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List of E-Mail groups for Genealogists.


John Fuller maintains the *updated* most complete list of genealogical listservers anywhere. They are in four groups: General, USA-Geographic, Non-USA-geographic and Surnames. Also, he has the current list of USENET newsgroups related to genealogy.


User Mailing Lists Hosted by RootsWeb


AUSTRIA-L
Austrian Genealogy
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUSTRIA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUSTRIA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUSTRIA-HOLOCAUST-L
Austrians in German Holocaust camps
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUSTRIA-HOLOCAUST-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUSTRIA-HOLOCAUST-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
Regional Austrian Mailing Lists
AUT-BURGENLAND-L
Austrian Genealogy in Burgenland
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-BURGENLAND-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-BURGENLAND-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
BURGENLAND-NEWSLETTER-L
Austrian Genealogy Newsletter for Burgenland
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to BURGENLAND-NEWSLETTER-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to BURGENLAND-NEWSLETTER-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUT-CARINTHIA-L
Austrian Genealogy in Carinthia
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-CARINTHIA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-CARINTHIA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUT-KUESTENLAND-L
Austrian Genealogy in Kuestenland
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-KUESTENLAND-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-KUESTENLAND-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUT-LOWER-AUSTRIA-L
Austrian Genealogy specializing in Lower Austria
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-LOWER-AUSTRIA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-LOWER-AUSTRIA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUT-SALZBURG-L
Austrian Genealogy in Salzburg province
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-SALZBURG-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-SALZBURG-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUT-STYRIA-L
Austrian Genealogy in Styria
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-STYRIA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-STYRIA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUT-TYROL-L
Austrian Genealogy in TYROL
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-TYROL-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-TYROL-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUT-UPPER-AUSTRIA-L
Austrian Genealogy specializing in Upper Austria
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-UPPER-AUSTRIA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-UPPER-AUSTRIA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUT-VIENNA-L
Austrian Genealogy in Vienna
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to AUT-VIENNA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUT-VIENNA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
GOTTSCHEE-L
Austrian Genealogy in Gottschee
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to GOTTSCHEE-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to GOTTSCHEE-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
See also MORAVIA.
ROOTS-L
ROOTS-L@vm1.nodak.edu send

"subscribe ROOTS-L firstname lastname"

to listserv@vm1.nodak.edu .

superstore@aol.com send a message with the following format to superstore@aol.com SEND-TO: your-email-address GET "INDEX.TXT"

GEDCOM-L
Getting off and on GEDCOM-L
GEDCOM-L Usage Guide
The GEDCOM-L Mailing List Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to send GEDCOM files by E-Mail!

GENNAM-L
The surname mailing list
Archives and Usage of the soc.genealogy.surnames / GENNAM-L WWW Archives.
GENPOL
Discussions of Polish genealogy. Postings are made in both English and Polish; however, there is no guarantee that postings in English will receive replys in English. Mailing address for postings is genpol@plearn.edu.pl. To subscribe, send the following to listserv@plearn.edu.pl: subscribe genpol <--! firstname lastname -->
Getting off and on GENPOL

GENPOL FAQ: Genealogy & Poland - a guide

Yahoo Groups Galicia listserve
Galicia_Poland-Ukraine *new* to network with people who are researching Galicia
POLANDBORDERSURNAMES-L
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to POLANDBORDERSURNAMES-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to POLANDBORDERSURNAMES-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).

Poland border surnames list

TX-POLISH
Poland to Texas, 1840-1930.
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to TX-POLISH-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to TX-POLISH-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
LINES-L
LINES-L Usage Guide
LINES-L Query Example

Weekly log files for the entire history of LINES-L from Sept. 1992 to date are archived at: ftp://listserv.nodak.edu/public/lines-l/ or at ftp://listserv.nodak.edu/LINES-L/

GEN-DE-L.
Gatewayed with the soc.genealogy.german newsgroup for the discussion of German genealogy. Mailing address for postings is gen-de-l@mail.eworld.com (American continent) or gen-de-l@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de (elsewhere in the world). To subscribe, send the following to listserv@mail.eworld.com (American continent) or listserv@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de (elsewhere in the world): SUB GEN-DE-L firstname lastname

bukovina-gen
Bukovina Genealogy Mailing List

Alsace Genealogy Mailing List


Czech Genealogy Lists

GEN-SLAVIC.
Gatewayed with the soc.genealogy.slavic newsgroup for the discussion of slavic genealogy. Mailing address for postings is gen-slavic@mail.eworld.com. To subscribe, send the following to listserv@mail.eworld.com: SUBSCRIBE GEN-SLAVIC firstname lastname
GERMAN-BOHEMIAN-L (Bohemia/Moravia)
MORAVIA-L
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to MORAVIA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to MORAVIA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).

