Profile of the Day
http://www.geni.com/people/Queen-Victoria-of-the-United-Kingdom/6000000005968378023 On this day in 1901, Queen Victoria dies, ending the longest British reign (63 years). Her Majesty is our Profile of the Day.
http://www.geni.com/people/President-Jimmy-Carter/6000000001962458192 On this day in 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardons all of those hippie folk and draft dodgers who evaded getting sent to "Nam" during the Vietnam War. He is our Profile of the Day. Do you like peanuts?
http://www.geni.com/people/Robert-Frost/6000000002918326563 On this day in 1961 JFK was inaugurated into office as the 35th President of the United States. During his inauguration, American poet, Robert Frost recited one of his poems entitled, "The Gift Outright". Robert Frost is one of today's highlighted profiles.
http://www.geni.com/people/Ronald-Reagan/6000000002810416646 On this day in 1981, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. We remember this day because it was just minutes later that the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis ended and the hostages were released. Our Profile of the Day goes to Ronald Reagan for being at the right place at the right time.
http://www.geni.com/people/Edgar-Poe/6000000002479113044 On this day in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe is born. He is the Profile of the Day.
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001646208494 On this day in 1778, Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, making him the first recorded European to do so. Are you related to him?
http://www.geni.com/people/Betty-Joan-Perske-aka-Lauren-Bacall/6000000001735522661 One of Bogie's wives is still an icon. Are you related to Betty Joan Perske? You might know her better by her stage name, Lauren Bacall.
http://www.geni.com/people/Humphrey-DeForest-Bogart/6000000001727303301 Last night was the Annual Golden Globe Awards, and it got us thinking about some of the Hollywood greats from yesteryear. One of Today's Highlighted Profiles is Humphrey Bogart. How are you related to him?
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002447397918 Fox pulled the plug on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Tonight is the second-to-last episode. Are you related to Echo, a.k.a. Eliza Dushku?
http://www.geni.com/people/Kiefer-Sutherland/6000000004294405750 His name is Jack Bauer and you're going to have to trust me: Kiefer Sutherland returns tonight to the season premiere of 24. Are you related to him?
http://www.geni.com/http://www.geni.com/people/Clay-Aiken/6000000002447388950 American Idol premiered last night. Are you related to AI alum Clay Aiken?
http://www.geni.com/people/John-Ernst-Steinbeck/6000000002814086158 Today's highlighted Profile was a California native, writer and winner of both Pulitzer and Nobel (of Lit.) Prizes. His best known works are The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. Are you related to John Steinbeck?
http://www.geni.com/people/Elizabeth-Betsy-Ross-Griscom/6000000001843571024 She was asked by George Washington et al to make (what some believe to be) the first U.S. flag, during the Revolutionary War. Her name is Betsy Ross and she is our Profile of the Day.
http://www.geni.com/people/Samuel-Clemens-aka-Mark-Twain/6000000003031869511 The Profile of the Day is American writer Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens. His most popular novels were Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Are you related to him?
http://www.geni.com/people/Elvis-Presley/6000000003104470825 We highlighted him on December 20th, but today is Elvis Presley's birthday and we thought we should highlight him again. Are you related to The King?
http://www.geni.com/people/Catherine-Medici/6000000001063166988 On January 5, 1589 Catherine De' Medici was born. She is also one of today's highlighted Profiles.
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000007242073127 One of today's highlighted Profiles is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and an anchor on CNN. His name is Anderson Cooper.
http://www.geni.com/people/John-2nd-Adams/6000000003218403218 On this day in 1789, George Washington and John Adams became the first U.S. President and Vice President after winning the first U.S. presidential election. Today, John Adams is our highlighted profile. Perhaps you might be related to him?
On this day in 1643, Isaac Newton was born. He is our Profile of the day: http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Isaac-Newton/6000000007219268295 Here is his profile in the Borg tree: http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002097315419
http://www.geni.com/people/Jenna-Hagar/6000000000140743438 Barbara's twin, Jenna Bush, is the other highlighted Profile.
http://www.geni.com/people/Barbara-Pierce-Bush/6000000000517595488 On December 29, 1845 Texas became the 28th state of the United States. In honor of that day, fellow Texan Barbara Bush is one of today's highlighted Profile.
http://www.geni.com/people/Albert-Arnold-Gore/6000000003626809721 Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States, is our Profile of the day.
