I would like to open this discussion and ask you to join me and express your voice as to thet the changes that GENI management "inflicted" on the non-paying members. I think the worst changes for me are that I cannot merge nor search names, anything I try to do is greeted by an ad to join Geni-Pro. Would I have known that the conditions of the non paying membeers would be changed I would not have invested endless hours on my Tree and inviting my family and friends to join. I somehow feel betrayed.
Well, I shall have to consider my steps. I might even delete totally my Tree and transfer the contents to another more accommodating genealogy site.
I did give a recommendation to leaving dutch users to take a look at http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Main_Page with equal rights for all users, technical much better than Geni, but unfortunately, very very small, about 2,000,000 profiles
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Hello my dear Nurit.
I am also disappointed about this new "laws" introduced to the protocol.
When I began to gather all the info about my descended family, I did it for a purpose: Should my relatives have the opportunity to construct further the tree without difficulty. I was convinced that all is free of charge.
Better Geni consider to withdraw all this inconvenience and continue to serve our family members. Their measures are not contributing to bring people together, but I am afraid the opposite will occur.
Today is a "must" to keep the seed of the society united.
Thank you Nurit for having the initiative to bring up this issue.
I have felt uncomfortable with Geni from day 1 and thus chose not to invest my energy or money in that direction. Myheritage, though after a certain tree size require payment, are very reliable, allow you to produce Gedcoms and in general are very friendly and helpful. Now I am even happier that I chose them!
No. They don't have that feature but one is free to create a Gedcom and upload it to, for example, FTJP - Family Tree of the Jewish People of JewishGen or such. One of the reasons I felt uncomfortable with Geni IS the freedom people have with changing data on a family tree and possibly entering wrong data on top of the correct data I worked so hard to find. Regarding payment - one is free to choose one of three options - work on a "Free" package for small trees, regilar for middle size trees and premium for very large trees - but you know that in advance, it is all clear and upfront and you can choose the package that best suits you. I started with a Free package and found very quickly that I need more space so, willingly paid for Premium option. I knew that it might happen and never felt that I was taken advantage of.
jeg er dansk
og kan ikke skrive engelsk
oversætter jeres på Google translate
dog går der en del tabt ved oversættelse
Oversættelse fra Dansk til Engelsk
It was like you I joined,
pretend to be toll-
and so now this
Yes you could write, change to any new
had to pay
it can not be right for all the hours that are put here feels
as a stand somewhere and laughing out loud
I think new terms that strip most features from new users are ridiculous. Let's be honest, family-tree building only interest certain people, who would be willing to spend time and money on this. Most others, who are invited to add to or fix the existing tree, will not bother to participate if they have to pay for this.
Before I upgraded to the Pro version, I added/edited and searched a lot of people. Had I not done so, most likely I wouldn't have joined Geni.
By the way, why did Geni remove the ability to add to the family right from the screen without viewing the tree? It was such a cool feature.
Here are my suggestions:
1. Offer at least a 30-day free trial with previous features to give people a taste of this. Internet companies did that in the 1990s.
2. After that, allow people to search new records, update the existing ones, but not add.