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From: Stephen Hayes
To: All
Date: 2003-03-27 09:01:38
Subject: Surname Groups

* Forwarded (from: GEN_BRITAIN) by Stephen Hayes using timEd/2 1.10.y2k.
* Originally from Don Aitken (8:8/2002) to All.
* Original dated: Wed Mar 26, 19:50

From: Don Aitken <don-aitken{at}>

Every so often, someone asks about the long-dormant surname
newsgroups. They are:


The Big-8 admin group news.groups is asking about these as part of a
general review of dead and dormant groups. There is an offer from
Brian Edmonds (robomod-owner{at} to run robomoderation on his
system in Canada if wanted, and if co-moderators can be found. The
problem up to now has always been that Rootsweb is moderator of record
and that nothing (not even the deletion of the groups) can be done
without their agreement. It seems that that policy may be changing.

So what do people think should be done with them? Are they potentially
useful? Please feel free to spread this discussion to other relevant

Don Aitken
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