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Mailing Lists

Joining a local or regional Internet-based mailing list will put you in touch with other very helpful researchers.

Sussex County free genealogy mailing list instructions:
A “Thank You” to Cathy DiPietro- List Admin NJSussex

Send an email to:
NJSussex-L-request@rootsweb.com with just the word Subscribe in the message body. Once you join, you can post your
query to NJSussex-L@rootsweb.com for all to read. Any questions or problems can be directed to:

You can keyword search all past mailing list issues by going to:
(Click here for a NJSussex keyword search) , putting in NJSussex for the list name. If items were found, click on Select:
“[Full}” To bring up the complete text of the original posting.
You can also browse through a threaded list of postings by clicking HERE and entering NJSussex for the list name.

Mailing List: Minisink Area

A new mailing list has been created recently for the Minisink Valley area: 
(with a “Thank You” to Diane Ward Stives for the following information:) Thank you!

Instructions for subscribing:

Subscribe to the list in mail mode by sending a message
to MinisinkValley-L-request@rootsweb.com
Place one word in the message portion:

If you prefer digest mode, should send the message instead to
Then after you receive the welcome message send your queries or information to:

A definition of the Minisink Valley area:
( It is defined as the Minisink Historical Society defines the Minisink Valley.)

In Sullivan County, NY – that area surrounding and including Forrestburg and along the Delaware River near Minisink Ford to the Orange County, NY line.
In Orange County, NY – that area surrounding and including Port Jervis, Greenville and Deerpark
In Sussex County, NJ – that area bordering the Delaware River from the Orange county line, down past Montague and Sandyston to the Delaware Water Gap
Also Monroe Co., PA
In Pike County, PA
 – that area bordering the Delaware River from the Orange County, NY line, down past Matamoras, Milford, Minisink Island, Dingmans Ferry to the Delaware Water Gap. Plus that area bordering the Delaware River from Lackawaxen, PA along side of Sullivan County, NY line to the Orange County, NY line.

You can better see the area by looking at the Map on the Minisink Historical Society page: ( The map entitled the Minisink Valley).

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