• Your Trusted Usenet Provider
  • Secure, Private, Unlimited

Newsgroups Main » Newsgroups Directory » Education » Genealogy

Surname (M) ( soc.genealogy.surnames )
 
From [email protected] Mon May  5 01:13:59 1997
Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,soc.genealogy.computing,soc.genealogy.misc,soc.genealogy.uk+ireland,soc.genealogy.german,alt.genealogy
Subject: RFD: soc.genealogy.surnames reorganization
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Approved: [email protected]
Archive-Name: soc.genealogy.surnames-reorg
Date: Mon, 05 May 1997 08:14:43 GMT
Lines: 446
Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:381

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.usa
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.canada
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.german
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.britain
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland
             moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.misc
moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.global (renames soc.genealogy.surnames)

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.surnames.britain	Surnames queries - Great Britain. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.canada	Surnames queries - Canada. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.german	Surnames queries - German speaking countries. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.global	Surnames queries central database. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland	Surnames queries - Ireland and Northern Ireland. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc	Surnames - regions not covered elsewhere. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.usa	Surnames queries - USA. (Moderated)

RATIONALE: all groups

Soc.genealogy.surnames is a moderated newsgroup which provides a place
for genealogists to ask for information about ancestors worldwide.
The moderation only applies to the subject lines, and since late 1996
has been handled by an automoderation routine which is working well.

(Soc.genealogy will be shortened to s.g. in some of this RFD)

Soc.genealogy.surnames is heavily used, as are some of the regional
soc.genealogy groups.  We need to plan now for a reorganization of the
groups where newsgroup evolution has reached the stage of having a lot
of messages which complain about how other people are using the group.

As surnames queries contribute to the growth of every regional group,
and as many of the complaints ask people to use s.g.surnames for those
messages, this plan for a reorganization of s.g.surnames should
benefit the two largest groups now and can be extended to other regional
groups as they continue to grow.  We expect searching and reading to
be improved noticeably for non-USA readers by having subgroups for
posts relevant to several regions with the heaviest traffic.

S.g.uk+ireland and s.g.german have reached an overload state of 150
or more posts per day and their readers are now asking for splits of
their groups in order to make reading more manageable.  In both
groups, people are suggesting a surnames group for that region only.

The number of posts in both groups which could properly be moved from
the regional groups to s.g.surnames is significant, but finding a way
to persuade people to move the posts is difficult, in great part
because the current s.g.surnames is dominated by posts from Americans
and about American locations.  If the posters could be persuaded to
move surnames queries to s.g.surnames, s.g.surnames will then be so
big as to need immediate subdividing.

Two options for creating regional surnames groups are:
s.g.REGION.surnames and s.g.surnames.REGION.  A split of a regional
group "X" into s.g.X.misc, s.g.X.surnames, etc.  runs into a conflict
with the s.g.surnames name and group and will likely cause confusion.
Separate moderation schemes and moderators for each regional surnames
group is an added burden to be avoided.   Since the automoderation of
s.g.surnames can be modified to make it simple to have posts sent to
an appropriate s.g.surnames.X group, using the same moderator address
and the same moderation rules, it seems more logical to subdivide
s.g.surnames at this time.  This proposal allows for adding future
groups in an orderly manner as need arises.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

A great majority of current posts to s.g.surnames now include USA
locations.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include
Canadian locations.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
German location and a large number of posts in s.g.german are messages
about surnames which should better be placed here.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain
A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
British or Irish location and a large number of posts in
s.g.uk+ireland are messages about surnames which should be placed
in a separate surnames group.  The discussions among s.g.uk+ireland
participants and the numbers of posts now about Ireland has convinced
us of the advisability of asking to separate Irish posts from British
ones at this time.  An RFD for a split of s.g.uk+ireland is now being
prepared with this division and these names.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
British or Irish location and a large number of posts in
s.g.uk+ireland are messages about surnames which should be placed
in a separate surnames group.  The discussions among s.g.uk+ireland
participants and the numbers of posts now about Ireland has convinced
us of the advisability of asking to separate Irish posts from British
ones at this time.  An RFD for a split of s.g.uk+ireland is now being
prepared with this division and these names.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

This group will receive messages for any area of the world which does
not have its own group.  As the number of messages for any region
grows large in either s.g.surnames.misc or in one of the other
regional s.g.* groups, requests for additional subdivisons can be
expected.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.global (renames soc.genealogy.surnames)

This group will receive all the surnames posts, and will be the only
place where "SURNAME; anywhere; anytime" posts are posted.  For the
purposes of searching an archive and for those who wish to download
the entire set of surnames posts, this will be the group of choice.
The automoderator at this group will scan the Subject lines of all
incoming posts and, if the subject line is in the proper format, will
cross-post the message to s.g.surnames.global and to each of the other
s.g.surnames groups mentioned in the subject line, and to no other
soc.genealogy group, regardless of the Newsgroups: line.

Subject lines in s.g.surnames have a set format of three fields
separated by semi-colons:  NAME; Place(s); Date(s).  The places are
taken from a list used by s.g.surnames and by other online databases.
Sometimes the Place(s) field includes a migration route such as
NFK,ENG > MA,USA.

Although cross-posting is not a good idea for many groups, in this
case the cross-posting will be relevant to the groups affected,
and we expect several benefits.  At the moment many messages with
migration routes (such as SURNAME; DEU > DEV,ENG > VA,USA; 1800) are
cross-posted by the poster to s.g.surnames and to regional groups
(s.g.german and s.g.uk+ireland in the example).  With one
automoderation address, the posting will be done all at once with
consistency, and posters will know that their messages will go to all
the right groups, and will show up only once in each group and it
will assure that the message does not go any non-relevant groups.
Cross-posting to other relevant groups outside the soc.genealogy.*
family of newsgroups is allowed.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.usa will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
the United States of America or its territories or possessions.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.canada will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
Canada.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.german will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
the German speaking countries whose non-surnames messages are relevant
to soc.genealogy.german.  Posters are strongly encouraged not to post
surnames queries to soc.genealogy.german but to post those to
soc.genealogy.surnames.german instead.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.britain will receive genealogical queries
about people whose residence or migration has included locations
within Great Britain, which includes England, Scotland, Wales,
the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands and other associated Islands.
Messages about Ireland (both Northern and Southern) will be posted to
a different newsgroup.  Posters are strongly encouraged not to post
surnames queries to soc.genealogy.uk+ireland or a future successor
group such as soc.genealogy.britain but to post the British queries
to soc.genealogy.surnames.britain instead.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within the
Republic of Ireland or within Northern Ireland.  Posters are strongly
encouraged not to post surnames queries to soc.genealogy.uk+ireland or
a future successor group such as soc.genealogy.ireland, but to post
the Irish queries to soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland instead.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.misc will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within any
country which is not included in one of the regional soc.genealogy.
surnames groups.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

    Moderated, archived, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.global will receive one copy of genealogical
queries which appear in any of the regional surnames groups or in
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc, and will also receive messages which
have been formatted as "NAME; anywhere; anytime".  This group will
be archived and searchable at one or more web locations.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: all groups

Surnames queries are used to make contacts among researchers who are
studying the same families.  Posting of surname queries in magazines
and newsletters has been a popular method of genealogical inquiry
for decades, and on-line queries are posted to most genealogy
newsgroups, although soc.genealogy.surnames is the group which was
designed for such messages.

Many queries are for people who are known to have migrated from one
country to another.  Those messages are useful for readers from
any area through which the person migrated, and can be effectively
posted to more than one regional surnames newsgroup.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <[email protected]>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <[email protected]>, moderator
Margaret Olson <[email protected]>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

The moderation email address is  [email protected]

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END MODERATOR INFO.

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase
of the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroups
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.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,
  soc.genealogy.surnames,soc.genealogy.computing,
  soc.genealogy.uk+ireland,soc.genealogy.german,
  soc.genealogy.misc,alt.genealogy

A pointer message has been sent to the following newsgroups:

  soc.genealogy.methods,soc.genealogy.medieval
  soc.genealogy.african,soc.genealogy.australia+nz,
  soc.genealogy.benelux,soc.genealogy.french,
  soc.genealogy.hispanic,soc.genealogy.jewish,
  soc.genealogy.nordic,soc.genealogy.slavic,
  soc.genealogy.west-indies,soc.genealogy.italian (depending on
    the successful passage of its CFV)

and the following mailing list:

  [email protected]
          Subscribe via: [email protected]
-
Proponent: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>
Proponent: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Proponent: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Mentor:    John Pimentel <[email protected]>

From [email protected] Mon Jun  9 16:30:12 1997
Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: Jeremy Billones <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.genealogy,soc.genealogy.computing,soc.genealogy.german,soc.genealogy.misc,soc.genealogy.uk+ireland,soc.genealogy.surnames
Subject: CFV: soc.genealogy.surnames reorganization
Followup-To: poster
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
References: <[email protected]>
Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers
Approved: [email protected]
Expires: 1 Jul 1997 00:00:00 GMT
Archive-Name: soc.genealogy.surnames-reorg
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 1997 23:16:43 GMT
Lines: 897
Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:490

                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.britain
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.canada
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.german
moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.global (renames soc.genealogy.surnames)
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland
             moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.misc
              moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Newsgroups lines:
soc.genealogy.surnames.britain	Surnames queries - Great Britain. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.canada	Surnames queries - Canada. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.german	Surnames queries - German speaking countries. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.global	Surnames queries central database. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland	Surnames queries - Ireland & Northern Ireland. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc	Surnames - regions not covered elsewhere. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.usa	Surnames queries - USA. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 30 Jun 1997.

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

Proponent: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>
Proponent: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Proponent: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Mentor: John Pimentel <[email protected]>
Votetaker: Jeremy Billones <[email protected]>

RATIONALE: all groups

Soc.genealogy.surnames is a moderated newsgroup which provides a place
for genealogists to ask for information about ancestors worldwide.
The moderation only applies to the subject lines, and since late 1996
has been handled by an automoderation routine which is working well.

