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Featured Project: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted April 29, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to record the history of the most influential musical artists in the world. These artists include individual performers, bands and producers who have made significant impacts in the music industry. This project aims to add the family trees all the members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Geni. Are you interested in the genealogy of some of the greatest musicians in… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Freemasons of America

Posted April 22, 2011 by Amanda | 3 Comments

Yesterday we gave you tips on using fraternal organization records in genealogy. Today we highlight the Freemasons in America project. The Freemasons have played an integral part in the early history of America. Some of the most prominent members of this fraternal organization include U.S. presidents, CEOs and actors.  If you’re interested in learning more about Freemasons in America, check out this project. Perhaps you may want to join the project’s contributers and add more… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Great Aviators

Posted April 15, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Today we feature the Great Aviators project. In this project are some of the most notable aviators in history. There are currently 36 profiles included. Perhaps you may want to add more great aviators to Geni! Here’s a look at a few of the profiles included: Howard Hughes – He was an American aviator, engineer, film producer, philanthropist and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He set multiple world air-speed records and built… Read the full story

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Featured Project: New and Modern Masters

Posted April 8, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

This week we feature the New and Modern Masters project. This project is comprised of the great painters from the mid 19th century to the present. (For great painters from the mid 13th to mid 19th century, check out the Old Masters project). If you’re interested, you may want to join the project’s collaborators and add more notable modern painters to Geni! Here’s a look at a few of the profiles included: Andy Warhol –… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Prominent Scientists: (ii) Medicine & Life Sciences

Posted April 1, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Interested in researching notable scientists in history? Check out this week’s featured project, Prominent Scientists: (ii) Medicine & Life Sciences. This project aims to organize and build the family trees for the scientists who have made major contributions to the fields of medicine and other life sciences. Perhaps you may want to join the project’s collaborators and add more profiles to the project! Are you related to any of the profiles included? Here’s a peek… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Pirates and Privateers

Posted March 25, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Today’s featured project aims to identify and trace the genealogy of Pirates and Privateers on Geni. We’ve all heard tales of dreadful pirates and heroic privateers, but what actually distinguishes a pirate from a privateer? Acts of piracy are categorized as war-like acts committed by private parties that engage in acts of robbery and/or violence at sea. Privateers practice similar methods, however, the most important distinction is that they are authorized by governments to attack… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Nobel Prize Winners

Posted March 18, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

This week’s featured project highlights Nobel Prize Winners on Geni. Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded annually for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. In his will, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel requested that his vast fortune be used to create a series of prizes for those who’s achievements provide the greatest benefit to mankind. As of 2010, there has been a total of 813 individuals who have been awarded the Nobel… Read the full story

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Featured Project: RMS Titanic

Posted March 11, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Today we feature the RMS Titanic project. The goal of this project is to identify the survivors and casualties of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on Geni. On April 10, 1912 the RMS Titanic, the largest passenger ship in the world, set sail on her maiden voyage from Southhampton, England to New York City. Four days into her journey, the ship struck an iceberg and tragically sank to the depths of the ocean the following… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Great Composers of Classical Music

Posted March 4, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

This week we highlight the Great Composers of Classical Music project. This project includes some of the most renowned classical composers whose music has left a significant mark in history. Today, their compositions are performed and enjoyed throughout the world. Here’s a look at a few of the profiles included: Ludwig van Beethoven – He is considered one of the most famous and influential composers of all time. Even after he became completely deaf, Beethoven… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Authors of Great Literature

Posted February 25, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Today we feature the Authors of Great Literature project. From the times of ancient Greece to the 20th century, the works of these authors have withstood the test of time and continue to be read by new generations today. Is your favorite author included? Check out the Authors of Great Literature project and help contribute more great authors to Geni! Here’s a look at a few of the 127 profiles already included in this project:… Read the full story

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Featured Project: U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents

