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Subject: [FAQ] Genealogy Meta FAQ - A Guide to the FAQs

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Archive-name: genealogy/meta-faq Posting-Frequency: 22nd of the month Last-Modified: 1999/07/05 URL: http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/meta-faq.html
Soc.genealogy.* - Meta FAQ Summary This is NOT a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions - with Answers). It is a META-FAQ i.e. a place to point you to the FAQs which may be of interest to Genealogists. This document is part of a regular series of postings which are sent to all appropriate groups and mailing lists. This particular document is posted on the 22nd of every month. The latest version of this document is available from the following locations * Via the WWW at the URL http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/meta-faq.html * Via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/meta-faq.txt If you have any comments or changes, or any suggestions for new topics to be included, or you would like to write a note for inclusion in the archive, then please contact John Woodgate, (john@woodgate.org) Contributions by: Warren Blatt, Pat Boren, L.M. Dyson, Margaret Olson, John Berteloot, Michael Emery, Yigal Rechtman, Craig Cockburn, Andrew Billinghurst, Tom Miller, LeeAnn Beer, William Addams Reitwiesner, Ronald Branscombe Changes For This Version (5th July 1999) Moved to a new server and revised the entries Copyright and Disclaimer Copyright (c) 1999 by John Woodgate. All rights reserved. This document may be freely redistributed in its entirety without modification provided that this copyright notice is not removed. It may not be sold for profit or incorporated in commercial documents without the prior written permission of the copyright holder. Permission is expressly granted for this document to be made available for file transfer from installations offering unrestricted anonymous file transfer on the Internet. This document is provided AS IS without any express or implied warranty. The author may be contacted at 50 Great Meadow Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 8DA, England. Contents 1. Basic newsgroup and mailing list "Netiquette" 2. The Soc.genealogy.britain FAQ 3. Advice For New Users 4. The Genealogy Meta-Faq - A Guide To FAQs 5. The soc.genealogy.misc FAQ 6. Posting to soc.genealogy.surnames 7. Commonly used place name abbreviations 8. Queries, good and bad 9. German surname queries 10. WWW for soc.genealogy.surnames / GENNAM-L archives 11. The soc.genealogy.marketplace FAQ 12. The soc.genealogy.jewish FAQ 13. The soc.genealogy.medieval FAQ 14. The soc.genealogy.african FAQ 15. The soc.genealogy.german FAQ 16. The soc.genealogy.australia+nz FAQ 17. Roots Surname List FAQ 18. Professional Researchers Part 1 - England & Wales 19. Professional Researchers Part 2 - Scotland 20. Professional Researchers Part 3 - Ireland 21. Professional Researchers Part 4 - Rest of the World 22. Professional Researchers Part 5 - General Services 23. Woodgate.org FAQ Archive Contents 24. soc.culture.scottish FAQ 25. alt.talk.royalty FAQ 1. Basic newsgroup and mailing list "Netiquette" Summary This is a regular posting which outlines the basic newsgroup and mailing list "Netiquette" which should be followed by anyone who wishes to post to the soc.genealogy.* hierarchy of newsgroups and mailing lists. When is it posted? The 1st of every month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + alt.genealogy + soc.genealogy.african + soc.genealogy.australia+nz + soc.genealogy.benelux + soc.genealogy.britain + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.german + soc.genealogy.hispanic + soc.genealogy.ireland + soc.genealogy.medieval + soc.genealogy.misc + soc.genealogy.nordic + soc.genealogy.slavic and to the following mailing lists + slovak-world Where is it archived? The FAQ is available at the following: + via WWW at the URL http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/netiquette.html + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/netiquette.txt 2. The Soc.genealogy.britain FAQ Summary A list of the most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers posted to and summarised from the soc.genalogy.britain newsgroup. When is it posted? It is posted on the 10th of every month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.britain Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via WWW at the URL http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/socgbrit.html + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/socgbrit.txt 3. Advice For New Users Summary This regular posting contains a list of pointers and suggestions to help somebody who is approaching the subject of Genealogy for the first time. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to the soc.genealogy.