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Profile of the Day: Jackie Robinson

Posted January 31, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Jackie Robinson

On January 31, 1919, baseball player Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. Robinson broke the baseball color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, becoming the first black Major League Baseball player. Jackie Robinson is not yet connected to Geni’s World Family Tree. Check out his profile and help connect him to over 61 million profiles on Geni!   View Jackie Robinson’s Geni Profile  

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Monday Recap for January 30, 2012

Posted January 30, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some great links from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere There’s no place like home…for 100 years: Centenarian lives in the house where she was born (and these days it has running water and electricity) (Daily Mail) – A woman lives in the same cottage for 100 years 8 Ways to Avoid Barking Up the Wrong Family Tree (About.com) – Genealogist Kimberly Powell offers great advice about how to avoid those wrong turns… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Oscar Niemeyer

Posted January 30, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Oscar Niemeyer

Today, we highlight Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Specializing in modern architecture, Niemeyer was a pioneer in exploring the formal possibilities of reinforced concrete solely for their aesthetic impact. In 1988, Niemeyer was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious award in architecture, for the Cathedral of Brasília. Oscar Niemeyer is connected to over 61 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Oscar Niemeyer’s Geni Profile  

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Featured Project: Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted January 27, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

In anticipation of the new season of the television show Who Do You Think You Are?, we’re highlighting the Who Do You Think You Are? project on Geni! Originating in the U.K., the popular celebrity genealogy series has spawned several international adaptations of the show. Season 3 of the U.S. version premieres next week on February 3 with an all new episode featuring actor Martin Sheen. The project aims to gather all the celebrities who have appeared… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Captain Edward Smith

Posted January 27, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Captain Edward Smith

On January 27, 1850, Captain Edward Smith was born. He was an English naval reserve officer and captain of the RMS Titanic. He died when the ship sank in 1912. This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Have you checked out the RMS Titanic project on Geni? Take a look and become a project collaborator to help identify and list the survivors and casualties of the sinking of the Titanic. Perhaps… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ellen DeGeneres

Posted January 26, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
Ellen DeGeneres

On January 26, 1958, comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana. DeGeneres is beloved by children as the voice of Dory in the Pixar film Finding Nemo. She has won thirteen Emmy awards and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts. Ellen DeGeneres is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Ellen DeGeneres’s Geni Profile  

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Come See the Geni Team at RootsTech 2012

Posted January 25, 2012 by Amanda | 4 Comments
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RootsTech‘s annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah is just around the corner. This one of a kind genealogy conference brings techies and genealogists together to discover new technologies in family history research. RootsTech will be held from February 2 – 4, 2012. Several Geni team members will be in attendance and we can’t wait to meet all of you, so be sure to head on over to our booth to say hi! If your… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Virginia Woolf

Posted January 25, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Virginia Woolf

On January 25, 1882, English author Virginia Woolf was born. She is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in modernist literature and one of the greatest innovators of the English language. Her most famous novels include Mrs. Dalloway, The Lighthouse and Orlando. Virginia Woolf is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Virginia Woolf’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Meryl Streep

Posted January 24, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Meryl Streep

Early this morning, the 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced. Breaking her previous record, actress Meryl Streep received her 17th Oscar nomination with her nod for Best Actress, thus making her the most-nominated actor in history. Streep is nominated for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the UK, in the film The Iron Lady. Meryl Streep is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family… Read the full story

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Posted January 23, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
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Today, January 23 is Chinese New Year! One of the most important traditional Chinese holidays, Chinese New Year marks the start of the Lunar New Year. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which symbolizes power, strength and good luck. In addition to Mainland China and Hong Kong, Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Mayasia, and Chinatowns throughout the… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 23, 2012

Posted January 23, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Catch up on some genealogy articles by checking out the links below. The Genealogy Sphere Cause of Death – Benzol Poisoning (Adventures in Genealogy) – Genealogy blogger Deb Ruth finds cause of death in an old newspaper article Early African American Newspapers, Tell So Much (My Ancestor’s Name) – Genealogist Angela Walton-Raji discusses early African-American newspapers in genealogy GenealogyBank Adds Irish Vital Records to Historical Newspaper Archive (GenealogyBank) – Irish vital records found in old… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Edvard Munch

Posted January 23, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Edvard Munch

On January 23, 1944, Norwegian painter Edvard Munch died at the age of 80. An important pioneer of the Expressionist movement, Munch is perhaps best known for his painting, The Scream, which acquired an iconic status in popular culture during the late twentieth century. Edvard Munch is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Edvard Munch’s Geni Profile  

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Today’s Release: Record Search and Estimated Dates

