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Global Family Reunion: A.J. Jacobs Explains How the World is Related

Posted July 23, 2014 by Amanda | 3 Comments

The Global Family Reunion is only a year away and A.J. Jacobs has been busy spreading the word to all his cousins. AJ recently sat down with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live’s Thrive on Live to discuss his quest to hold the largest family reunion in history and the importance of knowing our genealogy. He is joined via video chat by Mike Mallin, MyHeritage’s Chief Product Officer, and genealogists Thomas MacEntee and Jen Baldwin. AJ is… Read the full story

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Jamboree 2013 Recap

Posted June 10, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

This weekend we had the pleasure of attending the 44th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California. It was a blast meeting Geni users and seeing familiar faces, old friends and first timers. This year we had a much larger space as part of the MyHeritage family with a lovely day-in-the-park theme and green “grass” to complete the look. We even had new Geni banners to show off! Below is a picture of Mark Olsen,… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 1, 2013

Posted April 1, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some interesting articles from the past week. The Genealogy Sphere A Land Patent is Just the Beginning (Genealogy Tip of the Day) – Don’t stop at the land patent. Check out this tip on where land patents can lead. Social media breaking down family history barriers (Standard-Examiner) – Thomas MacEntee talks about how social media has made genealogy more accessible Family Tree Talk: Researcher shares her genealogy adventure (Sentinel-Standard.com) – A genealogist follows… Read the full story

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RootsTech 2013 Recap

Posted March 26, 2013 by Amanda | 2 Comments

We had an amazing time at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 6,700 people came out to the conference, drawing an even larger crowd than last year. The first day was a whirlwind as the booth was crowded with people interested in learning more about MyHeritage and Geni. This was the first time we attended as a part of the MyHeritage family and we had an amazing team manning the booth. It was a… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 5, 2012

Posted November 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy Guy Fawkes Day! Let’s take a look at some interesting genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Give thanks for family stories during holidays (MuskogeePhoenix.com) – Don’t forget to gather family stories during the holidays Youngsters may be interested in ‘cousin’ Justin Bieber (Bangor Daily News) – Fanfare about celebrity connections can help get younger generations excited about genealogy Career Shift: Turn Your Hobby Into a New Job (Forbes) – Great interview… Read the full story

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FGS 2012 Conference Recap

Posted September 4, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments

We’re back from Birmingham, Alabama, where we attended FGS 2012 Conference. We had a great time meeting Geni users and chatting with librarians and genealogy society members about Geni’s Public Access program. We arrived a couple of days early to set up the Geni booth. The expo hall was a good size, with lots of vendors. It was great to see some familiar faces and new products making their conference debut. We had fun chatting… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 23, 2012

Posted April 23, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

A recap of some interesting genealogy articles from last week: The Genealogy Sphere Dracula ‘inspired by ancestor tale’ (Leinster Express) – Historian Fiona Fitzsimons proposes that Bram Stoker’s Dracula was inspired by his ancestor and not Vlad the Impaler Stuart woman recalls life in years around recently released 1940 census (TCPalm.com) – A Florida woman finds herself in the 1940 census and discusses what life was like at the time Study reveals ‘extraordinary’ DNA of… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 16, 2012

Posted April 16, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Here’s the latest in the world of genealogy: The Genealogy Sphere What Does the 1940 Census Mean to the Genealogy Community? (Thomas MacEntee) – Thomas MacEntee likens the release of the 1940 census to Christmas for genealogists Most-Wired Generation Meets Greatest Generation in Census Frenzy (SF Gate) – A look into the 1940 census frenzy among genealogists Unsinkable Molly Brown’s daughter chose Paris over Titanic (Greenwichtime.com) – What could have been – a descendant of… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Getting to Know Thomas MacEntee

Posted August 11, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: How did you get started with Genealogy? I got started back in the early 1990s when my mother handed me a copy of a printed genealogy one of my ancestors had created in 1916. George W. Putman was my 6th cousin 5 times removed and he published The Genealogy of David Putman and His Descendants, 1645-1916 (view digital version online here). Only… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Genealogy Research Logs

Posted August 5, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes:   What is a genealogy research log? A research log is used to track your genealogy research findings whether they are online or in person at an archive or a library. Most genealogists need some system of tracking the information and evidence they locate in order to determine whether or not that data proves a relationship or a theory. Very often, as… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Genealogy & Family Reunions

Posted July 25, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] What is a family reunion and how can I get started organizing one for my family? Family reunions are as unique as families themselves and they come in all shapes, sizes and formats. For most families, a family reunion is held on an annual basis, and during the summer here in the United States, where family members get together to share a meal and… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Cluster and Collateral Searches

Posted July 12, 2011 by Geni | 3 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] In this episode, Thomas and Grant dicuss collateral and cluster searches in regards to genealogy. Learn how you can gain information about your ancestors by learning more about history.

