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<B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">From:</SPAN></B> Rondina Muncy &lt;rondina.muncy@gmail.com&gt;<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">To:</SPAN></B> eshown@comcast.net<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Cc:</SPAN></B> APGPublicList@apgen.org<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Sent:</SPAN></B> Thu, December 2, 2010 2:29:21 PM<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Subject:</SPAN></B> Re: [APG Public List] Geni, "breaking family news, " and a test of your skill as a genealogist<BR></FONT><BR>I actually hadn't thought of "tree-merging" as a hobby. Do you think Samford should consider funding a course for that? &nbsp;: ) 
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<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" rel=nofollow target=_blank ymailto="mailto:rondina.muncy@gmail.com">rondina.muncy@gmail.com</A><BR><A href="http://www.ancestralanalysis.com/" rel=nofollow 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" rel=nofollow target=_blank ymailto="mailto:eshown@comcast.net">eshown@comcast.net</A>&gt;</SPAN> wrote:<BR>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: blue; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">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>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: blue; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Since then, every few few days, a “Shown Family Newsletter” comes into my box “alerting” me to his additions.<SPAN>&nbsp; </SPAN>Here’s the first gem today:</SPAN></P>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: blue; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">“<A href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FGene-Daniell-4%2F6000000001171611022" rel=nofollow target=_blank><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none">[name</SPAN></A> deleted by esm</SPAN><SPAN>] 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="COLOR: blue; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">[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" rel=nofollow 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" rel=nofollow 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" rel=nofollow target=_blank><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 href="http://www.geni.com/c/74692b246ae3ee5bf3c6326ff6ddaba269fda988?u=%2Fpeople%2FElise-Ashworth%2F6000000010687961214" rel=nofollow target=_blank><SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext; TEXT-DECORATION: none">Elise Ashworth</SPAN></A><SPAN><SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: windowtext; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none"> « less</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN> to the
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: blue; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Wow!<SPAN>&nbsp; </SPAN>Can anybody chart that in 5 minutes or less?</SPAN></P>
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<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="COLOR: blue; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Elizabeth Shown Mills, </SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: blue; FONT-SIZE: 8pt">CG, CGL, FASG</SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: blue; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><BR>Tennessee</SPAN></P>
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