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                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish.misc (renames soc.genealogy.jewish)
             moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

Newsgroup lines:
soc.genealogy.jewish.methods	Jewish genealogical methods and resources. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.jewish.misc	Jewish genealogy general discussion. (Moderated)

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the reorganization
of Usenet newsgroup soc.genealogy.jewish.  This is not a Call for
Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.  Discussion about this
proposal should take place in the newsgroup: news.groups. Other
procedural details are below.

RATIONALE: all groups

The present forum for Jewish genealogy discussion,
soc.genealogy.jewish, has become a phenomenal success and has grown
considerably in volume since its creation two years ago. Due to
increased readership, the general area of Jewish genealogical
methodology -- which was once the major focus of the discussion -- has
been diluted by the now overwhelming quantity of name, town, and other
personal queries. Methodology discussion typically includes how-to,
give-and-take, case studies, scholarly discussions, research sources,
etc.

Jewish genealogy is often quite different from other types of
genealogy.  This is because Jewish records were often segregated and
located in different archives scattered throughout the world. In many
cases, the records may exist in unusual places and in a variety of
languages. Primary records are often rare, requiring the researcher to
use novel approaches to infer family lines. When Jewish genealogists
make use of primary records, they are often limited to 20th century
records within the country of immigration.  These types of records
tend to be underutilized by other types of genealogists. Most Jewish
surnames are a relatively new phenomenon (typically more recent then
1790), making records research that much more difficult.

The purpose of this reorganization is to create the opportunity for
discussions about Jewish genealogy methodology to flourish in their
own separate worldwide newsgroup. It is hoped that this new group will
encourage Jewish genealogy scholars and experts to share their
knowledge with those just starting out.

This reorganization is designed to allow for future Usenet newsgroup
expansion and to allow for enhancement of the ever-increasing
discussions about Jewish genealogy. This reorganization is meant to
enhance the overall quality Jewish genealogical discussions taking
place on the Internet and to augment the present discussion taking
place in soc.genealogy.jewish (and it's twin mailing list
[email protected]).

Because the new soc.genealogy.jewish.methods group necessitates a new
level in the Usenet hierarchy, standard Usenet practices dictate that
the upper level group name, soc.genealogy.jewish, be relocated at the
new lower level. Renaming soc.genealogy.jewish to
soc.genealogy.jewish.misc follows the precedents set in other Usenet
reorganizations. For further information about these practices, please
refer to David Wright's "Guidelines for Usenet Newsgroup Names" FAQ,
posted periodically in the newsgroups news.announce.newgroups,
news.groups, and news.answers.

The change in name is the only change being proposed for the current
group soc.genealogy.jewish. The charter adopted in Nov. 1994 will
remain in effect and is reiterated below. Moderation and gatewayed
mailing lists will be unchanged. Those receiving their messages
through that mailing list should see no change. Other than the Usenet
Newsgroup name change, no other changes are being proposed for this
group.

END RATIONALE.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

This is a worldwide news group for discussion of Jewish genealogical
methods, case studies, tips, techniques, and resources.

Appropriate types of articles would include discussions of research
sources, research results of a general nature, FAQs, book lists,
personal insight essays, announcements of new publications and
research, analyses of historical patterns (such as naming patterns,
migration routes, language styles, cultural influences, etc.), how-to
techniques and tips, analysis of research problems, and reviews of
current research.

Examples of topics include:

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

Queries relating to the above are encouraged. Two-way discussions of a
scholarly nature are welcome and encouraged. Beginners as well as
experts are encouraged to share in the give-and-take.

Short, one-time commercial announcements of books, seminars, etc. may
also be acceptable at the discretion of the moderators. The test for
accepting these commercial announcements will be whether they are of
general interest to the subscribers.

Moderation Policy
-----------------
We believe that moderation is not censorship and should never be
allowed to become the same.  However, we also believe that a newsgroup
should be free of irrelevant postings and wasted bandwidth. The
philosophy of moderation is to be light-handed and to offer extra help
behind the scenes for new participants, who may be experiencing
problems with e-mail addresses or net customs or the like.  This
assistance will be offered privately, in response to posts which,
judging from past experience, are likely to be objected to by at least
some other participants (e.g.personal attacks, questions fully covered
in a FAQ file, items which were intended to be personal e-mail;
incomplete questions; etc).

Rejected messages will always be returned to the sender with an
explanation from the moderator. Likewise, the moderators will not
alter any message, with the possible exception that long 'tag lines'
may be eliminated.

The following shall be off-topic for soc.genealogy.jewish.methods:

1) Posts not related to the purposes of soc.genealogy.jewish.methods.

2) Crossposts to other newsgroups, other than judicious and limited
  crossposts to other relevant discussion groups.

3) Posts that may flagrantly violate copyright laws, or the rules imposed
  by the mailing list provider.

4) "Me too" posts; posts that contain an unreasonable amount of quoted
  text; posts that do not contribute any new discussion to an ongoing
  thread; intensely repetitive posts; polemics.

