Genealogy and Local History in Esmeralda County, Nevada
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The Esmeralda County Discussion List (NVESMERA-L) began in March 1999. It is an email discussion list open to anyone who has an interest in genealogy, family history, or local history in Esmeralda County, Nevada, or any of its towns, mining camps, or other locales.

Email discussion lists like NVESMERA-L are basically lists of email addresses. When you subscribe to NVESMERA-L, you add your email address to the list. Anyone subscribed can send an email message to the list in order to have other subscribers automatically receive that message. It costs nothing to join this discussion list. The purpose is to provide a forum where people with a common interest can share ideas and information. You are free to ask questions about genealogical and historical research and resources in Esmeralda County as well as post queries concerning Esmeralda County families. Other subscribers may be able to provide answers or direct you to the resources you are looking for.

You can subscribe to NVESMERA-L in list or digest mode. In list mode, individual messages from other subscribers posted to the discussion list will arrive in your email inbox as separate messages. In digest mode, the messages are grouped together and sent as a single message on a periodic basis. The volume of messages on a discussion list such as NVESMERA-L is very light, but it can vary with periods of no activity to other times when several messages may be sent in the course of day. Messages posted on RootsWeb Message Boards - Esmeralda are gatewayed and posted to the NVESMERA-L list. All messages posted to NVESMERA-L are archived and searchable.

Subscribe and Post Messages

To subscribe to NVESMERA-L, send an email message to:

NVESMERA-L-request@rootsweb.com

or for the digest:

NVESMERA-D-request@rootsweb.com

and simply put the text:

subscribe

without any other text in the body of the message. If you successfully subscribe, you will receive a welcome message in response. Whether you are subscribed in list or digest mode, you would post messages by sending them to:

NVESMERA-L@rootsweb.com

Only subscribers to the list can post messages. To unsubscribe from NVESMERA-L, send an email message to:

NVESMERA-L-request@rootsweb.com

or for the digest:

NVESMERA-D-request@rootsweb.com

and simply put the text:

unsubscribe

without any other text in the body of the message.

Related Lists

The Nevada Discussion List (NEVADA-L) began in September 1999. It is an email discussion list open to anyone who has an interest in genealogy or history in Nevada.

To subscribe to NEVADA-L, send an email message to:

NEVADA-L-request@rootsweb.com

or for the digest:

NEVADA-D-request@rootsweb.com

and simply put the text:

subscribe

without any other text in the body of the message.

You can post messages and unsubscribe from NEVADA-L following the pattern described above for the NVESMERA-L list except that you would substitute NEVADA in place of NVESMERA in the various addresses. Messages posted on RootsWeb Message Boards - Nevada are gatewayed and posted to the NEVADA-L list. All messages posted to NEVADA-L are archived and searchable.

For a list of other genealogy discussion lists covering the Nevada and elsewhere, visit the web sites listed below.


List Archives

It is possible to search the list archives to find messages previously posted to the NVESMERA-L or NEVADA-L discussion lists. Messages posted to each of these lists are permanently retained and are keyword searchable. You can use the form below to search. Helpful search tips follow the form.

Type your search query in the box below:
Select the list to search:

NVESMERA-L
NEVADA-L
Select the year to search:

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2003
2002
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2000
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Search Tips:

  • Searches are not case sensitive, e.g., the search Goldfield or the search GOLDFIELD would retrieve the same messages.


  • Boolean operators and, or, and not may be used, e.g.,

    • the search goldfield and esmeralda would retrieve messages which contain the words goldfield and esmeralda, although these words may not necessarily appear together.
    • the search goldfield or columbia would retrieve messages which contain either the word goldfield or the word columbia.
    • the search goldfield not esmeralda would retrieve messages which contain the word goldfield but do not contain the word esmeralda.

  • Truncation is possible by adding an asterisk to the end or middle of a word to broaden a search, e.g., the search cemeter* would retrieve messages which contain the words cemeteries, cemetery, etc.


  • Phrase searching is possible by enclosing search terms in quotation marks, e.g., the search "central nevada museum" would retrieve messages which contain those three words appearing in consecutive order.


  • Nesting of search terms is possible by enclosing search terms in parentheses, e.g., the search (goldfield or esmeralda) and smith would retrieve messages which contain either the word goldfield or the word esmeralda which also contain the word smith. Without parentheses Boolean operators execute from left to right.

It is possible to browse the list archives of the NVESMERA-L or NEVADA-L discussion lists. Messages are grouped by the month they were originally posted via the web sites listed below.


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