Merge Issues 6

Started by Private User on Thursday, December 17, 2009
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Private User
4/6/2010 at 12:03 PM

I have removed my Cindy Clark requests. As a result of the new merge feature, I find that she and I have no collaborators in common. And as no one here as responded either, I suggest she is a problem child.

hold on just a moment longer.

Geni has just greatly improved (for some) the Send-Merge-Request feature. When you press the send request button, it now lists ANY collaborators you have in common with the other manager (previously only listed actual managers). So you could find the names of such, that you/we are completely unaware of, people who are NOT part of this group.

I actually suggest that people REPOST "problem manager" merges again. That is a SINGLE request for each such manager. With the very large numbers of collaborators people here have, I think we can solve quite a few more "problems" now.

By way of example, I would be most grateful if someone can find a collaborator for either of these merges, with my two biggest problems: Michael Steven Strong or Marla Schick

I know I have posted both of these before, but can you all please check again, if any of YOUR collaborators can resolve these.

4/6/2010 at 4:31 PM

Janet ... the drop down list shows YOUR collaborators who can do her merges. You need to become a collaborator with Heather Bond.

Not to steal his thunder or anything, just maximizing exposure.

Private User just suggested we create a "Collaboration Pool" in order to increase chances of finding a collaborator in common with unknown managers.

See for yourself -

4/26/2010 at 9:45 AM

John Kimbrough, Sr.

Can anyone see this profile's wife's profile? It's marked private or something, so I can't see it, but it should be deceased and public if anyone can change that. Same with her father, that guy's ^ father in law.

Private User
4/26/2010 at 10:02 AM

@ Serafina re: Kimbrough: I can't access it, either. There is one child (? son), Major, who is also blocked. The primary manager for John is Myrna Huthmacher. She has always been great to work with, so I will send her a message.

4/26/2010 at 10:05 AM


Here is the profile of John's wife:

Margaret Kimbrough (Buckley)

Here is her father:

John Buckley

Here is the manager of those profiles:

John Edward Cavanaugh


4/26/2010 at 10:14 AM

Thanks, Kevin. Is there anybody who can do John Edward Cavanaugh zombies?

Private User
4/27/2010 at 8:50 AM

Does anyone have any contact with Robert Warriner?

Robert John Warriner

I have several merges pending with him and he doesn't respond. And, unfortunately, none of my collaborators can merge his profiles either. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.

Private User
4/27/2010 at 11:14 AM

John Edward Cavanaugh is a manager who lost his none-family profiles after one year of inactivity, so we cannot have any hope for getting family group access.

I have bookmarked around 30 such accounts and hope Geni soon will understand that partly releasing accounts is causing even more problems because people starts merging on them and get a full stop when they hit zombies or private profiles managed by this user.

5/8/2010 at 4:33 PM


I got them for you,

Private User
7/8/2010 at 4:21 PM

Since I became co manager of Savely's profiles, my merge issues have gone from 180 to over 500 so I ask that anyone finishing up merging a stack, complete it, or things will get out of hand. Thanks!

7/9/2010 at 7:30 AM

Margaret ... I think you bought the merges when you took ownership, the gift that keeps giving!

I'll got a few of those myself, I wish I only had 500 pending. A lot of times it's hard to know where the pending merges are if you aren't the mgr. Best thing is for the person working in an area to request mgmt of the profiles so they will be on their list.

7/9/2010 at 7:45 PM

Joan Goodspeed born abt 1586
Joan Goodspeed
I need to find out which set of parents is correct

Private User
7/9/2010 at 9:00 PM

I'd say go with Nicholas and Mary Bennett

Private User
7/9/2010 at 9:05 PM

Actually the Margaret and Mary seem interchangable and Putnam might have been a previous married name. The parents of hers being Goodspeed look weird..noooo! I have too much going on in my own sphere...Its all yours : )

Private User
7/9/2010 at 9:13 PM

The mother is definitely Bennett, but I have Margaret, not Mary. Definitely not Putnam. I have siblings as Alice, Robert and Henry.