(Soc.genealogy will be shortened to s.g. in some of this Rationale)

Soc.genealogy.surnames is heavily used, as are some of the regional
soc.genealogy groups.  We need to plan now for a reorganization of the
groups where newsgroup evolution has reached the stage of having a lot
of messages which complain about how other people are using the group.

As surnames queries contribute to the growth of every regional group,
and as many of the complaints ask people to use s.g.surnames for those
messages, this plan for a reorganization of s.g.surnames should
benefit the two largest groups now and can be extended to other regional
groups as they continue to grow.  We expect searching and reading to
be improved noticeably for non-USA readers by having subgroups for
posts relevant to several regions with the heaviest traffic.

S.g.uk+ireland and s.g.german have reached an overload state of 150
or more posts per day and their readers are now asking for splits of
their groups in order to make reading more manageable.  In both
groups, people are suggesting a surnames group for that region only.

The number of posts in both groups which could properly be moved from
the regional groups to s.g.surnames is significant, but finding a way
to persuade people to move the posts is difficult, in great part
because the current s.g.surnames is dominated by posts from Americans
and about American locations.  If the posters could be persuaded to
move surnames queries to s.g.surnames, s.g.surnames will then be so
big as to need immediate subdividing.

Two options for creating regional surnames groups are:
s.g.REGION.surnames and s.g.surnames.REGION.  A split of a regional
group "X" into s.g.X.misc, s.g.X.surnames, etc.  runs into a conflict
with the s.g.surnames name and group and will likely cause confusion.
Separate moderation schemes and moderators for each regional surnames
group is an added burden to be avoided.   Since the automoderation of
s.g.surnames can be modified to make it simple to have posts sent to
an appropriate s.g.surnames.X group, using the same moderator address
and the same moderation rules, it seems more logical to subdivide
s.g.surnames at this time.  This proposal allows for adding future
groups in an orderly manner as need arises.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
British location and a large number of posts in s.g.uk+ireland are
messages about British surnames.  The discussions among s.g.uk+ireland
participants and the numbers of posts now about both Britain and
Ireland has convinced us of the advisability of asking to separate
Irish posts from British ones at this time.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include
Canadian locations.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
German location and a large number of posts in s.g.german are messages
about surnames which should better be placed here.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

(renames soc.genealogy.surnames)

This group will receive all the surnames posts, and will be the only
place where "SURNAME; anywhere; anytime" posts are posted.  For the
purposes of searching an archive and for those who wish to download
the entire set of surnames posts, this will be the group of choice.
The automoderator at this group will scan the Subject lines of all
incoming posts and, if the subject line is in the proper format, will
cross-post the message to s.g.surnames.global and to each of the other
s.g.surnames groups mentioned in the subject line, and to no other
soc.genealogy group, regardless of the Newsgroups: line.

Subject lines in s.g.surnames have a set format of three fields
separated by semi-colons:  NAME; Place(s); Date(s).  The places are
taken from a list used by s.g.surnames and by other online databases.
Sometimes the Place(s) field includes a migration route such as
NFK,ENG > MA,USA.

Although cross-posting is not a good idea for many groups, in this
case the cross-posting will be relevant to the groups affected,
and we expect several benefits.  At the moment many messages with
migration routes (such as SURNAME; DEU > DEV,ENG > VA,USA; 1800) are
cross-posted by the poster to s.g.surnames and to regional groups
(s.g.german and s.g.uk+ireland in the example).  With one
automoderation address, the posting will be done all at once with
consistency, and posters will know that their messages will go to all
the right groups, and will show up only once in each group and it
will assure that the message does not go any non-relevant groups.
Cross-posting to other relevant groups outside the soc.genealogy.*
family of newsgroups is allowed.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
Irish location and a large number of posts in s.g.uk+ireland are
messages about Irish surnames.  The discussions among s.g.uk+ireland
participants and the numbers of posts now about both Britain and
Ireland has convinced us of the advisability of asking to separate
Irish posts from British ones at this time.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

This group will receive messages for any area of the world which
does not have its own group.  As the number of messages for any
region grows large in either s.g.surnames.misc or in one of the
other regional s.g.* groups, requests for additional subdivisons
can be expected.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

A great majority of current posts to s.g.surnames now include USA
locations.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.britain will receive genealogical queries
about people whose residence or migration has included locations
within Great Britain, which includes England, Scotland, Wales,
the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands and other associated Islands.
Messages about Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be
posted to a different newsgroup.  Posters are strongly encouraged not
to post surnames queries to soc.genealogy.uk+ireland or a future successor
group such as soc.genealogy.britain but to post the British queries
to soc.genealogy.surnames.britain instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <[email protected]>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <[email protected]>, moderator
Margaret Olson <[email protected]>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.canada will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
Canada.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <[email protected]>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <[email protected]>, moderator
Margaret Olson <[email protected]>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.german will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
the German speaking countries whose non-surnames messages are relevant
to soc.genealogy.german.  Posters are strongly encouraged not to post
surnames queries to soc.genealogy.german but to post those to
soc.genealogy.surnames.german instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <[email protected]>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <[email protected]>, moderator
Margaret Olson <[email protected]>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

    Moderated, archived, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.global will receive one copy of genealogical
queries which appear in any of the regional surnames groups or in
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc, and will also receive messages which
have been formatted as "NAME; anywhere; anytime".  This group will
be archived and searchable at one or more web locations.

Surnames queries are used to make contacts among researchers who are
studying the same families.  Posting of surname queries in magazines
and newsletters has been a popular method of genealogical inquiry
for decades, and on-line queries are posted to most genealogy
newsgroups, although soc.genealogy.surnames is the group which was
designed for such messages.

Many queries are for people who are known to have migrated from one
country to another.  Those messages are useful for readers from
any area through which the person migrated, and can be effectively
posted to more than one regional surnames newsgroup, but will be
most effectively archived for searching in this global group.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <[email protected]>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <[email protected]>, moderator
Margaret Olson <[email protected]>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within the
Republic of Ireland or within Northern Ireland.  Posters are strongly
encouraged not to post surnames queries to soc.genealogy.uk+ireland or
a future successor group such as soc.genealogy.ireland, but to post
the Irish queries to soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <[email protected]>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <[email protected]>, moderator
Margaret Olson <[email protected]>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.misc will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within any
country which is not included in one of the regional soc.genealogy.
surnames groups.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <[email protected]>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <[email protected]>, moderator
Margaret Olson <[email protected]>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.usa will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
the United States of America or its territories or possessions.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <[email protected]>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <[email protected]>, moderator
Margaret Olson <[email protected]>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of [email protected] will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>
Administrative contact address: [email protected]
Article submission address: [email protected]

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>
Administrative contact address: [email protected]
Article submission address: [email protected]

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>
Administrative contact address: [email protected]
Article submission address: [email protected]

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

Moderator: Tim Pierce <[email protected]>
Moderator: Bill Mills <[email protected]>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <[email protected]>
Administrative contact address: [email protected]
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-ireland@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-misc@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-usa@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-BRITAIN@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-BRITAIN@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-BRITAIN-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-CANADA@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-CANADA@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-CANADA-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-GERMAN@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-GERMAN@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-GERMAN-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-MISC@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-MISC@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-MISC-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-USA@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-USA@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-USA-request@rootsweb.com

HOW TO VOTE:

Extract the ballot from the CFV by deleting everything before and after
the "BEGINNING OF BALLOT" and "END OF BALLOT" lines.  Don't worry about
the spacing of the columns or any quote characters (">") that your
reply inserts.  Please, DO NOT send the entire CFV back to me!

Fill in the ballot as shown below.  Please provde your REAL NAME and
indicate your desired vote in the appropriate locations inside the ballot.

When finished, MAIL the ballot to: < voting@clark.net >
Just "replying" to this message should work, but check the "To:" line.

Examples of how to properly indicate your vote:

  [ YES     ]  example.yes.vote
  [ NO      ]  example.no.vote
  [ ABSTAIN ]  example.abstention
  [ CANCEL  ]  example.cancellation

DO NOT modify, alter or delete any information in this ballot!
If you do, the voting software will probably reject your ballot.

If these instructions are unclear, please consult the Introduction to
Usenet Voting or the Usenet Voting FAQ at http://www.iki.fi/~jpatokal/uvv.

======== BEGINNING OF BALLOT: Delete everything before this line =======
.-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| 1ST CALL FOR VOTES: soc.genealogy.surnames reorg
| Official Usenet Voting Ballot <SGSR-0001> (Do not remove this line!)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| Please provide your real name, or your vote may be rejected.  Place
| ONLY your name (ie. do NOT include your e-mail address or any other
| information; ONLY your name) after the colon on the following line:

Voter name:

| Insert YES, NO, ABSTAIN, or CANCEL inside the brackets for each
| newsgroup listed below (do not delete the newsgroup name):

 Your Vote   Newsgroup
 ---------   -----------------------------------------------------------
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.britain
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.canada
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.german
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.global
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.misc
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

======== END OF BALLOT: Delete everything after this line ==============

IMPORTANT VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES:

Standard Guidelines for voting apply.  One vote per person, one account
per voter.  Votes must be mailed directly from the voter to the votetaker.
Anonymous, forwarded or proxy votes are not valid.  Votes mailed by
WWW/HTML/CGI forms are considered to be anonymous votes.

Vote counting is automated.  Failure to follow these directions may
mean that your vote does not get counted.  If you do not receive an
acknowledgment of your vote within three days contact the votetaker
about the problem.  It's your responsibility to make sure your vote
is registered correctly.  Duplicate votes are resolved in favor of
the most recent valid vote.  Addresses and votes of all voters will
be published in the final voting results post.

