Anyone else do this, have any insight as to If I may have missed the opt out check box? They also sold Family Tree Maker to a company out of India. There will always be mistakes. And truly making it all one giant tricky brings up all sorts of tricky issues. The issue with ancestry and wiktree versus Geni and myheritage is that ancestry and wiktree will never let you amend your erred records and so sit on their systems as permanent errors. You understood my comment perfectly well. You can always go to and ask for a profile to be field-locked, but feel free to also message me directly for help click my name on this comment. Learned in the process that they will also take 23andMe and Anscestry data.
Since I do not want anything else than the free geni I am very annoyed now because they make it impossible to used geni. That works well for me. I finally invited a few to join me. It can be used as such a digest for family news. I had been doing my tree for over 15 yrs. Then comes the legal angle as pointed out by Walter Little earlier— terms and conditions trump privacy.
The worst part is after you have a pro membership, they make you pay more money to view any records the site finds which makes the only functioning aspect of the site a total scam. She never had that test, and neither did I. By combining research into a single tree that users work on together, users can focus on verifying information and on new avenues of research, rather than spending time duplicating research that others have already done. In this sense any entity can be guilty of gross negligence whether it was intended or not. Thank Lisa, you saved me writing the same.
No one at Geni responded to my inquiries until Ashley responded to my post here today. I found a genocousin with whom I corresponded. If I pay a similar amount to Ancestry, I at least have access to a load of primary sources databases. Sign up for our monthly emails and join our FamilyTree family on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and Pinterest. Geni allows each profile to have multiple languages, so you can use all the different spellings and alphabets you want. When Geni stopped the uploads, there were something like 600 different Charlemagnes on Geni.
Also indicates 8 people in my data, only added 3. In his communications with me, he was clear, concise, professional, kind and courteous. Apologies if this ends up multiple posts, my connection kept dropping Even with this feature Geni, MyHeritage, …. So, your comment is not really a critique, but just a statement of your personal decision not to take advantage of new, better technology. MyHeritage has a 70,000 person giant tree from my region and Geni has none beyond a few thousand and the Geni ones seem to have more errors by far. This relationship path might help you identify a likely location for the match.
I should have considered the bother-to-benefit ratio before even starting. Also a few names I see one very large tree there that I might be able to attach to appears to have tons beyond tons of the research wrong. But everyone can use Geni for free. Yes - Ancestry is barely better than this one, but at least the have a minimal type of security. Shame on your My Heritage. So I am again not sure what you are talking about. When people use the curators, they have a much better time! Launched on January 16, 2007, the company stated that it aimed to create a family tree of the world.
Another curator who had contacted me previously, proudly announced that he was my 24th cousin, showing me how up to the 15th century and down. I have been doing research for years. Hi Randols May I ask you about some problem I have with Geni? Familysearch have an agreement to gather information from church records. The SmartMatches algorithm may find Geni profiles that resemble both online public records indicated with orange color , and profiles in private family trees green. Tried the manual entry, very user unfriendly. Of course if gross negligence occurs one is likely to see a class-action lawsuit but that is after the damages have already occurred.
The Geni system identified us as second cousins twice removed, but no ancestor path. SmartCopy includes a consistency check feature that warns when data is unreasonable. I appreciate Mike, from Geni customer support who helped me correct the mistake on site, quickly. The answer is always no. On Geni, if you also subscribe to MyHeritage, you can take advantage of SmartMatches showing matching duplicate trees on MyHeritage.