There are other archives - at Deja and probably other places, but none is as complete. Search engines on RootsWeb have made it easy for us to retrieve what has been posted. That is going to include the good, the bad and the ugly, however, as newsgroups are anarchies and some participants sometimes behave badly. All told, though, the accumulated information is rather impressive.
General Interest Newsgroups
soc.genealogy.misc General genealogical discussions.
soc.genealogy.computing Genealogical computing & net resources.
soc.genealogy.marketplace Genealogy services and products.
soc.genealogy.medieval Genealogy in the period from roughly AD500 to AD1600.
soc.genealogy.methods Genealogical methods and resources. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.african Genealogy of Africa and the African Diaspora. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.australia+nz Australia, New Zealand, and their territories.
soc.genealogy.benelux Genealogy in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
soc.genealogy.britain Genealogy in Great Britain and the islands.
soc.genealogy.french Francophone genealogy.
soc.genealogy.german Family history including a German background.
soc.genealogy.hispanic Genealogy relating to Hispanics.
soc.genealogy.ireland Genealogy in Ireland (both North and South).
soc.genealogy.italian Italian genealogy and family heraldry.
soc.genealogy.jewish Jewish genealogy. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.nordic Genealogy in Denmark, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
soc.genealogy.slavic Genealogy of Slavic peoples.
soc.genealogy.west-indies Genealogy of the West Indies.
Surnames - seven connected soc.genealogy.surnames.* newsgroups
soc.genealogy.surnames.global Surnames queries central database. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.britain Surnames queries - Great Britain. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.canada Surnames queries - Canada. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.german Surnames queries - German speaking countries. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland Surnames queries - Ireland & Northern Ireland. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc Surnames - regions not covered elsewhere. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.usa Surnames queries - USA. (Moderated)
alt.genealogy General Genealogy - all topics
Other genealogy newsgroups(not ready yet)
fr.rec.genealogie Francophone Genealogy - all topics - in French
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