5) Specific name queries, which typically involve individuals who are
  searching for specific relations in their family lines. However, name
  discussion IS appropriate, if it is of general interest and the specific
  family line is incidental to the discussion. Examples of acceptable
  general interest name discussion include research about certain
  long-established and famous Jewish families (such as Rapaport,
  Rothschild, Katzenellenbogen), or research about historical naming
  patterns. The criteria used to determine whether a name query is
  is acceptable is whether it is of general interest and has a wider
  audience beyond just the family members.

6) Specific town or location queries, which typically involve individuals
  either searching for a location or searching for people who may have
  lived in the same town. Geography queries and discussion ARE appropriate,
  if they are of general interest or involve more global issues, such as
  migration patterns, how-to type queries, resources, etc.

7) Specific queries that are narrow-focused soley upon an individual's
  singular genealogy. Examples: "Am I Jewish? My grandfather did thus-and-
  such..." or "Can someone look up records for me in thus-and-such
  archive..."

8) Overtly religious content of which genealogy is a only secondary topic.
  The discussion group focuses on the genealogical aspects of Jewish
  culture, which is intended to be non-denominational, non-evangelical, and
  inclusive of non-Jews.

9) Commercial advertisements or personal advertisements that have nothing
  to do with Jewish genealogy; "spam" articles; and robogenerated articles.

10) Excessively polemical postings. The moderators shall interpret this
  rule loosely -- newsgroups are not academic journals -- but excessively
  opinionated debate with a lack of solid facts, will result in a
  termination of the discussion thread.

11) Posts containing profanity or excessive rudeness; posts that lack
  appropriate civility.  While well-placed heckles are acceptable,
  flamewars are not.  Any post full of personal abuse, slander or libel,
  or unauthorized reference to private e-mail addresses or mailing lists
  shall also be rejected.

12) Propagation of national, religious, racial, sexual, or ethnic hostility
  or animosity.

13) Binary files, even if they are related to Jewish genealogy. Jewish
  genealogical-related binaries should be posted to the appropriate group
  with a pointer in soc.genealogy.jewish.methods indicating where the
  binary in question may be found.

Moderators will neither screen postings for intellectual content nor
for accuracy beyond that contained in the charter of
s.g.jewish.methods.

Moderators reserve the right to terminate any thread which degenerates
into unacceptable namecalling, rudeness, vulgarity, or which they feel
has reached its end or flash point. Such threads shall be terminated
by at least 2/3 supermajority of the current moderators.

Individuals who believe a particular moderator has unfairly rejected a
submission can appeal to the entire panel of moderators.  The panel
will reevaluate the submission and make a majority decision as to
whether it will be posted.  In the event that the moderation panel is
evenly split over whether a submission ought to be posted, the
submission shall be posted.

We anticipate that more moderators will be needed as the discussion
group grows.  Anyone may volunteer to join the moderation panel with
the consent of a two-thirds supermajority of the current moderators.
Moderators also may be removed by a 2/3 supermajority of the
moderation panel.  Of course, moderators may resign of their own
volition at any time.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish.misc

(Note: this is identical to the current charter of soc.genealogy.jewish)

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.


END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

Moderator: David Chapin   <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bruce Kahn     <[email protected]>

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.jewish.misc

(Note: this is identical to the current arrangement with
soc.genealogy.jewish)

Moderator: Susan King     <[email protected]>

END MODERATOR INFO.

GATEWAYED MAILING LISTS:

It is planned that the new soc.genealogy.jewish.methods newsgroup will
be gatewayed to a mailing list, similar to the way that the present
soc.genealogy.jewish /[email protected] twin works. An exact
mailing list site has not yet been determined.

It is anticipated that no change will take place to the general operation
of the soc.genealogy.jewish.misc mailing list gateway.

END GATEWAYED MAILING LISTS.

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase of
the process, any potential problems with the proposed news group should be
raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue for a minimum of
21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this proposal is posted to
news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For Votes (CFV) may be posted
by a neutral vote taker if the discussion warrants it.  Please do not
attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups. This RFD
attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation guidelines
outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How to Format and
Submit a New Group Proposal".  Please refer to these documents (available
in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any questions about the process.

END PROCEDURE.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups        soc.genealogy.jewish
  news.groups                    soc.genealogy.computing
  soc.culture.jewish             alt.genealogy
  soc.culture.israel             soc.genealogy.misc


This RFD has been posted to the following mailing lists:

  [email protected]
  [email protected]
  [email protected]@bguvm.bgu.ac.il
  [email protected]


Pointer messages have been posted to the following newsgroups:

  soc.genealogy.methods          soc.genealogy.nordic
  soc.genealogy.uk+ireland       soc.genealogy.benelux
  soc.genealogy.french           soc.genealogy.african
  soc.genealogy.german           soc.genealogy.west-indies
  soc.genealogy.australia+nz     soc.genealogy.hispanic
  soc.genealogy.slavic

Pointer messages have been posted to the following mailing lists:

  [email protected]
  [email protected]


Proponent: David Chapin <[email protected]>
Proponent: Bruce Kahn   <[email protected]>

Group Mentor: John Pimentel <[email protected]>

From [email protected] Wed Oct 30 13:06:26 1996
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From: [email protected]emistry.gatech.edu (David Bostwick)
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Subject: CFV: soc.genealogy.jewish reorganization
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                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
             moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish.methods
moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish.misc (renames soc.genealogy.jewish)

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.jewish.methods	Jewish genealogical methods and resources. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.jewish.misc	Jewish genealogy general discussion. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 20 Nov 1996.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about
the proposed group should be directed to one of the proponents.

