Friday, March 13, 2009

Usenet Newsgroups Provider Helps With Genealogy Research

Usenet Newsgroups Provider now provides access to an extensive collection of newsgroups related to the topic of genealogy, making genealogy research with Usenet easier. This allows researchers to take advantage of extensive research conducted by the newsgroup community going back to 1995.

Genealogy is the study of a family ’s lineage and ancestry. Genealogy covers everything from a family tree to when and how people lived almost a century ago. The word genealogy is derived from the Greek, and means the study of family history and descent. On Usenet, the objective of genealogical research is to identify ancestors and their family relationships. At a basic level, identifying and recording the family tree by determining such things as date and place of birth, names of parents, date and place of marriage, names of children, and date and place of death. also helps educate USENET users about newsgroups. The site provides a directory of topics and has collected thousands of pages of information about the newsgroups within the topics. When you click on a link, you can drill down deep into a topic until you eventually find the charter for the groups under that topic. A charter is the "set of rules and guidelines" which supposedly govern the users of that to read more

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