Posted January 20, 2012 by Amanda | 3 Comments

Record Search We’ve made it even easier to search for records from Archives.com, Find A Grave and GenealogyBank on Geni. You can discover even more about your relatives by entering more information for more accurate search results. To start your search, simply click on the Research tab at the top of the page and select Record Search. Enter in your relative’s name, birth surname, location and birth/death dates and click Search Results to start searching… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Etta James

Posted January 20, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Etta James

Today we remember blues singer Etta James, who passed away early this morning at the age of 73. The “At Last” singer died from complications from leukemia. James powerhouse voice is regarded by many as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. She’s won six Grammy Awards and in 1993, she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. James’s music has inspired a wide variety of musicians… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Cary Grant

Posted January 19, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Cary Grant

Yesterday marked the 108th anniversary of Cary Grant‘s birth. Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach in Bristol, England in 1904. Before gaining fame as one of Hollywood’s classic leading men, Grant joined a circus troupe and performed as a stilt walker, acrobat, juggler and mime. Today, he is remembered as one of the greatest stars of all time. What’s your favorite Cary Grant film? Cary Grant is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s… Read the full story

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School Census Records Offer Lots of Genealogical Info

Posted January 18, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Clay County, Minnesota school census records 1915

Did you know that school districts take a census each year to determine the state’s allocation of funds to each district? Many of these documents have been digitized online and if you’re researching your family tree, it may be worth while to trace down your ancestors in the school census records. You may find lots of valuable genealogical information to help build your family tree. What can I find in school census records?  Names of… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Janis Joplin

Posted January 18, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Janis Joplin

On January 19, 1943, American singer and songwriter Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas. Known for her powerful and original voice, Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Some of her greatest hits include, “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Mercedes Benz” and “Try (Just a Little Bit Harder).” Sadly, Joplin’s life was cut short after succumbing to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Muhammad Ali

Posted January 17, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Muhammad Ali

On January 17, 1942, boxing champion Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1960, Ali won an Olympic gold medal in boxing and he would go on to become the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion. In his retirement, he has devoted much of his time to philanthropy and despite his diagnosis with Parkinson’s, he remains active as a public figure for many charitable organizations. Muhammad Ali is connected to over 60… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 16, 2012

Posted January 16, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Today the U.S. observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which commemorates what would have been the civil rights icon’s birthday 83rd birthday. Are you working on your family tree during the holiday? Take a minute to check out some pretty interesting genealogy related articles from the past week. The Genealogy Sphere Frankie Meyer: Quaker history reveals hidden genealogy (The Joplin Globe) – Journal entries lead a genealogist to discover new information about his family Family… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted January 16, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, January 16, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the U.S. Observed on the third Monday of January each year, the holiday honors iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. King was the leading activist for nonviolent protest against racial discrimination during the United States Civil Rights Movement. His leadership was fundamental to the movement’s success and inspired others to continue his work for many years to come. In 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Mark Wahlberg

Posted January 13, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Mark Wahlberg

Today we highlight actor Mark Wahlberg, whose new movie Contraband opens today in the U.S. Wahlberg transformed his career from rapper to an Academy Award nominated actor. Did you know that Wahlberg is the youngest of nine children? Mark Wahlberg is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Mark Wahlberg’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Jack London

Posted January 12, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Jack London

On January 12, 1876, American journalist and author Jack London was born in San Francisco, California. London is best remembered for his novels, Call of the Wild and White Fang, which are both set in the Klondike Gold Rush. He was one of the first fiction writers to gain worldwide celebrity and fortune from his works of fiction alone. Jack London is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Alexander Hamilton

Posted January 11, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Alexander Hamilton

On January 11, 1757, economist Alexander Hamilton was born. Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. In 1776, Hamilton signed the Declaration of Independence. He also co-wrote the Federalist Papers, a series of articles promoting the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Alexander Hamilton is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Alexander Hamilton’s Geni Profile… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Grigori Rasputin

Posted January 10, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
Grigori Rasputin

On January 10, 1869, mystic Grigori Rasputin was born. Rasputin held the prominent role of adviser to the Romanov family in Russia. He soon became a controversial figure due to his dissolute lifestyle and dominance over the royal family. In 1916, Rasputin was killed by a group of nobles who believed his influence over the Romanov family was a great threat to the empire.   View Grigori Rasputin’s Geni Profile

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Monday Recap for January 9, 2012

Posted January 9, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

Here are this week’s links: The Genealogy Sphere Be Careful in Your Assumptions (Thoughts from Polly’s Granddaughter) – Don’t assume you know all the facts! What Can I do to Restore an Old Photo? (Family Search) – Great tips on how to restore old photographs Searching Mexico’s census for clues about American history (CNN) – Actor Edward James Olmos talks about genealogy in the Latin community and the digitization of the 1930 Mexican census Indigenous… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Hedy Lamarr

Posted January 9, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Hedy Lamarr