Proponent: David Chapin <[email protected]>
Proponent: Bruce Kahn <[email protected]>
Mentor: John Pimentel <[email protected]>
Votetaker: David Bostwick <[email protected]>

RATIONALE: all groups

The present forum for Jewish genealogy discussion, soc.genealogy.jewish,
has become a phenomenal success and has grown considerably in volume since
its creation two years ago. Due to increased readership and diverse
interests, the general area of Jewish genealogical methodology -- at one
time a major portion of the discussion group -- now represents only
about 10-14% of all the posts. Today, the majority of the posts deal with
names, towns, and other personal queries which are not usually answered
publicly in any extended, general-interest discussion. Today, only about
25% of all messages in the current discussion group generate any public
reply.

Everyone agrees that methodology posts are valuable, and of interest to
most readers. These types of posts teach people about new resources
and techniques that they can use in their research. The current trend
indicates that the relative amount of methodology posts are steadily
disappearing.  As this trend continues, the value of the Internet for
Jewish genealogy suffers.

Methodology discussions typically includes how-to, give-and-take, case
studies, scholarly discussions, sharing of research sources, etc. In order
to thrive again, these types of posts need to move to an environment
where there is room for multi-person, extended public discussions; a
place where these discussions are encouraged to regain their critical mass.
The purpose of creating this additional newgroup devoted to Jewish genealogy
is to provide such an opportunity so that discussions about Jewish genealogy
methodology may flourish again in their own separate worldwide newsgroup. It
will result in a better categorization of the messages, as well as allowing
these types of messages to gain wider exposure.

Jewish genealogy is often quite different from other types of genealogy.
This is because Jewish records were often segregated and located in
different archives scattered throughout the world. In many cases, the
records may exist in unusual places and in a variety of languages. Primary
records are often rare, requiring the researcher to use novel approaches to
infer family lines. When Jewish genealogists make use of primary records,
they are often limited to 20th century records within the country of
immigration. These types of records tend to be underutilized by other types
of genealogists. Most Jewish surnames are a relatively new phenomenon
(typically more recent then 1790), making records research that much more
difficult.

This proposal for an additional Jewish genealogy newsgroup is designed to
allow for future Usenet newsgroup expansion and to allow for nurturing and
development of the ever-increasing discussions about Jewish genealogy. This
addition is meant to enhance the overall quality Jewish genealogical
discussions taking place on the Internet and to augment the present
discussion now taking place in soc.genealogy.jewish (and its twin
mailing list [email protected]).

Standard Usenet practices dictate that when a new hierarchy is created,
the originating group be moved to the new level with the name _.misc.
(For further information about these practices, please refer to David
Wright's "Guidelines for Usenet Newsgroup Names" FAQ, posted periodically
in the newsgroups news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, and news.answers.)
Because the new soc.genealogy.jewish.methods group necessitates a new level
in the Usenet hierarchy, we are compelled by Usenet guidelines to rename
soc.genealogy.jewish to soc.genealogy.jewish.misc. This follows precedents
set in other Usenet reorganizations.

The change in name is the only change being proposed for the current group
soc.genealogy.jewish. The charter adopted in Nov. 1994 will remain in
effect. Moderation and gatewayed mailing lists will be unchanged. Those
receiving their messages through that mailing list should see no change.
The new soc.genealogy.jewish.methods group will also have a gatewayed
mailing list and subscribers will receive their messages in a similar way
as they do with the current group.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

This is a worldwide news group for discussion of Jewish genealogical
methods, case studies, tips, techniques, and resources.

Appropriate types of articles would include discussions of research
sources, research results of a general nature, FAQs, book lists, personal
insight essays, announcements of new publications and research, analyses
of historical patterns (such as naming patterns, migration routes, language
styles, cultural influences, etc.), how-to techniques and tips, analysis of
research problems, and reviews of current research.

Examples of topics include:

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

Queries relating to the above are encouraged. Two-way discussions of a
scholarly nature are welcome and encouraged. Beginners as well as experts
are encouraged to share in the give-and-take.

Short, one-time commercial announcements of books, seminars, etc. may also
be acceptable at the discretion of the moderators. The test for accepting
these commercial announcements will be whether they are of general interest
to the subscribers.

Moderation Policy
-----------------
We believe that moderation is not censorship and should never be allowed to
become the same.  However, we also believe that a newsgroup should be free
of irrelevant postings and wasted bandwidth. The philosophy of moderation
is to be light-handed and to offer extra help behind the scenes for new
participants, who may be experiencing problems with e-mail addresses or net
customs or the like.  This assistance will be offered privately, in
response to posts which, judging from past experience, are likely to be
objected to by at least some other participants (e.g.personal attacks,
questions fully covered in a FAQ file, items which were intended to be
personal e-mail; incomplete questions; etc).

