Difference between revisions of "Biblical Tree Merge"

From Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
m (Temporary second tree)
(List of duplicate copies: Moved most text of list to new separate page)
Line 101: Line 101:
= List of duplicate copies =
= List of duplicate copies =
There are presently '''at least''' thirty copies of the Biblical Tree on Geni. Each copy has between 200 to 1000 profiles in it, depending on how thorough and extensive it is.
Sadly the list of duplicate copies is growing longer (MUCH longer). As it became too long to have here, it was moved to a separate page: '''[[Biblical Tree List]].'''
== Merges in progress. ==
== Merges in progress. ==
Line 122: Line 122:
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003481825675 Zerubabel.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003481825675 Zerubabel.]
== Connected to the Big-Tree: ==
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001782574749 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001679857195 Robert "Bobby" Hobson Jr.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002172932500 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002172350906 Jesse Deroid Knudsen.] NON-reachable.
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000004006513433 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000138131205 Philip J Fletcher.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003507570552 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003490434361 Andrew White.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003510861527 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/369973 Noel Clark Bush.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003615668979 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003614947319 John W. Buschman.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002187988015 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003783574804 Bradley Thomas Kassian.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4793656697700124273 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/370510015580006292 Mendel Oberlander.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4103656202280067014 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3300635 James Isserles Falek.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4594280166450043071 Reu] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3995291 Heidi Suarez.]
=== Attempted to contact: ===
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001192406148 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000686543118 Eric Garner Stroud.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000250042709 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/2760730 Anne Mørkved.] Has not responded to queries in both English (Shmuel Aharon) and Norwegian (Brox).
=== Not available for merge: ===
# [http://www.geni.com/people/ADAM-ISH-Adam-lived-930-yrs/6000000000169444782 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/people/Vera-Susan-MERAN-Moskovits-Stark-/5449889694870080383 Vera Susan MERAN.] Explicitly does NOT want her biblical line merged.
# [http://www.geni.com/people/Adam-adda-Ben-the-PATRIARCH/6000000000005069219 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/people/Chanda-BOYLES/5460801761930042902 Chanda L BOYLES.] No longer uses Geni. No interest.
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/318602292290006365 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/301916629480003828 Richard Andrew Klein.] Not interested in adding anyone to Family Group to do this merge.
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003276376201 Shet] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003275593118 Sherry Schenk,] is in the process of deleting her tree.
== NOT connected to the Big-Tree: ==
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003148532744 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003148374401 Karen Belle Robinson.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4464315328160022355 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4148942538610023615 Marlow Einelund.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001255296186 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000877117702 Matthew Smith.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000934059802 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000933873288 Larry CHESEBRO'.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002520645189 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002306088006 Charles Redwen.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5709407937090119498 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/312523663730008178 Kurt Bestor.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002904986031 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002904247836 Kenneth Musser Woolley.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/325855433260006508 -Adam], [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/328229433080005498 -Adam], [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/328230230310005556 -Adam], [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/328230848220002081 -Adam], [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/328231261690004741 -Adam],[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/329227687220005777 -Adam] '''SIX copies''' managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/298608650810001231 Mark Batchelder.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001745385966 Seth] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001744457734 Brittany Taylor Lange.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002106194979 Bc-Shem], [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002106302893 Bc Shem] AND [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002106248252 Shem Sceaf] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002105895441 Cyn.] (all three presumed to be sons of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002145556219 Noah])
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002407804104 Mahalaleel] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002407515928 Joe Lamech.]
=== Trees managed by "historical profiles" ===
(i.e. not the person who actually entered them).
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001002194001 Adam] "Started family tree". '''<===''' (is [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000595884695 Brocha Goldschmiedt]).
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000092157532 Adam] "Started family tree".
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5538028203260114769 Adam] "Started family tree".
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5538028203260114769 Adam] "Started family tree".
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/379739849180013825 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/379739620290011029 Abel] (his son).
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5688540597230089987 Adam-] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5688398585700027770 Cain Adam] (his son).
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4839409217160129034 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4451100 Jesus Christ of David] (his "half-brother").
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002781102392 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002585299382 Rachel of Haran.]
=== Not available for merge: ===
These are usually private "work-copies" of trees, that are ALSO already in the "Big-Tree" (and who's biblical lines have been merged).
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/310064874680002369 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/1684718 Joseph Bilodeau.]
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003097925998 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003097785044 Danny Dale Hatfield .]
== Useful search queries to find yet '''MORE copies''' ==
== Useful search queries to find yet '''MORE copies''' ==

Revision as of 15:51, 12 July 2009

This is a Merge Project page.

