2010

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jamie Foxx

Posted May 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jamie Foxx http://www.geni.com/people/Jamie-Foxx/6000000008700761171

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Profile of the Day: Viswanathan Anand

Posted May 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Viswanathan Anand http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008744561485

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Profile of the Day: Lena Horne

Posted May 10, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Lena Horne http://www.geni.com/people/Lena-Hayton/6000000003208926116

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New Feature: Family Tree Posters

Posted May 10, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

You've build your family tree on Geni and it looks great online, but what about when you're not in front of the computer? Print a family tree poster! These five generation family trees include your family's names, dates and photos on an archival quality poster.     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… Read the full story

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Minka Kelly

Posted May 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Minka Kelly http://www.geni.com/people/Minka-Kelly/6000000000785280106

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Robert Downey Jr.

Posted May 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Robert Downey Jr. http://www.geni.com/people/Robert-Downey/6000000007996975288

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Profile of the Day: Gary Cooper

Posted May 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

On May 7, 1901 Gary Cooper was born. Are you related? http://www.geni.com/people/Gary-Cooper/6000000008706902866

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Profile of the Day: Lynn Redgrave

Posted May 3, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Lynn Redgrave http://www.geni.com/people/Lynn-Redgrave/6000000008670515196

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Kareena Kapoor

Posted April 30, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Kareena Kapoor http://www.geni.com/people/Kareena-Kapoor/6000000008630453876

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Aishwarya Rai

Posted April 30, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Aishwarya Rai http://www.geni.com/people/Aishwarya-Rai/6000000008632397006

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Profile of the Day: Lina Basquette

Posted April 28, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Lina Basquette http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000006824449176

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Profile of the Day: Albert R. Broccoli

Posted April 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Albert R. Broccoli http://www.geni.com/people/Albert-Broccoli/6000000007339628182

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Brigitte Bardot

Posted April 26, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Brigitte Bardot http://www.geni.com/people/Brigitte-Bardot/6000000008562521420

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jane Birkin

Posted April 26, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Jane Birkin http://www.geni.com/people/Jane-Birkin/6000000008549932164

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Serge Gainsbourg

Posted April 26, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Serge Gainsbourg http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008550054852

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Profile of the Day: John Wayne

Posted April 26, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

The Profile of the Day is John Wayne: http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002454625760 There are already over 5,000 blood relatives in his tree. Are you related to him?

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Profile of the Day: John Wayne

Posted April 26, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: John Wayne http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002454625760

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Planned Maintenance

Posted April 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Update: We're back! Update (7:42PM PST): The site is now down. We should be back in about an hour, we'll keep this post updated. We're taking the site down for about an hour tonight for maintenance. We will be doing this in about 10 minutes, so please save your changes.

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Profile of the Day: Susan Sarandon

Posted April 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Susan Sarandon http://www.geni.com/people/Susan-Sarandon/6000000003987792267

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Profile of the Day: Lana Turner

Posted April 22, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Lana Turner http://www.geni.com/family-tree/index/6000000006823607840

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Profile of the Day: Mark Twain

Posted April 21, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Mark Twain http://www.geni.com/people/Samuel-Clemens-aka-Mark-Twain/4239183543700124287

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Profile of the Day: Mickey Rooney

Posted April 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Mickey Rooney http://www.geni.com/people/Mickey-Rooney/6000000006823498764

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Zeppo Marx

Posted April 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Zeppo Marx http://www.geni.com/people/Herbert-Zeppo-Marx/6000000006822991683

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Gummo Marx

Posted April 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Gummo Marx http://www.geni.com/people/Milton-Gummo-Marx/6000000006822768937

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Harpo Marx

Posted April 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Harpo Marx http://www.geni.com/people/Arthur-Harpo-Marx/6000000006823258102

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Chico Marx

Posted April 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Chico Marx http://www.geni.com/people/Leonard-Chico-Marx/6000000006822896160

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Groucho Marx

Posted April 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Groucho Marx http://www.geni.com/people/Julius-Groucho-Marx/6000000006817887105

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One of Today’s’ Highlighted Profiles: Mia Farrow

Posted April 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s’ Highlighted Profiles: Mia Farrow http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000006823469155

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Woody Allen

Posted April 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Woody Allen http://www.geni.com/people/Woody-Allen/6000000006823605220

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Profile of the Day: Audrey Hepburn

Posted April 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Audrey Hepburn http://www.geni.com/people/Audrey-Hepburn/6000000008452405532

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Profile of the Day: Sophia Loren

Posted April 12, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Sophia Loren http://www.geni.com/people/Sophia-Loren/6000000008451635394

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Profile of the Day: King Henry V

Posted April 9, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: King Henry V http://www.geni.com/people/Henry-V-of-England/6000000000307258007.

