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Quality Time With the Family

Posted August 2, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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How do you usually spend quality time with your family? If you were the Steinlauf family, you would probably all go out for a nice bike ride…on the same bike. In 1939, Charles Steinlauf invented the “Goofybike,” a two-story bicycle contraption to carry the entire family. Here’s a photo of Charles pedaling up top to help guide the bike, while his son pedals down below. His wife sits below him with the fully operational sewing… Read the full story

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IAJGS 2013 – Come Meet Geni Curators in Boston

Posted August 1, 2013 by Geni | No Comment
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Six Geni Curators from around the world – Adam Brown, Randy Schoenberg, Pam Karp, Kevin Hanit, Malka Mysels and Hatte Blejer – will fly to Boston this weekend to represent Geni at the 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Located at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel, the conference will run from Sunday, August 4th through Friday, August 9th. The Curators will staff the official Geni exhibit all week as well as a table sponsored by… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 29, 2013

Posted July 29, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Have a great weekend? Start the new week off right with some interesting genealogy articles! The Genealogy Sphere Social Media Help Track Property Lost in Holocaust (New York Times) – MyHeritage helps connect heirs with properties lost during World War II Thousands Buried Beneath Philly Playground (NBC Philadelphia) – Archaeologists discover evidence of a 19th century burial site beneath a local playground Mistakes Researchers Make Looking for Death Records (The In-Depth Genealogist) – Good advice… Read the full story

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Introducing Value Indicators for Matches

Posted July 24, 2013 by Amanda | Comments Off
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Great news – we’ve just made Record Matches and Smart Matches™ smarter with new Value Indicators. This enhancement is designed to make your matches more useful and save you time. You’ll recall that Record Matching automatically finds matching historical records for your family tree from MyHeritage’s growing collection of billions of newspapers, birth, death, census and other records. Smart Matching™ automatically finds matches for your family tree in MyHeritage family trees so you can discover new… Read the full story

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Remembering Marvin Caulk

Posted July 23, 2013 by Amanda | 8 Comments

It is with a heavy heart to report that we have lost an important member of the Geni community. On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Geni Curator Marvin Caulk passed away after a long battle with cancer. In January 2011, Marvin joined the ranks of Geni’s dedicated group of volunteers to help Curate the World Family Tree, a daunting task and one that Marvin embraced wholeheartedly as one of Geni’s ever-watchful eyes, guardians and mentors. He… Read the full story

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It’s A Boy! The Royal Baby Has Arrived

Posted July 22, 2013 by Amanda | 5 Comments
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Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Today William and Kate welcomed their first child – a healthy baby boy! Kate went into labor earlier today and was taken to St. Mary’s hospital, the same hospital where William and his brother Prince Harry were born. The birth announcement stated the future monarch was born at 4:24pm local time and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. While his name has not yet been released, here… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 22, 2013

Posted July 22, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Here are some interesting articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Three Keys to Involving the Younger Generations in Genealogy (The Huffington Post) – Great tips on getting younger generations involved in your family history research 6 generations of same family living in Ontario (CBC News Toronto) – Amazing photo of six generations of the same family living in Ontario Photographer’s Facemash Project Reveals Uncanny Genetic Resemblances – (Mashable) – Great photos showing the… Read the full story

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Interviewing Your Relatives

Posted July 16, 2013 by Hiromimarie | 2 Comments

Are you starting your family tree on Geni, but you don’t know a lot about your family history? Whether your goal is to simply create a small tree, or find a way to connect to the World Family Tree, one of the best things to do is to interview your relatives. Your relatives can share their knowledge of your family history with you and help you build your family tree. Plan some time to meet… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 15, 2013

Posted July 15, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Check out some interesting articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere A White Father: Direct Evidence (Reclaiming Kin blog) – An incredible find in African-American genealogy research Tips for Researching Performers and Showmen (a3genealogy.com) – Did you have a relative who was a traveling performer? Check out some tips on how to research your on-the-move ancestors. Breakthrough DNA study links B.C. woman and 5,500 year old “grandmother” (The Vancouver Sun) – DNA tests have… Read the full story

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5 Interesting Facts About the Medal of Honor

Posted July 12, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Did you know that 151 years ago today, the Medal of Honor was created? As the highest military honor in the United States, the Medal of Honor awards individuals for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Since its creation in 1862 during the Civil War, the Medal of Honor has been awarded to more than 3,400 men and one woman. Here are some interesting facts about the Medal of Honor:… Read the full story