Profiles that could use some additional info!

Started by Kris Hewitt on Friday, September 23, 2011
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9/23/2011 at 4:15 PM

Please list here any profiles in the American Revolutionary War project that are a bit bare, and lack an indication of the service record, DAR #, SAR # etc.

9/23/2011 at 4:25 PM

I don't understand.

I have one ancestor that I can show the record for the revolution, and three that I can show recieved a pension for the revolution but no other papers. I'm sure none of them have a DAR or SAR.

If I listed them here, what is it that you intend to do with the profile?

9/23/2011 at 4:27 PM
9/23/2011 at 6:23 PM

I think I understand now but I'd like to point out that
The profiles in the project may be "bare" do to lack of
information. Even those that have a DAR or SAR # may be
lacking information simply because that information was
never recorded in history. A problem also arises in that
many of the profiles were created before it was possible
to upload sources to Geni. Another problem is those that
were uploaded by GEDCOM only have the GEDCOM listed as a

Since many of the members only log on once in a long while,
getting the information may take awhile. It has taken since
2007 to get this far so there should be no hurry.

To compond the problem, I give you my three ancestors
mentioned above. If someone not in the family looked for
thier names, they would not find them. Being uneducated
they did not know how to spell there own names so there
names in the revolutionary war record were not spelled
correctly so I must assume that it is the same for many
other Revolutionary War Soldiers.

I suggest that if you find a profile that is lacking
information that you contact all of the managers for the
profiles in an attempt to obtain the information. Since
the revisions tab does not show who put the profile into
the project, it may not even have been a family member tho.

We still have a problem of people that either do not know
how to upload a source, or simply put something in the about
me. What is in the about me can be overwriten or deleted but
the uploads stick to the profile. Anyone needing to know how
to upload a source from a document or a Link may contact me
and I will talk them thru it.

Removing or deleting a profile that was put into Geni or
a project may be considered Vandalism. Such actions should be
left to a Curator or CS. Any vandalism sould be reported so
action can be taken against the Vandal.

Sorry for rambling on so.

9/23/2011 at 6:46 PM

Marv, if you or someone else posted a "bare" profile here I would attempt to add some support to it, and when I or someone had added something that showed why the profile is in this project (like a link to a pension file etc) I would request the poster to remove it (the posting of the profile, not the profile!) from this discussion so we could focus on the remaining profiles.

9/23/2011 at 7:24 PM

Actually, the name thing did not have anything to do with education level. The spelling of many names was not standardized until the later 1800's.

Also, I have more then one ancestor that i believe i may have the DAR/SAR# for I will look and add what i can in my own tree.

John Baird

9/23/2011 at 7:56 PM


That is true in many cases also. I was only speaking for my family.

Thanks for being the first to get this started. Only 783 more to go! LOL

Go team!

(where's the cheerleaders and the band when you need them?)

9/23/2011 at 8:05 PM

Jacob Caulk, Private, Army of Delaware

Kind of bare but has a source.

What is the link to check and see if he has a DAR or SAR number

9/23/2011 at 8:17 PM

Jacob Caulk

This one was in as Jacob Cork not the same as the one above and dif death dates.

For some reason I did not upload the sources, Hope I can find it again.

9/23/2011 at 8:27 PM

And of course a 3ed

Jacob Caulk

I didn't upload the source (was from GEDCOM)

All three had pensions.

I have his pension paperwork here somewhere (I hope)

9/23/2011 at 8:43 PM

This is too easy.

Enter any search details, you'll get the ancestor number.

Make a text doument on the fly in geni, copy from DAR, paste.

Add to collection "military," use it to as "cited facts" for name, DOB, DOD, etc.

Add to the spouse and child as cited facts too.

Put the DAR # in the profile overview.

It's not fancy or detailed and doesn't prove lineage, but verifies the profile for this Project.

9/23/2011 at 9:44 PM

Yes, thank you Erica. In my case they have no DAR #. At least they're listed in the state court/pension records.

9/23/2011 at 10:25 PM

I think this project is also being confused with

This one is for all that fought in the American Revolution and may or may not have a DAR #
Is ONLY for those listed in the DAR.

I did not see a separate project for the SAR.

9/24/2011 at 6:26 AM

The American Revolution is A "Soldiers of the American Revolution" - Profiles- NOT the DAR Project. MANY MANY Ancestors that fought and died in the Revolution have NO - DAR Number- For That matter NO SAR Number. The DAR I thought was a separate subject and project!

9/24/2011 at 10:08 AM

Elwin, you understand correctly.

I use the DAR database for "fast and easy," that's all.

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