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Re: [JewishKeidan] Geni----Genealogy Site

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  • Josh Weinstein
    On the positive side, it shows that the program is rather thorough.
    Message 1 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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