Many lines of European Royalty (and some of the Pharaohs) trace their ancient lineage all the way back to the biblical era, mostly through various descendants of Noah or Judah. Many Jewish families trace their lineages to the Royal House of David, and the Exilarchs that followed them.

As these most ancient lines are SO far back (Bible ends about 90 generations ago), it is highly recommended to NOT connect directly with them, but rather to find a most RECENT ancestor that connects to them and connect to that. This will reduce the number of duplicates and subsequent merges.

Important Note: NOT all of these profiles actually appear in the Bible. Many are taken from non-canonical sources, from a whole assortment of traditions. Please respect the work other people have put in, and do NOT remove these "additions".

Central Profiles

Extent of Project and Cross-Over Profiles

The end of the [Jewish] Biblical Era, is typically considered to be in the times of Zerubbabel, who led the return to Israel, of the Jews exiled to Babylon, after the First Temple was destroyed. This project covers everything until then.

Additional "edges" of this tree are the Ancient or European Royalty lineages, that connect to it at various points. Such as:

Project Members

Kris Stewart was also extremely helpful in getting this project started. Thanks Kris! Scott Hibbard was the first to give me Family Group permissions, giving me a toe-hold to start from.

Family Group Permissions

Listed in no particular order, although the first couple of names presently manage the majority of the profiles. This list is probably NOT complete. On the other hand, it is not certain that all of the following retain management of any profiles.

Temporary second tree

(soon to be merged with "main" line).

Naming Conventions

  1. In the Biblical lines alternate names (spellings or actual names) are separated by / marks, the "English" spellings first and then the Hebrew.
  2. The surname field is ALWAYS set to a single period ( . ), unless the person has a very specific title (mostly kings). This helps keep all of the records the same (especially after merges, which might otherwise mess up the name), and enables the name to be found, in the Go To tab at the bottom of the tree (which doesn't work for blank surnames).
  3. The maiden-name field is also ALWAYS set to a period. Leaving it blank would cause the various funky stuff that people put in the maiden-name field to be automatically accepted when doing merges (which we want to avoid).


At least 20 copies of this tree, have already merged together. As such, the existing tree has been gone over everything as far as the last of the Kings of David, with a fine comb, and the tree has mostly been verified against various printed sources.

Related sources


  1. Clean-up the tree of Esau.
  2. Create a single verified line of the Exilarchs (using Encyclopedia Judeaica source material), and merge the multiple copies attached to the present main line, into this one. See profiles/trees of first Exilarch Zerubbabel, and his descendant Akkub.

List of duplicate copies

Sadly the list of duplicate copies is growing longer (MUCH longer). As it became too long to have here, it was moved to a separate page: Biblical Tree List.

Merges in progress.

  1. Adam combined trees.
  2. Adam managed by Bjørn P. Brox (with Sumarian demi-gods). 5K+ profiles.
  3. Adam managed by Justin Swanstrom. 5K+ profiles.
  4. Adam managed by K.M. ARCALA. 5K+ profiles.
  5. Adam managed by Dennis Allen. 5K+ profiles.
  6. Adam managed by Yossi Pfeifer. 385 profiles. Tree must be split because it skips large number of generations somewhere after King David, until modern times.
  7. Reu managed by Leif inge Larsen. 82 profiles. Can NOT proceed because half of tree is that of Chandra L Bowles.

Links to combined tree:

Useful search queries to find yet MORE copies

Good choices would be main-line names that do NOT have many spelling variants, and are NOT in common use, outside of the Bible.

  1. Arphaxad.
  2. Reu.
  3. Amalek.
  4. Amminadab.
  5. Zerubbabel.
Personal tools