Mailing Lists

Mailing Lists (a.k.a. Email Discussion Groups)

Being part of a mailing list is like having your own virtual research community. It's an easy way to network with other genealogists to share distant ancestors, get answers to questions, request lookups and swap research stories. Genealogy mailing lists are free, fun and are often one of the best online possibilities for filling in some of the blanks in your family tree. These same lists not only help you find information about your ancestors but many times can connect you with people who have research interests similar to yours.

Below are mailing pertinent to Etowah County and Alabama research in general and specialized areas of research.  You can join one, two or even all the lists.  Remember, it's free!

Once you find a list of interest, you can join by sending an email that automatically adds you to a list of subscribers.

ALETOWAH-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Etowah County, Alabama. Interested individuals may want to check out the Etowah County ALGenWeb page below:

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at ALETOWAH-admin@rootsweb.com.

ALABAMA-L

Topic: the State of Alabama.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at ALABAMA-admin@rootsweb.com.

RAN-CLAY-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone who has an interest in genealogy related to Randolph County and Clay County in east-central Alabama as well as Autauga County, Bullock County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Etowah County, Lee County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Russell County, St.Clair County, Shelby County, Talladega County and Tallapoosa County, all of which are on or near the Georgia border. Additional information can be found on the East-Central Alabama Researchers web page below:

There is a Web page for the RAN-CLAY mailing list at http://www.rootsweb.com/~alecar/.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at RAN-CLAY-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-AfricaAmer-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone with an interest in African American genealogy in Alabama. Additional information can be found on the Alabama African American Genealogy web site and the Alabama Slavery and History website at http://sandrajohnson.org/.

There is a Web page for the AL-AfricaAmer mailing list at http://www.rootsweb.com/~alaag/.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-AfricaAmer-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-CEMETERIES-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone interested in locating, and preserving historical information about, Alabama cemeteries. We welcome queries and postings regarding location of graves, cemeteries which have been indexed both on the internet and in other written forms, cemetery research, and the care of tombstones.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-CEMETERIES-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-CENSUS-LOOKUP-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone desiring a check of this state's census records for their ancestors. Requests should be as specific as possible and include county name, specific family of interest, and year whenever possible. In addition, those who own or have access to census records and are willing to do lookups are asked to subscribe and assist in responding to queries.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-CENSUS-LOOKUP-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-OLD-NEWS-L

Topic: A mailing list for the submission of abstracts, extracts and links from Alabama newspapers published prior to 1931. Newspapers contain much of the information that may not be found elsewhere such as births, marriages, deaths, court notices, etc. They also provide community news and many fascinating details about the lives of our ancestors. Additional information can be found on the Newspaper Abstracts website below:

There is a Web page for the AL-OLD-NEWS mailing list at http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-OLD-NEWS-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-CEMETERY-PRESERVATION-L

Topic: CEMETERY-PRESERVATION. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the preservation of historic Alabama cemeteries

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-CEMETERY-PRESERVATION-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-ROLLCALL-L

Topic: A mailing list for any and all researchers of Alabama kin to post roll calls ... surnames they are researching and associated information such as locations and timeframes.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-ROLLCALL-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-CIVIL-WAR-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone who is researching the descendants of persons from Alabama who served in the Civil War

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-CIVIL-WAR-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-ORPHANS-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in orphans and orphanages in Alabama.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-ORPHANS-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-FREEDMEN-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Freedmen in Alabama from all ethnic backgrounds (e.g., African, Native American, Caucasian).

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-FREEDMEN-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-VETERANS-L

Topic: A list discussing Alabama veterans of any war.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-VETERANS-admin@rootsweb.com.

AL-GHOSTTOWNS-L

Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the ghost towns of Alabama.

For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at AL-GHOSTTOWNS-admin@rootsweb.com.