Biblical Tree Merge

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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

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.

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, but due to shifting to "prune and graft" merge methods, is not likely to grow much longer.

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 12 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.

So from now on, instead of repeating hundreds of merges all over again each time, for each new copy of the tree that is "merged", and cleaning them up yet again, new trees should be "pruned". This means finding the LATEST point(s) that these copies diverge from the base tree, and grafting the new "branches" on at those points. After verifying that everything in the newly merged copy is also in the "main" tree, those [hundreds of] duplicate earlier profiles can be deleted.

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

Merges in progress.

  1. Adam managed by King David (really Leibish Teitelbaum).
  2. Adam managed by Jacqueli Charlene Finley.
  3. Adam AND Adam managed by Jean Pavloff.
  4. Adam managed by Stephen Anthony Randolph. Pruned. Delete in progress.
  5. Adam managed by Ric Kostick. Pruned.
  6. Adam managed by Corrine Renae Doxey.
  7. Adam managed by Nathan De Graw.
  8. Adam managed by Kirsten Rose Leman.

Connected to the Big-Tree:

  1. Adam managed by Brandon Roger Bascom.
  2. Adam managed by Kristin Valenti.
  3. Adam managed by Geoffrey David Trowbridge.
  4. Adam managed by Robert "Bobby" Hobson Jr.

Attempted to contact:

  1. Adam managed by Gail Kern (Harbert) (no longer on Geni).
  2. Adam managed by Eric Garner Stroud.
  3. Adam managed by Richard Andrew Klein.
  4. Adam managed by Anne Mørkved. Has not responded to queries in both English (Shmuel Aharon) and Norwegian (Brox).

Not available for merge:

  1. Adam managed by Vera Susan MERAN. Explicitly does NOT want her biblical line merged.
  2. Adam managed by Chanda L BOYLES. No longer uses Geni. No interest.

NOT connected to the Big-Tree:

  1. Adam managed by Karen Belle Robinson.
  2. Adam managed by Marlow Einelund.
  3. Adam managed by Matthew Smith.
  4. Adam managed by Larry CHESEBRO'.
  5. Adam managed by Charles Redwen.
  6. Adam managed by Ron Duane Franklin. This is a partial tree (only 147 profiles).
  7. Adam managed by Kurt Bestor.
  8. Adam managed by Jesse Deroid Knudsen.
  9. Adam managed by Kenneth Musser Woolley.
  10. -Adam, -Adam, -Adam, -Adam, -Adam,-Adam SIX copies managed by Mark Batchelder. Strangely enough, they have the first name fields all set to '-', and actual names in the last name field!
  1. Seth managed by Brittany Taylor Lange.
  2. Bc-Shem, Bc Shem AND Shem Sceaf managed by Cyn. (all three presumed to be sons of Noah)
  3. Mahalaleel managed by Joe Lamech.

Trees managed by "historical profiles"

(i.e. not the person who actually entered them).

  1. Adam "Started family tree". <=== (is Brocha Goldschmiedt).
  2. Adam "Started family tree".
  3. Adam "Started family tree".
  4. Adam "Started family tree".
  5. Adam "Started family tree".
  6. Adam managed by Abel (his son).
  7. Adam- managed by Cain Adam (his son).
  8. Adam managed by Jesus Christ of David (his "half-brother").
  9. Adam managed by 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).

  1. Adam managed by Joseph Bilodeau.
  2. Adam managed by Danny Dale Hatfield .

Useful search queries to find yet MORE copies

  1. Arphaxad.
  2. Amalek.
  3. Amminadab.
  4. Zerubbabel.
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