Mailing lists can be a great tool for collaboration with other researchers in your area of interest. They can also be a great source information. But you don’t necessarily need to be on a list in order to benefit from it.
The RootsWeb mailing lists are archived—and searchable.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about a series of emails from several years ago which included marriage and death transcriptions from a Lancaster County newspaper as a possible source for information. But I haven’t been able to find them in my inbox. I’ve changed computers since then, and those old emails apparently didn’t make it to the new computer.
Luckily, I remember which mailing list they were from. A quick search and I was able to pull up a list. Here are links to the archived emails for information from the 1848 Lancaster Intelligencer:
- December 1847 Marriages & Deaths
- January 1848 Marriages & Deaths
- February 1848 Marriages & Deaths
- March 1848 Deaths
- April 1848 Marriages & Deaths
- May 1848 Marriages & Deaths
- June 1848 Marriages & Deaths
- July 1848 Marriages & Deaths
- August 1848 Deaths
- September 1848 Marriages &Deaths
- October 1848 Deaths
- November 1848 Deaths
- December 1848 Deaths
This information was transcribed by Maria Campbell and sent to the PALANCAS-L mailing list in 2010. For more examples with different years and newspapers, check out the archives of the PALANCAS-L mailing list or search for your ancestor.