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Family History Month is Here – Upgrade to Pro and Give Any Relative 50% OFF!

Posted October 2, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
Family History Month

October is Family History Month! Celebrate the occasion with Geni by signing up for a Geni Pro membership. From now until October 31, when you sign up for a Pro membership, you can give any relative an exclusive invitation to upgrade to a 1-year Pro subscription at 50% OFF! With Geni Pro, you can add unlimited relatives to your family tree, access tree matches and merge duplicate profiles to connect instantly with new branches of your… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Groucho Marx

Posted October 2, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Groucho Marx

On October 2, 1890, comedian Groucho Marx was born in New York. A master of quick wit, Marx is widely considered one of the greatest comedians of the modern era. Marx made 26 movies throughout his career, 13 of them with his brothers Chico and Harpo. His signature glasses, bushy eyebrows, mustache and cigar made him immediately recognizable and an iconic fixture in popular culture. Groucho Marx is connected to over 64 million people in Geni’s World Family… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for October 1, 2012

Posted October 1, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy Family History Month! To celebrate, check out some interesting articles from the world of genealogy! The Genealogy Sphere Genealogical Serendipity (Branch by Branch) – Have you ever benefited from genealogical serendipity? Another Instance of Bogus “Family Coats of Arms (Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter) – Dick Eastman posted a great article about the myth of family coats of arms College Yearbooks for Non-Graduates (Genealogy Tip of the Day) – Great tip on checking yearbooks for… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Julie Andrews

Posted October 1, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Julie Andrews

Happy birthday, Julie Andrews! Today the beloved British star turns 77. Andrews made her film debut in Marry Poppins for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Since then, Andrews has taken on many other iconic roles, including the leads in The Sound of Music and Victor/Victoria, both earning her two more Academy Award nominations. What’s your favorite Julie Andrews film? Julie Andrews is not yet connected to the world family tree. Perhaps you can… Read the full story

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Today’s Release: Better Tree Matches!

Posted September 28, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Better Tree Matches Today we’re excited to announce smarter Tree Matches. When another user adds information to their tree about a relative that you both share we use tree matches to alert you. A sophisticated algorithm based on dates, names, immediate family and more is used to decide whether the profile in the other tree is match to your relative. We’ve spent a lot of time improving this algorithm over the last few months, and… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Edwin Hubble

Posted September 28, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember astronomer Edwin Hubble, who passed away on September 28, 1953. Considered one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century, Hubble was the first to discover that there are other galaxies in the Universe beyond the Milky Way. He also the first to observe that the universe is expanding at a constant rate. Hubble’s revolutionary findings fundamentally changed the scientific view of the universe. Edwin Hubble is connected to over… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Louis XIII of France

Posted September 27, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Louis XIII

On September 27, 1601, Louis XIII, King of France and Navarre, was born. At the age of nine, the Bourbon monarch ascended to the throne after the death of his father, Henry IV. As a child, his mother Marie de Medici, acted as regent. Her mismanagement of the kingdom led Louis XIII to take power in 1617 and exile his mother and execute her followers. During his reign, Louis XIII leaned heavily on his Prime… Read the full story

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T.S. Eliot’s World War I Draft Registration Card

Posted September 26, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today is poet T.S. Eliot‘s birthday! In honor of his 124th birthday, check out T.S. Eliot’s World War I draft registration card. Did you know WWI draft cards hold lots of genealogical intel? Six weeks after the U.S. declared war on Germany, the Selective Service Act of 1917 was passed, which authorized the federal government to raise a national army for the American entry into World War I through conscription. Between 1917 – 1918, every… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Johnny Appleseed

Posted September 26, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Johnny Appleseed

On September 26, 1774, American folk hero Johnny Appleseed was born in Leominster, Massachusetts. Born Jonathan Chapman, Johnny gained  notoriety as a pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. His kindness and generosity to others made him a legend in his own lifetime. Johnny Appleseed is connected to over 64 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Johnny Appleseed’s Geni Profile… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: William Faulkner

