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Frequently Asked Questions — Subscribers
What is a mailing list? Does it cost to join one?
A mailing list is a way of forwarding messages to others who are interested in the same genealogical topic. You send your message to the list and it is sent to everyone who has subscribed to that list. And everything that anyone else sends to the list will be sent to you. It is a great way to find others who are researching in the same locality or are researching the same surname and families. RootsWeb.com has lists covering surnames, localities, and various genealogical topics. See them listed here. Click on the name of the list and follow the instructions to subscribe. They are all free to join.
Do you have a mailing list for my surname or a certain location?
All the lists are indexed here. Locate the list of interest and click on its name for instructions on how to subscribe.
How do I subscribe/unsubscribe?
Go to the index here and follow the links to the list you are interested in. You will find links you can click on to subscribe or unsubscribe, along with additional information. If you are having a problem unsubscribing, you will find help here.
Need help administering your list?
See the List Administrator Help Pages here.
How do I start or adopt a list?
To request or adopt a list, click here.
Is there someone who will watch my list for me?
We maintain a list of volunteer administrators who will handle your list temporarily. Click here to see the list.