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December 07, 2009

To NCGenWeb CCs

An open letter to the NCGenWeb CCs:

It has come to my attention that giving personal contact information (home address) to NCGenWeb leadership is being discussed. You will soon be asked to vote on whether of not you should be required to provide that information to NCGenWeb leadership. I have some NCGenWeb history to share with you.

When Derick Hartshorn was NCGenWeb State Coordinator, he used personal contact information to conduct vendettas against NCGenWeb CC. This consisted of libel, harassment, threats and intimidation. Not only did he use RootsWeb lists, he also used his NCGenWeb genealogy site to construct a hate website against the CCs containing libel, harassment, threats and intimidation. Derick even had someone drive by one ot the CCs home and take a picture of it, using it as "I know where you live" intimidation.

The vendetta was so severe that when RootsWeb found out they ordered Derick to never again mention the names of the CC on any RootsWeb list or website, nor even allude to the CCs, or he would be barred from accessing any RootsWeb service. This led to an Advisory Board member making a motion to declare Derick an Member Not In Good Standing. Later, Derick resignes as SC. That motion is located here.

Former NCGenWeb ASC Nola Duffy has also used NCGenWeb CCs personal contact information to conduct vendettas of libel, harassment, and intimidation against NCGenWeb CCs. Nola has used NCGenWeb CCs personal contact information to conduct investigations of the CCs to find out who their parents, siblings and friends were, and even to locate medical history information.

Just a Nola had no second thoughts about incorporating NCGenWeb behind the backs of the bast majority of the NCGenWeb CC, Nola had no qualms about admitting her harassment of the CCs via misusing their personal contact information. On a public non-USGenWeb list Nola admitted that one of her reasons for being in the USGenWeb was to harass a former NCGenWeb CC with the intent of causing the CC mental duress, knowing that the CC was mentally disabled.

Quoting Nola's message: "I plead guilty to those statements that are my direct quotes and as for saying I would intentionally cause your [the CC] emotional duress, it was part of a private message...."

NCGenWeb leadership has an established history of not being trustworthy with the CCs personal contact information. NCGenWeb leadership does not want you to know the true reason for gathering personal contact information - to investigate your identity.

NCGenWeb and the USGenWeb have many fine sites and honest CCs. I look forward to when the CCs take matters into their own hands and help stomp out the corruption. Then I will have nothing to write about!

Comments on this issue can be made on the Blog with or without using your name, but are held for approval. If you request so, comments to me can be re-posted on the Blog without using your name. Please be aware that using your real name in exercising your right of free speech may result in harassment of yourself by the corrupt.

We look forward to reading Derick and Nola's replies posted on your Discuss list. Note the rambling, not always coherent triad' with mention of magical CCs in the USGenWeb for 14 years with the purpose of destroying the NCGenWeb; and how Derick and Nola personally saved NCGenWeb from the evil ones. If you believe them, I have a bridge for sale which you would be interested in buying.

Mary White
Stalking the Truth About the USGenWeb
Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Way


Mary White said...

I have received two comments so far. The first from Derick Hartshorn who believes Daryl Lytton doesn't have the "kahunas" to address the NCGenWeb CCs himself, and therefore Mary White must be Daryl.

In one paragraph Derick states in reference to my Blog post, "Daryl's characterizations of me are figments of his fertile and unbalanced imagination." Yet in the next paragraph admits, "Some statements made in the below
letter [blog post] were known between Daryl and myself...."

Always good at putting his foot in his mouth, if the statements were imaginary how could they be known to exist in reality?

The second comment is from the NCGenWeb-Discuss list. Derick accuses Daryl of lacking "kahunas" and then attacks Daryl on the list, knowing that Daryl is not subscribed to that list. It must indeed take "kahunas" to make personal attacks on a list the attacked can't reply to.

Derick hasn't changed much since the January, 2003 motion made by an USGenWeb Advisory Board member to declard Derick an Member Not In Good Standing. One of the reasons was because Derick harassed CCs on lists the CCs were not subscribed to. As it reads in the mothin, "his slander of Project CC's on those lists, most of which the CC's were not subscribed and ... and no form of defense against his actions."

Anonymous said...

It's almost hard to believe that in this day & age of ME ME ME, there is someone like you who actually cares enough about others to stick your neck out for them.

Charles Barnum said...

The response from Mr. H. is typical of the slime that flows from some leaders in NCGenWeb. Nola has been screaming ALIAS! ALIAS! for years. The same goes for Mr. H.
When that ALIAS! claim fails to impress anyone they resort to claiming that if they are not the same people using differnt names, then they are being controlled by the others. The sad part is, CCs are being kicked out and leaving on their own, making USGenWebs's general membership shrink to a small core of volunteers. The reputation of USGenWeb has generated a smell that few potential volunteers care to endure.

Daryl Lytton said...

Mary ... sorry, I didn't know that you had already sent your post to the CCs, before I sent them a copy.


Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Nola is threatening (again)to sue in a court of law various people if they do not obey her and remove all references to her and NCGenWeb and USGenWeb from the Internet.

Richard said...

The one thing that the USGenweb and NCGenweb dont realize is that they are becoming irrelevant. For 20 bucks you can search Ancestry, Footnote, etc. If you can afford the computer you can pay the fee. The emphasis should be on building a communtity of genealogists using social media, etc. Partnering with local historical societies, archives, universities, etc. Computer space is cheap and many of us know how to maintain servers, etc. An organization who is only worried about silly bylaws has lost its way and will not contribute anything meaningful to genealogy in the long run. These organizations must be full of angry old people with too much time on their hands.