Bravo Victar

Started by Hatte Blejer on Thursday, January 19, 2012


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1/19/2012 at 2:15 PM

Victar - this is a great idea, using a tool central to Geni, instead of the harder to access, manage, and find tools currently used to document Geni curators.

Private User
1/19/2012 at 2:30 PM

Thanks. Brox keeps on trying to delete it.

1/19/2012 at 2:34 PM

Users have no idea how to find a curator for their area except for through word of mouth. They don't know about Geni Wiki for the most part. Projects are on the other hand very central to Geni and there are tons of user-initiated projects.

Private User
1/19/2012 at 2:37 PM

You are breaking a general agreement that getting listed public as a curator is voluntarily.
Delete the project immediately!

Private User
1/19/2012 at 2:39 PM

People are welcome join or leave. Please stop sabotaging this project Brox.

Private User
1/19/2012 at 2:42 PM

Well, you added everyone.

Private User
1/19/2012 at 2:44 PM

And from there, they're welcome to leave. You have no right to delete this project.

1/19/2012 at 3:50 PM

Private User@Victar, are you wanting us to put our names under all the countries where we have worked or where we live or what?

Private User
1/19/2012 at 3:57 PM

Where you work. Thanks!

1/19/2012 at 7:33 PM

This is fantastic, Victar -- thank you!

Should we also add content areas, instead of having just geographic ones? For example, some people specialize in specific religious groups, professions, time periods, etc.

Private User
1/19/2012 at 9:53 PM

Ashley Odell, glad you like it! I was thinking the same thing. Maybe a special interests section?

Private User
1/20/2012 at 3:17 AM

Yes ,just the special interest section is missing, would be great :)

1/20/2012 at 4:20 AM


Private User
1/20/2012 at 4:46 AM

George J. Homs a secret code ? ^5 ?

1/20/2012 at 4:47 AM

Hey Private User, I've learned to trust your judgement - what is worrying you here that you feel we haven't seen?

Private User
1/20/2012 at 4:47 AM

And the languages you can help with would be very helpful on a global platform. Victor, my compliments for your initiative!

1/20/2012 at 2:36 PM

Private User@victar, I have added Languages. I hope that's ok.

Private User
1/20/2012 at 3:20 PM

It's a good idea, but if people want to specify which languages they speak, they can just write it after their name, ex. Victar (EN ES CA). I don't think it warrants its own section.

Private User
1/20/2012 at 8:30 PM

yean-net-tje, i would gladly put Dutch/Netherlands there.
Thank you Victar for a lot of effort and time spend.

Private User
1/21/2012 at 1:49 AM

Excellent project. I hope more Curators sign up. Not only will it help non-Curators, it will help us. When we get a request or an issue where we are unsure of the region, history, etc., we can quickly scan the list and send a message to a Curator who is better qualified to deal with the matter at hand.

I believe George was saying "High 5."

1/21/2012 at 2:49 AM

I will list myself as soon as I can safely edit. Is it OK to list myself for UK 1300-1650? I use book sources mostly.

1/21/2012 at 10:19 AM

I love this project, Victar. A beautiful use of Geni tools to help the users. I see the point of making curators add themselves, but my word. You know my interests as well as I do. With everything else I'm juggling this week, I would have been happy to have you just add me and be done with it ;)

1/21/2012 at 10:54 AM

I'd like to see a separate section for Royal & Noble families. Didn't the old Genealogical Helper put that section at the end of the regional index? I think they did.

The way I read it now, I'm not quite sure whether "Royal & Noble" in the regional listings means "only royal & noble" or "this area plus royal & noble".

Private User
1/21/2012 at 11:14 AM

Thank Justin. Any help in better organizing the project would be great. We were thinking about perhaps creating a special interests section. I do however rather enjoy the challenge of fixing your interests to a finite set of countries. It give a better tally of our coverage. Again, as you say, we need a way distinguishing whether someone has a holistic interest in the country or simply a niche one.

Private User
1/21/2012 at 11:26 AM

One option I was thinking of is a format similar to this:

People who don't have a holistic interest in a county, wouldn't be preceded by a county name.

1/21/2012 at 11:28 AM

That's an interesting distinction Victar. With the difference in size of countries and in numbers of people depending upon the era one is handling, it's not so much entire country coverage versus niche coverage. For instance, 2 - 3 M Jews left Greater Lithuania in a 40 year period and their descendants are X million, living in the U.S. primarily and in lesser numbers in UK, Australia, South Africa, South America, Canada. Then there's the question of how many of those descendants are (1) actively doing genealogy (2) potential Geni members.

Private User
1/21/2012 at 11:28 AM

"You are breaking a general agreement that getting listed public as a curator is voluntarily."
We all have a C that is public. Is this something you agreed with yourself?

What is voluntary is being a curator. If you don't want anyone to know you're a curator, don't be a curator.

1/21/2012 at 11:29 AM

So while Ireland is not a large country, what number of people among a large potential Geni base are searching for Irish forebears? :)

1/21/2012 at 11:32 AM

Victar - another issue is evolving interests. I'm interested in demographics, immigration, and genealogy related to Texas for instance although I'm not actively working it now, but I did start a couple of projects on it. Ditto Rhode Island. I can see being interested in other regions or states, and certainly could and would help any US user with their family tree, but the USA is a huge country and it behooves us to have specialty areas.

Private User
1/21/2012 at 11:45 AM

Well I think more the question is, if someone interested in that country, regardless of their heritage, approached you for assistance, would you help them and do you have any special skills in that area that would be of value to them? In the end, the goal is connecting users to the right person.

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