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Profile of the Day: Ellen DeGeneres

Posted January 26, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
Ellen DeGeneres

On January 26, 1958, comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana. DeGeneres is beloved by children as the voice of Dory in the Pixar film Finding Nemo. She has won thirteen Emmy awards and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts. Ellen DeGeneres is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Ellen DeGeneres’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Virginia Woolf

Posted January 25, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Virginia Woolf

On January 25, 1882, English author Virginia Woolf was born. She is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in modernist literature and one of the greatest innovators of the English language. Her most famous novels include Mrs. Dalloway, The Lighthouse and Orlando. Virginia Woolf is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Virginia Woolf’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Meryl Streep

Posted January 24, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Meryl Streep

Early this morning, the 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced. Breaking her previous record, actress Meryl Streep received her 17th Oscar nomination with her nod for Best Actress, thus making her the most-nominated actor in history. Streep is nominated for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the UK, in the film The Iron Lady. Meryl Streep is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Edvard Munch

Posted January 23, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Edvard Munch

On January 23, 1944, Norwegian painter Edvard Munch died at the age of 80. An important pioneer of the Expressionist movement, Munch is perhaps best known for his painting, The Scream, which acquired an iconic status in popular culture during the late twentieth century. Edvard Munch is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Edvard Munch’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Etta James

Posted January 20, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Etta James

Today we remember blues singer Etta James, who passed away early this morning at the age of 73. The “At Last” singer died from complications from leukemia. James powerhouse voice is regarded by many as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. She’s won six Grammy Awards and in 1993, she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. James’s music has inspired a wide variety of musicians… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Cary Grant

Posted January 19, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Cary Grant

Yesterday marked the 108th anniversary of Cary Grant‘s birth. Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach in Bristol, England in 1904. Before gaining fame as one of Hollywood’s classic leading men, Grant joined a circus troupe and performed as a stilt walker, acrobat, juggler and mime. Today, he is remembered as one of the greatest stars of all time. What’s your favorite Cary Grant film? Cary Grant is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Janis Joplin

Posted January 18, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Janis Joplin

On January 19, 1943, American singer and songwriter Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas. Known for her powerful and original voice, Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Some of her greatest hits include, “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Mercedes Benz” and “Try (Just a Little Bit Harder).” Sadly, Joplin’s life was cut short after succumbing to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Muhammad Ali

Posted January 17, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Muhammad Ali

On January 17, 1942, boxing champion Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1960, Ali won an Olympic gold medal in boxing and he would go on to become the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion. In his retirement, he has devoted much of his time to philanthropy and despite his diagnosis with Parkinson’s, he remains active as a public figure for many charitable organizations. Muhammad Ali is connected to over 60… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted January 16, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, January 16, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the U.S. Observed on the third Monday of January each year, the holiday honors iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. King was the leading activist for nonviolent protest against racial discrimination during the United States Civil Rights Movement. His leadership was fundamental to the movement’s success and inspired others to continue his work for many years to come. In 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Mark Wahlberg

Posted January 13, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Mark Wahlberg

Today we highlight actor Mark Wahlberg, whose new movie Contraband opens today in the U.S. Wahlberg transformed his career from rapper to an Academy Award nominated actor. Did you know that Wahlberg is the youngest of nine children? Mark Wahlberg is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Mark Wahlberg’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Jack London

Posted January 12, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Jack London

On January 12, 1876, American journalist and author Jack London was born in San Francisco, California. London is best remembered for his novels, Call of the Wild and White Fang, which are both set in the Klondike Gold Rush. He was one of the first fiction writers to gain worldwide celebrity and fortune from his works of fiction alone. Jack London is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Alexander Hamilton

Posted January 11, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Alexander Hamilton

On January 11, 1757, economist Alexander Hamilton was born. Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. In 1776, Hamilton signed the Declaration of Independence. He also co-wrote the Federalist Papers, a series of articles promoting the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Alexander Hamilton is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Alexander Hamilton’s Geni Profile… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Grigori Rasputin

Posted January 10, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
Grigori Rasputin

