<html><head><style type="text/css"><!-- DIV {margin:0px;} --></style></head><body><div style="font-family:times new roman,new york,times,serif;font-size:14pt"><div>Elizabeth,<br><br>If I happen to be "J," I don't necessarily find this humorous but totally sad.&nbsp; My guess it that someone did the merge on the New Family Search and is an idiotic when it comes to understanding that research is supposed to be done first before anything is merged together.&nbsp; New Family Search is not working obviously!<br><br>I'm afraid that many LDS think wrongly that if they can make connections to deceased persons on New Family Search, that everything in there is correct.&nbsp; There is no concept of actually looking up records or verifying information.&nbsp; I personally don't know how to explain this to those who want a "quick family tree" whether they are LDS or not.&nbsp; The Internet, in a way, has spread the concept of being able to find anything quickly but
 whether it is correct or not is another story.<br><br>Much of the really old dates for genealogy come from the old Family Group Sheets that many LDS family organizations paid money to have researched.&nbsp; Sadly, many of the older genealogists made a good living from gullible LDS families interested in getting their temple work done.&nbsp; I don't have statistics on how many of these Family Group Sheets are fabricated, but I know the number is extremely high.&nbsp; Old Family Group Sheet information was then put into the Ancestral File by people not aware of all the mistakes, fraud, etc. in them and then after the Ancestral File became too fragile to handle more information, the Pedigree Resource File was created and now New Family Search.&nbsp; All contain the old garbage from almost 100 years ago.&nbsp; <br><br>Jeanette Daniels<br>Heritage Genealogical College<br></div><div style="font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; font-size:
 14pt;"><br><div style="font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; font-size: 12pt;"><font face="Tahoma" size="2"><hr size="1"><b><span style="font-weight: bold;">From:</span></b> "eshown@comcast.net" &lt;eshown@comcast.net&gt;<br><b><span style="font-weight: bold;">To:</span></b> APGPublicList@apgen.org<br><b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Sent:</span></b> Thu, December 2, 2010 12:04:01 PM<br><b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Subject:</span></b> [APG Public List] Geni, "breaking family news, " and a test of your skill as a genealogist<br></font><br> <title>&lt;SPAN id="misspell-7" class="mark" &gt;Geni&lt;/SPAN&gt; - &lt;SPAN id="misspell-8" class="mark" &gt;Everyone's&lt;/SPAN&gt; Related</title><style><!--    _filtered {font-family:Wingdings;panose-1:5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0;}  _filtered {font-family:"Cambria Math";panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;}  _filtered {font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}   p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal,
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 {}  _filtered {font-family:Symbol;} ol         {margin-bottom:0in;} ul         {margin-bottom:0in;} --></style><div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;">I’m trying to see humor in this. Maybe you will, too.</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Wingdings; color: blue;"><span style="">J</span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; 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: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;">Since then, every few few days, a “Shown Family Newsletter” comes into my box “alerting” me to his additions.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Here’s the first gem today:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;">“<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FGene-Daniell-4%2F6000000001171611022"><span style="text-decoration:
 none;">[name</span></a> deleted by esm</span><span style="">] 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 </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;">[name deleted again]</span><span style=""> and <span style=""><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">4 others</span></span></span><span style="display: none;">, <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Tarwid%2F6000000010687671102"><span style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">NN Tarwid</span></a>, <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Kondrodski%2F6000000010687771469"><span style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">NN
 Kondrodski</span></a>, <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FNN-Kondrodski%2F6000000010687928244"><span style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">NN Kondrodski</span></a> 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 <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FElise-Ashworth%2F6000000010687961214"><span style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">Elise Ashworth</span></a><span style=""><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;"> « less</span></span></span></span> to the tree”</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;">Wow!<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Can anybody chart that in 5 minutes or less?</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;">Elizabeth</span></p><div style="border-width: medium medium 1pt; border-style: none none solid; border-color: -moz-use-text-color -moz-use-text-color windowtext; padding: 0in 0in 1pt;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="border: medium none; padding: 0in;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p></div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;">Elizabeth Shown Mills, </span><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;">CG, CGL,
 FASG</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"><br>Tennessee</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: blue;"> &nbsp;</span></p></div></div></div> </div><br>







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