Posted September 25, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
William Faulkner

On September 25, 1897, author William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi. Greatly influenced by his Mississippi upbringing, Faulkner is remembered as one of the most important writers of Southern literature in the United States. Over the course of his career, Faulkner would win two Pultzer Prizes for his novels, A Fable and The Reivers, and receive the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature.  Did you know fellow writer Ernest Hemingway is William Faulkner’s 13th cousin thrice removed?… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 24, 2012

Posted September 24, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

Happy Monday, everybody! Here are some interesting articles from the past week. Enjoy! The Genealogy Sphere The Aunt I Never Knew (Kindred Spirits blog) – A great family story about a relative Kindred Spirits blogger never had a chance to know A Second Chance to Be a Genetic Pioneer (The Huffington Post) – Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak talks about Geno 2.0 by National Geographic First Ever English Translation of Rare 1895 Czech Resource to be Made Available… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Claire Danes

Posted September 24, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Claire Danes

Last night, actress Claire Danes won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her starring role in the Showtime series, Homeland. Danes first gained attention in the cult favorite My So-Called Life for which she received her first Emmy nomination. Did you watch the Emmys last night? Claire Danes is connected to over 64 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Claire Danes’ Geni Profile… Read the full story

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Are You Related to a Gymnast?

Posted September 21, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

This Saturday, September 22, is National Gymnastics Day! Since the Olympics, the Fierce Five have been making their way around the country showcasing their talents on their championship tour. You may have even spotted one of their many television appearances! In fact, it was just announced that two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas would be guest starring on the television show The Vampire Diaries. Could you be related to Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Benedict Arnold

Posted September 21, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Benedict Arnold

On this day in 1780, American General Benedict Arnold committed treason when he handed over secret war plans to the British Army. As general of the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, Arnold won glory at the Battles of Ticonderoga and Saratoga. However, despite these victories, he was passed over for promotion by the Continental Congress. Bitter and severely in debt, Arnold defected to the British Army. Today, his name is still synonymous with… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Upton Sinclair

Posted September 20, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On September 20, 1878, author Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Sinclair is best known for his classic novel, The Jungle, which exposed the horrid conditions of the U.S. meat packing industry. The novel caused such a public uproar that it contributed in part to the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act just a few months after it was published. Upton Sinclair is connected to over… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy

Posted September 19, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Black Sam Bellamy

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! In honor of this holiday, we’re highlighting eighteenth century pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. Although his term as a pirate was short lived, Black Sam Bellamy and his crew captured over 50 ships before his death at 28. He became known as the “Prince of Pirates” for his mercy and generosity towards those captured on his raids. Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy is connected to over 64 million… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Brandon Flowers

Posted September 18, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Brandon Flowers

Today we highlight musician Brandon Flowers of the American rock band, The Killers. Their fourth studio album Battle Born hits stores today! The highly successful band has already sold more than 16 million records worldwide. Did you know Brandon Flowers shares a rather close connection to Governor Mitt Romney? Brandon Flowers is Mitt Romney’s great grandfather’s wife’s third great nephew! Brandon Flowers is connected to over 64 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 17, 2012

Posted September 17, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

Check out some interesting genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Curious Cousins (Ancestors Live Here blog) – Interesting blog post from Leslie Ann about some interesting relationship paths in her family tree A drunken dandy. A Spitfire hero fuelled by Spam. And a colonel pickled in rum. The very fruity secrets I found in my family tree (Daily Mail) – A UK reporter looks into his family history Woman working to return… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: John Ritter

Posted September 17, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember beloved actor and comedian John Ritter, who was born on September 17, 1948 in Burbank, CA. Ritter shot to fame as Jack Tripper on the hit sitcom Three’s Company and became one of television’s most beloved stars. Sadly, Ritter died on September 11, 2003 after falling ill on the set of his new sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. John Ritter is connected to over 64 million people in Geni’s World… Read the full story

