Introducing a Faster Way to Research Your Ancestry

Posted May 14, 2013 by Amanda | Comments Off

Recently, we added SuperSearch™ to Geni to enhance your family research experience. Today we’re excited to tell you about an even faster way to research your genealogy on Geni – we’ve added a “Research this person” link to the Matches module on your relatives’ Geni profiles!

“Research this person” link on a profile (click to zoom)

Clicking on this convenient link will automatically take you to MyHeritage’s SuperSearch™ results for that profile. There’s no need to type in information about your relative to start your search; Research this person takes the information on the profile, including the full name, gender, birth date, and death date, and automatically searches for matching records from MyHeritage’s collection of 4 billion historical records and millions of newspaper articles. This link provides a simple and easy way for you to discover more about the lives of your family members.

MyHeritage SuperSearch™ results (click to zoom)

The “Research this person” link is especially useful in cases we do not find a Record Match for someone. Remember, just because there are no Record Matches doesn’t mean there are no records for that person. Our matching technologies are incredibly accurate because we only show you matches that we are highly confident belong to that individual. When no Record Matches are found, it means that we were unable to locate records that meet our confidence threshold. In order to maximize your results, we recommend you make it a habit to use the “Research this person” link on every profile on Geni that you want to learn more about. In the example above for Margaret Mitchell, we see there is 1 Record Match and 17 Smart Matches™. When we click on the “Research this person” link, we discover that there are many more results matching her name, birth and death dates! 

A summary view of the SuperSearch™ results is free, as is drilling-down and viewing full records from certain free data collections such as Find-A-Grave or the 1940 Federal U.S. census. A MyHeritage Data subscription is required to view other historical records in full. With instant access to SuperSearch™ as well as Record Matches and Smart Matches™, you will find your Data subscription more valuable than ever. Fast and automatic, researching your ancestry has never been easier. With more and more historical records being added to the tree everyday, Geni’s World Family Tree is quickly becoming an even better reference family tree for the whole world.

Keep an eye out for more enhancements soon to make your genealogy research on Geni a valuable and productive experience for all.

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Amanda is the Social Media Coordinator at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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