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Jenna Bush: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 29, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Jenna-Hagar/6000000000140743438 Barbara's twin, Jenna Bush, is the other highlighted Profile.

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Barbara Bush: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 29, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Barbara-Pierce-Bush/6000000000517595488 On December 29, 1845 Texas became the 28th state of the United States. In honor of that day, fellow Texan Barbara Bush is one of today's highlighted Profile.

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Profile of the Day: Al Gore

Posted December 25, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Albert-Arnold-Gore/6000000003626809721  Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States, is our Profile of the day.

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Profile of the Day: Calvin Coolidge

Posted December 24, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/President-Calvin-Coolidge/6000000002530536418 On this day in 1923, President Calvin Coolidge lights the first national Christmas tree at the White House. He was the 30th President of the Untied States and is our Profile of the Day.

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Profile of the Day: Marcel Proust

Posted December 23, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Marcel-Proust/5327778888470121672 On this day in 1912 Marcel Proust, French writer, had one of his pieces rejected by a French Magazine. It was an excerpt from Remembrance of Things Past. Today he is our highlighted Profile.

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Today’s Highlighted Profile: Elvis Presley

Posted December 20, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Elvis-Presley/6000000003104470825  On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley received his draft notice for the US Army. He is today's highlighted profile.

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President Abraham Lincoln: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 18, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Abraham-Lincoln-16th-President-of-the-United-States/6000000002686627053 On December 18, 1865 Slavery was abolished in the U.S. by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Today's highlighted profile is President Lincoln.

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Hugh Grant: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 17, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000007088976585 Did You Hear About the Morgans? What about Hugh Grant? Well, he is now in the largest tree on Geni!

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Roy Disney: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 17, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000006903121709 Yesterday, Roy Disney passed away. Today, his is one of our highlighted profiles.

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Meet the new Geni profile

Posted December 16, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

In the three years since we launched Geni we’ve added a ton of features such as videos, timelines, recent activity, and now public discussions. All of these features have been added to your profiles, but the basic design hasn’t changed. This has led to some overcrowding, making it more difficult to find what you want on a profile. Today we are rolling out a new profile design with three goals: Make information easier to find… Read the full story

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New Feature: Public Discussions

Posted December 16, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Geni is designed to be a collaborative genealogy tool, enabling users to work together to build out their family trees. Today we’re releasing a new feature, Public Discussions, to help you find and communicate with other users. Because anyone can view and participate in Public Discussions, you can easily tap into the combined knowledge of millions of Geni users around the world. To get to Public Discussions, first click on your home tab, then the… Read the full story

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Announcing Geni Labs (with Language Translation)

Posted December 16, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

We've created Geni Labs to let users experiment with features that we're working on. These features are not officially supported by Geni and they may be updated or removed at any time. However, we hope that our power users will find them useful. Your feedback on these features will help us refine them and determine whether or not to introduce them as official Geni features. The first Geni Labs feature is one that has been… Read the full story

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Free Gifts!

Posted December 16, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

To help our users celebrate the holidays this month, we’re making all virtual gifts free until the end of the year. So go ahead and send someone a champagne toast, some Hanukkah Gelt, a Santa Hat, or any of our dozens of gifts. Send a free gift now

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Fixes and Enhancements

Posted December 16, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Along with public discussions, the new profile, translation, and free gifts, we've released a few fixes and enhancements: Our family includes all managers – Users in your family group now have permissions on all profiles you manage, even when you are not the primary manager. Merge issues filters are sticky – The advanced controls on your merge issues list will remember your settings when you leave the page and then return. Invite your friends to… Read the full story

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Warren Buffett: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 15, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000007121694058 Buffett is currently ranked as the 2nd richest man in the US, with a net worth of $40 billion. He is today's highlighted profile.

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Archbishop Makarios III, President of Cyprus: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 14, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Archbishop-Makarios-III-President-of-Cyprus/6000000001608286167 One of Today's Highlighted Profiles comes by request from one of users. He was the President of Cyprus- Archbishop Makarios III, President of Cyprus.

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Profile of the Day: Wallis Duchess of Windsor

Posted December 14, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Wallis-Duchess-of-Windsor/6000000000701830018 The Profile of the Day is Wallis Duchess of Windsor.

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Steven Tyler: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 11, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Any Aerosmith fans out there? http://www.geni.com/people/Steven-Tyler/6000000002963373995

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Matt Damon: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 11, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Matt-Damon/6000000007004866701 The film Invictus opens today, starring Matt Damon (as Francois Pienaar) and Morgan Freeman (as Nelson Mandela).

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Profile of the Day: Edward VIII

Posted December 11, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5031922362950130285 On this day in 1936 Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne–all in the name of love.

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Clark Gable: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 10, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/William-Gable/6000000000844844958 On this day in 1938 filming for Gone with The Wind began. Are you related to Clark Gable?

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Emily Dickinson: Profile of the Day

Posted December 10, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Emily-Dickinson/5551541175480054780 On December 10, 1830 American poet, Emily Dickinson was born. Ms. Dickinson's profile is the Profile of the Day.

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Prince Charles: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 9, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Prince-Charles-Prince-of-Wales/6000000003075030887 On December 9, 1992 the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was announced. Today's highlighted profile is heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.

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Benjamin Franklin: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 8, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Benjamin-Franklin/6000000002984800161 Another popular founding father of the United States is Benjamin Franklin: writer, political theorist, scientist, inventor, and diplomat among other things. Might you be related?

