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Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 10:45

Susanne stars in first member video!



KenSE Report 19 Feb 2013 11:55

Well done Susanne!


jax Report 19 Feb 2013 12:04

All I can say is :-D :-D :-D

If it gets rr'd so be it


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 12:16

Is it just me or is, Adding people to your tree! is that really a "top tip" and was the video promoting adding living relatives with no mention of GR's T&C as regards to you require PERMISSION to add living people to your tree on GR



jax Report 19 Feb 2013 12:24

I found out two days ago that my daughter had added me to her tree....I did'nt know she even used Genes.....told her to remove it, If I have not added me why should anyone else


Genes Advisor Report 19 Feb 2013 12:38

Hi everyone - Glad to see people have watched our first member video. I'm sure all of you could offer hundreds of tips that would help new members get to grips with their family history. If you would like to share them as part of a video please email

If we could gather enough people we could do a montage of 'Top Ten' tips. Porkie_Pie, maybe yours could be to remind people to get permission from their relations before they put anything on the internet.



Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 12:41

Kate, Thanks for the offer, However I have found fame and fortune elsewhere and have no desire to extend my portfolio



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Feb 2013 13:01

How very brave of Susanne :-)


Cynthia Report 19 Feb 2013 13:21

GR, there are some very good tips already stickied to the top of several boards - Jonesey's especially. Why not use those?


Elizabeth2469049 Report 19 Feb 2013 14:02

Don't want to appear in any video - but something I haven't seen mentioned - when adding information from censuses do put in the occupation - it does add a new dimension, quite apart from helping to identify family records. Sometimes the changes can tell a story in themselves - I have one pretty distant ancestor - first he is a theological student, boarding with a minister whose daughter he eventually married. Next he turns up for several censuses as a silk merchant - and lastly as a minister himself having gone back to his original calling. Some of the census summaries on different sites don't give this detail, it is well worth looking at the original, and the occupations for all the family members.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 19 Feb 2013 14:09

Katie, top tips were submitted quite a while ago.

GR has 20 top tips in:


Cynthia Report 19 Feb 2013 14:49

Don't think Susanne actually helps much on the boards though....does she?

Certainly not one of the 'regulars' who, in my humble opinion, are absolutely brilliant.


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 15:06

Cynthia, I think you could be correct, I have never seen her? post a reply to any query

If she is the member i think? "pity no board name given" so cannot be sure, then i have often seen her post asking for help in the past so hardly a helpful member


Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 19 Feb 2013 15:43

I always understood Sheila Wray was the first member to do a promo video for Genes. :-S


AnninGlos Report 19 Feb 2013 15:46

The only Susanne I can think of is spelt with a Z so maybe it is somebody different.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 Feb 2013 15:50

I really don't know what to say.


GRMarilyn Report 19 Feb 2013 16:02

Well ......I'll give Susanne a TIP !!

Open your Purple Messages wonder members are frustrated for reply's.

I think I saw 15 unopened.... :-S


jax Report 19 Feb 2013 16:14

Very popular lady then :-D


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 16:47

With 15 unopened messages i wonder if many old opened messages ever got a reply

May be she had 15 messages unopened because she doesn't come on GR very often ?



GlasgowLass Report 19 Feb 2013 16:52

I can honestly say that I would never add my siblings, or any other living/recently deceased rellie to a tree. I need permission to do that anyway.

I was at the GRO 2 weeks ago, and wanted to know how old my dad's brother was when he died just a few years ago .
I discovered that he was NOT a brother at all, but had somehow become a permanent family member.
Wait for it... he was the biological great grandson of the couple who informally adopted my grandfather! ( my gf became his adoptive father).
This can wait for about 50yrs before I add it to my tree.