* newsgroup hierarchy. When is it posted? It is posted on the 15th of every month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + alt.genealogy + soc.genealogy.african + soc.genealogy.australia+nz + soc.genealogy.benelux + soc.genealogy.britain + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.german + soc.genealogy.hispanic + soc.genealogy.ireland + soc.genealogy.medieval + soc.genealogy.misc + soc.genealogy.nordic + soc.genealogy.slavic Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via WWW at the URL http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/new_user.html + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/new_user.txt 4. The Genealogy Meta-Faq - A Guide To FAQs Summary This is NOT a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions - with Answers). It is a META-FAQ i.e. a place to point you to the FAQs which might be of interest to Genealogists. When is it posted? It is posted on the 22nd of every month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + alt.answers + alt.genealogy + soc.genealogy.african + soc.genealogy.australia+nz + soc.genealogy.benelux + soc.genealogy.britain + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.german + soc.genealogy.hispanic + soc.genealogy.ireland + soc.genealogy.jewish + soc.genealogy.marketplace + soc.genealogy.medieval + soc.genealogy.misc + soc.genealogy.nordic + soc.genealogy.slavic + soc.genealogy.west.indies Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via WWW at the URL http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/meta-faq.html + via anonymous FTP from the following ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/meta-faq.txt 5. The soc.genealogy.misc Faq Summary This regular posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers about genealogy or Family History. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to the soc.genealogy.misc newsgroup or to the associated mailing list GENMSC-L. When is it posted? It is posted every 21 days. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + alt.genealogy + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.misc Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via WWW at the following URLs http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/socgmisc.html + via Anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/socgmisc.txt 6. Posting to soc.genealogy.surnames Summary Queries posted to the group use a standard format to make it easier to search the archives by WWW. This file describes the standard formats used for general surname queries and tiny tafels, and provides an introduction to the group. When is it posted? It is posted on the 28th of the month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.surnames Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/wc/wcmills/gen/ 7. Commonly used place name abbreviations Summary This FAQ describes abbreviations used in subject lines in soc.genealogy.surnames/GENMAL-L, and gives directions for retrieving the complete list. When is it posted? It is posted on the 28th of the month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.surnames Where is it archived? The FAQ is available at the following: + via anonymous FTP ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/wc/wcmills/gen. 8. Queries, good and bad Summary This is a collection of tips for better surname queries. When is it posted? It is posted on the 28th of the month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.surnames Where is it archived? The FAQ is available at the following: + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/wc/wcmills/gen. 9. German surname queries Summary This file describes conventions for representing German names in subject lines. It includes a list of abbreviations for various German states, with a cross-reference describing border changes in the 19th and 20th centuries. When is it posted? It is posted on the 28th of the month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.german + soc.genealogy.surnames Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/wc/wcmills/gen. 10. WWW for soc.genealogy.surnames / GENNAM-L archives Summary Details of the on-line access to the soc.genealogy.surnames archives. When is it posted? It is posted on the 28th of the month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.surnames Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/wc/wcmills/gen. 11. The soc.genealogy.marketplace FAQ Summary This regular posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers about the appropriate use of the marketplace newsgroups. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to soc.genealogy.marketplace. When is it posted? It is posted on the 26th of each month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.computing + soc.genealogy.marketplace Where is it archived? You can obtain the FAQ from the following: + via WWW at the URL http://www.prairienet.org/~mjolson/market.html 12. The soc.genealogy.jewish FAQ Summary This regular posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers about the appropriate use of the JewishGen newsgroup. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to soc.genealogy.jewish. When is it posted? It is posted on the 1st of every third month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroup + soc.genealogy.jewish Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via anonymous ftp from ftp://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.txt + via the WWW at the URL http://www.jewishgen.org/faqinfo.html 13. The soc.genealogy.medieval FAQ Summary This regular posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers about the appropriate use of the soc.genealogy.medieval newsgroup. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to soc.genealogy.medieval. When is it posted? It is posted on the 1st of every month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + alt.genealogy + soc.genealogy.medieval Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via WWW at the URL http://www.erols.com/wrei/faqs/medieval.html 14. The soc.genealogy.african FAQ Summary This regular posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers about the appropriate use of the soc.genealogy.african newsgroup. