Today’s Release: Male Maiden Names
The “Nicknames” field is now located on the Basics tab and has been renamed to “Also Known As.” ”Maiden Name” has been renamed to “Birth Name.” Lastly, male profiles will now have the ability to be listed with a “Birth Name” just as female profiles can.
These changes are minor, but they will provide a better experience for both data input and profile viewing. It’s also important to note that this is just the first step we’re taking in improving name input and display.
We believe this will benefit all of our users by allowing them more flexibility in the naming of their relatives. Birth names are very important as far as genealogical research goes, so this relatively small change will have a large benefit for Geni users.
We take your questions and comments very seriously. Users are always welcome to provide feedback or as questions in our discussions and help section. Our users are incredibly important to us.
- The maiden name field is now called “Birth Surname” and is available on all profiles regardless of gender.
- The Media tab of public profiles with no media attached were previously displaying blank tabs. They now display a message to add media, if no media is included.