ATTENTION Curators, please assist

Started by Shmuel-Aharon Kam (Kahn / שמואל-אהרן קם (קאן on Sunday, September 5, 2010


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10/29/2012 at 7:04 PM

I need help adding my fifth great grandparents. It irks me that people set profiles on private "especially" for generations that far away. I thought maybe if I added my fifth great grandfather as a brother to my fourth great grandfather and somehow merge it I would be able to do that, but now I'm just confusing myself. Would anyone known how to do this?

10/29/2012 at 7:04 PM


10/29/2012 at 7:09 PM

Joel M. Smith

is the grandson of @Reuben Smith and @Mary Smith (Rose). Reuben's parents are @John Smith and Amy Smith. For some reason I was only able to tag the two people. I'm new to the whole "tagging" thing.

10/29/2012 at 7:14 PM

Matthew Wilson Martinthe tagging doesn't work so great.
RE: 5th ggfather, why can't you create his profile in the normal manner?
The solution you are thinking of is very possible but i can't think why on earth you would go to the effort?

10/29/2012 at 7:18 PM

Because the 5th ggf and ggm are set to private, and I wanted to extend further. I just now found out how to get to see who the manager is, and it's actually a curator. That's kind of disappointing, finding out that a curator has a profile so far out set to private.

10/29/2012 at 7:23 PM

Never mind. I just looked at his profile. He is not a curator, but I knew I recognized his name. Turns out, on June 28th, I messaged him asking him to remove some profile from private, and it turns out he did "not" do that. That was 4 months ago. :(

10/29/2012 at 7:30 PM

So profiles already exist for your 5ggparents but they are set to private and the manager is not responding?
That sucks but there's not much anyone can do about it, you could just create your own profiles for your 5ggparents and one day in the future maybe merge with that person's profiles.
What about your 6ggparents do you know them? Are they already on Geni but private, or public?

10/29/2012 at 7:39 PM

How do I create profiles for just them? And for some reason I can't delete the profiles I just deleted. The little "X" isn't showing up. And I don't have the information, but my great aunt knows who my 6ggparents are. They are not on geni yet.

10/29/2012 at 7:45 PM

Joel M. Smith is the son of Reuben Smith and Mary Smith not their grandson.
I think the problem is that you have created Unknown Profile as the son of John Smith, Sr. when they are actually the same person? Merging the two Johns would merge their sons Reuben.
But the profile for John Smith I is private (who knows why!) so it's academic to some point.

10/29/2012 at 7:49 PM

Yes, I want to merge them, but the little magnifying glass wasn't showing up with the information for both of them. I thought maybe I could do it that way, which is why I did that.

10/29/2012 at 7:50 PM

Sorry Matthew you've lost me, "I can't delete the profiles I just deleted"?
If you deleted a profile it is gone forever, how/why would you delete it again?
It might help if you tagged the profile for your fourth great grandfather that you are trying to add parents to. If tagging is not working just copy and paste the URL from his profile into this discussion.

10/29/2012 at 7:53 PM

Is John Smith I your 5xggfather?

10/29/2012 at 8:17 PM

I'm sorry. I meant "I can't delete the profiles I just 'created.'" lol. Sorry for that. My fourth great grandfather is Reuben Smith: Reuben Smith

His parents (my fifth great grandparents), whom I want to add are John Smith and Amy Smith (Thornton). I had created a John Smith as a brother of my fourth great grandfather, Reuben, and added his wife, along with another Reuben, thinking maybe I would be able to merge John with John, Amy with Amy and Reuben with Reuben, but the magnifying glass never gave me the merge option to do so.

I'm sorry for all the confusion.

10/29/2012 at 8:19 PM

Oh cool. All I needed to do was copy and paste the URL, and that tags them? That's pretty sweet!!

10/29/2012 at 8:40 PM

Okay, I just read more information that my Aunt sent is the line directly to Ralph Smith (also known as Ralph Smyth), who was a mayflower passenger. We know that Ralph's son was Samuel. We are "thinking" that Samuel's son was John (which would be my 6th ggf) and that his son is John (my fifth, who is the one we are having trouble with). If we can figure out that Reuben's grandfather was "also" John Smith, and that it is the correct one, then we will find that link. Kent, Reuben Smith's oldest son had his DNA done, and it was a match on all 67 markers of descendants of Ralph Smith. I don't know what that means, but that's what she has written for me.

