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Featured Project: 2012 U.S. Federal Election

Posted November 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Today is election day in the United States. Have you been following the debates this election season? Which candidate will you pick, Democratic President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney? Since the beginning of this election season, the 2012 U.S. Federal Election project has kept a close eye on the genealogy of each candidate. Thanks to the project, we can see how this year’s presidential hopefuls are related! With the polls showing both candidates neck… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 5, 2012

Posted November 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy Guy Fawkes Day! Let’s take a look at some interesting genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Give thanks for family stories during holidays (MuskogeePhoenix.com) – Don’t forget to gather family stories during the holidays Youngsters may be interested in ‘cousin’ Justin Bieber (Bangor Daily News) – Fanfare about celebrity connections can help get younger generations excited about genealogy Career Shift: Turn Your Hobby Into a New Job (Forbes) – Great interview… Read the full story

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Tell Us Your Curator Story and Win a Free Geni Pro Subscription!

Posted November 1, 2012 by Amanda | 12 Comments

It’s November, which means it’s that time of year when we traditionally take time to acknowledge all the things we are thankful for – family, friends, those we love and cherish. We wanted to take the time to thank and acknowledge all of the amazing Curators and the tremendous work they all do to help the Geni community. We’re calling November “Curator Appreciation Month.” Have you ever asked a Curator for help with your family tree?… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Cecil B. DeMille

Posted October 30, 2012 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille was an American film director and Academy Award-winning film producer in both silent and sound films. His best-known films are Cleopatra; Samson and Delilah; The Greatest Show on Earth, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture; and The Ten Commandments, which was his last and most successful film. Cecil Blount DeMille was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts on August 12, 1881 to Henry Churchill and Matilda Beatrice de Mille. DeMille, but grew… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for October 29, 2012

Posted October 29, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

Are you ready for Halloween? Check out some fun genealogy articles for some early treats! The Genealogy Sphere 10 Reasons to Join a Genealogy Society (Finding Our Ancestors blog) – The top ten reasons you should join a genealogy society Family Tradition: Did Lizzie Borden’s Ancestor Kill His Mother Too? (History.com) – An interesting article that looks into Lizzie Borden’s ancestor, Thomas Cornell, who was hanged in Rhode Island for the murder of his mother…. Read the full story

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Albert Einstein’s Declaration to Become a U.S. Citizen

Posted October 26, 2012 by Amanda | 4 Comments
Albert Einstein

Do you have ancestors who became naturalized citizens? A great place to hunt for information are in the pages of your ancestor’s naturalization records. Information such as birth date, birth place, physical description, race, residence, relative’s names and birth dates, port of entry and even a picture can be found all in one place. Below is Albert Einstein‘s declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States, submitted January 15, 1936. Read on… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – James Spader

Posted October 23, 2012 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
James Spader

James Spader is an America actor best known for his roles in films such as Pretty in Pink; Less Than Zero; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Crash; Stargate; and Secretary. His best known television roles are in The Practice as Alan Shore and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards, and in The Office as Robert California. He was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts to Stoddard Greenwood “Todd” and Jean (Fraser) Spader, both… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for October 22, 2012

Posted October 22, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Did you have a great genealogy-filled weekend? Take care of those Monday blues with some great genealogy articles below! The Genealogy Sphere Will Humans Eventually All Look Like Brazilians? (Livescience.com) – Evolutionary biologists say humans will eventually homogenize and approach the appearance of mixed-race Brazilians New England’s Famous Witch-Hanging Judge (Radio Boston) – New England Historic Genealogy Society’s Jeremy Sewall talks about his ancestor, Judge Samuel Sewall, who presided over the Salem witch trials Study… Read the full story

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New video depicts human migration across generations

Posted October 18, 2012 by Geni | No Comment
New video depicts human migration across generations

Throughout history, people have been on the move. Now we can actually “see” our ancestors cross the ocean blue to North America or make the long voyage to Australia. A new video created by Whitehead Institute in collaboration with the genealogical website Geni.com shows the births of millions people, from the Middle Ages through the early 20th Century, as single dots on a black background. As time advances, those births define the coastlines and countries… Read the full story

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Old Photos Find Their Way Home

Posted October 17, 2012 by Geni | No Comment

Geni user Paul Hart recently shared a wonderful story with the Geni community. For years, he has been in possession of old photographs belonging to his grandmother’s foster family. After years of searching for the family’s descendants, he finally tracked them down to return these long lost family items. And along the way, he solved a mystery about his own grandmother’s whereabouts. Read the full story below: My grandmother (Fern) went into a foster home… Read the full story

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