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[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001915020024 Kris Stewart] was also extremely helpful in getting this project started. Thanks Kris! [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001808673965 Scott Hibbard] was the first to give me Family Group permissions, giving me a toe-hold to start from.
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001915020024 Kris Stewart] was also extremely helpful in getting this project started. Thanks Kris! [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001808673965 Scott Hibbard] was the first to give me Family Group permissions, giving me a toe-hold to start from.
= Family Group Permissions =
= People who enabled me to merge their trees/profiles. =
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.
This is a very partial list, listed in no particular order.
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001808673965 Scott Hibbard]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001808673965 Scott Hibbard]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000048991839 Joyce Tharp]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000048991839 Joyce Tharp]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4079809382380049038 Sherry Kennedy]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4079809382380049038 Sherry Kennedy]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001915020024 Kris Stewart]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001915020024 Kris Stewart]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961649111 Nadav Barkai]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961649111 Nadav Barkai]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/2649781 Pablo Benítez Barreto]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/2649781 Pablo Benítez Barreto]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4380397840520055510 Ricardo Alejandro Seminario Leòn]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4380397840520055510 Ricardo Alejandro Seminario Leòn]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001713757350 Craig]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001713757350 Craig]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/1658979 Karla Walsh]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/1658979 Karla Walsh]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4155517 Gwyneth Potter McNeil]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4155517 Gwyneth Potter McNeil]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3817654 Jonathan Izaac]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3817654 Jonathan Izaac]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000233479537 Torbjørn Nilsen]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000233479537 Torbjørn Nilsen]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/353785079960012209 Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/353785079960012209 Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000274371420 Rose Appignani Spahr]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000274371420 Rose Appignani Spahr]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001263779531 Robert (Yisrael) Koppel]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001263779531 Robert (Yisrael) Koppel]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003409549846 Joseph Bilodeau]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003409549846 Joseph Bilodeau]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/315716809800006435 Jerry Daniel Peardon]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/315716809800006435 Jerry Daniel Peardon]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/604451 Rodrigo G. Castel]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/604451 Rodrigo G. Castel]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5009566160070066630 Jonathan D. Spero]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5009566160070066630 Jonathan D. Spero]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/285725352490006131 Bjørn P. Brox]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/285725352490006131 Bjørn P. Brox]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/350733179530012777 Malka Mysels]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/350733179530012777 Malka Mysels]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002486523507 Danny Hatfield]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002486523507 Danny Hatfield]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3105706 Malki Zirkind]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3105706 Malki Zirkind]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000172589761 Gail Kern (Harbert)]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000172589761 Gail Kern (Harbert)]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5412621406200030408 Sampsa Kemppainen]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5412621406200030408 Sampsa Kemppainen]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/353943261020013137 Jon Thogmartin]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/353943261020013137 Jon Thogmartin]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001202723110 Ric Kostick.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001202723110 Ric Kostick.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003300152347 Kristin Valenti.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003300152347 Kristin Valenti.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000415680318 Corrine Renae Doxey.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000415680318 Corrine Renae Doxey.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002174151696 Brandon Roger Bascom.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002174151696 Brandon Roger Bascom.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001210330059 Jacqueli Charlene Finley.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001210330059 Jacqueli Charlene Finley.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001893945128 Kirsten Rose Leman.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001893945128 Kirsten Rose Leman.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002446767390 Geoffrey David Trowbridge.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002446767390 Geoffrey David Trowbridge.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4793654215250024782 King David.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4793654215250024782 King David.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003481510305 Erin Spiceland.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003481510305 Erin Spiceland.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001074477409 Jean Pavloff.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001074477409 Jean Pavloff.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002023675700 Nathan De Graw.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002023675700 Nathan De Graw.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002262175865 Thomas Nordli Andersen.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002262175865 Thomas Nordli Andersen.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4872961878120032688 Ron Duane Franklin.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4872961878120032688 Ron Duane Franklin.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003966618071 Dawn Sheree Houck.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003966618071 Dawn Sheree Houck.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3381141 Scott Faust.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3381141 Scott Faust.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001703565228 Rune Aas.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001703565228 Rune Aas.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/345661046170014774  William LaPorte.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/345661046170014774  William LaPorte.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/331618319830011398  Dennis Allen.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/331618319830011398  Dennis Allen.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/2760730 Anne Mørkved.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/2760730 Anne Mørkved.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002172350906 Eric Michael Anderson.]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002172350906 Eric Michael Anderson.]
= Naming Conventions =
= Naming Conventions =

Revision as of 23:09, 13 May 2010

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.

