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Profile of the Day: Roger Ebert

Posted April 5, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Roger Ebert

Today we remember legendary film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. The first film critic to ever with a Pulitzer Prize, Ebert gained national fame with his trademark “thumbs-up and thumbs-down” film reviews on his long-running syndicated televisions series At the Movies with his partner-in-crime, the late Gene Siskel. Just days before his passing, it was announced that Ebert’s cancer had returned. He left a final blog post titled, “Leave… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Anthony Perkins

Posted April 4, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On April 4, 1932, actor Anthony Perkins was born in New York City. The son of film actor Osgood Perkins and Janet Esslestyn, Perkins is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger John Howland, his 7th great grandfather. He is best remembered for playing Norman Bates in the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho. Have you caught the newest television re-imagining of Hitchock’s Psycho with British actor Freddie Highmore in Perkins’ iconic role of Norman Bates? Anthony Perkins is connected to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Buffalo Bill

Posted April 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today is the anniversary of the first successful Pony Express run. On April 3, 1860, the very first Pony Express mail delivery service ran from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California by horseback, using a series of relay stations. During its short lifespan, the Pony Express was the West’s most direct means of east-west communication. Perhaps the most notable rider was Buffalo Bill, whose adventures as a young Pony Express rider have come to epitomizes… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Hans Christian Andersen

Posted April 2, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
Hans Christian Andersen

On April 2, 1805, beloved fairytales author Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark. During his lifetime, Andersen won critical appraise worldwide for his innovated stories, which often presented lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity.  Each year, his birthday is celebrated as International Children’s Book Day around the world. What’s your favorite childhood story? Hans Christian Andersen’s family tree on Geni is still very small. Perhaps you can help expand… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Lucille Ball

Posted April 1, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy April Fools’ Day! What better way to celebrate this funny day than with the family tree of iconic sitcom star Lucille Ball. Ball’s Lucy Ricardo could always be counted on to come up with some crazy plan to get what she wanted. While her antics always ended up causing trouble for her and everyone around her, no one could help but love Lucy. Lucille Ball is connected to over 68 million people on Geni’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Cy Young

Posted March 29, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On March 29, 1867, baseball player Cy Young was born in Gilmore, Ohio. During his 22-year career in baseball, Young pitched for five different teams. He established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. In 1937, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Are you a baseball fan? Check out Cy Young’s family tree and see how you’re related!     View Cy Young’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Virginia Woolf

Posted March 28, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember writer Virginia Woolf, who passed away on March 28, 1941. She was born into a privileged English household in 1882. Considered one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century, Woolf was a central figure in London literary society. Her most famous works include Mrs. Dalloway and Orlando. Although she was a remarkably gifted writer, Woolf battled bouts of deep depression. In 1941, she took her own life at the age of 59. Virginia… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Marie Under

Posted March 27, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Marie Under

On March 27, 1883, Estonian poet Marie Under was born in Tallinn, Estonia. Considered one of the greatest Estonian poets of the 20th century, Under was nominated by the Estonian PEN club several times as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for literature. The daughter of a schoolteacher, Under learned to read at the age of 4 and began writing poems at the age of 14. In 1944, during the U.S.S.R.’s occupation of Estonia, Under… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Walt Whitman

Posted March 26, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember poet Walt Whitman, who passed away on March 26, 1892 at the age of 72. One of the most influential poets in the American canon, Whitman was often called the “father of free verse.” Whitman worked various jobs throughout his life, including a career as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk and he was even a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Walt Whitman is connected to over 68 million… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Sarah Jessica Parker

Posted March 25, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On March 25, 1965, actress Sarah Jessica Parker was born in Nelsonville, Ohio. When featured on the first season of Who Do You Think You Are?, Parker discovered a family connection to the California Gold Rush. Her fourth great grandfather, John S. Hodge, headed off to California in 1850 in search of gold. Sarah Jessica Parker is connected to over 68 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Sarah… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Patrick Henry

Posted March 22, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
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On March 23, 1775 one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America Patrick Henry made his best known speech in the House of Burgesses in Richmond, Virginia during the American Revolutionary War. Henry argued in favor of mobilization for military action against the encroaching British military force when the House was undecided whether to mobilize or not. He ended his speech with the famous words: “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” Patrick… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Charles Lindbergh

