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Profile of the Day: Hugh Hefner

Posted July 21, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Hugh Hefner http://www.geni.com/people/Hugh-Hefner/6000000008076080196

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Profile of the Day: Mariska Hargitay

Posted July 20, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Mariska Hargitay http://www.geni.com/people/Mariska-Hargitay/6000000009318013408

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Profile of the Day: Leonardo DiCaprio

Posted July 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Leonardo DiCaprio http://www.geni.com/people/Leonardo-DiCaprio/6000000009019102421

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Angelina Jolie

Posted July 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Angelina Jolie http://www.geni.com/people/Angelina-Jolie/6000000002742902340

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Julia Roberts

Posted July 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Julia Roberts http://www.geni.com/people/Julia-Roberts/6000000004293508470

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Profile of the Day: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Posted July 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Andrew Lloyd Webber http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Andrew-Lloyd-Webber-Baron-Lloyd-Webber/6000000009255743180

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Profile of the Day: Louis XVI of France

Posted July 14, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Louis XVI of France http://www.geni.com/people/Louis-XVI-of-France/6000000000843362199

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Bettie Page

Posted July 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Bettie Page http://www.geni.com/people/Bettie-Page/6000000009130260995

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jayne Mansfield

Posted July 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jayne Mansfield http://www.geni.com/people/Jayne-Mansfield/6000000009318085261

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Marilyn Monroe

Posted July 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Marilyn Monroe http://www.geni.com/people/Marilyn-Monroe/6000000005395646559

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Profile of the Day: Oscar Hammerstein

Posted July 12, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Oscar Hammerstein http://www.geni.com/people/Oscar-Hammerstein/6000000006769686604

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Profile of the Day: Gene Hackman

Posted July 9, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Gene Hackman http://www.geni.com/people/Gene-Hackman/6000000008797336360

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We’ll be right back

Posted July 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

10:30PM PST UPDATE: We're back! 10:15PM PST We're having some unexpected difficulties right now, but we expect the site to be back in a few minutes. We'll keep this blog post updated.

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Profile of the Day: Ringo Starr

Posted July 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Ringo Starr http://www.geni.com/people/Ringo-Starr/6000000009265739129

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Henry Mancini

Posted July 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Henry Mancini http://www.geni.com/people/Henry-Mancini/600000000925469819

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Audrey Hepburn

Posted July 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Audrey Hepburn http://www.geni.com/people/Audrey-Hepburn/6000000008452405532

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Profile of the Day: Thomas Jefferson

Posted July 2, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Thomas Jefferson http://www.geni.com/people/President-Thomas-Jefferson/6000000003849466047

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Scheduled Maintenance

Posted July 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Update: The maintenance took less time than expect. We're back!  Geni.com will be unavailable tonight at 7PM PST for about 30 minutes. We'll keep this blog post updated.

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Geni in One Minute

Posted July 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

We’ve created this short video to explain how Geni uses collaboration to make it really easy to find new relatives and build your family tree. If you want to explain how Geni works to your family or friends, just send them this video! 

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Profile of the Day: Robert Byrd

Posted June 30, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Robert Byrd http://www.geni.com/people/Robert-Carlyle-Byrd/6000000009198264074

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Alexander Skarsgård

Posted June 29, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Alexander Skarsgård http://www.geni.com/people/Alexander-Skarsgård/6000000009189245747

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Profile of the Day: Denis Leary

Posted June 29, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Denis Leary http://www.geni.com/people/Denis-Leary/6000000009189117417

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Profile of the Day: Monica Bellucci

Posted June 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Monica Bellucci http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000009075659181

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Ennio Morricone

Posted June 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Ennio Morricone http://www.geni.com/people/Ennio-Morricone/6000000008771866292

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Vlad III Dracula

Posted June 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Is Dracula an ancestor of Robert Pattinson? http://www.geni.com/people/Vlad-Tepes/6000000002447338054

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Profile of the Day: Robert Pattinson

Posted June 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Robert Pattinson http://www.geni.com/people/Robert-Pattinson/6000000007966488778

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Profile of the Day: David Beckham

Posted June 24, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: David Beckham http://www.geni.com/people/David-Beckham/6000000009145719203

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Twenty Languages. One Tree.

Posted June 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Geni's user base is truly international, with family trees extending around the globe. Our largest tree connects users from Israel to Estonia, from Norway to Malaysia, and just about everywhere in-between. Over half of our users come from outside of the United States, even though Geni has only been available in English – until now. A few weeks ago we invited a small group of users to use our new translation tools to translate Geni…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Nicolas Cage

Posted June 22, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Nicolas Cage http://www.geni.com/people/Nicolas-Cage/6000000000769302404

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Tom Cruise

Posted June 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Tom Cruise http://www.geni.com/people/Tom-Cruise/6000000008052817842

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: José Saramago

Posted June 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: José Saramago http://www.geni.com/people/José-Saramago/6000000009091744067

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Profile of the Day: Ansel Adams

Posted June 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Ansel Adams http://www.geni.com/people/Ansel-Adams/6000000002966447793

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Profile of the Day: Dakota Fanning

Posted June 17, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Dakota Fanning http://www.geni.com/people/Dakota-Fanning/6000000008772312839

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Profile of the Day: Coco Chanel

Posted June 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Today's highlighted profile is Coco Chanel http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008953394470 Are you related to one of the 105 people in her tree?