See German-Bohemian-L Mailing List

SLOVAKIA
Slovakian ancestry or family history
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to SLOVAKIA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to SLOVAKIA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
NE-CZECH
Czechs to Nebraska, 1840-1930
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to NE-CZECH-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to NE-CZECH-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
TX-CZECH
Czechs to Texas, 1840-1930
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject to TX-CZECH-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to TX-CZECH-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).


German Regional Genealogy Lists

Alsace-Genealogy
To subscribe, send the following to listserv@zipcode1.office.aol.com: SUBSCRIBE ALSACE-GENEALOGY firstname lastname
ALSACE-LORRAINE-L
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to ALSACE-LORRAINE-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to ALSACE-LORRAINE-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
AUS-GERMAN-L -- Australians with German ancestry
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to AUS-GERMAN-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to AUS-GERMAN-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
GERMAN-BOHEMIAN-L (Bohemia/Moravia, now the Czech Republic) genealogy list
A discussion group for those interested in sharing information about the culture, genealogy and heritage of the German-speaking people of Bohemia and Moravia, now the Czech Republic. Mailing address for postings is german-bohemian-l@rootsweb.com. To subscribe, send the following to german-bohemian-l-request@rootsweb.com: SUBSCRIBE
At the web site German-Bohemian-L Mailing List you may request an archive of messages previously posted.  *updated*
GERMANS-TO-PHILA German immigrants to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to GERMANS-TO-PHILA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to GERMANS-TO-PHILA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
GERMANS-STLOUIS German families who came to or through the St. Louis, Missouri
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to GERMANS-STLOUIS-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to GERMANS-STLOUIS-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
GER-RUS (Germans from Russia, culture and folklore) genealogy list
Covers general discussions of Germans from Russia culture, folklore, etc. Mailing address for postings is ger-rus@listserv.nodak.edu. To subscribe, send the following to listserv@listserv.nodak.edu: SUBSCRIBE GER-RUS firstname lastname
GER-RUS2 (Germans from Russia, genealogy and family research) genealogy list
Covers general discussions of Germans from Russia genealogy and family research. Mailing address for postings is ger-rus2@listserv.nodak.edu. To subscribe, send the following to listserv@listserv.nodak.edu: SUBSCRIBE GER-RUS2 firstname lastname
GERMANS-WI Germans in Wisconsin from territorial times to present.
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to GERMANS-WI-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to GERMANS-WI-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
DEU-BALTISCHE Deutsch-Baltische genealogy (German Baltic, bilingual)
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-BALTISCHE-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-BALTISCHE-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
GERMAN-RUSSIAN-HERITAGE Historical, cultural and other not-directly-genealogy topics having to do with German-Russians.
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to GERMAN-RUSSIAN-HERITAGE-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to GERMAN-RUSSIAN-HERITAGE-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
DEU-CATHOLICFRANCONIA the Catholic parts of Franconia
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-CATHOLICFRANCONIA-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-CATHOLICFRANCONIA-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
DEU-EIFEL the Eifel region of Western Germany
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-EIFEL-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-EIFEL-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
DEU-MECKLENBURG Mecklenburg, Lower Saxony [Niedersachsen], Germany
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-MECKLENBURG-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-Mecklenburg-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
DEU-OLDENBURG Oldenburg, Lower Saxony [Niedersachsen], Germany
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-OLDENBURG-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-OLDENBURG-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
DEU-RUEGEN the Island of Ruegen, VorPommern, Germany
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-RUEGEN-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-RUEGEN-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
DEU-THUERINGEN the Thueringen region of Germany
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-THUERINGEN-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-THUERINGEN-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
DEU-WITTGENSTEIN Sayn-Wittgenstein (to 1806), Kreis Wittgenstein (1806-now) (language of this list is German)
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-WITTGENSTEIN-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-WITTGENSTEIN-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
HESSE
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to HESSE-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to HESSE-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
HESSENLAND (in German)
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to HESSENLAND-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to HESSENLAND-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
KRUMMHORN -- Krummhorn area of Ostfriesland, Germany
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to KRUMMHORN-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to KRUMMHORN-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
NIEDERSACHSEN
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to NIEDERSACHSEN-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to NIEDERSACHSEN-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
PRUSSIA-ROOTS
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to PRUSSIA-ROOTS-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to PRUSSIA-ROOTS-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
RHEIN-PFALZ
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to RHEIN-PFALZ-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to RHEIN-PFALZ-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
The German state of Rheinland-Pfalz
Schlesien-L - Schlesien Genealogy List
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the body of the message to majordomo@genealogy.net.

