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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

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

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All U.S. Census Records Now Available!

Posted May 1, 2013 by Amanda | Comments Off

When we first introduced Record Matches and Smart Matches™ on Geni, we told you that you could look forward to additional collections of historical records in the future. Today, we’re happy to announce that the entire collection of U.S. Federal Censuses are now available to Geni users through Record Matches. This collection is the nation’s largest and most important set of records and includes a huge searchable index and all scanned images of the original census… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Lydia Field Emmet

Posted April 30, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Lydia Field Emmet

Lydia Field Emmet was best known for her work as a portraitist. Her paintings can be found hanging in the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many other prestigious art galleries. In 1883, at the age of sixteen, she was commissioned to illustrate Henrietta Christian Wright’s children’s book Little Folk in Green. Emmet was an illustrator for Harper’s Bazaar magazine and was commissioned to paint an official portrait of the First Lady, Lou Henry… Read the full story

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Record Matches and Smart Matches™ Lead to Exciting New Discoveries

Posted April 29, 2013 by Amanda | Comments Off

Just last week we launched Record Matches and Smart Matches™ on Geni and already it’s made a huge impact on the quality of the World Family Tree. Many users are finding new and exciting information and relatives that they never knew before. Check out what some Geni users are saying about their latest discoveries: Wendi Newman: “The new matches between Geni and MH are not just Smart, but extremely intelligent and very easy to use. I’m adding… Read the full story