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Newsgroup for Jewish genealogy. (Moderated)
One of 25 Usenet Newsgroups in the soc.genealogy hierarchy

Soc.genealogy.jewish was one of the original seven soc.genealogy newsgroups.


NEWSGROUP: soc.genealogy.jewish

1st RFD Date: 15 Aug 1994
2nd RFD Date: 3 Oct 1994
1st CFV Date: 11 Oct 1994
2nd CFV Date: 20 Oct 1994
Vote ended 23:59:59 UTC, 1 November 1994.
RESULT: soc.roots reorganization all groups pass
RESULT: moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish passes 395:85

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.computing  Jewish genealogy. (Moderated)

RFD/CFV/Votes: 
1st RFD: ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.genealogy
A straw poll on naming, the 2nd RFD and both CFVs and the results are all
missing at isc.org. What is shown was archived by one of the proponents.

Straw Poll   2nd RFD   Supporting FAQs   1st CFV   2nd CFV   Vote Results

An attempt in 1996 to subdivide soc.genealogy.jewish was unsuccessful.
RFD/CFV/Votes: 
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.genealogy.jewish-reorg


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RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.jewish

See the RATIONALE for reorganizing soc.roots into seven groups,
including this one. Excerpts applying to soc.genealogy.jewish are:

The renaming of soc.roots to soc.genealogy.* is proposed because
the use of "roots" to mean genealogy is often misunderstood.
......
The soc.g.jewish and soc.g.french groups are based on
existing conference/mailing-list/newsgroup connections.
......
Arbitron data for May '94 shows about 3600 messages per month for
soc.roots and about 200 for alt.genealogy. Changes to both groups since
May makes it difficult to make good projections, and current Arbitron
data is unavailable for comparisons, but on-line genealogists generally
agree that the total number of genealogy posts has been growing rapidly.
......
We also propose a few new ethnologic or "ethno-newsgroups" in which
genealogical researchers who have a focus in a particular ethnicity
could post. The groups we propose already have constituencies, either
in existing groups or in mailing lists.

The ethno-newsgroups are meant to be inclusive rather than exclusive.
They do not correspond to any physical geographic limits, but are open
to anyone who has ethnic connections to the named groups. These include
emigrants and immigrants, those that share the same language, or those
that share the same focus of interest. Posts to the ethno-newsgroups
will not be restricted to any particular language.

The charters of the 3 ethno-newsgroups we propose would limit
posts to genealogy topics, and posts without genealogical
content are strongly discouraged. Such topics might be better
discussed in soc.culture.[country] or elsewhere.

Also, the ethno-newsgroups are not meant to be strict partitions
between regions, peoples, countries, languages, or topic areas, but
rather to reflect a focus of interest among on-line genealogists.


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CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish

Moderated, archived, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

The soc.g.jewish group will be the Usenet manifestation of JewishGen,
an existing Jewish genealogy conference which is gated between an
Internet mailing list and a Fidonet conference. The organizers of that
conference support this proposal, and control the gateway between the
mailing list and the Fido conference. The conference is archived on Fidonet.
The proponent for this group is: susan.king@trace.cgsg.com

        Purpose of the Jewish Genealogical Conference
                (Fidonet and Internet Access)
        by Susan King and Bruce Kahn - JewishGen moderators

1.  Providing all researchers of Jewish lines a means of
    networking with others on areas of particular interest to
    Jewish researchers to include:
        A) Geographical locations;
        B) Queries based on SURNAME and Locale, Tiny Tafels;
        C) Yizkor Books and Landmanshaften from the old country;
        D) Research sources and location of materials;
        E) Identifying relatives lost in the Holocaust;
        F) Finding relatives misplaced during the Holocaust;

2.  Providing researchers of Jewish lines access to research
    materials both in the USA and abroad as they become available.

3.  Providing an outlet for Holocaust survivors (the last
    generation) a means of identifying their families and
    preserving the historical information that has been lost or
    forgotten because of the horror and fear that these people
    have suffered.

4.  Providing a means of encouraging Jewish researchers to use
    this medium to open up research opportunities that heretofore
    have not been available.

5.  Providing a link between genealogy and the history of the
    of the Jewish people.

6.  Providing a link between the Jewish Genealogical Societies
    throughout the world.

The term "moderated" has different usages in the Usenet and Fido
contexts.  For a discussion of this point, please see the FAQ.


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MAILING LIST: JEWISHGEN@lyris.jewishgen.org

JewishGen existed as a both a mailing list and a FidoNet echo before
the newsgroup was formed.

Subscribe:
Mail:    LISTSERV@lyris.jewishgen.org

Subject: Subscribe [your first name] [your last name]

The current list manager is Warren Blatt.


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WEB PAGE: soc.genealogy.jewish

http://www.jewishgen.org/.
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/DiscussionGroup.htm.


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