Mailing Lists

The following is a table of mailing lists to which you can subscribe to help you in your research. You need to choose wisley the lists to which you subscribe since you could end up with many messages to review each day.

Here are some guidlines:

The symbol, , means the site is in German.

The symbol , means the site is in German and English.    Click on to acquire the german version.   Click on to acquire the english version.

Site Name Description
NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN-L A recent addition to the lists, to be used by anyone intrested in genealogy concerning NRW specifically and takes in the entire state (Land). Donna Pierce is list administrator. To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Nordrhein-Westfalen-L Archives.
Westfalen-L covers genealogy in former Prussian province of Westfalen + principality of Lippe-Detmold. Todays districts of Muenster, Arnsberg and Detmold.

Westfalen-L soll das Gebiet der frueheren Provinz Westfalen und das Fuerstentum Lippe-Detmold abdecken, also die heutigen Regierungsbezirke Muenster, Arnsberg und Detmold.

To post a message to all the list members, send email to

To subscribe. click on the link to the left and fill out the form.

DEU-SAUERLAND-L A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Sauerland area of Germany, especially the former "Herzogtum Westfalen". The preferred language for the list is German; however, postings in other languages will be accepted. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to (mailmode) or (digest mode).
To post to both DEU-SAUERLAND-L and DEU-SAUERLAND-D, messages should be sent to Messages sent there will appear both places.
TRIER-ROOTS-L A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Luxembourg, the Saarland, the Rheinland, Westfalen (Westphalia), and the Pfalz (used to be between Rheinland and Baden, belonged to Bavaria but is now part of Rheinpfalz).
GERMAN-KINGDOMS-L A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Duchies of Thuringen (Thuringia) including Reuss altere Linie, Reuss jungere Linie, Saxe-Altenburg (Sachsen-Altenburg), Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Sachsen-Koburg-Cotha), Saxe-Meiningen (Sachsen-Meiningen), Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach), Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, Anhalt, and Schaumberg-Lippe; Braunschweig (Brunswick); Lippe (aka: Lippe-Detmold); Waldeck; Mecklenburg-Schwerin; Mecklenburg-Strelitz; and the Kingdom of Saxony (Sachsen).
BUNDESLAND-L A mailing list for those trying to find their German roots and interested in German history.
DEUTSCHLAND-L A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Germany and other German-speaking areas. The language for the list is strictly German.
GERMAN-LIFE-L This is a list hosted by Glenn G. Geisheimer. It is designed for discussions on life in Germany through the ages. This information should help in understanding your ancestors life. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to, local customs, naming patterns, migration, foods, clothing, weather, city and rural life, housing, professions, emigration, changing borders, books, religion, government, etc. The mailing list is not for personal genealogical posts or queries.

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RootsWeb mailing lists This is a full listing of all RootsWeb mailing lists covering German topics.

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