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Your Stories: Making New Discoveries in the World Family Tree

Posted June 7, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Chad A. Woodburn

Chad Woodburn is descended from a long line of pioneers. From his nine ancestors who were on the Mayflower to his father, who came to California in a covered wagon, it’s no wonder Chad became interested in his family history at a young age. Chad Woodburn His interest was first peeked upon reading handwritten family genealogy tables that went back a few hundred years. As a child, he would listen to his parents and grandparents… Read the full story

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World Family Tree: 70 Million Profiles and Counting

Posted June 7, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Our goal at Geni has always been to create the world’s largest, most comprehensive world family tree. Through the collaboration of millions of genealogists, we’ve seen tremendous growth in our World Family Tree, with millions of profiles added and merged in the past year. We’re thrilled to announce that Geni’s World Family Tree now has over 70,000,000 profiles connected! In the last few months, we’ve brought some amazing features to Geni to help make your research… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

Posted June 4, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich was a British statesman ho succeeded his grandfather, Edward Montagu, 3rd Earl of Sandwich, as the Earl of Sandwich in 1729, at the age of ten. He was Postmaster General, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for the Northern Department. He is best known for the claim that he was the inventor of the sandwich. John Montagu was born on November 13, 1718 to Edward Montagu,… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 3, 2013

Posted June 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some interesting genealogy articles from around the web! The Genealogy Sphere Gen Y: The Top Lessons Learned From Genealogy (The Huffington Post) – Joshua Taylor discusses today’s Mellennials as they discover their roots From Appearance to Identity: How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America (Pacific Standard Magazine) – A fascinating look at race and the U.S. census The bankrupt (The Legal Genealogist blog) – Judy G. Russell explains the history of bankruptcy… Read the full story

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Geni Will Be at Jamboree 2013!

Posted May 30, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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We’re excited to attend the 44th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree next week! From June 7 – 9, genealogists and family history enthusiasts will gather at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel for one of the funnest genealogy events of the year. And with the conference so close to home, you can expect several folks from the Geni office to stop by throughout the weekend.  We’ll be there along side MyHeritage, with a huge space… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Gen. George Smith Patton, Jr.

Posted May 28, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Gen. George Smith Patton, Jr.

General George Smith Patton, Jr. was best known for his command in the European Theater of World War II of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army. He had participated in the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and was instrumental in designing the Model 1913 Cavalry Saber referred to as the “Patton Saber”. In between World War I and World War II, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored… Read the full story

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Memorial Day: Free access to U.S. military records

Posted May 23, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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This Monday, May 27, the U.S. will celebrate Memorial Day in remembrance of the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. In honor of the holiday, MyHeritage is providing free access to their most popular collections of U.S. military records. Journey back in time to some of the most important conflicts in world history that not only impacted families in the U.S., but millions of families worldwide. From now… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor

Posted May 21, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor

Known as the father of photojournalism, Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor was the first full-time editor of National Geographic Magazine having served from 1899-1954. He is credited with having built the magazine into the publication that it is today. Grosvenor was also president of  the National Geographic Society  from 1920-1954 and made it into one of the world’s largest and best known science and learning organizations through its magazine of ambitious natural and cultural explorations around the world…. Read the full story

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Monday Recap for May 20, 2013

Posted May 20, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some interesting genealogy related articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere New Area Means New Rules – Sometimes (Genealogy Tip of the Day) – Great tip when you’re researching your migrating ancestors Sarah Polley explores her uprooted, twisted family tree (LA Times) – Actor-director Sarah Polley talks about her newest documentary about her family Skeleton of teenage girl confirms cannibalism at Jamestown colony (The Washington Post) – Archaeological discover shows evidence of… Read the full story

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More Amazing Discoveries Made Through Record Matches and Smart Matches™

Posted May 17, 2013 by Amanda | Comments Off
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We love hearing how valuable Geni users are finding their new Record Matches and Smart Matches™. Recently, we shared how Record Matches and Smart Matches™ have led to exciting new discoveries for many users. We’re happy to share even more amazing stories from users who have made great breakthroughs in their family tree. Check them out below: Jennifer Lynn Young: “So far Smart Matches have led me to 17 collateral ancestors (siblings of ancestors in my… Read the full story