Monday Recap for August 11, 2014

Posted August 11, 2014 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Kickstart your week with these great articles from around the web!

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  • myantonia

    I would like to know why it is that I am contacted by Geni with “Smart Matches” to people who are from my original research as if I didn’t know about them. My parents and their parents and siblings are all from my research. Before I posted them, not one person in my father’s family going back five generations had ever been posted. Much of this was taken from another site where a woman posted my entire family tree as it was at the time as her own work. Now Geni sends me my own family as matches as though I never heard of them. Perhaps I should be happy that my research is used without any credit but I am not. It was a lot of work. I don’t use Geni because my file is so very much too big for the site. Some people even list me with my married name which I never do as the privacy of my children is paramount to me. I have never listed myself as anything but Living (maiden name). I notice the owner of this company is in Israel and that there is not direct contact information so I don’t imagine he much cares about the privacy of the people whose money he is trying to get. I cannot contact those who are creating trees using myself and my family without paying. That appalls me. What ever happened to decency.

    • geniblog

      Hi, Smart Matches are matches for your Geni family tree in MyHeritage family trees so you can discover new ancestors and relatives, connect with other family tree owners, and reunite with long lost family members. Please note it is free to send messages to other Geni members.

      We take privacy very seriously. If you have found your information and would like it removed, please contact us directly at misconduct@geni.com .