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Newsgroup for Genealogy in Great Britain and the islands.
One of 25 Usenet Newsgroups in the soc.genealogy hierarchy

Soc.genealogy.britain replaced soc.genealogy.uk+ireland in the reorganization of that group.


NEWSGROUP: soc.genealogy.britain
Originally voted in as soc.genealogy.uk+ireland

RFD Date: 21 Feb 1995
1st CFV Date: 23 May 1995
2nd CFV Date: 5 Jul 1995
Vote ended 23:59:59 UTC, 14 Jun 1995.
RESULT unmoderated group soc.genealogy.uk+ireland passes 1123:20

Soc.genealogy.uk+ireland quickly became the busiest of the soc.genealogy
newsgroups, and in 1997 a proposal was made to subdivide into groups for
Great Britain and Ireland.

RFD Date: 12 May 1997
1st CFV Date: 9 Jul 1997
2nd CFV Date: 21 Jul 1997
Vote ended 23:59:59 UTC, 30 Jul 1997.
RESULT unmoderated group soc.genealogy.britain (renames soc.genealogy.uk+ireland) passes 247:35

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.britain  Genealogy in Great Britain and the islands.

RFD/CFV/Votes:
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.genealogy.uk+ireland-reorg


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RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.britain
Many Usenet genealogists are researching family or ancestors from some part
of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The newsgroup soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
was originally created to cater for these researchers. The charter for
that group stated "Separate groups can be formed later if and as traffic
and interest warrant."

Traffic on soc.genealogy.uk+ireland is growing at about 12% per month and
is now at the point where enquiries relating to Ireland are taking up a
significant proportion (about 20%) of the volume of the postings. In
addition there is a growing demand for a split. The time now seems to be
appropriate to consider such a split.


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CHARTER: soc.genealogy.britain
Soc.genealogy.britain is an unmoderated group for genealogy and family
history discussion among people researching ancestors, family members,
or others who have a genealogical connection to any people in Great
Britain. This includes England, Scotland, Wales and the offshore islands
such as the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.

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 may be in any language but
those seeking replies from a wide spectrum of readers (or at all) would
be well advised to post in English.

The focus of the group is on the genealogy of individuals, as members of
ethnic groups, and as part of migration patterns. Postings on topics
unrelated to genealogy, especially relating to current political or
religious topics are not acceptable.

Postings concerning general surnames searches are not welcome and should
be directed to the soc.genealogy.surnames newsgroup or to any
appropriate subgroup that may be created. Postings containing MIME
attachments, graphics, binary or GEDCOM files, and program listings are
also not acceptable.


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MAILING LIST: GENBRIT-L@rootsweb.com
The GENBRIT-L mailing list was formed at the same time as the
newsgroup. It provides archiving and an alternative access to
soc.genealogy.britain. Its archives contain the soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
/ GENUKI-L list messages from before the reorganization.

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

Subject: [can be blank, or say subscribe]
Message:
subscribe

one line, only. Anything else confuses the computer.

Mail to GENBRIT list manager

The current list manager is Wendy Archer.


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WEB PAGE: soc.genealogy.britain

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ARCHIVES: soc.genealogy.britain
Interactive search:
listsearches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl?list=GENBRIT
Threaded archives ( In order to avoid e-address harvesting, you will need a password, and a cookie will be set):
archiver.rootsweb.com/GENBRIT-L

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