New Feature: Documents

Posted February 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of the most important aspects of genealogy is documenting your research through sources and citations. Today we’ve taking an important step towards adding sources to Geni by adding support for documents.

Documents are a great way to add census records, ship manifests, birth certificates, and more to your relative’s profiles. Just like photos and videos, you can add date and location information and tag documents to add them to related profiles.

Supported file formats include PDF, or any image format, such as .jpg, .tiff, .gif, etc., with full support for multiple page documents.

Because documents are often associated with historical (public) profiles, documents are publicly viewable by default. If you upload a document for a close relative, you can make it private so that only your family can view it.

We realize that many of you have previously uploaded documents as photos, so we’ve added a way to convert these to documents. Just select the photos you want to convert in your photo organizer and use the make document button. Keep in mind that there is no way to convert a document back to a photo, so make sure you select the right image!

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