Relationship Path Choices

Started by George Monis on Friday, August 24, 2012


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8/24/2012 at 7:45 AM

So, I used to be a "fifth cousin" and now I'm a "first cousin 6 times removed's husband's fourth cousin four times removed's husband."

Is there a way to choose what paths are shown? Being a fifth cousin seems more appropriate.

8/24/2012 at 8:46 AM

George Monis, it's likely that an edit was made within the tree that corrected your path. "Fifth cousin" was probably a genealogical error, and "first cousin 6 times removed's husband's fourth cousin four times removed's husband" is probably the accurate connection. Can you link the profile in question so we can help you figure it out?

Geni always shows you the closest, most direct path. I don't believe there's any clean way to do it differently.

8/24/2012 at 9:12 AM

Geni now shows on my fathers side-
your father → George Erwin Monis
your father → Carl Gustav Monis
his father → Hans Manassesen Melfald
his father → Manasse Olesen Melfald
his father → Ole Rugstad
his father → Hans Rugstad
his father → Ole Skjelbred
his father → Maria Skjelbred
his sister → Ingeborg Timeland
her daughter → Halvor Timeland
her husband → Jørgen Kongstvet
his father → Jørgen Aakre, Finneid
his father → Anne Aakre
his mother → Taran Nesland
her mother → Nilsmund Voje
her brother → Anne Nilsmundsdatter Singusdal
his daughter → Ole Torsen Singusdal, Tveit
her son → Thor / Tord Tveit, Dale
his son → John Dahle
his son → Ole Dale, Gautefall
his son → Turine O. Sønderland (Gautefall)
his daughter → Olav Sønderland
her son → Signe Sønderland
his daughter → G. Skilbred
her son

It used to show on my mother's side-

Your mother - Clarice Lunde
Her father - Sigurd G lunde
His mother - Anne Marie Mandt
Her father - Gunnar Tarjeisen
His father - Tarjei Petersen
His father - Peter Christian Mandt
His son - Gunnar
His son - Petter
His daughter - Haege Pettersdatter
Her daughter - Kari Targeisdatter
Her daugfhter - Signe
Her son - Gregorius

My mother's side is much more direct. How do you choose that route?

8/24/2012 at 9:23 AM

Again, if you can link to the profile in question to which you're trying to determine your path, it would really help. It's possible that something has changed in the tree since you last ran the path. Is Gregorius Skilbred the profile you're looking at?

(Also, just to clarify, I do not work for Geni.)

8/24/2012 at 12:18 PM

Ashley, Thank you (23rd cousin) for your help! Sorry I'm unable to be on long enough for a decent conversation.

Yes, the person in question is Gregorius. This is the link I get when I search his name in my tree.

Skilbred.Gregorius Skilbred

You and Gregorius are both related to me on my mother's side, he being 5th cousin and you a 23rd.

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