GENEALOGY RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

GENERAL INFORMATION/DISCUSSION MAILING LISTS



  1. ADVANCED-RESEARCH. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding genealogy research techniques for the intermediate to advance researcher. Discussion topics will include techniques and methodologies used to resolve brick wall problems, as well as exploring the use of difficult original sources, such as tax rolls and similar types of documents. To subscribe send "subscribe" to advanced-research-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or advanced-research-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  2. agenealogychat. A mailing list for chatting about genealogy including why we love it; how it feels when you find yet another ancestor; what do you do now and how do you do it; requests for lookups; new lists, resources, and URLs; and most anything else related to genealogy. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/agenealogychat/ or by sending the following to agenealogychat-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  3. ALT-GENEALOGY. Gatewayed with the alt.genealogy newsgroup for general genealogical discussions. To subscribe send "subscribe" to alt-genealogy-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode), alt-genealogy-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode), or alt-genealogy-i-request@rootsweb.com (index mode).
  4. BRICKWALL. A mailing list for anyone who wants to post their "brickwalls", those most elusive ancestors you can find nothing on, and queries on where to go for further information. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brickwall/ or by sending the following to brickwall-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  5. CAMARIN-ROOTS-ED. A mailing list for the students in Marin County taking classes in genealogy research methodology. If you are enrolled in a class you can subscribe by sending a message to Jana Black at janab@websweweave.net stating the class you are attending and requesting that you be added to the list.
  6. DEARMYRTLE. A read only mailing list for dissemination of DearMYRTLE's Daily Genealogy Column that provides practical, down-to-earth advice for all genealogists. To subscribe send the following to dearmyrtle-l-request@rootsweb.com: subscribe
  7. DPS-QUEENSLAND. A mailing list for the Queensland (Australia) Dead Persons Society (DPS). The DPS serves as a support group for those who use computers, telecommunications, the Internet and bulletin boards in their genealogical research; a forum for meeting and learning from others; guidance on how modern technology can assist in family history research; assisting members in using the features of computers and telecommunications for genealogical pursuit; promoting the production and distribution of genealogy indexes and other research tools; and fostering cooperation and personal development through genealogy, history and family research. Additional information can be found on the Toowoomba Dead Persons Society website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to dps-queensland-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or dps-queensland-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  8. DPS-SYDNEY. A mailing list for the Sydney Dead Persons Society (DPS). The DPS serves as a support group for those who use computers, telecommunications, the Internet and bulletin boards in their genealogical research; a forum for meeting and learning from others; guidance on how modern technology can assist in family history research; assisting members in using the features of computers and telecommunications for genealogical pursuit; promoting the production and distribution of genealogy indexes and other research tools; and fostering cooperation and personal development through genealogy, history and family research. Additional information can be found on The Sydney Dead Persons Society website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to dps-sydney-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or dps-sydney-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  9. DPS-TOOWOOMBA. A mailing list for the Toowoomba (Queensland, Australia) Dead Person's Society The DPS serves as a support group for those who use computers, telecommunications, the Internet and bulletin boards in their genealogical research; a forum for meeting and learning from others; guidance on how modern technology can assist in family history research; assisting members in using the features of computers and telecommunications for genealogical pursuit; promoting the production and distribution of genealogy indexes and other research tools; and fostering cooperation and personal development through genealogy, history and family research. Additional information can be found on the Toowoomba Dead Persons Society website. To subscribe send "subscribe" to dps-toowoomba-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or dps-toowoomba-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  10. ENG-GEN-EVENTS. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding schedules, topics, speakers, and other information about genealogy events in England including conferences, meetings, conventions, seminars, etc. To subscribe send "subscribe" to eng-gen-events-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or eng-gen-events-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  11. GenChat. A mailing list for discussing anything about genealogy. Additional information can be found on The GenChat Discussion List Homepage. To subscribe send "subscribe" to genchat-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or genchat-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  12. genealogy-101. A mailing list for those who are just beginning their genealogy quest. Topics include where to start, where to look, who to talk to, and what to use. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genealogy-101/ or by sending the following to genealogy-101-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  13. GENEALOGY4DUMMIES. A mailing list those who are new to genealogy to request and/or provide help to others. To subscribe send "subscribe" to genealogy4dummies-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or genealogy4dummies-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  14. GENEALOGYBITSANDPIECES. A mailing list for anyone desiring to share genealogy information. To subscribe send "subscribe" to genealogybitsandpieces-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or genealogybitsandpieces-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  15. GENEALOGYFORKIDS. A mailing list for youngsters to discuss anything having to do with genealogy. To subscribe send "subscribe" to genealogyforkids-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or genealogyforkids-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  16. GENEALOGY-RESEARCH-CLUB. A mailing list for novice genealogists to discuss and share information that will help them improve their genealogical research skills. To subscribe send "subscribe" to genealogy-research-club-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or genealogy-research-club-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  17. gene-helpline. A mailing list for general discussions of genealogy research. To subscribe send the following to gene-helpline-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  18. GEN-EVENTS. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding schedules, topics and speakers for genealogy events worldwide including conferences, meetings, conventions, seminars, etc. To subscribe send "subscribe" to gen-events-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or gen-events-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  19. Genexchange-L. A mailing list for all genealogical discussions (e.g., all regions, surnames, questions, help). To subscribe send the following to genexchange-l-request@genexchange.org: subscribe