Today we highlight Austrian-American actress Hedy Lamarr. A celebrated star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Lamarr is best remembered as the star of Cecil B. DeMille‘s epic Samson and Delilah. It is perhaps less well known that this glamorous actress co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hoping, which forms the basis for wireless communication today. In 1941, Lamarr and composer George Antheil received a patent for a Secret Communication System. Their invention would eventually lead… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Nigella Lawson

Posted January 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Nigella Lawson

On January 6, 1960, food writer and television personality Nigella Lawson was born. Lawson is best known for her best-selling cookbooks and various cooking programs and specials on television. Nigella Lawson is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Nigella Lawson’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Sonny Bono

Posted January 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Sonny Bono

Today we remember Sonny Bono, who died January 5, 1998 in a tragic skiing accident. Bono is best remembered for his singing career alongside his then wife Cher. He wrote and produced some of their greatest hits, including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” Bono entered politics in the late 1980′s when he successfully ran for mayor of Palm Springs, California. In 1994, Bono was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives…. Read the full story

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Genealogy Conferences 2012

Posted January 4, 2012 by Amanda | 4 Comments

Since many of you found our list of 2011 genealogy conferences helpful last year, we thought it would be great to offer up our list for 2012. Below you’ll find a list of genealogy conferences in the U.S. for the coming year, with more to be added as the dates become available. Conferences in bold are those that will be attended by Geni. By no means is this list comprehensive, so if you know of any additional… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jacob Grimm

Posted January 4, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Jacob Grimm

On January 4, 1785, jurist and writer Jacob Grimm was born. Along with his brother Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm embarked on a project to compile a written collection of oral folktales. This important collection was later published as the Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which included such classics as “Hansel and Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Snow White.” What’s your favorite Grimm fairy tale? Jacob Grimm is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree…. Read the full story

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Recap for January 3, 2012

Posted January 3, 2012 by Amanda | 3 Comments

We hope everyone had a great holiday and a happy new year! Here’s a recap of what you may have missed in the world of genealogy over the last couple of weeks. The Genealogy Sphere Seeking Kin: An Israeli finds his American cousins (JTA) – An Israeli man is reunited with his American cousins through genealogy Take research beyond names, dates and maps (Tampa Bay Online) – Suggestions on how to put your ancestors into… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Lucretia Mott

Posted January 3, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Lucretia Mott

On January 3, 1793, Lucretia Mott, an early proponent of the women’s rights movement, was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She was an ardent anti-slavery activist and participated in several public lectures in support of the anti-slavery movement. In 1848, Mott and fellow abolitionist Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention of its kind to be held in the United States. Lucretia Mott is connected to over 60 million profiles… Read the full story

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A Look Back at 2011

Posted December 30, 2011 by Amanda | 27 Comments

With the New Year upon us, we thought this would be the perfect time to reflect on some of the great things Geni has accomplished in the past year. 2011 in Retrospect We spent the first couple of months of 2011 further enhancing and refining popular features. Enhancements to documents, sourcing and projects have really helped to make it easier to share and collaborate with other users. As the year progressed, we pursued features to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Rudyard Kipling

Posted December 30, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Rudyard Kipling

On December 30, 1865, English poet and author Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India. Kipling was an innovative story teller and best remembered for his adventure novel The Jungle Book and his poems, Gunga Din and If. In 1907, Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Rudyard Kipling is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Rudyard Kipling’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Jon Voight

Posted December 29, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Jon Voight

On December 29, 1938 actor Jon Voight was born. Voight rose to fame in the late 1960s with his role in Midnight Cowboy and found continued success in the films Deliverance and The Champ, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Did you know he is also the father of actress Angelina Jolie? Jon Voight is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?  … Read the full story

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Site Maintenance

Posted December 28, 2011 by Amanda | 4 Comments

Update: We’re back! (6:02pm PST) We’ll be down for scheduled maintenance for approximately 1 hour beginning at 5pm PST tonight. Thanks for your patience.

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Profile of the Day: Woodrow Wilson

Posted December 28, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Woodrow Wilson

On December 28, 1856, Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia. He was the 28th President of the United States who led the country through World War I. Wilson helped shape the Treaty of Versailles, which marked the end of the war. Wilson also helped create the League of Nations, an international governmental organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace. In 1919, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Price for his peace-making efforts… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Charles Darwin

Posted December 27, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Charles Darwin

On December 27, 1831, Charles Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle, beginning a five-year survey expedition of the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  His discoveries during his voyage led him to form the basis of his theories in evolution. In 1859, he published On the Origin of Species, his groundbreaking piece of scientific literature which laid out his theories of evolution through natural selection. Charles Darwin is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World… Read the full story

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Play the Geni Celebrity Quiz on Facebook

Posted December 23, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Geni celebrity quiz

