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Newsgroup for Genealogical methods and resources. (Moderated)
One of 25 Usenet Newsgroups in the soc.genealogy hierarchy

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


NEWSGROUP: soc.genealogy.methods

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.methods passes 465:102

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.methods  Genealogical methods and resources. (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


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RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.methods

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

The renaming of soc.roots to soc.genealogy.* is proposed because
the use of "roots" to mean genealogy is often misunderstood.
......
The moderated soc.g.methods and soc.g.surnames, and the unmoderated
soc.g.computing are new creations based on existing traffic in soc.roots.
......
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.


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CHARTER: soc.genealogy.methods

The soc.genealogy.methods group is for the discussion of genealogical
(but non-computing) resources and methods, and for the analysis of
particular research problems. Examples of topics are:

  * Records and other resources, primary and secondary, public or private:
     anything related to locating, accessing, evaluating, interpreting,
     and/or preserving them;
  * Ways of organizing your research;
  * Evidence: proof; evaluation of conflicting sources;
  * Patterns and conditions of life in the past: laws, trades, migration
     routes, folkways, economic conditions, etc. which can help interpret
     the evidence we find as well as provide an ancestral context;
  * Interdisciplinary discussions: (demographics, genetics, medicine,
     stylistic analysis, law etc.).

Postings from both experienced and inexperienced participants will
be welcomed. The philosophy of moderation is to be light-handed
and to offer extra help behind the scenes for new participants.
Please refer to the FAQ for moderation policies, including the
ability of posters to overrule moderator advice (except for
commercial ads and outright flames).


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