Today’s Release: Introducing Record Matches
One of the most important aspects of genealogical research is accessing record collections to find hints and facts about your ancestors and family members. And one of the challenges of the research is that these record collections exist in many places around the world, both on and off the web.
As part of our efforts to create the best platform for genealogists to work together to build a single world family tree, we are proud to announce our first partnerships to make it easier for Geni users to find records about the relatives on your family tree. Our initial partners are Archives.com and GenealogyBank. Archives.com provides more than 1.5 billion records and GenealogyBank is the largest archive of historical newspaper articles geared towards family history research. If you already subscribe to either of these services, you can start using them immediately from your Geni profiles. If you’re not a subscriber, both services offer free trials, and affordable monthly or yearly payment options.
When you visit any profile page, we will highlight record matches on either provider if they exist:
When you click on the Record Matches button, you will be directed to a page that allows you to see more details about the records, and click through to visit our partners and view records about your relatives and ancestors.
We will continue to add more partners in the future in an attempt to make research easier for Geni users.
Master Profiles in Search
One other note on today’s release: Master profiles will now appear at the top of search results when a search is conducted. This will make it easier for users to find the best and most popular profiles on Geni.
In this example, when searching for the surname “Costner” on Geni, you’ll notice that actor Kevin Costner’s master profile appears at the top of the results.