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The Boston Tea Party

Posted December 16, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have ancestors who participated in the Boston Tea Party? 241 years ago today, dozens of American colonists boarded three ships in Boston Harbor and threw 342 crates of tea overboard in protest of the Tea Act. An iconic event in American history, the Boston Tea Party helped pave the way for the American Revolution. “No taxation without representation.” Organized by the Sons of Liberty, the political protestors, some disguised as Native Americans, took to the wharf to destroy an entire shipment… Read the full story

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Does Longevity Run in Your Family?

Posted May 14, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Does longevity run in your family tree? Just recently, the world’s oldest living man was identified as 111-year old New Yorker Alexander Imich. The secret to his longevity? Imich credits good genes, a healthy diet and perhaps the fact that he and his wife never had children. His closest relative is an 84-year-old nephew. Image: NBC New York Imich was born on February 4, 1903 in Poland. Check out a few significant events that occurred the… Read the full story

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Happy Earth Day!

Posted April 22, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Earth Day! Each year on April 22, the world marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. Today marks the 44th observance of the event, which is celebrated in more than 192 countries, making it the largest and most celebrated environmental event worldwide. Together more than a billion people around the world are working to build a cleaner and healthier world for generations to come.  You… Read the full story

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Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Posted February 20, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Are you watching the XXII Olympic Winter Games taking place in Sochi, Russia? Although initial reports depict less than ideal conditions at the games for the first time Olympic hosts, the athletes have brought their A-game as they compete against the best of the best from all over the world. If you’re a big fan of these winter sports, here’s your chance to bring your love of the winter games and genealogy together – the Sochi… Read the full story

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Posted December 6, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Devoted to ending apartheid, Mandela served as an inspiration to many for his message of reconciliation and forgiveness, and a peaceful end to years of segregation.  “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can… Read the full story

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Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Posted August 9, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
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August 9 is the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People! First pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1994, the day is observed to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. Each year this day is celebrated in recognition of the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues. In honor of the day, here are some of genealogy projects on Geni from all… Read the full story

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5 Interesting Facts About the Medal of Honor

Posted July 12, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Did you know that 151 years ago today, the Medal of Honor was created? As the highest military honor in the United States, the Medal of Honor awards individuals for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Since its creation in 1862 during the Civil War, the Medal of Honor has been awarded to more than 3,400 men and one woman. Here are some interesting facts about the Medal of Honor:… Read the full story

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The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Posted July 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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This week commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Lasting from July 1 to July 3, 1863, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Often described as the turning point of the war, Union Maj. General George Gordon Meade successfully defeated attacks by Confederate General Robert E. Lee, thus ending Lee’s invasion of the North. The Battle of Gettysburg After his success at Chancellorsville, Virginia in May 1863,… Read the full story

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The Buffalo Soldier

Posted February 22, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
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February is Black History month in the U.S., where we celebrate and remember the past and present achievements of African-Americans. In 1866, to help rebuild the country after the Civil War, the United States Congress established the first peacetime all-black regiment in the U.S. Army to help patrol the western frontier. About 6,000 African Americans were recruited into six regiments: 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry Regiments. The last four… Read the full story

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The Great Emancipator Hits the Big Screen

Posted November 15, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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This year marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the U.S. Coinciding with this monumental anniversary is the release of Steven Spielberg‘s new film Lincoln, which chronicles President Abraham Lincoln‘s struggles in the days leading up to the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Considered one of the most important documents in American history, the Emancipation Proclamation proclaimed all slaves in the Confederate states to be forever free. The proclamation made abolition a central goal of… Read the full story

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Featured Project: 2012 U.S. Federal Election

Posted November 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today is election day in the United States. Have you been following the debates this election season? Which candidate will you pick, Democratic President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney? Since the beginning of this election season, the 2012 U.S. Federal Election project has kept a close eye on the genealogy of each candidate. Thanks to the project, we can see how this year’s presidential hopefuls are related! With the polls showing both candidates neck… Read the full story

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Celebrating 50 Years of The Beatles

Posted October 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today marks the 50th anniversary since the world was first introduced to The Beatles. On October 5, 1962, the iconic band released their first single, “Love Me Do,” and ushered in a new era of rock-and-roll. In honor of the 50th anniversary, we’re highlighting The Beatles genealogy project on Geni! For all the Beatles fans out there, the purpose of this project is to explore the ancestry of John Lennon, Paul McCarthy, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and their close associates. Are you… Read the full story

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Are You Related to a Gymnast?

