Please check for last online Private User He has private profiles for at least one Mormon Pioneer.
Tag Randy Stebbing
Private User is an abandoned GEDCOM upload, never logged in on after the upload on July 20, 2009 - 1989 Added By profiles.
I have reported the account as abandoned, but don't expect that it will be released. It is better that you post links to private profiles that are BLOCKING you so we can check if anyone can help you.
There are as many as 65 users in that line who can help you with private profiles, a long time collaborator and active user Private User is one of them.
Private User here is the problem John Smith Harris, Sr There are 12 other private profiles of wives of that generation.
Just looked at Adding from Overview -- see only fields are "First Name", "Last Name", and "Email Address" [as labelled in 'American English'] - way less than from Tree View - tho I also frequently go back in to Edit.
re: 2] Yes, I understand Matches can only be shown after Saving; after creating from Tree View - I click "save", am returned to Tree View - will see immediately if Public or Private - and if I wait about a second or two. it will also show me any suggested matches, if it found any. In the past month or so, there have been 3 times when these came up really fast on Profiles of Family I had just added - all valid. So currently impressed.
In counterpoint, I like adding from the tree view, but I only enter the basic dates on that initial add screen. The next action is to click on the just-added profile (which, for my Preferences setting takes me to a new tab) and first add the Source (while Geni is looking up matches and partner matches in the background). By the time I've finished adding the Source, I can then quickly edit the profile to add locations (if any, with the nice auto-lookup) and deal with matches after I've specified all the info from my source.
Usually, by doing the Source first, there are no delays in doing anything after that.
I always enter from the tree view. Entering from the overview, everything has to be edited anyway. Might as well enter from the tree and get everything right the first time. The auto fill helps also. Also I never use the locations, always edit locations I hate to see zip codes in colonial America for example. I wish Geni would come up with a complete family group sheet style page where everything could be entered instead of having to save one page, then tab to the next.
Item that may be of interest to Curators and others:
Pioneers Turned Millionaires
Meet five inventive, courageous, and hardworking entrepreneurs, who led the charge during one of the most exciting eras in economic history. Levi Strauss, Henry E. Steinway, William E. Boeing, John Jacob Astor and Henry J. Heinz changed the way the world eats, dresses, plays and travels. They each left Germany hoping to find a better life in America and they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Relive the tragedies and the triumphs that made them millions while leaving a major imprint on American culture......( info stolen from Smithsonian Channel)
Program is running today, Check schedule for dates and times ........ ttfn
re: "... I hate to see zip codes in colonial America ..."
FYI: The expanded location details are used on the profile Overview ... so, don't be misled by the zip code on the single line shown in "Edit Profile". I almost always open the location details to be sure it 'populates' with what I want.
FYI2: Location lookup always relates to current political boundaries; one way to handle differences (for the time being) is to use the first line of the "Expanded location" for something like "Colonial XX County, Virginia, now", and the rest of the location being (for example) the current West Virginia location.
Having the current geo-location is particularly helpful, I will say, for burial locations -- makes it much easier to find a memorial marker! <grin>
FYI2: The current location is also necessary for geo-coordinates, which are looked up via the Google API used by Geni and are stored -- just not currently visible to us users, but can be used for mapping. (Try http://www.geni.com/map for an example with your family ... that's located at the "Family -> Map" option as an example of what could be done.)