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May 22, 2011

Beat Goes On

"The beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain"

Since Sherri Bradley, USGenWeb National Coordianator, posted the below message to a public USGenWeb list with the charges against Daryl as statements of facts, we have done some investigating into the matters.

With that posting to Board, the USGenWeb Advisory Board list for official USGenWeb business, Sherri has turned the issue and the charges against Daryl into matters of organizational business. In accordance with Sturgis (the AB's rule book) we will expect full public disclose of the hearing against Daryl, including the testimony. (Sturgis, "Failure or refusal to disclose matters of organizational business, are grounds for removal from office.")

The message Daryl received from Sherri containing the charges against him is signed "For the USGenWeb Advisory Board." It has been brought to our attention that Daryl, being the gentleman he is, has sent the AB a message offering each member of the AB the chance to absolve them selves of any or all of the charges made against him. There has been no response so far, but it is Sunday and we suspect the members of the AB are attending church seeking forgiveness for their sins.

Our research shows Sturgis requires the AB to have the authority to hold a disciplinary hearing for each of the charges, and proof of the charges against Daryl has to be established before he was notified of the hearing and the charges. When asked for comments we were disappointed Daryl's only reply was, "You are correct."

We have also been informed by a member of the AB that Daryl said he will have an attorney assisting him. Rumor is it's an Assistant D.A.

Mary White

> [Original Message]
> From: Sherri
> To:
> Date: 5/19/2011 6:32:40 PM
> Subject: [BOARD] Disciplinary Hearing Being
> Convened - Daryl Lytton
> For the record, a disciplinary hearing is being
> convened to hear the following charges:
> A disciplinary hearing is being convened with the
> following as the charges:
> 1) Mr. Lytton has violated the USGenWeb Grievance
> Procedures by publishing both redacted and unredacted
> versions of confidential emails exchanged during the
> grievance process. He has also published on mailing
> lists confidential information regarding issues,
> decisions, and the identities of participants in the
> grievance process. His breaches of confidentiality
> are in violation of the Grievance Procedures, Section
> E. (
> 2) Since the establishment of the Grievance Committee
> in August 2007, Mr. Lytton has filed multiple
> grievances with the Committee and Appeals to the
> Advisory Board regarding his dismissal as Coordinator
> of OHGenWeb Adams County in December 2005. These
> grievances ask the Committee to retroactively apply
> Bylaw Amendment XIV.E. which made their decisions
> binding, to the non-binding recommendations of the
> Advisory Board rendered in January 2006. His refusal
> to accept the decisions to reject these subsequent
> grievances and appeals as invalid and punitive to
> the current SC and CC who were not parties to the
> original grievance, is a violation of both the
> spirit and the letter of the law.
> 3) Mr. Lytton promotes the demise of the USGenWeb
> Project and maligns the Project and its members on
> public websites, causing internal dissension and
> the discouragement of genealogical researchers. These
> actions are in violation of the fundamental principle
> of the organization, i.e. to provide and promote free
> genealogical sites and resources to the general
> public and violates Section II and Section IV,
> Subsection A of the Bylaws; and the adopted
> parliamentary authority (Sturgis), authorized by
> Section XV of the Bylaws
> (
> 4) Since 15 May 2003, Mr. Lytton has defrauded the
> genealogical community the USGenWeb Project was
> created to serve, by soliciting financial
> contributions via PayPal to,
> Inc. while falsely claiming it is a "nonprofit public
> benefit corporation" (a public charity). Such
> solicitation is in violation of Nevada Revised
> Statute NRS 598.1305, prohibited deceptive trade
> practices, where Mr. Lytton currently resides, and
> the California Corporation Code, where he registered
> the corporation.
> 5) Mr. Lytton represented himself as a spokesperson
> for the USGenWeb Project and implied his personal
> project,, was an officially
> endorsed USGenWeb project in a promotional
> announcement to Dick Eastman. Mr. Lytton was not,
> nor ever has been, an elected or appointed
> spokesperson, nor was his personal project an
> official or sanctioned project of USGenWeb
> (
> 6) Mr. Lytton displays the USGenWeb logo on his
> personal project USGenWeb-Search.Us without
> permission, in violation of the USGenWeb Standard
> Rules, Section IV. Permission to Use a USGenWeb Logo.
> (
> 7) Mr. Lytton has used false names (aliases) on
> multiple occasions to represent himself as someone
> else in order to gain access to State projects where
> he had been removed or rejected for membership.
> 8) Mr. Lytton harasses individual members of the
> USGenWeb Project and duly elected representatives to
> the Advisory Board, makes libelous statements
> targeted at individual members, and threatens law
> suits against members and the USGenWeb organization,
> by private mail and on USGenWeb mail lists, causing
> a hostile working environment for USGenWeb project
> volunteers.
> Mr. Lytton maintains the following USGenWeb Project
> sites:
> LaPlata County COGenWeb; COGenWeb Assistant
> State Coordinator
> Derby City (CTGenWeb, New Haven County)
> Hawaii County HIGenWeb
> KSGenweb
> Larry Flesher will chair the hearing. A private mail
> list will be set up for the hearing; more information
> will be forthcoming.
> Sherri Bradley
> National Coordinator
> USGenWeb Project