Request use of SmartCopy here!

Started by Dan Cornett on Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Problem with this page?


Profiles Mentioned:

Showing 1-30 of 3081 posts
6/2/2015 at 6:34 AM

If you get errors in attempting to use SmartCopy, it may be that you haven't yet been granted access to use it.
Request your access in this discussion.

Any Geni Curator can grant you access (by the Curator going to your profile, invoking SmartCopy, and following the prompts).
Any Geni Curator can deny you access if they find you are using SmartCopy irresponsibly.

Private User
6/8/2015 at 7:52 PM

I would like to request use of SmartCopy

6/9/2015 at 10:14 AM

Done to here.

6/9/2015 at 11:21 AM

Please add me. Thx.

6/9/2015 at 12:23 PM

Theresa: You already have access; are you having problems with it? (See the Project description for adding it to your Chrome browser.)

7/9/2015 at 1:09 PM

What is it? A few discussions I'm seeing here now are all I know of it, and haven't yet found any explanation of just what it is.

If it's a way to get data from other sites like Ancestry into Geni, I would be thrilled to be able to do so, if it's stable.

Private User
7/9/2015 at 3:06 PM

Wendy Ann Hoechstetter, yes, that is what it does. Here is the project page that should describe it's use.

(No Name)
7/10/2015 at 1:50 AM

Please add me to SmartCopy.

Private User
8/30/2015 at 10:50 PM

Please add me.

9/1/2015 at 12:01 PM

Please add me - do we have to be using Chrome browser or will it interface with ie too. I do have chrome installed or an older version

9/1/2015 at 12:10 PM

Yes, it is *only* a Chrome "extension" ... FYI: unless you disable it, Chrome will typically 'auto-update' itself -- you can 'force' the update by going to the "About Google Chrome" option.

9/1/2015 at 4:07 PM

Chrome on installing right ton here what comes up after it is installed or while being installed is up as Vosteran search &

9/1/2015 at 4:13 PM

Please add me to SmartCopy also.

9/1/2015 at 8:53 PM

Dr. R. Owen Wyant, (PhD)

Done. You now collaborate on the Smart Copy project.

Private User
9/1/2015 at 9:27 PM

Please add me. Thanks

9/8/2015 at 6:38 AM


Erica Isabel Howton (Curator) requested that I join this group and request access to the copy feature of this tool.

May I ask you a favor? Can you please go to my profile and click on the SmartCopy icon to grant me copy access?

My profile:

Roland Henry Baker, III

I've been reading the discussion forum about SmartCopy. So I'm aware of some of the bugs I have to watch out for. I see there is a pretty good list of "best practices." I always search for profiles both via GENI and via Google to GENI to look for possible possible duplicates and I'm used to having multiple pages open to GENI at the same time side-by-side so the workflow won't be that much different. I want to test out the copy function. I have some areas of my tree that have absolutely no users beside me within a few generations. So I'll experiment there for a while so I can only blow up my own profiles worst case while I learn how to do this properly. I've done a lot of single surname projects on and MyHeritage that I'd like to share here.

Best regards,


9/8/2015 at 7:00 AM

Add me, please.

9/8/2015 at 8:41 AM

I'm active - thank you Eldon!

9/8/2015 at 9:13 AM
9/8/2015 at 1:19 PM

Please add me also :)

Private User
9/9/2015 at 1:19 PM

Could you grant me an access to use SmartCopy?

9/9/2015 at 1:29 PM

Hi Dan, can you grant me rights to add people via smartcopy?

9/9/2015 at 3:29 PM

If you have access, you can grant others access. Go to their profile, click on the SmartCopy icon in your Chrome bar, and you'll see a message: grant tree building rights.

It's a good idea to still have someone request in this discussion though, helps us all keep track!

9/10/2015 at 7:49 AM

... (ahem)... I think only curators (currently) can grant access to others.

Private User
9/12/2015 at 3:59 PM

May I please have access to SmartCopy?

9/12/2015 at 4:11 PM

Private User, invitation sent and access granted.

Private User
9/12/2015 at 4:17 PM

Thank you Jim Wile

9/12/2015 at 7:38 PM

Please add me to SmartCopy.

9/13/2015 at 5:51 PM

A little more explanation: "Non-Pro Geni users have the ability to update the focus profile but can not add family members."

It is not specifically a SmartCopy restriction; it is a limitation of what Geni allows Basic members to do via the API (the programming interface to the Geni data).

Since a Basic user can't add or update the 'surrounding' family via the API, there is not a lot of advantage to using SmartCopy without a Pro Geni membership.

Note also: this has nothing to do with a MyHeritage (MH) Data Subscription, which is what gives one full access to MH SmartRecord and SmartMatch(tm) details.

Private User
9/20/2015 at 8:18 AM

I would like to request use of SmartCopy. Thank you.

Showing 1-30 of 3081 posts

Create a free account or login to participate in this discussion