7. AUS-WA-PASSENGERLISTS. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding passenger lists for those ships that carried our ancestors to Western Australia, Australia. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-wa-passengerlists-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-wa-passengerlists-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  8. AUS-WA-PENSIONER-GUARDS. 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-wa-pensioner-guards-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-wa-pensioner-guards-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  9. AUS-WA-SHIPS-TIMELINES. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the ships used to transport convicts and settlers to Australia. To subscribe send "subscribe" to aus-wa-ships-timelines-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or aus-wa-ships-timelines-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  10. BoatFolks. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the ancestors and descendents of immigrants arriving in the United States prior to 1700. While the list will initially focus on the Mayflower families, all researchers whose ancestors arrived prior to 1700 are welcome. In addition, those who trace their Native American roots back to that time period are welcome ... the Native nations met our boats so it is appropriate that their lines be discussed in connection with the immigrants. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/boatfolks/ or by sending the following to boatfolks-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  11. CA-FOOTSTEPS. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogica interest in migration trails and patterns to and within the state of California. To subscribe send "subscribe" to ca-footsteps-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ca-footsteps-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  12. CAN-SHIPSLISTS-PRE1865. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding ship passenger lists, immigration records, naturalization records and ships' lists substitutes for immigration to Canada before 1865. Additional information can be found on the Passenger Lists To Canada website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to can-shipslists-pre1865-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or can-shipslists-pre1865-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  13. CAN-USA-MIGRATION. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding ancestors who moved from Canada to the United States or from the United States to Canada. To subscribe send "subscribe" to can-usa-migration-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or can-usa-migration-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  14. CA-SHOSHONI-TRAIL. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Shoshoni Trail which served as the transverse emigrant road to and from California from 1848-1851. To subscribe send "subscribe" to ca-shoshoni-trail-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ca-shoshoni-trail-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  15. CASTLE-GARDEN. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Castle Garden, the first center in the United States for processing arriving immigrants, which was founded by New York State on an island off the southwest tip of Manhattan in 1855. To subscribe send "subscribe" to castle-garden-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or castle-garden-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  16. convicts-australia. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information on Australia and the convicts that were transported there. You can subscribe from http://millennium.fortunecity.com/blossom/821/ or by sending the following to convicts-australia-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  17. DONNER-PARTY. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the American migrants to California who were part of the Donner party in 1846-1847. To subscribe send "subscribe" to donner-party-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or donner-party-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  18. ELLIS-ISLAND. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Ellis Island which was established in 1890 at the southeast foot of Manhattan, New York as a federal processing center for arriving immigrants when the Treasury Department assumed control of immigration in New York harbor and New York officials refused continued use of Castle Garden. To subscribe send "subscribe" to ellis-island-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ellis-island-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  19. FirstFleet. A mailing list for anyone with an interest in genealogy or history regarding ancestors who came to New England on the First Fleet, their lives, why they came here, their ancestors and descendants, and those who married into these families. The First Fleet includes the group of ships known as The Winthrop Fleet (e.g., Arbella, Ambrose, Jewel, Talbot, Charles, Mayflower (not the Pilgrims' Mayflower), William and Francis, Hopewell, Whale, Success, Trial. Also included are certain other early ships that became part of "The Great Migration". Additional information can be found on The First Fleet Discussion List Homepage. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/firstfleet/ or by sending the following to firstfleet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  20. FirstShips. A mailing list for anyone who has an interest in genealogy or history regarding ancestors who came to New England on the first ships, their descendants and those who married into those lines. The first ships include the Mayflower, the Fortune, the Anne, the Little James and certain other early ships that brought passengers associated with those now known as pilgrims. Additional information can be found on The First Ships Discussion List Homepage. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/firstships/ or by sending the following to firstships-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  21. Genealogy_Aus_Convicts_Mary_Ann. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the convicts that were transported to Australia on the Mary Ann in 1822. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genealogy_aus_convict s_mary_ann/ or by sending the following to genealogy_aus_convicts_mary_ann-subscribe @yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  22. GERMANY-PASSENGER-LISTS. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in passenger lists for ships from Germany. The list supplements the database contained on the Saxony Roots Passenger Lists website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to germany-passenger-lists-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or germany-passenger-lists-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  23. GL-PASSENGERS. A mailing list for the posting of passenger lists of ships sailing from ports along the St. Lawrence River and throughout the five Great Lakes in the middle of North America. Many of our ancestors arrived in Canada and then entered the United States down the St. Lawrence Seaway through the Great Lakes. To subscribe send "subscribe" to gl-passengers-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or gl-passengers-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  24. IA-NE-PIONEERTRAILS. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the pioneer trails of Iowa and Nebraska. To subscribe send "subscribe" to ia-ne-pioneertrails-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ia-ne-pioneertrails-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  25. IRISH-AMERICAN. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding Irish immigration to the United States. Additional information can be found on the Irish-American Mailing List Website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to irish-american-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or irish-american-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  26. IRISH_CONVICTS. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the convicts who were transported from Ireland to other areas. To subscribe send "subscribe" to irish_convicts-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or irish_convicts-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  27. MAYFLOWER. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the descendants of the Mayflower passengers in any place and at any time. To subscribe send "subscribe" to mayflower-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or mayflower-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  28. mayflowerdescendantsgenealogy. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the ancestors and descendants of the passengers on the Mayflower. