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From: Cliff Lamere <>
Subject: [NYALBANY] Archived mailing list messages - for research
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 04:44:46 -0500
Did you know that the messages sent to this or any RootsWeb mailing list are preserved in the list's archives? I do not recall seeing any mention on this mailing list of how to get a look at those messages. If you want to check to see messages that contain the surname that you are researching, here is how to do it. Just go to:
When you are there, you first have to enter the name of the mailing list. If it is a county list that you want to look at, and you don't know the exact name of the list, you can guess. I'm pretty sure that each county list's name is composed of 8 letters. The first two are the state's two-letter code. The rest are the first six letters of the county's name (unless the county name has fewer than six letters). For example, the Rensselaer Co., NY mailing list would be NYRENSSE (caps are not necessary). If the county name has less than six letters in its name, enter as many letters as the name has (ex., Erie Co., NY would be NYERIE).
If your relative moved to a certain county in a certain state, you can check the archive of that county's mailing list rather easily by using this method. If you are told "List not found", it is possible that you spelled it wrong, or that that county doesn't have a list. Some don't.
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