http://www.geni.com/people/President-Calvin-Coolidge/6000000002530536418 On this day in 1923, President Calvin Coolidge lights the first national Christmas tree at the White House. He was the 30th President of the Untied States and is our Profile of the Day.
http://www.geni.com/people/Marcel-Proust/5327778888470121672 On this day in 1912 Marcel Proust, French writer, had one of his pieces rejected by a French Magazine. It was an excerpt from Remembrance of Things Past. Today he is our highlighted Profile.
http://www.geni.com/people/Elvis-Presley/6000000003104470825 On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley received his draft notice for the US Army. He is today's highlighted profile.
http://www.geni.com/people/Abraham-Lincoln-16th-President-of-the-United-States/6000000002686627053 On December 18, 1865 Slavery was abolished in the U.S. by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Today's highlighted profile is President Lincoln.
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000007088976585 Did You Hear About the Morgans? What about Hugh Grant? Well, he is now in the largest tree on Geni!
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000006903121709 Yesterday, Roy Disney passed away. Today, his is one of our highlighted profiles.
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000007121694058 Buffett is currently ranked as the 2nd richest man in the US, with a net worth of $40 billion. He is today's highlighted profile.
http://www.geni.com/people/Archbishop-Makarios-III-President-of-Cyprus/6000000001608286167 One of Today's Highlighted Profiles comes by request from one of users. He was the President of Cyprus- Archbishop Makarios III, President of Cyprus.
http://www.geni.com/people/Wallis-Duchess-of-Windsor/6000000000701830018 The Profile of the Day is Wallis Duchess of Windsor.
Any Aerosmith fans out there? http://www.geni.com/people/Steven-Tyler/6000000002963373995
http://www.geni.com/people/Matt-Damon/6000000007004866701 The film Invictus opens today, starring Matt Damon (as Francois Pienaar) and Morgan Freeman (as Nelson Mandela).
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5031922362950130285 On this day in 1936 Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne–all in the name of love.
http://www.geni.com/people/William-Gable/6000000000844844958 On this day in 1938 filming for Gone with The Wind began. Are you related to Clark Gable?
http://www.geni.com/people/Emily-Dickinson/5551541175480054780 On December 10, 1830 American poet, Emily Dickinson was born. Ms. Dickinson's profile is the Profile of the Day.
http://www.geni.com/people/Prince-Charles-Prince-of-Wales/6000000003075030887 On December 9, 1992 the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was announced. Today's highlighted profile is heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.
http://www.geni.com/people/Benjamin-Franklin/6000000002984800161 Another popular founding father of the United States is Benjamin Franklin: writer, political theorist, scientist, inventor, and diplomat among other things. Might you be related?
http://www.geni.com/people/Alec-Baldwin/6000000001727265552 Today's highlighted profile is Alec Baldwin. He currently appears as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.
The Profile of the Day is Lucille Ball: http://www.geni.com/people/Lucille-Ball/6000000002921047652
http://www.geni.com/people/Brendon-Urie/5037728970990050348 One of our users, Don Otvos, has asked us to highlight Brendon Boyd Urie, singer of the band Panic! at the Disco. Do you have any famous relatives you would like for us to highlight?
One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles is Cleopatra: http://www.geni.com/people/Pharaoh-Cleopatra-VII/6000000001336815278
http://www.geni.com/people/President-James-Madison/4438583119100069835 President James Madison was the fourth President of the United States as well as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He is considered one of the most influential figures of that time.
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4850927350690030004 Charles Dickens, English author of the popular book A Christmas Carol, gave his first US public reading on this day back in 1867. Are you related to him…yet?
http://www.geni.com/people/Eadbald-of-Kent/6000000004533803790 Wikipedia is highlighting Eadbald of Kent today. He was the first Anglo-Saxon king to convert to Christianity from Anglo-Saxon paganism.
http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000006996350665 Yesterday we featured his new wife, Khloe Kardashian. Today we feature our fellow Angeleno, Lamar Odom of the LA Lakers.
http://www.geni.com/people/Brody-Jenner/6000000000782189013 Yesterday we featured his step-sisters. Today we feature Brody Jenner because his show, The Hills, had its season finale last night.
Today’s Highlighted Profiles are the Kardashian sisters. http://www.geni.com/people/Kourtney-Kardashian/6000000000782036644
http://www.geni.com/people/Helen-Charis-Weston/6000000002802989763 Edward Henry Weston's (an American Photographer) widow died on November 20th at the age of 95. Her name was Helen Charis Wilson and she was often used as his subject. Are you related to them?