Georgia Mailing Lists

Location Mailing Lists are those that pertain to a specific locale. Some of the lists are state-wide, some county-wide. There are even mailing lists for genealogical information relative to a specific city. If your research is place-specific, either in a U.S. state or a foreign country, these are the lists to join.

As far as posting guidelines, each list has its own rules, but generally common sense prevails. You are requested to post messages which are on-topic. For example, if you join a mailing list whose topic is Shelby County, Indiana, post messages about your ancestors and research in Shelby County, not New Orleans.

Next, be polite. We genealogists tend to be a polite bunch, but the occasional odd duck does appear. If someone posts an offensive message, just contact the list administrator and let them deal with any problem. Carry on personal correspondence with other group members off-list, via e-mail, if what you have to say is only of interest to you and the other person.

When you subscribe to a mailing list you will automatically receive an e-mail detailing any rules regarding posting to the list, plus information on how to unsubscribe. Make sure you keep this initial e-mail, otherwise if you want to unsubscribe, you won’t remember how.

When you join mailing lists, the chances are very good that someone on the list will be researching one of your surnames, or one of the locations your ancestors lived, i.e. a particular county or country of origin. Mailing lists optimize your chances for success. Many researchers have made the most progress in climbing their family tree thanks to mailing lists.

General Interest Lists

2ND-GEORGIA-CAVALRY A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the 2nd Georgia Cavalry, Confederate States of America (CSA).

CAMDEN Camden and Charlton Counties, Georgia (also includes Cumberland Island).

DOOLEY-CUZINS-GA A mailing list is for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Dooley surname and variations (e.g., Dooly, Duley, Dula), and related families, in Georgia.

GA-AFRICAAMER A mailing list for anyone researching their African American ancestry in Georgia.

GA-CEMETERIES A mailing list for anyone interested in locating, and preserving historical information about, Georgia 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.

GA-CEMETERY-PRESERVATION A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the preservation of historic Georgia cemeteries.

GA-CENSUS-LOOKUP 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

GA-CENTRALPIONEERS A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the people who needed a passport to travel through central Georgia during the period 1785-1939. Counties covered by the list are Butts, Clayton, Cowetta, Gayette, Henry, Lanier, Meriwether, Pike, and Spalding.

GA-FREEDMEN A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Freedmen in Georgia from all ethnic backgrounds (e.g., African, Native American, Caucasian).

GA-GHOSTTOWNS A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the ghost towns of Georgia.

GA-NATIVEAMERICANS A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Native Americans in Georgia

GA-OGEECHEE Ogeechee River region of Georgia.

GA-OHOOPEE-RIVER A mailing list for anyone researching ancestors who settled along the O’Hoopee River in east central Georgia. Counties include Washington (in 1784), Montgomery (in 1793), Tattnall (in 1801), Johnson, Emanuel, Treutlen, Candler, Toombs, and Tattnall (where it flows into the Altamaha River).

GA-ROLLCALL A mailing list for any and all researchers of Georgia kin to post roll calls … surnames they are researching and associated information such as locations and timeframes.

GA-ROOTS A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia

GA-VETERANS A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in those who signed up for military service in Georgia and/or participated in military operations in Georgia during the Indian Wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, and World War I.

GA-WIREGRASS A mailing list is for members and people interested in becoming a member of the Wiregrass Genealogical Society. This society was formed in 1999 and the membership includes anyone interested in families or history from the counties of Bleckley, Dodge, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Twiggs and Wheeler in South Central Georgia. Please visit the Wiregrass Genealogical Society Home Page for more information

GEORGIA Genealogy anywhere in Georgia.

NORTHEAST-GEORGIA-CIVIL-WAR-ROUNDTABLE A mailing list for members of the Northeast Georgia Civil War Rountable, an informal group of Civil War bluffs representing both Union and Confederate viewpoints. The members range from novices to published authors. Additional information can be found on The Round Table’s website which includes a Message Board open to all interested parties.

NWGA A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Northwest Georgia which was originally Cherokee Nation East. This includes the first ten counties formed from this area (i.e., Cass, Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding and Union) and the counties derived from them. Additional information can be found on the Northwest Georgia History website.

WC-GA A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in west central Georgia including the counties of Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Chattanoochee, Clayton, Coweta, Crawford, DeKalb, Dooly, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Macon, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Newton, Peach, Pike, Quitman, Rockdale, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, and Webster.

GCSGA A mailing list for the members of the Genealogical Computer Society of Georgia to discuss the activities of the Society.

GA-WEXFORD-FHC A mailing list for the members of the Wexford Neighborhood Family History Club in Roswell, Fulton County, Georgia, to discuss the activities of the Club and genealogical resources available in the surrounding area.

GA-OLD-NEWS A mailing list for the submission of abstracts, extracts and links from Georgia 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.

GA-OBITS A mailing list for individuals and volunteers to request or submit obituary information – either modern or historic – for Georgia.

GA-CIVIL-WAR A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the role of Georgia during the Civil War related to military personnel or operations.

Georgia Counties

Appling | Atkinson | Bacon | Baker | Baldwin | Banks | Barrow | Bartow | Ben Hill | Berrien | Bibb | Bleckley | Brantley | Brooks | Bryan | Bulloch | Burke | Butts | Calhoun | Camden | Campbell | Candler | Carroll | Catoosa | Charlton | Chatham | Chattahoochee | Chattooga | Cherokee | Clarke | Clay | Clayton | Clinch | Cobb | Coffee | Colquitt | Columbia | Cook | Coweta | Crawford | Crisp | Dade | Dawson | DeKalb | Decatur | Dodge | Dooly | Dougherty | Douglas | Early | Echols | Effingham | Elbert | Emanuel | Evans | Fannin | Fayette | Floyd | Forsyth | Franklin | Fulton | Gilmer | Glascock | Glynn | Gordon | Grady | Greene | Gwinnett | Habersham | Hall | Hancock | Haralson | Harris | Hart | Heard | Henry | Houston | Irwin | Jackson | Jasper | Jeff Davis | Jefferson | Jenkins | Johnson | Jones | Lamar | Lanier | Laurens | Lee | Liberty | Lincoln | Long | Lowndes | Lumpkin | Macon | Madison | Marion | McDuffie | McIntosh | Meriwether | Miller | Milton | Mitchell | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Murray | Muscogee | Newton | Oconee | Oglethorpe | Paulding | Peach | Pickens | Pierce | Pike | Polk | Pulaski | Putnam | Quitman | Rabun | Randolph | Richmond | Rockdale | Schley | Screven | Seminole | Spalding | Stephens | Stewart | Sumter | Talbot | Taliaferro | Tattnall | Taylor | Telfair | Terrell | Thomas | Tift | Toombs | Towns | Treutlen | Troup | Turner | Twiggs | Union | Upson | Walker | Walton | Ware | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Webster | Wheeler | White | Whitfield | Wilcox | Wilkes | Wilkinson | Worth

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