Rejected messages will always be returned to the sender with an explanation
from the moderator. Likewise, the moderators will not alter any message,
with the possible exception that long 'tag lines' may be eliminated.

The following shall be off-topic for soc.genealogy.jewish.methods:

1) Posts not related to the purposes of soc.genealogy.jewish.methods.

2) Crossposts to other newsgroups, other than judicious and limited
  crossposts to other relevant discussion groups.

3) Posts that may flagrantly violate copyright laws, or the rules imposed
  by the mailing list provider.

4) "Me too" posts; posts that contain an unreasonable amount of quoted
  text; posts that do not contribute any new discussion to an ongoing
  thread; intensely repetitive posts; polemics.

5) Specific name queries, which typically involve individuals who are
  searching for specific relations in their family lines. However, name
  discussion IS appropriate, if it is of general interest and the specific
  family line is incidental to the discussion. Examples of acceptable
  general interest name discussion include research about certain
  long-established and famous Jewish families (such as Rapaport,
  Rothschild, Katzenellenbogen), or research about historical naming
  patterns. The criteria used to determine whether a name query is
  is acceptable is whether it is of general interest and has a wider
  audience beyond just the family members.

6) Specific town or location queries, which typically involve individuals
  either searching for a location or searching for people who may have
  lived in the same town. Geography queries and discussion ARE appropriate,
  if they are of general interest or involve more global issues, such as
  migration patterns, how-to type queries, resources, etc.

7) Specific queries that are narrow-focused soley upon an individual's
  singular genealogy. Examples: "Am I Jewish? My grandfather did thus-and-
  such..." or "Can someone look up records for me in thus-and-such
  archive..."

8) Overtly religious content of which genealogy is a only secondary topic.
  The discussion group focuses on the genealogical aspects of Jewish
  culture, which is intended to be non-denominational, non-evangelical, and
  inclusive of non-Jews.

9) Commercial advertisements or personal advertisements that have nothing
  to do with Jewish genealogy; "spam" articles; and robogenerated articles.

10) Excessively polemical postings. The moderators shall interpret this
  rule loosely -- newsgroups are not academic journals -- but excessively
  opinionated debate with a lack of solid facts, will result in a
  termination of the discussion thread.

11) Posts containing profanity or excessive rudeness; posts that lack
  appropriate civility.  While well-placed heckles are acceptable,
  flamewars are not.  Any post full of personal abuse, slander or libel,
  or unauthorized reference to private e-mail addresses or mailing lists
  shall also be rejected.

12) Propagation of national, religious, racial, sexual, or ethnic hostility
  or animosity.

13) Binary files, even if they are related to Jewish genealogy. Jewish
  genealogical-related binaries should be posted to the appropriate group
  with a pointer in soc.genealogy.jewish.methods indicating where the
  binary in question may be found.

Moderators will neither screen postings for intellectual content nor for
accuracy beyond that contained in the charter of s.g.jewish.methods.

Moderators reserve the right to terminate any thread which degenerates
into unacceptable namecalling, rudeness, vulgarity, or which they feel has
reached its end or flash point. Such threads shall be terminated by at
least 2/3 supermajority of the current moderators.

Individuals who believe a particular moderator has unfairly rejected a
submission can appeal to the entire panel of moderators.  The panel will
reevaluate the submission and make a majority decision as to whether it
will be posted.  In the event that the moderation panel is evenly split
over whether a submission ought to be posted, the submission shall be
posted.

We anticipate that more moderators will be needed as the discussion group
grows.  Anyone may volunteer to join the moderation panel with the consent
of a two-thirds supermajority of the current moderators.  Moderators also
may be removed by a 2/3 supermajority of the moderation panel.  Of course,
moderators may resign of their own volition at any time.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish.misc

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.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

Moderator: David Chapin <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bruce Kahn <[email protected]>
Administrative contact address: [email protected]
Article submission address: [email protected]

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.jewish.misc

Moderator: Susan King <[email protected]>
Administrative contact address: [email protected]
Article submission address: [email protected]

END MODERATOR INFO.

DISTRIBUTION:

This CFV has been posted to the following newsgroups:

 news.announce.newgroups
 news.groups
 alt.genealogy
 soc.culture.jewish
 soc.culture.israel
 soc.genealogy.computing
 soc.genealogy.jewish
 soc.genealogy.methods
 soc.genealogy.misc

It has also been sent to the following mailing lists:

 [email protected]    Genealogy Obituaries
 [email protected]  Jewish General Discussion
 [email protected]               Assoc. for Jewish Genealogical Societies
 [email protected]   Jewish Genealogy (gatewayed to newsgroup
                              soc.genealogy.jewish)

Pointers to the CFV have been placed in the following newsgroups:

 soc.genealogy.nordic
 soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
 soc.genealogy.benelux
 soc.genealogy.french
 soc.genealogy.african
 soc.genealogy.german
 soc.genealogy.west-indies
 soc.genealogy.australia+nz
 soc.genealogy.hispanic
 soc.genealogy.slavic

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From [email protected] Fri Nov  8 23:33:33 1996
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Subject: 2nd CFV: soc.genealogy.jewish reorganization
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                      LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
             moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish.methods
moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish.misc (renames soc.genealogy.jewish)

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.jewish.methods	Jewish genealogical methods and resources. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.jewish.misc	Jewish genealogy general discussion. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 20 Nov 1996.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about
the proposed group should be directed to one of the proponents.