Posted March 21, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
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On March 21, 1928 aviator Charles Lindbergh was presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight. At the age of 25, Lindbergh flew solo non-stop from New York City to Paris, France from May 20-21, 1927. His non-stop flight instantaneously gained him world fame and won him the Orteig Prize. Check out Charles Lindbergh’s family tree and help connect him to over 68 million people on Geni!     View Charles Lindbergh’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Isaac Newton

Posted March 20, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
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On March 20, 1727, English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton died at the age of 84. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. Newton’s book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation. He built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a theory of colour based on the observation that a prism decomposes white light into… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Manuel II of Portugal

Posted March 19, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Manuel II of Portugal

On March 19, 1889, Manuel II of Portugal was born. The last King of Portugal, Manuel II ascended to the throne after the assassination of his father, King Carlos I of Portugal, and his older brother, Luis Felipe, Prince Royal of Portugal. His reign ended with the dissolution of the monarchy in the 1910 revolution, and he thusly lived the remainder of his life in exile. Manuel II of Portugal is connected to over 68… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Grover Cleveland

Posted March 18, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Grover Cleveland

On March 18, 1837, Grover Cleveland was born in Caldwell, New Jersey. Did you know Cleveland is the only person to serve two non-consecutive Presidential terms? He was both the 22nd and the 24th President of the United States. Grover Cleveland is connected to over 68 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Grover Cleveland’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Andrew Jackson

Posted March 15, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Andrew Jackson

On March 15, 1767, Andrew Jackson was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina. The 7th President of the United States, Jackson earned the nickname “Old Hickory” because of his toughness and agressive personality. As president, Jackson was known for his support of individual liberty and the creation of the Democratic Party. Although dubbed the “people’s president,” historians have criticize his support of slavery and his role in the forceful removal of Native Americans from their lands…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Victor Emmanuel II

Posted March 14, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On March 14, 1820, Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy, was born in Torino, Italy. King of Sardinia from 1849 to 1861, he became the first king of a united Italy since the 6th century and held the title until his death in 1878. The people gave him the epithet Padre della Patria, “Father of the Fatherland.” Victor Emmanuel II is connected to over 68 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jane Delano

Posted March 13, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
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On March 13, 1862 Jane Delano, founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Service was born in Montour Falls, New York. She is a descendant of one of the first settlers to America, Philippe de la Noye (Delano) and 11th cousin with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Jane was a leading pioneer of the modern nursing profession and almost single-handedly created American Red Cross Nursing when she united the work of the American Nurse Association, the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Liza Minnelli

Posted March 12, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Liza Minnelli

Happy birthday Liza Minnelli! Today, the iconic singer and actress turns 67. She was born in 1946 in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of legendary actress Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli, Liza was destined for stardom. The multi-award winning performer will soon be seen reprising her role as Lucille Austero in the highly anticipated return of Arrested Development. Liza Minnelli is connected to over 68 million people on Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Frederick IX of Denmark

Posted March 11, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On March 11, 1899, Frederick IX of Denmark was born. A highly popular monarch, Frederick IX reigned as the King of Denmark from 1947 to his death in 1972. During World War II, he encouraged Danish resistance against the Germans. Frederick IX and his wife Ingrid had three daughters and no sons. In 1953, the Act of Succession was passed, which allowed a female to inherit the throne if there were no male heirs. Upon… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Hannah Van Buren

Posted March 8, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On March 8, 1783, Hannah Van Buren, wife of the 8th United States President, Martin Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, New York. Did you know Hannah and Martin were first cousins once removed through his mother, Maria Van Buren? The couple had also been childhood sweethearts. Although she passed away in 1819, well before Martin Van Buren became President, she is still recognized as one of the American First Ladies. Hannah Van Buren is… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Stanley Kubrick

Posted March 7, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On March 7, 1999, director Stanley Kubrick died at the age of 70. Regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Kubrick was noted for his unique cinematography, hypnotic music scores and controversial themes. His perfectionism and mastery of cinema was often recognized with multiple awards and critical acclaim throughout his long and distinguished career. Check out Stanley Kubrick’s family tree and help connect him to over 68 million people on Geni!  … Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ayn Rand

Posted March 6, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember author Ayn Rand, who passed away on March 6, 1982 at the age of 77. Rand was born and educated in Russia and moved to the United States in 1926 where she worked as a screenwriter. Known for the best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Rand also developed a philosophical system called Objectivism. Ayn Rand is not yet connected to the World Family Tree. Perhaps you can help expand her tree and… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Patsy Cline

