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Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List

Established January 27th, 1997

The Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List is an e-mail list for anyone with genealogical interests in the county of Norfolk in England. Subscriptions to the List are free of charge. By subscribing to the List, you will receive e-mail messages from other genealogists and family historians with roots in Norfolk. Participation in the List's discussions is welcomed. Ideas for messages to List can include:

The Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List is an extremely friendly and supportive forum for Norfolk research. By sharing information on our Norfolk heritage, we may all help one another with our genealogical research.


For the answers to common questions on genealogical research in Norfolk, see:

Frequently Asked Questions from the Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List

For the the meanings of common acronyms and jargon used in Norfolk genealogical research, see:

Norfolk Genealogy - Common Acronyms and Jargon


Anyone with genealogical interests in Norfolk may become a subscriber to the Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List. For more online resources for Norfolk genealogy, visit the GENUKI Norfolk web site. Also, be sure to visit the Norfolk Family History Society's web page for information on the benefits of Society membership for Norfolk researchers.

For information on other county-specific mailing lists for United Kingdom & Ireland genealogy, see John Fuller's Geographic/Non-USA Mailing Lists web page.

Genealogy mailing lists for UK and Ireland counties may also be found on a county-by-county basis at GENUKI's Genealogy Mailing Lists page.


How to post a message:

To post a message to the Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List which will be seen by all other List subscribers, send an e-mail to:

NORFOLK-L@rootsweb.com

You need not be a subscriber to the Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing list in order to post a message. If you post a message and are not a subscriber, please mention in your message that you wish replies to be sent to your personal e-mail address and not to the List.

Please feel free to post an introductory message and share your Norfolk surnames with us.


How to subscribe:

To subscribe to the Individual Message Mode for the mailing list, send an e-mail message to:

NORFOLK-L-request@rootsweb.com

and in the body of your message type only the following word:

subscribe

Anything you put in the subject line will be ignored.

Be sure not to use any signature file with this e-mail.

- OR -

To subscribe to the Digest Mode for the mailing list, send an e-mail message to:

NORFOLK-D-request@rootsweb.com

and in the body of your message type only the following word:

subscribe

Anything you put in the subject line will be ignored.

Be sure not to use any signature file with this e-mail.

The Digest Mode gets all of the same messages as Individual Message Mode but bundles them into a single message every 18 hours or so. The Digest message for that period has a handy Subject Line index at the top which lists the Subject Lines for each of the individual messages which that Digest contains. It makes for very quick scanning for topics of interest.


How to unsubscribe:

To unsubscribe from the list, send an e-mail message to:

NORFOLK-L-request@rootsweb.com

- OR -

NORFOLK-D-request@rootsweb.com

and in the body of your message type only the following word:

unsubscribe

Anything you put in the subject line will be ignored.

Be sure not to use any signature file with this e-mail.


What to do if you stop receiving messages from the Norfolk Mailing List:

The Norfolk Mailing List is programmed to automatically unsubscribe any e-mail address to which it is unable to successfully deliver e-mail messages after four attempts. This inability to deliver e-mail messages is usually the result of server problems at your local ISP, e-mailboxes with limited storage capacity becoming too full and thus refusing additional messages, connectivity problems across the Internet between RootsWeb and your ISP's server, or any number of other problems.

You'll notice this has happened if you haven't received e-mail from the Norfolk Genealogy Mailing List for over 24 hours. The Mailing List is large enough that there is always daily message traffic. The Digest version generates a new Digest every 18 hours. So, if you haven't heard from the Norfolk Mailing List in over a day, here's what to do.

Simply re-subscribe by following the subscription instructions above. You can't hurt anything by re-subscribing. If you've been automatically unsubscribed, re-subscribing will get you back on the List. If you're still on the List, you'll receive a brief e-mail message titled "Already on the Norfolk-L List".


How to view archived messages from Norfolk-L:

Subscribers often ask how they can relocate past messages which have appeared on the Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List.

There are two methods for reviewing past messages on this mailing list. Both of which are excellent research tools for finding information on past discussions of particular surnames, places, and events if you were not subscribed at the time the discussions occurred.

  1. The basic searchable archives for the Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List have been automatically archived since 1997. You can search these archives (or any other RootsWeb mailing list which as been archived) by the keywords which your are interested in. Point your web browser at:

    RootsWeb Mailing List Search: Norfolk

    You will then see a new page on which you can enter your specific query in the Query box provided. Your query should be a simple one or two word search. Radio buttons will allow you to select the year in which you wish to search. Then press the Search button and you will receive a new page with up to 50 results which match your query. Select the Full link below each result returned to view the entire message.

  2. The Threaded Archives for the Norfolk-L Genealogy Mailing List have been archived since April of 1999. Threaded means that they are loosely organized by discussion topic. This is done by an automated system which looks for similar subject lines in messages and groups them together.

    For the Norfolk Threaded Archives, point your web browser at:

    NORFOLK-L Mailing List Archives

    Select the month you wish to view and browse away. From each of these pages, you can search the entire Threaded Archives of the RootsWeb mailing lists or all the Threaded Archives of Norfolk-L using the search boxes at the top of each page.


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Last updated June 3, 2005