The purpose of a Usenet vote is to determine the genuine interest of
persons who would read a proposed newsgroup.  Soliciting votes from
disinterested parties defeats this purpose.  Please do not distribute
this CFV.  If you must, direct people to the official CFV as posted
to news.announce.newgroups.  Distributing pre-marked or otherwise
edited copies of this CFV is generally considered to be vote fraud.
When in doubt, ask the votetaker.

DISTRIBUTION:

Pointers directing readers to this CFV will be posted in these groups:

soc.genealogy.african,
soc.genealogy.australia+nz,
soc.genealogy.benelux,
soc.genealogy.french,
soc.genealogy.hispanic,
soc.genealogy.italian,
soc.genealogy.jewish,
soc.genealogy.methods,
soc.genealogy.medieval
soc.genealogy.nordic,
soc.genealogy.slavic,
soc.genealogy.west-indies

This CFV was created with uvpq 1.0 (Jun  4 1997).
PQ datestamp: 970324

From billones@primenet.com Sat Jun 21 05:15:09 1997
Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: Jeremy Billones <billones@primenet.com>
Reply-To: voting@clark.net
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.genealogy,soc.genealogy.computing,soc.genealogy.german,soc.genealogy.misc,soc.genealogy.surnames,soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
Subject: 2nd CFV: soc.genealogy.surnames reorganization
Followup-To: poster
Message-ID: <866894867.10202@isc.org>
References: <862820082.12936@isc.org>
Supersedes: <865898196.3947@isc.org>
Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Expires: 1 Jul 1997 00:00:00 GMT
Archive-Name: soc.genealogy.surnames-reorg
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 12:07:54 GMT
Lines: 897
Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:533

                      LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.britain
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.canada
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.german
moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.global (renames soc.genealogy.surnames)
            moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland
             moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.misc
              moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Newsgroups lines:
soc.genealogy.surnames.britain	Surnames queries - Great Britain. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.canada	Surnames queries - Canada. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.german	Surnames queries - German speaking countries. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.global	Surnames queries central database. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland	Surnames queries - Ireland & Northern Ireland. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc	Surnames - regions not covered elsewhere. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.usa	Surnames queries - USA. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 30 Jun 1997.

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

Proponent: Margaret Olson <mjolson@praireinet.org>
Proponent: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Proponent: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Mentor: John Pimentel <j.pimentel@neccsd.com>
Votetaker: Jeremy Billones <billones@primenet.com>

RATIONALE: all groups

Soc.genealogy.surnames is a moderated newsgroup which provides a place
for genealogists to ask for information about ancestors worldwide.
The moderation only applies to the subject lines, and since late 1996
has been handled by an automoderation routine which is working well.

(Soc.genealogy will be shortened to s.g. in some of this Rationale)

Soc.genealogy.surnames is heavily used, as are some of the regional
soc.genealogy groups.  We need to plan now for a reorganization of the
groups where newsgroup evolution has reached the stage of having a lot
of messages which complain about how other people are using the group.

As surnames queries contribute to the growth of every regional group,
and as many of the complaints ask people to use s.g.surnames for those
messages, this plan for a reorganization of s.g.surnames should
benefit the two largest groups now and can be extended to other regional
groups as they continue to grow.  We expect searching and reading to
be improved noticeably for non-USA readers by having subgroups for
posts relevant to several regions with the heaviest traffic.

S.g.uk+ireland and s.g.german have reached an overload state of 150
or more posts per day and their readers are now asking for splits of
their groups in order to make reading more manageable.  In both
groups, people are suggesting a surnames group for that region only.

The number of posts in both groups which could properly be moved from
the regional groups to s.g.surnames is significant, but finding a way
to persuade people to move the posts is difficult, in great part
because the current s.g.surnames is dominated by posts from Americans
and about American locations.  If the posters could be persuaded to
move surnames queries to s.g.surnames, s.g.surnames will then be so
big as to need immediate subdividing.

Two options for creating regional surnames groups are:
s.g.REGION.surnames and s.g.surnames.REGION.  A split of a regional
group "X" into s.g.X.misc, s.g.X.surnames, etc.  runs into a conflict
with the s.g.surnames name and group and will likely cause confusion.
Separate moderation schemes and moderators for each regional surnames
group is an added burden to be avoided.   Since the automoderation of
s.g.surnames can be modified to make it simple to have posts sent to
an appropriate s.g.surnames.X group, using the same moderator address
and the same moderation rules, it seems more logical to subdivide
s.g.surnames at this time.  This proposal allows for adding future
groups in an orderly manner as need arises.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
British location and a large number of posts in s.g.uk+ireland are
messages about British surnames.  The discussions among s.g.uk+ireland
participants and the numbers of posts now about both Britain and
Ireland has convinced us of the advisability of asking to separate
Irish posts from British ones at this time.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include
Canadian locations.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
German location and a large number of posts in s.g.german are messages
about surnames which should better be placed here.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

(renames soc.genealogy.surnames)

This group will receive all the surnames posts, and will be the only
place where "SURNAME; anywhere; anytime" posts are posted.  For the
purposes of searching an archive and for those who wish to download
the entire set of surnames posts, this will be the group of choice.
The automoderator at this group will scan the Subject lines of all
incoming posts and, if the subject line is in the proper format, will
cross-post the message to s.g.surnames.global and to each of the other
s.g.surnames groups mentioned in the subject line, and to no other
soc.genealogy group, regardless of the Newsgroups: line.

Subject lines in s.g.surnames have a set format of three fields
separated by semi-colons:  NAME; Place(s); Date(s).  The places are
taken from a list used by s.g.surnames and by other online databases.
Sometimes the Place(s) field includes a migration route such as
NFK,ENG > MA,USA.

Although cross-posting is not a good idea for many groups, in this
case the cross-posting will be relevant to the groups affected,
and we expect several benefits.  At the moment many messages with
migration routes (such as SURNAME; DEU > DEV,ENG > VA,USA; 1800) are
cross-posted by the poster to s.g.surnames and to regional groups
(s.g.german and s.g.uk+ireland in the example).  With one
automoderation address, the posting will be done all at once with
consistency, and posters will know that their messages will go to all
the right groups, and will show up only once in each group and it
will assure that the message does not go any non-relevant groups.
Cross-posting to other relevant groups outside the soc.genealogy.*
family of newsgroups is allowed.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
Irish location and a large number of posts in s.g.uk+ireland are
messages about Irish surnames.  The discussions among s.g.uk+ireland
participants and the numbers of posts now about both Britain and
Ireland has convinced us of the advisability of asking to separate
Irish posts from British ones at this time.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

This group will receive messages for any area of the world which
does not have its own group.  As the number of messages for any
region grows large in either s.g.surnames.misc or in one of the
other regional s.g.* groups, requests for additional subdivisons
can be expected.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

A great majority of current posts to s.g.surnames now include USA
locations.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.britain will receive genealogical queries
about people whose residence or migration has included locations
within Great Britain, which includes England, Scotland, Wales,
the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands and other associated Islands.
Messages about Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be
posted to a different newsgroup.  Posters are strongly encouraged not
to post surnames queries to soc.genealogy.uk+ireland or a future successor
group such as soc.genealogy.britain but to post the British queries
to soc.genealogy.surnames.britain instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.canada will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
Canada.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.german will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
the German speaking countries whose non-surnames messages are relevant
to soc.genealogy.german.  Posters are strongly encouraged not to post
surnames queries to soc.genealogy.german but to post those to
soc.genealogy.surnames.german instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

    Moderated, archived, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.global will receive one copy of genealogical
queries which appear in any of the regional surnames groups or in
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc, and will also receive messages which
have been formatted as "NAME; anywhere; anytime".  This group will
be archived and searchable at one or more web locations.

Surnames queries are used to make contacts among researchers who are
studying the same families.  Posting of surname queries in magazines
and newsletters has been a popular method of genealogical inquiry
for decades, and on-line queries are posted to most genealogy
newsgroups, although soc.genealogy.surnames is the group which was
designed for such messages.

Many queries are for people who are known to have migrated from one
country to another.  Those messages are useful for readers from
any area through which the person migrated, and can be effectively
posted to more than one regional surnames newsgroup, but will be
most effectively archived for searching in this global group.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within the
Republic of Ireland or within Northern Ireland.  Posters are strongly
encouraged not to post surnames queries to soc.genealogy.uk+ireland or
a future successor group such as soc.genealogy.ireland, but to post
the Irish queries to soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.misc will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within any
country which is not included in one of the regional soc.genealogy.
surnames groups.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.usa will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
the United States of America or its territories or possessions.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-britain@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-canada@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-german@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-ireland@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-misc@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-usa@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-BRITAIN@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-BRITAIN@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-BRITAIN-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-CANADA@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-CANADA@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-CANADA-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-GERMAN@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-GERMAN@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-GERMAN-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-MISC@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-MISC@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-MISC-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-USA@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-USA@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-USA-request@rootsweb.com

HOW TO VOTE:

Extract the ballot from the CFV by deleting everything before and after
the "BEGINNING OF BALLOT" and "END OF BALLOT" lines.  Don't worry about
the spacing of the columns or any quote characters (">") that your
reply inserts.  Please, DO NOT send the entire CFV back to me!

Fill in the ballot as shown below.  Please provde your REAL NAME and
indicate your desired vote in the appropriate locations inside the ballot.

When finished, MAIL the ballot to: < voting@clark.net >
Just "replying" to this message should work, but check the "To:" line.

Examples of how to properly indicate your vote:

  [ YES     ]  example.yes.vote
  [ NO      ]  example.no.vote
  [ ABSTAIN ]  example.abstention
  [ CANCEL  ]  example.cancellation

DO NOT modify, alter or delete any information in this ballot!
If you do, the voting software will probably reject your ballot.

If these instructions are unclear, please consult the Introduction to
Usenet Voting or the Usenet Voting FAQ at http://www.iki.fi/~jpatokal/uvv.

