WHAT IS A MAILING LIST?

 

A mailing list is a way of forwarding messages to others who are interested in the same genealogical research as you. You send your message to the list and it is sent to everyone who has subscribed to that list. And everything that anyone else sends to the list will be sent to you. It is a great way to find others who are researching in the same area or are researching the same surname.

A mail list does not have an address that you can go to. It is not a place on the Internet. It only forwards email messages. It will have an address something like: LISTNAME@rootsweb.com

 

     

WHAT TYPES (KINDS) OF LISTS ARE AVAILABLE?

 

There are different types of lists which cover different interests such as surnames, states, groups of states, ethnic interests, software, and general interest to name a few. There are structured research lists, and chatty fun lists, and everything in between.

Lists come in Digest and Mail form, and the biggest lists also have an Index form. In most cases, the -L signifies list mode (you will receive a copy of every message posted to the list as a single email) and the -D signifies digest mode (you receive groups of messages every day or so, depending on how busy the list is).

     

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU JOIN A MAILING LIST

 

When you subscribe to a large, and/or especially active Mailing List, what should you expect?

You will receive every e-mail message that other Mailing List members send to the list, whether or not those messages pertain to your immediate research. There is no way for you to selectively receive only messages that are of personal interest to you. If you are subscribed in list or mail mode, each message will be received as a separate e-mail as soon as the poster sends the message to the list. If you are subscribed in digest mode, you will receive several messages grouped together in a digest -- fewer separate e-mails, but delayed a bit until there are a sufficient number of messages to be bundled into a digest and sent out to you.

You will be able to post a message on the list about some aspect of your genealogical research involving the subject matter of the list. You may ask for help or information, or you may post data or respond to someone else's query -- participating in the ongoing discussion on the list. Those who share their genealogical information usually receive more information back than those who only ask for research help or post generic queries.

To make the most efficient use of a Mailing List, take time to review messages posted to it (even those that on the surface have no connection to your research) as there may be a clue or connection you wouldn't notice at first glance. When posting messages choose a brief, but informative, subject line. You want your message to attract the attention of other list members who may be quickly scanning the list messages for items of interest to them. Give them a reason to read your messages. Put sufficient information in the message body of your post so that others can determine quickly and easily if they might have information for you or can establish a connection to your family.

What you can learn from subscribing to a Mailing List is often directly related to the thought and preparation you put into your list participation. Don't sit back and expect someone to feed you answers or do your research. The greatest value of Mailing Lists is in the sharing.

 

 HOW TO FIND LISTS NOT MENTIONED HERE

 
A list of all mailing lists found on the Internet:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/internet.html

Rootsweb's Index of Lists
http://lists.rootsweb.com

 

WHAT LISTS WILL YOU FIND ON THIS SITE?

 

The lists you will find on this site are lists that have to do with areas and surnames  covered
throughout the ConnorsGenealogy website.  They are arranged in five categories: Ireland,  New York State,  New York City,  Surnames and Travel.



 

 

 
 
   


 
   
 


 
 
 

 
 
  






 





                   
 
 


 
 

 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/IRELAND-ROLL-CALLS.html

A mailing list for any and all researchers of Irish kin to post information about each surname they are researching and associated information such as locations and timeframes. Before posting, researchers need to read the rules for posting at the beginning of the Welcoming Message. Each post is restricted to only one surname.  This is not a discussion group.

 

 

 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/IrelandList/

The Ireland (IRELAND-L) is a discussion area aimed at helping people with Irish ancestors who are are researching family histories, and who are curious to learn more about Ireland, and eager to share our heritage.  We enjoy sharing information on genealogy as well as discussions about Irish history, culture and customs, recipes, jokes, folklore, poetry, literature and all things of Ireland to place the lives of our ancestors in perspective.

 

 

 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/IrishAmerican/

This is a discussion list for anyone who has an interest in the Genealogy, History, Culture or anything related to the Irish immigration to the United States.  List maintains a Volunteer Lookup Service.

 
 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/IrishUK/

List is for all those who are interested in Genealogy, History and Culture for those
who lived in any area of the UK and Ireland.

 

 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/OntarioIrish/

This is a discussion list for anyone who has an interest in the Genealogy, History, Culture
or anything related to the Irish immigration to Ontario,  Canada.

