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Saying thank you to our members

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Sally Report 14 Jun 2013 14:36

I posted on fb but forgot to say my thanks on here

thankyou gr team for listening to your members

sally w <3


Persephone Report 14 Jun 2013 11:16

Nice one Natasha,

Thanks to you and all the team on GR.



SylviaInCanada Report 14 Jun 2013 04:21

I've been out all day, so I am late coming onto the site.

Thank you Natasha, and the Team, for listening to the members, and deciding not to go ahead with the plan ..........

............... and thank you, Natasha, for letting us know.

Well done GR

This has been a very useful thread ......... so many different opinions expressed, and no-one has got angry or upset with anyone else. A pleasure!


AmazingGrace08 Report 14 Jun 2013 03:15

Yay ;) Most people help each other at one time or another, I help whenever I can as I have have been the recipient of wonderful tips, hints and help, so I figure when I have access to world wide access etc I am more than happy to return the favour when I can


MaureeninNY Report 13 Jun 2013 22:57

Gold star for GR!!!!



Renes Report 13 Jun 2013 22:42

I second all that has been said :

Well done GR


JoyDean Report 13 Jun 2013 22:42

Thank you Natasha.


jansmith Report 13 Jun 2013 22:31

Been following this thread and am pleased that the GR team have listened to its members


Dea Report 13 Jun 2013 20:15

I am very pleased that you have come to that decision Natasha !

Thank you for letting us know.



Peahen Report 13 Jun 2013 18:19

Well done on this and thank you Natasha for giving the opportunity to comment and give input into the suggestion.

We can all see a sensible decision has been arrived at. What a great debate this has been!

This just shows what great helpers genes has.



GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 13 Jun 2013 17:25

Thank you Natasha for your feedback and to GR for taking on board our concerns about pitching helper against helper.


Cynthia Report 13 Jun 2013 17:22

Thank you Natasha. It would have been a shame to have caused disharmony amongst friends on the boards. :-)


nameslessone Report 13 Jun 2013 16:47


Thank you for listening and acting positively on all the above comments.
Well done.

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 13 Jun 2013 16:42

Thank you Natasha for letting us all know....I am sure there will be a big sigh of relief all round :-)



Community Advisor Report 13 Jun 2013 16:24

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for your comments. I’ve spoken with the Genes Team and we’ve taken your feedback on board and we’ve decided that we won’t be pursuing this idea.



Dea Report 13 Jun 2013 15:53

Thank you Sally - Well said !! - I can only agree :-) :-)

Dea Xxx


Sally Report 13 Jun 2013 15:30

I think all helpers are winners

I would like to know who thought up such a stupid comp

lets face it gr site would be udeless without these helpers

I have been helped many times by different people

and they are ALL WINNERS

sally w <3


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 13 Jun 2013 14:48

There are some good results but it cannot be assumed that therefore there are far fewer negative results. Some people may be happy that complete strangers are handing over their frail mother or father's details without a care in the world. I was less than pleased. I was livid as my parents were elderly at the time and very vulnerable.

I have said it before but I think there should be a unrelated intermediary asking the person being sought if they would like contact with the seeker.

There was a well reported case in the media a few years back on how a father was reunited with his daughter and which ended up in a court case brought by the daughter's family. The daughter was 22/23 at the time.


MarieCeleste Report 13 Jun 2013 13:21

One excellent result of this thread is that it's demonstrated exactly how the boards *should* work - people able to explain differing opinions, respect for each other's views, thoughtful comments.

There are definitely some people on here worth sticking around for. :-)


CupCakes Report 13 Jun 2013 13:20

I tend to agree with MarieCeleste's post 7 Jun 2013 20:39

I spend hours researching helping people

The reward idea I'm not to bothered about either but it might encourage some of the silent members to take part in the boards.

However a £50 shop voucher is not to be sneezed at - I'd take it with thanks.

Regarding helping people find missing people - I'm not so sentimental and take the more direct positive approach. I've had to deal with this several time now and with hand on my heart nobody has been hostile. It is me, piggy in the middle, who has cried buckets when it is all over.

Yes I know there can be some sad results on both sides but they are not as common as some folks like to make out.