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Passport Applications Hold Lots of Genealogical Data

Posted September 14, 2012 by Amanda | 7 Comments
Walt Disney Passport Application

Did you know that you can find very valuable information in U.S. passport application records? Passport applications hold a large amount of genealogical data that can be incredibly useful to your family tree research. Information such as birth date, place of birth, current residence, parental information, photo and signature are almost always found in passport applications. Let’s take a look at a real life example below! Here is a copy of Walt Disney‘s passport application submitted August… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Francis Scott Key

Posted September 14, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Francis Scott Key

On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key penned the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British forces during the War of 1812. After it was published, the words were set to music and renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In 1931, the song was officially named the national anthem of the United States. Francis Scott Key is connected to over 64 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?  … Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Laura Secord

Posted September 13, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Laura Secord

On September 13, 1775, Canadian folk hero Laura Ingersoll Secord was born. Dubbed the Canadian heroine of the War of 1812, Secord is known for warning British forces of an impeding American attack, which led the British to victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams. Today, Secord has become a part of Canadian mythology – her story even inspired a folk song! Laura Secord is connected to over 64 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jesse Owens

Posted September 12, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Jesse Owens

On September 12, 1913, Olympic track and field athlete Jesse Owens was born in Oakville, Alabama. At the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, Adolf Hitler hoped to use the games to showcase Aryan superiority, even using Nazi propaganda to depict Africans as inferior. However, Owens surprised everyone by winning four Olympic gold medals. Jesse Owens is not yet connected to the World Family Tree. Perhaps you can help connect him to over 64 million profiles… Read the full story

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Remembering September 11th

Posted September 11, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Sept 11 Memorial

On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks. In memory of the lives lost on that fateful day, Geni users have created the September 11 Memorial project. The project is dedicated to preserving the stories and memories of all 9/11 victims and those who risked their lives to save them. Was your family touched by the tragedy? Perhaps you would like join this project to share their story with… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: O. Henry

Posted September 11, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
O. Henry

Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of famous short story writer O.Henry. On September 11, 1862, William Sydney Porter was born in Asheville, North Carolina. He used the pen name O. Henry for all his literary works. Henry’s witty wordplay and clever twist endings made him one of the most popular American short story writers of his time. Stories such as “The Gift of the Madgi” and “The Randsom of the Red Chief”… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for September 10, 2012

Posted September 10, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Lots of great articles in this week’s recap! Check them out below! The Genealogy Sphere Judyanne Bowling reunited with her family after 66 years of searching(Adelaide Now) – A woman is reunited with her family through Geni after finding each other on Geni! Relationship with Lizzie Borden (Ancestors Live Here) – Blogger Leslie Ann is related to Lizzie Borden! Are you? Wanted! Family History in Wanted Posters (About.com) – Kimberly Powell discusses family history information… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jane Wyman

Posted September 10, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember actress Jane Wyman, who passed away on September 10, 2007. Wyman began her film career in the 1930s and received her first Oscar in 1948 for the film Johnny Belinda. She was once married to Ronald Reagan and the couple had three children before divorcing in 1948. Later in her career, Wyman achieved success with a leading role in the popular television show Falcon Crest.   View Jane Wyman’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Pedro I of Brazil

Posted September 7, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Independence Day, Brazil! On September 7, 1822, Pedro I, Prince of Brazil, declared Brazil’s independence, ending 322 years of Portugal’s colonial dominance over the country. Nicknamed “The Liberator,” Pedro I served as the first ruler of the Empire of Brazil. Today, his remains are interred in the Ipiranga Monument, which is located near the historic site where Pedro I proclaimed Brazil’s independence. Pedro I is connected to over 64 million profiles on Geni’s World Family… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Pippa Middleton

Posted September 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Birthday, Pippa! Today Pippa Middleton turns 29. As the younger sister of Kate Middleton, she served as the maid of honor at her sister’s wedding to Prince William. Lately, Pippa has made a name for herself as a trend-setting fashionista and socialite. Pippa Middleton is connected to over 64 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Pippa Middleton’s Geni Profile  

