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Newsgroup for General genealogical discussions.
One of 25 Usenet Newsgroups in the soc.genealogy hierarchy

Soc.genealogy.misc was one of the original seven soc.genealogy newsgroups. It replaced soc.roots.


NEWSGROUP: soc.genealogy.misc

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: unmoderated group soc.genealogy.misc (replaces soc.roots) passes 503:80

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.misc  General genealogical discussions.

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.misc

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

This proposal is an effort to get discussions and other postings
by on-line genealogists together in well-named, readable newsgroups
in a Usenet big seven hierarchy.
......
The renaming of soc.roots to soc.genealogy.* is proposed because
the use of "roots" to mean genealogy is often misunderstood.
......
The unmoderated soc.g.misc group will succeed 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.misc

The soc.genealogy.misc group is for any genealogy-related posting
which is not appropriate for one of the other soc.genealogy.* groups.
Possible topics include time-sensitive and/or wide-audience announcements
and requests; information about personal experiences and contacts; and
solicitation of other researchers' opinions.

Other topics include:
  * Questions about which soc.genealogy.* group is appropriate for a
     given question;
  * Announcements (special events; new products and services, etc);
  * General advisories (scams, finds in used bookstores, etc);
  * Wide-audience requests: (does anybody have this book; advice about
     researchers in or travel to a particular location; etc.)
  * Requests for opinions on ways to handle particular family situations;
  * Sharing of personal experiences that do not illustrate methods of
     general applicability;
  * Discussions about unusual names; nicknames, etc.

The creation of the soc.genealogy.misc group implies the removal of soc.roots.


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MAILING LIST: GENMSC-L@rootsweb.com

The GENMSC-L mailing list was formed at the same time
as the newsgroup. It provides archiving and an alternative access to
soc.genealogy.computing.

Subscribe:
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Digest: GENMSC-D-request@rootsweb.com
Index:  GENMSC-I-request@rootsweb.com

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Message:
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one line, only. Anything else confuses the computer.

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Threaded archives ( In order to avoid e-address harvesting, you will need a password, and a cookie will be set):
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