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Profile of the Day: Martin Luther

Posted February 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000830497857 On this day in 1546, Martin Luther died. Is he in your tree?

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Profile of the Day: Thomas Jefferson

Posted February 17, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Jefferson/6000000003849466047 On this day in 1801, Thomas Jefferson is elected the 3rd US President.

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King Tut: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted February 16, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Nebkheperre-Tutankhamun-Pharaoh-of-Egypt/6000000000112649355 On this day in 1923 Archaeologists open the tomb of King Tut. Are you related to the Pharaoh? 

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Profile of the Day: Bruce Jenner

Posted February 12, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Bruce-Jenner/6000000000782076029 Tonight is the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Opening Ceremony on NBC. In honor of the Olympics, Bruce Jenner is the Profile of the Day.

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Joanne Woodward: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted February 9, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002965606180 On this day in 1960, the Hollywood Walk of Fame was completed and Joanne Woodward became the first performer to receive her star. Are you related to her? What about her husband, Paul Newman? Joanne is today's highlighted profile

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Profile of the Day: Mary I, Queen of Scots

Posted February 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

On this day in 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded : http://www.geni.com/people/Mary-I-Queen-of-Scots/6000000003234018546

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Profile of the Day: Frederick Douglass

Posted February 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Frederick-Augustus-Washington-Bailey-Douglass/328239457930001157 Profile of the Day goes to writer and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. Are you related?

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Profile of the Day: Woodrow Wilson

Posted February 3, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Woodrow-Wilson-28th-President-of-the-United-States-of-America/6000000002138844534 On this day in 1924, President Woodrow Wilson dies. He was the 28th President of the United States. Are you related?

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Profile of the Day: Berry Gordy, Jr.

Posted February 2, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Berry Gordy, Jr. http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3930096438320040565

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Andie MacDowell: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted February 2, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles – Andie MacDowell: http://www.geni.com/people/Rosalie-MacDowell/6000000006592182188

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Profile of the Day: Diana Ross

Posted February 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Profile of the Day: Diana Ross http://www.geni.com/people/Diana-Ross/3930111310110051609

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Senator Scott Brown: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted February 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Guess who is cousins with President Barak Obama? That's right, Scott Brown: http://www.geni.com/people/Scott-Brown/6000000007550185496

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Profile of the Day: George Washington Carver

Posted February 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/George-Washington-Carver/6000000004550009055 February is Black History Month in the United States. In honor of Black History month, we would like to highlight the scientist and inventor from Missouri named George Washington Carver.

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Profile of the Day: King George III

Posted January 29, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/George-Hanover/4087009435080073228 On this day in 1820, King George III died. Are you related to the king of Great Britain and Ireland?

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Profile of the Day: Nicolas Sarkozy

Posted January 28, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Nicolas-Sarkozy-Mallah/6000000006667041002 On this day in 1955, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was born. He shares his birthday with another famous French person, Colette, the French novelist (who was born in 1873). Are you related to either? 

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Profile of the Day: Gandhi

Posted January 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Mohandas-Karamchand-Gandhi/6000000003922874202 Yesterday was Republic Day in India. When we think of India most of us remember a man who played a very important part of the Indian independence movement, Gandhi.

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Profile of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Posted January 25, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Anne-Boleyn/6000000006367901079 On this day in ~1533 King Henry the VIII marries Anne Boleyn. Are you a fan of the Tudors on Showtime? Anne Boleyn is today's highlighted profile.

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Profile of the Day: Queen Victoria

Posted January 22, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Profile of the Day: Jimmy Carter

Posted January 21, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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Robert Frost: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 20, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Profile of the Day: Ronald Reagan

Posted January 20, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Profile of the Day: Edgar Allan Poe

Posted January 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Captain James Cook: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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Lauren Bacall: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Humphrey Bogart: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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Profile of the Day: Eliza Dushku

Posted January 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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Profile of the Day: Kiefer Sutherland

Posted January 14, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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Profile of the Day: Clay Aiken

Posted January 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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John Steinbeck: One of Todays’ Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 12, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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Profile of the Day: Betsy Ross

Posted January 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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.      

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Profile of the Day: Mark Twain

Posted January 9, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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Elvis Presley: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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? 

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Catherine De’ Medici: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Anderson Cooper: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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John Adams: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted January 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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?

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Profile of the Day: Isaac Newton

Posted January 4, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

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

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Jenna Bush: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 29, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Jenna-Hagar/6000000000140743438 Barbara's twin, Jenna Bush, is the other highlighted Profile.

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Barbara Bush: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 29, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Profile of the Day: Al Gore

Posted December 25, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Profile of the Day: Calvin Coolidge

Posted December 24, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Profile of the Day: Marcel Proust

Posted December 23, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Today’s Highlighted Profile: Elvis Presley

Posted December 20, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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President Abraham Lincoln: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 18, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Hugh Grant: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 17, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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!

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Roy Disney: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 17, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000006903121709 Yesterday, Roy Disney passed away. Today, his is one of our highlighted profiles.

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Warren Buffett: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 15, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Archbishop Makarios III, President of Cyprus: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 14, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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.

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Profile of the Day: Wallis Duchess of Windsor

Posted December 14, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

http://www.geni.com/people/Wallis-Duchess-of-Windsor/6000000000701830018 The Profile of the Day is Wallis Duchess of Windsor.

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Steven Tyler: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 11, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

Any Aerosmith fans out there? http://www.geni.com/people/Steven-Tyler/6000000002963373995

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Matt Damon: One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles

Posted December 11, 2009 by Geni | No Comment

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).