2010

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Profile of the Day: Queen Victoria

Posted January 22, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Queen-Victoria-of-the-United-Kingdom/6000000005968378023 On this day in 1901, Queen Victoria dies, ending the longest British reign (63 years). Her Majesty is our Profile of the Day.

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Profile of the Day: Jimmy Carter

Posted January 21, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/President-Jimmy-Carter/6000000001962458192 On this day in 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardons all of those hippie folk and draft dodgers who evaded getting sent to "Nam" during the Vietnam War. He is our Profile of the Day. Do you like peanuts?

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Robert Frost: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 20, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Robert-Frost/6000000002918326563 On this day in 1961 JFK was inaugurated into office as the 35th President of the United States. During his inauguration, American poet, Robert Frost recited one of his poems entitled, "The Gift Outright". Robert Frost is one of today's highlighted profiles.

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Profile of the Day: Ronald Reagan

Posted January 20, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Ronald-Reagan/6000000002810416646 On this day in 1981, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. We remember this day because it was just minutes later that the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis ended and the hostages were released. Our Profile of the Day goes to Ronald Reagan for being at the right place at the right time.

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Profile of the Day: Edgar Allan Poe

Posted January 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Edgar-Poe/6000000002479113044 On this day in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe is born. He is the Profile of the Day.

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Captain James Cook: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001646208494 On this day in 1778, Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, making him the first recorded European to do so. Are you related to him?

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Lauren Bacall: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Betty-Joan-Perske-aka-Lauren-Bacall/6000000001735522661 One of Bogie's wives is still an icon. Are you related to Betty Joan Perske? You might know her better by her stage name, Lauren Bacall.

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Humphrey Bogart: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Humphrey-DeForest-Bogart/6000000001727303301 Last night was the Annual Golden Globe Awards, and it got us thinking about some of the Hollywood greats from yesteryear. One of Today's Highlighted Profiles is Humphrey Bogart. How are you related to him?

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Profile of the Day: Eliza Dushku

Posted January 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002447397918 Fox pulled the plug on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Tonight is the second-to-last episode. Are you related to Echo, a.k.a. Eliza Dushku?

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Profile of the Day: Kiefer Sutherland

Posted January 14, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Kiefer-Sutherland/6000000004294405750 His name is Jack Bauer and you're going to have to trust me: Kiefer Sutherland returns tonight to the season premiere of 24. Are you related to him?

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Profile of the Day: Clay Aiken

Posted January 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/http://www.geni.com/people/Clay-Aiken/6000000002447388950 American Idol premiered last night. Are you related to AI alum Clay Aiken?

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John Steinbeck: One of Todays’ Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 12, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/John-Ernst-Steinbeck/6000000002814086158 Today's highlighted Profile was a California native, writer and winner of both Pulitzer and Nobel (of Lit.) Prizes. His best known works are The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. Are you related to John Steinbeck?

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New Feature: Rotate your photos

Posted January 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

We’ve just added a new rotate button to all of your photos. Use this button to rotate a photo after you’ve uploaded it to Geni. Each time you use the button the photo will rotate 90 degrees clockwise. No more tilting your head to look at those photos! View your photos

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Profile of the Day: Betsy Ross

Posted January 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Elizabeth-Betsy-Ross-Griscom/6000000001843571024 She was asked by George Washington et al to make (what some believe to be) the first U.S. flag, during the Revolutionary War. Her name is Betsy Ross and she is our Profile of the Day.      

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Profile of the Day: Mark Twain

Posted January 9, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Samuel-Clemens-aka-Mark-Twain/6000000003031869511 The Profile of the Day is American writer Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens. His most popular novels were Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Are you related to him?

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Elvis Presley: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Elvis-Presley/6000000003104470825 We highlighted him on December 20th, but today is Elvis Presley's birthday and we thought we should highlight him again. Are you related to The King? 

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Catherine De’ Medici: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Catherine-Medici/6000000001063166988 On January 5, 1589 Catherine De' Medici was born. She is also one of today's highlighted Profiles.

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Anderson Cooper: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000007242073127 One of today's highlighted Profiles is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and an anchor on CNN. His name is Anderson Cooper.

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John Adams: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/John-2nd-Adams/6000000003218403218 On this day in 1789, George Washington and John Adams became the first U.S. President and Vice President after winning the first U.S. presidential election. Today, John Adams is our highlighted profile. Perhaps you might be related to him?

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December’s Most Popular Profiles

Posted January 4, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

The list of the most popular Geni profiles for the month of December is now available. The top ten includes a former US President, former US Vice President, several actors, a few musicians, and a writer. 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 share those profiles on Facebook. View December’s 100 popular profiles

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Profile of the Day: Isaac Newton

Posted January 4, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

On this day in 1643, Isaac Newton was born. He is our Profile of the day: http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Isaac-Newton/6000000007219268295 Here is his profile in the Borg tree: http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002097315419

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