======== BEGINNING OF BALLOT: Delete everything before this line =======
.-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| 1ST CALL FOR VOTES: soc.genealogy.surnames reorg
| Official Usenet Voting Ballot <SGSR-0002> (Do not remove this line!)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| Please provide your real name, or your vote may be rejected.  Place
| ONLY your name (ie. do NOT include your e-mail address or any other
| information; ONLY your name) after the colon on the following line:

Voter name:

| Insert YES, NO, ABSTAIN, or CANCEL inside the brackets for each
| newsgroup listed below (do not delete the newsgroup name):

 Your Vote   Newsgroup
 ---------   -----------------------------------------------------------
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.britain
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.canada
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.german
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.global
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.misc
[         ]  soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

======== END OF BALLOT: Delete everything after this line ==============

IMPORTANT VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES:

Standard Guidelines for voting apply.  One vote per person, one account
per voter.  Votes must be mailed directly from the voter to the votetaker.
Anonymous, forwarded or proxy votes are not valid.  Votes mailed by
WWW/HTML/CGI forms are considered to be anonymous votes.

Vote counting is automated.  Failure to follow these directions may
mean that your vote does not get counted.  If you do not receive an
acknowledgment of your vote within three days contact the votetaker
about the problem.  It's your responsibility to make sure your vote
is registered correctly.  Duplicate votes are resolved in favor of
the most recent valid vote.  Addresses and votes of all voters will
be published in the final voting results post.

The purpose of a Usenet vote is to determine the genuine interest of
persons who would read a proposed newsgroup.  Soliciting votes from
disinterested parties defeats this purpose.  Please do not distribute
this CFV.  If you must, direct people to the official CFV as posted
to news.announce.newgroups.  Distributing pre-marked or otherwise
edited copies of this CFV is generally considered to be vote fraud.
When in doubt, ask the votetaker.

DISTRIBUTION:

Pointers directing readers to this CFV will be posted in these groups:

soc.genealogy.african,
soc.genealogy.australia+nz,
soc.genealogy.benelux,
soc.genealogy.french,
soc.genealogy.hispanic,
soc.genealogy.italian,
soc.genealogy.jewish,
soc.genealogy.methods,
soc.genealogy.medieval
soc.genealogy.nordic,
soc.genealogy.slavic,
soc.genealogy.west-indies

This CFV was created with uvpq 1.0 (Jun  4 1997).
PQ datestamp: 970324

From billones@primenet.com Wed Jul  9 10:00:43 1997
Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: Jeremy Billones <billones@primenet.com>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.genealogy,soc.genealogy.computing,soc.genealogy.german,soc.genealogy.misc,soc.genealogy.surnames,soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
Subject: RESULT: soc.genealogy.surnames reorganization all groups pass
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <868467176.427@isc.org>
References: <862820082.12936@isc.org>
Supersedes: <866894867.10202@isc.org>
Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Archive-Name: soc.genealogy.surnames-reorg
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 16:53:13 GMT
Lines: 1315
Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:581

                                RESULT
     moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.britain passes 362:41
     moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.canada passes 339:40
     moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.german passes 342:36
moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.global (renames soc.genealogy.surnames) passes 354:47
     moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland passes 352:44
      moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.misc passes 354:47
       moderated group soc.genealogy.surnames.usa passes 357:37

soc.genealogy.surnames reorg results - 430 valid votes

 Yes   No : 2/3? >100? : Pass? : Group
---- ---- : ---- ----- : ----- : -------------------------------------------
 362   41 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : soc.genealogy.surnames.britain
 339   40 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : soc.genealogy.surnames.canada
 342   36 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : soc.genealogy.surnames.german
 354   47 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : soc.genealogy.surnames.global (renames soc.gene
alogy.surnames)
 352   44 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland
 354   47 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : soc.genealogy.surnames.misc
 357   37 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : soc.genealogy.surnames.usa
  17 invalid votes

Newsgroups lines:
soc.genealogy.surnames.britain	Surnames queries - Great Britain. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.canada	Surnames queries - Canada. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.german	Surnames queries - German speaking countries. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.global	Surnames queries central database. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland	Surnames queries - Ireland & Northern Ireland. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc	Surnames - regions not covered elsewhere. (Moderated)
soc.genealogy.surnames.usa	Surnames queries - USA. (Moderated)

The voting period ended at 23:59:59 UTC, 30 Jun 1997.

This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions
about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: Margaret Olson <mjolson@praireinet.org>
Proponent: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Proponent: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Mentor: John Pimentel <j.pimentel@neccsd.com>
Votetaker: Jeremy Billones <billones@primenet.com>

RATIONALE: all groups

Soc.genealogy.surnames is a moderated newsgroup which provides a place
for genealogists to ask for information about ancestors worldwide.
The moderation only applies to the subject lines, and since late 1996
has been handled by an automoderation routine which is working well.

(Soc.genealogy will be shortened to s.g. in some of this Rationale)

Soc.genealogy.surnames is heavily used, as are some of the regional
soc.genealogy groups.  We need to plan now for a reorganization of the
groups where newsgroup evolution has reached the stage of having a lot
of messages which complain about how other people are using the group.

As surnames queries contribute to the growth of every regional group,
and as many of the complaints ask people to use s.g.surnames for those
messages, this plan for a reorganization of s.g.surnames should
benefit the two largest groups now and can be extended to other regional
groups as they continue to grow.  We expect searching and reading to
be improved noticeably for non-USA readers by having subgroups for
posts relevant to several regions with the heaviest traffic.

S.g.uk+ireland and s.g.german have reached an overload state of 150
or more posts per day and their readers are now asking for splits of
their groups in order to make reading more manageable.  In both
groups, people are suggesting a surnames group for that region only.

The number of posts in both groups which could properly be moved from
the regional groups to s.g.surnames is significant, but finding a way
to persuade people to move the posts is difficult, in great part
because the current s.g.surnames is dominated by posts from Americans
and about American locations.  If the posters could be persuaded to
move surnames queries to s.g.surnames, s.g.surnames will then be so
big as to need immediate subdividing.

Two options for creating regional surnames groups are:
s.g.REGION.surnames and s.g.surnames.REGION.  A split of a regional
group "X" into s.g.X.misc, s.g.X.surnames, etc.  runs into a conflict
with the s.g.surnames name and group and will likely cause confusion.
Separate moderation schemes and moderators for each regional surnames
group is an added burden to be avoided.   Since the automoderation of
s.g.surnames can be modified to make it simple to have posts sent to
an appropriate s.g.surnames.X group, using the same moderator address
and the same moderation rules, it seems more logical to subdivide
s.g.surnames at this time.  This proposal allows for adding future
groups in an orderly manner as need arises.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
British location and a large number of posts in s.g.uk+ireland are
messages about British surnames.  The discussions among s.g.uk+ireland
participants and the numbers of posts now about both Britain and
Ireland has convinced us of the advisability of asking to separate
Irish posts from British ones at this time.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include
Canadian locations.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
German location and a large number of posts in s.g.german are messages
about surnames which should better be placed here.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

(renames soc.genealogy.surnames)

This group will receive all the surnames posts, and will be the only
place where "SURNAME; anywhere; anytime" posts are posted.  For the
purposes of searching an archive and for those who wish to download
the entire set of surnames posts, this will be the group of choice.
The automoderator at this group will scan the Subject lines of all
incoming posts and, if the subject line is in the proper format, will
cross-post the message to s.g.surnames.global and to each of the other
s.g.surnames groups mentioned in the subject line, and to no other
soc.genealogy group, regardless of the Newsgroups: line.

Subject lines in s.g.surnames have a set format of three fields
separated by semi-colons:  NAME; Place(s); Date(s).  The places are
taken from a list used by s.g.surnames and by other online databases.
Sometimes the Place(s) field includes a migration route such as
NFK,ENG > MA,USA.

Although cross-posting is not a good idea for many groups, in this
case the cross-posting will be relevant to the groups affected,
and we expect several benefits.  At the moment many messages with
migration routes (such as SURNAME; DEU > DEV,ENG > VA,USA; 1800) are
cross-posted by the poster to s.g.surnames and to regional groups
(s.g.german and s.g.uk+ireland in the example).  With one
automoderation address, the posting will be done all at once with
consistency, and posters will know that their messages will go to all
the right groups, and will show up only once in each group and it
will assure that the message does not go any non-relevant groups.
Cross-posting to other relevant groups outside the soc.genealogy.*
family of newsgroups is allowed.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

A significant number of current posts now in s.g.surnames include some
Irish location and a large number of posts in s.g.uk+ireland are
messages about Irish surnames.  The discussions among s.g.uk+ireland
participants and the numbers of posts now about both Britain and
Ireland has convinced us of the advisability of asking to separate
Irish posts from British ones at this time.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

This group will receive messages for any area of the world which
does not have its own group.  As the number of messages for any
region grows large in either s.g.surnames.misc or in one of the
other regional s.g.* groups, requests for additional subdivisons
can be expected.

RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

A great majority of current posts to s.g.surnames now include USA
locations.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.britain will receive genealogical queries
about people whose residence or migration has included locations
within Great Britain, which includes England, Scotland, Wales,
the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands and other associated Islands.
Messages about Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be
posted to a different newsgroup.  Posters are strongly encouraged not
to post surnames queries to soc.genealogy.uk+ireland or a future successor
group such as soc.genealogy.britain but to post the British queries
to soc.genealogy.surnames.britain instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.canada will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
Canada.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.german will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
the German speaking countries whose non-surnames messages are relevant
to soc.genealogy.german.  Posters are strongly encouraged not to post
surnames queries to soc.genealogy.german but to post those to
soc.genealogy.surnames.german instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

    Moderated, archived, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.global will receive one copy of genealogical
queries which appear in any of the regional surnames groups or in
soc.genealogy.surnames.misc, and will also receive messages which
have been formatted as "NAME; anywhere; anytime".  This group will
be archived and searchable at one or more web locations.

Surnames queries are used to make contacts among researchers who are
studying the same families.  Posting of surname queries in magazines
and newsletters has been a popular method of genealogical inquiry
for decades, and on-line queries are posted to most genealogy
newsgroups, although soc.genealogy.surnames is the group which was
designed for such messages.

