This is a list of Genealogical newsgroups [and some Adoption, Heraldry, & all newsgroups and to find newsgroups on specific topics.
Also, how to find many of the Hierarchies and the meanings of some of them.
Deja News - News Reader! -- Genealogy 1 to 7 days of any of these newsgroups that are available there.
ADOPTION (not intended to be an exhaustive list)
alt.adoption For adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents
Deja News - News Reader! -- Adoption 1 to 7 days of any of these newsgroups that are available there.
HERALDRY (not intended to be an exhaustive list)
alt.heraldry.sca Heraldry & Coats of Arms discussion
Deja News - News Reader! -- Heraldry 1 to 7 days of any of these newsgroups that are available there.
HISTORY (not intended to be an exhaustive list)
soc.history General history discussions
soc.history.medieval Discussions of Medieval History
soc.history.us-civil-war Discussions of Civil War History
Deja News - News Reader! -- History 1 to 7 days of any of these newsgroups that are available there.
1. Click on news:*.* or typing news:*.* into "Location" or "Go to" window might give you a list of newsgroups available from that news server
2. Someone said: "I'm on NETSCAPE, and all I have to do is go to the options menu and click on SHOW ALL NEWGROUPS and it will literally show every single newsgroup currently in existence. good luck! :-)". [Actually, I suspect it would show only the newsgroups available through that news server.]
Another described it as: To get a list of all the newsgroups that your news server carries, click on "Options/Show New Newsgroups", then, after the list has been transferred to your computer, "Options/Show All Newsgroups".]
3. If using Netscape 1.22 select Newsgroups, then select View all newsgroups. That should give you a list of newsgroups available from that news server
4. Some say they get an incomplete newsgroup listing. If such is the case you might try reading this. I have not tried it, but some seem to say it works.
5. Try Jon Bell's articles, especially "Where to find lists of newsgroups". This one MIGHT come closest to a list of ALL newsgroups.
6. You could use DejaNews. They have a news browser to find names of newsgroups. Also you can use their search routine to find newsgroups in which words/terms (you select) appear. Then you can notice in which newsgroups their authors posted them. Seems that now you can even post, via DejaNews, to newsgroups not carried by your news server!
7. You might try List of all newsgroups available at news.boku.ac.at
8. You might try University of New Brunswick Computing Services for an extensive listing. It is a large file. You might want to save it to your hard drive and then list/search it.
9 Not sure about http://www.zippo.com/ but you might try this one, which seems perhaps to have a list of all active newsgroups.
How to SEARCH FOR NEWSGROUPS ABOUT ...Searching for Newsgroups by topic
A Master List of Newsgroup Hierarchies shows the 'origins' or meanings of the first letters of a newsgroup (such as "news.", "misc.", "alt.", "soc.", etc.).
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