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Technical Difficulties

Posted June 14, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Update 9:55 PDT: Geni is back up. We will update this post as we monitor for further issues. Geni is experiencing technical difficulties. Server issues began around 9:20 AM Pacific Daylight Time. Our engineers have deployed a fix and the site should return momentarily.

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Give Dad the Gift of Family for Father’s Day

Posted June 10, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

This Father’s Day, give the gift of family history from Geni. Our personalized options make great gifts for all the dads in your life. Personalized Family Tree Poster:  Because your family tree is already on Geni, sending a poster takes just  a few minutes. Personalize his poster with your choice of designs and colors. Each includes up to five generations of relatives, and can be express-shipped directly to nearly anywhere in the world. Give Dad… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jake Gyllenhaal

Posted May 28, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Prince of Persia starring Jake Gyllenhaal opens this weekend. He's got over 2,000 blood relatives on Geni – are you one of them? http://www.geni.com/people/Jacob-Gyllenhaal/6000000008620036422

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Profile of the Day: Erling Kagge

Posted May 26, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Erling Kagge is the first person to surmount the "three poles" – North, South and the summit of Mt Everest. Are you related to this Norwegian Explorer? http://www.geni.com/people/Erling-Kagge/6000000008868228925

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Family Tree Posters Now Available Worldwide

Posted May 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

As promised, Family Tree Posters are now available for delivery outside of the United States.    The 16″ x 20″ posters are available in two formats: Deluxe Framed Canvas ($119.99) – A durable gift or keepsake printed on high quality canvas and mounted in beautiful wood frame Basic Tree Poster ($29.99) – Printed on high quality, archival photo paper Design your tree poster now For more details, view the original announcement, or watch the video… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Orson Welles

Posted May 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Are you related to Orson Welles? http://www.geni.com/people/orson-welles/6000000008707492313

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Sharing on Facebook

Posted May 24, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

We’ve added some great new ways to share your genealogy with your Facebook friends. You’ll notice “like” buttons on many public Geni pages, such as profiles, trees, documents, and relationship paths. If you like one of these pages, it will share a link to the page with your Facebook friends. You can even see if any of your Facebook friends have liked the same page! Use the share this path link beneath your relationship path… Read the full story

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Following discussions

Posted May 24, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Discussions are a great way to communicate with other Geni users, whether you are having a private family discussion or a public discussion with the entire Geni community. Whether you are viewing your family discussions or public discussions, you can now choose to view all discussions or just the discussions you are following. Note that you will never see a family discussions started by someone that is not in your family. By default you follow… Read the full story

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Merging Enhancements

Posted May 24, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

The following merging enhancements were released today: Merging private profiles The privacy of private profiles is very important to us. We realize that many of our users are not comfortable revealing private information about their close relatives to the larger Geni community. These enhancements are designed to make it easier to merge private profiles without violating anyone’s privacy. When requesting a merge on a private profile, you now have the option to send the merge… Read the full story

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Enhancements & Bug Fixes

Posted May 24, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

In addition to facebook sharing options, better discussions, and merging enhancements, we recently released a number of enhancements and bug fixes: When tagging a photo with an event, you can now select from your events and events associated with anyone tagged in the photo. You can now add an existing document to event. Look for the new “Browse Existing Documents” tab when adding documents to an event. Search results are sortable by first or last… Read the full story

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi

Posted May 17, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi, Shah of Iran http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008735105389

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Profile of the Day: Henry David Thoreau

Posted May 17, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Henry David Thoreau http://www.geni.com/people/Henry-David-Thoreau/6000000008771430630

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Profile of the Day: Rekha

Posted May 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Rekha http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008771139950

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Profile of the Day: Bryce Dallas Howard

Posted May 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Bryce Dallas Howard http://www.geni.com/gXQfb

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President Obama’s Cousins: Elvis, Buffett, Palin, and… You?

Posted May 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

You've probably seen stories about how President Barack Obama is related to Warren Buffet and other famous people. DId you know that on Geni, not only can actually see how Obama is connected to his famous relatives, but you can even discover how you are related to Obama? That's right, Barack Obama already has 841 blood relatives using Geni. As you build your tree out and use tree matches to add new branches, you could… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jon Bon Jovi

Posted May 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Jon Bon Jovi http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008701015434