Many queries are for people who are known to have migrated from one
country to another.  Those messages are useful for readers from
any area through which the person migrated, and can be effectively
posted to more than one regional surnames newsgroup, but will be
most effectively archived for searching in this global group.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within the
Republic of Ireland or within Northern Ireland.  Posters are strongly
encouraged not to post surnames queries to soc.genealogy.uk+ireland or
a future successor group such as soc.genealogy.ireland, but to post
the Irish queries to soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland instead.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.misc will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within any
country which is not included in one of the regional soc.genealogy.
surnames groups.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

CHARTER: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

    Moderated, and gatewayed to a mailing list.

Soc.genealogy.surnames.usa will receive genealogical queries about
people whose residence or migration has included locations within
the United States of America or its territories or possessions.

Searching through the many queries, both on-line and in the archives,
is much easier when subject lines are formatted uniformly.  All the
regional soc.genealogy.surnames groups will continue to use the format
developed for subject lines of posts to soc.genealogy.surnames, which
requires a subject line with three fields separated by semi-colons:
NAME (in caps); Place(s); Date(s)

In order to assure that this format, or any other format which may be
later introduced by the moderators, is used for each post, the groups
will be moderated.  The automoderation software, already successfully
implemented for soc.genealogy.surnames, will moderate all the surnames
groups.  It will be modified to receive all queries and to post them
only to relevant groups by cross-posting to the groups which are
mentioned in the "places" part of the subject line.  Posters will be
informed of any changes made by the automoderator to the Newsgroups
line of their post.

Messages which do not arrive with the subject line in the prescribed
format will be returned to the poster for modification of the subject
line.  An explanation of what information is missing and helpful
suggestions for revising the subject line will be included with a
copy of the original post, and the email address for the human
moderator or moderators will be given.

The automoderator will be concerned only with having well-formatted
subject lines, with the following exceptions:

1: "Spam" and grossly off-topic messages, even if formatted with a
nominally acceptable Subject line, may be rejected.

2: Duplicate messages should not be posted more than once in any 14 day
period.  The moderator may amend the automoderator to reject messages
posted more frequently.  This will be done by comparing incoming posts
with recent messages in the archives of soc.genealogy.surnames.global,
as that group will contain a copy of every message posted in any of
the s.g.surnames subgroups.

3: Messages may be rejected if they contain an excess of non-plaintext
material, including binaries, GEDCOM formatted text and HTML code.
An explanation of the rejection will be sent to the poster.

4: Messages with unreplyable return addresses may also be rejected,
though a reasonable effort may be made by moderators to determine a
correct address so that the poster can be made aware of the problem.

Lists of the standard codes used for places and other information
about formulating good queries is available in FAQs and by email or
on the web and a human moderator will be available to give help.

Volunteers for all groups are:

Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>, moderator-in-chief
Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>, moderator
Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>, moderator

and any co-moderators or successor moderators that all current
moderators agree to.

This group will be moderated by custom automoderation software
developed and maintained by Tim Pierce.  The moderation email
address of soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com will receive posts
for all the soc.genealogy.surnames groups and will make a decision,
based on the subject line, about where to cross-post the message.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-britain@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-canada@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-german@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-ireland@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-misc@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

MODERATOR INFO: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Moderator: Tim Pierce <twpierce@midway.uchicago.edu>
Moderator: Bill Mills <bill@leland.stanford.edu>
Moderator: Margaret Olson <olson@shout.net>
Administrative contact address: surnames-admin@rootsweb.com
Article submission address: soc-genealogy-surnames-usa@rootsweb.com

END MODERATOR INFO.

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.britain

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-BRITAIN@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-BRITAIN@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-BRITAIN-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.canada

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-CANADA@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-CANADA@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-CANADA-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.german

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-GERMAN@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-GERMAN@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-GERMAN-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.global

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.misc

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-MISC@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-MISC@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-MISC-request@rootsweb.com

GATEWAYS: soc.genealogy.surnames.usa

Gateway mailing list name: SURNAMES-USA@rootsweb.com
Submission address: SURNAMES-USA@rootsweb.com
Request address: SURNAMES-USA-request@rootsweb.com


DISTRIBUTION:

Pointers directing readers to this CFV were posted in these groups:

soc.genealogy.african,
soc.genealogy.australia+nz,
soc.genealogy.benelux,
soc.genealogy.french,
soc.genealogy.hispanic,
soc.genealogy.italian,
soc.genealogy.jewish,
soc.genealogy.methods,
soc.genealogy.medieval
soc.genealogy.nordic,
soc.genealogy.slavic,
soc.genealogy.west-indies


