Started by FRED BERGMAN on Saturday, August 13, 2011


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8/25/2011 at 8:17 PM


8/29/2011 at 2:57 AM



8/29/2011 at 5:33 AM


8/29/2011 at 8:12 AM

I am not sure what the process is, nor am I even sure he wants this (so sorry Peter), but I think that Peter (with more geneology experience than any of us) should be a geni curator. I know the current curators do a wonderful job and have their hands full, but Peter has been asking for weeks now, that the Sigmund Freud tree be cleaned up. It's frustrating enough when our ordinary trees are messy due to inattentive managers, but this is a "famous" tree and should be properly presented. So, two things: Someone please fix the Freud tree and consider (if he wants it) offering a curatorship (?) to Peter Rohel.

8/29/2011 at 8:39 AM

Hey Judy, just so that you know... curators can't help with this particular issue around Sigmund. The generations are too recent, and thus we can only apply to the good sense of the managers that have blocked some of those profiles. I think some of them have abandoned Geni quite a while ago, and then it's up to Geni to intervene. Having said that, keep in mind that these generations are recent. It may be about Sigmund Freud but, from a privacy perspective, it's like we're simply talking about our own great grandparents.

8/29/2011 at 11:55 AM

Done, Ivo

Private User
8/29/2011 at 2:07 PM

yes, thanks

8/29/2011 at 2:35 PM

rvk ...done

8/29/2011 at 2:36 PM


8/29/2011 at 6:07 PM

Thanks George. You make sense. But it's frustrating when people abandon the tree and leave these dangling profiles.

8/31/2011 at 6:38 PM

Someone was faster than me: Geni says "This merge has already been completed".

Private User
9/2/2011 at 2:51 AM
9/2/2011 at 4:01 AM

Caroline; for your consideration; when you find such cases where one of the parameters is very different from the others this might be a result of a wrong merge to begin with so that's not always the manager's fault


Private User
9/2/2011 at 4:22 AM

Thanks Fred. I'll try and see if I can fix the conflicting data - but I think I'm not the manager for any of these profiles. Perhaps we need a thread for the fixing of data and parents for Pro's to do?

Ofir - I am aware that merges sometimes convulate the data and sources get mixed up; however, in this case that did not appear to have happened as the profile with the odd date had not bee merged with anyone. I know that there's a lot of dodgy data on the net particularly with old families like this one and it's difficult sometimes to get an accurate or approximate date. I just made the note so that the merge would not be rejected for that reason (I've had merge requests refused before due to data differences even though the families were the same). But thanks for the heads up.

9/3/2011 at 1:37 AM

Please could someone assist with the following merges.
I am a PRO user but cannot complete the merges as you will see.

The other Managers are NOT PRO users so they can also NOT assist with the Merges.
Jacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman has previously attempted to assist and has approved some of the Merges but still they will not get finalised.

It is annoying to have a Family Tree populated by profiles with those crosses and nothing can be done.

The other option is to simply build a parallel tree with all the data from the other tree's profiles, but that defeats the purpose of ONE TREE.

This is an intense sense of frustration - why cannot a Curator be able to complete the merges.

Help please someone.


John Sparkman

Private User
9/3/2011 at 1:49 AM

The other set is private profiles should should probably also stay private after a merge since they are so recent in time. Even Curators does not have access to private profiles unless they are family.

You even try to merge the profile of the manager herself.

To be able to merge these profiles you have to invite the managers to your familygroup, but in respect of their privacy I would recommend you to cancel the requested merges, pull out and delete the duplicates of their close family since a merge would make the profiles public.

9/3/2011 at 2:01 AM

OK Thanks Bjorn,
Once again it seems as if the Manager has abandoned her / his tree as I have been attempting to contact everyone with a request to assist with their tree.

I will follow your advice

Many thanks

Cape Town, South Africa

Private User
9/3/2011 at 2:28 AM

Nah, there are several active users in that family who have access.

Private User
9/3/2011 at 2:33 AM

The manager of some of these profiles is her uncle and he was logged in for two days ago

9/3/2011 at 7:44 AM

Hi John
I tried to help with some of the profiles, but all I was able to do was send an additional merge request.

Private User
9/3/2011 at 12:41 PM

Done, Ivo.

9/4/2011 at 2:33 AM

Thanks Bjorn and Claudia,

Your advice is appreciated.

I have sent off requests to various people requesting that they mark their profiles (as well as close relatives) PUBLIC so as to facilitate the Merges.

Lets see if that gets any response.


John Sparkman

Private User
9/4/2011 at 2:47 AM

Ai Fred and all. If only all those with there locked profiles would start realizing this is a world wide shared tree it will be possible. But to ask and ask drives me up the wall. I am so close to stert deleting those in the SA tree's.

9/4/2011 at 4:41 AM

Gave up a long time ago to kindly ask those profile managers to open up their long dead private profiles, so we can clean up: They seldom or never react. I have noticed 2 likely reasons: They are no longer active at Geni. Or, much worse, they are stubbornly hanging on to their "property", those profiles they personally entered - and which quite often are double entries messing up the whole tree from there and down. /SW

9/4/2011 at 8:41 AM

Over & Over - I said - " it is a Geni Problem & up to GENI " - to solve its Merging Problems - Caused by Private Profiles - and Not " non-Paying Users /Pros ".

Just Apply the 99 or 120 year Dead Rule (if or what the law states) - and have the Geni Program "Automatically" - make the Profiles Public.

That should have been the Merge Problem solution - Not "Removing Capabilities" - from non-Paying Users, many crucial to our genealogy research and Geni's success !!

9/4/2011 at 8:45 AM


A date rule doesn't solve the problem of profiles with no date in them.

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