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Poland Border Surnames

This website has been designed to assist those searching for family in and along the borders of Poland that belong to the Poland Border Surnames Mail List through Rootsweb, whose homepage is located at

Anyone wishing to learn how to do genealogical research in the areas of Eastern Europe that are described below is welcome to join the mail list.


PolandBorderSurnames. A mailing list of surnames for anyone researching genealogy in the former historical borders of Poland including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Moravia, Hungary, Russia, the Balkans, and East Prussia.

To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to (mail mode) or (digest mode).

Submissions should include full names with surnames in all caps, and include any possible locations and dates known by you, plus religion practiced by your ancestors, if known. Mailing address for postings is You must be a member of the mail list before the computer will accept an inquiry from you. Once you send your request to become a member of the mail list, please wait for the letter from Rootsweb that acknowledges you are a member of the mail list before sending any mail to the list.

If you have any problems joining the list, please feel free to contact Carol Queen, our list-hostess. She will be happy to assist you.

If you need any help is using the Poland Border Surnames website, please contact Tina Ellis.

Do not send spam e-mail messages to mailing lists.

Do not send attachments (attached files) of any sort to mailing lists. This includes URL shortcuts, v-cards, GEDCOM files, zipped files, and any other type of attachment.

Do not forward virus hoaxes, jokes or chain letters to mailing lists.

Do not use HTML or RTF (rich text format) in messages sent to mailing lists.

Do not cross-post messages to multiple mailing lists on the "To:" line or the "Cc:" line of the e-mail message.

Do not send e-mail messages to mailing lists for which the topic is inappropriate. Please keep topics inline with genealogical research.

Do not flame other members of the mailing list. To flame someone means to get nasty with someone.

Please do not register complaints over the mail list. They should be sent to Tina Ellis. All complaints will be acknowledged.

Above all, please be nice to one another. Remember that members of the list may be cousins. If you are nasty to the wrong person, you may lose an opportunity of having a cousin to help you connect as a member of "your" family.

To learn more about using mail lists in your genealogical research, go to our Research Tips page and click on "Mail Lists" in the left hand column.
Have a nice day. ;->

by Tina Ellis

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