Proponent: David Chapin <[email protected]>
Proponent: Bruce Kahn <[email protected]>
Mentor: John Pimentel <[email protected]>
Votetaker: David Bostwick <[email protected]>

RATIONALE: all groups

The present forum for Jewish genealogy discussion, soc.genealogy.jewish,
has become a phenomenal success and has grown considerably in volume since
its creation two years ago. Due to increased readership and diverse
interests, the general area of Jewish genealogical methodology -- at one
time a major portion of the discussion group -- now represents only
about 10-14% of all the posts. Today, the majority of the posts deal with
names, towns, and other personal queries which are not usually answered
publicly in any extended, general-interest discussion. Today, only about
25% of all messages in the current discussion group generate any public
reply.

Everyone agrees that methodology posts are valuable, and of interest to
most readers. These types of posts teach people about new resources
and techniques that they can use in their research. The current trend
indicates that the relative amount of methodology posts are steadily
disappearing.  As this trend continues, the value of the Internet for
Jewish genealogy suffers.

Methodology discussions typically includes how-to, give-and-take, case
studies, scholarly discussions, sharing of research sources, etc. In order
to thrive again, these types of posts need to move to an environment
where there is room for multi-person, extended public discussions; a
place where these discussions are encouraged to regain their critical mass.
The purpose of creating this additional newgroup devoted to Jewish genealogy
is to provide such an opportunity so that discussions about Jewish genealogy
methodology may flourish again in their own separate worldwide newsgroup. It
will result in a better categorization of the messages, as well as allowing
these types of messages to gain wider exposure.

Jewish genealogy is often quite different from other types of genealogy.
This is because Jewish records were often segregated and located in
different archives scattered throughout the world. In many cases, the
records may exist in unusual places and in a variety of languages. Primary
records are often rare, requiring the researcher to use novel approaches to
infer family lines. When Jewish genealogists make use of primary records,
they are often limited to 20th century records within the country of
immigration. These types of records tend to be underutilized by other types
of genealogists. Most Jewish surnames are a relatively new phenomenon
(typically more recent then 1790), making records research that much more
difficult.

This proposal for an additional Jewish genealogy newsgroup is designed to
allow for future Usenet newsgroup expansion and to allow for nurturing and
development of the ever-increasing discussions about Jewish genealogy. This
addition is meant to enhance the overall quality Jewish genealogical
discussions taking place on the Internet and to augment the present
discussion now taking place in soc.genealogy.jewish (and its twin
mailing list [email protected]).

Standard Usenet practices dictate that when a new hierarchy is created,
the originating group be moved to the new level with the name _.misc.
(For further information about these practices, please refer to David
Wright's "Guidelines for Usenet Newsgroup Names" FAQ, posted periodically
in the newsgroups news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, and news.answers.)
Because the new soc.genealogy.jewish.methods group necessitates a new level
in the Usenet hierarchy, we are compelled by Usenet guidelines to rename
soc.genealogy.jewish to soc.genealogy.jewish.misc. This follows precedents
set in other Usenet reorganizations.

The change in name is the only change being proposed for the current group
soc.genealogy.jewish. The charter adopted in Nov. 1994 will remain in
effect. Moderation and gatewayed mailing lists will be unchanged. Those
receiving their messages through that mailing list should see no change.
The new soc.genealogy.jewish.methods group will also have a gatewayed
mailing list and subscribers will receive their messages in a similar way
as they do with the current group.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

This is a worldwide news group for discussion of Jewish genealogical
methods, case studies, tips, techniques, and resources.

Appropriate types of articles would include discussions of research
sources, research results of a general nature, FAQs, book lists, personal
insight essays, announcements of new publications and research, analyses
of historical patterns (such as naming patterns, migration routes, language
styles, cultural influences, etc.), how-to techniques and tips, analysis of
research problems, and reviews of current research.

Examples of topics include:

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

Queries relating to the above are encouraged. Two-way discussions of a
scholarly nature are welcome and encouraged. Beginners as well as experts
are encouraged to share in the give-and-take.

Short, one-time commercial announcements of books, seminars, etc. may also
be acceptable at the discretion of the moderators. The test for accepting
these commercial announcements will be whether they are of general interest
to the subscribers.

