Started by Private User on Thursday, January 19, 2012


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Private User
1/19/2012 at 2:55 PM

Welcome to the Geni Curator project!

Feel free to add your name in any sections you wish. I based the divisions those used by the UN (I thought that very appropriate). If you don't know where your country fits, please refer to this page.

Also, feel free to remove yourself from the project all together if you so wish.

Private User
1/19/2012 at 11:05 PM

Thank you Victar. I will rather stay on the projecy.


1/19/2012 at 11:53 PM

Thanks Victar - Great Idea. Done

Private User
1/20/2012 at 12:22 AM

Thanks! Just to reiterate, the regional breakdowns are those set-forth by the United Nations. We can alter them from there when we get a little more settled.

1/20/2012 at 12:59 AM

I have never known Zambia and Zimbabwe regarded as being in Eastern Africa. Southern or Central. Placing them in Eastern Africa is news to me -doesn't sit right with me, despite the UN subregions!

Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – often included in Southern Africa, and formerly of the Central African Federation
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Africa

Maybe I have to move with the times!!

Private User
1/20/2012 at 1:08 AM

Right, it's a bit weird. I think we'll have to modify it for our own use, yet for now, lets stick with it until we get up and running. Then you folks can have a go at it.

Private User
1/20/2012 at 1:09 AM

Well done Victar!
I would like to be the respresentative for the former Indian Subcontinent, which encompasses, Pakistan, India & Bangladesh. Unfortunately I am not able to access the link page.

Private User
1/20/2012 at 2:52 AM

Well done Victar, this is what I meant, we are here to help people so why not show ourselfs to the public.
I realise that not everyone wants to be publicly listed and I very much respect this, but for people who dont mind this is great.
Maybe a tip for others, I have edited my profile page so that it does not show that much information about myself anymore.
And if the dare to come near me anyway I have a Rottweiler and a baseball-bat ready :)

1/20/2012 at 2:52 AM

East Africa is not so strange as Mozambique used to be Portuguese East Africa and it extends right down to the Swziland and South African borders - much further south than Zambia and even Zimbabwe.
Just an observation.

1/20/2012 at 5:11 AM

Why would some-one want to be a curator if he/she does not want to be in a list like this? Some curators seem to have very personal reasons to like this job? Does geni-staff have a list of wanted skills to become part of their management? And what is on that list? Do they use experienced headhunters to find the appropriate people for this important and responsible place in the hierarcy of this open source-platform? I myself have very bad experiences with the communication-skills of some of them, so I think there should be a place for average geni-users to give there opinion about the way some make rules just for there own idea of managing people they do not know at all. This is not a university for genealogist-professores, everyone should be able to contribute with their own tree and ways of putting information in about me of there direct ancestors. I like geni for the possibility to discover how others work and for the cooperation chances worldwide. I dont like curatores who claim to be the first and only specialist for some users are very genious too and I discovered some to work with in special teams for special projects. That's also a chance for real professors to do research in very different areas with the use of this global meeting-point
Jeannette, publisher in the Netherlands with international experience.

Private User
1/20/2012 at 5:41 AM

-geni-NL-gids- Jeannette., curators are not part of Geni's mgmt team, not even paid employees. The set of preferred skills are listed in http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Curators .

1/20/2012 at 5:53 AM

and is there also a safe place to put your experiences with them?

Private User
1/20/2012 at 11:37 PM

If people have any suggestions for better formatting, people let me know.

6/19/2012 at 11:18 AM

Dear members of the CURATORIUM of this noble platform and empolyees & ofcourse dear GENI-collegues, co-operators and col-laborators...

What about the idea to be invited to publish here ALL the Curatrices & Curatores who made the CONTENT of this architecture nice, hospital and as reliable as it is anno 2012 ? I think it honest to them who did the bad and the ugly work just after the period every amateur-genealogist thought it wise to dump fast their GET-coms in safety-geni-deposits and disappeared even more quickly without a key to never return to care for their mistakes....

And who did the dishes & laundry...? Exactly, some of them are still in the race of cats, rats and other specimen of the Zoo of our Lord, others did that job just long enough to experience they had other priorities and may-be --Allah, Good, Jaweh might know ?-- some of them are already wakening over us in what supposed to be called the haven that waits when we stay brave and courageous.