soc.genealogy.surnames reorg Final Vote Ack


                                         soc.genealogy.surnames.usa ---------+
                                        soc.genealogy.surnames.misc --------+|
                                     soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland -------+||
     soc.genealogy.surnames.global (renames soc.genealogy.surnames) ------+|||
                                      soc.genealogy.surnames.german -----+||||
                                      soc.genealogy.surnames.canada ----+|||||
                                     soc.genealogy.surnames.britain ---+||||||
                                                                       |||||||
*bobkendall@ids.net*                                       Bob Kendall YYYYYYY
0659holm@informns.k12.mn.us                                  Phil Holm YYYYYYY
100527.1613@CompuServe.COM                                Anthony Hall YY-YYYY
101462.1365@CompuServe.COM                                  O.N. Coons YNNYYYY
74733.137@CompuServe.COM                              Rebecca Erickson YYYYYYY
76612.260@CompuServe.COM                                 Charles Berry YYYYYYY
aardy@anet-chi.com                                           Joel Hahn YYYYYYY
abatek@cobweb.com.au                                Owen Seymour Scott Y-YY-Y-
adrianv@mail.unixg.ubc.ca                    Trevor Adrian Vanderfluit NNNNNNN
aet@usl.edu                                             Alicia Towster YYYYYYY
Aidan_Langley@msn.com                                    Aidan Langley YYYYYYY
akh@molalla.net                                         Alice K Harris YYYYY-Y
alamb@juno.com                                               Anne Lamb Y--YYYY
AlanAnne@aol.com                                       Alan Middlemass N---NY-
alderspr@hursley.ibm.com                                Peter Alderson YYYYYYY
alfreas@juno.com                                    Alan D. Freas, Jr. YYYYYYY
Andrew@peckham.demon.co.uk                     Andrew Talbot Hopkinson YYYYYYY
andy@glenister.demon.co.uk                              Andy Glenister Y--YYYY
arielle@taronga.com                                 Stephanie da Silva YYYYYYY
Arthur.Teschler@Informatik.med.uni-giessen.de          Arthur Teschler YYYYYYY
ash@melbpc.org.au                                       Ash Nallawalla YYYYYYY
aslan@winternet.com                                      Ann Jungbauer YYYYYYY
atrypa@eskimo.com                                      Wendell Cochran YYYYYYY
auntiem@planet.net                                     Margaret Bailey YYYYYYY
avondoyl@iol.ie.delete_this                                  Tom Moore YYYYYYY
bauerle@crypt.erie.ge.com                                  Ron Bauerle YYYYYYY
beagan@capecod.net                                        Allen Beagan NYNNYNN
bergeroz@intercoast.com.au                      Peter & Bronwyn Berger YYYYYYY
bill.burns@daltile.com                                      Bill Burns YYYYYYY
bill@leland.Stanford.EDU                                 William Mills YYYYYYY
billinghurst@slim.agvic.gov.au                     Andrew Billinghurst YYYYYYY
black@acsu.buffalo.edu                                 Necia A. Black  NNNNNNN
booda@datasync.com                                     Martin H. Booda NNNNNNN
bp507@freenet.carleton.ca                               Rosemary Davis YYYYYYY
brooksa@cadvision.com                                     Allan Brooks YYYYYYY
BSegypt@aol.com                                                        YYYYYYY
bwilliam@u.washington.edu                             Barbara Williams YYYNYYN
bwm@bwmartin.demon.co.uk                                  Barry Martin YYYYYYY
Byrny@aol.com                                              Frank Byrne --Y-Y-Y
cabcnb@aol.com                                     Cynthia Ann Badgley YYYYYYY
cadaghi@cairns.net.au                                    JEAN ANDERSON Y--YYYY
camfield@olympus.net                                      Tom Camfield YYYYYYY
capt@frontiernet.net                                    Wendy Schirmer YYYYYYY
carlab@execpc.com                                                carla YYYYYYY
Carroll_Joe@htc.honeywell.com                        Joseph E. Carroll YYYYYYY
casiello@ultranet.com                                   Brian Casiello YYYYYYY
castiron@mail.utexas.edu                             Sharon L. Casteel YYYYYYY
cdavis@richmond.infi.net                            Constance M. Davis YYYYYYY
CDKnow@aol.com                                           David Knowles YYYYYYY
charles@ellson.demon.co.uk                              Charles Ellson NYYYN-Y
Charlie-H@Worldnet.att.net                        Charles R. Hoffpauir YYYYYYY
chasm@insync.net                                    Charles L Hamilton YYYYYYY
Chris@caley.demon.co.uk                                    Chris Caley YYYYYYY
chris@cjbell.demon.co.uk                                    Chris BELL YYYYYYY
chrisc@pobox.co.uk#                                       Chris Clough NNNNNNN
chriseb@nortel.ca                                       Chris Ebenezer NNNNNNN
churchyh@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu                           Henry Churchyard YYYYYYY
cipher@mindspring.com                                     David Howard YYYYYYY
cleroy@terminus.com                                   Charles W. LeRoy YYYYYYY
cliff@baughen.demon.co.uk                                CLIFF BAUGHEN NNNNNNN
coffey@viptx.net                                     Billye D. Jackson YYYYYYY
colin.alsbury@zetnet.co.uk                               Colin Alsbury YYYYYYY
condor@empirenet.com                                       Bud Weidman YYYYYYY
cool-dude@chilling-out.demon.co.uk                           Cool Dude YY-YYYY
coop9g25@nortel.ca                                         James M. Ho YY-Y-YY
copeland@vianet.on.ca                                  Murray Copeland YYYYYYY
CoralieJA@aol.com                                     Coralie J. Allen YYYYYYY
crleech@freenet.carleton.ca                                Colin Leech YYYYYYY
crraney@indy.net                                             Jim Raney -----YY
csartwel@usit.net                                     Charles Sartwell YYYYYYY
cunningham@hns.com                               Gregory J. Cunningham YYYYYYY
curtis_whalen@geocities.com                              Curtis Whalen YYYYYYY
cwittick@sundial.net                                   Colleen Wittick YYYYYYY
d*mcharg@nbnet.nb.ca                                   Darren W McHarg YYYYYYY
D.Evans@BoM.GOV.AU                                         David Evans YY-YYYY
dagar@freenet.carleton.ca                                   David AGAR YYYYYYY
dartman@sinnfree.sinnfree.org                            Jay A. Nellis YYYY-NY
dave@wildwind.demon.co.uk                                    Dave Wild YYYYYYY
davemassie@mistral.co.uk                                  David Massie YYYYYYY
DavePeg@ix.netcom.com                               Joan (Peg) Buckman YYYYYYY
davesc@minster.cs.york.ac.uk                     Dave Stringer-Calvert YYYYYYY
david@dmowbray.demon.co.uk                               David Mowbray YYYYYYY
david@kynson.demon.co.uk                                David Atkinson YYYYYYY
davidll@pacbell.net                                      Tracey Lackey YYYYYYY
ddf90695@dialip.sdn.dk                           Hans-Henrik T. Ohlsen YYYYYYY
dekester@mindspring.com                                  D.L. Kenfield YYYYYYY
deltadd@mail.bright.net                             Colleen A. Gormley YYYYYYY
Dickbarton@aol.com                                        Dick BARTON. YY-YYYY
dkbruce@caribsurf.com                                    Douglas Bruce YYYYYYY
dkortenk@uwsp.edu                                    Daniel Kortenkamp Y-YYYYY
dlp1083@garnet.acns.fsu.edu                                Debbie Paul YYYYYYY
DMckeon@swcp.com                                          Denis McKeon -Y-YYYY
dnisbet@vcn.bc.ca                                           Don Nisbet YYYYYYY
donb@tminet.com                                        Donald B. Betts Y-YYYYY
donk@A.crl.com                                             Don Kirkman YYYYYYY
donna.dinberg@nlc-bnc.ca                                 Donna Dinberg YYYYYYY
DonStone@plantagenet.com                                  Don C. Stone YYYYYYY
douglasmurphy@lucent.com                                   Doug Murphy YYYYYYY
dwight@kersur.net                                         Dwight Smith YYYYYYY
dylee@connix.com                                           David Wylie YYYYYYY
editorz@inreach.com                                     DIANE EPPERSON YYYYYYY
edtawley@tinet.ie                                  Mr Eamonn Gilmartin Y--YYY-
edward@scarboro.demon.co.ukx                             Edward Easton YYYYYYY
EggertJ@LL.mit.edu                                          Jim Eggert --YY-YY
ericah@wantree.com.au                                      Erica Hills YYYYYYY
erner@iquest.net                                          Joseph Erner YYYYYYY
ESMann@WorldNet.att.net                                 Edward S. Mann YYYYYYY
euthke@siam.muc.de                                      Ekkehard Uthke YYYYYYY
fd.sskattau.kyzr@worldnet.att.net                          Fred Kattau Y-YY-YY
fkenney@ozemail.com.au                                  Frances Kenney YYYYYYY
flether@worldaccess.nl                             Frank D.P.M. Lether --YY-Y-
fluidd@vcn.bc.ca                                      Sean Vanderfluit NNNNNNN
Frans_van.Geene@gemini.iaf.nl                          Frans van Geene YYYYYYY
Fred=Berger%employee%SJC@dante.saintjoe.edu                Fred Berger YYYYYYY
fred@k2nesoft.com                                            Fred Rump YYYYYYY
fredb@frolix8.demon.co.uk                                  Fred Barber Y--YYY-
frykberg@inhb.co.nz                                       Pat Frykberg YYYYYYY
gacdrc@bellsouth.net                                  Gregory Childers YYYYYYY
garyklee@stlnet.com                                        Gary K. Lee YYYYYYY
gborden@uniserve.com                                     Gerald Borden YYYYYYY
gburgess@snowdon.u-net.com                               Gerri Burgess YYYYYYY
gdwooden@calweb.com                                         Guy Wooden YYYYYYY
GENU13A@prodigy.com                                 Kathi J. Abendroth YYYYYYY
geoffr@arcturus.demon.co.uk                                Geoff Riley YYYYYYY
george.schaffter@crystal.xtalwind.net                 George Schaffter YYYYYYY
german@jarman.net                                          John German Y-----Y
Germgen@aol.com                                     Shelden N. Sherwin YYYYYYY
gethmann@erols.com                                 Richard C. Gethmann YYYYYYY
ggrimm@pccsmtp.precast.com                                 Gerry Grimm YYYYYYY
glwags@ibm.net                                          Gary L. Wagner YYYYYYY
gmd@cerianwen.demon.co.uk                            Gladys Dinnacombe YNNNNYN
gorman@wjh.harvard.edu                                Elizabeth Gorman Y-YYYYY
graham.cannon@dial.pipex.com                             Graham Cannon YYYYYYY
gregrehme@primary.net                                       Greg Rehme YYYNYYY
greyhawk@gil.com.au                                        ALAN BRYANT YYYYYYY
grichmon@localnet.com                                  George Richmond YYYYYYY
gself@snlnet.com                                             Glen Self YYYYYYY
gsteiner@cyberenet.net                                    Gary Steiner NNNNNNN
gwilson@telebyte.net                                       Gary Wilson YYYYYYY
halamick@earthlink.net                                       Hal Amick YYYYYYY
halliday@thenet.co.uk                                    John Halliday YYYYYYY
halvey@crest.DIALix.oz.au                            David L Halverson YYYYYYY
hannasch@ameslab.gov                                Kay Lampe Hannasch YYYYYYY
hansenho@dircon.co.uk                              Christian P. Hansen YYYYYYY
hardy@shumway.rhein-neckar.de                        Hartwig Kuehbauch YYYYYYY
harth@rz.uni-frankfurt.de                              Alexander Harth YYYYYYY
hboyden@pacbell.net                                       Helen Boyden NNNNNNN
hclark@flash.net                                            Herb Clark YYYYYYY
Heinz.Bredthauer@harz.shnet.org                       Heinz Bredthauer -YY--YY
heldenlo@cyberus.ca                                         Denny Lowe YYYYYYY
herbert.r@xtra.co.nz                                   Richard Herbert Y--YY-Y
herrickd@inwave.com                                      Linda Herrick --YY-Y-
hescha@uni-paderborn.de                               Heike Schalldach NNYYN-Y
Hesione@msn.com                                           Sara M White Y---Y--
hfung@lerami.lerctr.org                                     Henry Fung YYYYYYY
hh299@cleveland.Freenet.Edu                             Jim Baranovich ---Y-Y-
hodykes@recorder.ca                                       Hedley Dykes YYYYYYY
hreksten@erols.com                                      Harald Reksten YYYYYYY
IleneA@aol.com                                         Ilene A. Dailey YYYYYYY
info@gleasonresearch.com                                 Wanda Gleason NNNNNNN
isaacs@azstarnet.com                                    Bernice Isaacs YYYYYYY
isomme@astra.global.net.uk                            Iain Sommerville YY-YYYY
J.E.Heckels@soton.ac.uk                                   J.E. Heckels Y--YYYY
J.M.REES@cefas.co.uk                                 Jon Rees EG CEFAS YYYYYYY
jacobsg@U.Arizona.EDU                                 George M. Jacobs YYYYYYY
jaf@shore.net                                               Jim Fraser YYYYYYY
JAHOLTZHAMMER@msn.com                                      Jewell Dunn NYYNNNN
jamie@cs.sfu.ca                                          Jamie Andrews YYYYYYY
jan@avlmmi.demon.co.uk                                      JM Russell YYYYYYY
Jblue@interact.net.au                                        John Blue YYYYYYY
JCHBN@CUVMB.CC.COLUMBIA.EDU                              John Chandler YYYYYYY
jclement@m2.sprynet.com                                   John Clement YYYYYYY
jcmetz@vnet.net                                          Jason C. Metz YYYYYYY
JCosgr3490@aol.com                                        Jim Cosgrove YYYYYYY
jdfalk@unagi.cybernothing.org                                J.D. Falk YYYYYYY
jdurrant@dnet.co.uk                                       John Durrant YY-YYYY
JEDW1234@aol.com                                          JOAN EDWARDS Y--YYYY
jeff.buss@hwcn.org                                        Jeffrey Buss YYYYYYY
jem630@ds2.ncweb.com                                       Jane Mahlig YYY-Y--
Jemello@wn.com.au                                         John MELLORS YYYNYNY
jennyrt@halcyon.com                                       Jenny Tenlen YYYNYYY
jesp@intercable.net                              Jesus Eugenio Sanchez NNNYNYN
jfbrunnerend522@pol.net                                John F. Brunner YYYYYYY
jgillett@pacbell.net                                      Jean Gillett YYYYYYY
jgorman@execpc.com                                          Jim Gorman YY--Y--
jhthomas@sage.net                                          Jeff Thomas YYYYYYY
jj@netlink.co.nz                                     Jennifer Hardiman YYYYYYY
JJKenny_Houston_Texas@compuserve.com                James J. Kenny Jr. YYYYYYY
jkolth@mastnet.net                                 Jennifer Kolthammer YYYYYYY
jlb@magnet.com.au                                      John L. Brookes YYYYYYY
jmarsch@t2.net                                          John E. Marsch -YY----
jmcgarry@uoguelph.ca                                     James McGarry YYYYYYY
jmliitts@icaen.uiowa.edu                         John M. Liittschwager YYYYYYY
joanf@terrigal.net.au                                      Joan Fenton YYYYYNY
JoDenOy@compuserve.com                                   Denise Oyston Y---YY-
Joel.Ehrlich@salata.com                                   Joel Ehrlich YYYYYYY
john@meertech.demon.co.uk                                John Woodgate YYYYYYY
john@vetchfield.win-uk.net                                 John E Wynn YYYYYYY
johndek@maxinet.com                                     John De Kleine YYYYYYY
johnson@paston.co.uk                                     Keith Johnson YYYYYYY
joneill@injersey.com                              James F. O'Neill Jr. YYYYYYY
joycet@srm.blamac.com.au                                  Joyce Tomasi YYYYYYY
jpatter@epix.net                                         Joe Patterson YYYYYYY
jpc@drum.msfc.nasa.gov                                 J. Porter Clark YYYYYYY
jrnl@bytetype.co.uk                                          John Lowe YYYYYYY
jsherloc@freenet.columbus.oh.us                         James Sherlock YYYNYY-
judyweb@st.net.au                                         Judy Webster YYYYYYY
jweinman@bellsouth.net                                    Jan Weinmann YYYYYYY
jwhughes@olypen.com                               Juditha White Hughes YYYYYYY
kbarkes@direct.ca                                      H. Keith Barkes YY-Y-Y-
kdye@pobox.com                                               Kevin Dye YYYYYYY
