Mailing Lists: Research Techniques


ADVANCED-RESEARCH

Topic: 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.

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at advanced-research-owner@rootsweb.com.

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BLIND-GENEALOGISTS

Topic: A mailing list for those who are blind or have very poor eyesight where they can communicate with other researchers with the same disability and help each other in the research of their family tree as well as the problems encountered during their research efforts. Most subscribers will be using the talking computer software and problems related to the use of this software may also be discussed.

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at blind-genealogists-owner@rootsweb.com.

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BRICK-WALLS

Topic: A list for all genealogical dead end research, when you hit a brick wall and know nothing known beyond these barriers. We'll be sharing techniques, ideas and possible solutions to get beyond those walls.

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at brick-walls-owner@rootsweb.com.

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DECIPHER

Topic: A mailing list for deciphering handwriting associated with genealogical documents. Any subscriber may post a link to an online image requesting assistance with deciphering the document. This list is also used to post

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at decipher-owner@rootsweb.com.

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FAMILYSEARCH

Topic: Designed to assist anyone with questions regarding use of the Internet for searching Family History. The Familysearch internet site and others are discussed for genealogical research such as searching, downloading, contributing, cross-referencing and microfilm numbers, and basic "getting started" questions are also discussed and welcomed. Surname specific research is not discussed. This list generates 10 to 20 messages daily, so choose the appropriate delivery mode.

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at familysearch-owner@rootsweb.com.

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GEN-COURTRECORDS

Topic: A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of genealogical information that can be gleaned from county, state and federal court cases through the use of legal case reports books, law digests and actual case files, with emphasis on legal terminology and how to access such records.

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at gen-courtrecords-owner@rootsweb.com.

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GENEALOGY-WEBSITES

Topic: A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding genealogy websites that state that family researchers can initially subscribe for free and then charge researchers for posting a message.

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at genealogy-websites-owner@rootsweb.com.

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GENEALOGYFORKIDS

Topic: A mailing list for youngsters to discuss anything having to do with genealogy.

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at genealogyforkids-owner@rootsweb.com.

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NAME-CHANGE

Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a family that changed its surname, whether or not official documents show the change. Topics will include how the surnames changed, why the surnames changed, and ways to discover the reasons for the change.

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ProResearchers

Topic: A list just for professional researchers to discuss their industry. Some topics include: How to advertise services? How to collect on bad accounts? What accounting package to use? How to become certified?

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at proresearchers-owner@rootsweb.com.

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RESEARCH-TRIP

Topic: A list for anyone who is planning a research trip to share tips and discuss all aspects of logistics, resources, and accomodations.

Questions: For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at research-trip-owner@rootsweb.com.

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