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Celebrating Father’s Day

Posted June 13, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
President John F. Kennedy and his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr.

This Sunday, the U.S. and many other parts of the world will celebrate Father’s Day. Observed on the third Sunday of June every year, Father’s Day is the perfect summer celebration for outdoor festivities and family gatherings in honor of our father’s, grandfather’s and paternal figures in our lives. Did you know Father’s Day was well celebrated long before it was officially recognized as a national holiday in 1972? The day was founded in Spokane,… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – John Maynard Keynes

Posted June 11, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes was a British economist and is widely considered to be one of the founders of modern macroeconomics and the most influential economist of the 20th century. His ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics. According to Keynesian economics, state intervention was necessary to moderate “boom and bust” cycles of economic activity. Criticisms of Keynes’s ideas had begun to gain significant acceptance by the early 1970s as… Read the full story

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Jamboree 2013 Recap

Posted June 10, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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This weekend we had the pleasure of attending the 44th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California. It was a blast meeting Geni users and seeing familiar faces, old friends and first timers. This year we had a much larger space as part of the MyHeritage family with a lovely day-in-the-park theme and green “grass” to complete the look. We even had new Geni banners to show off! Below is a picture of Mark Olsen,… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for June 10, 2013

Posted June 10, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Did everyone have a great weekend? Check out some interesting articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Lost Love Letter Turns Up After Nearly 70 Years (ABC News) – A 70 year old love letter finally reaches its destination Mystery Letter Reunites Couple After 63 Years Apart (Yahoo! Shine) – A couple reunited after six decades Mirfield star Patrick Stewart delves into family history (Dewsbury Reporter) – Actor Patrick Stewart was recently featured on… Read the full story

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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