Posted September 21, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

This Saturday, September 22, is National Gymnastics Day! Since the Olympics, the Fierce Five have been making their way around the country showcasing their talents on their championship tour. You may have even spotted one of their many television appearances! In fact, it was just announced that two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas would be guest starring on the television show The Vampire Diaries. Could you be related to Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and… Read the full story

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Remembering September 11th

Posted September 11, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks. In memory of the lives lost on that fateful day, Geni users have created the September 11 Memorial project. The project is dedicated to preserving the stories and memories of all 9/11 victims and those who risked their lives to save them. Was your family touched by the tragedy? Perhaps you would like join this project to share their story with… Read the full story

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In Memory of the Munich Massacre

Posted September 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes’ quarters commemorating the victims (photo by Highcontrast) Today marks the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre in Munich, West Germany. On September 5, 1972, members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. By the end of the crisis, 11 Israeli Olympic athletes and coaches were killed. In remembrance of this tragic event, several Geni users created The Munich Massacre project… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Pioneers of the Old Southwest Territory

Posted August 30, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

This year the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference has chosen the theme of “Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the ‘Old Southwest.’” In honor of the conference, we’re highlighting the Pioneers of the Old Southwest Territory project on Geni! Do you have any pioneer ancestors from the “Old Southwest”? Join this project and collaborate with other genealogists researching your shared history. You never know when you’ll discover a new relative! View the Pioneers of… Read the full story

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Happy Independence Day, India!

Posted August 15, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
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Today India celebrates their Independence Day! On August 15, 1947, India achieved independence from British rule and became a sovereign nation. The country’s road to independence began with the Indian independence movement, which was noted for largely peaceful, nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress. One of the most enduring symbols of the movement was Mahatma Gandhi, who would go on to inspire movements of non-violence, civil rights and freedom across… Read the full story

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Genealogy and the 2012 London Olympics

Posted July 27, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Are you excited for the start of the 2012 London Olympics? If you’re looking to merge your love of international athletic competition with your love of genealogy, you’ll definitely want to check out the London 2012 Summer Olympics project. A dedicated group of users are working diligently to build and connect the family trees of past and present Olympians. Join this international effort to help connect these athletes to more than 60 million people in Geni’s World… Read the full story

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Comic Books and Genealogy?

Posted July 12, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today the world famous Comic-Con International kicked off its first day in San Diego, California. Every year thousands of fans from around the world make their way to San Diego to experience the latest in the world of comics, science fiction and fantasy. One of the largest conventions of its type in the world, this year’s Comic-Con is predicted to be the biggest yet. Now you might be asking, what does this have to do… Read the full story

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted July 4, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Independence Day, everyone! Today the U.S. celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the document declared the 13 American colonies’s freedom and independence from the British Empire. Did you know that the original July 4 United States Declaration of Independence manuscript was lost? Most people will have today off to celebrate with family, barbeque, and watch fireworks. Will you get together with your family this holiday? Be sure to take… Read the full story

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The Hatfield & McCoy Feud

Posted May 30, 2012 by Amanda | 8 Comments
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Tonight, the History Channel airs part 3 of their record breaking miniseries, Hatsfields & McCoys. Have you been watching the series about the vicious and violent clash between the Hatfield and McCoy families? The bitter feud between the Hatfields, headed by Devil Anse Hatfield, and the McCoys, whose head patriarch was Randolph “Ole Ran” McCoy, has made a lasting impression in American folklore.  The Hatfield Clan   The origins of the feud can be traced back to the murder of… Read the full story

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Memorial Day – Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers

Posted May 25, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day in the U.S. On this day, the country honors the men and women who have given their lives while serving in the U.S. military. Typically, the day is celebrated by visiting cemeteries, attending parades and family gatherings. Memorial Day was first introduced after the end of the Civil War. However, after the devastation of World War I, the day was expanded to encompass all American soldiers who have died in… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Eidsvoll 1814

Posted May 17, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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May 17 is Norwegian Constitution Day or the National Day of Norway. The holiday is observed May 17 each year to commemorate the signing of the Norwegian constitution, which declared Norway to be an independent nation. Prior to independence, Norway had become entangled on the French side of the Napoleonic War. Following the defeat of Napoleon’s troops at the Battle of Leipzig and the Treaty of Kiel, the Crown Prince of Denmark-Norway, Christian Frederik, founded… Read the full story

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New Amsterdam Genealogy Project – Part 2

Posted May 10, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have New Amsterdam ancestors? You may want to check out the New Amsterdam project on Geni! Curator George Homs kindly agreed to share with his some insights about the New Amsterdam project and how it can help you in your family history research. Read part 2 of our interview below! You can find part 1 here. What are your next steps in the New Amsterdam genealogy project? This is a never-ending project. As said before, the churches… Read the full story

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New Amsterdam Genealogy Project – Part 1

Posted May 9, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have New Amsterdam ancestors? You may want to check out the New Amsterdam project on Geni! Curator George Homs kindly agreed to share with his some insights about the New Amsterdam project and how it can help you in your family history research. Read part one of our interview below! Check back tomorrow for part 2! You’ve played a pivotal role in organizing the New Amsterdam project on Geni. Can give us an… Read the full story

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted April 19, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Today, April 19, is Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah. Established in Israel in 1953, the day is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the millions of Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Around the world, people of the Jewish community observe the day to remember the 6 million lives of friends and relatives lost. In honor of the lives lost and forever changed by the Holocaust, several genealogy projects are dedicated to finding… Read the full story

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The Genealogy of Titanic’s Passengers and Crew

Posted April 13, 2012 by Amanda | 5 Comments
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In anticipation of the Titanic‘s 100th anniversary, a group of dedicated Geni users made it their mission to build the family trees of every Titanic passenger and crew member. Yes, that’s right - every single one. The RMS Titanic project was created to identify and list the survivors and casualties of the sinking of the Titanic. Today, they are proud to report that they were successful in accomplishing their goal! Through a truly collaborative effort, and spearheaded by… Read the full story

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Genealogy and the Pony Express

Posted April 4, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Yesterday marked the anniversary of the first Pony Express mail delivery service. On April 3, 1860, the first relay teams of horses and riders made their way from St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California simultaneously. Ten days later, the westbound rider arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound rider to St. Joseph by two days. The Pony Express’s delivery speed was nearly unheard of at the time. The Pony Express was co-founded by William Russell, Alexander Majors and William Waddell with… Read the full story

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Are you Searching for your Irish Ancestors?

Posted March 16, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Tomorrow, people all around the world will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Millions of Irish people have emigrated abroad and it is estimated that 80 million people worldwide claim some Irish descent. Did you know that over 34.7 million people in the U.S. claim Irish ancestry? That’s more than seven times the population of Ireland! Do you claim any Irish roots? Join some of Geni’s great Irish genealogy projects to collaborate with people from all… Read the full story

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Happy Pi Day!

Posted March 14, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Today is Pi Day! Pi Day commemorates the mathematical constant π (pi) each year on March 14, or 3/14, which are the first three digits of π (3.14). π is a mathematical constant that measures the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter. Because π is an irrational number, it cannot be expressed as a fraction. Its decimal representation never ends and is never repeated. In honor of Pi Day, we thought it would be fun to highlight… Read the full story

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Celebration of Purim

Posted March 8, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today is Purim! Beginning yesterday at sundown, Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, the royal vizier to the king. Haman had plotted to kill Mordechai and all of the Jews in ancient Persia. However, Queen Esther, who was a Jew, and Mordechai discovered and foiled the plot. Haman was hanged from the gallows, which had originally been built… Read the full story