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In Memory of the Munich Massacre

Posted September 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters commemorating the victims of the Munich massacre (photo by Highcontrast)

Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes’ quarters commemorating the victims (photo by Highcontrast) Today marks the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre in Munich, West Germany. On September 5, 1972, members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. By the end of the crisis, 11 Israeli Olympic athletes and coaches were killed. In remembrance of this tragic event, several Geni users created The Munich Massacre project… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: John Cage

Posted September 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we celebrate the 100th birthday of prolific avant-garde composer John Cage! Along with his long-time partner and dancer Merce Cunningham, Cage was instrumental in the development of modern dance. His unorthodox ideas and inventive compositions had a profound influence on mid-20th century music. John Cage is connected to over 64 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View John Cage’s Geni Profile  

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FGS 2012 Conference Recap

Posted September 4, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Welcome to FGS 2012

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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Profile of the Day: Beyoncé Knowles

Posted September 4, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Birthday, Beyoncé! Today the music superstar celebrates her 31st birthday. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé catapulted to music stardom in the female R&B group Destiny’s Child. Since launching her own solo career, she has become one of the top selling female performers of all time. Did you know Acadian leader Joseph “Beauseleil” Broussard is her 6th great grandfather? Beyoncé Knowles is connected to over 64 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree…. Read the full story

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Facebook Social Sharing on Geni

Posted August 31, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Today we’re excited to introduce Facebook Social Sharing on Geni – a new way to share your Geni experience with your friends and family! Have you ever been working on a Geni project and wish you could share your progress with your friends? Or perhaps added your latest census discovery to your ancestor’s Geni profile and wanted to share it with your genealogy Facebook buddies? Facebook Social Sharing will easily allow you to share your… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: William Clark

Posted August 31, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Tomorrow, September 1, is the 174th anniversary of explorer William Clark‘s death. As one half of the famous exploration team Lewis and Clark, he made history as the first to undertake a transcontinental expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Did you know Meriwether Lewis is William Clark’s 9th cousin thrice removed? William Clark is connected to over 60 million profiles on Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View William Clark’s Geni Profile… Read the full story

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Labor Day Event – Add Unlimited Relatives for FREE!

Posted August 30, 2012 by Amanda | 3 Comments
Labor Day Event

Celebrate Labor Day with Geni by working on your family tree! Between August 31 – September 3, you can add unlimited people to your family tree for FREE! Whether you’ve welcomed a new member to the family or discovered a new branch of ancestors, here’s your chance to add their place in your family tree. Add as many people as you can because you get to keep each new addition to your tree at no extra charge! And remember to… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Pioneers of the Old Southwest Territory

Posted August 30, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

This year the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference has chosen the theme of “Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the ‘Old Southwest.’” In honor of the conference, we’re highlighting the Pioneers of the Old Southwest Territory project on Geni! Do you have any pioneer ancestors from the “Old Southwest”? Join this project and collaborate with other genealogists researching your shared history. You never know when you’ll discover a new relative! View the Pioneers of… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Daniel Boone

Posted August 30, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we highlight American frontiersman and folk hero Daniel Boone. Boone is perhaps most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky. The village of Boonesborough, Kentucky was one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians. Daniel Boone is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Daniel Boone’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Ingrid Bergman

Posted August 29, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On August 29, 1915, legendary actress Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Considered one of the greatest actresses in film history, the Casablanca star won three Academy Awards, two Emmys and a Tony. Her daughter, Isabella Rosellini, followed in her mother’s footsteps and became an international star and model. Sadly, in 1982, Bergman passed away on her 67th birthday. Ingrid Bergman is not yet connected to the World Family Tree. Perhaps you can help… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Posted August 28, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On August 28, 1749, German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born. In addition to his novels, epics and poetry, Goethe wrote several scientific works on botany and anatomy. A celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe had a great effect on nineteenth century thought. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?       View Johann Wolfgang von… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for August 27, 2012