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mayflowerdescendantsge nealogy/ or by sending the following to mayflowerdescendantsgenealogy-subscribe 4;yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  29. MayflowerGenealogy. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of genealogical information by the descendants of the Mayflower families and other interested parties. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mayflowergenealogy/ or by sending the following to mayflowergenealogy-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  30. MIGRATION-PATTERNS. A mailing list for discussing the migration patterns of families and "cluster" moves of towns in the United States. To subscribe send "subscribe" to migration-patterns-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or migration-patterns-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  31. NC-MAYFLOWER. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the activities of the NC Mayflower Society, the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina. Genealogical queries are also acceptable as long as they directly relate to actual Mayflower ancestors and/or their descendants. Additional information can be found on the NC Mayflower Society Home Page. To subscribe send "subscribe" to nc-mayflower-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or nc-mayflower-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  32. OREGON-TRAIL. A mailing list for those who want to research their family history concerning anything to do with the Oregon Trail. The history of the trail is an appropriate topic for discussion as well as postings of wagon train lists, and anything else genealogical including stories of life as a pioneer, diaries, queries, books, etc. - these are all welcome! Western states involved would mostly be Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; maybe even California, Utah and others. Time periods include around 1840-1900. Tell us about your pioneer ancestor! To subscribe send "subscribe" to oregon-trail-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or oregon-trail-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  33. ORPHAN-TRAINS. A mailing list is for the discussion of the orphan trains that carried thousands of children to new homes in any and all states, and anything pertaining to them from the 1850s to 1930. Discussions pertaining to anything related to these children, circumstances, finding their families, history of these trains, etc. are encouraged. To subscribe send "subscribe" to orphan-trains-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or orphan-trains-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  34. Overland-Trails. Devoted to discussions concerning the history, preservation, and promotion of the Oregon, California, Sante Fe, and other historic trails in the Western USA. This list is sponsored by the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) which is dedicated to the preservation, education and appreciation of the 19th Century emigrant trails. OCTA has conducted a comprehensive survey of emigrant documents (e.g., letters, diaries, journals) and compiled the names found in these documents in a database that can be searched for individual names (by SOUNDEX). Searches can not be done on-line and there is a fee for the service. Information on the database is automatically sent to new subscribers to the list. To subscribe send the following to listserv@calcite.rocky.edu: subscribe overland-trails firstname lastname
  35. SA-DE-EMIGRANTEN. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding historical, passenger and genealogical data related to post World War II emigration to South Africa (mainly the period 1948-1961). To subscribe send "subscribe" to sa-de-emigranten-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or sa-de-emigranten-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  36. SANTA-FE-TRAIL. A mailing list for sharing ideas, adventures, questions, and answers regarding the Santa Fe Trail. While not specifically oriented toward genealogical queries, other subscribers may be able to assist you in researching your ancestors who traveled along this trail. To subscribe send the following to listproc@listproc.gcnet.com: subscribe santa-fe-trail
  37. ShipSamuel. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of genealogical information regarding the 1700s immigration from Germany and Switzerland to America. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shipsamuel/ or by sending the following to shipsamuel-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  38. SHIPS_FROM_ENGLAND. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the immigration and emigration by ships from England. While the emphasis will be on ships to the British Colonies of North America, other destinations are appropriate topics for discussion. To subscribe send "subscribe" to ships_from_england-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ships_from_england-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  39. Southern-Trails. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding migration routes in the Southern United States and the people who used them. The aim is not to discuss individuals who lived in a particular area, but to learn something about how they got where they did, who they came with, why they settled, and why they left. Additional information can be found on the Headed South web page. To subscribe send "subscribe" to southern-trails-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or southern-trails-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  40. suth_to_aus. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding ancestors with origins in the County of Sutherland, Scotland, who emigrated to Australia. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/suth_to_aus/ or by sending the following to suth_to_aus-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  41. TheShipsList. A mailing list where you can find passenger lists, fleet lists, shipping schedules, ship descriptions, wreck data, and other information which is not readily available online. Subjects also include emigration/immigration, ports of arrival, ports of departure, naturalization and border entry records. To help with your questions, there are many regular members of the list, with a wide range of expertise and resources, who are ready and willing to assist and guide you on your search. Additional information can be found on TheShipsList website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to theshipslist-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or theshipslist-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  42. UFO-ROOTS. A mailing list for 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to ufo-roots-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ufo-roots-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  43. US-IMMIGRANTS-POST-1800. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding immigrants to the United States who arrived after 1800. To subscribe send "subscribe" to us-immigrants-post-1800-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or us-immigrants-post-1800-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  44. US-IMMIGRANTS-PRE-1800. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding immigrants to the United States who arrived prior to 1800. To subscribe send "subscribe" to us-immigrants-pre-1800-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or us-immigrants-pre-1800-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  45. US-SHIPSLISTS-POST1820. A mailing list for the posting of information and queries regarding all aspects of the ships that carried our ancestors from place to place after 1820 including ship descriptions, ports of arrival and departure, passenger lists, fleet lists, shipping schedules, and wreck data. To subscribe send "subscribe" to us-shipslists-post1820-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or us-shipslists-post1820-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  46. US-SHIPSLISTS-PRE1820. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding ship passenger lists, immigration records, naturalization records and ships' lists substitutes for immigration to the United States before 1820. Additional information can be found on the Immigration to USA Before 1820 website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to us-shipslists-pre1820-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or us-shipslists-pre1820-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  47. WI-OrphanTrain. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the orphan train riders to Wisconsin. Additional information can be found on the Orphan Train - Wisconsin website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to wi-orphantrain-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or wi-orphantrain-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).


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