Schlesien-L Archives

DEU-SCHLESIEN List
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to DEU-SCHLESIEN-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to DEU-SCHLESIEN-D-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to ">RHEIN-PFALZ-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
Niederschlesienliste (in German)
Archiv der Niederschlesienliste *new*
Westfalen-L
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the body of the message to majordomo@genealogy.net.

Westfalen-L Archives

Miscellaneous Mailing Lists

WW20-ROOTS-L - genealogy as it relates to 20th Century wars
To subscribe send an e-mail message with only the word SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to WW20-ROOTS-L-request@rootsweb.com (for mail mode) or to WW20-ROOTS-D-request@rootsweb.com (for digest mode).
LISTSERV.NORTHWEST.COM
LISTPAGE for Listserv.Northwest.Com
EMIGRATION-SHIPS
A mailing list for anyone who wants to discuss the ships their ancestors arrived on or post passenger lists for any ships. Discussions of the history of specific ships is also within the scope of the list. To subscribe send email to majordomo@genweb.net with "subscribe emigration-ships" (without the quotes) for mail mode or "subscribe emigration-ships-digest" (without the quotes) for digest mode in the body of your message.
TheShipsList
is for anyone interested in the ships carrying immigrants to the US. Subjects include emigration/immigration, ports of entry, ports of departure, ship descriptions and history, passenger lists and other information.

To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to theshipslist-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or theshipslist-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).


Archives of Mailing-lists and Newsgroups

Archived messages are now accessable for searching at:

    http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl

Just type the name:

in the box for the name of the list, then follow instructions to search all the messages that have been posted on the list.

Or if you want to get to the specific archives in a hurry:

Newsgroups

gen-ff-l/fr.rec.genealogie
http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-ff.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist.
gen-fr-l/soc.genealogy.french
http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-fr.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist.
gen-de-l/soc.genealogy.german
http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-de.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist since 1995.
gen-medieval-l/soc.genealogy.medieval
http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-medieval.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist.
sgmethods-l/soc.genealogy.methods
http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-fr.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist.
genmsc-l/soc.genealogy.misc
http://searches.rootsweb.com/genmsc.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist.
gen-slavic-l/soc.genealogy.slavic
http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-slavic.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist.
sgsurnames-l/soc.genealogy.surnames
http://searches.rootsweb.com/sgsurnames.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist.
gen-genuki-l/soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-genuki.html to review postings to this newsgroup/maillist.
Genealogy Community: Genealogy Newsgroups on MSN Web Communities


Genealogy FAQs

Basic newsgroup and mailing list "Netiquette"

Genealogy Meta FAQ - A Guide to the FAQs

German Genealogy FAQ's and Files on genealogy.com

soc.genealogy.german Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or at www2.genealogy.net or in the USA at german.genealogy.net.

GENUKI (Genealogy of the UK and Ireland) Wiltshire Surname Interests List Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly Used Place Name Abbreviations found regularly on soc.genealogy.computing and soc.genealogy.surnames (version 1.2c, revised August 4, 1997).

The complete list of place codes.

Frequently Asked Questions For soc.genealogy.misc and its mirror in the USA.

FAQ: soc.genealogy.surnames.* introduction (version 1.0 January 1998).

FAQ: subject format for soc.genealogy.surnames.* (version: 1.0 January 28, 1998).

FAQs for soc.genealogy.surnames.* archives (version 2.3, revised September 30, 1997):

FAQs for the regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups

Using the FAQ: soc.genealogy.surnames.* introduction (version 1.3 February 28, 2000).

Queries, Good and Bad. (version 1.1, revised March 28, 1997).

FAQ: SURNAMES-* lists linked to soc.genealogy.surnames.* (version draft 0.1 July 10, 1997)

Using the soc.genealogy.surnames / GENNAM-L WWW Archives (version 1.2, revised December 28, 1996).

FAQ: soc.genealogy.surnames.german introduction (version 1.0 January 1998)

FAQ: soc.genealogy.surnames.german place codes since 1815 (version 1.1 January 28, 1998).

FAQ: soc.genealogy.surnames.german Holy Roman Empire Place Codes (version 1.0 January 28, 1998).

Adalbert Goertz's Regional German FAQs.

FAQ for the alt.family-names.* newsgroup hierarchy

The Most Frequently Asked Questions on rec.heraldry


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