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Geni Podcast: Interview with Bee Dalton

Posted August 30, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

In this episode, Grant sits down with Geni Pro member Bee Dalton to discuss how she uses Geni for her family research. We’re very pleased to talk to Bee, and we want to have more users on the podcast. If you’re interested in participating, please email Grant with your contact information.

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Geni’s CEO on GeneaBloggers Radio Tonight at 9pm ET

Posted August 22, 2011 by George | 8 Comments

Tonight (Monday, August 22, 2011), GeneaBloggers Radio will host a special live call-in episode with Geni’s CEO, Noah Tutak.  The episode will air at 9pm ET (1am GMT), with a large portion of the episode dedicated to Q&A with listeners. According to GeneaBloggers Radio, “we’ll be discussing some of the recent changes to how Geni works for both their free (Basic) users and their paid (Pro) users as well as the reaction to such changes…. Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Getting to Know Thomas MacEntee

Posted August 11, 2011 by Geni | No Comment
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[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: How did you get started with Genealogy? I got started back in the early 1990s when my mother handed me a copy of a printed genealogy one of my ancestors had created in 1916. George W. Putman was my 6th cousin 5 times removed and he published The Genealogy of David Putman and His Descendants, 1645-1916 (view digital version online here). Only… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Genealogy Research Logs

Posted August 5, 2011 by Geni | No Comment
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[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes:   What is a genealogy research log? A research log is used to track your genealogy research findings whether they are online or in person at an archive or a library. Most genealogists need some system of tracking the information and evidence they locate in order to determine whether or not that data proves a relationship or a theory. Very often, as… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Genealogy & Family Reunions

Posted July 25, 2011 by Geni | No Comment
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[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] What is a family reunion and how can I get started organizing one for my family? Family reunions are as unique as families themselves and they come in all shapes, sizes and formats. For most families, a family reunion is held on an annual basis, and during the summer here in the United States, where family members get together to share a meal and… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Interview with Dick Eastman

Posted July 22, 2011 by Geni | 2 Comments
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[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Geni Podcast: Interview with Dick Eastman by Geni, Inc. In this episode, Geni.com sits down with Dick Eastman of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter to discuss his background in genealogy, blogging, and how his newsletter has changed over the past 15 years.

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Geni Podcast: Cluster and Collateral Searches

Posted July 12, 2011 by Geni | 3 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] In this episode, Thomas and Grant dicuss collateral and cluster searches in regards to genealogy. Learn how you can gain information about your ancestors by learning more about history.

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Geni Podcast: Securing Your Genealogy

Posted June 23, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Geni Podcast: Securing Your Genealogy by Geni, Inc. In this episode, Thomas MacEntee and Grant Brunner discuss making sure that your genealogy is secure. We don’t want to lose any of our hard work, so listen to some of these great tips about security. Show Notes: How should I preserve original documents and photos for future generations? Preserving documents and photos is getting more… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Interview with Noah Tutak and Charles Edmonds

Posted June 14, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: In this episode, Grant sits down with two members of the Geni team: Noah Tutak and Charles Edmonds. Noah, the CEO of Geni, Inc. lets us in on how he got introduced to Geni, and some of his favorite features. Charles, the Customer Service Manager, lets users know how to go about getting help and information. This episode is jam-packed with information,… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: AncestorSync

Posted June 10, 2011 by Geni | 6 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: In this episode, Grant sits down with Dovy and Earl of Real-Time Collaboration to discuss their brand new product: AncestorSync. If you’re interested in learning about how to sync your data between your desktop client and Geni.com, listen on. These folks have a lot to offer in this episode. You’ll learn a lot.

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Geni Podcast: Helping Others with Genealogy

Posted June 3, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Why should I help others with their genealogy? For me the question is more “why not help others with their genealogy?” Most of us had some sort of mentor or person who welcomed us into the world of genealogy whether it was a relative, a librarian, or a staff member at a Family History Center. I can’t say why it seems that… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: The Problem with GEDCOM

Posted May 27, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Transferring Your Genealogy Database Data Many of us use genealogy database programs such as Legacy Family Tree, RootsMagic or Family Tree Maker to track our genealogy research and data. These programs often require and installation on your computer and a proprietary data file format is used. However, there are methods you can use to transfer data between these programs.  Why would you… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Memory Keeping

Posted May 10, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Memory Keeping As genealogists or family historians, we tend to be the “keeper” of the information and data, we do the research, we write up our finds.  Very often we want to share this information with family members and this is a natural extension of what we do as researchers. However there are some ways in which you can share family history… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: How Do I Find and Use Records?

Posted May 4, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes Genealogy Records Where can I go to find records for my genealogy research? First, start with online databases and repositories to see if you can get access to copies of vital records (birth, marriage and death certificates) or other records. This is the easiest and most economical way to access records. In most cases, these online sites allow you to not only… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Digitizing your Photos and Records

Posted April 27, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Podcast Topics: • Why is it important to Digitize Photos and Scanning Document? • What tools are good for processing those scanned images? • Sharing them online with Geni. • Tagging, descriptions, etc. Find out more about A.C. Ivory.