 
 

 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/IRL-CLARE.html

Only mailing list devoted to County Clare genealogy.  This list, besides surname research, shares information about the history and culture of the county.  Many County Clare residents are subbers to the list.

 
 
 

 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/IRL-GALWAY.html

A discussion list for anyone with a genealogical, cultural or historical interest in County Galway, Ireland.  ANYTHING that concerns or relates to County Galway and its' ties to Ireland and the rest of the world, whether it be genealogy, culture, history, folklore, mythology, heritage, tradition, religion, pedigrees, lineage, ancestry, places, things, individuals, families or groups of people, are topics for discussion on the list. Surname queries are certainly welcomed, but the list is wide open to whatever topic/s the participants choose to embark on as long as the central theme tends to relate to Galway.

 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/IRL-KILKENNY.html

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/KILKENNY.html
 

There are two lists devoted to County Kilkenny genealogy.  Both discuss
surnames, history and the culture of County Kilkenny.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/IRL-LEIX.html

Mailing list devoted to County Leix genealogy.  This list, besides surname research,
shares information about the history and culture of the county.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/IRL-LIMERICK.html

Only mailing list devoted to County Limerick genealogy.  This list, besides surname
research, shares information about the history and culture of the county. 
Many Irish residents are subbers to the list.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/IRL-MAYO.html

Mailing list devoted to County Mayo genealogy.  This list, besides surname research,
shares information about the history and culture of the county.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/CoTipperary.html

Mailing list devoted to County Tipperary genealogy.  This lists, besides surname
research, shares information about the history and culture of the county.
 
 
 
 
 

 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/IRL/IRL-LOUISBURGH.html

Mailing list devoted to the town of Louisburgh, County Mayo, Ireland. Since many of the immigrants from Louisburgh settled in Clinton, Massachusetts, you might also want to subscribe to the MACLINTON mailing list.



          
 
 

 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/usa/NY/misc.html

The purpose of the Genealogy in New York State, (GEN-NYS-L) mailing list is to band together those genealogists (amateur and professional) whose research is in New York State so that we can share experiences,  examine sources, give advice, make suggestions that others may find the information they are seeking.

     
 
   

 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/usa/NY/misc.html

NY-ROLLCALL-L, A mailing list for any and all researchers of the state of NY kin to post information about each surname they are researching and associated information such as locations and timeframes. Before posting, researchers need to read the rules for posting at the beginning of the Welcoming Message. Each post is restricted to only one surname.  This is not a discussion group.


 

NY-ALBANY COUNTY 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/usa/NY/albany.html

A mailing list devoted to the genealogical research of Albany County
which not only includes surname research but learning about the
history and the culture of the county.


 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/NYRensse/

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/usa/NY/rensselaer.html

A mailing list devoted to the genealogical research of Rensselaer County
which not only includes surname research but learning about the
history and the culture of the county whose largest
city is Troy.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/usa/NY/westchester.html

A mailing list devoted to the genealogical research of Westchester County
which not only includes surname research but learning about the
history and the culture of the county whose largest
cities include Yonkers and New Rochelle.
 
 
 
 
 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/HudsonRV/
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/usa/NY/misc.html
 

This is a discussion list for anyone who has an interest in the Genealogy or History
related to counties bordering the Hudson River (Rockland, Orange,
Ulster, Greene, Albany, Rensselaer,  Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam
 and Westchester) plus Schenectady.
List website has NY-Hudson RV Surname Roster.
 
 
 
 
 
 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/NYIrishList/

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Ethnic-Irish/NY-IRISH.html

 

This is a discussion list for anyone who has an interest in the Genealogy,  History, Culture or
anything related to the Irish immigration to New York.   This list is for the whole state of New York, including of course, New York City where most of the Irish immigrants first stepped off the boat.  If your ancestor lived or even just passed through New York, they have a special type of culture.  The fun part of the list is figuring our what part or our traditions originated in Ireland or originated from New York.
      

Because of the many different immigrants all living in poor neighborhoods when they first came over, many of our traditions are a result of the many nationalities living together.  This list will be a place where we discuss those traditions that include holidays, recipes, music, weddings, births,  funerals/wakes, etc.  Hopefully, in our discourse we will find where the tradition started and which are pure Irish, which are NY Irish or which are just New York.

List maintains a Volunteer Lookup Service and website includes NY Irish Surname Roster.