Posted August 27, 2012 by Amanda | 3 Comments

Check out some great genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Business Records and Your Genealogy (Arlene H. Eakle’s Genealogy Blog) – Good tips for using business records in your genealogy research Family trees: Tracing the world’s ancestor (BBC News) – In 3,000 years, someone alive today will be the common ancestor of all humanity Lost telegram revealing soldier’s death delivered after 67 years (The Telegraph) – A telegram discovered at a bus… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Posted August 27, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On August 27, 1979, Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mounbatten of Burma was killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Lord Mountbatten was not only a British war hero but the uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. Louis Mountbatten is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Louis Mountbatten’s Geni Profile… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Charles IX of France

Posted August 24, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
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On August 24, 1572, King Charles IX of France, under the influence of his mother, Catherine de Medici, ordered the assassination of Huguenot leaders in Paris. In what became known as the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, thousands of French Huguenots were killed in just a few days. The event became the defining characteristic of his reign, which was dominated by the French Wars of Religion. Charles IX of France is connected to over 60 million… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Gene Kelly

Posted August 23, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of Gene Kelly‘s birth. The Singin’ in the Rain star was born August 23, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His athletic style and classical ballet technique transformed Hollywood musical film. Kelly was named by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest male stars of all time. Gene Kelly is not yet connected to the world family tree. Perhaps you can help connect him to over 60 million profiles on Geni!… Read the full story

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Come See Geni at the FGS 2012 Conference!

Posted August 22, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Next week we’ll be heading to Birmingham, Alabama for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference! This year’s theme is “Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the ‘Old Southwest.’” Do you have ancestry from the “Old Southwest”? The conference will be held between August 29 – September 1 at the Birmingham Convention Center and is hosted by the Alabama Genealogical Society. If you’re planning on attending, be sure to stop by the Geni booth (615,… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Michael Collins

Posted August 22, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today is the 90th anniversary of the death of Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. On August 22, 1922, Collins was shot and killed while fighting for freedom during the Irish Civil War. He was only 31. Although his life was cut short, Collins made significant contributions to the foundation of the modern Irish state. Did you know that Michael Collins has been ranked as one of the top Irish individuals that people would like to discover… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Phyllis Diller

Posted August 21, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember legendary comedian Phyllis Diller, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95. As one of the first female stand-up comedians, Diller paved the way for the way for future female comics. Her eccentric persona and self-depreciating jokes captivated audiences for decades. Will you miss her trademark crackle? Phyllis Diller is connected to over 60 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Phyllis Diller’s Geni Profile… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for August 20, 2012

Posted August 20, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some interesting articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Technology links for today’s genealogyst for 17 Aug 2012 (4YourFamilyStory.com) – Caroline Pointer has a great list of must-have apps for those of you attending the FGS Conference this year in Birmingham, Alabama DNA checks done on family trees (ABC News) – Members of the South Australian Genealogy Society use DNA tests to check the accuracy of their family tree data In Andalusia,… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Amy Adams

Posted August 20, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday, Amy Adams! Today the Enchanted actress turns 38. Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1974. In the film Julie & Julia , Adams portrays a young New Yorker making her way through Julia Child‘s cookbook. Did you know Julia Child is Amy Adams’ 8th cousin twice removed? Next, Adams will be taking on the iconic role of Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot. Amy Adams is connected to over 60 million profiles… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Davy Crockett

Posted August 17, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On August 17, 1786, American folk hero Davy Crockett was born. Known as the King of the Wild Frontier, Crockett gained fame for his own larger-than-life exploits. In 1826, Crockett was elected to the U.S. Congress. He served two terms before leaving politics to join the Texas Revolution. He arrived at the Alamo in February 1836. Crockett would soon lose his life during the infamous Battle of the Alamo. If your interested in the defenders… Read the full story