2009

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New Feature: Profile Hot Matches!

Posted April 23, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Finding duplicate profiles is now easier than ever with profile hot matches! When you view a profile we’ll automatically perform an advanced search on that profile’s name, gender, year of birth, and year of death (if applicable) to find similar profiles. We’ll tell you how many matches there are, both connected and not connected. Pro users can view the matches to confirm that they are duplicates and then contact the manager to initiate the merging… Read the full story

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We’ll be right back!

Posted April 22, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Update: We're back, you can start building your tree again! Geni.com is taking a short break. We'll be back in just a few minutes.

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New: Geni Facebook Application!

Posted April 9, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

The Geni Facebook Application is now available. For the first time, Facebook users can access the most popular Geni features without leaving Facebook, including building a collaborative family tree, getting family news and birthday reminders, and setting up a family profile. Seamless integration between the Facebook application and Geni.com lets existing Geni users collaborate directly with Facebook users. Geni users can add pictures of their family to their Facebook profile; this is a great way… Read the full story

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New Pro Feature: Find Similar Profiles

Posted April 9, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

With over 50 million profiles on Geni, chances are good that someone else has already added at least some of your relatives. Use the “Search for similar profiles” link on any profile to find potential matches . We’ll use our advanced search technology to find other profiles with similar names and birth and death dates. You can also use the “Search for Duplicates” option in the more menu to find matches directly from your tree…. Read the full story

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New Design: Relatives, Statistics Tabs

Posted April 9, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

We’ve added new tabs and moved a few pages around to give you quicker access to some of our most popular features. Here is an overview of the changes so you don’t get lost: Statistics (new tab) Statistics now has its own tab for easier access Relatives (new tab) Lists are now their own tab for easier access to list views for your Family group, Ancestors, etc. Index has been moved here and renamed Last… Read the full story

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Geni Pro Accounts Now Available!

Posted March 27, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Geni users have added a wealth of information about 50 million of their relatives. Pro account features give users a fundamentally new way to access and view this information. Advanced Search enables Pro users to target their research and discover new branches of their family tree. Tree Statistics gives users a fascinating new way to learn about their family history. For less than $5 a month you also get enhanced relationship pathways, priority customer service,… Read the full story

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New Feature: Tree Statistics

Posted March 27, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

    Tree Statistics is an entirely new way to learn about your family. View life expectancy, birth locations, name frequency, and so much more, all based on your relatives. All users get three Family Group statistics for free. Pro users can view all fifteen statistics in three categories for their blood relatives, ancestors and their Family Group: Family Attributes: Gender Distribution Average Life Expectancy Number of Children Most Common Surnames Married vs. Single Country of… Read the full story

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New Pro Feature: Advanced Search

Posted March 27, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Advanced Search adds a powerful new interface to Geni’s search feature. Search over 50 million profiles by specific name fields, dates, locations, and more: Separate fields for first, middle, last, nicknames, display names, and maiden names Search by gender, connected/disconnected/managed, living/deceased, users/non-users Current location Names of immediate family members Birth, Death, Baptism, and Burial date (exact, circa, before, after, between) and location Try Advanced Search Now

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More Enhancements

Posted March 27, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

In addition to Pro accounts, Advanced Search, and Tree Statistics, we’ve released the following enhancements today: Family Tree name Pro users can customize their Family Tree name to reflect how they refer to their family. You can find the Family Tree name seting in your Pro Account Settings let’s Pro users customize their Family Tree branding. Birth Order Birth orders are now automatically updated when a sibling is added or removed. Searching profile you manage… Read the full story

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We’ll be right back

Posted March 26, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Update: We're back! Our engineers need a few minutes with the servers. We'll be right back!

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GenTips: Finding Those Elusive Female Ancestors

Posted March 16, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

In this post, Geni guest blogger and avid genealogist Lisa Alzo celebrates Women’s History month by helping you find your elusive female ancestors. Do you have an elusive female ancestor that you just can’t seem to find? She may be the one listed as Mary (blank) in your pedigree chart because you are unable to identify her maiden name; or the first wife of your great-grandfather who seemed to just “disappear” after the 1880 census,… Read the full story

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We’ll Be Back in a Moment

Posted March 13, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

UPDATE: We're back! We need to perform some quick maintenance, we'll be back real soon.

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New Features: Cousins List and New Filters

Posted March 11, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

From any list, select My Cousins to view the list of your cousins on Geni. Use the new “hide” filters to find the cousins on Geni that you haven’t met yet – this is a great way to find new Geni users to collaborate with on your family tree. From this list you can easily invite them to your Family Group, view their tree or profile, and more. View Your Cousins List

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We’ll be right back

Posted March 6, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

UPDATE: We're back. We need to perform some quick maintenance. We'll be back in a few minutes!

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Are your relatives on Facebook?

Posted February 18, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Connecting your Facebook account to Geni is the fastest and easiest way to add relatives from Facebook to your Geni tree. Connecting is as easy as clicking a button. Then use Facebook’s standard invite tools to invite your relatives to join your tree.  Connecting also allows you to post your Geni activity on your Facebook newsfeed. You can also invite your friends to Geni, where they will be able to view your profile and view… Read the full story

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Don’t forget Valentine’s Day!

Posted February 5, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, February 14th. Have you sent your loved ones a valentine? Now you can send fresh flowers and other real gifts, along with virtual gifts on Geni. You can even schedule your greeting or gift to appear on Valentine’s Day: Send a Valentine’s Day gift on Geni Choose from fun and romantic gifts like these: Geni members get a free vase with any order of fresh flowers from ProFlowers!

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New Features: Increased Privacy on Geni

Posted February 5, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Privacy online is very important, especially for children. We've made a couple of enhancements to improve your family's privacy on Geni: Child PrivacyNew Child Privacy settings give you control over the profiles you manage for those under 13 years of age. You can restrict the viewing and editing of their profile. Profiles for those under 13 are never included in search results, and only their relatives and their inlaws can find their profiles from the… Read the full story

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New Enhancements: Merging Help

Posted February 5, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

One of the goals of Geni is to create a single, comprehensive tree of everyone in the world. Part of this process is curating the tree by finding and merging duplicate profiles. We've made some changes to help the users who are engaged in this process: Request Management: Every profile has a manager, by default the person who added the profile, who controls the privacy of that profile. Sometimes you'll find that a profile is… Read the full story

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We’ll be back soon

Posted February 5, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Update: We're back! Update: Okay, the site may be down briefly in the next few minutes… Update: The site is running fine right now, but we may have to take it down briefly again in a little bit. I'll keep this post updated. We're working on a few updates to the site, so we need to take the site down for a few minutes. We'll be right back.

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Maintenance Time

Posted January 29, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

UPDATE: We're back! 1/29/09 8:40PM – We are performing a little maintenance on the site, we'll be back very soon.

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GenTips: Research Resolutions

Posted January 27, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

In this post, Geni guest blogger and avid genealogist Lisa Alzo helps you with your research resolutions for the new year.The start of every New Year is a time for reflection about our personal and professional accomplishments during the previous 12 months. It's also the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate and identify areas for improvement. You can use the month of January to set some family history research resolutions. Here are five possibilities: Get Some Goals… Read the full story

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New Updates & Enhancements

Posted January 20, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

We've released some updates and enhancements tonight: User Stats You will now see User Stats on profiles other than your own (when you have permission). Counts for Pro Users are limited to 100,000. Basic counts are limited to 5,000. Pro Gift Subscriptions – Now you can give a relative the gift of a Geni Pro account. For $50 they get all of the benefits of a Pro subscription – and when we add additional features,… Read the full story

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