 

 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/NYCANNY/

 

The NY-CAN-NY mailing list is for all those genealogy researchers who have ancestors that traveled from Canada to New York State or New York State to Canada. It is hopeful that we will get a number of listers from both Canada and New York State to help one another and listers from other states and countries with information that pertains to their country/state.  List website includes a NY CAN NY Surname Roster.






       
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/usa/NY/new_york.html

NYNEWYOR-L

        Topic: New York County, New York.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/s/smith.html

SMITH-NYC-L

        Topic: Smith surname and variations (e.g., Smythe, Smyth) for those Smiths
who lived in New York City at some
        point in their migration.







         
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/b/booth.html
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/b/boyle.html

BOYLE-L

        Topic: the BOYLE surname and variations (e.g., Boil, Boile, Bole)
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/c/campbell.html

CAMPBELL-IRISH-L

        Topic: CAMPBELL-IRISH mailing list is for the discussion and sharing of
information regarding the Campbell
        surname and variations (Campbell) who emigrated from or lived in Ireland.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/c/carter.html

CARTER-NORTH-L

Topic: the CARTER surname and variations north of the
Mason-Dixon line in the United States and in Canada.
 
 
 
 
 


 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/c/connors.html
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/c/cullinan.html

CULLINAN-L

        Topic: the CULLINAN surname and variations
(e.g., Cullen, Cullinane, Quillinane, O'Cullinan, O'Cullinane)
 
 
 
 
 


 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/f/fahey.html

 Topic: the FAHEY surname and variations including FAHY.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/f/fleming.html
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/f/flynn.html

FLYNN-L

        Topic: the FLYNN surname and variations (e.g., Flinn, O'Flynn, Flin)
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/m/maclean.html
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/m/mcentee.html

McENTEE-L

        Topic: the McENTEE surname and variations
(e.g., McAtee, McIntee, MacAtee, MacIntee, MacEntee, MacEtye)
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/m/mcginty.html

"McGinty" another form of the McEntee surname.
 
 
 
 
 


 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/o/oconnor.html
OCONNOR-TIPP-L

        Topic: for those who are researching their
O'CONNOR/CONNORS/CONNER/CONNOR
ancestors from County Tipperary, Ireland.
   
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/o/oconnor.html
OCONNOR-L

   Topic: the O'CONNOR surname and variations
 (e.g., O'Conner, Connor, Conner, O'Cono)
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/p/phillips.html
PHILLIPS-NORTH-L


        Topic: PHILLIPS-NORTH mailing list is for the discussion and
sharing of information regarding the Phillips  surname and variations
(e.g., Philips) who settled north of the Mason-Dixon line
in the United States and in Canada.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/s/smith.html
SMITH-NYC-L

        Topic: Smith surname and variations (e.g., Smythe, Smyth)
for those Smiths who lived in New York City at some
        point in their migration.
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/s/smith.html
SMITH-SCOTTISH-L

        Topic: SMITH-SCOTTISH mailing list is for the
        discussion and sharing of information regarding the Smith
        surname and variations (Smyth) who are of Scottish ancestry.
 
 
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/s/smythe.html
SMYTHE-L
 
 
 

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/surname/s/smythe.html
SMYTHE-RICHARD-L

        Topic: The SMYTHE-RICHARD mailing list is for the discussion
and sharing of information regarding the ancestors and descendants
of Richard "the Bull" Smythe, the founder of Smithtown, Long Island, New York, who
        received a patent for Smithtown from the Governor of New York in 1677

after a few years of litigation.





         
 
 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/mailinglists/Travel-Ireland.html
TRAVEL-IRELAND-L

    Topic:  A discussion group that covers anything and everything
that one would like to know when traveling in Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/Chesterfield/
ENG-DERBYSHIRE-CHESTERFIELD-L

 

Topic:  A discussion group that covers everything that has to to with the history, culture and genealogy of the Chesterfield area of County Derbyshire, England 

 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/CornishAmerican/
CORNISH-AMERICAN-L

This is a discussion list for anyone who has an interest in the Genealogy, History, Culture or anything related to the Cornish immigration to the United States.


 

 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/Redruth/
ENG-CORNWALL-REDRUTH-L

 

Topic:  A discussion group that covers everything that has to to with the history, culture and genealogy of the Redruth area of County Cornwall, England 

 

 

http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/Swansea/
WLS-SWANSEA-L

 
 


 
 
 


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