10/29/2012 at 8:45 PM

I got a public profile match for you

Please examine carefully as I doubt it's sourced out. But you're moving "up tree" enough that I may be able to help validate the research. Smith is a tough name for obvious reasons.

If it looks good to you - merge!

10/29/2012 at 8:53 PM

Yes!! That is definitely it!! Thank so much! Now I'm going to see if I can merge the profiles I created.

10/29/2012 at 10:57 PM

My plan worked: going out to lunch and letting someone else clean up my mess :)

11/4/2012 at 12:08 PM


I was wondering if anyone could help me with something. I am trying to disconnect Jakob Mahler (link below) from the Bohemian Mahler line on Geni, but I am encountering a lot of problems and ended up accidentally deleting several Mahler profiles on Geni and unfortunately I've created a mess. Do you know how to

1). Get back the profiles I deleted because I've clearly upset some folks, and
2). disconnect Jakob Mahler from the tree?

Jacob Mahler

Please let me know if you can help. Best, Eve

11/4/2012 at 1:06 PM

Eve Band -- you can see the list you have deleted at

I've undeleted a bunch of them, but you should check your list.

Now, with regard to Jacob Mahler ... is the problem that his parents are incorrect? Given that there is a spouse and lots of children, it doesn't seem that it should be removed in any way.

11/4/2012 at 1:43 PM

Ahh ... I see that Jakob is connected to the wrong century. Hopefully you'll have the info to eventually get him connected in the right place!

11/4/2012 at 1:51 PM

Dear Dan,
Thank you so much for your help! Currently un-deleting all the rest of those profiles...
Regarding my great-grandfather Jakob Mahler--he is in no way related to the rest of the Bohemian Mahlers. I actually have no idea who his parents or siblings are. I don't want to remove him completely, just split the trees. Is there a way to do that? Thanks,

11/4/2012 at 1:52 PM

Please, we're working on correcting the Mahler tree. Thanks.

11/4/2012 at 1:59 PM

Dear Randy, I am currently undeleting all of those profiles so everything should be restored by tonight! Very sorry for the mess

11/6/2012 at 12:51 AM

Could a curator please tell me when last these people were online:

Private User
Private User
Private User
Private User
Alice McGarril Oelkers
Robert Edwin Bartel
Megan Hopley (nee Nicholls)
Private User
Helene Henriette Holmes

Thanks in advance.

Private User
11/6/2012 at 1:07 AM

Brendan Swemmer

Natalie Oct 2012
Aliyah Delice - April 2011 - same day as she joined - reported abandoned
Alayne Gaye Reece - March 2009 - reported abandoned
terry leigh cunard, mrs - Dec 2011 - reported abandoned
Alice McGarril Oelkers - Oct 2010 - eported abandoned
Robert Edwin Bartel - Sept 2012
Megan Hopley (nee Nicholls) Aug 2012
George Murray - June 2012
Helene Henriette Holmes - Aug 2012

Private User
11/6/2012 at 9:32 AM


There seem to be some private profiles around the area of my 17th great grandfather William Keith (1389-1444):

Sir William Keith, Kt.

11/6/2012 at 10:02 AM


11/6/2012 at 10:33 AM

FYI, All:

You no longer have to ask a curator for when a user was last on-line.

Simply go to the profile of the person, click the Actions button, select Report item.

If that person has already been reported, there will be a message to that effect.

Otherwise, look at the "Reason" list:

If the person has been on-line recently, there will be NOT be a choice of "Abandoned Tree".

If you do have that choice, then you can report the person as having 'abandoned' their tree yourself.

There is no guarantee of any action (Geni's staff has many criteria to consider before possibly taking any action), but you should get an email notification (if you haven't turned them off!!) when they begin to consider your request. You will NOT get a followup note as to what actions they may have taken (for privacy reasons).

11/6/2012 at 10:35 AM

Not quite. There are still 30 private profiles in William Keith's Family Tree.

If you go to Lists, choose William Keith as the focus person, and filter on private, you'll see the full list. Several dozen have been made public in the past few hours, but those remaining will require the help of the managers.

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