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

Dee Gibson-Roles wncgen at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 2 12:53:45 MST 2010


This takes the cake!  I thought our family was the worst with our cousin who 
finds someone she'd like to be related to and sticks them somewhere in our tree 
regardless of any kinship or not!
Dee




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From: Rondina Muncy <rondina.muncy at gmail.com>
To: eshown at comcast.net
Cc: APGPublicList at apgen.org
Sent: Thu, December 2, 2010 2:29:21 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Geni, "breaking family news, " and a test of your 
skill as a genealogist

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
> 
>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. 
>
> 
>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:
> 
>“[name 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, NN Kondrodski, NN 
>Kondrodski 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« less to the tree”
> 
>Wow!  Can anybody chart that in 5 minutes or less?
> 
>Elizabeth
> 
>Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
>Tennessee
> 
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