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to soc.genealogy.african newsgroup. When is it posted? The 1st Sunday of every month. Where is it posted? The pointer to the FAQ is posted only; the FAQ itself resides at the archive site. You will see the pointer in these newsgroups: + alt.genealogy + soc.genealogy.african + soc.genealogy.misc Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via WWW at the URL http://members.aol.com/memery/faq 15. The soc.genealogy.german FAQ Summary This posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers about the appropriate use of the soc.genealogy.german newsgroup. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to the soc.genealogy.german newsgroup. When is it posted? It is posted every 30 days. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.german Where is it archived? The FAQ is available from the following: + via WWW at the URLs + http://www.genealogy.com/gene/faqs/sgg.html + http://w3g.med.uni-giessen.de/gene/faqs/sgg.html + Via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.genealogy.com/genealogy/gene/faqs/sgg-faq 16. The soc.genealogy.australia+nz FAQ Summary This posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers about the appropriate use of the soc.genealogy.australia+nz newsgroup. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to the soc.genealogy.australia+nz newsgroup. When is it posted? It is posted on the 20th of each month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroup + soc.geanealogy.australia+nz Where is it archived? The FAQ is available on the WWW at the URL http://www.rootsweb.com/~billingh/genanz-l.htm. 17. The Roots Surname Listing FAQ Summary The FAQ is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions about the Roots Surname List (RSL). When is it posted? The FAQ is posted towards the middle of the month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + alt.genealogy + soc.genealogy.misc 18. Professional Researchers Part 1 - England & Wales Summary This FAQ provides a list professional researchers who may be able to help you in your genealogy quest. This is part one of a five part series and covers England & Wales When is it posted? 1st of each month Where is it posted? To the following newsgroup + soc.genealogy.marketplace Where is it archived? + via the WWW at the URLs http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts.html + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts.txt 19. Professional Researchers Part 2 - Scotland Summary This FAQ provides a list professional researchers who may be able to help you in your genealogy quest. This is part two of a five part series and covers Scotland When is it posted? 2nd of each month Where is it posted? To the following newsgroup + soc.genealogy.marketplace Where is it archived? + via the WWW at the URLs http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts2.html + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts2.txt 20. Professional Researchers Part 3 - Ireland Summary This FAQ provides a list professional researchers who may be able to help you in your genealogy quest. This is part three of a five part series and covers Ireland When is it posted? 3rd of each month Where is it posted? To the following newsgroup + soc.genealogy.marketplace Where is it archived? + via the WWW at the URLs http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts3.html + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts3.txt 21. Professional Researchers Part 4 - Rest of the World Summary This FAQ provides a list professional researchers who may be able to help you in your genealogy quest. This is part four of a five part series and covers the rest of the world When is it posted? 4th of each month Where is it posted? To the following newsgroup + soc.genealogy.marketplace Where is it archived? + via the WWW at the URLs http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts4.html + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts4.txt 22. Professional Researchers Part 5 - Standard Services Summary This FAQ provides a list professional researchers who may be able to help you in your genealogy quest. This is part five of a five part series and covers standard services When is it posted? 5th of each month Where is it posted? To the following newsgroup + soc.genealogy.marketplace Where is it archived? + via the WWW at the URLs http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts5.html + via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/adverts5.txt 23. Woodgate.org FAQ Archive Contents Summary Lists the documents and their revision dates for all the documents available at woodgate.org When is it posted? The list is posted in on the first of each month. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroups + soc.genealogy.britain + soc.genealogy.ireland Where is it archived? + via the WWW at the URL http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/archive.html + via the WWW at the URL ftp://ftp.woodgate.org/FAQs/archive.txt 24. soc.culture.scottish FAQ Summary Contains details on how to trace your Scottish ancestry as well as other items on Scottish culture. What is the URL? http://www.scot.demon.co.uk/scotfaq.html 25. alt.talk.royalty FAQ Summary For those people interested in matters of royalty and nobility. Where is it posted? To the following newsgroup + alt.talk.royalty Where is it archived? AT the URL http://users.uniserve.com/~canyon/atrfaq.htm ------------------------------------------------------------------------ www.woodgate.org/FAQs/Meta-FAQ.html / 5th July 1999 / webmaster