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Geni Podcast: Securing Your Genealogy

Posted June 23, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Geni Podcast: Securing Your Genealogy by Geni, Inc. In this episode, Thomas MacEntee and Grant Brunner discuss making sure that your genealogy is secure. We don’t want to lose any of our hard work, so listen to some of these great tips about security. Show Notes: How should I preserve original documents and photos for future generations? Preserving documents and photos is getting more… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Helping Others with Genealogy

Posted June 3, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Why should I help others with their genealogy? For me the question is more “why not help others with their genealogy?” Most of us had some sort of mentor or person who welcomed us into the world of genealogy whether it was a relative, a librarian, or a staff member at a Family History Center. I can’t say why it seems that… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: The Problem with GEDCOM

Posted May 27, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Transferring Your Genealogy Database Data Many of us use genealogy database programs such as Legacy Family Tree, RootsMagic or Family Tree Maker to track our genealogy research and data. These programs often require and installation on your computer and a proprietary data file format is used. However, there are methods you can use to transfer data between these programs.  Why would you… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Memory Keeping

Posted May 10, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Memory Keeping As genealogists or family historians, we tend to be the “keeper” of the information and data, we do the research, we write up our finds.  Very often we want to share this information with family members and this is a natural extension of what we do as researchers. However there are some ways in which you can share family history… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: How Do I Find and Use Records?

Posted May 4, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes Genealogy Records Where can I go to find records for my genealogy research? First, start with online databases and repositories to see if you can get access to copies of vital records (birth, marriage and death certificates) or other records. This is the easiest and most economical way to access records. In most cases, these online sites allow you to not only… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Engaging with the Genealogy Community

Posted April 21, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Interacting with the Genealogy Community How I get started with genealogy blogging? First, you need to realize that there are really two entry points to the world of genealogy blogging. One entry point is using genealogy blogs for research.  This means you are a reader of genealogy blogs and like any resource you access them via Google or other search engines.  Google… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Getting Family Involved with Genealogy

Posted April 18, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Why should I involved my family in my genealogy research? While many families enjoy working with each other to discover their ancestry and trace their heritage, very often it takes some convincing to get started on the journey. Here are some reasons why you might want to involve a variety of family members on your research: Family members are good sources of… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 11th, 2011

Posted April 11, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day Ashley Judd Ulysses S. Grant Isaac Asimov Pocahontas Francis Drake Interesting Geni Blog Posts How To: Customize Your Tree Display Featured Project: New and Modern Masters How To: Remove Relationships Understanding Probate Records Geni Podcast: Citing Your Sources Progeny Genealogy’s Geni Charting Companion Now Available Family Tree Tuesday – Henry Ford Geni Contest Winners for April 5th, 2011 General Colin Powell’s Family Tree A.C. Ivory: Genealogy on the Go Anniversary of… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Citing Your Sources

Posted April 7, 2011 by Geni | One Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Collaborative Genealogy What does “citing your sources” mean? When you perform genealogy research, you work with sources such as a database, a book, a newspaper article, or even a website.  These are all sources of information. When you locate information that can substantiate the facts about your family history (a birth date, a death location, etc.), you should cite not only the… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 4th, 2011

Posted April 4, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day Gwyneth Paltrow Rene Descartes Ronald Reagan Claude Monet Mary Pickford Interesting Geni Blog Posts Look Who’s Related: Benjamin Franklin & The Co-Founder of the Pony Express The History of the Pony Express Featured Project: Prominent Scientists: (ii) Medicine & Life Sciences Using the Chinese Exclusion Act Records in Genealogy Profile Options have Moved Geni Podcast: Collaborative Genealogy American Civil War Genealogy More Bloggers Participating in the Geni Giveaway How To: See… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Collaborative Genealogy

Posted March 31, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: What does “collaborative genealogy” mean? For many, the term collaborative genealogy means working with others in order to a) improve one’s own genealogy research results; and b) to contribute to the genealogical community. Collaboration can take many forms including: Attending a meeting of your local genealogical society and talking to other members. Attending a genealogy conference or workshop and meeting other genealogists… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Hiring a Professional Genealogist

Posted March 24, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: When and why should you hire a professional genealogist? The answer to this question really depends upon the person doing the hiring and their specific situation related to their research. Has your research taken you to unfamiliar territory? Are you having to deal with a foreign language or a culture with which you are unfamiliar? Are you in a time crunch or… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Genealogy Conferences

Posted March 17, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Featuring: Thomas MacEntee

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Take a Listen to Geni’s CEO on GeneaBloggers Radio

Posted March 14, 2011 by Geni | One Comment

Last Friday, Noah Tutak (CEO of Geni) was on Thomas MacEntee’s GeneaBloggers Radio program. Streamed live over the internet, this talk program takes live calls from their listeners. We teamed up with Thomas, and we gave away 10 free 3-Month Pro Accounts and one grand prize featuring Geni swag and a lifetime Pro account. If you’re interested in listening, you can Download this Episode.

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Geni’s CEO will be on GeneaBloggers Radio on March 11th

Posted March 10, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

Noah Tutak, Geni’s CEO, will be on GeneaBloggers Radio tomorrow night at 10 PM ET. Thomas MacEntee and Noah will be taking calls, and answering questions about how social media and collaboration impact the genealogy community. Even better, we’ll be giving away 3-month Geni Pro accounts as “Door Prizes,” and one lucky person will receive a lifetime Geni Pro account and a Geni swag pack. If you’re interested in tuning in, please read Thomas’s post… Read the full story

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The Geni Podcast: What’s a Webinar?

Posted March 10, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download this Episode] Hosted by: Grant Brunner Featuring: Thomas MacEntee Show Notes: What is a genealogy webinar? Why are they important to the genealogy community How is a webinar different than attending a genealogy lecture in person? How are webinars helping the genealogy community? How can I locate upcoming genealogy-related webinars? GeneaWebinars (http://www.geneawebinars.com) How to register for a webinar? How do I host my own webinar? Skype (http://www.skype.com) Free programs vs. Fee programs. See Web-Conferencing… Read the full story