[APG Public List] Geni, "breaking family news, " and a test of your skill as a genealogist

Rondina Muncy rondina.muncy at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 12:29:21 MST 2010


I actually hadn't thought of "tree-merging" as a hobby. Do you think Samford
should consider funding a course for that?  : )

Rondina
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On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 1:04 PM, <eshown at comcast.net> wrote:

> I’m trying to see humor in this. Maybe you will, too.J
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> A genealogically inexperienced relative started a “Geni” tree for us last
> year, then accepted a “merge request” from someone who had a
> same-name/different-person ancestor on a peripheral branch of the tree
> (totally unrelated to Showns)—a merge request that she says she can’t undo,
> created by somebody who apparently has nothing to do but merge trees and add
> celebrity names.
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> Since then, every few few days, a “Shown Family Newsletter” comes into my
> box “alerting” me to his additions.  Here’s the first gem today:
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> “[name<http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FGene-Daniell-4%2F6000000001171611022>deleted by esm]
> added his 16th great grandmother's husband's second great aunt's husband's
> grandmother's husband's niece's husband's 19th great grandson's wife's
> sister [name deleted again] and 4 others, NN Tarwid<http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Tarwid%2F6000000010687671102>,
> NN Kondrodski<http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Kondrodski%2F6000000010687771469>,
> NN Kondrodski<http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Kondrodski%2F6000000010687928244>and his 16th great grandmother's husband's second great aunt's husband's
> grandmother's husband's niece's husband's 20th great grandson's wife Elise
> Ashworth<http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FElise-Ashworth%2F6000000010687961214>« lessto the tree”
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> Wow!  Can anybody chart that in 5 minutes or less?
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> Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
> Tennessee
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