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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

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Introducing a Faster Way to Research Your Ancestry

Posted May 14, 2013 by Amanda | Comments Off
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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… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Charles Pillsbury

Posted May 14, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Charles Alfred Pillsbury

Charles A. Pillsbury was the founder and namesake of the Pillsbury Company and was a flour industrialist. He was a flour miller in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pillsbury was a Minnesota State Senator from 1877-1897 and held the chairmanship of the Finance Committee of the Senate. Charles Alfred Pillsbury was born on December 3, 1842 in Warner, New Hampshire to George Alfred Pillsbury and Margaret Sprague Carleton. Pillsbury married Mary Ann Stinson who was the daughter of… Read the full story