kedler@cpcug.org                                            Karl Edler NNNYNNN
kehrer@nynexst.com                                        Harry Kehrer YYYYYYY
Keith.Eldridge@labsystems.com                      Keith Elmo Eldridge YYYYYYY
keith@krtaylor.demon.co.uk                                Keith Taylor Y---YY-
KFOURMAN@aol.com                                         keith foreman YY-YYYY
khildal@hardanger.hardangernett.no                         Knut Hildal YYYYYYY
khoward@mich.com                                         Kerry Howard  ---YYYY
kilpd@sk.sympatico.ca                                Dwight Kilpatrick YYYYYYY
klef@mlode.com                                         Kenneth Leffler NNYYN-Y
kmaxwe@zetnet.co.uk                                   Kathleen Maxwell YYYYYYY
kmayall@uwaterloo.ca                                                   YYYYYYY
kmcmusic@execpc.com                                       Kurt Cowling YYYYYYY
Knoonell@aol.com                                  Colleen Barton Davis YYYYYYY
kozisek@solve.net                                        Ellen Kozisek YYYYYYY
krall@dep.state.pa.us                                      Cathy Krall YYYYYYY
ksmy@ebtech.net                                                Ken SMY YY-YY-Y
kugill@mail.unixg.ubc.ca                                  Kuldeep Gill NNNNNNN
kurt.kastner@novadata.de                                  Kurt Kastner YYYYYYY
kymlicka@sk.sympatico.ca                              Stephen Kymlicka YYYYYYY
lakamp@inforoute.cgs.fr                                 Carsten Lkamp --YY-Y-
langillj@spectra.net                                      John Langill NNNNNNN
Lauren.M.Snellgrove@msfc.nasa.gov                    Lauren Snellgrove YYYYYYY
lcruz@cruzer.swb.de                                          Luis Cruz --YY--Y
ldrew@xmission.com                                            Lee Drew YYYYYYY
le@main.put.com                                          Louis Epstein YNYNYN-
leeconsult@tplex.com.au                                      David LEE YYY-YYY
legcjjk@_spaamtraap_lusta.latrobe.edu.au                    Jason King NNNNNNN
lindae@subjungle.com                                      Linda Emmele YYYYYYY
Lindolie@airmail.net                               Linda Jean Libician YYYYYYY
Lisbeth.Andersson@xt.etx.ericsson.se                 Lisbeth Andersson YY-Y-YY
list-votes@dream.hb.north.de                          Martin Schroder  --Y--Y-
ljlucas@uswest.com                                          Lori Lucas NNNNNNN
loganv@earthlink.net                                    Logan VanLeigh YYYYYYY
LRuffin@macs.net                                           Lucy Ruffin YY-YYYY
lt0168@epix.net                                         Larry Thompson NNNNNNN
lucevic@nbnet.nb.ca                                        Victor Luce YYYYYYY
lyn@faraday.dialix.com.au                                 Lynette Nunn YYYYYYY
M.Biddiscombe@ucl.ac.uk                             Martin Biddiscombe YYYYYYY
mac1138@erols.com                                     Timothy MacLaine YYYYYYY
madscot@mnsinc.com                                           Roy Tandy YY-YYYY
malcolm.austen@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk          Malcolm Austen YNYYYYN
marcie+@andrew.cmu.edu                               Marcie A. Wallace YYYYYYY
marquez@pacbell.net                                      Aaron Marquez NNNNNNN
martink@odyssee.net                              Martin van Kuilenburg YYYYYYY
marylou1@flash.net                                    Mary lou Lisenbe NNNNNNN
masters@mail.deltanet.com                           Nacho Gorp Masters YYY-YNY
mayswl@mosquito.com                                    William L. Mays YYYYYYY
MBoehm@swri.edu                                        Marvin H. Boehm YYYYYYY
mcdonaldg@smtp.gc.ca                                     Gary McDonald YYYYYYY
mcgourin@ix.netcom.com                                    Tom McGourin YY-YYYY
mclellan@ll.mit.edu                                    Sandra McLellan NNNNNNN
mcrocker@thyme.uvm.edu                                  Marcie Crocker YY--YYY
mdodd@frayston.demon.co.uk                                   Mark Dodd YYYYYYY
megs@b130.aone.net.au                                       Carol Hess YYYYYYY
Mervyn@demon.co.uk                                       Mervyn Thomas Y--YYYY
metaquest@mms.net                                Samuel Robert Shi III NNNNNNN
mfisher@ozemail.com.au                                  Michael Fisher YYYYYYY
michael@caliver.demon.co.uk                             Michael Holman YY--Y-Y
mike.kay@postoffice.worldnet.att.net                  Michael Johnston YYYYYYY
mikeyphi@flier.u-net.com                  Christopher Michael Phillips YYYYYYY
mikko.uusitalo@dlc.fi                                   Mikko Uusitalo YYYYYYY
mishekcj@skypoint.com                                   Charles Mishek YYYNYYY
Miss@qldnet.com.au                                           m ainslie YYYYYYY
mjgraham@gis.net                                            Joe Graham YYYYYYY
mjolson@prairienet.org                               Margaret J. Olson YYYYYYY
mkelly@cyberbeach.net                                    Mary A. Kelly YY-YYYY
mkyritsi@hol.gr                                  Mary Stewart Kyritsis YYYYYYY
Mlfuller@aol.com                                         Mary L Fuller YYYYYYY
mmorters@acay.com.au                                  Margaret Morters YYYYYYY
mog@paston.co.uk                                         JOHN E MORGAN NNNYNYY
mold@awinc.com                                             Mary A. Old YYYYYYY
moodyr@erols.com                                             Bob Moody YYYYYYY
moravia@doitnow.com                                   Robert L. George -YYYYYY
mquinn3@juno.com                                      Matthew J. Quinn YYYYYYY
mrf@sentex.net                                       Michael R Foskett YY-YYYY
mrtree@somtel.com                                          Jim Stewart YYYNYNY
msg_b@uky.campus.mci.net                                  Larry Bowers YYYNYNY
msoysal@mistik.express.net                         Mustafa Soysal MS57 NNNNNNN
mybeer@ibm.net                                           Paula Sherrin YYY-Y-Y
naddy@mips.rhein-neckar.de                        Christian Weisgerber YYYYYYY
nancymiller@mindspring.com                                Nancy Miller YYYYYYY
natalie@col.hp.com                                      Natalie Ramsey NNNNNNN
neil@melb.alexia.net.au                                  Neil Simmonds YYYYYYY
neun@mds.lmco.com                                        Jan Erik Neun YYYYYYY
nickle@calfp.co.uk                                         Nick Leaton YYYYNYY
Nigel@a6law.demon.co.uk                        Nigel Sheringham Barker YYYYYYY
nigel@ashton.demon.co.uk                                  Nigel Ashton YYYYYYY
olav@viking.mv.com                                     Olav Nieuwejaar YYYYYYY
olson@minn.teradyne.com                              Rose Kueber Olson YYYYYYY
oneill@bis.net.au                                       Sharon O'Neill Y-Y-Y--
Pamela.Coleman@btinternet.com                           Pamela Coleman Y------
patbauer@juno.com                                 Patricia McKee Bauer Y-YYY-Y
patdaley@ttlc.net                                     Patricia Bennett YYYYYYY
patl@lcs.mit.edu                                   Patrick J. LoPresti NNNNNNN
paul.hensman@stockholm.mail.postnet.se                    Paul Hensman YYYYYYY
paxil@inorth.on.ca                                      Trevor Tymchuk YYYYYYY
pb10003@cus.cam.ac.uk                                   Paul Bolchover YYYYYYY
pbonnar@trib.com                                          PENNY BONNAR YYYYYYY
Pendragon2@RocketMail.com                                  Jon Schultz YYYYYYY
pentland@oanet.com                                        Fred Birkley YY-YYYY
pete@meads.demon.co.uk                                     Pete Finlay YY-YYYY
Peter@macka.demon.co.uk                                   Peter Mackay YYYYYYY
pfkrings@euregio.net                                Philippe F. KRINGS YYYYYYY
phannon@harare.iafrica.com                                  Pat Hannon YYYYYYY
pheski@gwi.net                                    Peter H. Elias, M.D. YYYY-YY
Phil.Boswell@news.codd-date.co.uk                         Phil Boswell Y--Y-Y-
Philippe_HOUDRY@compuserve.com                         HOUDRY Philippe ---Y---
phthor@pahrump.com                                       Paul Thorsted YYYYYYY
pimentel@roots.ultranet.com                              John Pimentel -------
pm@pmagnall.demon.co.uk                                      P.Magnall YYYYYYY
pphilli@tpgi.com.au                                     Peter PHILLIPS YYYYYYY
PresGrap@aol.com                                         Linda Preston YYYYYYY
r1sty@erols.com                                            Carol LaRue --Y----
rakow@ifh.de                                               Paul Rakow  -YYY-YY
rawood@georgian.net                                     Robert A. Wood YYYYYYY
RayNicklas@aol.com                                         Ray Nicklas YYYYYYY
rbeckwth@dove.net.au                                   Robert Beckwith Y-YYYYY
rbull@facstaff.wisc.edu                                    Brian Bauer YYYYYYY
rcoote@direct.ca                                             Rod Coote YYYYYYY
rdraper@enterprise.net                                     Roma Draper YYYYYYY
redtek@juno.com                                      Daniel A. Rathbun YYYYYYY
REHCATS@pclink.com                                    R. E. Hammerlind YYYYYNY
rfbarnes@carib-link.net                           Roger Francis Barnes YYYYYYY
rgombert@hotmail.com                                   Richard Gombert YYYYYYY
rhorgan@ois.com.au                                        Roger Horgan YYYYYYY
ric.sorrell@worldnet.att.net                           Richard Sorrell YYYYYYY
richard@ilson.demon.co.uk                               Richard Rogers YYYYYYY
richardoliver@medusa.es                                 Richard Oliver YYYYYYY
rick@bcm.tmc.edu                                        Richard Miller YYYYYYY
rickb794@best.com                                         Rick Begeman YYYYYYY
rjs@easynet.on.ca                                         Pamela Smith YYYYYYY
rklear@dc.infi.net                                         Randy Klear YYYYYYY
RLampenshf@aol.com                                  Ralph Lampenscherf Y-YY-YY
rmc@mailpc.brs.gov.au                                       Rob Cannon YYYYYYY
rneil@mail.wincom.net                                      Robert Neil YYYYYYY
rob@tabithatwo.demon.co.uk                                    Rob Tims YYYYYYY
Robert@global.wn.planet.gen.nz                          Robert Nippert Y-YY---
robertb@iea.com                                          Bob Blanchard NNNNNNN
ROBWID@worldnet.att.net                                 Robert Widmann --Y----
rod@neep.demon.co.uk                                          Rod Neep YYYYYYY
rogerj@hba.trumpet.com.au                                 Roger Joseph YYYYYYY
roncox@CAM.ORG                                              Ronald Cox YYYYYYY
rondouc@duke.usask.ca                                     Ron Doucette YYYYYYY
rone@best.net                                            Ron Echeverri YYYYYYY
rosmanha@pinkinc.com                                      H. A. Rosman YYYYYNY
rot1@ms1.kssg.ch                                        Wolf Seelentag YYYYYYY
rrollins@bconnex.net                                   Richard Rollins YY--Y--
rsanford@netcore.ca                                  Robert D. Sanford YYYYYYY
rsmltzr@acsworld.net                                  Ruth B. Smeltzer YNYYNYY
rthorne@ebtech.net                                     ROBERT THORNE:  ----Y--
rudinskn@ucs.orst.edu                             Norma Leigh Rudinsky YYYYYYY
russ@azstarnet.com                                      Russell Elwell YYYYYYY
RVDUBEL@msn.com                                              Bob Dubel NNYNNNN
rwurth@att.com                                             R. T. Wurth ---N-N-
ry32@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de                              Christian Vieser YYYYYYY
sabre@bright.net                                         Helen Roberts YYYYYYY
sarac@mit.edu                                           Sara C Pickett YYYYYYY
satterth@crl.com                                    Ruth Satterthwaite YYYYYYY
schueller@ssu.southwest.msus.edu                       Rhoda Schueller YYYYYYY
Scott.Dickson@East.Sun.COM                               Scott Dickson YYYYYYY
shap.wolf@asu.edu                                         Shapard Wolf YYYYYYY
shaunta@u.washington.edu                                 Shaunta Knibb NYNNNNY
ShifAnne@aol.com                                      Anne L. Shifflet --YY-YY
sjuniper@istar.ca                                       Sandra Johnson YYYYYYY
Smith_RH@alpha1.curtin.edu.au                      Richard Henry SMITH YYYYYYY
snapper@bigfoot.com                                       Keith Walter YYYNYNY
snelson@loop.com                                          Gary Snelson YYYYYYY
sobek@irit.fr                                       Dr. Ralph P. Sobek YYYYYYY
spark@xtra.co.nz                                           Stuart Park YYYYYYY
srkleine@hardin.com                                       Steve Kleine YYY-YY-
staib@noodle.med.yale.edu                                  Larry Staib YYYYYYY
stainles@bga.com                                          Dwight Brown NNNNNNN
stephen@moseling.demon.co.uk                      Stephen T.Moseling>  YYYYYYY
steve@elsw.demon.co.uk                                 Steve Elsworthy YNNNNNN
stnspu@barnet.ac.uk                                      Neil Spurgeon YYYYYYY
stuart.cresswell@zetnet.co.uk                         STUART CRESSWELL YYYYYYY
Stuart.Perryman@dlr.de                                 Stuart Perryman YYYYYYY
stuart@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz                           Stuart A Yeates YYYYYYY
stuknbrg@gis.net                                    Richard Stukenborg --Y----
susan@ashton.demon.co.uk                                  Susan Ashton YYYYYYY
sutors@pom-emh1.army.mil                                 Stephen Sutor --YY-YY
swaspe@masterfile.com                                     Stacey Waspe YYYYYYY
swilson@jcccnet.johnco.cc.ks.us                       Steven J. Wilson YYYYYYY
T.Bowden@Queens-Belfast.AC.UK                              Tony Bowden NNNNNNN
taf2@po.cwru.edu                                      Todd A. Farmerie -------
TazWing@worldnet.att.net                                  Deborah Rice YYYYYYY
teetime@earthlink.net                                      Lucy Naphin YY--Y-Y
tel_cat@SHSU.edu                                          Cathy Taylor YYYYYYY
tewapack@rt66.com                                            Ron Smith YYYYYYY
tfj@apusapus.demon.co.uk                                Trevor jenkins N---N--
thamson@MTS.Net                                            Vera Hamson YYYYYYY
the.man@mcb.net                                           Dollin Kelly Y-YYYYY
tim@southfrm.demon.co.uk                               Tim Powys-Lybbe YYYYYYY
tkwickenden@lineone.net                                Terry Wickenden YYYYYYY
tlundy@plix.com                                            TRUDY LUNDY YYYYYYY
tomp@st.net.au                                             Tom Perrett NNNNNNN
Tonytulk@aol.com                                      tonytulk@aol.com YY-YYYY
triske@io.com                                           James J. Lewis YYYYYYY
trormond@utah.uswest.net                               Tyran R. Ormond YYYYYYY
tutu13@gte.net                                      Norma Mastenbrook  YYYYYYY
Twjohnston@aol.com                                     Thomas Johnston NNNNNNN
u01rhsg@abdn.ac.uk                                         Rachel Gill YYYYYYY
uerd@oasys.dt.navy.mil                                   John R Krezel YYYYYYY
ugeiser@xnet.com                                            Urs Geiser YYYYYYY
ULLA@worldnet.att.net                                    Ursula Thorne YYYYYYY
user@potsie.softnet.co.uk                                  Marion Lowe YYYYYYY
vicki.barrett@adl.clw.csiro.au                           Vicki Barrett YYYYYYY
virginia@oncology.uthscsa.edu                         Virginia Boucher YYYYYYY
volz@epix.net                                                 Joe Volz YYYYYYY
wakelyn@pinn.net                                         N. T. Wakelyn ---N-N-
wiesner@facbus.business.mcmaster.ca                   Willi H. Wiesner YYYYYYY
willem@dubelaar.com                                    Willem Dubelaar --YY-Y-
wolfman@one.net                                             Jerry Wear NYYNNNY
wpommenville@ids.net                               William Pommenville YYYYYYY
wraines@vir.idx.com.au                                   Warren Raines Y--YYY-
wstur@flash.net                                       WAYNE STURDEVANT YYYYYYY
XENON@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU                             David Boucher NNNNNNN
zed@cjnetworks.com                                         Ned Fleming YYYYYYY
zot@ampersand.com                                          Mark Atwood YYYYYYY