I suggest an additive to the names here with the dates of their first start e/o finish-time and maybe also you wouldn't mind to rank them following the year, month or even day they came in. I have read somewhere Geni is active since 2007 or 2008, so personally I would appreciate also to give all techncians, ICT-workers and administrative 'servants' behind the curtains some credits by mention them in a project-page. But that is ofcourse also up to themselves. To my experience as an amateur it's hard to get a network working, on a global scale I can't even imagine the time spending testing and withdrawings with lots of energy lost...

At this occasion I like to thank them for there day-ly attention and hope I can express also for others: we appreciate your accuracy and continuing caring for all those profiles we trust to stay known, honoured and respected thanks to your technical education, knowledge & experience. Hope money turnes the world around so you may be in the positiion to add newly researches at the time they can be good enough for futured purposes.

Well, what do other think about my erupse of mind? Please stay critical and tell also your 'mits & maar', for these opinions come only from an passenger at board with mainport Abc...xyZ from holland, europe? Warme groet uit wat hier nog VOOR-jaar heet, in some days it's called SUMMER-time ! -jMu-

Private User
6/19/2012 at 11:36 AM

Jeannette, can you please summarize the above in 25 words or less? My feeble brain is unable to comprehend anything longer than that.

6/19/2012 at 11:58 AM

Curators havent always existed, and our profiles dont show our Curatorship dates. I joined Geni 10 Jul, 2007.

6/19/2012 at 12:04 PM

Curator since Oct 29, 2010 according to my inbox

Private User
6/19/2012 at 12:07 PM

I joined Geni as a user on February 15, 2007.

I became a Curator on August 24, 2010.

6/19/2012 at 12:36 PM

David:I think she said "Thank You" to all those curators and others who HELP and is thankful that a good number of those who weren't really serious about genealogy (or were trouble makers) are gone.

And I think she asked if people's start date with Geni could be shown on their profiles (something that only curators can see now).

Private User
6/19/2012 at 2:16 PM

Curators are users and have the same privacy options as any other Geni member. Just a note. I joined Geni in 2007, became more active in 2010, and was invited to curate in September 2010.

6/20/2012 at 3:16 AM

Salute, Jeanette :-)
I can't remember - It's been a year or two. I think January 2011. Erica or Pam or Jadra - might remember better, as they were involved in my on-boarding :-)

Private User
6/20/2012 at 5:29 AM

Sharon: January 13th 2011 ;-)

We got the first 5 curators working silently on August 19th 2010 for a few days until it was announced to the public and already on the 24th we got the second round.

6/20/2012 at 5:55 AM

you all are reading real temporary history, that's good ! don't forget to document it early enough for your grandchildren to notice it in some era. :-)

6/21/2012 at 5:44 AM


Might this give some answers to my questions, perhaps? Hope this platform stays independant from any governance or religional structure, like we are used to in our monarchy since ages with an really unique European kind of democracy based on Greek ancient history and philosophy even earlier from Eastern regions like Egypt, Arab regions and India a/o China-silk routes. Especially in the Netherlands where we are very proud in basic laws it is rule not to mix practical political decisions with spiritual droven ideas and beliefs. May God save us with GOOD I-DEA-l-s, not only for material a/o financial applications, but also to care for each other in mutual understanding of thoughts, cultures and minds. -jMu-

1/8/2013 at 2:31 AM

This list REALLY attributes to more insight of where those appreciated
* Members of the GENI-Curatorium
originates from or focuse their work!


Why is it so very DIFFICULT to recognise the representants of this noble craft while merging their profiles? I think it would be very PRACTICAL when GENI-staff would 'command' their operational management-level to use some sort of an UNIVERSAL sticker, like that awful MP-ones, to gives US the chance to see: AH, I can TRUST that WORK....

Have a nice yaer in 2013 ! --jMVu--

Private User
1/8/2013 at 7:44 AM

My profiles are no more "trustworthy" than someone else's. Curating on Geni is a different role from profile management.

Private User
1/8/2013 at 12:52 PM

I look for the sourced icon as an indicator for trust, which I accept before an unsourced field.

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