Master Project: Families of the Philippines (http://www.geni.com/projects/Families-of-the-Philippines)
Dr. Jose Rizal, Philippine National Hero
Just click 'Follow' above if you want to help out in the merges, including but not limited to, his ancestors and descendants, his immediate family, relatives and distant cousins.
Profile Managers: Lou, Private User, Private User, Private User, Private User
Profile: Saturnina Rizal-Hidalgo
Manuel Timoteo Hidalgo
I hope you would consider helping us "fix" the connections and merge your data into a MASTER PROFILE (Dr. Jose Rizal). Your efforts would be more valuable if put into say, helping collect supporting documents.
If we do not hear from you within a reasonable time, we will assume you have lost interest and would not mind the deletion of your account
THE VARIOUS JOSE RIZAL PROFILES
1. <private> Rizal
2. jose rizal
3. <private> Rizal
4. <private> rizal
5. Jose Rizal
6. jose rizal
7. Jose Rizal
8. Jose Rizal
9. jose rizal
10. Jose Rizal
11. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal Y Alonzo Realonda
12. Jose Rizal
13. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal
14. Jose Protacio Rizal
15. Dr. Jose Rizal
16. Jose Protacio Y Alozo Realonda Mercado Rizal
17. Unknown Profile
18. Jose Protacio Rizal
20. Unknown Profile
21. Dr.Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal Y Alnozo Realonda
22. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal Y Alonzo Realonda
23. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal y Alonzo Realonda
24. Jose Rizal
25. Jose Rizal
26. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal Y Alonzo Realonda
27. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal Y Alonzo Realonda
28. JOSE P. RIZAL
29. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal
30. Unknown Profile
31. Dr. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal Y Alonzo Realonda
32. Jose Rizal
33. Unknown Profile
34. Jose Rizal
35. Unknown Profile
36. jose rizal
37. Jose rizal
38. Jose Rizal
39. Jose Rizal
40. Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado Y Alonso Realonda
In the same light, the following are claimed profiles for Rizal's eldest sibling, Saturnina Rizal-Hidalgo and the profile owner's last date online. They have also been notified of the abovementioned options:
1. Saturnina Mercado Rizal 26-Apr-11
2. Unknown Profile 24-Apr-11
3. Saturnina Mercado Rizal 25-Apr-11
4. Saturnina Alonzo Realonda Mercado Rizal 25-Apr-11
5. Saturnina Mercado Rizal 27-Apr-11
6. Unknown Profile 25-Apr-11
7. Saturnina rizal 15-Jun-11
I share your frustration, Jerome. Sadly, the only recourse is to create and manage a good, clean tree and let others who would like to join merge at their convenience. Over the time I have been curating, I have come across people who do not want to collaborate and would just like to keep their tree private, even if a public version exists.
Thanks for the note, Louie! As a non-family member, my interest is scholarly more than anything else, for this and the others I tend to.
As a curator, it is part of the job description to merge and fix relationships, so I apologize for the updates you may be getting from profiles I merge (there's a ton, I know).
This is easy to remedy though. Please advise your relatives with burdened emails to go to the upper right ACCOUNT > ACCOUNT SETTINGS > NOTIFICATIONS. Each user can personalize what is delivered into their mailboxes. :)
@Mona...Thanks! It must be a difficult job!
@Antonio...That is so true & that's also a problem I have. I put the complete name in the info part but I use the nickname for others to see. I'll give it some thought...if I should change. I also put down the maiden names of the women to show the real line.
Private User, Private User. I can help you standardize the names, as soon as the errant profiles are expunged. Given recent changes made by Geni on editing rights of non-PROs, I would like to extend my assistance to those who are working on Filipino public profiles.
Filipino naming conventions are straightforward with some exceptions. Let me know if you think of others ...
...Except for women's names. It is a standard to use maiden names. Adding the married name into the a woman's name (hyphenation) poses complications when she marries multiple times. When the father's name is moved to the "Middle Name" field, we run the risk of "losing" her mother's maiden name. Geni added the "Maiden Name" field only to accommodate the needs of researchers working on profiles from earlier generations or unique localities, where the mother's surname is not the middle name (not the case for us) and is a clue to the person's origins. Personally, I do not use this field because it messes up my records when I download a tree into a local gedcom file.
... Except for male suffixes. There is a field for suffix; but I prefer to differentiate using the mother's maiden name.
... Except for nicknames. I admit, this can come in handy when differentiating Sr. vs Jr. vs. III etc. Officially this should go into the "Nickname" field. Now, I add this as part of the "Display" field.
... Except for the titles. Some folks like adding "Don" and "Dona". While the prefix ceased to have titular meaning in the Philippines by about the 1700s in the Philippines, I guess people like the allusions to social prominence. :D
... Except for those using Spanish naming conventions. As you know the middle name comes after the "y", but I still see that merged with the surname. This also makes merging difficult.
The "Display" field has worked as a perfect solution for some of my naming difficulties. I use standard naming conventions on the actual profiles; but I accommodate personal preferences in naming by using that field.
Here's a link to the Geni standards http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Naming_Conventions