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Celebrate Saint David’s Day by Researching your Welsh Ancestors

Posted March 1, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Saint David’s Day! Saint David’s Day is a Welsh national holiday in honor of Saint David, Wales’s patron saint. Are you searching for your Welsh ancestors? The Geni community could use your help! Check out some great Geni projects and collaborate with other Geni users in discovering your common ancestry. UK Portal – Wales   This project encourages everyone researching their links to Wales to join. Communicate with other Geni members and contribute what… Read the full story

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Famous Couples in History

Posted February 14, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Throughout the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by the exchange of candy, flowers and gifts with loved ones. In honor of this romantic day, we’re featuring the Famous Couples in History project on Geni! Check out the family trees of some of the most prominent couples from all over the world. Here you will find a wide range of famous relationships, including historical figures Mark Antony and Cleopatra and the celebrity couple… Read the full story

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Mormon Genealogy – An Interview with Randy Stebbing Part 2

Posted February 3, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

In anticipation for RootsTech 2012 genealogy conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, we interviewed Geni Curator Randy Stebbing, who graciously agreed to share with us his experience working on projects about Mormon genealogy on Geni. Below is part 2 of his interview. You can find part 1 here. What are some of the biggest challenges of doing Mormon genealogy? One of the challenges is working with profiles that lived recently. Many of these profiles are initially… Read the full story

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Mormon Genealogy – An Interview with Randy Stebbing Part 1

Posted February 2, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

In anticipation for RootsTech 2012 genealogy conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, we interviewed Geni Curator Randy Stebbing, who graciously agreed to share with us his experience working on projects about Mormon genealogy on Geni. Here is part 1 of his interview. Check back tomorrow for part 2. You’ve been instrumental in creating several projects about Early Mormon Leaders and Pioneers. What first sparked your interest in this area? You might say its “in my… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted January 27, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

In anticipation of the new season of the television show Who Do You Think You Are?, we’re highlighting the Who Do You Think You Are? project on Geni! Originating in the U.K., the popular celebrity genealogy series has spawned several international adaptations of the show. Season 3 of the U.S. version premieres next week on February 3 with an all new episode featuring actor Martin Sheen. The project aims to gather all the celebrities who have appeared… Read the full story

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Gravestone Photo Exchange

Posted December 1, 2011 by Amanda | 7 Comments

One of the greatest benefits of Geni projects is the collaboration and assistance from other passionate and knowledgeable users. We thought it would be great to bring some attention to one of Geni’s earlier projects, the Gravestone Photo Exchange project. Gravestones hold a wealth of information for the genealogy researcher. Many genealogists trek through cemeteries hunting for their relatives graves, some traveling far and wide to find that new bit of information. However, in many instances, people… Read the full story

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Celebrities of Native American Descent

Posted November 22, 2011 by Amanda | 5 Comments
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November is Native American Heritage month in the U.S. Last week we shared some great Native American genealogy projects on Geni. Today, lets take a look at some notable figures who descend from Native American heritage. Cowboy and world famous actor Will Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). His father was a Cherokee judge, Confederate veteran and served several terms in the Cherokee Senate. Rogers County in Oklahoma… Read the full story

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Native American Genealogy on Geni

Posted November 16, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

November is Native American Heritage Month in the U.S. The month is dedicated to the celebration and recognition of Native American achievements and contributions to the country’s heritage. Did you know there are quite a few Native American projects on Geni? If you are of Native American descent or interested in the study of Native American genealogy, check out some of these Geni projects dedicated to Native American history and collaborate with other Geni users!… Read the full story

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Irish Genealogy on Geni

Posted November 3, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Geni projects are a fantastic tool to collaborate with other genealogists who are working in the same genealogical area. We recently interviewed Annemarie Healy, a Geni user since 2009, who recently created the Irish Portal project. The project is the perfect place to collaborate, find advice and assistance when researching your Irish ancestry. Can you give us a brief overview of the Irish Portal project and what goals you hope to accomplish? Overview in brief: The Irish… Read the full story

