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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Agatha Christie

Posted September 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Agatha Christie http://www.geni.com/profile/index/368026093200007369

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Padma Lakshmi

Posted September 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Padma Lakshmi http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000009868165305

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Building our shared family tree

Posted September 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

"Our mission is to solve the problem of genealogy (the question of how everyone is related) by creating a family tree of the whole world." – Geni CEO David Sacks, January 12, 2007, days before Geni launched to the public. The goal of Geni has always been to create a shared family tree, so our users around the world can meet new cousins and discover how they relate to historical figures and celebrities. Recently we've… Read the full story

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New Features and Enhancements

Posted September 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

We just released the following updates: Single field date entry This has been available as an option in tree preferences for some time. We have made it the default way to enter dates in the tree. Instead of dropdown menus, you can enter the date naturally as "January 7th" or "1/7/2010" and so on. You can choose the old way of entering dates in your tree preferences if you prefer. International date formats are also… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Sophie Dahl

Posted September 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Sophie Dahl http://www.geni.com/people/Sophie-Dahl/6000000009912299684

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New Enhancements: User profiles, Removing relationships, and more!

Posted September 9, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Geni users are increasingly working together to merge their common ancestors and find new relatives. We’ve made a couple of changes to make it easier to find and communicate with other users.  First, a user’s public activity, such as adding a public document or editing a public profile, will always appear in their recent activity. You will only see private activity, such as uploading a private photo, if you are in the user’s Family. This… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Fridtjof “Fred” Kavli

Posted September 9, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Fridtjof “Fred” Kavli http://www.geni.com/people/Fred-Kavli/6000000009869560611

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Profile of the Day: Charlotte Rampling

Posted September 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Charlotte Rampling http://www.geni.com/people/Charlotte-Rampling/6000000009413815140

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Site Maintenance

Posted September 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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Profile of the Day: Justin Bieber

Posted September 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Justin Bieber http://www.geni.com/people/Justin-Bieber/6000000009680146505

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Profile of the Day: Jack Kerouac

Posted September 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Jack Kerouac http://www.geni.com/people/Jack-Kerouac/6000000003870595813

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Iman

Posted September 2, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Iman http://www.geni.com/people/Iman/6000000009774662902

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Paul Cézanne

Posted September 2, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Paul Cézanne http://www.geni.com/people/Paul-Cézanne/6000000009776573424

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Profile of the Day: Frank Lloyd Wright

Posted September 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Frank Lloyd Wright http://www.geni.com/people/Frank-Lloyd-Wright/359887443050007456

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Claude Monet

Posted August 31, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Claude Monet http://www.geni.com/people/Claude-Monet/6000000009747798919

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Katy Perry

Posted August 30, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Katy Perry http://www.geni.com/people/Katy-Perry/6000000009745565676

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jane Lynch

Posted August 30, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jane Lynch http://www.geni.com/people/Jane-Lynch/6000000009774128236

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Profile of the Day: Michael Jackson

Posted August 29, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Michael Jackson http://www.geni.com/genealogy/people/Michael-Jackson/6000000000782410018

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jennifer Aniston

Posted August 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jennifer Aniston http://www.geni.com/people/Jennifer-Aniston/6000000000767463152

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jason Bateman

Posted August 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jason Bateman http://www.geni.com/people/Jason-Bateman/6000000009065901069

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Site Maintenance

Posted August 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Update: We are back! 3:50 PM PST Update: We have taken the site down again for some final tuning. 3 PM PST Update: We're back! 2 PM PST – The update took longer than anticipated. Thanks for your patience. Site Maintenance: We'll be right back! We've had an unexpected issue. We're working on bringing the site back as soon as possible. We'll update this post once we're back. Thanks for your patience. 10:15 AM PST

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Find relationships between famous relatives

Posted August 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Earlier this month we announced that we were giving all users access to enhanced relationship paths for the month of August. Last week we showed you how to find famous relatives in three easy steps. But what if you want to see if two notable figures, such as Barack Obama and James Madison, are related to each other? Here’s how to find the relationship between two profiles: Click the green thumbtack on the top right… Read the full story

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Kim Kardashian

Posted August 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Kim Kardashian http://www.geni.com/people/Kimberly-Kardashian/6000000000782001482

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Stephen Moyer

Posted August 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Stephen Moyer http://www.geni.com/people/Stephen-Moyer-Emery/6000000005350545001

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Anna Paquin

Posted August 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: http://www.geni.com/people/Anna-Paquin/6000000005350378009#/tab/overview

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Do you have famous relatives?

