Blog thought for next week's Family Tree Tuesday

Started by Private User on Tuesday, December 14, 2010


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Private User
12/14/2010 at 8:23 AM

Not sure if there is a profile for Old Saint Nick, but would be interesting one to mention in next week's Family Tree Tuesday.

Private User
12/15/2010 at 1:49 AM

We have, but nobody have been able to trace his relatives to get him connected: Saint Nikòlaos de Bari, Bishop de Myra

The profile is showing up as a Geni user because it was added before we could manage unconnected profiles, but a curator have the login.

<private> Hannah
12/15/2010 at 2:09 AM

That's "my" Saint Nick profile...ack. I cannot completely kill him...he's still claimed and I would like to reclaim his profile as one of MINE.

<private> Hannah
12/15/2010 at 2:24 AM

OK, fixed..he's no longer a claimed profile and Santa Claus is mine...all mine.

Private User
12/15/2010 at 1:27 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, all. We will certainly highlight that profile. :)

Private User
12/15/2010 at 1:56 PM

Just a minor problem: We have only 6 profiles and no connections to the big tree, so we might challange the users with a project to find more relatives.

Private User
12/15/2010 at 2:44 PM

We still think it would be fun to highlight just the profile as a profile of the day during the week of xmas.

12/15/2010 at 7:44 PM

before you post that and get a thousans complaints, here are a few points you need to consider, since Santa covers a lot of cultures

The wife of Santa Claus was Mrs Claus

and created by Katharine Lee Bates in the Poem "Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride" (1889).


Kris Kringle "Christkind" Would not of had a wife since he's "The Christ Child"


Merry Christmas was something that was once said (now considered by many to be politically incorrect)

Mary Christmas is a pseudonym of Emily O'Hara


Father Christmas never had a wife (that I know of) but if he did she would be Mrs Christmas (but where did the first name come from, never heard one)

Private User
12/16/2010 at 9:23 AM

Well, this is the profile of the real one, not the commercial Santa.

Private User
12/16/2010 at 9:24 AM

So I suggest we remove the nicknames on the profile.

Private User
12/16/2010 at 9:59 AM

As Brox stated, this is not a profile on Santa Clause, but Saint Nicholas. While Nicholas has been giving the pseudonym of Santa Clause, these are treated as two different topics in Wikipedia. I don't see any sense in denying or removing the verifiable nicknames applied to him, regardless of their cultural attribution. No one can deny that this pseudonym is often applied to this man.

12/16/2010 at 10:12 AM

There is a place for nicknames (and it already is), should not be in the suffix, and the Mary Claus, That's purely false info.

Private User
12/16/2010 at 11:14 AM

Agree, but mimi have added that info both as a curator note and in the About Me.

It's like the Unknown/?? placeholder profiles, - it is probably better to have a profile there stating that the wife is unknown instead of risking bad merges or that someone add or merge in some lines from come cartoon-tree.

Private User
12/16/2010 at 11:20 AM

The use of the timeline on Nikòlaos is by the way great

Saint Nikòlaos de Bari, Bishop de Myra

Since people usually don't read the information on the timeline some of this information should probably be added to the About Me (where I by the way demonstrate Google Map links)

Private User
12/16/2010 at 12:20 PM

Indeed, excellent timeline. Great example of what historical profiles can look like.

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