available for computer users
There are many resources, both local and online, to help you use your computer to trace your family history.
The Woonsocket-based American-French Genealogical Society, among other things, helps members learn how computers can help them in their research. Contact the group's Internet liaison, Robert L. Edwards, via e-mail at email@example.com or call the society at 765-6141.
A great source of basic information on Internet resources is the file of "Frequently asked Questions" (or FAQ) for the genealogy newsgroups. It's available on the World Wide Web at http:// ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/soc.genealogy.misc.html.
To subscribe to the Internet ROOTS-L list, send an e-mail message to LISTSERV@vm1.nodak.edu. In the body of the message, type SUB ROOTS-L Firstname Lastname (substituting your name).
There are several Usenet newsgroups under the "soc.genealogy" hierarchy including: computing, French, German, Jewish, Misc. and Surnames. Internet newsgroups are accessible through most of the online services, through Internet access providers and via some local bulletin boards. Many of these newsgroups are also available by e-mail (the above FAQ file explains how).
The three major online services have genealogy forums. On America Online, use keyword: Genealogy. On CompuServe, GO ROOTS and GO TRACE. On Prodigy, JUMP Genealogy.
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