I have her baptized in 1573, so either I have the wrong Joan or you have the wrong date. Don't know which, and I'm no Mayflower scholar. Two cites for you. First gives parents. Second gives confirmation of baptismal record.

Source 1: New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume: 48: Pg: 49
Joan Goodspeed was baptized in Wingrave on September 21, 1573. She probably married Thomas Collens of Hollingdon, parish of Soulbury, Buckinghamshire, to whom and to whose children her father left bequests. She probably died before her father since she is not mentioned in his will.

7/9/2010 at 10:01 PM

Thank you! I have it corrected not and your sources cited. I really appreciate your help!

Private User
7/9/2010 at 10:27 PM

My pleasure! You have helped me with many merges, so I am glad to repay the favor.

7/13/2010 at 2:52 PM

Do you collaborate with Robert Lockwood? Are you knowledgable of the royal lines?
Perhaps you could take a look at his merge issues? Out of respect for his hard work and his memory, I have been working on his merges but that is not an area I am strong in. Any help is appreciated! His son stated that he was not ready to work on this yet and I don't want to see it get out of hand to the point it would be overwhelming for him. Thank you!!!

Private User
7/13/2010 at 3:11 PM

I am good on some of the old baronets and some of the Saxon stuff from the time of the invasion, but I don't consider myself an expert. I just keep referring to Burke's Peerage and a few older books on the the peerage from that time.

I will take a look and see if I can help at all.

I'm having a very strange merge issue.
This profile, Godwulf, {Legendary} shows as having a pending merge, but if you try and click the link, it displays a green status message at the top that says "This merge has already been completed". The same thing happens when I manually create the URL to display the compare screen.
Any advice, dear friends?

Private User
7/18/2010 at 5:22 AM

Dear Shmuel
Perhaps send this message for

7/18/2010 at 9:59 PM

Shmuel - I reach this same and in few profiles in same area
I home this is some local and self-disappearing error


7/18/2010 at 10:00 PM

I home = I hope

Private User
7/18/2010 at 10:52 PM

There is an ongoing big issue when moving people around when a generation is either missing or there is one too many. After merging so that no one is lost or left disconnected, when the wrong connections are broken then people are moved into the right place, I always get a notice that I can't merge ancestors even though they have no other connections.
It would be far easier to just break connections with wrong parent and leave them floating in the ether, but I prefer to keep everyone connected. but then the issue. Why does Geni have to remember where everyone WAS instead of IS?

Private User
7/18/2010 at 10:54 PM

Ok here is an example: The 2 Thomas Audley's need to be merged but can't.

Private User
7/19/2010 at 6:33 AM

Hi All, many of you are already my collaborators, or distant family members.

Would someone please take a look at this family line.
See public discussion on:
Mareen Duvall, his wives, and his children need a massive clean-up.

I just took a look at this part of our "big tree" , my tree. it is a real mess! And many of the profiles are "locked" making it hard to edit or merge them.
As I work full time and am in the middle of researching a different line of my family right now I don't have the time to work on this big problem. But I know how great this group works on "cleaning up messes" on this site.
Would you all please take a look and see what you can do to help.
Many of the profiles have 6 or more profiles...many are wrong!
It really is a big, big mess!

Thanks for all you do to help clean up our "big family tree".

7/19/2010 at 7:11 AM

Terri, I have been doing what I can with the Duvall family, but many of the profiles are owned/managed by Mark Jeffrey Rosenblum, who is not a collaborator of mine. I'll keep working and requesting...

Private User
7/19/2010 at 7:49 AM

Mark Rosenblum has only 2 collaborators -- Andrew Nathaniel Kaplan and Corey Gers. Kaplan has 8-10 collaborators, but Gers only has a few. If you can get Kaplan to collaborate with you, progress could be made.

I did a simple search on Mareen Duvall. There are two good collaborators listed on some of the profiles -- Serafina and Chad Bouldin. I would suggest getting in touch with one of them for assistance, as well.

Good luck!

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