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

Posted May 23, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

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
Gustav Edward Ambrose   MyHeritage

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

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

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SuperSearch™ with Geni

Posted May 13, 2013 by Amanda | Comments Off

We’re excited to announce our latest enhancement to your family research experience on Geni – MyHeritage’s SuperSearch™! SuperSearch™ will bring you even greater access to billions of historical records to enrich your genealogy. SuperSearch™ is a family history search engine that lets you search billions of historical records and millions of newspaper articles. With over 4 billion records including birth, marriage, death, burial, census, military, immigration, yearbooks, plus scans of the original documents, SuperSearch™ will… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – William D. Washburn

Posted May 7, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
William D. Washburn

William Drew Washburn was an American politician and founded the Pillsbury-Washburn Milling Company, which later became the Pillsbury Company. He served in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He was born on January 14, 1831 in Livermore, Maine to Israel Washburn and Martha Benjamin. He made a large fortune from his business ventures in lumber and flour milling, and by the 1880s he was among the wealthiest men in… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for May 6, 2013

Posted May 6, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Preserving your photos for future generations of genealogists ( – Tips on preserving your old family photos Woman traces long-lost ring to Boston relative (The Suffolk Times) – A woman finds a long lost family heirloom while gardening Is Juliana Margulies My Cousin? (Freud’s Butcher blog) – A family history research may have a possible connection to The Good Wife star Amanuensis Monday: One Girl’s… Read the full story

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NGS 2013: Geni is Heading to Las Vegas!

Posted May 2, 2013 by Amanda | 3 Comments

In just one week, Geni will be at the National Genealogical Society 2013 Family History Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada! Between May 8 – 11, genealogists from around the country will meet in Sin City for a fun-filled genealogy adventure.  The conference is a great opportunity for genealogists and those interested in family history to meet and share ideas on how to advance family research. Will you be at NGS? We love meeting Geni users… Read the full story