On January 10, 1869, mystic Grigori Rasputin was born. Rasputin held the prominent role of adviser to the Romanov family in Russia. He soon became a controversial figure due to his dissolute lifestyle and dominance over the royal family. In 1916, Rasputin was killed by a group of nobles who believed his influence over the Romanov family was a great threat to the empire.   View Grigori Rasputin’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Hedy Lamarr

Posted January 9, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Hedy Lamarr

Today we highlight Austrian-American actress Hedy Lamarr. A celebrated star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Lamarr is best remembered as the star of Cecil B. DeMille‘s epic Samson and Delilah. It is perhaps less well known that this glamorous actress co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hoping, which forms the basis for wireless communication today. In 1941, Lamarr and composer George Antheil received a patent for a Secret Communication System. Their invention would eventually lead… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Nigella Lawson

Posted January 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Nigella Lawson

On January 6, 1960, food writer and television personality Nigella Lawson was born. Lawson is best known for her best-selling cookbooks and various cooking programs and specials on television. Nigella Lawson is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Nigella Lawson’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Sonny Bono

Posted January 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Sonny Bono

Today we remember Sonny Bono, who died January 5, 1998 in a tragic skiing accident. Bono is best remembered for his singing career alongside his then wife Cher. He wrote and produced some of their greatest hits, including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” Bono entered politics in the late 1980′s when he successfully ran for mayor of Palm Springs, California. In 1994, Bono was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jacob Grimm

Posted January 4, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Jacob Grimm

On January 4, 1785, jurist and writer Jacob Grimm was born. Along with his brother Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm embarked on a project to compile a written collection of oral folktales. This important collection was later published as the Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which included such classics as “Hansel and Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Snow White.” What’s your favorite Grimm fairy tale? Jacob Grimm is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Lucretia Mott

Posted January 3, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Lucretia Mott

On January 3, 1793, Lucretia Mott, an early proponent of the women’s rights movement, was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She was an ardent anti-slavery activist and participated in several public lectures in support of the anti-slavery movement. In 1848, Mott and fellow abolitionist Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention of its kind to be held in the United States. Lucretia Mott is connected to over 60 million profiles… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Rudyard Kipling

Posted December 30, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Rudyard Kipling

On December 30, 1865, English poet and author Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India. Kipling was an innovative story teller and best remembered for his adventure novel The Jungle Book and his poems, Gunga Din and If. In 1907, Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Rudyard Kipling is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Rudyard Kipling’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Jon Voight

Posted December 29, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Jon Voight

On December 29, 1938 actor Jon Voight was born. Voight rose to fame in the late 1960s with his role in Midnight Cowboy and found continued success in the films Deliverance and The Champ, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Did you know he is also the father of actress Angelina Jolie? Jon Voight is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?  … Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Woodrow Wilson

Posted December 28, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Woodrow Wilson

On December 28, 1856, Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia. He was the 28th President of the United States who led the country through World War I. Wilson helped shape the Treaty of Versailles, which marked the end of the war. Wilson also helped create the League of Nations, an international governmental organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace. In 1919, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Price for his peace-making efforts… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Charles Darwin

Posted December 27, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Charles Darwin

On December 27, 1831, Charles Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle, beginning a five-year survey expedition of the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  His discoveries during his voyage led him to form the basis of his theories in evolution. In 1859, he published On the Origin of Species, his groundbreaking piece of scientific literature which laid out his theories of evolution through natural selection. Charles Darwin is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Charles Dickens

Posted December 22, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Charles Dickens

In 1843, English novelist Charles Dickens published one of his best known novels, A Christmas Carol. To this day, the novel has never been out of print and has been adapted into films, the stage and other media. The story follows the transformation of the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge after the spiritual visits of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. It is said that Dickens’ novel redefined the spirit and importance of Christmas… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: James Stewart

Posted December 21, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
James Stewart

In 1946, actor James Stewart starred in the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. Although it was considered a box office flop when it was first released, today the film is a staple of Christmas television around the world. It has since been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made. James Stewart is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Judas Maccabeus

Posted December 20, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Judas Maccabeus

Sunset this evening marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Today we highlight Judas Maccabeus, who lead the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire. The festival of Hanukkah was instituted to commemorate Maccabee’s victory and the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Judas Maccabee is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Judas Maccabeus’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Rosemary Clooney

Posted December 19, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Rosemary Clooney

