25 January 2016

Another Change Comin'

Did anyone else catch the brief preview of Ancestry's new HINTS page earlier today? A friend alerted me to it and I caught it just before it was taken down.

Hints were visible under the ALL HINTS but RECORDS, PHOTOS, and STORIES showed the error message above. The banner at the top is rather large and each hint was HUGE. Viewing ALL HINTS on my laptop I could only see one hint without scrolling. My friend could see two. Are all programmers married to carpal tunnel surgeons?
The alphabet is gone from the top of the page and the relationship is displayed automatically. On the current HINTS page you have to click "View relationship to me." Unfortunately the new page disappeared before I had a chance to see if there were any other differences.
I'm hoping we'll be able to sort by record collection. What changes would you make to the HINTS page?

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22 January 2016

Who Am I?

You've seen this disaster of a profile before in Bottomless Pit 2. That post featured the events on the profile. This one has the list of alternate names. Over 6000 of them. Six THOUSAND!
This profile has given me nightmares. What if there's a profile somewhere on all of our trees that, because of a computer glitch, has every name and every event attached to it?
There are also a couple dozen "alternate name" facts with no name on them at all. See the horror after the jump.

21 December 2015

We Three Kings of Connecticut

Starting the new year off with the traditional crazy "Biblical" tree. Which edition of the Bible do you think this person used?
Happy New Year!

 Marcomir Sicambrian Franks Ben Joseph tm
 Born: Cologne, Koln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 Died: 1950, Old, Sachsen, Germany

 Married: Möns, Friesland, Niedersachsen, Germany

 MARY Jesus Christ BINT HELI tm
 Born: 1966, Maluku, Indonesia
 Died: Germany


 Jesus Ben Christ
 B: Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
 D: Calvary, Grady, Georgia, United States

 Jesus Nazareth
 D: Yerushalayim, Israel

 Clodemiro Penardim Franks tm
 B: Old, Sachsen, Germany
 D: 1963, Old, Sachsen, Germany

If you have a tree or profile to suggest please send the link to buwtree(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks! 

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21 September 2015


It may take some of you longer than others but I'm sure all of you can figure out the "code" being used here. I would just like to know WHY? When you have people not related to you on your tree do you really need to add a suffix describing how not related to you they are?

 Gov Patrick Henry Hof1stC1xrofWof11thGGNofWof3rdC19xr

 John Henr FinLof1stC1xrofWof11thGGNofWof3rdC19xr
 Sarah Winston MinLof1stC1xrofWof11thGGNofWof3rdC19xr

 Sarah Shelton WofHof1stC1xrofWof11thGGNofWof3rdC19xr

 Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge 1stC1xrofWof11thGGNofWof3rdC19xr

Thanks to Kristin for the link to this profile ;-)
If you have a profile to suggest please send a link to buwtree(at)gmail(dot)com.

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14 September 2015

Bottomless Pit 2

 Birth 09 Aug 1675 in Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
 Death  in Upton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

 John Hanson (1549-1622)
 Janet Raynor (1551- )

 Walter Stanhope (1572-1661)
 ✿ Mary Stanhope (1602-1616)
 ✿ Jane Stanhope (1612-1693)
 ✿ Walter Stanhope (1612-1646)
 ✿ Edward Stanhope (1615-1675)
 ✿ Catherine Stanhope (1618-1618)
 ✿ Anne Stanhope (1623- )

If you're thinking Mary's birth year is a typo, you're an optimist. A birth year of 1575 would be better than having her parents and most of her children dying before her own birth. It would not, however, explain the births and deaths of Mary's parents, husband and children all occurring in England. Changing her birth year would also not improve the rest of the profile which is after the jump.
Here are just a few highlights (numbers in parenthesis are the number of events that are exact duplicates):

 ✿ Marriage
810 AD
Uppsala, Sweden
 ✿ Marriage
1503 7 Oct
Bernbowgale Edinburgh St. James St. Giles Toftis Manys Bernbowgale Manys Toftis Dummanyne Canongate Trinitarian Peblis Crukstoun, Midlothia, Scotland
 ✿ Christening
1847 31 Jan
Kerry, Ireland
1864 15 Oct
 ✿ Residence (85)
Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada
 ✿ Arrival (12)
1913 6 Jun
Detroit, Michigan
 ✿ Residence (72)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
 ✿ SSN issued

After the jump: The complete list of events