Geni is Joining the MyHeritage Family!
We’re happy to announce some exciting news for our community: Geni is joining the MyHeritage family! Geni will continue as a separate product, focused on collaborative genealogy, but with some great new resources and features we’ll be rolling out to users in the coming months.
Geni launched in 2007 with a big idea: working together with other people is a better way to discover your family history. Over the last five years our amazing community of users has worked together to build the World Family Tree, connecting over 65 million relatives, and to create a rich collection of family history data – and we’re just getting started!
Geni.com CEO, Noah Tutak (L) celebrating with MyHeritage CEO, Gilad Japhet (R)
Here are a few of the great changes we’re making right away:
- No more tree limits – all users can now add unlimited profiles for free! Discovering relationships to historical figures and merging duplicates in your tree are also now free to help you grow your family tree faster.
- We’re increasing privacy – all profiles of your living relatives will now be private.
- Free family tree chart downloads – All users can now download a high quality chart of their family tree to their computer at no charge. These are great for sending to relatives or for printing at home as beautiful tree posters.
- No more ads – by providing an ad-free environment, everyone will have cleaner and friendlier experience on Geni.
Over the coming months, you’ll see more exciting features added to Geni. For example, we will be adding MyHeritage’s Smart Matching technology which will automatically search over 1 billion MyHeritage profiles to help you add new branches to your tree and discover new relatives.
And with MyHeritage’s new Record Matching technology, profiles in your family tree will be automatically compared to over 4 billion historical records, including birth, marriage, death, census and newspapers. It’ll be as if you have your own personal genealogist doing the work for you!
The Geni team raises a toast with Yuval Ben-Galim and Gilad
We admire MyHeritage’s passion for genealogy and their vision to enable people around the world to use the power of the Internet to discover and share their legacy. We truly believe this change will be a great benefit to not only Geni members, but the entire genealogical community.
The Geni Team
For more information, please review the FAQ about this announcement.