Re: Online trees #general


Marcel Apsel
 

I was long thinking to put my family trees on Geni and I speak about 8.000 names, but I won’t do it; I did extensive research on Geni and some far distant relation to whom I had once send a tree in gedcom put it on Geni without my permission; ok with recent generations he paid more attention to the privacy, but when I see what happened to that tree, I became horrified.  The tree is a shulent, kishke and kigel mixed together, where my father becomes my great-uncle, a wife is born 25 years later than the date when her husband passed away, parts of the tree are mixed with others, wrong writing of names, death dates are put it as birth dates, information added by one person is contradictory with information put in by others etc.   The principle to share family on a public tree is in principle a good idea, but the results are less, at least with my tree.  I feel a pity for all the geni administrators who have to clean out mistakes and non realistic input.  Conclusion: I keep my tree with me and family who wants to get a tree, I will share with them with a  PDF format.

 

Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium

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