Moderation Policy
-----------------
We believe that moderation is not censorship and should never be allowed to
become the same.  However, we also believe that a newsgroup should be free
of irrelevant postings and wasted bandwidth. The philosophy of moderation
is to be light-handed and to offer extra help behind the scenes for new
participants, who may be experiencing problems with e-mail addresses or net
customs or the like.  This assistance will be offered privately, in
response to posts which, judging from past experience, are likely to be
objected to by at least some other participants (e.g.personal attacks,
questions fully covered in a FAQ file, items which were intended to be
personal e-mail; incomplete questions; etc).

Rejected messages will always be returned to the sender with an explanation
from the moderator. Likewise, the moderators will not alter any message,
with the possible exception that long 'tag lines' may be eliminated.

The following shall be off-topic for soc.genealogy.jewish.methods:

1) Posts not related to the purposes of soc.genealogy.jewish.methods.

2) Crossposts to other newsgroups, other than judicious and limited
  crossposts to other relevant discussion groups.

3) Posts that may flagrantly violate copyright laws, or the rules imposed
  by the mailing list provider.

4) "Me too" posts; posts that contain an unreasonable amount of quoted
  text; posts that do not contribute any new discussion to an ongoing
  thread; intensely repetitive posts; polemics.

5) Specific name queries, which typically involve individuals who are
  searching for specific relations in their family lines. However, name
  discussion IS appropriate, if it is of general interest and the specific
  family line is incidental to the discussion. Examples of acceptable
  general interest name discussion include research about certain
  long-established and famous Jewish families (such as Rapaport,
  Rothschild, Katzenellenbogen), or research about historical naming
  patterns. The criteria used to determine whether a name query is
  is acceptable is whether it is of general interest and has a wider
  audience beyond just the family members.

6) Specific town or location queries, which typically involve individuals
  either searching for a location or searching for people who may have
  lived in the same town. Geography queries and discussion ARE appropriate,
  if they are of general interest or involve more global issues, such as
  migration patterns, how-to type queries, resources, etc.

7) Specific queries that are narrow-focused soley upon an individual's
  singular genealogy. Examples: "Am I Jewish? My grandfather did thus-and-
  such..." or "Can someone look up records for me in thus-and-such
  archive..."

8) Overtly religious content of which genealogy is a only secondary topic.
  The discussion group focuses on the genealogical aspects of Jewish
  culture, which is intended to be non-denominational, non-evangelical, and
  inclusive of non-Jews.

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  to do with Jewish genealogy; "spam" articles; and robogenerated articles.

10) Excessively polemical postings. The moderators shall interpret this
  rule loosely -- newsgroups are not academic journals -- but excessively
  opinionated debate with a lack of solid facts, will result in a
  termination of the discussion thread.

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  appropriate civility.  While well-placed heckles are acceptable,
  flamewars are not.  Any post full of personal abuse, slander or libel,
  or unauthorized reference to private e-mail addresses or mailing lists
  shall also be rejected.

12) Propagation of national, religious, racial, sexual, or ethnic hostility
  or animosity.

13) Binary files, even if they are related to Jewish genealogy. Jewish
  genealogical-related binaries should be posted to the appropriate group
  with a pointer in soc.genealogy.jewish.methods indicating where the
  binary in question may be found.

Moderators will neither screen postings for intellectual content nor for
accuracy beyond that contained in the charter of s.g.jewish.methods.

Moderators reserve the right to terminate any thread which degenerates
into unacceptable namecalling, rudeness, vulgarity, or which they feel has
reached its end or flash point. Such threads shall be terminated by at
least 2/3 supermajority of the current moderators.

Individuals who believe a particular moderator has unfairly rejected a
submission can appeal to the entire panel of moderators.  The panel will
reevaluate the submission and make a majority decision as to whether it
will be posted.  In the event that the moderation panel is evenly split
over whether a submission ought to be posted, the submission shall be
posted.

We anticipate that more moderators will be needed as the discussion group
grows.  Anyone may volunteer to join the moderation panel with the consent
of a two-thirds supermajority of the current moderators.  Moderators also
may be removed by a 2/3 supermajority of the moderation panel.  Of course,
moderators may resign of their own volition at any time.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish.misc

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.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

Moderator: David Chapin <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bruce Kahn <[email protected]>
Administrative contact address: [email protected]
Article submission address: [email protected]

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.jewish.misc

Moderator: Susan King <[email protected]>
Administrative contact address: [email protected]
Article submission address: [email protected]

END MODERATOR INFO.

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soc.genealogy.jewish reorg Bounce List - No need to revote
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[email protected]                                        Glenda Rubin
[email protected]                                       Martha LEV-ZION

From [email protected] Sun Nov 24 14:26:55 1996
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (David Bostwick)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.genealogy,soc.culture.jewish,soc.culture.israel,soc.genealogy.computing,soc.genealogy.jewish,soc.genealogy.methods,soc.genealogy.misc
Subject: RESULT: soc.genealogy.jewish reorganization all groups fail
Supersedes: <[email protected]>
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: 24 Nov 1996 14:26:41 -0500
Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers (UVV)
Lines: 794
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References: <[email protected]> <[email protected]>
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Archive-Name: soc.genealogy.jewish-reorg
Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:9381 news.groups:240317 alt.genealogy:88022 soc.culture.jewish:298696 soc.culture.israel:81579 soc.genealogy.computing:21100 soc.genealogy.jewish:29708 soc.genealogy.methods:9127 soc.genealogy.misc:38126

                                RESULT
      moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish.methods fails 166:275
moderated group soc.genealogy.jewish.misc (renames soc.genealogy.jewish) fails 156:286

soc.genealogy.jewish reorganization results - 450 valid votes

 Yes   No : 2/3? >100? : Pass? : Group
---- ---- : ---- ----- : ----- : -------------------------------------------
 166  275 :   No    No :    No : soc.genealogy.jewish.methods
 156  286 :   No    No :    No : soc.genealogy.jewish.misc
   5 invalid votes

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votes.   There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes.