In 1954, Rosemary Clooney starred alongside Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen in the holiday classic film, White Christmas. The musical has become a holiday staple and according to the Guinness Book of World Records, its most notable song, “White Christmas,” is the best-selling single of all time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold worldwide. Did you know that Rosemary Clooney is Academy Award winning actor George Clooney‘s aunt? Rosemary Clooney is connected to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Philip K. Dick

Posted December 16, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Philip K. Dick

On December 16, 1928, science fiction writer Philip K. Dick was born. Dick was the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series, which is dedicated to preserving America’s literary heritage by publishing the authoritative editions of America’s best and most significant writing. Many of his stories have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report. Philip K. Dick is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: James Madison

Posted December 15, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
James Madison, Fourth President of the United States of America

Today, December 15, is Bill of Rights Day in the U.S. On this day in 1791, the United States Bill of Rights was ratified, and thus becoming one of the most important and influential documents in history and remains a vital symbol of freedom and liberty. Today we highlight its key author, James Madison, who first introduced the Bill of Rights to Congress in 1789. Today, Madison is remembered as the “Father of the Constitution” for his pivotal role… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Nostradamus

Posted December 14, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Nostradamus

On December 14, 1503, French astrologer Nostradamus was born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. Nostradamus believed he could predict the future and documented his predictions in his book, The Prophecies, which has become famous worldwide. To this day, many people believe the prophecies in his book predict major world events that have or will come true. Do you believe in Nostradamus’s prophecies? Check out Nostradamus’s family tree on Geni! View Nostradamus’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Elizabeth Taylor

Posted December 13, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Elizabeth Taylor

Today, the jewelry collection of legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor will go up for auction at Christie’s auction house in New York. The collection consists of 269 pieces of jewelry, including a 33.19-carat, emerald cut diamond ring Richard Burton once gifted her. The sale is estimated to fetch over $30 million and the proceeds will go towards The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which she established in 1991 to assist those living with HIV and AIDS. Elizabeth Taylor is connected to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Sir Edmund Hillary

Posted December 12, 2011 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Sir Edmund Hillary

Yesterday, December 11, was International Mountain Day. It was designated by the United Nations as a day to create awareness of the role mountains play to life and highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. In honor of International Mountain Day, today we highlight explorer and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary. On May 29, 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Newt Gingrich

Posted December 9, 2011 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Newt Gingrich

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich‘s sudden surge in the polls has gained lots of press coverage recently. As the Republican primaries draw near, all eyes are set on tomorrow night’s presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Gingrich will duke it out against fellow GOP candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related? View Newt… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Mary, Queen of Scots

Posted December 8, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Mary, Queen of Scots

On December 8, 1542, Mary, Queen of Scots was born. Mary was the only legitimate child of King James V of Scots. When she was just six days old, her father died and thus, she ascended to the throne. Queen Elizabeth I saw Mary as a threat to her crown and had her imprisoned for nearly twenty years. She was later tried and executed for treason for her involvement in a plot to assassinate Queen… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Noam Chomsky

Posted December 7, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Noam Chomsky

On December 7, 1928, linguist Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Considered the “father of modern linguistics,” Chomsky’s work has influenced a wide range of fields, including computer science, mathematics and psychology.   View Noam Chomsky’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Ashton Kutcher

Posted December 6, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Ashton Kutcher

The star-studded movie New Year’s Eve opens this Friday. Today we highlight one of the many celebrities in the film, Ashton Kutcher. Last night the Two and a Half Men star and the rest of the film’s all-star cast walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere. Did you know Ashton Kutcher has a twin? His fraternal twin brother, Michael, suffers from cerebral palsy and is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Posted December 5, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

On December 5, 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the age of 35. Considered one of the most influential composers of the Classical era, Mozart composed over 600 pieces and remains one of the most popular classical composers today. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Princess Alice of Battenberg

Posted December 2, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Princess Alice of Battenberg

Tomorrow, December 3, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Promoted by the U.N. since 1992, it’s an international day of observance to promote awareness and understanding of disability issues. In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, today we highlight Princess Alice of Battenberg, who was the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She was congenitally deaf but could speak and lip-read in three different languages. She devoted most of the remaining years of… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Rosa Parks

