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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
Happy new parents

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 ( – 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

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

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Family Tree Tuesday – Charles G. Dawes

Posted July 9, 2013 by Hiromimarie | 2 Comments
Charles G. Dawes

Charles G. Dawes was the 30th Vice President of the United States from 1925-1929. He was a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925 for his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations. He served in World War I, was the Comptroller of the Currency, the first director of the Bureau of the Budget, and later the Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Charles Gates Dawes was born on August 27, 1865… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for July 8, 2013

Posted July 8, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Hope everyone had a happy Fourth of July! Here are some interesting articles you may have missed. The Genealogy Sphere The taxman cometh (The Legal Genealogist) – Judy G. Russell shares why genealogists should love tx records Finding Genealogy Evidence in the Most Unlikely Place ( – Interesting article on finding genealogy material when you least expect it A complicated family history places black Md. woman in DAR’s ranks (The Washington Post) – The story… Read the full story

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The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Posted July 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

This week commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Lasting from July 1 to July 3, 1863, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Often described as the turning point of the war, Union Maj. General George Gordon Meade successfully defeated attacks by Confederate General Robert E. Lee, thus ending Lee’s invasion of the North. The Battle of Gettysburg After his success at Chancellorsville, Virginia in May 1863,… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Percival Lowell

Posted July 2, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Percival Lowell

Percival Lowell was an author, mathematician, and astronomer. He is known for having fueled speculation that there were canals on Mars. Lowell formed the beginning of the effort that led to the discovery of Pluto fourteen years after his death, the name Pluto and its symbol were partly influenced by his initials “PL.” He graduated from Harvard University in 1876 with distinction in mathematics and at his graduation he gave a speech which was considered… Read the full story