Posted August 20, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

August is free relationship path month here at Geni. This means that you can find relationship paths to very distant relatives. If you are part of our big tree, there is a good chance that you have some famous relatives. Here’s three easy steps to find your famous relatives:   Go to our list of popular profiles Click on the name of a profile you find interesting (I’m going to see if I’m related to… Read the full story

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New Feature: Merge Center

Posted August 19, 2010 by Geni | 4 Comments

The ultimate goal of Geni is to create a single, accurate family tree that connects all of our users. A family tree is only accurate when there is a single profile for each person on the tree. When more than one user adds a common relative to the tree, we let them merge the profiles together to create a single profile for that relative. Today we’re announcing a number of enhancements designed to make it… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Eva Longoria

Posted August 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Eva Longoria http://www.geni.com/people/Eva-Longoria-Parker/6000000009467030652

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Profile of the Day: Konstantin Päts

Posted August 17, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Konstantin Päts http://www.geni.com/people/Konstantin-Päts/6000000006791404742

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Isabella Rossellini

Posted August 17, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Isabella Rossellini http://www.geni.com/people/Isabella-twin-Rossellini/6000000008763866697

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Ingrid Bergman

Posted August 17, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Ingrid Bergman http://www.geni.com/people/Ingrid-Bergman/6000000009543467102

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Profile of the Day: Nelson Mandela

Posted August 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Nelson Mandela http://www.geni.com/people/Nelson-Mandela/6000000008671183222

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Profile of the Day: Lady Gaga

Posted August 12, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah! Tonight is the second show for Lady Gaga at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Will she excite fans again with her Wizard of Oz inspired show? Are you a Gaga fan? Check out her public profile on Geni: http://www.geni.com/people/Lady-Gaga/6000000007723253626

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New Feature: Revisions (now for all users)

Posted August 11, 2010 by Geni | One Comment

A few weeks ago we announced the beta release of our revisions feature for Geni Pro users. Over the last few weeks we have monitored performance of the feature and feedback from users. Both have been positive and, as a result, revisions are now available to all users. Revisions are a new way to track changes to your tree and discover new collaborators. Revisions are built on an entirely new technology that will enable some… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Patrick Swayze

Posted August 10, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Patrick Swayze http://www.geni.com/people/Patrick-Swayze/6000000006257752242

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Scheduled Maintenance

Posted August 9, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Update: We're back! 9:35 PM PST – The update took longer than anticipated. Thanks for your patience. We're performing some maintenance tonight around 7pm PST. The site will be down for about 30 minutes. We'll keep this post updated.

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Profile of the Day: Andy Warhol

Posted August 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Andy Warhol http://www.geni.com/people/Andy-Warhol/6000000009543696250

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Profile of the Day: Stevie Nicks

Posted August 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Stevie Nicks http://www.geni.com/people/Stevie-Nicks/6000000009268755365

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New Features: Undo deletions and more

Posted August 4, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Undoing Deletions We're pleased to announce a long requested feature – when someone deletes a profile you manage, you can now undo the deletion. The email notification of the deletion includes a link to view the list of deleted profiles that you manage. The list of deleted profiles you manage shows you when the profile was deleted, who deleted it, and includes a link to undelete the profile. We hope this helps you maintain the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Mark Wahlberg

Posted August 4, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Mark Wahlberg http://www.geni.com/people/Mark-Wahlberg/6000000008331014805

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Profile of the Day: Galileo Galilei

Posted August 2, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Galileo Galilei http://www.geni.com/people/Galileo-Galilei/6000000002348820390

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Free Relationship Paths for Everyone!

Posted July 31, 2010 by Geni | 6 Comments

A relationship pathway is the list of people and relationships that connect you to another person in your tree. All Geni users can view the relationship pathway between close relatives. One benefit of upgrading your account to Geni Pro is enhanced relationship paths. These are paths to more distant relatives, friends, historical figures, and celebrities. We’re giving away enhanced relationship pathways to all Geni users for the month of August. To find a path between… Read the full story

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New Beta Feature: Revisions

Posted July 28, 2010 by Geni | 2 Comments

We’re excited to introduce revisions, a new way to track changes to your tree and discover new collaborators. A preview release of revisions is available today for all Pro users. Revisions are built on an entirely new technology that will enable some great features in the future, including the ability to undo changes to your tree and compare different versions of profiles. Today you can view a list of revisions for a tree or profile…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Steve Martin

Posted July 28, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Steve Martin http://www.geni.com/people/Steve-Martin/6000000009405011962

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Beyoncé Knowles

Posted July 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Beyoncé Knowles http://www.geni.com/people/Beyoncé-Knowles/6000000007543975282

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Mark Birley

Posted July 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Mark Birley http://www.geni.com/people/Marcus-Birley/6000000008871777333

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Profile of the Day: Chelsea Clinton

Posted July 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Chelsea Clinton http://www.geni.com/people/Chelsea-Clinton/6000000003220301015

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Profile of the Day: Eminem

Posted July 26, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Eminem http://www.geni.com/people/Eminem/6000000009389428221

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Profile of the Day: Bob Marley

Posted July 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Bob Marley http://www.geni.com/people/Bob-Marley/6000000008744437747

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Scheduled Maintenance

Posted July 22, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Update: We're back! We're performing some maintenance tonight around 8pm PST. There is a chance that the site may be down briefly around this time. We'll keep this post updated.