These pages have been created in order to facilitate discussions on the Parry surname mailing list and message board, and to help list members in their research. The pages are arranged in two groups, both of which are linked to from the top of every page. The first group consists of pages relating to particular family trees which are under investigation but which have not yet been proven sufficiently to be submitted to RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project. Making them available in this way allows for easier collaboration between researchers. The second group contains administrative information which it is hoped will be of use to list members and board users.
If you have any suggestions with regard to further information which you think it would be helpful to include here, then please contact the list administrator at
The mailing list is for the discussion of PARRY surname genealogy and family history research. It includes variant spellings such as PARREY, PARRYE, and PARRIE. Since the surname is generally recognised as having its origins in the Welsh patronymic system, discussion of the early occurrences of the surname in the forms such as "AP HARRY" or APHARRIE is also welcomed. For questions about this list, contact the list administrator at
Subscribing to the list - there are two modes of subscription. Clicking on the address links should automatically produce the described results but, if it doesn't, please follow the instructions manually.
To subscribe to the Parry surname list in mail mode (which means you will receive a copy of every message as it is posted to the list) send an email to PARRYfirstname.lastname@example.org
with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body.
To subscribe to the Parry surname list in digest mode (which means the messages will be grouped together and sent out at periodic intervals), send an email to PARRY-Demail@example.com. with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body.
Once subscribed, you will receive a welcome message with all the necessary instructions.
You must be subscribed to the list in order to post to it. After subscribing (in either mode), post to the list by addressing your email to PARRY@rootsweb.com, or click the link below. Be sure to include a good Subject line. [Further advice on what makes a good post to be added]
The message board is available through both Rootsweb and Ancestry sites. It is not necessary to become a subscriber in order to post messages to the board, although you do need to register with the site. When posting a message, it is possible to request to be notified when someone replies to the thread. It is also possible to request "alerts" to be sent to you whenever anyone posts to the board.
The board is gatewayed to the mailing list. This means that whenever a posting is made to the board, it is also sent to the mailing list subscribers. If you are a mailing list subscriber, it is important to remember that the person posting the message on the board may not be a subscriber to the list. This means that replies must therefore be made on the board, not via the list, in order for the original poster to become aware of them.
PARRY (P600) at Rootsweb.
Find or submit related websites, search WorldConnect Family Trees, the SSDI,
other Projects, Transcriptions, and Primary Records at Rootsweb, and the
PARRY Message Board (and variants).
[Please note, Family Tree DNA and Ancestry are commercial organisations and there are alternative companies who carry out dna testing. Anyone thinking of having a dna test for genealogical purposes should investigate for themselves what the different companies offer. The mention of Family Tree DNA and Ancestry DNA here is not a recommendation of them, but just to inform researchers that such projects do exist.]