Posted December 1, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Rosa Parks

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama to a white passenger. The incident resulted in her arrest and sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her act of defiance became an important symbol of the U.S. Civil Rights movement and made Parks an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.   View Rosa Parks’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Mark Twain

Posted November 30, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Mark Twain

Today marks American author and humorist Mark Twain‘s 176th birthday! Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835 in Missouri. He is best remembered for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with the latter often referred to as “the Great American Novel.” Mark Twain is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related? View Mark Twain’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Natalie Wood

Posted November 29, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Natalie Wood

Today we remember actress Natalie Wood, who died on November 29, 1981 at the age of 43. She first began working in film as a young child, playing one of her most memorable roles at the age of 9 in Miracle on 34th Street. She continued to have a successful career as an adult, including roles in Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department recently announced that the investigation into her… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Claude Levi-Strauss

Posted November 28, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Claude Lévi-Strauss

On November 28, 1908, French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss was born. He has been called the “father of modern anthropology” and argued that the “savage” mind had the same structures as the “civilized” mind and that human characteristics are the same everywhere. Claude Lévi-Strauss is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: William Bradford

Posted November 23, 2011 by Amanda | 3 Comments
William Bradford

This Thursday, the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving. One of the most significant figures of this national holiday is William Bradford, an English leader of the settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts who served as its governor for over 30 years. In November 1621 after the Pilgrim’s first successful harvest, Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited the colony’s Native American allies to join. The celebration is remembered today as the first Thanksgiving. William Bradford is… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Massasoit

Posted November 22, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment
Massasoit

This Thursday, the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving. When the Pilgrims first settled at Plymouth, the settlers suffered through a brutal winter. Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe, forged an alliance with the Pilgrims and helped prevent the failure of the Plymouth Colony. To celebrate the  Pilgrim’s first successful harvest, the settlers held a celebratory feast and invited their Native American allies to join, including Massasoit. Today, the celebration is remembered as the first Thanksgiving. View… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Voltaire

Posted November 21, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Voltaire

On November 21, 1694, French Enlightenment writer Voltaire was born. He remembered for his advocacy of civil liberties and social reform. His witty essays, poems and historical works were a great influence on the thinkers of both the American and French Revolutions. Voltaire is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related? View Voltaire’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Colin Powell

Posted November 18, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Colin Powell

Colin Powell, an American statesman and retired-four-star general of the U.S. Army, was the first African American to serve as the U.S. Secretary of State. He was also the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colin Powell is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related? View Colin Powell’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Posted November 17, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Arnold Schwarzenegger

On November 17, 2003, Austrian-born actor and former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as the 38th governor of California. Dubbed “The Governator,” Schwarzenegger served as governor until 2011. Arnold Schwarzenegger is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Chief Sitting Bull

Posted November 16, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Chief Sitting Bull

Chief Sitting Bull Chief Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux chief and holy man. Through his leadership, he united his people in resistance to the U.S. government’s expansion into their lands and way of life. Today, he is remembered as one of the greatest Native American leaders, a brave warrior and symbol of Native American resistance movements.   View Chief Sitting Bull’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Georgia O’Keeffe

Posted November 15, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Georgia O'Keeffe

On November 15, 1887, American artist Georgia O’Keeffe was born. Considered one of the foremost painters of the 20th century, O’Keeffe carved out a significant place for women painters in the art community that had been exclusive and still dominated by men. Before her death in 1986, O’Keeffe had become on of America’s most celebrated cultural icons. Georgia O’Keeffe is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Prince Charles

Posted November 14, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment
Charles, Prince of Wales

On November 14, 1948, Charles, Prince of Wales, was born in Buckingham Palace. He is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and heir apparent to the throne. Today he celebrates his 63rd birthday. Prince Charles is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related? View Prince Charles’s Geni Profile

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Profile of the Day: Morgan Freeman

Posted November 11, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment
Morgan Freeman

It was recently announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that five-time Oscar nominated actor Morgan Freeman will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 69th annual Golden Globes ceremony. Freeman is to be honored for the contributions he has made to the world of entertainment. Check out his family tree on Geni! View Morgan Freeman’s Geni Profile