Lists & message boards


On this page:

Surname lists

Register your UK surname interests at UK Surnames

Message boards

Sites where you post a message under a specific topic, usually by surname, or place, but also on specialty topics, eg military dna.

Some are gatewayed to a mailing list whereby subscribers to the list get copies of each message posted.

All are regularly monitored by a heap of knowledgeable and helpful people.

Genforum   –  use the forum finder or simply browse from the home page
RootsWeb – searchable by surname or place ++
Rootschat forums    searchable by surname or place ++

Mailing lists


Place sites

CuriousFox  A village-centric take on UK genealogy. Search by village or surname and post messages about your specific family/village links.
Ancestral Atlas  People mapped over time and place. With historic and modern day mapping layers. Registered users gain access to migration maps for family descendants if a suitable gedcom has been uploaded.

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