Please read the following FAQ before sending us questions.


  • While I (Shmuel Aharon Kam) may manage a large percent of these profiles, that is because they were GIVEN to me. I did NOT add the profile for G-d, and find it objectionable, but...
  • NOT all of these profiles actually appear in the Bible. Many are taken from non-canonical sources, from a whole assortment of traditions, so...
  • Please respect the work other people have put in, and Do NOT remove these "additions".
  • As to the "photos" of these people, we all know these are merely paintings, done by various artists throughout the ages. As such please don't take them too seriously.
  • As to whether Adam had a belly-button or not (he obviously had no NEED for one). Personally I couldn't care less! Christian theologists debated this for ages (I have no idea what conclusions they may have reached). Jewish theology explains that the human form (i.e. shape and other physical aspects) directly reflect the inner metaphysical structure of Creation (See 'Adam Kadmon' and the 'Tree Of Life' which also has a representation as a human). As such, the belly-button ALSO has meaning. So Adam would have had one too, regardless of his not needing it's function.

Central Profiles

The following profiles are a few useful Bible notables. There is also the Bible Tree Cheat Sheet, which lists the entire "main line" line (54 generations) of the Biblical tree from Adam until Zerubbabel.

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.

People who enabled me to merge their trees/profiles.

This is a very partial list, listed in no particular order.

Scott Hibbard Joyce Tharp Sherry Kennedy Kris Stewart Nadav Barkai Pablo Benítez Barreto Ricardo Alejandro Seminario Leòn Craig Karla Walsh Gwyneth Potter McNeil Jonathan Izaac Torbjørn Nilsen Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer Rose Appignani Spahr Robert (Yisrael) Koppel Joseph Bilodeau Jerry Daniel Peardon Rodrigo G. Castel Jonathan D. Spero Bjørn P. Brox Malka Mysels Danny Hatfield Malki Zirkind Gail Kern (Harbert) Sampsa Kemppainen Jon Thogmartin Ric Kostick. Kristin Valenti. Corrine Renae Doxey. Brandon Roger Bascom. Jacqueli Charlene Finley. Kirsten Rose Leman. Geoffrey David Trowbridge. King David. Erin Spiceland. Jean Pavloff. Nathan De Graw. Thomas Nordli Andersen. Ron Duane Franklin. Dawn Sheree Houck. Scott Faust. Rune Aas. William LaPorte. Dennis Allen. Anne Mørkved. Eric Michael Anderson.

Naming Conventions

See generic Naming Conventions page.

  1. In the Biblical lines alternate names (spellings or actual names) are separated by / marks, the "English" spellings first and then the Hebrew (Hebrew only present when actual Hebrew sources exist).
  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 50 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. Restore descendants of Ishmael (accidentally deleted by someone).
  2. Clean-up the tree of Esau.
  3. Validate descendants of Korah.
  4. Validate descendants of Caleb.
  5. 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 MUCH longer. It became too long to have here, so it was moved to a separate page: Biblical Tree List.

Main line ==> Adam.

Merges in progress

Due to the introduction of the Top-100 "feature", there is a whole mess of additional trees partially merged into the main one, that are slowly being cleared up.

The following is a list of ONLY those merges initiated by project members:

  1. Shem managed by Bjørn P. Brox.
  2. Adam managed by Ofir Friedman

Merges Pending (have permission)

  1. Adam managed by Yossi Pfeifer. 385 profiles. Tree should be split because it skips large number of generations somewhere after King David, until modern times.
  2. Adam managed by Yossi Pfeifer.

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. Dodanim.
  3. Reu.
  4. Amalek.
  5. Amminadab.
  6. Zerubbabel.
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