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Geni Podcast: Starting Genealogy the Right Way

Posted April 22, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Today, we sit down with A.C. Ivory of Find My Ancesor to talk about doing genealogy the right way. Topics: • Getting people excited about genealogy • Why should we care about genealogy? • What benefits are there for my parents, siblings, children? • Tools for transcribing family history (Dictation, OCR, video, audio) Products we discussed: • Dragon Dictation Don’t forget that you can… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Engaging with the Genealogy Community

Posted April 21, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Interacting with the Genealogy Community How I get started with genealogy blogging? First, you need to realize that there are really two entry points to the world of genealogy blogging. One entry point is using genealogy blogs for research.  This means you are a reader of genealogy blogs and like any resource you access them via Google or other search engines.  Google… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: A User’s Perspective with Don Otvos

Posted April 20, 2011 by Geni | 6 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Today we sit down with Don Otvos to talk about why Geni is so compelling to him. He tells a great story about connecting with long lost relatives, and how Geni helped them collaborate with each other. If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do with Geni, take a moment to listen to what Don has to say. I think you’ll… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Getting Family Involved with Genealogy

Posted April 18, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Why should I involved my family in my genealogy research? While many families enjoy working with each other to discover their ancestry and trace their heritage, very often it takes some convincing to get started on the journey. Here are some reasons why you might want to involve a variety of family members on your research: Family members are good sources of… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Mobile Genealogy

Posted April 14, 2011 by Geni | 3 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] In this episode, we sit down with A.C. Ivory of Find My Ancestor to discuss his expertise: Mobile Genealogy. From iPhones, cameras, and laptops to pencils and notebooks, getting away from your desk can really help you get to the information you’ve been looking to find. A.C. will explain the benefits of non-traditional genealogy. As for the Geni iPhone app, keep an eye out… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Interview with Pierre Clouthier of Progeny Genealogy

Posted April 12, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Today, I sit down with Pierre Clouthier of Progeny Genealogy to discuss the introduction of the Geni Charting Companion for Microsoft Windows for $24.95 USD. As seen earlier on the blog, the Charting Companion gives you many options for visualizing your family tree. If you’re interested in genealogy charts, give this episode a listen.

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Geni Podcast: Interview with Matt Johnston of Tpstry

Posted April 11, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Today, we sit down with Matt Johnston of Tpstry.com to discuss the integration of Geni into the Tpstry service using our API. With a few clicks, you can easily import your family tree into Tpstry, and start gathering family history information using the unique question and answer interface. Tpstry is a free service, so head over, register, import your Geni family tree, and start… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Citing Your Sources

Posted April 7, 2011 by Geni | One Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: Collaborative Genealogy What does “citing your sources” mean? When you perform genealogy research, you work with sources such as a database, a book, a newspaper article, or even a website.  These are all sources of information. When you locate information that can substantiate the facts about your family history (a birth date, a death location, etc.), you should cite not only the… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Collaborative Genealogy

Posted March 31, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: What does “collaborative genealogy” mean? For many, the term collaborative genealogy means working with others in order to a) improve one’s own genealogy research results; and b) to contribute to the genealogical community. Collaboration can take many forms including: Attending a meeting of your local genealogical society and talking to other members. Attending a genealogy conference or workshop and meeting other genealogists… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Hiring a Professional Genealogist

Posted March 24, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Show Notes: When and why should you hire a professional genealogist? The answer to this question really depends upon the person doing the hiring and their specific situation related to their research. Has your research taken you to unfamiliar territory? Are you having to deal with a foreign language or a culture with which you are unfamiliar? Are you in a time crunch or… Read the full story

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Geni Podcast: Genealogy Conferences

Posted March 17, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download This Episode] [Subscribe in iTunes] [Subscribe in Your Favorite Podcatcher] Featuring: Thomas MacEntee

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Subscribe to the Geni Podcast in iTunes

Posted March 11, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

We are currently working on getting listed on the iTunes Podcast Directory. In the mean time, you can already load our podcast in iTunes manually. The easiest way is to simply click this link: Subscribe in iTunes. If you prefer, you can subscribe by hand. In iTunes, go to Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast Now, enter this URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/GeniPod Click the OK button, and now you’ll get Geni Podcast episodes automatically in iTunes.

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The Geni Podcast: What’s a Webinar?

Posted March 10, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

[Download this Episode] Hosted by: Grant Brunner Featuring: Thomas MacEntee Show Notes: What is a genealogy webinar? Why are they important to the genealogy community How is a webinar different than attending a genealogy lecture in person? How are webinars helping the genealogy community? How can I locate upcoming genealogy-related webinars? GeneaWebinars (http://www.geneawebinars.com) How to register for a webinar? How do I host my own webinar? Skype (http://www.skype.com) Free programs vs. Fee programs. See Web-Conferencing… Read the full story

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The Geni Podcast: Welcome, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak

Posted February 28, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

Today, we sit down with Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak — a very well known genealogist. We discuss her most recent book as well as some of the interesting things she’s done up to this point. Afterwards, we discuss her thoughts on the start of the second season of Who Do You Think You Are? This episode is a great primer for those new to the genealogy community, so don’t hesitate to jump in. [Download This Episode]… Read the full story