  20. GEN-FINDERS. 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to gen-finders-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or gen-finders-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  21. GenHelpNetwork. A mailing list for genealogy help and anything else related to genealogy. You can subscribe from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genhelpnetwork/ or by sending the following to genhelpnetwork-subscribe@yahoogroups.com: subscribe
  22. GENMSC. Gatewayed with the soc.genealogy.misc newsgroup for general genealogical discussions that don't fit within one of the other soc.genealogy.* newsgroups. To subscribe send "subscribe" to genmsc-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode), genmsc-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode), or genmsc-i-request@rootsweb.com (index mode).
  23. GENMTD. Gatewayed with the soc.genealogy.methods newsgroup for the discussion of genealogy research techniques and resources. To subscribe send "subscribe" to genmtd-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode), genmtd-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode), or genmtd-i-request@rootsweb.com (index mode).
  24. GEN-NEWBIE-L. A mailing list 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
  25. GEN-PITFALLS. A mailing list for the exchange of information and suggestions concerning "genealogy pitfalls" encountered by all genealogy researchers. To subscribe send "subscribe" to gen-pitfalls-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or gen-pitfalls-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  26. GENTEEN. A mailing list for 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to genteen-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or genteen-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  27. GenTips. A mailing list for for the 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to gentips-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or gentips-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  28. 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 at http://www.genealogytoday.com. To subscribe send the following to gentoday-l-request@rootsweb.com: subscribe
  29. GEN-UNSOLVED-MYSTERIES. A mailing list for 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to gen-unsolved-mysteries-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or gen-unsolved-mysteries-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  30. Lost_Newbies. A mailing list for people who are new to genealogy and/or the use of the Internet in genealogical research. To subscribe send "subscribe" to lost_newbies-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or lost_newbies-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  31. Missing Links Newsletter. Missing Links: A Magazine for Genealogists is a weekly e-zine, edited by Julia M. Case and published by Petunia Press, featuring articles about genealogical methods and sources worldwide as well as tales of genealogical research; information about new books and CDs; conferences, seminars, and workshops; reunions; websites; and anything (usually non-technical) that is likely to interest and/or affect at least a part of the genealogical community. Somebody's Links Newsletter is also distributed to those subscribed to this list. Individual back issues of Missing Links and Somebody's Links are available at Petunia Press, as is a fully searchable database containing all back issues of both. To subscribe, select the subscribe option at the above website or send "subscribe" in the subject line of a message to missinglinks-request@petuniapress.com
  32. MOMS_N_ME-ROOTS. A mailing list 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to moms_n_me-roots-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or moms_n_me-roots-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  33. NEWGEN. A mailing list created to assist those who are quite new to genealogy. The list offers how-to's for everything from selecting software for your recordkeeping 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to newgen-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or newgen-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  34. QUERIES. A mailing list for 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to queries-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or queries-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  35. RESEARCH-HOWTO. A mailing list for those who are just getting started in genealogy research and those who are not novices but need information on where to go when "dead ends" are encountered. This list will deal with such things as courts' records, other official documents, ships' logs, genealogy societies, on-line databases, web Pages, mailing lists, historical societies, libraries dedicated to genealogy, locations of LDS Genealogy Centers, and any other subjects that arise in the discussion of Genealogy Tips, Tricks, Methods, Techniques, etc. Surname searches or any other specific ancestor searches are not an appropriate topic for this list. To subscribe send "subscribe" to research-howto-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or research-howto-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  36. ROCKINGCHAIR-ROOTS. A mailing list for "Seniors" who are new to genealogy. To subscribe send "subscribe" to rockingchair-roots-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or rockingchair-roots-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  37. ROOTS-L. The best known genealogy mailing list with over 9,000 subscribers from around the world. To subscribe send "subscribe" to roots-i-request@rootsweb.com (index mode) or roots-l-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  38. RootsWeb-Review. The Rootsweb Review contains news and notes from RootsWeb.com and is available to anyone and sent automatically to everyone subscribed to one of the RootsWeb-hosted genealogy mailing lists. Back issues are fully searchable at http://rwr.rootsweb.ancestry.com/. To subscribe send the following to rootsweb-review-subscribe@rootsweb.com: subscribe
  39. 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. To subscribe send "subscribe" to senior-newbie-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or senior-newbie-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  40. Somebodys Links Newsletter. Somebody's Links Newsletter: Genealogical Treasures Found is an e-zine, edited by Julia M. Case and published one to four times per month by Petunia Press, featuring notices of genealogical treasures found (such as photos, diaries, and family Bibles) and looking for homes. Somebody's Links is distributed to those subscribed to the list for Missing Links: A Magazine for Genealogists. Individual back issues of Missing Links and Somebody's Links are available at Petunia Press, as is a fully searchable database containing all back issues of both. To subscribe, select the subscribe option at the above website or send "subscribe" in the subject line of a message to missinglinks-request@petuniapress.com
  41. UK-GENEALOGY-NEWBIES. A mailing list for those who are unfamiliar with genealogical research in the United Kingdom. To subscribe send "subscribe" to uk-genealogy-newbies-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or uk-genealogy-newbies-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).


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