I actually hadn&#39;t thought of &quot;tree-merging&quot; as a hobby. Do you think Samford should consider funding a course for that?  : )<div><br></div><div><div>Rondina<br>_______________________<br>Rondina P. Muncy<br>Ancestral Analysis<br>

4008 Linden Avenue<br>Fort Worth, Texas 76107<br>682.224.6584<br><a href="mailto:rondina.muncy@gmail.com" target="_blank">rondina.muncy@gmail.com</a><br><a href="http://www.ancestralanalysis.com" target="_blank">www.ancestralanalysis.com</a><br>


<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 1:04 PM,  <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:eshown@comcast.net">eshown@comcast.net</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">

<div lang="EN-US" link="blue" vlink="purple"><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue">I’m trying to see humor in this. Maybe you will, too.</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Wingdings;color:blue"><span>J</span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue">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. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue">Since then, every few few days, a “Shown Family Newsletter” comes into my box “alerting” me to his additions.<span>  </span>Here’s the first gem today:</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue">“<a href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FGene-Daniell-4%2F6000000001171611022" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:none">[name</span></a> deleted by esm</span><span>] added his 16th great grandmother&#39;s husband&#39;s second great aunt&#39;s husband&#39;s grandmother&#39;s husband&#39;s niece&#39;s husband&#39;s 19th great grandson&#39;s wife&#39;s sister </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue">[name deleted again]</span><span> and <span><span><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">4 others</span></span></span><span>, <a href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Tarwid%2F6000000010687671102" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">NN Tarwid</span></a>, <a href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Kondrodski%2F6000000010687771469" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">NN Kondrodski</span></a>, <a href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Kondrodski%2F6000000010687928244" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">NN Kondrodski</span></a> and his 16th great grandmother&#39;s husband&#39;s second great aunt&#39;s husband&#39;s grandmother&#39;s husband&#39;s niece&#39;s husband&#39;s 20th great grandson&#39;s wife <a href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FElise-Ashworth%2F6000000010687961214" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">Elise Ashworth</span></a><span><span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:windowtext;text-decoration:none"> « less</span></span></span></span> to the tree”</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue">Wow!<span>  </span>Can anybody chart that in 5 minutes or less?</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">

<span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue">Elizabeth</span></p><div style="border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in">

<p class="MsoNormal" style="border:none;padding:0in"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p></div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue">Elizabeth Shown Mills, </span><span style="font-size:8.0pt;color:blue">CG, CGL, FASG</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"><br>

Tennessee</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:blue"> </span></p></div></div></blockquote></div><br></div></div>