PS It's really important that we use the most well-researched sources that we can for our medieval families on Geni. For those of you not familiar with it, the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy website and its Medieval Lands Database reflect the best and most comprehensive scholarship that we can find online, using primary sources as often as possible and reflecting outstanding critical questioning and scholarship.
So when there is any question, I would always trust FMG over a private, individual genealogy site.
There have only been a few occasions when I've found MedLands lacking--but that's generally because Charles Cawley (its compiler) tends to err on the side of caution, and does not include relations that are only speculative and don't have some grounding in the primary data or scholarship. The only time I would challenge MedLands is if some very recent medieval scholars (e.g. Keats Rohan) have published a new interpretation about a genealogical issue. And usually, Cawley is on top of those, too, and keeps the MedLands database well updated.
So always go there first. http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands. You won't be sorry! (You may also learn a little Latin along the way ;-)
I think that the most early of the legendary Swedish kings are the only ones that I didn't really make use of from Medlands. Once the ancestors started sounding too much like they came from J.R.R. Tolkein (I'm suspecting this isn't an accident, though I thought Tolkein got most of his inspiration from Welsh names), I stopped adding names. (I can deal with my most ancient ancestors being Romans or Ostrogoths - my most ancient ancestors being light elves is a whole other story.)
Tolkien picked most of the names for the Dwarves out of the Norse mythologies; I think some of the Elvish stuff has Finnish roots. It does get quite imaginative at times! - currently trying to clean up around Njord Vanir, King in Sweden - I find the idea that he was a Norse god somewhat less bizarre than the idea that he was the son of a specific king in Turkey.... the amount of speculation and invention in the sagas is quite large enough without us adding our own!
Some words about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 Bloemfontein - 1973 Bournemouth): If you friends take a look at "Search name" (upper right) you will find that somebody else has already made a profile "Tolkien" and also a tree where he is in. Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien .
I was going to ask if someone did a page on Snorre, the Icelandic writer that created most of the sagas that are considered, well, all there is for documentation on the early Swedish kings, but then decided to take Arnfred's suggestion for Tolkein on running a search on him (Snorre, that is) - 32 pages of profiles. I gave up.
This profile has ca 485 matches. That 'is realy too much for me, can something be done?
Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton I can't find "curators discussions" listed in public discussions. Could you send me a link to the appropriate page? Is it only accessible to Curators? I want to be sure to post in the appropriate place and not clutter up the others!
Help is urgently needed for the de Courtenay family of Devon, 1300-1450. Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon, is his own grandfather, and I can't undo this very complicated tangle. See Hugh Courtenay, MP. There are many other misallocations in this area.
Can this kind of discussions be eliminated by the curators?