Posted March 5, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of country music artist Patsy Cline. On this day in 1963, Cline died at the age of 30 in a plane crash. She is remembered as one of the most influential and acclaimed female vocalist of the 20th century. Ten years after her death, Cline became the first female solo artist to be inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Patsy Cline is connected to over 68… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Henry the Navigator

Posted March 4, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On March 4, 1394, Henry the Navigator was born in Porto, Portugal. An important figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and the Age of Discovery, Henry was responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents. Henry the Navigator is connected to over 68 million people on Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Henry the Navigator’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Frederic Chopin

Posted March 1, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Frederic Chopin

On March 1, 1810, Frédéric Chopin was born. Although, like many cases in genealogy, conflicting records bring the date of his birth into question. His parish baptismal record gives his birthday as February 22, 1810, however, the date March 1 was stated by the composer and his family as his birthday. Regardless, today we remember the renowned child prodigy pianist and composer, whose music was highly influential. Many of his pieces remain popular today. Frédéric Chopin… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Linus Pauling

Posted February 28, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Linus Pauling

On February 28, 1901, chemist Linus Pauling was born in Portland, Oregon. Considered one of the most influential chemists in history, Pauling is often recognized as one of the founders of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Pauling is the only person in history to have received two unshared Nobel Prizes. In 1954, he was first awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In 1962, Pauling received his second Nobel Prize for peace for his work to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: John Steinbeck

Posted February 27, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 27, 1902, American writer John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. Widely known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s work often examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. In 1962, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. John Steinbeck is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Victor Hugo

Posted February 26, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 26, 1802, French poet and novelist Victor Hugo was born in Besançon, France. He is remembered as one of the most significant figures of French Romanticism. Did you know the most recent film adaptation of his novel, Les Misérables, won three Academy Awards on Sunday, including a win for Anne Hathaway for her portrayal of Fantine? Victor Hugo is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jennifer Lawrence

Posted February 25, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Congratulations to Jennifer Lawrence for winning her first Academy Award! At just 22, Lawrence received her first Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. She took a little stumble on her way to the podium, but still managed to charm the crowed with her heartfelt acceptance speech. Jennifer Lawrence is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Jennifer Lawrence’s Geni Profile  … Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Seth MacFarlane

Posted February 22, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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This Sunday, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will bring his off-color humor to the stage as host of the 85th Academy Awards. Did you know MacFarlane is also an Oscar nominee? He earned his first nomination for Best Original Song. Will you be watching the Academy Awards this weekend? Seth MacFarlane is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Seth MacFarlane’s Geni Profile   Image credit: Gage Skidmore

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Profile of the Day: Karl Marx

Posted February 21, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 21, 1848, Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto. Written with the assistance of Friedrich Engels, it’s ideas were a significant force throughout the 20th century. By 1950, nearly half the world’s population lived under Marxist governments. Today, the Manifesto is considered one of the most influential political publications in history. Karl Marx is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Karl Marx’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ansel Adams

Posted February 20, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 20, 1902, American photographer Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco, California. Best known for his iconic black and white landscape photographs of the American West, Adams used his work to promote conservation of the American wilderness. His family came from New England, after having migrated from northern Ireland in the early 18th century. His grandfather founded a successful lumber business, which his father later inherited. Adams would later condemn the industry for… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Nicolaus Copernicus

Posted February 19, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 19, 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland. Copernicus’s revolutionary concept of a heliocentric solar system, which identified the sun as the center of the solar system, significantly changed scientific thinking. His theories laid the basis for the coming of the Scientific Revolution. Nicolaus Copernicus is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Nicolaus Copernicus’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Susan B. Anthony

Posted February 15, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 15, 1820, civil rights leader Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts. An instrumental figure of the 19th century women’s suffrage movement, Anthony helped draft the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution, which finally gave women the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Susan B. Anthony’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Geoffrey Chaucer

Posted February 14, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
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Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this day, we’re highlighting Geoffrey Chaucer‘s Geni profile. Dubbed the “Father of English literature,” Chaucer is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. It was during Chaucer’s time that Valentine’s Day first became associated with romantic love. His poem, Parlement of Foules, made one of the first references to the idea that Valentine’s Day was a special day for lovers. Geoffrey Chaucer is connected to over… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Taylor Swift

Posted February 13, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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This morning the nominations for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced. Taylor Swift nabbed the most nods for a female artist, tying Miranda Lambert with 5 nominations. Will she score her third consecutive ACM win for Entertainer of the Year? Swift recently won a Grammy for her Hunger Games tune “Safe & Sound.”  Taylor Swift is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Taylor Swift’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Abraham Lincoln

