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

Larry Boswell laboswell at rogers.com
Thu Dec 2 14:37:27 MST 2010


Sure, put the pedigree chart up on a dart board and blindfold yourself before throwing the dart.

I've a headache from just reading that!

Larry

On 2010-12-02, at 2:04 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 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 to the tree”
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> Wow!  Can anybody chart that in 5 minutes or less?
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> Elizabeth
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> Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
> Tennessee
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