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Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.jewish.methods	Jewish genealogical methods and resources. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.jewish.misc	Jewish genealogy general discussion. (Moderated)

The voting period ended at 23:59:59 UTC, 20 Nov 1996.

This vote wasconducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about
the proposed group should be directed to one of the proponents.

Proponent: David Chapin <[email protected]>
Proponent: Bruce Kahn <[email protected]>
Mentor: John Pimentel <[email protected]>
Votetaker: David Bostwick <[email protected]>

RATIONALE: all groups

The present forum for Jewish genealogy discussion, soc.genealogy.jewish,
has become a phenomenal success and has grown considerably in volume since
its creation two years ago. Due to increased readership and diverse
interests, the general area of Jewish genealogical methodology -- at one
time a major portion of the discussion group -- now represents only
about 10-14% of all the posts. Today, the majority of the posts deal with
names, towns, and other personal queries which are not usually answered
publicly in any extended, general-interest discussion. Today, only about
25% of all messages in the current discussion group generate any public
reply.

Everyone agrees that methodology posts are valuable, and of interest to
most readers. These types of posts teach people about new resources
and techniques that they can use in their research. The current trend
indicates that the relative amount of methodology posts are steadily
disappearing.  As this trend continues, the value of the Internet for
Jewish genealogy suffers.

Methodology discussions typically includes how-to, give-and-take, case
studies, scholarly discussions, sharing of research sources, etc. In order
to thrive again, these types of posts need to move to an environment
where there is room for multi-person, extended public discussions; a
place where these discussions are encouraged to regain their critical mass.
The purpose of creating this additional newgroup devoted to Jewish genealogy
is to provide such an opportunity so that discussions about Jewish genealogy
methodology may flourish again in their own separate worldwide newsgroup. It
will result in a better categorization of the messages, as well as allowing
these types of messages to gain wider exposure.

Jewish genealogy is often quite different from other types of genealogy.
This is because Jewish records were often segregated and located in
different archives scattered throughout the world. In many cases, the
records may exist in unusual places and in a variety of languages. Primary
records are often rare, requiring the researcher to use novel approaches to
infer family lines. When Jewish genealogists make use of primary records,
they are often limited to 20th century records within the country of
immigration. These types of records tend to be underutilized by other types
of genealogists. Most Jewish surnames are a relatively new phenomenon
(typically more recent then 1790), making records research that much more
difficult.

This proposal for an additional Jewish genealogy newsgroup is designed to
allow for future Usenet newsgroup expansion and to allow for nurturing and
development of the ever-increasing discussions about Jewish genealogy. This
addition is meant to enhance the overall quality Jewish genealogical
discussions taking place on the Internet and to augment the present
discussion now taking place in soc.genealogy.jewish (and its twin
mailing list [email protected]).

Standard Usenet practices dictate that when a new hierarchy is created,
the originating group be moved to the new level with the name _.misc.
(For further information about these practices, please refer to David
Wright's "Guidelines for Usenet Newsgroup Names" FAQ, posted periodically
in the newsgroups news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, and news.answers.)
Because the new soc.genealogy.jewish.methods group necessitates a new level
in the Usenet hierarchy, we are compelled by Usenet guidelines to rename
soc.genealogy.jewish to soc.genealogy.jewish.misc. This follows precedents
set in other Usenet reorganizations.

The change in name is the only change being proposed for the current group
soc.genealogy.jewish. The charter adopted in Nov. 1994 will remain in
effect. Moderation and gatewayed mailing lists will be unchanged. Those
receiving their messages through that mailing list should see no change.
The new soc.genealogy.jewish.methods group will also have a gatewayed
mailing list and subscribers will receive their messages in a similar way
as they do with the current group.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

This is a worldwide news group for discussion of Jewish genealogical
methods, case studies, tips, techniques, and resources.

Appropriate types of articles would include discussions of research
sources, research results of a general nature, FAQs, book lists, personal
insight essays, announcements of new publications and research, analyses
of historical patterns (such as naming patterns, migration routes, language
styles, cultural influences, etc.), how-to techniques and tips, analysis of
research problems, and reviews of current research.

Examples of topics include:

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

Queries relating to the above are encouraged. Two-way discussions of a
scholarly nature are welcome and encouraged. Beginners as well as experts
are encouraged to share in the give-and-take.

