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Newsgroup for Genealogy in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
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NEWSGROUP: soc.genealogy.benelux
RFD Date: 24 Feb 1995
1st CFV Date: 8 May 1995
2nd CFV Date: 23 May 1995
Vote ended 23:59:59 UTC, 29 May 1995.
RESULT unmoderated group soc.genealogy.benelux passes 305:17

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.benelux   Genealogy in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

RFD/CFV/Votes:
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.genealogy.benelux


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RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.benelux
The soc.genealogy.* (s.g.*) hierarchy of newsgroups includes groups,
which are intended to provide a focus for genealogy research that
centers around a country or region of origin, a language, or an ethnic
group. The German, French and Jewish groups which were part of
the original reorganization have been quite successful, and there has
been considerable interest shown in adding another group to cover
the Benelux countries.

Many Usenet genealogists are researching family or ancestors from
some part of the Benelux countries. There is much in common
between genealogy of these countries, especially regarding public
records and research archives. Because of the commonality of
research interests it seems reasonable to conduct discussions in
one group.

The mailing list created only last February has shown substantial
interest from researchers around the world. With the broad access
of researchers to Usenet this potential can only grow and encourage
researchers to exchange information with common interest in the same
area. The low countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg)
have been very prosperous and its inhabitants have descendants
everywhere now.


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CHARTER: soc.genealogy.benelux
Soc.genealogy.benelux is for genealogy and family history discussion
among people researching ancestors, family members, or others who
have a genealogical connection to any people in any part of the
Benelux countries (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg).

The group is open to anyone with an interest in genealogy in any of
the populations in or from this area, including, but not limited to:
people who live, lived, or may have lived there; emigrants;
immigrants; colonists; residents of former colonies; and their
descendants.

The scope of the group reflects language, history, migrations, and the
realities of researching public records and genealogical data archives,
and includes questions of local customs and history, or of regional or
national history which affected the lives of these people and which
are difficult to research in the present. Posts are expected to be
mostly in English, but may be written in any language. Dutch, French
and German are spoken in different parts of the region, and posts in
those languages are anticipated and will be welcome. Posters who
wish a translation of a post into another language may ask in the
group for help.

The focus of the group is on people, researched for genealogical
purposes.  Postings on topics unrelated to genealogy are not welcome.


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MAILING LIST: GEN-BENELUX-L@rootsweb.com
The GEN-BENELUX-L mailing list was formed at RootsWeb in
January 1999 to provide the soc.genealogy.benelux archives.  It
was preceded by GENBNL@xxxx.nl

Subscribe:
Mail:    GEN-BENELUX-L-request@rootsweb.com
Digest: GEN-BENELUX-D-request@rootsweb.com
Index:  GEN-BENELUX-I-request@rootsweb.com

Subject: [can be blank, or say subscribe]
Message:
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one line, only. Anything else confuses the computer.

Mail to GEN-BENELUX list manager

The current list manager is Johan Berteloot.


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