Votes in error
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
angel5fan@aol.com                                                    Angel5fan
   ! No ballot
GailBeal@better.net                                                   GailBeal
   ! No vote statement in message
gbashaw@seark.net                                                  Glen Bashaw
   ! No vote statement in message
greenbrown@aol.com                                                  Greenbrown
   ! No ballot
grel@ix.netcom.com                                               E. Grant Pike
   ! No ballot
hiltonrj@global.co.za                                              Dick Hilton
   ! No ballot
inaellis@abcs.com                                                  Ina Trabant
   ! No vote statement in message
Janfortado@aol.com
   ! No ballot
joybob@erols.com                                                  J & B Stefan
   ! No ballot
noelellen@aol.com                                                    Noelellen
   ! No ballot
patchellcj@aol.com                                                  PATCHELLCJ
   ! No ballot
RKOS@computerm.com
   ! No ballot
rwarrens@rwarrens.seanet.com                                    Robert Smerrat
   ! No ballot
searcher@micron.net                                                   Searcher
   ! No ballot
sherema@vax2.concordia.ca                                   MARGARET SHEREMATA
   ! No ballot
w1792@nareg.gregory.oz.au                                                Trish
   ! No ballot
wmunsil@aztec.asu.edu                                         WILLIAM W MUNSIL
   ! No ballot
 
USENET FACT: Lurker
A person who reads/browses newsgroups but does not actively post.