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Profile of the Day: Ravi Shankar

Posted April 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Ravi Shankar http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008392165883

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New Feature: Sources

Posted April 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Sources are an important part of genealogy. A source is a document that supports one or more facts on a Geni profile. Sources can also have a citation note that adds additional information about the source, such as a transcription of the relevant text. Adding sources helps you document the information you add to profile and helps other users determine the accuracy of the information that you’ve added. Sources tab Use The new Sources tab… Read the full story

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Updated privacy on Geni.com

Posted April 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

We recently updated the way privacy works on Geni. These new, simpler privacy rules are designed to provide more privacy for your close relatives, while enabling greater collaboration on historical profiles. You manage the privacy of the profiles you’ve added to your family tree. Under the new system, profiles you’ve added — out to your third great grandparents and fourth cousins — have become private profiles. Private profiles are profiles that only your family and… Read the full story

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Merging Enhancements

Posted April 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Our latest release included the following enhancements designed to improve merging on Geni: Send merge requests to your collaborators – When you don't have permission to merge a profile, you can send a request to any of the profile's managers to complete the merge. Now, on public profiles, you can also send the merge request to any collaborators that you have in common with a manager. This will help you direct merge requests to the… Read the full story

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Document Enhancements

Posted April 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

In association with our new sources feature, we’ve made the following enhancements to our documents feature: New text document type Now you can create a text document without leaving Geni. When adding a new document, just select the Create a New Document tab: This will bring up a new, empty text document. You can type, or cut and paste, the text of your document, and then click save: You can even edit the text later…. Read the full story

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Bug fixes and enhancements

Posted April 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

We recently released following bug fixes and enhancements: Single field date entry – Look for the new single field date entry option in the advanced tab of your tree preferences. Enable this setting to replace the drop down menus for dates with text fields when you add new people to the tree. You can enter dates as "January 15, 2008" or "1/15/2008". You can choose to use MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY as your date format. We're… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Joseph Smith

Posted April 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Joseph Smith http://www.geni.com/people/Joseph-Smith-Jr/6000000004237788865

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Profile of the Day: Brooke Shields

Posted April 2, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Brooke Shields http://www.geni.com/people/Brooke-Shields/5052825637220060728

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Profile of the Day: Willie Nelson

Posted April 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Willie Nelson http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008310700572

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Don’t Forget Tomorrow is the Deadline for the Census

Posted March 31, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Do us all a favor and fill out your 2010 Census form.Those 10 little questions, may save lots of time for future genealogists.

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Geni.com – The Best Free Software of 2010

Posted March 31, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Geni.com makes the cut, yet again.PCMag.com, has included us in their list of The Best Free Software of 2010. You will find us included under the “Fun/Home” Category.

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Profile of the Day: Napoleon Bonaparte

Posted March 30, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.geni.com/people/Napoléon-I-of-France/6000000000350860821

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Profile of the Day: John Tyler

Posted March 29, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: John Tyler http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000426801888

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Profile of the Day: Matthew Broderick

Posted March 26, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Matthew Broderick http://www.geni.com/people/Matthew-Broderick/6000000007980619261

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More planned maintenance

Posted March 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

We're taking the site down again for a couple of hours tonight for maintenance. We expect the downtime to begin at 8PM PST. Update: Geni.com is back online. We don't expect any further downtime in the near future.

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Profile of the Day: Meryl Streep

Posted March 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Meryl Streep http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008185602155

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Planned downtime – Tonight at 8PM PST

Posted March 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

UPDATE: Geni.com is back online. Thanks for your patience. Geni.com will be down tonight starting around 8PM PST. The site should only be unavailable for a few hours – look here for updates while the site is down. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Profile of the Day: Stephen Colbert

Posted March 23, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Stephen Colbert http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000008210236882