Mailing List:1999-10-22 01, WRG History, by Tim Doyle

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From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle -at- just.doit.com> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] WRG History Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 13:24:30 -0500 I thought it might be worthwhile to add a short history of our group to our description on our website. Listed below is an outline of what I have been able to piece together, but since I am a latecomer to the group, I would appreciate any corrections or additions that any of you long-timers might have to offer. Thanks! ca. 12/95 Jeanne Muse posts ELI.GED to aol.com, prompting many other Whitney researchers to contact her. These individuals form the original group under Jeanne's organization. Jeanne sent out a weekly newsletter and instructed each member to add or remove members from the list as needed. 12/95 to 5/96 No messages from the group survive. If anyone has these archived, PLEASE let me know! 6/96 Robert Ward joins the group. It is from his files that the earliest known messages are recovered (6/96 to 12/96). 10/13/96 The list, previously hand edited by each and every member on their own machines, is moved to a true mailing list. Its new address is WHITNEY -at- rmgate.pop.indiana.edu. The list consists of about 80 subscribers and is maintained by Michael Whitney. 10/21/96 The list has grown to 87 subscribers. 10/24/96 The abbreviation 'WRG' (and hence the name Whitney Research Group) is first used. Previously it had been called the "Whitney Family Discussion List" as well as other such names. 11/21/96 The group's Vital Records Project is begun with a tremendous amount of the work being completed by Peg Sanborn. 12/5/96 Robert Ward announces his Whitney related website. 1/97 to 9/97 No messages from the group survive. If anyone has these archived, PLEASE let me know! Sometime between 1/97 and 7/97 the list is moved to WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com. Does anyone have a more exact date? Also, what was the reason for the move? 9/97 I joined the group.  :-) 1/26/99 The Pierce Project is started 5/31/99 Our new website at www.whitneygen.org is announced. If anyone has copies of the missing messages, please let me know. Also, if you can think of any other project or milestone in the history of the group, please send me a note. Thanks! - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tim Doyle - tdoyle -at- doit.com WWW homepage: <a href="http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/">http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/</a> ftp directory: ftp.doit.com pub/tdoyle


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