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Researching Families of the Philippines

Posted October 19, 2011 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Geni projects are a fantastic tool to collaborate with other genealogists who are working in the same genealogical area. We recently interviewed Geni‘s first Filipino curator Mona Magno-Veluz, who enthusiastically agreed to share with us her experience researching Filipino genealogy and collaborating with others in the Families of the Philippines project. You are the first Filipino curator on Geni, what do you hope to accomplish with the Families of the Philippines project? I have been blogging… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Prominent Historians and Philosophers

Posted July 29, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment
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This week we highlight the Prominent Historians and Philosophers project. This project houses a collection of Geni profiles for those notable thinkers who have made major contributions to our understandings of the world. Interested in learning more about the genealogy of influential historians and philosophers? Want to help research and build their family trees? Check out this project and become a collaborator today! Perhaps you may discover that you’re related to an influential thinker of the past! Take a look… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Comic Book Villains & Superheroes

Posted July 22, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
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Yesterday, Comic-Con International 2011 began in San Diego, CA. Each year, thousands of fans wait in anticipation for this convention, which showcases comic books, science fiction, fantasy and film/television. Today, we thought it would be fun to highlight the Comic Book Villains & Superheroes project. This amusing project aims to gather the Geni profiles for all the actors who have portrayed comic book characters and their creators. Interested in learning more about the genealogy of… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Sellers & Sailors: The East India Companies

Posted July 15, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have any ancestors who set sail in the service of the East India Company during the 17th to 19th centuries? Or do you have an interest in the people involved in these trade routes? You may want to check out this week’s highlighted project, Sellers & Sailors: The East India Companies project.

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Featured Project: Spanish Conquistadors

Posted July 8, 2011 by Amanda | 6 Comments
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This week we highlight the Spanish Conquistadors project. The term “Conquistador” refers to the Spanish and Portuguese explorers, soldiers and adventurers who brought much of the New World under the control of Spain and Portugal during the 16th century. This project aims to identify conquistadors on Geni, merge all duplicates and ensure the quality of data on each profile. If your interested in helping out, check out this project and join its collaborators!

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Featured Project: Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Posted July 1, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Monday July 4, the U.S. celebrates Independence Day to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Today’s featured project highlights those individuals who signed the document. Primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, the document announced the independence of the thirteen colonies from the rule of the British Empire. Check out this project to view the profiles of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence! If you want to help add information and… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted June 24, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment

Today we highlighted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer, the first Hispanic justice. In addition to that, we thought it’d be interesting to highlight the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court project.  Established by the U.S. Constitution, the court convened for the first time in 1790. The U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States. Each associate justice is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. There are currently 27 profiles… Read the full story

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Featured Project: The War of 1812

Posted June 17, 2011 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Tomorrow, June 18, marks the anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812. Just 29 years after the American Revolutionary War, the United States declared war on the British Empire in reaction to the Empire’s economic blockade of France and the forceful induction of American sailors into the British Royal Navy. Do you have any ancestors who fought in the War of 1812? Add them to this project and see how you can connect… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Salem Witch Trials

Posted June 3, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment

Do you have an ancestor who was involved in the Salem witch trials? This week we highlight the Salem Witch Trials: Colonial America in 1692 project. The goal of this project is to discover our ancestors involved in the notorious “Salem Witch Trials,” validate their family trees and our own connections to them, and create quality, genealogically valid mini biographies for the Profiles. If you’re interested in helping out, join the project’s collaborators! Perhaps you may… Read the full story

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Featured Project: U.S. Civil War Notables

Posted May 27, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment

On Monday, May 30, the U.S. will celebrate Memorial Day, which honors the men and women who have lost their lives while in military service to the United States. Originally conceived to remember the fallen Union and Confederate soldiers of the U.S. Civil War, after World War I, the observance was extended to include all American soldiers who have died in the service of the country. Today, we highlight the U.S. Civil War Notables and… Read the full story