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Alec Baldwin: Profile of the Day

Posted December 8, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Alec-Baldwin/6000000001727265552 Today's highlighted profile is Alec Baldwin. He currently appears as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

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Lucille Ball: Profile of the Day

Posted December 4, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

The Profile of the Day is Lucille Ball: http://www.geni.com/people/Lucille-Ball/6000000002921047652

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Scheduled Maintenance tonight at 9pm

Posted December 4, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Update: Geni is back and fully operational. Go to your tree CORRECTION: This will take longer than 5 minutes but should not take any longer than 30. Updated at 3:30 PST PM —————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Please note that we will be taking the site down tonight at about 9pm. This should only last about 5-10 minutes while we make some quick enhancements to the site.

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Brendon Boyd Urie: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 3, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Brendon-Urie/5037728970990050348 One of our users, Don Otvos, has asked us to highlight Brendon Boyd Urie, singer of the band Panic! at the Disco. Do you have any famous relatives you would like for us to highlight?

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Cleopatra: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 3, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles is Cleopatra: http://www.geni.com/people/Pharaoh-Cleopatra-VII/6000000001336815278

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President James Madison: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 3, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/President-James-Madison/4438583119100069835 President James Madison was the fourth President of the United States as well as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He is considered one of the most influential figures of that time.

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Charles Dickens: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 2, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4850927350690030004 Charles Dickens, English author of the popular book A Christmas Carol, gave his first US public reading on this day back in 1867. Are you related to him…yet?

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November’s Most Popular Profiles

Posted December 2, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

The list of the most popular Geni profiles for the month of November is now available. The top ten includes the current US President, a former US Governor, a Queen, four Hollywood celebrities, an aviator, a popular media figure and one Biblical figure. Can you guess who they are from their profile photos? View any of these profiles to see if you’re related. And don’t forget you can use the “Send this profile” link to… Read the full story

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Eadbald of Kent: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 2, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Eadbald-of-Kent/6000000004533803790 Wikipedia is highlighting Eadbald of Kent today. He was the first Anglo-Saxon king to convert to Christianity from Anglo-Saxon paganism.

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Lamar Odom: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 2, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000006996350665 Yesterday we featured his new wife, Khloe Kardashian. Today we feature our fellow Angeleno, Lamar Odom of the LA Lakers.

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Brody Jenner: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 2, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Brody-Jenner/6000000000782189013 Yesterday we featured his step-sisters. Today we feature Brody Jenner because his show, The Hills, had its season finale last night.

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Today’s Highlighted Profiles are the Kardashian sisters.

Posted December 1, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Today’s Highlighted Profiles are the Kardashian sisters. http://www.geni.com/people/Kourtney-Kardashian/6000000000782036644

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Helen Charis Weston (Wilson): One of Todays’ Highlighted Profiles

Posted November 30, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Helen-Charis-Weston/6000000002802989763 Edward Henry Weston's (an American Photographer) widow died on November 20th at the age of 95. Her name was Helen Charis Wilson and she was often used as his subject. Are you related to them?

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Winston Churchill: Profile of the Day

Posted November 30, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Winston-Churchill/6000000003222187286 On this day in 1874 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born.

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Anne Hathaway: One of today’s highlighted Profiles

Posted November 28, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/anne-shakespeare/6000000006233231539 

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William Shakespeare: One of today’s highlighted Profiles

Posted November 28, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/william-shakespeare/6000000006232999550  On this day in 1582, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married. Are you related to either of them? If so, perhaps you can include a photo for their profiles?

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John Alden: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted November 25, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/John-Alden/6000000003454509677 Perhaps you have some information about this orphaned Pilgrim, John Alden? He was married to Priscilla Mullins and had quite a few children. Do you know the names of his parents?

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John Howland: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted November 25, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/John-Howland/6000000004107089622 One of our users mentioned John Howland, who was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact and co-founded Plymouth Colony. Perhaps you are also related to him?

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Priscilla Sara Mullins Alden: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted November 25, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Priscilla-Mullins/304672972480005601 Priscilla Sara Mullins Alden was a member of Plymouth Colony. Are you related to her?

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William Bradford: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted November 24, 2009 by Geni | No Comment
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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles is William Bradford: http://www.geni.com/people/Gov-William-Bradford-III/6000000000931679088

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Myles Standish: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted November 24, 2009 by Geni | No Comment
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http://www.geni.com/people/Myles-Standis h/5564156509240137001   This week Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. In honor of this tradition, we are highlighting someone who was on the Mayflower: Myles Standish.    

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JFK: Profile of the Day

Posted November 23, 2009 by Geni | No Comment
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Today’s Highlighted Profile is John F. Kennedy. http://www.geni.com/people/John-F-Kennedy/6000000006349587260

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Jamie Lee Curtis: Profile of the Day

Posted November 22, 2009 by Geni | No Comment
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http://www.geni.com/people/Jamie-Lee-Haden-Guest/6000000005034223426 Jamie Lee Haden-Guest (Curtis) turns 51 years old today. Are you related to her?

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Sarah Palin: Geni’s Profile of the Day

Posted November 19, 2009 by Geni | No Comment
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http://www.geni.com/people/Sarah-Palin/6000000001727703089 This person was once the Governor of Alaska, and ran for Vice President in America’s last election. Her memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life was published yesterday, the 17th of November.    

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Walt Disney: Geni’s Profile of the Day

Posted November 18, 2009 by Geni | No Comment
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http://www.geni.com/people/Walt-Disney/6 000000005291270001 On this day in 1928, Mickey Mouse appeared in Steamboat Willie, produced by Walt Disney. Walt Disney is today’s Profile of the Day.            

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Statistics and Lists: Now Free!

Posted November 13, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Two features that were previously available to Pro users only are now free for all Geni users: Statistics Now all users can view the entire suite of fifteen statistics for their ancestors and blood relatives. From average life expectancy and country of birth to most common first names and surnames, now you can learn about your relatives in a visual, easy to read format. Every chart is also a link to the list of names… Read the full story