Monday, February 25, 2008

ROOTS-L: The Internet's First Genealogy Mailing List

ROOTS-L: The Internet's First Genealogy Mailing List:

"What is ROOTS-L?
ROOTS-L is a mailing list for people who are interested in any or all aspects of genealogy, anywhere in the world. We're the original Internet genealogical mailing list (our first messages were posted in 1987), and the largest. But that doesn't mean we're not interested in new faces, new queries, new knowledge. Please join us!"

RootsWeb: ROOTS-L Archives: "October 2007 800 messages
November 2007 690 messages
December 2007 650 messages
January 2008 931 messages
February 2008 382 messages" which numbers of emails are why I prefer quieter more specialised lists like:-
Bristol_and_SomersetBristol and Somerset Counties


RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: England : BRISTOL_AND_DISTRICT: "Topic: A mailing list for anyone with family history and genealogical interests in the county and city of Bristol and surrounding areas of South Gloucestershire and North Somerset within approximately a 20 mile radius. Topics include family, social, cultural and local history, past and present, including dialect, slang and sayings, traditions, occupations, recipes and folklore in order to place the lives of our ancestors in perspective, as well as methods and problems of recording both family and associated historical information." - SEARCH in the archives and for Genealogy mailing lists:
"About Mailing Lists

RootsWeb's mailing lists can help you find information about your ancestors and connect you with people who have research interests similar to yours

Use the top search box at the left to search for information that has already been posted to the mailing lists. Enter names or keywords and click 'Search' and we'll search our archives for information that matches. Click the 'Advanced search' or 'Search tips' links for more search options or suggestions on effective searching.

If you are looking for a specific mailing list to join, enter a surname, location, or keyword(s) into the lower box and click 'Search.' Click the 'Browse mailing lists' link to browse for a mailing list by surname, location, or topic.

Do you have a suggestion for a list we don't already have? You can request a new list too"

RootsWeb: Bristol_and_Somerset-L [B&S] Obtaining a Birth Certificate UPDATE!:

"Hi Everyone
Seems we have all been on a wild goose chase, it is her baptismal not her birth certificate she is after!
Thanks for your help anyway.

oh dear - and the lady wants to get married in church then


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