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  • Harvey Kaplan
    And Geni told me that my friend: is your uncle s second cousin s wife s uncle s wife s niece s husband s great niece s husband s wife (mind you, it also told
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 20, 2010
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      And Geni told me that my friend:

      'is your uncle's second cousin's wife's uncle's wife's niece's
      husband's great niece's husband's wife'

      (mind you, it also told her she was related to herself!!)

      Harvey Kaplan


      On 20 November 2010 16:28, Josh Weinstein <jgw111@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > I fully agree with Harvey. Some of the merged matches are a bit ridiculous.  I made up the following example but it is quite close to reality: I was only informed that my match was the the second cousin of the divorced wife of the great grandfather of my second cousin thrice removed.
      >
      > --- On Sat, 11/20/10, Harvey Kaplan <rvlkaplan@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: Harvey Kaplan <rvlkaplan@...>
      > Subject: Re: [JewishKeidan] Geni----Genealogy Site
      > To: JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10:44 AM
      >
      >
      >
      > Re the discussion on Geni, there's also some pitfalls. Make sure your
      > family tree is saved somewhere safe on your computer and backed up.
      > By the time various people have grafted their family trees onto yours
      > on Geni, it will start to look unrecognisable and you don't know what
      > errors have crept in and how rigorous are there standards of evidence.
      > It's the old story of people trying to 'force in bits of the jigsaw'
      > - which has been happening for centuries (as people tried to prove
      > their 'yichus' or descent from famous people).
      >
      > Also, although Geni is basically free, if it for example tells you
      > that it has found a match for someone in your tree in another tree, it
      > then wants you to upgrade to the fee version in order to see the
      > match.
      >
      > Like everything else, pros and cons! But you still might make that
      > essential connection using this website.
      >
      > Harvey L Kaplan
      >
      > Glasgow, Scotland
      >
      > (Fayn, Kaplan in Keidan in the 1880s/1890s)
      >
      >
    • Josh Weinstein
      On the positive side, it shows that the program is rather thorough.
      Message 2 of 6 , Nov 21, 2010
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        On the positive side, it shows that the program is rather thorough.


        --- On Sat, 11/20/10, Harvey Kaplan <rvlkaplan@...> wrote:

        > From: Harvey Kaplan <rvlkaplan@...>
        > Subject: Re: [JewishKeidan] Geni----Genealogy Site
        > To: JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com
        > Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10:48 PM
        > And Geni told me that my friend:
        >
        > 'is your uncle's second cousin's wife's uncle's wife's
        > niece's
        > husband's great niece's husband's wife'
        >
        > (mind you, it also told her she was related to herself!!)
        >
        > Harvey Kaplan
        >
        >
        > On 20 November 2010 16:28, Josh Weinstein <jgw111@...>
        > wrote:
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > I fully agree with Harvey. Some of the merged matches
        > are a bit ridiculous.  I made up the following example but
        > it is quite close to reality: I was only informed that my
        > match was the the second cousin of the divorced wife of the
        > great grandfather of my second cousin thrice removed.
        > >
        > > --- On Sat, 11/20/10, Harvey Kaplan <rvlkaplan@...>
        > wrote:
        > >
        > > From: Harvey Kaplan <rvlkaplan@...>
        > > Subject: Re: [JewishKeidan] Geni----Genealogy Site
        > > To: JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com
        > > Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10:44 AM
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Re the discussion on Geni, there's also some pitfalls.
        > Make sure your
        > > family tree is saved somewhere safe on your computer
        > and backed up.
        > > By the time various people have grafted their family
        > trees onto yours
        > > on Geni, it will start to look unrecognisable and you
        > don't know what
        > > errors have crept in and how rigorous are there
        > standards of evidence.
        > > It's the old story of people trying to 'force in bits
        > of the jigsaw'
        > > - which has been happening for centuries (as people
        > tried to prove
        > > their 'yichus' or descent from famous people).
        > >
        > > Also, although Geni is basically free, if it for
        > example tells you
        > > that it has found a match for someone in your tree in
        > another tree, it
        > > then wants you to upgrade to the fee version in order
        > to see the
        > > match.
        > >
        > > Like everything else, pros and cons! But you still
        > might make that
        > > essential connection using this website.
        > >
        > > Harvey L Kaplan
        > >
        > > Glasgow, Scotland
        > >
        > > (Fayn, Kaplan in Keidan in the 1880s/1890s)
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
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