Introducing a new member of the GFR team

Started by A.J. Jacobs on Tuesday, July 15, 2014


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7/15/2014 at 7:05 AM

Hey cousins!
So in the last few weeks, I've been inundated with thousands of emails from potential cousins interested in coming to the Global Family Reunion. As you can imagine, I was a tad overwhelmed. So I've brought on an excellent genealogist named Eowyn Langholf to help me wade through the emails and organize them and put them on a spreadsheet.

She's got her own Geni account at

She'll be helping with research on Geni as well. She's great to work with -- full of ideas and enthusiasm. Welcome to the team Eowyn!

Private User
7/15/2014 at 7:13 AM

Thanks Unknown Profile - looks like that account to Eowyn has been deleted. Here are four other accounts for her, not sure which one she's using or if she would like help merging them into a single profile.

* Unknown Profile
* Unknown Profile
* Unknown Profile
* Unknown Profile

Help merging them into one would be very much appreciated Jeff! If they could all go into the GFR Cousin Coordinator one that would be excellent. Thank you!

Private User
7/15/2014 at 7:57 AM

I've initiated the merge on the profiles, but since they're currently in isolated trees (not yet part of the WFT), you'll have to accept the requests - perhaps from multiple accounts. If you want to delete any of those trees due to not knowing the account info, I can pass that along to customer service.

7/15/2014 at 8:38 AM


7/15/2014 at 8:40 AM

Make sure to adjust your privacy settings.

Thanks for your help Jeff and Randy!

Private User
7/15/2014 at 2:03 PM

What is a GFR? Enquiring minds want to know.

Private User
7/15/2014 at 2:20 PM

Global Family Reunion -

7/15/2014 at 3:37 PM

No path between Unknown Profile and me. We need to help her build out her tree :)

7/15/2014 at 11:58 PM

No path between us either.

7/16/2014 at 11:00 AM

Thank you Jeff, Pam, Hatte and Randy!

I think I got connected to the tree! I have a connection with AJ so maybe the rest of you can find a path too. :)

Private User
7/16/2014 at 1:33 PM
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7/16/2014 at 7:48 PM
7/16/2014 at 8:07 PM

19th cousin :-)

Nice! And that's with just adding a few family members! I'll work on adding some more this weekend.

Private User
7/17/2014 at 9:39 AM

Eowyn Langholf (GFR Cousin Coordinator) is your 13th cousin twice removed

7/17/2014 at 11:48 AM

We are now 13th cousins -- Unknown Profile is our shared ancestor.

Private User
7/17/2014 at 12:25 PM

Eowyn Langholf (GFR Cousin Coordinator) is Carolyn Lee Tobin's second cousin twice removed's husband's 8th cousin once removed.

It's a small world indeed <3

Right on Cousins Hatte and Carolyn, that's fantastic :) <3

7/19/2014 at 7:34 AM

11th cousin twice removed (for now) -- welcome! :)

Eowyn, let us know whatever help you might need (if any!) getting used to the nuances of Geni. :) If you follow a bunch of curators, you'll pretty much always see one of us in the "on-line now" box and can poke us for help.

Private User
7/19/2014 at 7:58 AM

I put a notice on my Facebook page about the reunion - hoping that my friends will pass it on to their friends --to spread the word.

Thanks Ashley, I'm hoping today or tomorrow to have some time to add in more individuals to the tree. So far the curators I've worked with have been very helpful :)

Elise - that's fantastic - thanks! I hope they pass it on too :)

7/19/2014 at 3:04 PM

I recently started collaborating with another Geni user here in Hobart. Funnily enough she actually works on the floor below me! We are going to get together and brainstorm some ideas on how to drum up some more attention and look at organising some sort of event/gathering (depending on interest) to view the webcast since neither of us are likely going to be able to make it in person.

<private> McCann
7/19/2014 at 5:41 PM I hope i'm not the one bringing moxie and pizza to this whole thing..

Private User
7/19/2014 at 5:57 PM

Michael - if you bring the pizza for 4000+ people, I'll bring the soda!

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