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Island Report 10 Jul 2012 09:41

Gai, re Jayne Torvill....I was quite amused by that question but I guess the idea was to tie genealogy in with the Olympics.
I would have thought permission would have been sought and approved for the articles about the individuals.

Members being advised not to put living persons on their trees is to cover GRs back.

Wiki is awash with celebrities birth dates.


Gai Report 10 Jul 2012 01:39

I don't expect everyone to agree with me on this issue but this is my opinion of the competition.

I find question 3 a strange question to be asking about the Olympics.

Why would the name of Jane Torvill's mother be relevant. Surely they could have chosen another question in relation to the Olympics.

Also we hear constantly about identity theft and when you read about Jane Torvill, Roger Bannister and Steve Redgrave there is their full date of birth published for all to see.

Talk about double standards. We aren't meant to put Living People on our trees without permission but GR can post whatever they like for the world to see.



Kense Report 9 Jul 2012 18:05

In case anyone hasn't noticed, there is a competition thread in Announcements.


LadyScozz Report 21 Jun 2012 07:25

I've been looking at GR's Facebook page

Posting on there by a Research company.

Question: Did the research company add this, or are they recommended by GR?



Cynthia Report 20 Jun 2012 07:57

It's a very black and white survey - no space for comments - simply yes or no.

I did the survey but simply by-passed the box where you leave your email address in case you win - it was still accepted. However, I would have preferred that a space had been left for comments/ideas/sugggestions but, maybe, they couldn't face it.... :-D

There are still people asking for help on the FB - the GR advice for them is too well hidden to be seen. :-S


nameslessone Report 20 Jun 2012 07:55

Was I the only one to get this survey via the June Newsletter earlier this week?


LadyScozz Report 20 Jun 2012 03:09

If I enter the competiton and win, will GR pay for my trip to the UK?


GlitterBaby Report 19 Jun 2012 21:58

The Women in Black is now available on DVD and Genes Reunited have teamed up with Momentum Pictures to offer you the chance to WIN some great prizes. Would you like a chance to win a pair of theatre tickets from, and more? If so, tell us an eerie tale:

If you've uncovered a spooky story whilst researching your family history, share it with us in 100 words or less...

Four lucky runners up will also receive packs containing The Woman in Black book, a T-shirt, a mug and a torch.

Send your story to

Not found this on GR !!!!

Did I post that comment on FB ?
"Why is this not on the GR site"


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Jun 2012 20:24

and I too think about doing the survey .....................except the "prize" is useless to me!

No M&S over here ..................

and Amazon (unless the voucher can be used on any of the Amazon sites) would cost more in postage than the voucher is worth


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Jun 2012 17:10

It is still on FB just further down the page

it was only put on GR after the comment "Why is this not on the GR site" was put on FB



Kense Report 19 Jun 2012 16:43

Days actually, but they seem to have deleted the original Facebook anouncement.


GlitterBaby Report 19 Jun 2012 16:17

BUT hours after it was posted on Facebook.


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Jun 2012 14:09

now on



GlitterBaby Report 19 Jun 2012 13:14

On Facebook

We need your help! Answer our short survey on Using Genes Reunited and you could be in with a chance to win a £50 M&S or Amazon voucher.

I would like the chance on this site but no mention on here


GlitterBaby Report 7 Jun 2012 23:11



GlitterBaby Report 18 Mar 2012 13:59

In response to the RR,s on this site - so still posting on Facebook without anything on this site. Wish they would spell check first !!

Genes Reunited Hi everyone, thank you for bringin this to our attention. We are looking into this and will certainly be taking action against anyone who has been mis-using the request review system. We are sorry for any distress this has caused you. If you do have any further information on the mis-use of the sytem please could you report it us? The email address is


GlitterBaby Report 15 Mar 2012 00:00

Will ask the question again

Where are the results of the Mothers Day competition on this site ?


GlitterBaby Report 7 Mar 2012 16:41

So where on this site is a list of winners ?

Still waiting for the Annoucement Board to have an apoplogy from the GR Team for the problems on this site.


JoyDean Report 7 Mar 2012 14:59

Competition results seem to be more important in the announcements board than apologies :(


JoyDean Report 7 Mar 2012 11:47

Thank you, Maureen.

However, the apology posted twice in facebook has not appeared in this site in announcements. Very disappointing.