Short, one-time commercial announcements of books, seminars, etc. may also
be acceptable at the discretion of the moderators. The test for accepting
these commercial announcements will be whether they are of general interest
to the subscribers.

Moderation Policy
-----------------
We believe that moderation is not censorship and should never be allowed to
become the same.  However, we also believe that a newsgroup should be free
of irrelevant postings and wasted bandwidth. The philosophy of moderation
is to be light-handed and to offer extra help behind the scenes for new
participants, who may be experiencing problems with e-mail addresses or net
customs or the like.  This assistance will be offered privately, in
response to posts which, judging from past experience, are likely to be
objected to by at least some other participants (e.g.personal attacks,
questions fully covered in a FAQ file, items which were intended to be
personal e-mail; incomplete questions; etc).

Rejected messages will always be returned to the sender with an explanation
from the moderator. Likewise, the moderators will not alter any message,
with the possible exception that long 'tag lines' may be eliminated.

The following shall be off-topic for soc.genealogy.jewish.methods:

1) Posts not related to the purposes of soc.genealogy.jewish.methods.

2) Crossposts to other newsgroups, other than judicious and limited
  crossposts to other relevant discussion groups.

3) Posts that may flagrantly violate copyright laws, or the rules imposed
  by the mailing list provider.

4) "Me too" posts; posts that contain an unreasonable amount of quoted
  text; posts that do not contribute any new discussion to an ongoing
  thread; intensely repetitive posts; polemics.

5) Specific name queries, which typically involve individuals who are
  searching for specific relations in their family lines. However, name
  discussion IS appropriate, if it is of general interest and the specific
  family line is incidental to the discussion. Examples of acceptable
  general interest name discussion include research about certain
  long-established and famous Jewish families (such as Rapaport,
  Rothschild, Katzenellenbogen), or research about historical naming
  patterns. The criteria used to determine whether a name query is
  is acceptable is whether it is of general interest and has a wider
  audience beyond just the family members.

6) Specific town or location queries, which typically involve individuals
  either searching for a location or searching for people who may have
  lived in the same town. Geography queries and discussion ARE appropriate,
  if they are of general interest or involve more global issues, such as
  migration patterns, how-to type queries, resources, etc.

7) Specific queries that are narrow-focused soley upon an individual's
  singular genealogy. Examples: "Am I Jewish? My grandfather did thus-and-
  such..." or "Can someone look up records for me in thus-and-such
  archive..."

8) Overtly religious content of which genealogy is a only secondary topic.
  The discussion group focuses on the genealogical aspects of Jewish
  culture, which is intended to be non-denominational, non-evangelical, and
  inclusive of non-Jews.

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  shall also be rejected.

12) Propagation of national, religious, racial, sexual, or ethnic hostility
  or animosity.

13) Binary files, even if they are related to Jewish genealogy. Jewish
  genealogical-related binaries should be posted to the appropriate group
  with a pointer in soc.genealogy.jewish.methods indicating where the
  binary in question may be found.

Moderators will neither screen postings for intellectual content nor for
accuracy beyond that contained in the charter of s.g.jewish.methods.

Moderators reserve the right to terminate any thread which degenerates
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reached its end or flash point. Such threads shall be terminated by at
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posted.

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may be removed by a 2/3 supermajority of the moderation panel.  Of course,
moderators may resign of their own volition at any time.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.jewish.misc

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.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.jewish.methods

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Moderator: Bruce Kahn <[email protected]>
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END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.jewish.misc

Moderator: Susan King <[email protected]>
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[email protected]                                   John Kenneth Fisher YY
[email protected]                            Howard Cherney NN
[email protected]                                       Tom Jaskiewicz -Y
[email protected]                                        Terrie Kaufman NN
[email protected]                                             Todd C. Lawson NN
[email protected]                                              Thomas Krakauer NN
[email protected]                                  MARK BERELOWITZ YY
[email protected]                                              HECTOR MONDRIK NN
[email protected]                                              Tom Phillips YY
[email protected]                                       David Turanski YY
[email protected]                                     Shelley Parish Nord NN
[email protected]                                    Kathleen Craine NN
[email protected]                                         E. Robert Wilson YY
[email protected]                                                Troy Varange NN
[email protected]                                               Vitaly Charny YY
[email protected]                                           Gary Mokotoff NN
[email protected]                                              Vivian Kahn NN
[email protected]                                                 Warren Blatt NN
[email protected]                                          Stephen Warshall YY
[email protected]                                           Marion Werle NN
[email protected]                                         WERNER S. HIRSCH NN
[email protected]                                   Rusty Wilson NN
[email protected]                                Patrick J. Winters YY
[email protected]                                      William Koch YY
[email protected]                                                  Yael Raymon NN
[email protected]                                Gloria Berkenstat Freund NN
[email protected]                                  Julian Yudelson YY
[email protected]                                             Robin Goret NN
[email protected]                                        M. Edward Borasky YY


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[email protected]                                          Barbara W. Levin YES
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[email protected]                                        Brian Seth Hurst
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[email protected]               Paul Susan Mike Greg---Probably Greg possibly Def
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[email protected]                               Jules Rosenthal
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