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From: "Todd A. Farmerie" <>
Subject: Re: Vikings and events that affect our everyday lives.
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 16:52:13 -0500
Tim Wafstet wrote:
> At 08:06 PM 11/1/96 +0000, you wrote:
> >Ah, what does the origin of chickens have to do with genealogy? Let's
> >not do this here.
> Sorry, Todd, but without historical background, all we have is names and
> dates. Stories like this makes our ancestors real people, so indirectly it
> has a lot to do with genealogy.
While historical background is of use in adding color to the lives of
people, USENET is divided into groups in which the discussion is
focussed on particular subjects. Thus if you want to discuss the
scandinavian origin of medieval chickens, there is a group,
soc.history.medieval, where such historical/cultural themes fall within
the focus of the group. Just about any discussion COULD be put in
s.g.med because it indirectly relates to medieval genealogy (as recently
demonstrated by the posting here of an account of the British
extermination of 18th century Tasmanians, and of an accusation regarding
an exchange of fantasy role-playing game software). The question is
where does it best fit the theme and charter of the group, and since
medieval genealogy deals with who is related to whom, and not who ate
what bird, the discussion of the origin of medieval domestic fowl better
belongs elsewhere. I am sure such a post in s.hist.med would generate
much more informative discussion, since the people who read and
contribute to that group do so because they have a direct interest,
rather than an indirect one, in such topics.
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