Posted February 18, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

This coming Monday is Presidents Day in the U.S. Also known as Washington’s Birthday, the holiday has evolved overtime to not only honor George Washington‘s birthday (February 22, 1732), but also Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday (February 12, 1809) and the legacies of all U.S. presidents. Today we highlight the U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents project in honor of  the upcoming holiday. In this project you can find the master profiles of all 44 U.S. presidents and their vice… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Food & Beverage People

Posted February 11, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

This week we highlight the Food & Beverage People project, which features individuals who have made significant impacts in the food industry. Their successes have contributed a wide array of food and beverages that we all still enjoy today. There are already 17 profiles included in this project. Perhaps  you’ll want to help add some more people whose creations have satisfied our stomachs! Take a look at a few of the profiles included: Will Kellogg… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Inventors

Posted February 4, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Today we highlight the Inventors Project. The inventors included in this project have each made their mark in the everyday lives people and in history through their discoveries and creations. This project aims to include all inventors on Geni and learn how we are all related to them. Currently there are 44 profiles in the project. Take a peak at a few of the profiles included: Samuel Morse – He was an American contributer to the… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Old Masters

Posted January 28, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

This week we highlight the Old Masters Project. This project is dedicated to all of the great painters from the mid 13th to the mid 19th century. There are currently 48 profiles included in the project. Perhaps you’ll want to contribute by adding more great artists in history to Geni? Here’s a look at some of the profiles included: Jean Fouquet – He is considered one of the best French painters of 15th century. He… Read the full story

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Featured Project: The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Posted January 21, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

The entertainment industry has provided the world with film, television and music for decades. In 1958, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce began honoring those individuals who have made significant contribution to the media with stars on Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Avenue. Since then, over two thousand stars have been placed on the Walk of Fame recognizing individuals, both living and deceased, for their accomplishments. The goal of the Hollywood Walk of Fame project is to make… Read the full story

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Featured Project: The Silent Era

Posted January 14, 2011 by Geni | 3 Comments

Today we feature the Silent Era project, which is dedicated to the people who have made a significant contribution to silent films. These people include actors, directors and writers. Films made between 1894-1929 contained no sound, therefore actors used exaggerated body language and facial expressions to convey emotion. Live music featured at each showing was essential in conveying the atmosphere and giving the audience vital emotional cues.  Here’s a preview of the profiles included: D.W. Griffith –… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Prominent Scientists: (i) Exact Sciences & Natural Sciences

Posted January 7, 2011 by Geni | No Comment
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Featured Project: Prominent Scientists: (i) Exact Sciences & Natural Sciences http://www.geni.com/projects/Prominent-Scientists-i-Exact-Sciences-Natural-Sciences

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Featured Project – Legendary Heroines

Posted December 24, 2010 by Geni | One Comment
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About a week ago, one of our Pro users, Malka Mysels, offered to do a write up for one of the projects she started, hoping to get others just  as excited about joining her project. Start your adventurous genealogical journey by experiencing past worlds. Stroll through the annals of world history to meet the remarkable ancestors upon whose stalwart shoulders we stand today. In this featured project, we will encounter the influence and persuasiveness of… Read the full story

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Featured Project: American Football Players

Posted December 17, 2010 by Geni | One Comment

By now, you should be familiar with the many different types of Projects on Geni. This week we highlight the American Football Players Project. This project focuses on the founders, contributors and players for the NFL and NCAA. Some of those profiles included in this project are: Terry Bradshaw – He is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL, who played 14 seasons. George Calhoun – He was a co-founder… Read the full story

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Featured Project: U.S. Westward Expansion/Wild West

Posted December 10, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Designed to capture contributors and participants in America’s expansion westward, this project features the likes of many popular folks. Here is just a preview of those included: Jesse James – He was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Belle Starr – She was another famous American female outlaw. Bill Doolin – He was an American bandit and… Read the full story

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Featured Project: Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted December 3, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Starting this week, we will feature a Geni Project every Friday. Today’s featured Project was created by user Ric Dickinson.  It is a collection of profiles and information about the Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II. Hi Ric, can you share with us what sparked your interest in these royal lines? My interest in the British royal family was sparked by my grandmother, who was born in England, she remained an Anglophile all her… Read the full story

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