Posted February 12, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on February 12, 1809 in a one bedroom log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Remembered as one of the greatest presidents of the United States, Lincoln successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. Abraham Lincoln is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Abraham… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Burt Reynolds

Posted February 11, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 11, 1936, actor Burt Reynolds was born in Lansing, Michigan. Although he had been a regular face on television for a number of years, it wasn’t until his breakout performance in Deliverance in 1972 that Reynolds became a star. In 1998, Reynolds earned an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Boogie Nights. Burt Reynolds is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?    … Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jules Verne

Posted February 8, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 8, 1828, science fiction author Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. Often referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction,” Verne’s writings depicted technologies that were far advanced for the day and would later become commonplace in everyday life. Did you know Verne is the second most translated author of all time? Jules Verne is not yet connected to the World Family Tree. Perhaps you can help connect him to over 67… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Posted February 7, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 7, 1867, acclaimed author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in a log cabin outside of Pepin, Wisconsin. Her life in the “Big Woods” of Wisconsin formed the basis of her popular “Little House” series. Based on her childhood in a pioneer family, Wilder’s “Little House” books have been continually in print since the initial publication of Little House in the Big Woods in 1932. Laura Ingalls Wilder is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Aaron Burr

Posted February 6, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 6, 1756, Aaron Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey. Burr served as the third Vice President of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson. He is probably best remembered for killing his political rival Alexander Hamilton during a duel in 1804. Charges against Burr were eventually dropped, however, Burr’s political career ended with Hamilton’s death. Aaron Burr is connected to over 67 million people on Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: John Harbaugh

Posted February 5, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Did you watch the Super Bowl on Sunday? The showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers was one of the most watched programs in television history. The game was a bit of a family affair as well, with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh facing off against his younger brother Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the 49ers. John ultimately defeated his brother, with the Ravens winning 34 – 31. John Harbaugh is connected to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Richard III

Posted February 4, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
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It was announced today that archaeologists have identified the skeletal remains found in Leicester as Richard III of England. The king had died during the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. After extracting DNA from the bone samples, the archaeological team was able to compare it with the DNA of a Canadian family who are direct descendants of Anne of York, Richard III’s eldest sister. Richard III of England is connected to over 67 million people in… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Langston Hughes

Posted February 1, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On February 1, 1902, American poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes was one of the earliest innovators of jazz poetry and a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Raised mainly by his maternal grandmother, Mary Patterson, Hughes often credited her for instilling in him a lasting sense of racial pride. Langston Hughes is connected to over 67 million people on Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Langston… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Justin Timberlake

Posted January 31, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday, Justin Timberlake! Today the versatile artist turns 32. It was announced yesterday that Timberlake would be performing at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. A couple of weeks ago, he released his first song, “Suit & Tie,” from his new album. It’s been over six years since he first took a break from music to pursue his acting career. Are you excited to see JT heading back to his musical roots? Justin Timberlake is… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Anton Hansen Tammsaare

Posted January 30, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today marks the 135th birthday of Estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare. Born on January 30, 1878 in Albu, Estonia, Tammsaare came from a poor farming background and became one of the most important figures in Estonian literature. His most famous publication, Truth and Justice, a pentalogy chronicling the evolution of Estonian society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is considered to be one of the major works of Estonian literature. Today, many refer… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Robert Frost

Posted January 29, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment
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Today we remember poet Robert Frost, who passed away January 29, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts. Frost frequently depicted New England rural life in his work, using the early twentieth century setting to examine complex and philosophical themes. Considered one of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored with four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Robert Frost is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ludvig Holberg

Posted January 28, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On January 28, 1754, writer and playwright Ludvig Holberg died at the age of 69. Best remembered for his comedic and satirical poetry, Holberg is considered the founder of modern Norwegian and Danish literature. He also played an important role as a historian and philosophical essayist. His works about natural and common law were widely read by many Danish law students for over two hundred years. Ludvig Holberg is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Tom Jobim

Posted January 25, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
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On January 25, 1927, Brazilian musician Tom Jobim was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Considered one of the most important songwriters of the 20th century, many of the most famous jazz singers, such as Ella Fitzgerald, prominently featured Jobim’s songs on their albums. Today he is remembered as the primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style of music. Tom Jobim is connected to over 67 million people in Geni’s World Family… Read the full story

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