Geni Relationship Bug???

Started by Hatte Anne Blejer on Friday, January 7, 2011
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1/7/2011 at 4:44 PM

Today I had two very odd results when I tried to find the relationship between myself and a colonial American.

Lydia Cobb is one and Governor Robert Treat is the other, but it has to be a bug in Geni or some quirk in the tree.

Lydia Cobb

What happens is that I end up a 20th granddaughter of a colonial American (e.g. Governor Treat and Lydia Cobb) and in between I see Jane Lathrop (Fuller) who is about my 9th great grandmother and who is either contemporaneous with the 20th great grand-ancestor or a century older. Now that's quirky!

I'll post an example relationship in a scond.

1/7/2011 at 4:45 PM
1/7/2011 at 4:46 PM
1/7/2011 at 7:52 PM

there will be a wrong connection in there somewhere that needs to be disconected

1/7/2011 at 8:50 PM

That is what I assume as well but it's not in my family tree, that is not in what I have input or manage. That's why I'm posting it, for someone to fix.

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1/7/2011 at 8:55 PM


Maybe you can identify where in the path there looks to be an error? Then a curator can hone right in on it.

1/8/2011 at 8:38 AM

I also posted this in the Curator Help thread and one of the Geni staff looked and pointed out that it appears to be in Payne/Paine area. I don't have any time myself for the next week but I'll have a look and contact the curator in that area.

1/8/2011 at 12:13 PM

Mike Stangel replied in that thread:

"Hatte someone needs to get some DOBs on the Paine/Payne profiles. Everything looks good through William Payne, Sr. (b. 1502) -- after that point there are no dates and the Paynes obviously got tied up into the family of the American Revolutionary 200+ years later."

1/8/2011 at 12:16 PM

William Payne

He is my 13th great grandfather and this makes sense (born 1503) but after that the profiles should have earlier and earlier birthdates but something is amiss.

1/8/2011 at 12:19 PM

So Robert Treat Paine, a signer of the Dec of Independence is the FOURTH great grandfather of a William Payne Sr (born 1503). The problem is therefore a couple of generations ABOVE Robert Treat Paine.

1/8/2011 at 12:21 PM
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