We’re excited to announce the Geni Celebrity Quiz on Facebook! Have fun as you discover surprising celebrity cousins while testing your knowledge of celebrity trivia. Challenge your friends on Facebook and see who can achieve the highest scores. We’re kicking off our Celebrity Quiz with five trivia games: Academy Award Winners Child Stars Stars of the Small Screen Kings of Comedy Who Said It? Be sure to check back each week as we add even… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Charles Dickens

Posted December 22, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Charles Dickens

In 1843, English novelist Charles Dickens published one of his best known novels, A Christmas Carol. To this day, the novel has never been out of print and has been adapted into films, the stage and other media. The story follows the transformation of the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge after the spiritual visits of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. It is said that Dickens’ novel redefined the spirit and importance of Christmas… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: James Stewart

Posted December 21, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
James Stewart

In 1946, actor James Stewart starred in the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. Although it was considered a box office flop when it was first released, today the film is a staple of Christmas television around the world. It has since been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made. James Stewart is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are… Read the full story

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Happy Hanukkah!

Posted December 20, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today at sunset marks the beginning of Hanukkah. Known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is an eight day Jewish celebration commemorating the re-dedication of the the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the triumph over religious persecution. The holiday is celebrated over the eight days with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, prayers, games and gifts. In the second century BCE, Antiochus IV Epiphanes issued a decree that outlawed Jewish religious practices and ordered an alter to Zeus… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Judas Maccabeus

Posted December 20, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Judas Maccabeus

Sunset this evening marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Today we highlight Judas Maccabeus, who lead the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire. The festival of Hanukkah was instituted to commemorate Maccabee’s victory and the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Judas Maccabee is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Judas Maccabeus’s Geni Profile  

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Monday Recap for December 19, 2011

Posted December 19, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Here are some interesting genealogy articles from last week. Enjoy! The Genealogy Sphere Woman searches for rightful owner of family memories (Bakersfieldnow.com) – A woman finds a suitcase full of photos and letters Unlocking decades of family histories (Portside Messenger) – A woman unlocks the genealogy of more than 200 Aboriginal families in SA Are We Going to Lose the Social Security Death Index (SSDI)? (Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak) – Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak’s thoughts about the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Rosemary Clooney

Posted December 19, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Rosemary Clooney

In 1954, Rosemary Clooney starred alongside Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen in the holiday classic film, White Christmas. The musical has become a holiday staple and according to the Guinness Book of World Records, its most notable song, “White Christmas,” is the best-selling single of all time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold worldwide. Did you know that Rosemary Clooney is Academy Award winning actor George Clooney‘s aunt? Rosemary Clooney is connected to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Philip K. Dick

Posted December 16, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Philip K. Dick

On December 16, 1928, science fiction writer Philip K. Dick was born. Dick was the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series, which is dedicated to preserving America’s literary heritage by publishing the authoritative editions of America’s best and most significant writing. Many of his stories have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report. Philip K. Dick is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World… Read the full story

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Geni’s 12 Days of Christmas – Get 25% Off a Geni Gift Membership!

Posted December 15, 2011 by Amanda | 57 Comments
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Looking to make the most out of your family gatherings this holiday season? Geni is celebrating the holiday season with our exclusive 12 Days of Christmas promotion. For the next 12 days, we’re giving you the chance to give a Geni gift membership to anyone on your tree for 25% off! A Geni gift membership is the perfect opportunity to get your family to help you with your research and fill in the blanks on… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: James Madison

Posted December 15, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
James Madison, Fourth President of the United States of America

Today, December 15, is Bill of Rights Day in the U.S. On this day in 1791, the United States Bill of Rights was ratified, and thus becoming one of the most important and influential documents in history and remains a vital symbol of freedom and liberty. Today we highlight its key author, James Madison, who first introduced the Bill of Rights to Congress in 1789. Today, Madison is remembered as the “Father of the Constitution” for his pivotal role… Read the full story

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Genealogy Activities for the Holidays

Posted December 14, 2011 by Amanda | 5 Comments
Christmas Scene

Christmas is the perfect time of year to share your love of genealogy with your family. Do you have any activities planned for your relatives? Here are a few interesting ideas on how to incorporate genealogy into your holiday festivities! Decorate your tree Make decorating your Christmas tree a family activity. This year decorate your tree with family photos of your living relatives and ancestors. You can purchase ornaments that allow you to insert the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Nostradamus

Posted December 14, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Nostradamus

On December 14, 1503, French astrologer Nostradamus was born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. Nostradamus believed he could predict the future and documented his predictions in his book, The Prophecies, which has become famous worldwide. To this day, many people believe the prophecies in his book predict major world events that have or will come true. Do you believe in Nostradamus’s prophecies? Check out Nostradamus’s family tree on Geni! View Nostradamus’s Geni Profile