This is a list of Genealogy mailing lists that you might be interested
in joining to help further your research.

So you want to participate in a mailing list? All you have to do is send e-mail commands to a computer software program. Do it right, and you will be automatically added to the list. Do it wrong, and... you get to do it over again.  So, please be careful to follow the instructions exactly.   Different lists my ask you to do different things. The beauty of the E-mail lists is that the messages everyone posts comes directly to your e-mail box. No trying to remember to check this newsgroup or that. Another plus is that most lists give you the option of receiving each message as it is posted, or getting it in a "digest" form, where all the e-mails for the day come in one large e-mail.

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  • Kentucky Footsteps - A mailing list for the posting of original Kentucky source material. Submit transcriptions of your deeds, wills, obituaries, tax lists, marriage lists, old letters, newspaper articles, census records on your surname, pension applications, guardianship records, old bibles, etc. Note: NO QUERIES ALLOWED on this list. Material posted to this list must have a Kentucky connection and will be placed in the KyGenWeb Archives  as well as in the individual counties it belongs to. Directions for subscribing/unsubscribing and posting information are found on the KY-Footsteps web page. If you do not have web access, you can subscribe by sending email to with "subscribe ky-footsteps" (without the quotes) for mail mode or "subscribe ky-footsteps-digest" (without the quotes) for digest mode as the only text in the body of the message.
  • Mason Co., KY - A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Mason County, Kentucky. Interested individuals may want to check out the Early Mason County, KY web page. Mailing address for postings is To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to (mail mode) or (digest mode). (note: This list runs hot & cold. Sometimes very busy, others not.)


Ohio Roots - Discussions of genealogical and historical research in Ohio. Mailing address for postings is You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the following to SUB OHIO-ROOTS-L firstname lastname. (A very active List)


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